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.

31 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This very indulgent version of cauliflower cheese is inspired by the après-ski classic, tartiflette

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

The uplifting zing of lemon zest cuts through the richness of this creamy and comforting classic

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
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32 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

The ultimate grown-up comfort food, use leftover fruit bread or even croissants instead of the bread if you prefer

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
15 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Quick and easy to make with storecupboard ingredients, griddle scones go perfectly with creamy honey and butter

25 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This is serious British comfort food for a chilly spring day

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Bonfire night treat meets classic comfort food in this doubly delicious dessert that your family won't be able to resist 

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

An indulgent and warming treat that neither kids nor grown-ups will be able to resist

12 mins
Easy
64 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

A staple of Manhattan's East Village, Emma Freud's cheddar and pale ale pasta dish is the ultimate comfort food

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
40 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Wrap fat sausages in streaky bacon for a posh version of a British classic - perfect comfort food for the whole family

1 hr
Easy
8 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

These luxurious bars are based on a classic flourless cake, so they're rich and light in equal measure

55 mins
More effort
43 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A great dinner party dish. This can be made ahead and frozen so there's always something ready to entertain guests

1 hr and 45 mins
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16 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Cherry and almond is a heavenly combination. This fruity dessert has a sponge top and crunchy finish. Serve with plenty of custard

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

Make this comforting pie in bulk and freeze in separate servings, so you can defrost only what you need

2 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

This easy and comforting pud is the perfect way to round off a family lunch

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This speedy comforting snack has everything you want from a sandwich – melty cheese, salty ham and a touch of sweet fruit

10 mins
Easy
29 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This North African-inspired soup is flavoured with harissa and spices. Serve with hummus toasts and cooling yogurt

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
37 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

An old favourite - a traditional steak and kidney pie, comfort food at its best.

2 hrs and 25 mins
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83 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A gorgeous looking tart that is fantastic for any occasion - from morning tea to decadent dessert

30 mins
Easy
215 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

The perfect cake for brownie lovers, try a big slice warm with some ice cream

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
36 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Homemade rice pudding with your own quick raspberry jam is the ultimate in comfort food

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
121 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Smarten up sausages and sneak in a few vital veggies too with this comforting midweek meal

45 mins
Easy
20 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Served with mash or polenta, these make sophisticated comfort food, and the sweet grapes with a hint of red wine vinegar really cut through the richness of the sausages

35 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

With comfort food, there's little that beats Yorkshire pudding baked with pork - try bacon, carrots, beetroot and parsnip instead of sausage

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
2 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

What could be more indulgent than a croissant a doughnut combined? Edd Kimber's cheat's dough gives wonderful crisp layers

2 hrs
A challenge
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