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    21 Comfort Food Recipes That'll Probably Come In Handy Now

    Comfort food is essentially just a loving hug for your taste buds.

    1. Loaded Scalloped Potatoes

    Loaded potato anything is delicious — how can you possibly go wrong with potatoes, cheese, and bacon? When you take all of that and bake it? Even better. If you're making this for someone who doesn't eat meat, you can always just cut the bacon from the recipe — because potatoes and cheese are still an A+ combo.

    Recipe: Loaded Scalloped Potatoes

    2. Mushroom and Cabbage Pierogi

    Did you know that pierogi dough is actually super simple to make? There's a good chance you already have the ingredients on-hand — flour, sea salt, olive oil, and hot water. So if this vegan take on them isn't doing it for you, you can get creative with fillings of your choice.

    Recipe: Mushroom and Cabbage Pierogi

    3. Truffle Mac and Cheese

    Mac and cheese is the epitome of comfort food, and if you're gonna whip up mac and cheese, you should just turn it up a notch with the rich flavors of truffle oil. And of course, don't forget the breadcrumb topping.

    Recipe: Truffle Mac and Cheese

    4. Garlic Butter Ground Turkey with Cauliflower Skillet

    A flavorful mix of spices and herbs in this ground turkey and crunchy cauliflower skillet may just make this your new go-to meal. It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare, and it's low-carb, keto-, and paleo-friendly.

    Recipe: Garlic Butter Ground Turkey with Cauliflower Skillet

    5. Baked Meatball Parmesan

    Parmesan anything is always yummy, so even if meatballs aren't your thing, you can totally make this with chicken, eggplant, veal — whatever floats your tomato-sauce-and-melted-with-three-different-kinds-of-cheeses boat. Plus, you can eat it as is, serve over your favorite pasta, or eat as a sub/sandwich.

    Recipe: Baked Meatball Parmesan

    6. Stuffed Pepper Soup

    Take everything you love about stuffed peppers and turn it into a soup? Yes, please. With spicy sausage, bell peppers, and rice, you're gonna wonder why you haven't eaten stuffed peppers in soup form much sooner.

    Recipe: Stuffed Pepper Soup

    7. Vegan Spanakopita

    If you've never had spanakopita before, you should whip this up ASAP. It's a flaky spinach and feta pie, and this recipe calls for whipping up your own vegan feta! You could always substitute for real feta though if that's more your thing. It'll be great either way!

    Recipe: Vegan Spanakopita

    8. Buffalo Chicken Dip

    This buffalo chicken dip is actually quite simple! It calls for rotisserie chicken, mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, wing sauce, and ranch dressing. It's quick to prepare, only takes about 20 minutes to bake in the oven, and then you can enjoy it hot with chips, crackers, celery, sliced baguette, etc.

    Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Dip

    9. French Onion Zoodle Bake

    French onion soup is a classic comfort food, so why not turn it up a notch and make it into a casserole? Plus, the zoodles are a super easy and delicious way to sneak a vegetable serving into your meal without compromising on the "comfort food" aspect.

    Recipe: French Onion Zoodle Bake

    10. Short Rib Chili

    While this recipe takes a few hours to prep and cook, it's great because you can make extra to eat at a later date. It stays good in the fridge for up to four days and in the freezer for up to three months. Not to mention it's paleo-friendly, dairy-free, and Whole 30-approved.

    Recipe: Short Rib Chili

    11. Chicken Ranch Pasta Bake

    It's basically been scientifically-proven that you can't go wrong with anything that involves ranch. I mean, not actually, but science would probably agree. Add pasta, chicken, cheese, and bacon into the mix? This is it, this is the most perfect food ever.

    Recipe: Chicken Ranch Pasta Bake

    12. Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats

    Any recipe that calls for a food that doubles as a bowl is already a win. Plus, when that bowl is covered with meat and THREE different cheeses, so you barely even recognize you're getting in a vegetable serving, that's a win/win.

    Recipe: Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats

    13. Broccoli Cheese Soup

    If you've never had broccoli cheddar soup before, it's basically just like eating a bowl of hot cheese, and you kinda forget that the broccoli and carrots are even there — how can you go wrong with that?

    Recipe: Broccoli Cheese Soup

    14. Sausage Tortellini Alfredo

    Alfredo sauce, tortellini, and sausage all in one? Nope, you're not dreaming. It'll only take about 25 minutes to prep the whole thing. You can always ditch the sausage and substitute for chicken or just eat the tortellini in the sauce as is.

    Recipe: Sausage Tortellini Alfredo

    15. Thai Peanut Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl

    Quinoa, roasted sweet potatoes, homemade peanut sauce, and toppings like carrots, cilantro, and chopped peanuts make this dish a quick and easy one to prepare. It's gluten-free, vegan, and loaded with nutrients and flavor.

    Recipe: Thai Peanut Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl

    16. Barbecue Ranch Sheet Pan Nachos

    These nachos take 10 minutes to prep, another 10 to cook, and might become your new favorite nachos — because barbecue sauce is *chef's kiss.* This recipe calls for chicken, but you can make this sans chicken if you prefer for it to be vegetarian-friendly.

    Recipe: Barbecue Ranch Sheet Pan Nachos

    17. Shrimp and Creamy Cheesy Grits

    Anyone else tempted to make this for the cheesy grits alone? When you add shrimp and bacon into the mix, it just makes it even better, but really as long as you have your cheesy grits base, you can kinda do whatever you want with the rest.

    Recipe: Shrimp and Creamy Cheesy Grits

    18. Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings

    This is just a classic comfort food, and pretty easy to make at home! If you scroll to the bottom of the recipe page, you'll find a bonus recipe for blue cheese dressing, because, well, sorry to say, but blue cheese dressing is the superior dressing for dipping wings, not ranch.

    Recipe: Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings

    19. Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

    And because wings are such a great comfort food, a vegan-friendly option was a must — this recipe calls for cauliflower (ya know, instead of chicken), but will still be super crispy, nice and spicy, and of course, very satisfying.

    Recipe: Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

    20. Taco Lasagna

    Eating tacos in the form of lasagna is an absolute genius idea and should be done more often. After you layer all of the ingredients, bake it, and eat it, you for sure will be doing it more often, as you should.

    Recipe: Taco Lasagna

    21. Bacon Cheeseburger Crock-Pot Tater Tot Casserole

    Look at the picture above... I mean, come on. If that photo alone isn't enough to send you rushing to make this, how about the fact that it's super simple to cook because it's done in a slow cooker? Just here to make cooking easier and meals more delicious!!!

    Recipe: Bacon Cheeseburger Crock-Pot Tater Tot Casserole