21 Best Comfort Food Recipes To Make Your Mouth Water

There is nothing better than a hearty bowl of comfort food whenever you want to get all cozy on a cold, rainy night, or if you’re just in the mood for something filling. Comfort food is food that is characterized as being tasty, satisfying, and warming. 

But if you need some comfort food inspiration, look no further than our article! You’ll find 21 of the best comfort food recipes to make your mouth water!

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Homemade Garlic Bread

Garlic bread is a traditional, comforting side dish that is versatile enough to complete everything from a steak dinner to a baked ziti! While most of us get our garlic bread at the store, it’s actually super quick and easy to make at home.

Whether you want to enjoy it as a snack or a side-dish, garlic bread never fails to put a smile on our faces – and this recipe is no exception!

The combination of garlic and toasted bread creates a symphony of flavor. While this recipe is a side dish, it’s guaranteed to be the star of the show!

Mississippi Pot Roast

We’re sure this pot roast is going to blow you away! It’s a southern classic recipe containing melt-in-your-mouth chuck roast, ranch dressing, pepperoncini peppers, and au jus.

It’s perfect for a holiday celebration, but simple enough to make any time of the week. It’s super simple to whip up, but tastes like you’ve slaved over it for hours!

This recipe requires just five ingredients, and your Crockpot does most of the work. This indulgent pot roast is an incredibly moist and tender roast drenched in a rich, buttery gravy.

In fact, it’s so soft you don’t even need a knife to cut it. The smell of it while it’s cooking is sure to get your mouth watering and your belly rumbling!

Fudgy Oreo Brownies

Extra fudgy and moist brownies combined with Oreo cookies? Yes please! Even without all the trimmings such as chocolate syrup or nuts, brownies are already fabulous.

Even a plain brownie can put a smile on your face! But this recipe takes a humble brownie and transforms it into a delicious, insanely indulgent dessert.

You just need to pack the brownies with Oreos, and crush some Oreos to make the topping. These brownies just need a small amount of flour to get the brownies seriously fudgy, and the chocolate chips help to create the crinkly topping.

Perfect Apple Pie

This scrumptious apple pie is the perfect dessert to make on a cozy, fall day! The crust is buttery and flaky, the apple filling is seasoned to perfection with cinnamon and brown sugar, before being baked until crispy and golden. That sounds like a perfect apple pie to us!

Beef Burritos

Beef burritos are the king of Mexican cuisine, and these filling, delicious burritos are definitely fit for a king. The recipe is simple, but leaves you with amazingly delicious burritos packed with rice, sauce, veggies, and well-seasoned beef.

These burritos are also great to have in the freezer for when you need a quick meal and don’t have time to cook something from scratch.

They taste just as good when cooked from frozen as when cooked fresh! The filling is made with a homemade season that a packet of Old El Paso just can’t compete with.

Bailey’s French Toast

French toast is an amazing, comforting breakfast, but adding some Bailey’s just takes it to the next level, and is a great start to a relaxing weekend.

The Bailey’s gives French toast such a standout flavor, and booze and sweet treats are always a fantastic combination. 

Chicken Enchiladas

This recipe for chicken enchiladas is hearty and super rich. The combination of enchilada sauce, flour tortilla, and shredded chicken creates a heavenly symphony of textures and flavors.

The enchilada sauce and the chicken are seasoned to perfection, and it’s hard to have just one of these scrumptious enchiladas!

Sloppy Joe Pizza

If sloppy Joes vs pizza is a common dinner time battle, then sloppy Joe pizza is the perfect compromise! If you’re confused or reluctant about the idea of a sloppy Joe pizza, allow us to persuade you. This recipe is pizza with a sloppy Joe topping and a heavenly, indulgent flavor.

This magnificent mash-up isn’t just utterly delicious, but a cinch to make. Since it is a combination of two different dishes, you may think it will take an age to make and require loads of ingredients, but you need just five!

On top of all that, it can be on the table in just 30 minutes. Convinced yet?

Irish Mashed Potatoes (Colcannon)

If you’re a fan of mashed potatoes, then you’ll love Colcannon! Colcannon is an Irish take on mashed potatoes, and it’s absolutely delicious!

But how does Colcannon differ from traditional mashed potatoes? Well, Colcannon also includes leeks and shredded cabbage, as well as buttery potatoes. Trust us, it’s a combination made in heaven!

Plus, it’s just as simple to make as standard mashed potatoes, but even more flavorful. This recipe doesn’t require greens, but if you want to make a traditional Colcannon, you can definitely incorporate them. 

Oven-Baked French Fries

You can’t beat a classic, and French fries are definitely that! However, one of the few drawbacks to French fires is the grease.

Well, what if there was a totally delicious French fries recipe without all the fat? Let us introduce you to these oven-baked French fries! They taste just as good as French fries, and are just as crispy. 

We highly recommend Russet potatoes for making French fries, particularly baked French fries, as they have dryer, thicker skin than other potatoes, meaning they get nice and crispy in the oven. 

