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15 Comfort Food Recipes to Default to This Year

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There's a chill in the air and the days are a little long... grab some comfort with a warm bowl or plate of food that will warm you up from the inside out! These 15 Comforting Recipes are sure to beat the chill and provide a snippet of relaxation after a long day. Go on, cozy up and enjoy!

Add These 15 Comfort Food Recipes to Your Dinner Rotation:

1. Cozy Chicken Biscuit Bake

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When you've had a hard day or you're missing home, there's nothing quite like a nice heaping helping of some Cozy Chicken Biscuit Bake to make everything all better. This comfort-style dish gives off flavor glimmers of a pot pie... and who doesn't love that? There's a warm, savory, chicken-and-veggie-filled roux that's covered with fluffy, buttery, homemade biscuits. Just thinking about that yummy, nostalgic goodness makes us feel better. When you're missin' your momma, reach for a plate of Cozy Chicken Biscuit Bake. It'll do ya good!

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2. Homemade Hamburger Helper™

Homemade Hamburger Helper

Free yourself from the tyranny of boxes and think outside the box! It's all so easy with this Homemade Hamburger Helper™! A few simple but zesty, aromatic spices for flavor, tender pasta for heartiness, milk for creaminess, cheese for, well, cheesiness, and of course, ground beef for phenomenal meaty goodness! Homemade Hamburger Helper is all the comfort, speed, and ease of a supermarket staple, but with all of the freshest ingredients!

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3. Homestyle Chicken & Rice Supper

Homestyle Chicken Rice Supper

Memaw would be shouting a "yeehaw" for this bit of vittles! Homestyle Chicken & Rice Supper will get everyone to the table in a heartbeat. Long-grain rice does a little jig when added to a savory broth mixture, topped with juicy chicken thighs that are baked until the cows come home (not really, just until golden and crispy)! It doesn't get any better than Homestyle Chicken & Rice Supper when looking for the comforts of a great homecooked meal. Memaw definitely knows how to "yeehaw" with this one! Let's eat!

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4. Slow Gnocchi Soup

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When the air is cold and your day is filled with the hustle and bustle of finding the perfect Christmas gifts, it's just nice to come home to a warm bowl of something comforting. This Slow Gnocchi Soup basically cooks itself and is ready to refuel you after that long day on your feet. The creamy, savory soup is decked out with juicy chicken, nourishing spinach, and of course, plenty of soft gnocchi. Give yourself the perfect present — a bowl filled to the brim with Slow Gnocchi Soup—it's just what you need!

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5. Tasty Tuna Noodle Bake

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If you are yearning for some comfort food that takes you back to your younger days, this casserole is a must. But Tasty Tuna Noodle Bake is not your typical tuna noodle bake so, you will be pleasantly surprised. Wide noodles are loaded with a creamy sauce, flaky tuna, and the surprise guest, cauliflower! Give Tasty Tuna Noodle Bake a first look and you will be asking for seconds in no time! This one is sure to win your heart!

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6. Comforting Mexican Soup

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It's a little brisk out there. It's time to cozy up with some Comforting Mexican Soup! Your rosy cheeks will warm right up as you sip on spoonfuls of this Tex-Mex-seasoned broth, loaded with hearty chicken, refreshing corn, and your favorite salsa. Plus, it takes less than 30 minutes to throw together, so you won't be cold for long. Mmm, there's nothing more heartwarming than this! Grab a bowl of some Comforting Mexican Soup and get snuggly!

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7. Braised Brisket Tot Bake

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Who knew a dish with tater tots could sound so fancy?! Well, just wait until you taste this Braised Brisket Tot Bake! Topped with those beloved, crispy spuds, you'll find a fine combination of the tenderest braised brisket you'll ever taste, plus some perfectly caramelized Brussels and a buttery mushroom béchamel that'll drive you wild. You see what we mean?! This Braised Brisket Tot Bake is kind of fancy, but it still has all those comforting flavors you love from home!

