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Winning Comfort Food Recipes

Looking for winning comfort food recipes? Find contest winning comfort food recipes including home style meals, desserts, appetizers, and more winning comfort food recipes.

Saucy Pork Chops

Saucy Pork Chops

Saucy Pork Chops

I don't always have time to fix the home-cooked meals my family loves, so I've come to rely on my slow cooker a lot. I fix these tangy chops at least once a week—the meat's so tender you can cut it with a fork—and we all love it! —Jennifer Ruberg, Two Harbors, Minnesota

Cheeseburger Paradise Soup

Cheeseburger Paradise Soup

Cheeseburger Paradise Soup

I’ve never met a person who didn’t enjoy this creamy soup, and it’s hearty enough to serve as a main course with your favorite bread or rolls. —Nadina Iadimarco Burton, Ohio

Danish Turkey Dumpling Soup

Danish Turkey Dumpling Soup

Danish Turkey Dumpling Soup

This recipe was handed down from my grandmother, who was a Danish caterer. My 100% Italian husband has come to expect this on a chilly evening as it now only warms the body but warms the heart as well. —Karen Sue Garback-Pristera Albany, New York
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Chicken Soup with Potato Dumplings

Chicken Soup with Potato Dumplings

Chicken Soup with Potato Dumplings

Our family calls this comforting, old-fashioned soup our “Sunday dinner soup” because it’s almost a complete dinner in a bowl. You’ll love the flavor!—Marie McConnell, Shelbyville, Illinois

Golden Seafood Chowder

Golden Seafood Chowder

Golden Seafood Chowder

Flavored with crab, shrimp and cheddar cheese, this chowder is so good that I make it weekly. Sometimes I substitute chicken or ham for the seafood and leave out the juice. Either way, this pretty soup is a winner. —Ami Paton Waconia, Minnesota

Colorful Chicken 'n' Squash Soup

Colorful Chicken 'n' Squash Soup

Colorful Chicken 'n' Squash Soup

When I turned 40, I decided to live a healthier lifestyle, which included cooking healthier for my family. I make this soup every week, and everyone loves it. It’s nutritious, too. —Trina Bigham Fairhaven, Massachusetts

Hearty Beef Vegetable Soup

Hearty Beef Vegetable Soup

Hearty Beef Vegetable Soup

My stew-like soup is loaded with nutritious ingredients, yet it's so easy to prepare. I make homemade bread or breadsticks to serve with it. —Sherman Snowball, Salt Lake City, Utah

Creamy Bacon Mushroom Soup

Creamy Bacon Mushroom Soup

Creamy Bacon Mushroom Soup

I’ve always enjoyed cooking and recently created this rich soup. It’s always a hit. You can also garnish it with chopped green onion tops or shredded Swiss cheese. For a creamier, smoother consistency, try pouring the soup through a strainer. —Nathan Mercer Inman, South Carolina

Fancy Sugar Cookie Bars

Fancy Sugar Cookie Bars

Fancy Sugar Cookie Bars

Looking for a quick and easy way to transform plain old refrigerated cookie dough into something special enough for unexpected guests? Try this treat from Shirley Dehler in Columbus, Wisconsin. "I dress mine up with chocolate chips, coconut and whatever nuts I have on hand for these fancy, mouthwatering bars in just minutes."—Shirley Dehler, Columbus, Wisconsin

Giant Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwich

Giant Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwich

Giant Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwich

I created this treat for my husband, adding light and low-fat products to the cookie dough. It was so fantastic that I fixed it with conventional ingredients for guests. Since it can be made ahead of time and frozen, it cuts stress for busy hostesses. And really, who doesn't love peanut butter? —Joann Belack, Bradenton, Florida

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dessert

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dessert

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dessert

Drizzled with melted chocolate, this frosty family favorite from Carol Marnach in Sioux Falls, South Dakota couldn’t be much easier to prepare. "My husband and three sons love it so much that we even use our grill to make it on camping trips—or during the hot summer months when I don’t like turning on the oven," she says.
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