My Favorite Comfort Food Recipes

Cool days and cold nights make us think about more substantial food for dinner. And it doesn’t have to be bad weather that makes you crave comfort; everybody needs help when world events or personal problems are overwhelming.

This is the perfect time for a look at comfort food recipes we crave. The Busy Cooks forum has been busy with readers posting their favorite comfort food recipes. There is a common thread that runs through all the wonderful recipe choices – usually a food from childhood that evokes memories of being warm and cozy and cared for by someone special.

Try these recipes and you and your family will feel cozy and safe too.

These are some of my special versions of popular comfort foods recipes. Join us in the forum and tell us about your favorites too!

My Favorite Comfort Food Recipes


  • Bacon Alfredo Pasta Casserole
    This wonderful recipe is made of a creamy cheese sauce that envelops spaghetti, bacon, onions, garlic, and peas. It melts in your mouth.
    • Fastest Cheesecake
      For true comfort food in a hurry, this recipe is hard to beat. It really is the fastest cheesecake – ever!
    • Baked Grilled Cheese Sammies
      There’s really nothing comforting about standing next to the stove making sandwich after sandwich. So this oven method, which produces perfectly melted cheese and crisp bread, is a real winner! Go sip some hot cocoa while they bake.
    • Mac and Cheese Casserole
      This wonderful five ingredient recipe is super fast, rich and creamy.
    • Creamy Tex-Mex Chicken Spaghetti
      Salsa and four cheese Alfredo sauce combine for a creamy, spicy, and warming topping to tender chicken and perfectly cooked pasta. Avocados add the quintessential finishing touch.
    • Skillet Spaghetti
      Since the pasta cooks right in the sauce, it absorbs a lot of flavor. I also love the texture of the spaghetti when it’s cooked in this fashion.
    • My Special Pizza
      I discovered the secret ingredient to the special tang that take-out pizzas have, and I make my pizza sauce this way every time.
    • Glazed Doughnuts
      This super-easy recipe uses refrigerated dough for a quick treat.
    • Crockpot Chili
      Everybody has their own special chili recipe. I love this one, made in a crockpot.


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