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Comfort food recipes

82 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

3.857145

(14 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

(3 ratings)

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

4.36842

(76 ratings)

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

Masala chicken pie

4.272725

(33 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 mini 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

4.666665

(3 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

Satay chicken noodle soup with squash

4.75

(8 ratings)

Serve this warming bowl of spicy, nourishing chicken noodle soup whenever you fancy some comfort food. You can make the base a day or two before serving
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

IPA treacle tart

5

(5 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

3.666665

(3 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

4.285715

(14 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

4.09091

(33 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

4.42857

(7 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

4.106385

(47 ratings)

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

Pork noodle stir-fry

4.625

(48 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

4.71617

(303 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 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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