This list of 30 Incredible Comfort Food Dinners will keep you in comfort food-mode all winter long! From pasta to soup to burgers, I’ve got you covered!
This list is in response to the 30 Incredible Low Carb Dinners I put out a couple of weeks ago. It got a ton of good feedback, like I said, I son’t think a lot of readers know me for my “good for you” food…
But today I’m onto the comfort food.
The dinners you look forward to when the weather is cold, or if you are under the weather. Or party food, where we usually get more indulgent with our menu choices…it’s all here for you in one list that you can keep going back to whenever you need it!
Nachos = comfort food in my house. Nothing like a big sheet pan of nachos covered with cheese and tons of toppings, piping hot out of the oven.
2) Garlic Bread Pasta –
Pasta is definitely something we don’t seem to have a lot so when we do, it’s comfort food. This recipe with fresh garlic, butter and toasted bread crumbs will definitely get you in a carb coma.
3) Thai Chicken Chili –
This chili has a spicy, peanut satay flavor to it. A chicken based chili gets simmered with peppers, beans, chilis and beer. What could be better than that?
This one was made for my little guy. He loves tomato soup so much we make this in bulk and store it in the freezer for a quick meal or when he’s sick. It’s that one thing that he’ll eat when he’s sick, so we have to have it on hand!
5) Loaded Taco Pie –
Beefy, taco seasoned filling topped with all your favorite taco toppings. Baked in a store-bought crust for an easy, comfort food dinner the whole family will love!
Wings. Who doesn’t love going out for them? What’s even better is if you can make them at home like these Salt & Vinegar Wings, a take off my favorite BWW wing for when I can’t get out to get them.
7) Nacho Chicken Wings –
Let’s stick with the wings here a second, this one combines two of my favorite comfort food dinners! Wings and Nachos. A crushed up, tortilla crust coats these wings. Topped with all the favorites. Try it.
8) Lobster Corn Chowder –
Indulgent, yes. Comfort food, yes. This chowder works for all seasons, mostly the “season” when lobster is on sale for us! Then we grab them up, shell the meat and freeze it so we can have this chowder whenever we want it!
Nope these shells aren’t stuffed with ravioli, but filled with the same filling that we use to make ravioli. Which really is like a once a year thing, so by making the filling and loading it into shells we can have the same flavor more often.
10) Crab Cake Chowder –
One of my favorite things to eat as far as seafood goes are crab cakes. This chowder is my way to get the same flavor of a crab cake in chowder form. Also a little more budget friendly than crab cakes for dinner for my boys who’d eat at least 2 each!
For this pasta dish you can use whatever shaped pasta you have, then just load the creamy bolognese on top. Don’t forget the buttery, toasted bread crumb topping!
This one says it all. This chicken is so flavorful with only a few ingredients, chicken, bacon, cream cheese and apple cider. Load it on pretzel or slider buns and top it with french fried onions – you’ve got yourself one heck of a party.
Shredded beef, peppers and onions stuffed into shells and baked with a 5 minute creamy, alfredo sauce. You can make it ahead and throw it in the oven at dinner time!
14) Beefy French Onion Soup –
One of our newest recipes, this one was inspired by our vacation to St. John where we had it at a restaurant for dinner one night. I’ll never go back to regular French Onion soup!
15) Creamy Sausage Spaghetti –
I love the method in this recipe, pulsing the sausage filling in a food processor so it gets broken up really fine so that when you mix it in with your spaghetti you get sausage in every bite, instead of all the meat sauce falling to the bottom of the pot.
After we got back from Disney, I saw smoked turkey legs in my local grocery store. Throw them in your slow cooker with split peas, herbs and water and you’ve got comfort food in a bowl for dinner.
All the flavors of a delicious cheeseburger made into quesadilla form. Crispy on the outside and a cheesy, beefy filling on the inside.
These lasagna rolls are so tasty, a turkey filling with a creamy pumpkin alfredo sauce. Don’t wait for Fall to make these!
This burger was made out of my need for epic tailgating food, 3 thin hamburger patties covered with three different types of Swiss cheese and smothered with caramelized onions. Piled onto Texas Toast for the ultimate flavor.
20) BBQ Bang Bang Burger –
Another epic burger creation, this one has burger patties that are actually dipped into a BBQ bang bang sauce, then piled onto a bun with a crisp coleslaw topping.
Can you tell so far that cheeseburgers might be a comfort food for me? This chowder is awesome. Simply put. Creamy, loaded with potatoes and beef and the “fries” are roasted in the oven before hand then added to the chowder so they stay crisp, like fries.
22) Whiskey Burger –
One more burger on the list, this one is actually soaked in whiskey and garlic before it hits the grill. I promise you’ll never make a burger without whiskey again.
23) Kentucky Hot Brown –
A great way to use up leftover turkey, but thick sliced turkey from the deli works too. The gravy that coats these sandwiches has bacon chopped up inside it, instead of bacon on the sandwich, but feel free to layer some extra bacon on top too!
24) Spicy Dan Dan Noodles –
Had to make this one just because it was named after me! But the flavors are killer, peanut sauce, vegetables and ground beef tossed with noodles…take out made better at home. Where, let’s face it, you’re more comfortable anyway.
25) Chicken Parm Pizza –
This one is a little different, but so worth making. It’s pizza without the crust. A large breaded chicken patty is the “crust” of the pizza. Topped with mozzarella cheese and sauce – then slice it into wedges like a pizza!
26) Cheeseburger Meatballs –
OK, so you might be saying – enough with the cheeseburgers!!! Well, no. I can’t stop. These meatballs are like cheeseburgers in meatball form. A fun appetizer for a party but an even more fun family dinner!
27) Enchilada Meatballs –
These meatballs use crushed tortilla chips instead of breadcrumbs to kick up the Mexican flavor. Baked with cheese and a homemade enchilada sauce on top, pretty outstanding.
28) Crock Pot Steak Fajitas –
Grab a flank steak, season it up and throw it into your crock pot with onions and peppers. When you come home from a long day, crack a Corona because it’s fajita night!
29) Italian Beef Pizza –
This recipe is a two for one. The beef in the crock pot for the first dinner, then with the leftovers you can make this crazy good, Italian Beef Pizza.
30) Beefy Tomato Soup –
Our most popular recipe! So it’s a comfort to us…but something about the creamy tomato broth that’s loaded with pasta and beef makes people go crazy! It’s not a brothy soup, more like a chowder so it’s thick, satisfying and filling…comfort food 101.