26 Easy Comfort Food Classics

When those cravings come calling, turn to the time-tested classics. Crunchy fried chicken, tender pot roast, a foolproof meatloaf - you simply can't go wrong.

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Slow-Roasted Pork

"This was very good. It was so tender and juicy, even our youngest child gobbled it up."

-The Portugarians

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Southern Fried Chicken

"This is the best fried chicken I have ever made! It has a nice, savory flavor and a coating with just the right amount of crispiness."

-Sharlene~W

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Pot Roast with Vegetables

"This is the best! The meat was so tender and the veggies were awesome in the juices."

-Patti11

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Shepherd's Pie

"I bragged about this recipe on Facebook! I added a bag of shredded carrots to the celery and onion mix. It was wonderful."

-Warm_Sunshine

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Classic Meatloaf

"I have been trying to find a down-home, vintage-style meatloaf recipe for years. The search stops here!"

-CowboysChick

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Roast Chicken

"I made this at the last minute, so I just slapped on the rub and into the oven it went. The bird roasted beautifully!"

-Cynna

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Southern Biscuits and Gravy

"This was my first time making this classic meal. Everything turned out great! The biscuits were buttery, the gravy was creamy... A great recipe!"

-sometimechef

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Creamy Mac 'n' Cheese

"This is delicious! The sauce is very creamy and has an excellent cheesy flavor."

-Aunt Sukki

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Ground Beef Stroganoff

"This meal is ALWAYS a hit. It's rich and very filling. I've given this recipe to so many people that I have lost track!"

-khanes77

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Slow-Cooker Chicken & Gravy

"I made this for a big Sunday dinner and the whole family devoured it. The flavor was wonderful."

-Coastiehoney

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Chicken Pot Pie

"We love chicken pot pie, but I always purchased them in the past. Finally I can make them at home. This is such great comfort food!"

-Nancy's Pantry

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Italian Meatballs

"These are, without a doubt, the BEST meatballs I've ever made. My mother-in-law was Italian and I never came close to her meatballs, but this recipe tops hers!"

-queenieg

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Diner-Style Grilled Cheese

"Using mayo is such a neat trick! I now use this method every time. The outsides turn a beautiful, crunchy, toasty brown."

-LauraBlueEyes

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Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

"This is one of the best chicken Alfredos we have ever had! The addition of bacon gives it so much more flavor."

-AZPARZYCH

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Breaded Pork Chops

"This is my go-to pork chop recipe. They always come out super tasty and they are so easy to pull together."

-daraeve

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Chicken Parmesan

"This was wonderful stuff. We usually bake chicken Parmesan in the oven. With this recipe, dinner was on the table in about 30 minutes!"

-foxysnana

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Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese

"Whether you use full-fat sour cream and cream cheese or opt for low-fat, these mashed potatoes turn out rich and creamy!"

-Cookgirl

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Easy Beef Stew

"This is a terrific, quick weeknight meal. I doubled the recipe and it worked like a gem. Everyone loved it!"

-HokiesMom

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Chicken-Fried Steak

"This recipe has simple ingredients and amazing flavor! The crispy breading didn't fall off of the steaks, and the gravy was delicious and smooth."

-mzkami

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Braised Short Ribs

"These were moist, tender and had a great beefy flavor. They were delicious with or without the horseradish sauce, and tasted even better the next day!"

-mlao77

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Baked Pork Chops

"This is the BEST recipe I have found for pork chops. My family just loves them. We will never fry pork chops again!"

-blueyedgirl

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Shrimp & Grits

"Grits and shrimp are a Southern delicacy. Pre-measure all the ingredients beforehand — the dish comes together quickly while cooking."

-Linda B

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Lasagna Rolls

"This turned out great, and it’s easier to make than it sounds. Plus, each spiral conveniently fits in a one-cup container for freezing."

-vigilant20

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Biscuits & Gravy

"This was my first time making country gravy, and it was delicious. It was creamy with the perfect amount of zing!"

-Chef #1118404

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Slow-Cooker Chicken & Dumplings

"My family and I enjoyed really enjoyed this meal. It was also very easy to make."

-AmandaMcG

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Sloppy Joes

"These were so delicious. The sandwiches tasted great with cheddar cheese."

-Boomette

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