Comfort Food Lunches

Comfort foods make lunch a celebration of lingering, a sharing of chat and homey flavors. Gather round midday with comfort food lunch favorites like mac and cheese, spaghetti, chili, and franks and beans.

Polenta with BBQ Turkey


No stirring required! Buttery garlic polenta simmers in your slow cooker while you whip up the quick turkey and vegetable topping.

Deep-Dish Chicken Pot Pie

Better Homes and Gardens

Fans of the classic chicken main dish will love this version that features the pastry over the top of the chicken and vegetable mixture instead of the typical crust on the bottom.

Beer-Braised Beef with Potatoes and Cabbage

Family Circle

We'll let you decide what you do with the extra four ounces of beer that are leftover after pouring a cup into this braised beef recipe.

Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

Family Circle

Cottage cheese lends a tanginess to the cheddar cheese sauce in this rendition of the well-loved side dish casserole. A Parmesan and crumb topping further enhances the cheesiness.

Beefsteak Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

Combine round steak and beans for hearty game-day bowls of chili.

Peachy Baked Beans

Better Homes and Gardens

With a side dish this good, you don't need much of an entree, but it does go well with chicken or fish.

ABC Mac & Cheese

Midwest Living

This creamy baked macaroni casserole uses American, blue, and cheddar cheeses.

Total: 45 mins

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Better Homes and Gardens

The nutrient-rich combination of pumpkin and walnuts give this comfort food classic a boost in both flavor and texture. Nutty Fontina and sharp Parmesan cheese supply all the creamy decadence you crave. When boiling pasta for baked dishes, review the time range provided in the package instructions and boil for the minimum time -- pasta will continue to soften in the oven.

Hot Italian Shepherd's Pie

Better Homes and Gardens

Shredded provolone melts into the mashed potato topping while Italian sausage and pepperoncinis spice up the filling of this Italian shepherd's pie.

Organic White Mac and Cheese

Family Circle

Avoid all of the artificial ingredients in boxed macaroni mixes by stirring together this easy homemade recipe. The extreme creaminess comes from four varities of cheese!

Classic Chicken Pot Pie

Better Homes and Gardens

A few shortcuts, including leftover chicken, frozen vegetables and canned condensed soup, cut down on the prep time required for this comfort food dinner.

Macaroni 'n' Cheese

Better Homes and Gardens

A hit since 1949, this award-winning baked macaroni and cheese recipe is extra-creamy thanks to the cream of mushroom soup.

Slow-Cooker Mashed Potato Bowls


Prepare the potatoes before your next big dinner or tailgate party, then set out the toppings and let each person DIY.

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

Better Homes and Gardens

Save time and dishes by stirring together and baking Chicken Pot Pie in an oven-safe skillet.

Cajun Mac and Cheese

Better Homes and Gardens

Spice up a classic. The hot pepper sauce and garlic flavors heat up the warm macaroni and cheese favorite.

Creamy Dill Chicken Stew and Bow Ties

Family Circle

Cream of celery soup and cream cheese make the sauce for this slow cooker chicken pasta dinner rich (and easy).

Chicken and Waffles

Family Circle

Southern comfort food at its finest, Chicken and Waffles is the perfect mix of sweet and savory.

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