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.

97 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
24 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
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379 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
32 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
35 ratings 4.8 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
74 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
45 ratings 4.4 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
44 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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22 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
134 ratings 4.7 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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84 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
217 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
37 ratings 4.2 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
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