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8. Southern Dumplings

Southern Dumplings

There are few dishes that taste more like Southern hospitality than Southern Dumplings. This homemade chicken soup is just to die for! The broth comes from literally boiling a whole chicken until it's tender, juicy, and savory, but then comes the best part: the homemade dumplings, infused inside and out with poultry flavor, boiled until tender and puffed in the broth! Everything about Southern Dumplings is just so comforting! Why not relax a while and let a steaming bowl of it melt your worries away?

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9. Corn Chowder Supper

Corn Chowder Supper

Corn isn't just all about summer. A few changes and that sunny sweetness can make for a very comforting autumn soup. Just look at this Corn Chowder Supper! Creamy, hearty, and filled with tender potatoes and succulent bacon, there's nothing about Corn Chowder Supper that isn't comforting and warming from head to foot! It's simple, speedy, and scrumptious; exactly what you need for a day like today!

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10. Pure-Comfort Casserole

Pure Comfort Casserole

It's not just a name; Pure-Comfort Casserole is absolutely and undeniably pure comfort in dinner form! Golden caramelized onions and juicy, savory shredded chicken, mixed with tender pasta in a rich and creamy sauce will have lips smacking and forks scraping to get at every last morsel on your plate. Perhaps best of all, the topping is made of potato chips. What else do you need to know about Pure-Comfort Casserole? It's relaxation on a plate!

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11. Green Chile Mac N' Cheese

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Almost everyone loves the comfort of some good macaroni and cheese. Well, if you would like to kick the classic dish up to the next level, try this Green Chile Mac N' Cheese for a change of pace. It's the same cheesy goodness you love, just with the added spice of diced green chiles, warm cumin, and crushed red pepper to jazz things up a bit. Don't get bored by your macaroni! Try Green Chile Mac N' Cheese for that spice-of-life you've been craving. Replace dull with delicious, and bring a tired classic back to life. Let's get spicy!

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12. Granny's Ham & Bean Soup

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It's cold outside and it's Sunday. These two things can only mean one thing! It's finally time for the long-awaited Granny's Ham & Bean Soup... our family staple recipe! She knew when it was time to bring out the slow cooker and add a tasty ham hock, some mixed beans, and some perfectly seasoned broth to create the perfect meal for our family gathering! Warm, hearty, and heart-warming, Granny's Ham & Bean Soup includes all the unforgettable homestyle flavors. Bring back the simpler times! There isn't anything better than great food and seeing family before a crazy week ahead. This is comfort food for the win!

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13. Garlic Cheesy Potato Bake

Garlic Cheesy Potato Bake

Tight on time but looking for comfort food? Garlic Cheesy Potato Bake is the answer to your I-don't-have-time-to-watch-over-the-oven kind of side dish. All you'll do is add the potatoes and the cheesy, seasoned sauce to a leave-it-alone slow cooker for a few hours... and before you know it, you'll have a tasty, cheesy, comforting side dish that goes well with several of the main meats you love. Garlic Cheesy Potato Bake will be a welcoming gift at the end of a long workday or a busy weekend evening. There's truly nothing better than a good potato dish!

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14. Swiss Chicken Bake

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Some meals quickly become one of those easy go-to recipes that you keep in your food rotation for when you want good cuisine, relatively fast. Swiss Chicken Bake is one you can keep on repeat with no complaints. Tender, juicy chicken breasts topped with mild, melted Swiss cheese, a creamy chicken-based sauce, and soft stuffing bits combine to give you this tasty, one-pan meal. Made ahead or day-of, Swiss Chicken Bake is always-loved for its comfort and flavor. Add a little rice or vegetables and you will have a deliciously peaceful end to a perfect day. So comfy!

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15. Buttermilk Fried Chicken

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What’s better than homemade fried chicken? There are few things in this world, in our opinion. This Buttermilk Fried Chicken is perfectly crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside — just as it should be. In just 45 minutes, you’ll have a fried chicken dinner that rivals your favorite takeout fried chicken! Buttermilk Fried Chicken can be served with mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, or any other side of your choosing for the ideal Southern comfort meal.

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Next time you need a little comfort, pull one of these recipes out. You'll be glad you did!

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