Butter chicken in a bowl with rice

Healthy comfort food recipes

Comfort food has never been so healthy! Try our nutritious and delicious feel-good recipe ideas, from soups and stews to pasta dishes and pies.

140 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Fancy a healthy version of your favourite Friday night chicken curry? The chicken can be marinaded the day before so you can get ahead on your prep

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
18 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This healthy family supper has dumplings that soak up all the flavours of cider, mustard and a hint of apple, and it's 3 of your 5-a-day

2 hrs
Easy
Healthy
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10 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Warm up on chilly evenings with this hearty, healthy bean & pumpkin soup. Serve this low-calorie meal with a chunk of fresh bread for dunking

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Top these mushroom, bacon, kale and tarragon pies with butter bean smash to make a healthy main meal that's big on flavour but light on calories

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
101 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Treat the family to this wholesome chicken casserole that delivers comfort while being low-fat. And you can let a slow cooker do most of the work

7 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
Healthy
589 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Mary Cadogan's aromatic broth will warm you up on a winter's evening - it contains ginger, which is particularly good for colds.

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
26 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Try these slow cooker meatballs for a tasty family meal. Turkey mince makes lighter meatballs which kids love. They also freeze well so you can batch cook

6 hrs
Easy
Healthy
14 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Tuck into this full-bodied, vegetarian Bolognese-based soup with red lentils, which brings you four of your 5-a-day and plenty of fibre

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
21 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Full of omega-3 fats and providing four of your 5-a-day, this healthy dinner is packed with flavourful ingredients including garlic, chilli, salmon fillets and herbs

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
23 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This healthy, filling lunch provides a good balance of protein and carbs from lean steak mince and wholemeal pasta – ideal to aid muscle recovery after exercise

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
11 ratings 4.1 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
11 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Serve up this tasty Moroccan roast lamb dish for a low-calorie main that delivers stacks of flavour and three of your 5-a-day

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
65 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A low-fat, vegetarian soup that everyone will love - passata and whole milk give a silky smooth finish

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
28 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Substituting half your pasta for swede ribbons and the breast of the duck rather than the leg makes this a leaner, but equally delicious, ragu

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
Healthy
25 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Slow cook your next lasagne for extra tender mince – and this version is low-fat and low-calorie. A healthy family meal to give you comfort on cold nights

4 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
Healthy
85 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Make this low-calorie veggie lasagne as a lighter alternative to the traditional bake. It's layered with pasta, ratatouille and sliced aubergine, and packs in all of your five-a-day

3 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
164 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Serve your pasta with a budget-busting tomato and paprika sauce. It's a healthy choice to boot

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
137 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This vegan chilli packs in plenty of vegetables and doesn’t fall short on the flavour front. Serve it with rice or in jacket potatoes for a filling supper

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
104 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Angela Nilsen reinvents a classic recipe to make chicken pie a healthy choice for you

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Healthy
92 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A warming vegan supper with porcini mushrooms, leeks, carrots, and butternut squash, topped with crispy potatoes. It's low calorie, low fat, and perfect for when the nights draw in

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
10 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Comfort food at its healthiest! This protein-rich dinner is perfect after a workout, and provides an impressive 4 of your 5-a-day along with vitamin C and iron

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
21 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy all five of your 5-a-day in this healthy Sunday roast. It's a good source of energising vitamin C and iron, needed for healthy nails and hair

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
538 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A comforting vegan one-pot recipe that counts for 3 of your 5-a-day! You can't go wrong with this iron-rich, low-fat, low-calorie supper.

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
231 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Want a curry without too many calories? Use fat-free Greek yogurt instead of cream for a healthy korma that will give your local takeaway a run for its money

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
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