20 Comfort Food Recipes for When It Gets Crisp and Cool Out

I have this theory that there’s nothing a hearty, comforting meal can’t fix. 

Forgot your subway card and had to walk a mile home in the snow? There’s a warm, creamy pasta bake for that. Ran into your ex at the grocery store looking *unwell* after a night out? There’s a cheesy homemade pizza for that. Feeling generally low because the sun decided to set at 6pm and created an early onset of your nightly existential crisis? There’s a chicken and rice casserole for that.

While I’m wildly excited for knit sweaters, Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, and buying all of the fall candles the world has to offer, I’m even more excited to set the scene for all of my favorite comfort foods that bring me oh so much joy. Whether you’re looking to warm up on a crisp, fall day, to forget a subpar shift at work, or to treat yourself for walking home instead of taking public transportation, there is a comfort food for you. Keep reading for 15 easy-to-make comfort foods that are sure to hit the spot:

 

1. Instant Pot Beef Stew

 

2. Vegan Curry Mashed Potato Bowl

 

3. Fried Italian Pizza

 

4. Cheesy Pasta Alla Vodka

 

5. French Onion Soup

 

6. Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese

 

7. Vegan Stuffed Peppers

 

8. Cheesy Spinach Lasagna

Source: Foodie Crush

 

9. Homemade Chili

 

10. Chicken Noodle Soup

 

11. Thai Red Vegetable Curry

 

12. Whole Wheat Fettuccine Alfredo

Source: Pinch of Yum

 

13. Pasta Carbonara

 

14. Chicken and Rice Casserole

 

15. Tomato Soup 

Source: Pinch of Yum

 

16. Loaded Grilled Cheese

 

17. Vegan Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Bowls

 

18. Hearty Vegetable Soup

 

19. Creamy Sesame Miso Ramen

 

20. Broccoli Cheddar Soup with Chicken and Dumplings