Meatball lasagne topped with melted cheese with a slice cut out

Comfort food recipes

Our comfort food classics will warm you up on a winter's night. Tuck into cheesy pasta bakes, satisfying pies, hearty stews, indulgent puddings and more.

42 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 55 mins
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2,046 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
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Wow dinner guests with our ultimate chocolate fondant. Its molten middle is the stuff of dessert dreams – and we've added in caramel and coffee flavours too 

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
24 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Give the humble fish pie a flavour-boosting makeover with Tommy Banks' version, made with king prawns, salmon and haddock and topped with a comforting, cheesy mash

2 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
81 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Warm up as the cold nights set in with this glorious hotpot, with slow-cooked pork cooked in cider and sage. It's topped with a crispy layer of potatoes

3 hrs and 40 mins
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11 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Feeling a bit fuzzy or need some comfort? Mac 'n' cheese and lasagne are sure to do the trick – and here we've combined them for the ultimate indulgent dish

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
191 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
20 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

What's more comforting than a curry in pie form? This one-pot paneer pie is filled with a makhani-style filling and topped with a crisp puff pastry lid 

1 hr and 55 mins
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Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Sponge pudding gets taken up a level with the addition of delicious baked figs and thyme, resulting in a seriously comforting wintry dessert. Serve warm with cream, ice cream or Greek yogurt

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
36 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Combine two favourites – bolognese and stuffed pasta shells – to make the ultimate pasta bake. Serve bubbling from the oven for true comfort food

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star 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 hr and 5 mins
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Vegetarian
14 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
37 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

With fall-apart beef, tomatoes and peppers in a creamy, rich stew, our slow-cooker goulash recipe couldn't be easier or more comforting

7 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
23 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Cook this bread and butter pudding in a water bath for a gorgeous soft and creamy texture that contrasts wonderfully with the caramelised crust

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try this one-pan pud/cake hybrid as an easy dessert for Bonfire Night, Halloween or cooler nights. Served straight from the oven, it’s perfect with custard

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
706 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This great-value family favourite freezes beautifully and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser

2 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
15 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

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
24 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Cosy-up this winter with a hearty stew. This beef and Guinness casserole really packs in the flavour, and comes served with delicious bacon dumplings, cabbage and mash

3 hrs and 30 mins
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27 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Make this granddaddy of pasta bakes with the salty tang of yeast extract, plus mustard and evaporated milk. This is macaroni cheese with added oomph

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
24 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
Gluten-free
7 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star 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 hrs and 50 mins
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49 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 35 mins
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Vegetarian
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