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.

17 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Discover the secret ingredients that take the humble steak and ale pie to new levels. But, be warned: one slice just won't be enough

4 hrs
More effort
17 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Try this vegan take on a jambalaya, full of fiery and smoky flavours and bursting with vegetables. It's healthy, low in fat and calories, yet big on flavour 

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
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5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Savour every mouthful of this rich, comforting pie with red wine gravy and potato topping

4 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
14 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Drawing from the apres-ski classic tartiflette, this indulgent pie transforms into a cheesy fondue with creamy sliced potatoes and crisp puff pastry 

1 hr and 15 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
8 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Toast rice in brown butter, cook in coconut cream and lace with rum and raisin syrup to make this rice pudding. It's a world away from school-dinner versions

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
13 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Using fruit purée instead of butter means you can enjoy a comforting steamed sponge pud with less fat - serve with skinny custard

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
81 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A creamy and comforting quick pasta recipe, ideal for when you're short on time

30 mins
Easy
34 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A Bombay potato-topped coconut curry bake that's healthy and low-fat. Snuggle up with some nutritious comfort food

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
Healthy
25 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Take ‘sausages and beans’ from its modest midweek meal status and elevate it to an elegant one-pot casserole that’s special enough for entertaining

55 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Individual shortcrust pastry pies with chicken in a cheese, leek and chive sauce. Comfort food at its best.

25 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
10 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 5 mins
Easy
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Add a little grapefruit zest to bring out the vibrant hop bitterness in this fabulous treacle tart made with pale ale. Scatter over honeycomb shards to serve

2 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Make this comforting Bombay potato omelette as an easy lunch or simple supper. To serve, top with a drizzle of yogurt or raita and some chilli sauce 

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
20 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 25 mins
More effort
40 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Combine Spanish sausage with the traditional pork variety for a pulse-packed, spicy burger

26 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Combine pork belly, black pudding and bacon lardons in this Spanish rice dish. Meaty and filling, it feeds eight with little effort and is perfect for a cold night

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 40 mins
More effort
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This game bird is a lot like chicken, so can be cooked in the same way - give it a whirl in this fragrant Moroccan-spiced casserole

1 hr and 40 mins
More effort
46 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This comforting and creamy family pasta bake is given a makeover by adding roasted squash

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
68 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Whip up this filling pork noodle stir-fry for a quick and easy midweek meal. It takes just 30 minutes to make, so is great for busy evenings 

30 mins
Easy
22 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Teach children how to make this pasta supper - it's a tasty family meal packed with nutrients

45 mins
Easy
355 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A comforting and hearty one-pot sausage stew with chorizo, smoked paprika and plenty of vegetables

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
7 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Try a healthy twist on classic comfort food with this silky veggie soup, topped with almonds. It’s low in fat and calories but packed full of flavour

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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