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Here Are A Bunch Of Ultimate Comfort Foods From Around The World

Feed your body and your soul.

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community about the ultimate favorite comfort food that the whole world needs to know about. Here are some of their responses...

2. Laksa

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It's a spicy noodle soup recipe popular in Malaysian and Singaporean cuisine often made with coconut milk and curry broth.

Find a recipe for tofu and red curry coconut laksa here.



4. Chicken and Dumplings Soup

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Nothing says comfort food like this southern recipe made with tender chicken, creamy sauce, and biscuit dumplings.

Find a recipe for Crock Pot chicken and dumplings here.


6. Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

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"Butter the outside of the bread and grill it like you would a grilled cheese. The peanut butter gets all warm and gooey and it's like a little piece of heaven,"

Find a recipe for fried peanut butter and jelly here.

—Sam White, Facebook.


8. Butternut Squash Risotto

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Instead of constantly stirring arborio rice on the stove top, you can bake creamy, rich risotto in the oven for an easy weeknight meal.

Find a recipe for oven-baked butternut squash risotto here.

Bryana Elizabeth

9. Creamy Tomato Basil Soup and Grilled Cheese

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Why settle for one when you could have both? Plus, calling for just a few basic ingredients, it's the perfect comforting dish to make on a budget.

Find a recipe for grilled cheese sandwiches and rustic tomato soup here.


10. Cincinnati Chili

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"Spaghetti smothered in chili and topped with a mountain of shredded cheese and hot sauce. It's called a three-way and it warms the soul."

Find a recipe for Cincinnati chili here.


11. Fried Chicken and Waffles

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The best part about this sweet and savory southern classic is you can make them for breakfast or dinner — and it's always socially acceptable.

Find a recipe for quick fried chicken and waffles here.



12. Okonomiyaki

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Okonomiyaki are Japanese fried cabbage pancakes. The name translates to "how you like it" because you can mix in any of your favorite ingredients, from shrimp and scallions to fried egg and pork belly.

Find a recipe for okonomiyaki here.


13. Cassoulet

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Cassoulet gets its name from the round pot in which it's traditionally cooked in Languedoc and the south of France. It's typically made with meat like duck confit, pork or lamb, white beans, and pork skin, all slow-cooked until super tender.

Find a recipe for classic cassoulet here.


14. Pastina with Egg and Cheese

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"It's so easy and delicious. I boil pastina (little star pasta) and once the pasta is al dente, I crack an egg into the pot. I stir the egg until incorporated then add some Parmesan cheese and a squeeze of lemon juice."

Find a recipe for pastina and eggs here.


15. Matzo Ball Soup

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Go to any Jewish household for the holidays and you'll find matzo ball soup on the table. Everyone has a slightly different variation of this traditional eastern European soup that's been passed down by generations.

Find a recipe for matzo ball soup here.



18. Sweet Potato Enchiladas

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What can be better than mini burritos that get smothered in cheese and chili sauce then baked to golden brown perfection? You can fill the flour tortillas with just about anything, but a mixture of sweet potato, black beans, and poblano peppers makes for a hearty, meatless meal.

Find a recipe for sweet potato enchiladas here.



20. Pho

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This Vietnamese soup is made with rice noodles, beef or chicken, and a handful of spices and aromatics like onion, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and coriander.

Find a recipe for beef pho here.


22. Congee

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This rice porridge is eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in many Asian households from China and Laos, to Sri Lanka and Thailand. Many recipes call for additions like meat, vegetables, eggs, and condiments.

Find a recipe for Instant Pot congee here.

—Numaya Karim, Facebook

23. Lebanese Eggplant Boats

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"It's broiled eggplant filled with spiced ground beef or lamb, pine nuts and topped with a tomato sauce."

Find a recipe for spiced eggplant stuffed with beef and bulgur here.

—Michelle Kfoury, Facebook


25. Kale, White Bean, and Chorizo Soup

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Make a big batch of this hearty soup at the beginning of winter and freeze it in individual portions for the perfect lazy night meal.

Find a recipe for chorizo, white bean, and kale soup here.


27. Stuffed Bell Peppers

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"The filling is so delicious. You can use ground beef, turkey, or really any meat with rice, tomatoes, and cheese."

Find a recipe for sloppy Joe stuffed bell peppers here.



28. Fried Rice with Crispy Egg

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This delicious meal is perfect for people cooking on a budget. You can liven up basic rice with just about anything from sautéed shrimp or bacon bits, to mixed veggies and fried egg.

Find a recipe for rice bowl with fried egg and avocado here.


29. Flamin' Hot Cheetos Fried Chicken

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Sometimes, you crave something really out there. That's where this fried chicken comes in, with a crispy breading made of none other than crushed Flamin' Hot Cheetos.

Find a recipe for Flamin' Hot Cheetos fried chicken here.


30. Upgraded Instant Ramen

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Anyone can heat up a package of instant ramen for dinner. But when you dress it up with anything from garlic and curry powder to a fried egg and Sriracha, it's totally next level.

Find a recipe for 20-minute Sriracha shrimp ramen here.


31. Hashbrown Casserole

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Want to achieve pure breakfast bliss? Start with frozen shredded hash browns then add sour cream, cream of chicken soup, melted butter, and lots of cheese.

Find a recipe for copycat Cracker Barrel hashbrown casserole here.

Hadley Geier

32. Pupusas

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This Salvadoran dish is made of masa cakes (sort of like super thick tortillas) stuffed with a savory filling of beans, cheese, or meat, then topped with cabbage relish and salsa.

Find a recipe for cheese pupusas here.


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