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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.

Toffee apple bread & butter pudding


(9 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


(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


(59 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


(43 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


(15 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


(122 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

Brie, ham & fig jam toastie


(1 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

Moroccan harira & chicken soup


(26 ratings)

This North African-inspired soup is flavoured with harissa and spices. Serve with hummus toasts and cooling yogurt
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

A good steak & kidney pie


(34 ratings)

An old favourite - a traditional steak and kidney pie, comfort food at its best.
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • More effort

Flat apple & vanilla tart


(80 ratings)

A gorgeous looking tart that is fantastic for any occasion - from morning tea to decadent dessert
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Sticky pan-roasted sausages with grapes


(19 ratings)

Served with mash or polenta, these make sophisticated comfort food, and the sweet grapes with a hint of red wine vinegar really cut through the richness of the sausages
  • 35 mins
  • Easy



(1 rating)

What could be more indulgent than a croissant a doughnut combined? Edd Kimber's cheat's dough gives wonderful crisp layers...
  • 2 hours
  • A challenge

Greek lamb & macaroni bake


(71 ratings)

A cross between moussaka and macaroni cheese, this thrifty Mediterranean pasta bake makes for a hearty meal
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

Roast aubergine parmigiana


(21 ratings)

An Italian-style roasted vegetable gratin with tomato and basil sauce, Parmesan and mozzarella
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Damson crumble


(2 ratings)

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 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chicken & leek filo pie


(14 ratings)

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 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy


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