I love food of all types shapes, sizes, ethnicity, and textures. No matter where you’re from, we all like to come home from a long day of work, relax, put our feet up, and indulge in easy comfort food recipes that remind us of home.
The wonderful aromas that would fill the room as a child or the first time you ate something truly intoxicating all have a profound impact on us.
As autumn arrives, leaves change colors, the nights grow longer, and there is a distinct chill in the air. If you are like me, you crave comfort foods even more.
Unfortunately, as we put away our skimpy summer bathing suits, most of us stop counting calories. It’s more convenient to hide our tummies with baggy clothing.
Do you crave certain home-style comfort foods when you are sick, after a fight or after a breakup? Yeah me too! Sickness is an unfortunate side effect of the cold weather.
Whether you’re into comfort eating, ethnic foods, southern food recipes or if you just enjoy making home cooked food, this list is for you. Like I said, “I love food!” I’m sure you will find some amazing comfort food to try from this ultimate list.
Comfort Food Casseroles
This cream chicken ziti casserole magnificent pasta creation that you can’t find in restaurants. Hearty recipes like ziti make for some of the most amazing homemade comfort food.
Cooking recipes like this one are pure pleasure. It a casserole that tastes like buffalo wings.
Comfort eating is something we all take part in. If you like a little spice in your comfort food creations, you won’t want to miss this.
There is no such thing as typical American food. However, if you are like me, having foods for all occasions and ready to go is a plus. This breakfast creation combines sausage and hash browns.
Comfort food ideas like this one combine many flavors such as ground beef, rice, chopped peppers and spaghetti sauce.
A wonderful home cooked food creation that combines the classic flavors of a chicken, bacon, ranch and spinach.
Classic American restaurant used to serve comfort food like this but good luck finding it now.
This meatball parmesan casserole hits on all cylinders. Not only does it pack on the flavor but is also a healthy food choice. Easy comfort dinners like meatball parmesan casserole are simply amazing!
This instant classic combines delicious egg noodles with a creamy white sauce, tuna and topped with breadcrumbs.
Comforting Pasta and Italian food
No comfort food list would be complete without mentioning cheesy ravioli or lasagna. Well how about both?
Homemade meals like this one are my most favorite. Not only do they produce volumes of flavor but they incorporate healthy choice ingredients like wheat pasta.
Who doesn’t love spaghetti and meatballs? They may have their origin in Italy but this is perfect American dinner food.
I absolutely love homemade gnocchi and this one knocks it of the park.
Easy comfort foods like this one don’t skimp on flavor. This will surely satisfy.
Hearty recipes such as, spaghetti sauces are like fine wines. The good ones take time, patience and plenty of love.
Butternut squash is very versatile. This chef incorporates it into a creamy penne pasta with spinach.
This stuffed shells Bolognese looks amazing! Winter comfort food at its finest.
The best home cooked foods that remind us of our childhood. These cheesy Italian meatballs do just that.
This hearty food won’t leave you hungry. With beef, bacon and mushrooms, you can’t go wrong.
Healthy food choices and pasta are not usually in the same sentence. Give this one a try.
This Italian chicken cacciatore recipe looks simply breath-taking.
Most people love easy Italian comfort foods that don’t take a lot of time. This pasta carbonara won’t disappoint.
Comfort food ideas can bring back fond memories. This easy spaghetti pie recipe seems like a perfect Winter comfort food meal to help pass the time.
I do love Chicken Alfredo and this one looks simply awe-inspiring.
Using pappardelle pasta, butter, and sage, this recipe packs lots of flavors.
Chicken and comfort food fit like a glove. This hearty meal won’t leave you feeling hungry.
I have to say, I have been a huge fan of Fettuccine Alfredo since I was a small child.
If you are looking to incorporate some greens into your diet, then this is the recipe for you.
Sun-dried tomatoes are one of the best comfort foods of all time. This savory dish also includes a tasty homemade pesto.
You won’t just ward away the vampires this Halloween with this creamy garlic shell pasta recipe, you will also fill up on some exceptional comfort food.
Meatballs should be included on any comfort food list. This one looks out of this world.
