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