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.

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Light and Fresh Comfort Food: Squash and Tomato Casserole

Try this light and fresh casserole recipe for baked yellow squash and heirloom tomatoes with fresh basil and melted cheeses for dinner tonight.

8 Healthy Comfort Food Recipes -- Go, Meatloaf!

SNOW DAY! We got six inches last night. The schools are closed, the roads are empty, and the pine trees are bent down to the ground.

Comfort-Food Classics: Chicken and Dumplings Recipes

Bring a bubbling pot of chicken and dumplings to the dinner table on a cold winter night, and you're an instant hero. There's something about the combination of creamy sauce, tender vegetables, shredded chicken, and fluffy dumplings that lights up every comfort-food button in your body. It's a hearty meal that feels like love in a bowl.

Comfort Food Classics: 6 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

The recipe for comfort is easy: take two slices of bread, put cheese in the middle, and grill. Grilled cheese sandwiches are truly one of life's simplest pleasures; they're as effortless to make as they are to enjoy. We've gathered some of our favorite grilled cheese sandwich recipes, each one offering a spin on the classic bread-and-cheese combo.

Quick Comfort Food: Escarole and White Bean Soup

Healthy, comforting, and quick, this white bean soup has it all. Make a double batch and enjoy some for dinner tonight and lunches throughout the week.

Healthy Comfort Food: Creamy Buckwheat Pasta with Wild Mushrooms

Change up your standard pasta fare with this recipe for hearty buckwheat noodles and creamy sauce loaded with mushrooms and cheese.

30-Minute Comfort Food: Sausage Meatballs with Pasta

Change up your meatball routine with this sausage version that, when paired with sauce and pasta, makes for a quick and satisfying dinner.

Marja's Mac-and-Cheese

Food & Wine

Jean-Georges Vongerichten is so fond of his wife Marja's ultrarich mac and cheese that it appears on the menu at the Mercer Kitchen, one of his New York restaurants. Marja makes the dish with four cheeses, from creamy Monterey Jack to extra-sharp cheddar. The most unusual touch: the cubes of cream cheese that melt on top.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Best Comfort Food Recipes: What We Want to Eat this Fall!

Late yesterday afternoon I took Henry The Dog for a walk on a trail the local elementary school. The sun was going down, so all I could see of the trees was their silhouettes. A young couple had brought their baby to our Tot Lot -- the baby playground between two baseball fields.

Smoked Sausage Baked Beans

Betty Crocker

Add a little sizzle to baked beans using chiles, cumin and chili powder!

Total: 1 hr 10 mins

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Campbell's

This extra-easy version of a classic casserole is homey, cheesy and topped with crunchy bread crumbs to make it even better.

Total: 40 mins

Cincinnati Chili

Betty Crocker

Serve zesty chili over hot cooked spaghetti for a mouthwatering 30-minute meal.

Total: 30 mins

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Betty Crocker

Satisfy hearty appetites with a tuna casserole with a few extras like broccoli and roasted red bell pepper.

Total: 50 mins

Slow-Cooker Mac and Cheese

Taste of the South
Total: 2 hrs 45 mins

Crowd-Pleasing Tuna Noodle Casserole

Campbell's

You won't believe how easy it is to make this classic casserole featuring that favorite combination of tuna, noodles, peas and cream of mushroom soup. This version serves 8, so everyone can dig in!

Total: 55 mins

Nacho Mac and Cheese

Campbell's

Cozy, comforting and easy to make, this 3-ingredient dish in on table in 20 minutes...plus, the kids will love it!

Total: 20 mins
Total: 25 mins
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