28 comfort food recipes

Craving some comfort food? We've got you covered from recipes full of cheesy goodness to all the chocolate you can handle.

By Amy Valm
28 comfort food recipes

Chocolate Pound Cake with Fudgy Glaze

Chocolate cake tastes like a warm hug on a cold day. This dessert is yummy and easy to make too!

Get the recipe here: Chocolate Pound Cake with Fudgy Glaze

chocolate pound cake

Pull-Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread

Be prepared for a feeding frenzy—this ooey gooey garlic bread is the best.

Get the recipe here: Pull-Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread

pull-apart garlic bread


Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Beef stew is a family favourite and a go-to meal when you’re craving some comfort food.

Get the recipe here: Slow Cooker Beef Stew

28 comfort food recipes

Pasta Carbonara

If your kids love pasta, they’ll love this dish. Rich restaurant-style pasta carbonara is a breeze to put together and uses only a few ingredients that you likely already have on hand.

Get the recipe here: Pasta Carbonara

pasta carbonara in two bowls

Comforting Chicken and Rice Soup

You can use homemade or store-bought stock in this simple but hearty chicken and rice soup.

Get the recipe here: Comforting Chicken and Rice Soup

chicken rice soup


Perfect Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies. This classic recipe with an oatmeal twist will be a hit every time.

Get the recipe here: Perfect Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

SPONSORED Fried Turkey Sandwich

Get the recipe: Fried Turkey Sandwhich

fried turkey sandwich on a kitchen countertop Photo courtesy of Ontario Turkey

Hockey Rink Three-Cheese Pizza

Put a new spin on a favourite after-game classic. The hockey rink inspired cheese pizza is fun and easy to make with the kids.

Get the recipe here: Hockey Rink Three-Cheese Pizza

hockey rink three cheese pizza


Spaghetti and Meatballs with a Secret

This special recipe for classic spaghetti and meatballs comes with a surprising twist—grated veggies hidden away within the meatballs mean even the pickiest eaters will be asking for slurpy seconds.

Get the recipe here: Spaghetti and Meatballs with a Secret

28 comfort food recipes

“Fried” Chicken and Coleslaw

The deep fried favourite gets a healthy upgrade in this tasty faux “fried” chicken and coleslaw.

Get the recipe here: “Fried” Chicken and Coleslaw

healthy fried chicken and coleslaw

Roast Chicken and Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese

Let’s face it, kids (and adults) love macaroni and cheese at all times. This twist on the classic meal is delicious and nutritious.

Get the recipe here: Roast Chicken and Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese

roast chicken and sweet potato mac and cheese


Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Nothing says comfort food like mashed potatoes. It’s the go-to for most holiday dinners, and the beauty of this recipe—you can make it ahead of time for easy entertaining.

Get the recipe here: Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

make-ahead mashed potatoes

Sticky-Sweet Ribs

Everyone loves finger food. Whip up a batch of ribs and feel good when the only things left are bones and messy hands.

Get the recipe here: Sticky-Sweet Ribs

sticky sweet ribs

Very Vanilla Cake

Take regular old vanilla cake one step further with this decadent Very Vanilla Cake.

Get the recipe here: Very Vanilla Cake

very vanilla cake


Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash

Take the classic comfort food for a new spin by swapping heavy potatoes with hearty vegetables in this Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash.

Get the recipe here: Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash

shepherds pie with cauliflower mash

Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese

Make your grilled cheese extra decadent by using brie and adding sweet pears.

Get the recipe here: Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese

pear and brie grilled cheese

Fish and Corn Chowder

Healthy and hearty, make this soup for older kids and babies alike. Poached fish stays really moist, making it easy to turn into a puree.

Get the recipe here: Fish and Corn Chowder

fish corn chowder


Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Marry two classic dinner meals by serving your family this easy Cheeseburger Meatloaf.

Get the recipe here: Cheeseburger Meatloaf

cheeseburger meatloaf

Turkey and Bean Burrito

This hearty burrito is yummy and healthy. Serve it with a simple salad for a perfect weeknight dinner everyone will love.

Get the recipe here: Turkey and Bean Burrito

turkey bean burrito

Quinoa Banana Bread

Take everyone’s favourite hearty loaf for a healthy spin with this easy and delicious twist on classic banana bread.

Get the recipe here: Quinoa Banana Bread

quinoa banana bread


Mini Meatball Subs

Warm up your family with these tasty saucy meatballs. Piled into crusty rolls with cheese and greens, they make a satisfying meal.

Get the recipe here: Mini Meatball Subs

mini meatball subs

Ravioli Lasagna

You only need 15 minutes of prep to pull off this cheesy, comforting dish. It’s a spin on the classic family favourite.

Get the recipe here: Ravioli Lasagna

ravioli lasagna

Hearty Sausage and Quinoa Minestrone

Perfect for the cooler months, this hearty quinoa minestrone soup eats like a meal and is a breeze to put together.

Get the recipe here: Hearty Sausage and Quinoa Minestrone

28 comfort food recipes


Potato Gnocchi with Creamy Ham-and-Broccoli Sauce

Your kids will love this cheesy potato gnocchi, you’ll love the added broccoli.

Get the recipe here: Potato Gnocchi with Creamy Ham-and-Broccoli Sauce

28 comfort food recipes

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

This Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich combines two awesome desserts kids love. Chocolately, creamy, fruity and yummy—we bet you can’t have just one.

Get the recipe here: Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

brownie ice cream sandwiches

Easy Braised Beef Lasagna

This lasagna is all about showcasing a homemade ragout, but you could also slip in a layer of cooked spinach or sautéed vegetables to make a healthy comfort food.

Get the recipe here: Easy Braised Beef Lasagna

braised beef lasagna


Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Have a dress-your-own sub night with this tasty recipe.

Get the recipe here: Pulled Pork Sandwiches

pulled pork sandwiches

Hearty Vegetarian Chili

Perfect for a busy day, your family will love coming home to this delicious Hearty Vegetarian Chili.

Get the recipe here: Hearty Vegetarian Chili

vegetarian chili

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This article was originally published on Sep 20, 2018

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