45 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.

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."


Tender Pot Roast

"This pot roast recipe delivered the most flavorful and tender pot roast I have ever made!"

-Bev I Am

Garlic Alfredo Sauce

"I had never made homemade Alfredo sauce before I made this recipe; I usually just bought it in a jar from the store. But this was so easy to make, and my family and I loved it."

-Happy Jax

Best Baby Back Ribs in Town

"Great ribs, good directions. I baked them and followed the rest of recipe exactly. Nice and tender, very flavorful, my family loved them."

-Hey Jude

Quick, Soft Breadsticks

"This is the first time I have ever made any kind of dough. Seriously. And these were so easy to make and so delicious! I am addicted. And even better, my husband loves them too!"


Baked Ziti

"We thought this was a great recipe. I liked the addition of sour cream in place of the ricotta."



"I’d gladly run on the treadmill for two hours for another plate of this! I love cheese curds.”


Whatever, I'm Getting Cheese Fries

What else do you need to take cheese fries over the top than bacon, ranch dressing, scallions and extra cheese? Nothing, you're all set!

Homemade Baked Macaroni & Cheese

"Very quick and easy for a family meal. I can't wait to experiment with other types of cheeses."


Classic Meatloaf

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


Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore

"How much easier can it get when all you have to do is toss everything in the Crock Pot, go about your business, and sit down to a super-duper meal?! This goes to the top of my 'Must-Have List!'"


Chicken, Shrimp & Andouille Jambalaya

"I just made this the other night. My first jambalaya experience. I used hot italian sausage. My husband has already requested it again!"


Shrimp & Grits

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

-Linda B

Chicken Tetrazzini

"Whole wheat spaghetti is very good with this. Don't overcook the pasta, since it will continue to cook while being baked in the sauce."


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!"


Sausage Gravy

"Simple to put together, comes out perfectly and no need to pull out tons of pans and make a big old mess."


Rich Hamburger Casserole

"Please do yourself a favor and make this recipe! It tastes so rich and the flavors blend so well together. Also after reading the comments, I did brown the meat first before adding the tomato sauce and it turned out perfectly."


Easy Cube Steak

"This recipe has everything you need for a great weeknight meal — it's inexpensive, super easy and it tastes great!"


Slow-Cooker Chicken & Gravy

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


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."


Oven-Roasted Hot Dogs

"One of my favorite ways to eat a hot dog. This is even awesome in the winter when you want that roasted hot dog feeling."

-Camilla L.

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."



"Delicious! Perfect proportions, perfect texture. I would not change a single thing!"

-Mataharis revenge

Beef Shanks

"Lots of more flavor than veal and much cheaper... fantastic."


Pot Roast with Vegetables

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


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!"


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!"


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!"


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!"


Easy Beef Stew

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


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."


Beef Stroganoff Casserole

"So delicious. I didn't have the fried onions for top so I used crushed breadcrumbs and cheese!"

-Christy T.

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."


Easy Eggplant Parmesan

"I'm constantly trying to find satisfying and delicious vegetarian recipes. This hit the spot. It was amazing to me how the process of salting the eggplant, letting it sit for 30 minutes and patting it dry resulted in a less bitter vegetable."


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

Slow-Cooker Chicken & Dumplings

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


Southern Biscuits & 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!"


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!"


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."


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

Sloppy Joes

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


Creamy Mac 'n' Cheese

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

-Aunt Sukki

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."


Slow-Roasted Pork

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

-The Portugarians

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!"