Comfort foods are staples for anyone wanting a hearty meal and a little taste of home. Try one of these top-rated comforting classics tonight.
This recipe may just replace your old, tried-and-true chicken pot pie recipe. Use refrigerated piecrusts to make this supper
an easy, must-have.
As the name suggests, this is a classic that will be sure to satisfy the whole family. Thyme, garlic powder, poultry seasoning,
and bacon drippings are used to flavor this dish.
It doesn't get much more Southern than a plate of Fried Green Tomatoes. Great on sandwiches, in salads, or plain, Fried Green
Tomatoes is a recipe every Southern cook should master.
This easy pecan pie recipe, Mom's Pecan Pie takes only 10 minutes to prep and tastes absolutely divine!
This dish mixes flavor-packed shrimp, bacon, mushrooms, green onion, and garlic with creamy cheese grits. It’s perfect for
brunch or for dinner. The recipe came from Bill Smith, executive chef at Crook's Corner, the landmark Southern restaurant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Nothing is more comforting than a big bowl of hearty brunswick stew. For extremely tender meat that's easy to shred, try cooking
on low heat for a long time. High heat yields a less tender product.
Perfect your peach cobbler by topping it with a flaky pecan pastry. Serve warm or cold with sweetened whipped cream or vanilla
Saltine cracker crumbs make a simple, salty breading for this classic meat dish. Serve it with our white cream gravy.
You'll spring out of bed for these homemade cinnamon rolls. The sweet Cream Cheese Icing is a perfect finish for the warm,
Freshly-grated Parmesan adds the cheesy flavor to this Classic Chicken Tetrazzini. This recipe is great for making ahead and
A thick and creamy Baked Potato Soup is ideal for cold winter days. Pile on your favorite baked potato toppings: bacon, Cheddar
cheese, and sliced green onions. Try with an easy shrimp-and-pesto baguette.
You can't go wrong with this classic Southern dish to fill you up on chilly nights. We made it even heartier by adding roasted
potatoes to the traditional mix of andouille sausage, Cajun seasonings, and veggies.
Biscuits, fresh berries, and a lavish crown of whipped cream make Classic Strawberry Shortcake irresistible.
No Southern breakfast is complete without flaky, buttery biscuits.
A great dinner-to-lunch meal, meatloaf is even better served cold as sandwiches the next day. Greek and Creole seasonings
give this dish loads of flavor.
Any way you serve it―warm or cold, with or without ice cream―pecan pie is always a favorite. To prevent the filling from seeping
under the crust, we suggest using two crusts and stacking them.
Pork, cabbage, and apples are a classic combination. With plenty of spices and even a beer to add flavor this one-dish meal
will become a staple in your household.
You can almost hear the dinner bell calling you in for this comforting meat-and-potatoes meal. To make a Cola Pot Roast, substitute
1 (12-oz.) can cola soft drink for beer.
This old-fashioned cake will seal your reputation as a baker.
Made with all the traditional ingredients and a homemade sauce, our Classic Lasagna with layer upon layer of cheesy goodness
will become a family favorite. The sauce may be time-consuming, but it's well worth it.
Collards are a staple in Southern households. This classic side is flavored with bacon, ham, and vinegar and is great paired
with chicken or beef.
We're not lying when we say this is the best. Layers of delicious carrot cake are moistened with a Buttermilk Glaze and topped
off with a sweet Cream Cheese Frosting.
Any dish with gravy is bound to be delicious and comforting, and our Fried Pork Chops with Cream Gravy is no exception. Enjoy
with some Collard Greens and you'll have your family hooked on this tried-and-true meal.
Catfish is an extremely popular meal in restaurants throughout the country, especially when fried. Our fried catfish presents
a fresh variation on the traditional recipe with the addition of rosemary and lemon.
This recipe is so easy you may start serving this classic dessert with every meal. Top with ice cream or seasonal fruits for
a tasty combination.
Recipe: Two-Step Pound Cake
This eggs, cheese, and grits combination is simple but absolutely delicious, and a true Southern favorite.
Dress up ordinary French toast with a sweet praline mixture and a hint of cinnamon and vanilla.
Fresh bay leaves add to the rich flavor of this stew. Serve your favorite bread with satisfying Red Wine Beef Stew for a hearty
meal. Freeze leftovers to heat and enjoy when there’s no time to cook.
