10 Comfort Foods

September 7, 2022

10 Comfort Foods that are so warm and inviting. You will want to save and print the comfort food recipes ASAP. Comfort Foods often take us back to the good old days of our Grandmothers and moms whipping up a simple yet delicious dinner.

If you love comfort food, these ten recipes are for you. Most are super simple to make, and all are tried and true family recipes. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

 

10 Comfort Foods

Potato Soup doesn’t have to be dull or even ordinary by any means, you can feel free to put a spin on it, and it becomes more delicious than ever. This recipe is a perfect example of how awesome and comfortable it can be to make a great-tasting Potato Soup with things you already have on hand.

Ingredients you will need for this Comfort Food recipe.

  • 1/2 cup matchstick carrots
  • Two ribs thinly sliced celery
  • One large yellow onion
  • Four cloves of garlic smashed.
  • Three cups of chicken stock
  • Four medium red potatoes, diced
  • Four cups of Leftover mashed potatoes 
  • Two cups of half and half creamer+ and more if needed to thin.
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Kosher salt 
  • White pepper 
  • Ten-ounce bag of fresh baby spinach
  • See the recipe card with complete instructions for this Potato Spinach Bacon Soup.

 

 

 

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Stuffed Pepper Soup is one of those recipes that you will be thrilled with. This is an easy-to-make, flavorful, and hearty soup if you love Stuffed Peppers. This Stuffed Pepper Soup is made with fresh organic ingredients such as green and yellow sweet bell peppers, mild Italian sweet sausage, lean ground beef, tomatoes, garlic, onions, a delicious broth,  and a wild rice blend, all cooked to perfection in a rich broth.

Ingredients you will need for this Comfort Food recipe.

  • One pound of lean ground beef
  • Two tablespoons of Olive oil
  • Black pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • One pound of Italian sweet sausage links
  • One -15-ounce can of organic tomato sauce.
  • Two-14.5-ounce cans of organic diced tomatoes
  • Twenty-four ounces of low sodium beef broth
  • Two green bell peppers
  • One yellow bell pepper
  • One large onion
  • Five cloves garlic
  • One teaspoon of dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • One cup uncooked wild rice blend
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • See the recipe card with complete instructions for this Stuffed Pepper Soup.

 

 

Kielbasa Green Beans Potatoes

Kielbasa Green Beans Potatoes come together to make a wonderful, hearty and comforting meal that cooks in less than 30 minutes, making it perfect for busy nights. You’ll love the fact it will have you in and out of the kitchen in no time flat.

Ingredients you will need for this Comfort Food recipe.

  • Organic olive oil will be combined with a pat of butter once the Dutch oven heats appropriately.
  • Unsalted butter– add to the olive oil once heated.
  • Large sweet onion– if you want, you can use a yellow onion if you prefer a more robust onion flavor.
  • Cloves of garlic– do not use garlic powder or minced garlic in a jar.
  • Kosher salt to saute the sweet onion and garlic.
  • Freshly ground black pepper to season the recipe.
  • Organic Stewed tomatoes- If need be, you can substitute the Organic Stewed tomatoes with a quality brand of non-organic stewed tomatoes 
  • Low sodium chicken broth– to add to the Dutch Oven while cooking
  • New potatoes or two-bite potatoes
  • Organic fresh thin green beans- May sub with organic frozen green beans in the offseason.
  • Beef Kielbasa or smoked sausage – see the recipe card for the amount needed to feed your family, as the amount can be easily adjusted.
  • See the recipe card with complete instructions for these Kielbasa Green Beans Potatoes.

 

 

Pineapple Casserole

Pineapple Casserole is the iconic 1950’s Southern recipe with a sweet yet savory flavor combination of sweet pineapple, cheese, butter, and Ritz crackers that every Southerner loves serving during holidays, potlucks, and even funerals.

Ingredients you will need for this Comfort Food recipe.

  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • Six tablespoons flour
  • One cup of mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • One cup Colby-jack cheese, shredded
  • Two-20-ounce cans of pineapple chunks, reserve juice
  • Six tablespoons of the reserved pineapple juice
  • One sleeve of Ritz crackers, crushed
  • Eight tablespoons, Unsalted butter, melted.
  • Cooking spray
  • See the recipe card with complete instructions for this Pineapple Casserole.

 

 

Hamburger Steaks Smothered in Gravy

When I think of a weeknight meal, Hamburger Steaks Smothered in Gravy comes to mind almost instantly. It’s Southern comfort at its finest. Simple, savory, flavorful, juicy, melt in your mouth, all-beef patties seasoned and smothered in a thick, creamy homemade brown gravy with onions.

Ingredients you will need for this Comfort Food recipe.

  • Two pounds lean ground chuck
  • 1/2 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • One teaspoon of Cajun Seasoning
  • One teaspoon of Onion powder
  • Kosher salt to season meat
  • Freshly Ground Black Peppercorns to season meat
  • One large white onion, sliced into strips
  • Remaining drippings from hamburgers or 3 Tablespoons butter
  • Three tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • Three cups of beef broth
  • One tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce +more
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • See the recipe card with complete instructions for these Hamburger Steaks Smothered in Gravy.

