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Comfort food recipes

81 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.

Lamb & Dauphinoise hotpot

4.75

(4 ratings)

Savour every mouthful of this rich, comforting pie with red wine gravy and potato topping
  • 4 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy

Melty cheese & potato pie

4.285715

(7 ratings)

Drawing from the apres-ski classic tartiflette, this indulgent pie transforms into a cheesy fondue with creamy sliced potatoes and crisp puff pastry
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Coconut, rum & raisin rice pudding

5

(1 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

Treacle apple pudding

3.916665

(12 ratings)

Using fruit purée instead of butter means you can enjoy a comforting steamed sponge pud with less fat - serve with skinny custard
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Cheesy leek & bacon pasta

4.409835

(61 ratings)

A creamy and comforting quick pasta recipe, ideal for when you're short on time...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Masala chicken pie

4.28125

(32 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

Pear & hazelnut clafoutis

4.5

(2 ratings)

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

IPA treacle tart

5

(2 ratings)

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

3

(2 ratings)

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

Next level chilli con carne

4.166665

(12 ratings)

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 hours and 25 mins
  • More effort

Chorizo bean burgers

4.25

(24 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

Next level fish pie

4.333335

(6 ratings)

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 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort

Butternut macaroni cheese

4.09524

(42 ratings)

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

Pork noodle stir-fry

4.565215

(23 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

4.67544

(228 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

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