Top-Rated Comfort Food Recipes

Does the cold weather have you craving home-cooked comforts? Turn to our 20 highest-rated, most-popular comfort food recipes.

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Lasagne Alla Bolognese

Folks are singing the praises of this family favorite. With warm layers of pasta, meaty sauce and besciamella (bechamel), this dish has comfort food written all over it.

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Loaded Baby Potatoes

Give buttery spuds a flavor boost with cheddar, bacon and chives, then take it over the top with a dollop of creme fraiche.

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Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Like the beverage they're modeled after, these chocolate cookies from Nealey Dozier are made with unsweetened cocoa and studded with cinnamon and cayenne pepper. When you bite into the cookie, you'll find a gooey center — just like sipping cocoa from a mug.

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Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi

Debi and Gabriele’s simple recipe combines steamed spinach, Parmesan, egg yolks and some spices into gnocchi-like balls that bake for 25 minutes. No wonder it’s one of our most-rated five-star recipes!

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Pork Chops with Potatoes

Juniper berries yield a piny, rustic flavor that pairs extremely well with pork, so it's no surprise that they make an appearance in this hearty dish. Use your favorite white wine, cider or even beer to flavor the pan sauce.

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Meatloaf with Awesome Sauce

What makes Nadia G.'s sauce so awesome? The answer is a combination of tomato sauce, mustard, vinegar and dark brown sugar, which forms a sticky-sweet and crackly glaze when baked.

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Slow-Cooker Shredded Pork

Low and slow is key for this pull-apart-tender shredded pork. After 10 hours, the meat will be rich with the flavors of the recipe's many spices, like chili powder, coriander and cumin.

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Sunday Pot Roast

Plate this elegant boneless roast with fresh watercress salad and panko-crusted risotto cakes for an extra-indulgent Sunday supper.

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Spaghetti with Meatballs

Michael’s five-star recipe is a sure-fire stunner with plump beef meatballs and al dente spaghetti. But the best part might be his grandma’s slow-cooked, flavor-loaded Sunday gravy, made with wine, baby back ribs, and a hefty dose of garlic and oregano.

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Chicken and White Bean Chili

This filling chili falls into the good-for-you category by using heart-healthy white beans and lower-fat ground chicken instead of beef.

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Skillet Bacon Mac and Cheese

A bechamel base gives this mac and cheese an ultra-creamy flavor and rich texture. When topped with bacon and crispy breadcrumbs, it’s downright irresistible. No wonder it's one of Cooking Channel's most-popular recipes.

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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Instead of a cream cheese icing, Chuck Hughes tops his red velvet cupcakes with a sweet mixture of mascarpone and whipping cream, which is rich and tangy but a lot lighter.

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Chicken Cacciatore

Kelsey stews chicken in a tomato-mushroom sauce until it's tender and infused with Italian flavors. Serve this easy dish over polenta or pasta or with crusty bread.

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Beef Bourguignonne

This hearty French beef stew gets its flavor from a whole bottle of red wine, aromatics, bacon and a fresh bouquet garni made from bay leaves, parsley stems and thyme sprigs.

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Slow-Cooker Bolognese Sauce

The perfect remedy for a long day? A fresh and flavorful meat sauce that's been slow-simmering for hours to top quickly boiled pasta.

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Pesto Lasagne

For this popular meatless main, replace the standard marinara with a creamy, buttery bechamel sauce, and add basil and pine nut pesto for a bright and lively twist.

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Tres Leches Bread Pudding

Three kinds of milk and a generous amount of egg yolks create a custardlike consistency while toasted almonds provide the perfect amount of crunch in this extremely rich pudding.

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Moelleux au Chocolat

When you cut into Laura Calder's popular molten cake, it oozes sinfully dark melted chocolate. Plated with a thick caramel sauce, this dessert is pure indulgence.

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Turkey Roast Dip with Melted Gruyere

Roast turkey, melted cheese and savory jus give new meaning to a standard good sandwich. Kelsey followers give their stamp of approval.

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Italian Sausage, Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni

Kelsey rolls homemade sheets of pasta to make these cannelloni, which are stuffed with a sweet Italian sausage and ricotta filling and slathered in her simple red sauce.

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Pork Loin Alla Focettina

When cooked with fresh herbs and white wine and topped with a creamy herb sauce, pork loin becomes a satisfying wintry meal.

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