This Beetroot Barley Risotto with Roasted Carrots recipe is cooked with a nice vegetable stock and dry wine.
These meatballs pack a savory punch with both ground beef and pork while also incorporating fresh basil & parmesan.
Nothing says hearty comfort food like chicken broth, butter and parmesan served over pasta.
Impress your date with delicious gnocchi that incorporates chicken and butternut squash.
Who doesn’t love pizza? This pizza bake has easy comfort food written all over it.
This Sicilian pasta alla Norma has me salivating with anticipation.
I’m a sucker for Portobello mushrooms. The addition of béchamel sauce has me really excited.
This lovely recipe will keep the entire family wanting more.
I love finding new and exciting easy homemade meal recipes. I’m dying to try the black truffle sauce.
This butternut squash concoction looks absolutely amazing!
Pizza that brings us comfort
Comfort food ideas don’t have to be unhealthy. For instance, this Naan bread is a great alternative to traditional pizza dough.The inclusion of the naan bread makes this one even more intriguing.
I love the look of this chicken curry pizza. This one is definitely on my comfort food list of must-try recipes.
Pork comfort recipes
I love food that is simple and yet incredibly tasty. Southern comfort foods are some of the most enjoyable. This southern ham and white beans won’t disappoint.
This pork belly udon recipe is unique in every way. It incorporates egg, shiitake mushroom, ginger and udon noodles.
This easy home cooked food recipe uses minimal ingredients to craft an amazing finished product.
I love kung pao chicken and this one looks like a sure winner. From red peppers to red chilis, I have to try this one.
Chicken and lasagna are a perfect fit. Comfort food doesn’t get much better than this.
This Parmesan crusted chicken has a crispy outside with a moist lemon chicken center.
This oven grilled hariyali chicken looks like perfect winter comfort food.
Dump-and-bake chicken divan is an interesting take on broccoli and chicken.
This Indonesian braised chicken in coconut milk looks like some of the best comfort foods from around the world.
The best comfort foods seem to always utilize slow cookers. Chicken is always perfectly tender and moist.
This take on chicken and dumplings is perfect example of classic homestyle food. I love food that reminds me of my mother. Chicken and dumplings were a staple in our house when I was growing up. This is perfect comfort food.
Chicken paprikash is a flavorful Hungarian dish that will keep you cozy during those long winter nights.
Chicken parmesan is a classic Italian favorite. Why go to the restaurant when you can make it at home?
It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t enjoy chicken parmesan. Classic dinner recipes like this one is sure to please everyone in the family.
If you prefer spicy comfort foods, you will love this jalapeño lime roast chicken recipe.
This unique recipe merges the sweet taste of apricot and apple brandy mustard.
Vegan comfort foods
This Chickpea Sweet Potato Peanut Curry is an easy comfort food creation.
Baked veggie croquettes are a wonderful gluten-free creation.
Vegan mushroom stroganoff will keep you satisfied on those cold winter nights.
Asian foods always make great comfort food. This one uses coconut milk, red curry paste, zucchini, and pasta.
The family and kids will love this wonderful vegan comfort food recipe.
I enjoy a loaded baked potato. Not only is this easy to make but is a healthy option than traditional versions.
This Indian dish with creamy gravy is packed with flavor.
Pasta and pumpkin are both perfect homemade food ingredients. This recipe combines both.
If you are looking for a meatless hot wing alternative, this is the recipe for you.
Comforting beef foods
No need to go out to eat when chipotle ground beef enchiladas can be made at home.
Crock pot braised beef ragu with polenta just screams easy comfort food.
Beef stroganoff was a staple in our household. This one uses beef sirloin strips for great flavor.
I love classic homestyle food. With a name like stuffed Godfather meatloaf, how can you go wrong?
Mixing the flavors of beef stroganoff with a casserole is pure genius. This is what comfort food is all about.
A classic beef stroganoff recipe. Simply delicious!
Comfort bread recipes
This Georgian cheese and egg bread recipe looks simply amazing!
Who doesn’t love monkey bread? The added bonus is that it’s a vegan recipe.
