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Comfort Food Dinner Recipes

These comfort food dinner recipes will fill your stomach and warm your heart, with dishes including rice, potatoes, sloppy joes, ribs, pot roast, casserole, meat loaf, burgers, pork chops, stew, strata, stuffing, tenderloin, chicken dinners, potpies and more.

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My favorite main dish recipe from Mom, this casserole is considered "birthday food" because we often requested it for our birthdays. Hearty and flavorful, it's a real family-pleaser anytime!
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Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs

Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs

Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs

If you're looking for a change from typical barbecue ribs, you'll enjoy this recipe my mom always prepared on birthdays and special occasions. The tender ribs have a slight sweet-and-sour taste that my family loves. I usually serve them with garlic mashed potatoes and a salad or coleslaw. —Dorothy Voelz, Champaign, Illinois

Peach-Stuffed Pork Chops

Peach-Stuffed Pork Chops

Peach-Stuffed Pork Chops

"The Peach-Stuffed Pork Chops are a delicious change of pace from ordinary fried pork steaks," Dorothy says.

Family Favorite Taco Meat Loaf

Family Favorite Taco Meat Loaf

Family Favorite Taco Meat Loaf

Our children think there are three basic food groups—pizza, tacos and burgers! They like to doctor up slices of this specially seasoned meat loaf with their favorite taco toppings. —Diane Essinger, Findlay, Ohio
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Italian Spaghetti and Meatballs

Italian Spaghetti and Meatballs

Italian Spaghetti and Meatballs

This authentic Italian recipe was given to me by my cousin's wife, who is from Italy. It's so hearty and satisfying, everyone's eyes light up when I tell my family that we're having this for supper! —Etta Winter, Pavillion, New York

Hearty Veggie Chicken Casserole

Hearty Veggie Chicken Casserole

Hearty Veggie Chicken Casserole

I found this recipe in a cookbook we received as a wedding gift and altered it to fit my family’s tastes. Now, I always cook enough extra chicken so we can have this casserole the next day. My husband and daughters rush to the table when they know it’s on the menu. –Janet Applin, Gladstone, Michigan

Deluxe Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Deluxe Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Deluxe Baked Macaroni and Cheese

I've been cooking and baking for many years, but I've only recently begun creating my own recipes. By adding diced ham, tomatoes, several cheeses and a hint of Dijon mustard, I turned this super creamy mac and cheese into the ultimate comfort food. —Kathy Yarosh, Apopka, Florida

Classic Beef Stew

Classic Beef Stew

Classic Beef Stew

Out of all my beef stew meat recipes, this one is my favorite. Here's a good old-fashioned stew with rich beef gravy that lets the flavor of the potatoes and carrots come through. This is the perfect hearty dish for a blustery winter day. —Alberta McKay, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Apricot Glazed Pork Chops

Apricot Glazed Pork Chops

Apricot Glazed Pork Chops

I’ve served these tasty pork chops for birthdays, Easter dinner and for no special reason at all. They’re easy to double or even triple to feed a crowd. —Sondra Warson, Madrid, Iowa

Pizza Parlor Pasta

Pizza Parlor Pasta

Pizza Parlor Pasta

In Nashua, Iowa, Shelley Pimlott offers garlic bread and a tossed green salad alongside this cheesy dish. "It reminds me of a pasta specialty at a popular pizza parlor," she writes.

Mashed Potato Beef Casserole

Mashed Potato Beef Casserole

Mashed Potato Beef Casserole

This recipe came out of my mother's cookbook. The smudges and splatters show that Mom used it extensively to feed our large family. The tarragon really comes through to make a flavorful main dish. Now I prepare this recipe for our four children and six grandchildren. —Helen McGeorge, Abbotsford, British Columbia
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