Meatball lasagne topped with melted cheese

Comfort food recipes

69 Recipes

Tuck into our selection of warming recipes for winter nights.

Three-cheese meatball lasagne

4.75

(4 ratings)

Take lasagne to the next level by swapping the meat sauce for sausage meatballs. The fennel seeds and chilli add another layer of flavour and a little spice
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • More effort

Chilli con carne recipe

4.789515

(1335 ratings)

This great chilli recipe has to be one of the best dishes to serve to friends for a casual get-together. An easy sharing favourite that uses up storecupboard ingredients.
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Sprout, comté & walnut tart

0

(0 ratings)

Make the most of seasonal sprouts this winter with this tasty tart. It combines comté cheese and walnuts in a wonderful spelt and pumpkin seed pastry case
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sticky toffee apple pudding

4.5625

(144 ratings)

Try a fruity version of the classic sticky toffee pudding for a rich after-dinner treat. Serve with cream, custard or vanilla ice cream
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Creamy chicken, squash & pecan pasta

5

(1 rating)

This crowd-pleasing pasta is easy to make, healthy and satisfying with squash providing 1 of your 5-a-day and pecans stirred through, which add a nice crunch
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Next level banoffee pie

4

(1 rating)

Take this classic dessert to the next level with our marvellous makeover, featuring salted caramel, banana chips, crushed biscuits and peanut butter cream
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Satay chicken noodle soup with squash

4.5

(4 ratings)

Serve this warming bowl of spicy, nourishing chicken noodle soup whenever you fancy some comfort food. You can make the base a day or two before serving
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Baked apple & toffee crumble

4.6

(10 ratings)

This comforting bake has it all- circles of apple, buttery brown sugar, plump fruit and spice, all baked under a nutty oat topping
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Next level spaghetti Bolognese

4.5

(8 ratings)

Ramp up your usual spaghetti Bolognese with this recipe which throws in a few unorthodox methods and ingredients to deliver the ultimate pasta dish
  • 4 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy

Pear & hazelnut clafoutis

4.5

(2 ratings)

Combine the flavours of pear and hazelnut to make this stunning dessert. Make sure to serve the clafoutis warm – and don't forget the cream or crème fraîche...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cottage pie

4.826815

(358 ratings)

This great-value family favourite freezes beautifully and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy

Vegetarian bean pot with herby breadcrumbs

3.75

(4 ratings)

Get five of your 5-a-day in one hit with this vegetarian bean pot topped with breadcrumbs. It's bursting with nutrients, low in calories and packed with flavour...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Beef & Guinness stew with bacon dumplings

4.285715

(14 ratings)

Cosy up this winter with a hearty stew. This beef and Guinness casserole really packs in the flavour, served with delicious bacon dumplings, cabbage and mash
  • 3 hours and 30 mins
  • More effort

Next level mac 'n' cheese with Marmite

4.75

(8 ratings)

Make this granddaddy of pasta bakes with the salty tang of Marmite, plus mustard and evaporated milk. This is macaroni cheese with added oomph
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Hunter’s chicken

0

(0 ratings)

What could be more comforting than chicken breasts wrapped in bacon with BBQ sauce and cheese? Serve this easy chicken dish with mash or roast potatoes
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Steak & chips pie

5

(1 rating)

Combine steak, chips, red wine gravy and wild mushrooms, then wrap it all up in a pie crust to enjoy one of the best mash-ups we’ve ever come up with...
  • 3 hours and 50 mins
  • More effort

Slow cooker pork casserole

5

(5 ratings)

Cosy up on cold nights with our comforting slow cooker pork casserole. Chopped apples would make a great addition – add them in the final hour of cooking...
  • 8 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy

Pear & berry pie

0

(0 ratings)

Combine two classic sweets – poached pears and a fruit pie - to make this stunning dessert with a decorative top to impress your dinner guests...
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Next level fish pie

4.2

(5 ratings)

Generous chunks of fish in a creamy sauce made with a few secret ingredients, topped with buttery mash and a crispy garnish. Take fish pie to the next level
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort

Next level chilli con carne

4.454545

(11 ratings)

Reinvent this classic comfort food with our one-pan version that is enrichened with peanut butter, espresso powder and dark chocolate. You won't look back...
  • 3 hours and 25 mins
  • More effort

Lamb & Dauphinoise hotpot

4.5

(2 ratings)

Savour every mouthful of this rich, comforting pie with red wine gravy and potato topping
  • 4 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy

Melty cheese & potato pie

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Drawing from the apres-ski classic tartiflette, this indulgent pie transforms into a cheesy fondue with creamy sliced potatoes and crisp puff pastry
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Treacle apple pudding

3.81818

(11 ratings)

Using fruit purée instead of butter means you can enjoy a comforting steamed sponge pud with less fat - serve with skinny custard
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Cheesy leek & bacon pasta

4.489795

(49 ratings)

A creamy and comforting quick pasta recipe, ideal for when you're short on time...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

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