I love food that puts a twist on classics. Cinnamon sweet potato rolls are pure comfort food enjoyment.
Comforting Soups, stews, and bowl recipes
Chicken soup recipes are pure comfort food goodness.
I am a huge chili fan. I love trying and sample different kinds. This looks like a sure winner.
Homestyle dinner ideas like soup can be made in a short amount of time. This 5-ingredient broccoli cheese soup looks simply divine.
This Asian inspired soup dish looks like pure home cooked meal heaven.
Simple comfort food like this one will be an instant favorite in your house.
What is it about pumpkin and winter that goes so well together?
The best comfort foods are easy to make and combine simple ingredients.
I love my slow cooker and I love recipes that utilize the power of the slow cooker.
Tex-Mex comfort foods like this one are a popular item in our house.
I’m not Vietnamese but I do love beef stew.
Homemade comfort foods remind me of my childhood. I think that is why they are so comforting.
This goan chicken stew looks perfectly amazing.
Easy taco soup with only 9 ingredients. So simple!
When I was younger I hated broccoli. Now that I love broccoli, I guess that means I’m old.
This is amazingly delicious comfort food perfection.
You had me at meatballs. This hearty concoction looks wonderfully crafted.
This unique recipe combines the wonderful flavors of curry with hard-boiled eggs.
As the title says this is hearty soup goodness.
It has been so long since I’ve had a cup of potato soup. I think it’s time to make this excellent recipe.
Latin American food is pure comfort food enjoyment.
Wow! This looks so delicious.
This delicious Italian soup incorporates potatoes, kale, garlic and onions.
This perfect recipe combines two of my loves. Meatball and squash.
Tomato basil soup has perfect homemade meal written all over it.
Who needs to go to an expensive restaurant when you can make New England clam chowder at home.
Comfort foods seem to always stir emotions and memories. This Peruvian beef stew will brighten your day.
Belgian beef stew will keep you happy and full on those rainy days.
This stew is a hearty feast that includes veggies, beans, Castelvetrano olives and beer.
I just love anything that includes lamb. This recipe takes my breath away.
The best comfort food lists always include chili recipes. This one is vegetarian and utilizes slow cooking.
Homestyle dinner ideas like beef stew are so comforting during the fall and winter seasons. My mother used to make homemade beef stew for me when I was ill. Easy comfort food for when your sick.
I love recipes that take put a spin on classic food my making it healthy. This slow cooker chili is made with turkey instead of beef.
This soup uses chickpeas instead of chicken. The end result is a flavorful vegan soup dish.
Easy comfort foods don’t get much simpler than this.
Creamy stews and crock pots were meant to be together.
Pass the time on a snowy day with this hearty feast.
This chicken corn chowder is a fabulous dish for the whole family.
Red wine and beef stew are a perfect marriage of flavors.
Fantastic comfort food to eat when you are sick. The recipe is based on traditional Chinese medicine.
Garlic, potatoes, red wine, peas and roasted beef. Soup doesn’t get much better than this.
I’m a huge fan of anything with sour cream and chives. I have to try this unique soup recipe.
One of my best friends growing up was Vietnamese and I used to eat at his house. This stirs plenty of fond memories for me.
Stews have such a calming effect on us. Whenever my stress level goes up, a bowl of soup seems to be a perfect fix. Vegetarian lentil stew is a recipe that I am looking forward to.
I’ve never been a huge vegetable eater but as I age I find it more and more enticing. This creamy pepper and sweetcorn vegan chowder won’t disappoint.
Spicy and vegetable soup sounds like some of the best comfort food on planet Earth.
Being sick is no fun but the silver lining is a comfort food favorite like this one.
Corn chowder and aged cheddar sounds like a perfect recipe to me.
More and more studies are showing the health benefits from bone broth. Excellent comfort food for when you’re sick.
This traditional French beef stew recipe looks simply amazing.
Comforting Rice recipes
This Persian lubia polo recipe combines the flavors of basmati rice, advieh, red peppers, lemon powder, and tomato paste to create a unique dish.
Vegetable Biryani is a restaurant-style comfort food that can be made at home.
Black beans and rice go together like Forrest and Jenny.