 

 

 

Corn and Rice Casserole

Corn and Rice Casserole is super simple to make yet packed with a fantastic flavor bite after a delicious taste. You’ll be in and out of the kitchen by combining just a few ingredients, such as corn, yellow rice, Colby Jack cheese, Cream of Celery Soup, and jalapeno peppers.

Ingredients you will need for this Comfort Food recipe.

  • One-9-ounce package of Yellow Saffron rice
  • One-16-ounce bag of organic frozen corn
  • One-10.5-ounce Heart Smart Cream of Celery Soup or regular
  • Two fresh Jalapeno Peppers
  • Eight-ounces Colby-Jack Cheese
  • Cooking spray
  • See the recipe card with complete instructions for this Corn and Rice Casserole.

 

 

Chicken and Dumplings

Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings is a super simple  Southern recipe. Flat delicious tasting strips of dough simmered the perfect flavorful broth and tender chicken thighs. This Chicken and Dumplings recipe is the ultimate comfort food! Made from scratch in minutes!

Ingredients you will need for this Comfort Food recipe.

  • Eight chicken thighs, boneless skinless
  • One yellow onion
  • Two large carrots cut into thirds
  • Two stalks of celery cut into thirds
  • Eight cups of chicken broth
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • One ¾ cups flour plus extra for dusting
  • ⅓ cup shortening or unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • See the recipe card with complete instructions for these Chicken and Dumplings.

 

 

Southern Macaroni and Tomatoes

Deliciously simple to make, Southern Macaroni and Tomatoes is an iconic dish many Southern folks still remember and cherish from their childhoods. There are a few variations depending on what part of the South you are from. Yet, each starts with the same ingredients. Southern Macaroni and Tomatoeswere made with elbow macaroni, stewed tomatoes, bacon grease, and a little seasoning.

Ingredients you will need for this Comfort Food recipe.

  • Bacon, thick-cut
  • Yellow onion
  • Elbow macaroni
  • Stewed tomatoes, organic preferred
  • Parsley, fresh
  • Kosher salt
  • Coarse black pepper
  • Pasta
  • See the recipe card with complete instructions for this Southern Macaroni and Tomatoes.

 

 

Southern Broccoli and Rice Casserole

Southern Broccoli and Rice Casserole is a Southern favorite in our home and one of our most beloved recipes passed down from one generation to the next; made with long grain rice, fresh never frozen broccoli, sautéed Vidalia onions, sharp white cheddar, mild yellow cheddar, sour cream, low sodium vegetable broth, and topped with seasoned breadcrumbs before being baked to perfection.

Ingredients you will need for this Comfort Food recipe.

  • Four cups of chicken broth to cook the rice
  • Two cups Long grain rice
  • Four tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • One Vidalia onion chopped
  • Kosher salt, to your taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • One and 1/4 cups  chicken broth
  • Two and 1/4 cups of Half and Half + more if needed for the sauce
  • 3/4 cups Sour cream
  • Two cups of Freshly shredded white cheddar cheese
  • Two cups of Freshly shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • Three cups  small fresh broccoli flowerets cut into small pieces
  • Cooking spray
  • One cup of Panko Breadcrumbs
  • See the recipe card with complete instructions for this Southern Broccoli and Rice Casserole. 

 

 

Southern Chicken and Dumplings

Southern-Style Chicken and Dumplings has a soothing flavor with a delightful texture of stewed chicken and delicious homemade dumplings in a thickened broth that will capture any Southern Soul the way Scarlett O’Hara would have liked to have won the dashing Rhett in the famous black and white movie “Gone With the Wind.”

Ingredients you will need for this Comfort Food recipe.

  • Two tablespoons of Olive oil
  • Two large chicken breasts, remove bones and skin if needed
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Four tablespoons of Flour
  • Four tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 9 cups chicken stock
  • One large yellow onion, chopped
  • Three medium carrots, sliced
  • Two celery ribs diced
  • One cup of organic frozen peas
  • Four garlic cloves, minced
  • One teaspoon Cajun Seasoning, optional
  • One and 1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • One and 1/2 cups of half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 cup of fresh chopped parsley, optional
  • See the recipe card with complete instructions for these Southern-Style Chicken and Dumplings.

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28 Comments

  • Reply
    Ashley
    September 12, 2022 at 1:31 am

    These look like the best comfort food recipes. I will definitely be adding these to my dinner menu this fall!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 14, 2022 at 6:33 pm

      Thank you, Ashley. They are so good!

  • Reply
    Moop Brown
    September 11, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    Like the title suggests these recipes are incredibly comforting and tasty as well and have me wanting to try them. Thanks

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 14, 2022 at 6:33 pm

      Hey there, Moop! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply
    Amy
    September 11, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    What a great collection of comfort food recipes. I have saved the list to make when the weather turns chilly. I can’t wait to try the Pineapple Casserole.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 14, 2022 at 6:34 pm

      OMG, that is my favorite- sounds odd but is so good!

  • Reply
    Tristin
    September 11, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    OMGosh there are some of my favorites here and some I have not yet tried. That macaroni and tomatoes is calling my name!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 14, 2022 at 6:35 pm

      Thank you, Tristin! It’s so easy to make and so good!

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