Comfort: It’s one of the primary reasons why people cook. Comfort food dishes are ones that satisfy appetites and warm the soul, bringing friends and family around the table on a cozy winter night. They are slow-cooked, hearty entrees, often associated with memories close to our hearts.
We’ve gathered our best comfort food recipes here, and below are the top five favorites, as rated by our customers. After all, is there anything better than a warm kitchen filled with the enticing aromas of home cooking?
This hearty baked pasta combines sweet Italian sausage with eggplant and two kinds of cheeses. Save time — and dishes — by using the same pan to saute the vegetables on the stovetop and bake the pasta dish in the oven.
|Stout-Braised Short Ribs
These hearty beef short ribs are slow-cooked in stout, a beer made with dark-roasted barley, which lends a rich, deep color and bittersweet flavor to the beer. Served with creamy mashed potatoes or traditional Irish Colcannon, these are perfect for a cold and cozy night in.
A slow-cooker makes easy work of this lasagna, creating a perfectly tender and flavor-packed dish. The recipe serves 12, so it’s perfect for feeding a crowd.
|Cheesy Meat Loaf
This meat loaf includes a delicious surprise: Cubes of mozzarella cheese are blended into the meat mixture, while shredded cheese is combined with bread crumbs and herbs to create a sublime topping.
|Spaghetti with Stuffed Meatballs
These savory meatballs have a gooey, cheesy center, perfect for topping a simple tomato sauce. This classic dish is one the whole family is sure to enjoy.