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.

74 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A cross between moussaka and macaroni cheese, this thrifty Mediterranean pasta bake makes for a hearty meal

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
24 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

An Italian-style roasted vegetable gratin with tomato and basil sauce, Parmesan and mozzarella

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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4 ratings 3.3 out of 5 star rating

This damson and apple crumble will go down a treat as a family dessert. The damsons will contain stones, so remember to warn people to remove them as they eat

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
17 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Use up leftovers from a roast dinner to make this delicious chicken and leek pie with filo pastry topping. Serve with cabbage and mash for true comfort food

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
10 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Impress family and friends with our Scandinavian-inspired gratin with salmon, beetroot, potatoes and dill; a comforting bake that's perfect for entertaining

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
74 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Once you've cracked this technique for silky smooth vanilla custard, you'll never go back to tinned

25 mins
Easy
268 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A great way to get kids to eat spinach, this comforting sausage supper dish is also perfect for a hungry crowd

1 hr and 10 mins
More effort
57 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Warm up after work with this ultimate comfort food dish, just add a buttery dollop of mash

45 mins
Easy
15 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Bake these caramel pear blondies for an indulgent teatime treat. With a biscuity flavour that comes from browning the butter, they're moreish and chewy

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This crowd-pleasing pasta is easy to make, healthy and satisfying with squash providing 1 of your 5-a-day and pecans stirred through, which add a nice crunch

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of seasonal sprouts this winter with this tasty tart. It combines comté cheese and walnuts in a wonderful spelt and pumpkin seed pastry case 

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Serve these rarebit toasties with sticky Marmite onions and eggs for the ultimate comfort food. Add some crispy bacon to the mix for a great bacon sarnie too

50 mins
Easy
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