Fans of creamy, Southwestern flavored King Ranch Chicken Casserole will love this easy slow cooker version of the recipe.
This bread is chock-full of bananas keeping it moist and sweet, and toasted walnuts add a great depth of flavor. Enjoy with
a whipped cream cheese spread.
Top off a rich-and-creamy bowl of this iconic Charleston soup with a spoonful of sherry at the table.
This rich and creamy casserole is a great way to get the whole family to eat the squash from your vegetable garden. A topping
of herb-seasoned stuffing drizzled with melted butter adds a luscious finish to each bite.
You can’t get more basic than chess pie. Remarkable for its simplicity and timeless appeal, chess pie is the ultimate Southern
Brunswick stew is always a crowd-pleaser in the South. We combine chicken and tender beef brisket in this hearty stew. You
won't be able to get enough of it!
If chocolate chip cookies are your favorite cookies, this recipe make soon become your favorite.
Can't decide between waffles or eggs for breakfast? Have both! Try our Waffles Benedict—a combination of fluffy buttermilk
waffles and rich and gooey eggs Benedict.
This green bean casserole gets a much-needed makeover from fresh veggies and a lightened (but super-rich!) homemade sauce.
And the best part: It's under 200 calories!
Red pepper and garlic seal the flavor of the cornbread mixture that coats these catfish fillets. For an extra-crispy crust,
use stone-ground yellow cornmeal.
Steaming tomato soup rates high among popular comfort foods. To serve, we topped the soup with a dollop of sour cream and
sprinkled it with chopped fresh parsley. Other tasty additions include chopped fresh basil, chopped fresh chives, chopped
fresh rosemary, croutons, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and grated lemon rind.
These fluffly buttermilk pancakes are named after their creator, Test Kitchen Pro Pam Lolley. Drench them with our out-of-this-world
Buttered Honey Syrup and top off the meal with bacon and fresh fruit.
This comforting one-dish dinner is sure to fill the kids up after a long school day and it’s also a snap to prepare. Don’t
worry about sneaking in the fresh-cut carrots and celery--the rich and creamy broth topped with warm oven-baked biscuits is
so velvety and delicious that the kids won’t even realize they’re eating their veggies!
Smoked sausage, ham, and red pepper add bold flavor in this classic recipe for Creole Jambalaya.
Just seven ingredients—and all of them common pantry staples—are all you need for this rich classic. Top with ice cream or
seasonal fruits for a tasty combination.
Bacon, onion, and brown sugar pack these beans with amazing flavor.
This casserole combines true breakfast favorites—sausage, eggs, Cheddar cheese, and hash browns—in one filling and delicious
Fresh corn, mozzarella cheese, and chives make up the base of this classic side dish.
Make this delicious bread for special occasions. Frozen bread dough makes it an easy fix, and a caramel-flavored sauce poured
on top makes it irresistible.
Enjoy slow-simmered flavors without the long wait. Quick Shrimp Chowder is ready to enjoy in about 35 minutes.
Spiked with tomatoes and green chiles, creamy layers of chopped cooked chicken and corn tortillas make this Texas casserole
too tempting to resist. It’s super-easy to fix for a crowd, and always a hit.
Your family will ask for this creamy ice cream over and over again. Best of all, the six-ingredient mixture requires no cooking,
These aren't ordinary blueberry muffins! A tart-and-sugary glaze makes plain blueberry muffins extraordinary.
The addition of mint and orange really brightens this often underrated veggie, while the bacon lends a smoky flavor.
This hearty pot roast is perfect for a busy weeknight. Just put the ingredients in your slow cooker and let it do all the
A savory gravy dresses up these quick, skillet-cooked hamburger steaks. Eliminate prep time by keeping prepared beef patties
in the freezer for up to three months.
A bed of egg noodles absorbs the rich juices of Beef with Red Wine Sauce.
Say "hello" to your new favorite coffee cake! A Cinnamon-Nut Crumble and Sweet Bourbon Drizzle add the finishing touches to
this irresistible coffee cake.
Take pleasure in eating well without a lot of fuss. This vitamin-packed stew is light on calories and will have you out of
the kitchen in no time (prep time is only about 10 minutes).
This classic recipe has a rich, soufflé-like texture without the hassle. The result is an impressive side dish the entire
family will love.
