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74 Best Comfort Food Recipes

Sometimes you just gotta eat your feelings.

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Parker Feierbach

When your day sucked and all you wanna do is get into sweatpants and cook something that reminds you of your childhood (trust—we've all been there!), these comforting foods have got your back. You'll find everything here: classics like spaghetti and meatballs and French onion soup, new phenomenons like the TikTok sensation Baked Feta Pasta, and don't forget the chili. The best comfort foods usually follow the low-and-slow cooking rule, but if you're short on time and have an Instant Pot, you're totally in luck. Our recipes like Instant Pot Pot Roast are a weeknight savior.

We're all about expanding your skills here at Delish, but this time we've put together a list that can get you that comfy cozy feeling in half the time. All you need to do is pour yourself a glass of wine, take a scroll through these recipes and be transported to a dreamy, relaxed state of chill... and once you dive into the world of comfort food, it's time to focus your attention on dessert. (We all know no meal is complete without a little sweet treat.) We have some dessert recipes that will bring your meal to another level and nix the need for that late-night ice-cream run.

From soups to casseroles to all things cheesy, the recipes featured here are guaranteed to soothe your soul...and fill your stomach. If you need any more inspo, check out some quick dinner ideas for busy weeknights.

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Baked Feta Pasta

This combo of feta, tomatoes, and thyme is taking over the Internet.

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Ethan Calabrese
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Spaghetti and Meatballs

Making your own meatballs and sauce doesn't get much easier than with this recipe.

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Homemade Pizza - Delish.com
Parker Feierbach
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Homemade Pizza

You'll never order delivery again.

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chili
Ethan Calabrese
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Instant Pot Beef Chili

This recipe tastes like it's been cooking for hours but it'll be on your table in an hour or less.

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cheese grits
Parker Feierbach
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Cheese Grits

The more cheese, the better.

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Ethan Calabrese
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Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Lasagna

If you know spinach-artichoke dip is the best way to start a party, you can only guess what layering it in lasagna does.

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Chelsea Lupkin
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Best-Ever Buffalo Mac & Cheese

You can't go wrong with ranch dressing, buffalo sauce, bacon, and CHEESE.

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Ethan Calabrese
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Shrimp Alfredo Fettuccine

Creamy, cheesy, carb-y, and super super flavorful.

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Kat Wirsing
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Beef Stew

This classic stew belongs on your winter recipe lineup.

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french onion soup
Parker Feierbach
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Easy French Onion Soup

Super easy and so cheeeeesy.

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Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup - Delish
Parker Feierbach
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Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of chicken noodle soup—especially if it takes just 45 minutes.

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Ethan Calabrese
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Smothered Pork Chops

This classic Southern recipe is SO easy to make.

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Parker Feierbach
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Instant Pot Pot Roast & Potatoes

Nothing is more comforting than roast and potatoes.

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Parker Feierbach
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Turkey Tetrazzini

A perfect way to use leftover turkey after the holidays or anytime.

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classic beef stroganoff
Kat Wirsing
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Beef Stroganoff

Super rich flavors perfect for a chilly evening.

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Parker Feierbach
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Cheese Manicotti

When you're craving cheese and carbs, there's really nothing better.

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Ethan Calabrese
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Fried Lasagna

It ain't pasta if it ain't fried, y'all.

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Ethan Calabrese
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Pizza Pot Pie

The mash-up of your dreams.

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Parker Feierbach
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Classic Lasagna

Everyone needs a go-to lasagna recipe.

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crock pot chicken noodle soup
Ethan Calabrese
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Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

The easiest way to make the most comforting meal.

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Rian Handler
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Best Garlic Bread

The secret to really good garlic bread? Keep it simple!

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Ethan Calabrese
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Braised Short Rib and Sweet Potato Chili

Braising only sounds fancy: This easy chili slow-cooks short ribs until they're fall-apart tender. Sweet potatoes and jalapeños round it out.

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Parker Feierbach
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Lasagna Bolognese

Layers upon layers of delicious bolognese.

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Ethan Calabrese
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Easy Pasta Carbonara

When you're craving comfort food, nothing will cure ya like a good carbonara.

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Ethan Calabrese
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Chicken and Rice Casserole

There is literally only one dirty dish to clean with this recipe.

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Parker Feierbach
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Deep Dish Pizza

Add a layer of your favorite topping under the sauce.

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Ethan Calabrese
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Perfect Chicken Alfredo

This is the easiest, creamiest chicken alfredo you will ever make.

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Ethan Calabrese
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Baked Spaghetti

Nothing beats a heaping helping of spaghetti.

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Ethan Calabrese
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Chicken Parm Soup

There's basically no form of chicken parm that isn't insanely good.

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Ethan Calabrese
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Fettuccine Alfredo

A staple recipe that you should know like the back of your hand.

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