Cashew rice bowl is an Asian comfort food medley that will please the whole family.
This coconut carrot rice recipe is an excellent dish for a cold fall day.
I love rice with a nice spicy kick. This looks to be an amazing meal.
This leek & pea fried rice incorporates the rich flavors of ginger and garlic.
Seafood comfort food recipes
I love coconut and I love salmon. It never occurred to me to combine them.
This recipe makes me smile. This is on my top 10 list of must-try recipes.
I’m sold on the shrimp and smoked sausage aspect of this recipe.
I’m a huge fish and chips fan. Some of my most favorite comfort food of all time.
Tortellini and shrimp seem like a perfect combination to me.
Halibut coconut curry is some of the best comfort food you will find.
Comforting dip recipes
Easy As 123 Sausage Dip
Simple comfort foods like this sausage dip are perfect for large crowds.
Miscellaneous comfort food recipes
Stovies are a perfect leftover comfort food concoction.
Is there anyone on the planet who doesn’t love chicken pot pie?
Meatballs and marinara are a perfect combination of heart foods.
I love fusion foods. Chicken pot pie mixed with jalapenos and a biscuit topping.
I love food that combines two or more comfort foods. In this case bacon and eggplant. Most people don’t know what to do with eggplant. This a very creative use of the vegetable.
Pierogis are some of the best home cooked meals on the planet.
This recipe stirs up fond, happy childhood memories.
Ratatouille is one of those recipes that I have never tried but always wanted to.
Pasta salad is another dish that reminds me of my mother cooking for me as a child.
This Indian dish is going to be a hit at your next barbecue.
Who doesn’t have memories of grandmas’ home cooked meals?
Onion rings and comfort food are synonymous.
Stuffed cabbage rolls are a comfort food sensation.
These Asian inspired meatballs are a sure-fire hit.
These classic Swedish meatballs are an amazing comfort food.
These Polish pierogis incorporate potatoes, blue cheese, cheddar and farmer’s cheese.
This recipe has me a maple and whiskey.
Meatballs are such a versatile and hearty food.
Some of the best comfort foods use squash. Combining squash and meatballs is a win win.
I’m salivating just thinking about eating this dish.
What a unique way to use eggplant.
This German/Austrian dish will be a hit at your next dinner.
It’s no secret that I’m a huge lamb recipe fan. This looks amazing!
Sausage dip is perfect rainy-day comfort food.
Southern comfort food recipes
I love authentic southern food recipes and I love mac and cheese. Combine those things and you get this amazing dish.
When I think of southern comfort food, I think of grilled cheese.
Buttermilk biscuits like mom used to make.
Better than anything Wafflehouse can produce.
Any good southern cook knows there way around pot roast. Don’t miss this one.
A great comfort food and tailgate food snack.
I love sweet potatoes in almost anything. How did I not know that this exists?
Comforting Mac & Cheese
This is a Disney World copycat recipe that combines pot roast and mac and cheese. It sounds sinfully delicious.
This is another wonderful gameday foods that will satisfy a crowd.
Bring this flavorful dish to the next house warming party or to welcome a new neighbor.
This dairy free, gluten free recipe combines the awesome flavors of butternut squash and mac and cheese.
Another vegan dish that won’t skimp on flavor.
I love buffalo wings and I love mac and cheese. Mix them together and you have a wonderful tailgate food masterpiece.
A terrific homemade comfort food that combines cheddar and Parmesan.
You had me at Gorgonzola cheese. I love food that incorporates gorgonzola.
There is a lot going on here. From macaroni, cabbage and pesto, I gotta have this.
10-minute mac and cheese. I’m there.
I love spicy food. Incorporating jalapenos in mac and cheese has me intrigued.
I love comfort foods that incorporate unique ingredients. Adding broccoli to mac and cheese is a masterstroke.
This copycat recipe is for Penera Bread’s mac and cheese.
A fusion of Italian pasta and mac and cheese.
Desserts and sweet foods that bring comfort
God I love cookie dough. Imagine my surprise that this one excludes eggs.
Blueberries and coffee cake sounds simply amazing with a cup of coffee.
