5 Craveable Comfort Food Mash-Ups

Why indulge in one classic dish when you can enjoy two of your favorite foods at once? We fused 10 iconic comfort foods into five over-the-top recipes.

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Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Icebox Doughnut Birthday Cake

This fabulous funfetti cake –– which fuses two celebratory desserts –– is made using only six ingredients (including sprinkles and sugar). Simply layer a springform pan with your favorite store-bought doughnuts and a cream-cheese-cream-vanilla mixture, then let your fridge work its layer-melding, cake-making magic.

Get the Recipe: Icebox Doughnut Birthday Cake

Four-Cheese Lasagna Meatloaf

What makes this meaty lasagna different than your typical beef-and-cheese pasta dish? It contains dense layers of herbed meatloaf slices, enhancing the dish's throwback-to-Mom's-kitchen feel. And what's even better? The medley of four cheeses surrounds every meatloaf chunk, preventing them from drying out like so many of your childhood dinners.

Get the Recipe: Four-Cheese Lasagna Meatloaf

French Onion Soup Mac 'n' Cheese

This soupy, crouton-topped casserole at once solves a common cooking quandary (mac and cheese too dry?) and fulfills our greatest comfort food wishes by combining the cheesy pasta with the indulgent cheese-and-bread-covered, onion broth-filled crocks.

Get the Recipe: French Onion Soup Mac 'n' Cheese

Caesar Salad with Pizza Croutons

Caesar salad and cheesy pies are often served side by side at Italian-American pizza joints. This salad merges the two popular foods in the form of a classically creamy salad topped with miniature pizza-flavored croutons. The doughy triangles are dusted with our magical sun-dried tomato-Parmesan-spice mixture, which perfectly captures pizza's complex combination of flavors.

Get the Recipe: Caesar Salad with Pizza Croutons

Carrot Cheesecake Whoopie Pies

Sandwich a rich cream cheese filling –– instead of the expected frothy whipped center –– between carrot cake-like sandwich halves to ascend to new levels of dessert consumption. Roll the carrot-flecked whoopie pies in chopped pecans to mirror the nut-topped classic cake.

Get the Recipe: Carrot-Cheesecake Whoopie Pies

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