Comfort Food Menu Ideas

Comfort Food Menu Ideas

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January can sometimes be a hard month to get through. The holidays are over, it’s usually cold, there’s sickness in the air, etc. Below are some Comfort Food Menu Ideas sure to comfort you when you need it most. 

Comfort food means many things to many people. When asked what a person’s favorite comfort food is, he might respond with spaghetti and meatballs, Mexican food, or maybe even hamburgers.

For me, comfort food means a dish that simmers on the stove for many hours, or a recipe that includes mashed potatoes and gravy. Something that is warm, creamy, and possibly that involves egg noodles.

But it also includes hearty breads and delicious desserts–maybe those that are chocolate.

 

My Favorite Comfort Food Menu Ideas – Main Dishes

Beef Dishes

Lets begin with my favorite beef dishes. This might be a beef roast or simply ground beef, but always slow cooked or roasted. Simple, savory, and so good.

 

Roast Beef and Noodles is a favorite dish I like to make in the fall and winter. There are few things better than to walk in from the cold to the savory scent of roast beef cooking on the stove.

Roast Beef and Noodles
There are few things better than to walk in from the cold to the savory scent of Roast Beef and Noodles cooking on the stove. I love Dutch Oven Cooking, and this is Comfort Food Deluxe. From the tender roast beef to the toothy, flavorful egg noodles and gravy poured over mashed potatoes.
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Recipe for Roast Beef and Noodles

 

 

You can’t get more down-home cooking than Chicken Fried Steak. Perfect for hearty, Meat-and-Potato food lovers. Comfort food deluxe!

Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy
Here's a down-home recipe for all you hearty eaters. Comfort food deluxe!
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Recipe for Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy

 

 

Here’s my take on Ragu Bolognese with Homemade Pappardelle. This dish simmers on the stove for hours, cooking down to a dense, flavor intense sauce, that’s simply wonderful. Comfort Food, Italian-style.

Ragu Bolognese with Homemade Pappardelle
I love trying new recipes especially classic Italian and French dishes. Here's my take on Ragu Bolognese with Homemade Pappardelle. This dish simmers on the stove for hours, cooking down to a dense, flavor-intense sauce, that's simply wonderful. Comfort Food, Italian-style.
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Recipe for Ragu Bolognese with Homemade Pappardelle

 

 

The secret to making a Savory Pot Roast with Vegetables is searing in the juices at the very beginning. Once that’s done, let is simmer slowly on the stove. Then use the yummy juices to season the vegetables for roasting in the oven. So good.

Savory Pot Roast with Vegetables
The secret to making a Savory Pot Roast is searing in the juices at the very beginning. Once that's done, let is simmer slowly on the stove. Then use the yummy juices to season the vegetables for roasting in the oven. So good. 
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Recipe for Savory Pot Roast with Vegetables - Comfort Food Menu Ideas

 

 

This easy Salisbury Steak and Gravy recipe is a wonderful meal to serve your family when you’re in need of some quick comfort food.

Salisbury Steak and Gravy
Make your own easy steaks with ground burger and cover it in a delicious mushroom gravy.
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Recipe for Salisbury Steak

 

 

Here’s a good old-fashioned recipe for Sunday Meatloaf, with saltine crackers to make it moist and a catsup glaze that is probably my favorite part.

Sunday Meatloaf
Here's a good old-fashioned recipe for Sunday Meatloaf, with saltine crackers to make it moist and a catsup glaze that is probably my favorite part. I've been making this recipe for years. Ever since my husband and I married, which is now over 30 years.
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Recipe for Sunday Meatloaf

 

I made Swiss Steak for the first time in my first year of marriage. As I’ve mentioned before, my husband is a meat and potatoes kind of guy. So, as a new bride, I was always looking for recipes to make him smile.

Swiss Steak
Here's an old-fashioned recipe that will have your taste buds tingling.
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Recipe for Swiss Steak

 

Chicken Dishes

Next we’ll turn to some of my favorite chicken dishes. This could be a whole chicken, chicken thighs or maybe chicken breasts. Again, these are slow cooked and served with potatoes or other vegetables. Yum!

 

I enjoy making Chicken Pot Pie during cooler weather. Our family loves it. Perfect Comfort Food. Tender, flaky crust. Juicy chunks of chicken. Potatoes, carrots, and peas in a succulent gravy. So good.

Chicken Pot Pie
I enjoy making Chicken Pot Pie when days turn cold. Our family loves it. Perfect Comfort Food. Tender, flaky crust. Juicy chunks of chicken. Potatoes, carrots, and peas in a succulent gravy. So good.
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Recipe for Chicken Pot Pie

 

 

Serve Chicken and Noodles over Mashed Potatoes when you’re in need of comfort. Serious. Comfort. Food.

Chicken and Noodles over Mashed Potatoes
Serve Chicken and Noodles over Mashed Potatoes when you're in need of comfort. Serious. Comfort. Food. Stewed Chicken in a Pot of Soothing Homemade Broth. Carrots. Celery. Onion. Herbs and Seasonings. Thickened with Tender Egg Noodles. Butter and Milk. Ladled over Mounds of Creamy Potatoes.
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Chicken and Noodles over Mashed Potatoes

 

 

Some nights I just want something creamy and easy for supper. This Creamy Garlic Chicken Recipe hits the spot with butter, garlic, and heavy cream, plus Parmesan cheese. So, yummy. And perfect for a weeknight dinner.

