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Comfort food recipes

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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.

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  • Three-cheese meatball lasagne served in a pan

    Three-cheese meatball lasagne

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.56 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

  • Chilli con carne cooking in a pan with chocolate melting on top

    Chilli con carne recipe

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.2288 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.

  • Next-level chocolate fondant with a molten middle

    Next level chocolate fondant

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    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

  • Creamy fish & leek pie served in a casserole dish

    Creamy fish & leek pie

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.46 ratings

    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

  • Slow-cooked pork, cider & sage hotpot served in a casserole pot

    Slow-cooked pork, cider & sage hotpot

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.114 ratings

    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

  • Next level sausages and mash served on a plate

    Bangers and mash with onion gravy

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.13 ratings

    Make sausages and mash with love and you're in for a real treat. We’ve perfected this recipe to make it the very best it can be

  • Macaroni cheese lasagne served in a large serving dish

    Macaroni cheese lasagne

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.38 ratings

    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

  • Sticky toffee apple pudding in a bowl

    Sticky toffee apple pudding

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.208 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

  • One-pot paneer curry pie served in a pie dish

    One-pot paneer curry pie

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.30 ratings

    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

  • Sausage & mash pie in a large baking dish and a single serving alongside

    Sausage & mash pie

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.7 ratings

    Enjoy this ingenious take on a family favourite, sausage and mash. It brings the two ingredients together into one hearty pie that can be easily frozen

  • Fig sponge pudding served in a baking dish

    Fig sponge pudding

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.5 ratings

    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

  • Stuffed pasta bake bolognese served in a casserole dish

    Stuffed pasta bake bolognese

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.56 ratings

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

  • Banoffee pie served on a plate

    Next level banoffee pie

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.5 ratings

    Take this classic dessert to the next level with our marvellous makeover, featuring salted caramel, banana chips, crushed biscuits and peanut butter cream

  • Baked apple & toffee crumble

    Baked apple & toffee crumble

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.14 ratings

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

  • Slow cooker beef goulash served in a bowl

    Slow-cooker beef goulash

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.47 ratings

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

  • A pan serving spaghetti Bolognese

    Next level spaghetti Bolognese

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.31 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

  • Chicken arrabbiata stew & parmesan dumplings in a casserole dish

    Chicken arrabbiata stew & parmesan dumplings

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.166 ratings

    Try a modern take on stew and dumplings with Italian classic tomato alla arrabbiata and parmesan dumplings. Simple and oh so comforting, it's perfect for cold weather cooking

  • Classic bread & butter pudding served in a baking dish

    Classic bread & butter pudding

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.7 ratings

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

  • Sticky ginger parkin served in a skillet

    Sticky ginger skillet parkin

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.8 ratings

    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

  • Next level fish and chips served in newspaper

    Classic fish & chips

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.10 ratings

    Skip the takeaway, and spend a little effort perfecting fish & chips at home – you'll be rewarded with crisp, deeply golden fish and moreish chips

  • Cottage pie in a rectangular dish with portion taken out

    Cottage pie

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.810 ratings

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

  • Vegetarian bean pot with herby breadcrumbs in a bowl

    Vegetarian bean pot with herby breadcrumbs

    A star rating of 3.3 out of 5.17 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

  • Beef & Guinness stew with bacon dumplings served in a casserole dish

    Beef & Guinness stew with bacon dumplings

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.34 ratings

    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

  • A casserole dish serving mac 'n' cheese with Marmite

    Next level mac 'n' cheese

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.37 ratings

    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

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