It really is as easy as it sounds and is every bit as good as its more time-consuming counterparts.
A feta cheese, breadcrumb, and fresh herb mixture fills these large tomatoes for a tasty side.
Terrific flavors from the garden and grill come together in this summery twist on a New Orleans favorite.
Packed with veggies, Parmesan cheese, rice, and a cayenne pepper kick, this delicious recipe is definitely worthy of a special
Sliced almonds, water chestnuts, cream of mushroom soup, and Cheddar cheese add a depth of flavor and texture to this satisfying
Destined to become your kids' new favorite meal, this easy casserole recipe combines two classic family favorites: pepperoni
pizza and spaghetti. Unbaked, the casserole can stay frozen for up to a month so prepare extra and save for a busy day.
This moist chocolate red velvet cake is filled with layer upon layer of sweet cream cheese frosting.
This delicious mac and cheese is light on butter and cheese yet still melts in your mouth. Change the flavor profile of the
recipe with combinations such as sweet peas and proscuitto or ham and broccoli.
Skip the marinara sauce and go for a rich Alfredo sauce instead. The creamy sauce, paired with three types of cheese, creates
a family-friendly dish that’s ready in a flash.
South-of-the-border flavors such as ground chipotle powder and fresh cilantro add zest to Slow-Cooker Beef Brisket.
The pasta in this dish cooks as the lasagna bakes, making it ideal for busy nights. Ravioli and spinach layered with pesto,
Alfredo sauce, and Italian cheeses provide unbeatable flavor.
Reinvent "breakfast for supper" with this easy Ham-Hash Brown Casserole. Country-style hash browns, ham, and Cheddar cheese
resemble a breakfast casserole, but plenty of veggies make it a more substantial meal for dinner.
Starting with a boxed cake mix makes this cake both easy and delicious. Kids and adults alike will love the creamy peanut
butter mousse between layers of chocolate cake. Garnish with chopped roasted peanuts and serve with a scoop of ice cream.
Baked ziti is always a family favorite. Try this Baked Ziti with Italian sausage for an easy, make-ahead casserole idea—perfect
for weeknight meals.
Transform simple brownies into Mississippi Mud Brownies by adding toasted pecans and miniature marshmallows.
Make your favorite creamy coleslaw to serve with or on this barbecue sandwich. Freeze any leftover meat for up to one month.
Made with black beans, lean ground turkey, and an assortment of veggies, this easy chili recipe requires only 20 minutes of
One quick flip and this moist cake with perfectly caramelized fruit slips from a skillet.
Frozen vegetables provide a shortcut to make savory Turnip Greens Stew. Sautéed ham and chicken broth give the greens plenty
Wafer-thin boneless pork chops can be pan-fried and ready to serve in less than ten minutes. Add seasonings from your cabinet
for a made-to-order breading flavor.
Cream, bacon, and sweet peppers take this dish from down-home to top shelf.
It doesn’t get much easier than barbecue chicken on the grill. Simply set the meat on the grill and baste with barbecue sauce
during the last 10 minutes. Use store-bought sauce to save time.
Minced jalapeño pepper adds a subtle kick to these skillet-cooked pork chops.
In need of a little comfort? Tuck into the classic knife-and-fork sandwich smothered in Mornay sauce for a decadent Southern
This pudding delivers a velvety rich custard, ripe banana flavor, vanilla wafers so soft they melt in your mouth, and an irresistible
golden-baked meringue topping. All this, and it's lower in fat and calories than traditional versions. These make great individual
party desserts, or make it in an 8-inch square pan. We love it with extra wafers.
Ready in only 30 minutes, this quick, meatless chili is made with black beans, meatless burger crumbles, and petite diced
tomatoes. (You can substitute ground beef for the meatless burger crumbles, if desired.) Top with a dollop of sour cream,
corn chips, and chopped fresh cilantro just before serving.
The nutmeg- and vanilla-flavored Bourbon Sauce makes this Creole Bread Pudding irresistibly delicious. Garnish with currants
for a pretty presentation.
This sweet-and-nutty granola is great as cereal, with yogurt, or as just a snack.
Combine two cheesy Southern favorites in one satisfying dish for a meal both kids and adults will love.
Show your culinary skill with this recipe for savory Roast Chicken. Roasted with lemon, dried rosemary, and seasoned pepper,
the taste of this chicken will speak for itself.