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Comfort food recipes

69 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.

Masala chicken pie

4.258065

(31 ratings)

A Bombay potato-topped coconut curry bake that's healthy and low-fat. Snuggle up with some nutritious comfort food...
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken & leek pot pies

4.5

(2 ratings)

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

IPA treacle tart

5

(1 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 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Bombay potato omelette

4

(1 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

Chorizo bean burgers

4.26087

(23 ratings)

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

Arroz al horno (baked rice)

5

(2 ratings)

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 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Butternut macaroni cheese

4.12195

(41 ratings)

This comforting and creamy family pasta bake is given a makeover by adding roasted squash
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pork noodle stir-fry

4.52941

(17 ratings)

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

Sausage & bean casserole

4.679425

(209 ratings)

A comforting and hearty one-pot sausage stew with chorizo, smoked paprika and plenty of vegetables
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

White velvet soup with smoky almonds

4.5

(4 ratings)

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

Griddle scones with honey

4.714285

(14 ratings)

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

Toffee apple bread & butter pudding

4.75

(4 ratings)

Bonfire night treat meets classic comfort food in this doubly delicious dessert that your family won't be able to resist...
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Hot chocolate milkshakes

4.8

(5 ratings)

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

Beer mac 'n' cheese

3.833335

(30 ratings)

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

Fish pie with saffron mash

4.365855

(41 ratings)

A great dinner party dish. This can be made ahead and frozen so there's always something ready to entertain guests...
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort

Cherry Bakewell sponge pudding

4.923075

(13 ratings)

Cherry and almond is a heavenly combination. This fruity dessert has a sponge top and crunchy finish. Serve with plenty of custard
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Golden veggie shepherd’s pie

4.707865

(89 ratings)

Make this comforting pie in bulk and freeze in separate servings, so you can defrost only what you need
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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