22 Comforting Tasty Recipes That Are Also Incredibly Easy To Make
It's like a warm hug from a chicken, but the chicken is cooked and marinated.
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Have you ever had a dish that felt like a friendly embrace from a friend? A recipe that made you feel like you were transported into your cozy childhood home? Well, here are a bunch of recipes that will bring out that comforting vibe we all need more than ever.
What makes curry so delicious is the aromatic blend of spices and herbs coming together to feel like a hug in a pot. We're talking curry, allspice, cayenne, paprika, cumin, and ginger. The spices melt into the steaming hot potato before you add the chickpeas, vegetable broth, and coconut milk.
Recipe: Easy-Peasy Potato Curry
Sometimes your comfort food is as simple as a sandwich, and these easy shredded chicken sliders will really hit the spot. The recipe calls for salt, pepper, oregano, dijon mustard, honey, and garlic all mixed with chicken in a slow cooker. After three or four hours, shred them up and you're ready to go.
Recipe: Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Sliders
The trick for the most garlicky pasta is to cook the garlic in unsalted butter until it's really fragrant. This helps the taste *and* smell shine through in your Parmesan pasta dish.
Recipe: One-Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta
When you think of comfort, you probably think of a hot bowl of chicken noodle soup. This classic recipe is made with egg noodles, chicken broth, celery, carrots, onion, and shredded chicken breast, resulting in a bowl of soup that is sure to kick any of your doldrums away.
Recipe: Classic Chicken Noodle Soup
This three-ingredient recipe needs an egg, peanut butter, sugar, and literally nothing more. Don't forget to press a fork into the dough for the quintessential peanut butter cookie design.
Recipe: 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
With heavy cream, Yukon gold potatoes, whole milk, garlic, butter, salt and pepper, you can make the perfect, soft, and delicious mashed potatoes to compliment any protein you serve it with.
Recipe: Ultimate Mashed Potatoes
This vegan dessert may take a while to make, but it's so worth it for the comfort of cinnamon sugar melted into hot icing. After letting the dough rise for about an hour, you roll it out and add vegan butter, cinnamon, and sugar to the inside. Then, you roll it up tightly and cut 1½ pieces, and place them into a cake pan. Bake for 30 minutes and then add the icing on top.
Recipe: The Best-Ever Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
You don't need a fancy bread bowl for this soup, but it's definitely recommended. All you need is broccoli, butter, onion, flour, half and half, vegetable stock, nutmeg, and cheddar cheese. After you sauté the onions and butter, you add the flour, then half and half and simmer for ten minutes. When that's done, add everything else (but the cheese) and simmer again. Finish with the cheese, and stir until it's fully melted.
Recipe: One-Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup
There's nothing quite like a cozy Saturday morning with banana pancakes. Simply mash the bananas until smooth, mix the eggs and vanilla until combined, and then mix in the oats and cinnamon. Cook the pancake batter in a skillet or griddle until it's done and garnish with your favorite toppings, like more banana slices!
Recipe: Healthy Banana Pancakes
Put away the take-out menus tonight, because this chicken chow mein will satisfy that craving *and* it's all made in one pot. This Chinese favorite is made with chicken marinated in a delicious ginger and soy sauce mixture, carrots, onion, celery, and ramen noodles.
Recipe: One-Pot Chicken Chow Mein
Marinated in a sauce with butter, garlic, milk, salt, and pepper, these sliced Yukon potatoes are baked in a pan with sprinkled Parmesan cheese for an hour and then topped with some fresh parsley.
Recipe: Scalloped Potatoes
Starting by browning the chicken speeds up the cooking time for this chicken alfredo dish. After adding garlic, cream, chicken broth, and pasta, it'll be ready to devour in 20 minutes.
Recipe: One-Pot Chicken Alfredo
Warm dough with a crispy crust is what you'll get from a homemade Dutch oven bread. Spread some of your favorite butter or jam on a slice for the perfect breakfast.
Recipe: Homemade Dutch Oven Bread
Three ingredients and you have the easiest ravioli "lasagna" in existence. All you need is ravioli, bolognese sauce, and shredded cheddar cheese. Dinner will be done and delicious in just 45 minutes.
Recipe: Easy Ravioli “Lasagna"
You don't need to be a skilled rat in Paris to nail down this ratatouille. This French dish needs eggplant, Roma tomatoes, yellow squash, and zucchini. When you add the sauce and the herbs, you'll be transported into a cozy Parisian home where the food is tasty and the wine is perfection.
The hardest part about this recipe is not eating the stew in one sitting. With sweet potatoes, chickpeas, crushed tomatoes, vegetable broth, and fresh spinach, you'll be well on your way to making the perfect stew for a chill weeknight at home.
Recipe: Chickpea Sweet Potato Stew
Nothing says "That's Amore" quite like a creamy Tuscan chicken recipe does. The cream is flavored with fragrant garlic and savory onions, and when you pour it over your cooked chicken thighs, you'll be comforted and satisfied after just one bite.
Recipe: Creamy Tuscan Chicken
Name a better duo than garlic and bread. I'll wait. While I wait, get a biscuit tube, cut them into fourths, and place them in a large mixing bowl. Add the butter, garlic powder, parsley, and mozzarella, and mix with your hands. Place the pieces in a muffin tin and bake for 15 minutes.
Recipe: Pull-Apart Garlic Rolls
Sometimes recipes are just more comforting than others, especially when it involves dumplings. Cozy up to a steaming hot bowl with carrots, onion, garlic, and the very fragrant sage.
Recipe: Vegetable Dumpling Soup
We love when our appliances do the cooking, don't we? Literally, all you have to do is dump the chuck roast with the vegetables, water, and onion soup pack into a slow cooker, and cook on low for eight hours. Does it get any easier? I think not!
Recipe: The Best Ever Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Rosemary is not just for Thanksgiving dishes, trust me. Slice your sweet potatoes to form cubes and add them to a sheet pan then add the oil, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Bake the potatoes for 30–45 minutes and you're done.
Recipe: Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes
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