Cinnamon rolls are perfect comfort food and will satisfy your sweet tooth.
I grew up on pineapple upside down cake. Imagine my surprise when I saw this caramel apple version.
Cheesecake and popcorn. Who knew?
You have to try this unique and rare comfort food dessert.
I think cheesecake makes almost any list of decadent guilty pleasures. Add chocolate into the mix and you have a real sinfully delicious dessert.
A perfect union of s’mores and brownies.
I try to watch what I eat but I will have to use this item for a cheat day indulgence.
This creation is perfect for those of us who are keeping an eye on the weight scale.
These birthday cake donuts look amazingly delicious!
Chocolate and bourbon go so well together. Surprisingly, this dessert happens to be both dairy and gluten free.
I love all chocolate but white chocolate is my favorite. This recipe is pure art.
Recipes for breakfast comfort food
This breakfast croissant is pure comfort food enjoyment. Mixing the flavors of apple and pecan.
This kielbasa creation looks heavenly.
This is excellent party food or tailgating snack food.
Spicy comfort food recipes
I grew up on cornbread and beans. The added jalapeno and maple flavors have me intrigued.
I’m a sucker for Peruvian dishes. Plus these mash potatoes have a spicy kick.
Pasta in 15 minutes? I’m so there.
Comforting meatloaf recipes
I love recipes that provide an interesting twist on traditional comfort foods. In this case using turkey instead of beef.
Sun-dried tomatoes are like candy. This meatloaf creation has my mouth watering.
In my opinion, meatloaf optimizes the phrase comfort foods and should be included on any best of list.
Mexican themed comfort recipes
It’s no secret that I love chili. This beef chili con carne adds a Mexican twist.
This wonderful recipe combines beans, corn, cilantro, onions and topped with a delicious enchiladas sauce.
Easy to make recipe with a great cheesy flavor. Some of the best comfort foods only take minutes to cook.
Not only are these nachos vegan but they make a great tailgating recipe too.
This recipe incorporates delicious Mexican flavors with pasta noodles.
This amazing recipe incorporates Greek yogurt, skim milk, green chilies, whole wheat tortillas, beans and gooey Monterey Jack cheese.
Comfort food sandwich recipes
No best comfort foods list is complete without cheeseburgers. This ultimate cheeseburger won’t disappoint.
Most people don’t know what to do with eggplant. This unique recipe takes a classic eggplant Parmesan and stuff it between bread.
This unique grilled cheese recipe combines the gooey goodness of brie and combines it with the sweetness of fig.
Another eggplant Parmesan sandwich. This is must have home cooked meal.
Comforting Shepherd’s Pie recipes
Shepherd’s pie equals amazing comfort food. The inclusion of lamb and Guinness in this recipe makes it even better.
Who knew that shepherd’s pie could be vegetarian?
Traditional shepherd’s pie is so delicious. The entire family will love it.
I’m a sucker for anything that includes lamb. Adding it to shepherd’s pie is a dream come true.
This shepherd’s pie includes bacon and Guinness for a very robust flavor.
Easy homemade comfort foods like this one uses ingredients to make them vegan friendly.
My family loves shepherd’s pie. If your family is like mine, they’ll love this one too.
Slow cooked comfort recipes
This recipe has so much going for it. Chilli that incorporates turkey and pumpkin in a slow cooker.
Some of my favorite recipes of all time use slow cookers. Slow cooked mash potatoes won’t disappoint.
The comforts of barbecue recipes
These baby back ribs are perfect comfort and tailgate food.
Comforting Asian food recipes
No comfort food list would be complete without Thai food. This recipe is out of this world.
Comforting vegetable food recipes
This recipe combines cheesy cauliflower with bacon, heavy cream and cream cheese.
Here at Slimchefrecipes.com, we love our low carb recipes. This food blogger has come up with a delicious low carb vegetable Parmesan bake.
Home cooked fries are comfort food perfection. This recipe adds a delicious garlic aioli dipping sauce.
Ramen noodles have come a long way. Most people think of ramen a simple microwave snack. This will change that opinion.
If you love Indian food, this will be comfort food heaven for you.