Creamy Garlic Chicken
Some nights I just want something creamy and easy for supper. This Creamy Garlic Chicken Recipe hits the spot with butter, garlic, and heavy cream, plus Parmesan cheese. So, yummy.
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Recipe for Creamy Garlic Chicken

 

Molasses-Brined Roasted Chicken with Vegetables is a delicious recipe to make for your family for Sunday dinner or special occasion. Prepare the chicken the night before, then bake for a juicy, rich, and oh so yummy dinner! The seasoned root vegetables are roasted to tenderness and are the perfect accompaniment to the molasses-brined chicken.

Molasses-Brined Roasted Chicken with Vegetables
Here's a delicious recipe to make when you have company or for special occasions.
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Recipe for Molasses-Brined Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

 

 

Comfort Food – Bread

Harvest Grain Sandwich Loaf uses Harvest Grains Blend which I love to add to whole wheat bread recipes. It stays soft and makes perfect breakfast toast or sandwich bread.

Harvest Grain Sandwich Loaf
This Harvest Grain Sandwich Loaf uses King Arthur's Harvest Grains Blend which I love to add to my whole wheat bread recipes. It stays soft and makes perfect breakfast toast or sandwich bread.
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Recipe for Harvest Grain Loaf

 

Ranch Loaves are a favorite at our house. They are incredibly tasty and a perfect fit for chicken, beef, or pork dinners. Even sliced with a piece of cheese or slathered with butter makes a great snack.

Ranch Loaves
This recipe is one of our favorite breads. It won a purple ribbon at the county fair.
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Recipe for Ranch Loaves

 

Oat Rolls are one of our family favorites! They are easy to make and so delicious. Soft, tender, with oatmeal goodness that turns it into a slightly sweet, hearty bread.

Oat Rolls
Oat Rolls are one of our family favorites! They are easy to make and so delicious. Soft, tender, with oatmeal goodness that turns it into a slightly sweet, hearty bread.
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Recipe for Oat Rolls

 

Once you try this recipe for Country Biscuits, you may never go back to store bought canned or frozen. All three of our daughters have made these biscuits for the county fair and received purple ribbons.

Country Biscuits
Once you try this recipe, you may never go back to canned biscuits. All three of my daughters have made these biscuits for the county fair and received purple ribbons.
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Country Biscuits

 

We love this Tangy Sourdough Bread and make it every week! It makes two loaves, so I’ll either freeze one for later in the week or take it to our weekly potluck at church, or give a loaf to family or friends.

Tangy Sourdough
Here's a sourdough recipe we adore and make every week. If you don't have a sourdough starter, you may make your own HERE. This bread is delicious with butter, makes wonderful Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, or use it to make your own Sourdough Croutons.
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Tangy Sourdough Bread

 

These Cinnamon Rolls are so delightful, I’m sure you will enjoy them and make them time-and-time again. Pillowy-soft dough that practically melts in your mouth. Cream Cheese Icing. Filled with buttery brown sugar and cinnamon. Pecans and Raisins.

Cinnamon Rolls
Here's a delicious recipe that makes the most delightful dough.
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Recipe for Cinnamon Rolls - Mother's Day Brunch Ideas

 

Comfort Food – Desserts

 

Coconut Cream Pie is my husband’s favorite pie. A delicious vanilla pudding flavored with sweetened coconut flakes and topped with a fluffy, light-as-clouds meringue. I like making this pie from fall to spring, as it just goes perfectly with other comfort food recipes.

 

Coconut Cream Pie
Here's a delightful recipe for my husband's favorite pie. A delicious vanilla pudding flavored with sweetened coconut flakes and topped with a fluffy, light-as-clouds meringue. I like making this pie from fall to spring, as it just goes perfectly with other comfort food recipes.
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Recipe for Coconut Cream Pie

 

This Chocolate Applesauce Cake recipe comes from my Grandma Swiler, and is a family favorite.

Chocolate Applesauce Cake
This recipe comes from my Grandma Swiler, and is a family favorite. Enjoy!
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Recipe for Chocolate Applesauce Cake

 

Every now and then, I get a hankering for a Moist Butter Cake with Chocolate Frosting. Here’s one you can make homemade from scratch. And homemade is always better!

Moist Butter Cake with Chocolate Frosting
Every now and then, I get a hankering for a moist buttery cake. Here's one you can make from scratch!
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Recipe for Moist Butter Cake with Chocolate Frosting

 

Make this delicious Vanilla Pound Cake recipe this winter. The sugar topping sends this cake right over the top!

Vanilla Pound Cake
Make this delicious Vanilla Pound Cake recipe during this year’s Holiday Season--or any time, really. The sugar topping sends this cake right over the top! 
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Recipe for Vanilla Pound Cake - Nordic Ware Crown Bundt Pan

 

See more Main Dishes Here. View my Bread Recipes Here. Browse Desserts Here. 

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