Loaded Mac & Cheese

You may think that mac and cheese can’t get any better, but this recipe takes it to the next level! Butter, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, milk, and sour cream come together in this recipe to make a decadent sauce, but that’s not all.

This mac & cheese is also seasoned with green onions and chives for an additional hit of flavor. Oh, and did we mention the generous amounts of bacon?

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s pie calls for beef that is seasoned to perfection, rich gravy, veggies and – its signature ingredient – mashed potatoes.

These ingredients join forces to make an irresistible, mouth-watering plate of comfort food that is flavorful, rich, and tender. 

This hearty, restaurant-worthy pie is easy to make at home, and is guaranteed to be a crowd favorite.

You just make a tasty beef, gravy, and veggie filling in a cast iron pan and layer it with creamy, fluffy mashed potatoes, before broiling until it is golden brown. This is the ideal comfort food for those chillier months!

Chicken Pot Pie Noodle Skillet

Chicken pot pie noodle skillet is comfort food that will blow you away! It takes traditional chicken pot pie into an even more delicious meal. What makes this dish so unique?

Well, it uses noodles rather than the standard crust that we’re sure you’ll love. Plus, this is a simple, and quick recipe to make so you can whip it up any day of the week!

Condensed Milk Bread

If this is the first time you’ve heard about condensed milk bread, allow us to educate you!

Condensed milk bread is a seriously buttery and soft bread that is flavored with – yep, you guessed it – sweetened, condensed milk. You can enjoy it with jam, or jelly, or the spread of your choice but it’s just as delicious by itself. 

It doesn’t just taste fabulous, but it’s beautiful too! It will definitely catch the eye of whoever you have over for dinner.

The milky flavor is lovely, but the consistency is what makes this recipe so special. It’s as light as a cloud, while being delightfully chewy. If this is your first time making bread, condensed milk bread is a great place to start.

Loaded Chocolate Chip Giant Cookies

These chocolate chips are big and bold in both flavor and size, and are great if you want a seriously sugary, comforting fix. These cookies are not just loaded with chocolate chips though.

They’re loaded with coconut, oat, peanut butter chips, and Rice Krispies. There is only one way to describe the taste sensation of all those flavors: heavenly!

Chicken And Dumplings

Chicken and dumplings is a staple of American cuisine that will put a smile on anybody’s face. It’s hearty, rich, and satisfying, the very definition of comfort food!

What sounds better than digging into some chicken and dumplings while enjoying your favorite boxset? Nothing! Soft dumplings, a savory broth, and tender chicken is a guaranteed mood lifter.

This hearty chicken and dumplings recipe calls for chive dumplings, fluffy buttermilk, and roasted chicken and is surprisingly simple to whip up.

Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo is a dish that is perfect for the whole family! Fettuccine Alfredo is an incredibly cheesy, creamy and rich sauce combined with al dente pasta.

Fettuccine Alfredo doesn’t get more decadent than this recipe! It is full of fats, and carbs, but it’s undeniably a comforting treat. The homemade alfredo sauce calls for just 5 easy ingredients. These are butter, garlic, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese. 


This is chili like mom used to make! A single spoonful will fill you with nostalgia and transport you to your childhood dinner table. But this is mom’s recipe with a twist.

The twist in this recipe is that it calls for beer. Yes, you read that right! Beer gives the chili a delightfully malty flavor that only beer can. However, the beer does evaporate whilst cooking, so this chili is perfectly suitable for children.

Another thing that makes this chili great is the perfect consistency, flavor, and heat. The combination of beans, spices, tomatoes, and well-seasoned beef is already incredible, but it’s only elevated by the sour cream and cheese on top.


Lasagna may just be the most comforting dish in all of Italian cuisine. It combines layers of pasta, cheese, béchamel sauce, and meat sauce. In short, it’s utterly irresistible!

These layers create a symphony of flavor that will make your taste buds dance. It’s simultaneously cheesy, creamy, hearty, and meaty. 

Easy, 30-Minute Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup is an iconic comfort dish that is guaranteed to put a spring in your step, and this may be the perfect chicken noodle soup recipe that you’ll want to make on a gloomy day again and again.

The combination of chicken, chewy yet firm egg noodles, and veggies is a combination made in heaven. The broth is seasoned with bay leaves, oregano, parsley, and thyme and tops it all off perfectly. 

Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

This hearty, warm beef stew is another dish you’ll reach for when the days are cold and rainy. It’s the ultimate comfort food!

This stew is filled not just with beef that melts in your mouth, but carrots, celery and potatoes in a savory, rich broth.

It’s packed not just with texture and flavor, but is vibrant enough to brighten the most drab winter day. It’s a dish that is both comforting and irresistible. Once you slurp up the last drop, you’ll be wanting more!

Final Thoughts

We hope our picks for the 21 best comfort food recipes have got your mouth watering, and have inspired you to whip up a delicious, hearty meal when the nights get colder and you and your family are in need of som