Best Comfort Food for Fall and Winter – Easy Comfort Food Recipes

What are the easiest foods to make?

It is quite common that once the temperature drops and the cold weather sets in, we don’t have the energy to do much or anything at all. And this includes cooking your own meal. However, when it’s wintertime, you won’t really have a choice but to cook up some warm food to keep your body temperature in check during the cold weather. And no, you do not need to prepare a fancy meal just to keep you warm. You can start with the easiest foods to make such as a hot breakfast of oats or other types of porridge. In addition to keeping you full and warm, oats are also full of other nutrients. You can also boil some sweet potatoes and other root vegetables which raises your body temperature. Aside from this, sweet potatoes also provide fiber and other nutrients to your body.

Another quick and easy food to make is an omelette which just basically requires you to:

  • Mix two eggs with two tablespoons of milk and salt and pepper to taste
  • Heat some butter into a frying pan
  • Add the egg mixture
  • After one minute, stir and reduce heat
  • Sprinkle with cheese if you prefer and cook for two to three minutes
  • Fold in half and serve.

Another very easy food to make to keep you warm is soup. Yes, you can buy cans or cartons of soups but a bowl of homemade soup will never disappoint. Another food that is surprisingly easy to make is risotto. And of course, let’s not forget everyone’s favorite: mac and cheese.

What is the number one comfort food?

When the weather is too cold, all we want to do is to curl up in our blanket and watch a movie while munching on food that makes us satisfied and happy or in other words, comfort foods. And we are not one to judge on one’s preference when it comes to comfort food because in retrospect, there is no bad comfort food. As long as it gives you comfort and happiness, then it’s good. 

However, not all our comfort foods are the same but there are the most well-known and loved ones such as chocolates, pizza, mac and cheese, burgers, and more. But to know which is the number one comfort food in the US, Harris Poll conducted a survey wherein 2,252 American adults are surveyed to list down their top comfort foods. And the top comfort food result is none other than pizza! 

Nearly 15 percent of the 2,252 adults surveyed by Harris listed pizza as their top comfort food, more than twice as many as said chocolate (7 percent) or ice cream (7 percent) and more still than said mac and cheese (5 percent), chips (4 percent), hamburgers (3 percent), steak (3 percent), or either popcorn, pasta or Mexican food (2 percent apiece).

The best and easiest comfort food recipes

Yes, you can whip up simple and quick comfort food to keep you warm during this fall and winter, but you can also make them tasty and creative! With that said, here are the best and easiest comfort food recipes you can make.


15. Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

This Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole is a hearty and creamy dish that the whole family will love! It freezes great to enjoy later!

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14. Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings with Bisquick

Find out how to make Instant Pot chicken and dumplings with Bisquick, putting this pressure cooker comfort food on the table fast!

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13. Slow Cooker Chili Con Carne

Slow cooker chili con carne is a hearty, comforting dinner perfect for cold weeknights. It is made with minced beef in a flavoured tomato sauce, and is really popular with the kids!

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12. Toad in the Hole | Family Recipe

If you’re in the mood for a warming and delicious family meal, but can’t be bothered to cook a full roast dinner, then toad in the hole is the dish of your dreams!

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11. Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Healthy, Easy, & Oil-Free)

Soft, chewy, and full of flavor, these easy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies make a delicious dessert–or a healthy breakfast. Since they’re oil and refined sugar-free you can feel good about eating them any time of day!

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10. Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

This cheesy chicken bacon ranch casserole is an easy, dump and bake weeknight meal that the whole family will love. Pasta, chicken, bacon, and peppers are mixed with a delicious alfredo ranch sauce, then baked with cheese until hot and bubbly.

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9. Instant Pot Lentil Curry

How to cook curried green lentils in the instant pot pressure cooker. Loaded with vegetables, tomatoes, green lentils, and spices, this is a fantastic healthy vegan detox curry for lazy weeknights.

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8. Air Fryer Potato Gnocchi

How to air fry gnocchi to make the most delicious crispy potato gnocchi that you have ever tasted.

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7. Ground Beef Stroganoff

Ground Beef Stroganoff is a hearty and comforting 30-minute skillet meal. Egg noodles, mushrooms, and ground beef are coated in a creamy sauce and made in a single pan.

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6. Rad Na Gai (Thai Gravy Noodles with Chicken) 

Rad Na Gai is a delicious Thai gravy noodles dish that’s easy to make, flavorful, and super comforting! Charred fresh flat wide rice noodles are drenched in a warming and peppery gravy with chicken and veggies.

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5. Stove Top Mac and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese is comfort food, pure comfort food! It’s filling, It’s warm and most of all – it’s cheesy! Stove top mac and cheese is a homemade macaroni and cheese. This delicious cheesy pasta can be made in just 20 minutes!

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4. One-Pan Broccoli Mac & Cheese

One-Pan Broccoli Mac & Cheese is going to be your new best friend. Our go-to late dinner/easy meal tends to be mac & cheese with frozen broccoli tossed in, which is perfect for those days when dinner can’t happen until 8pm or later. Because what’s better than a quick and creamy bowl of pasta after a long day?

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3. Easy Vegan Tiramisu

Creamy, delicious and just a little addictive. This incredibly easy vegan tiramisu can be made in just 10 minutes!

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2. Cheesy Oeufs en Cocotte / Eggs in Pots

This Cheesy Oeufs en Cocotte recipe is the quick-but-fancy breakfast recipe you’ve been waiting for – baked eggs with cream, melted cheese, sausages, and built-in toast.

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1. Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

Instant Pot Lasagna Soup is the ultimate comfort food. Made with ground beef or turkey and three different types of cheese, this mouthwatering soup is a crowd pleaser!

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