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.

See Popular Comfort Food Lunches Recipes

Classic Comfort Food: Skillet Tuna Noodle Casserole

With more healthful ingredients than the original and a crunchy topping, this skillet casserole is perfect weeknight fare for the family.

Vegetarian Comfort Food: Eggplant Parmesan Casserole

Eggplant Parmesan is a favorite cold weather casserole that's sure to please the whole family. What's not to love about cheese, tender eggplant, and sauce?

South of the Border Comfort Food: Mexican Chicken Pozole Verde

Craving comfort food? Look no further than our Mexican Chicken Pozole Verde soup, with tomatillos, peppers, hominy, tender chicken and colorful toppings.

Mexican Comfort Food: Pork and Chile Stew

Transform baby back ribs into a tender and spicy Mexican-style stew with a low and slow cooking technique. Serve with tortillas for ultimate comfort food.

Guilt-Free Comfort Food: Polenta Vegetable Casserole

This vegetarian dish, with a hearty polenta base, features the classic flavors of lasagna in a quick cooking casserole. Try it for a filling family meal.

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.

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.

Healthy Comfort Food: Meatball and Barley Soup

Try a bowl of this healthy and quick comfort food, made with whole grains and flavorful pork meatballs, for dinner tonight.

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 Made Modern: Sweet Potato-Ham Bake

Try this cheesy casserole with sweet potatoes, ham, cauliflower and thyme for a comfort food supper that will please the whole family.

Easy Comfort Food: Skillet Baked Pasta with Sausage

Try this cheesy pasta casserole for an easy weeknight dinner or a comforting Sunday supper. The familiar flavors will please the whole family.

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.

Easy Comfort Food: Slow Cooker Sausage and Lentil Soup

Get out the slow cooker and try this pleasantly smoky soup with kielbasa sausage and lentils the next time you need an easy, yet totally satisfying supper.

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
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