Best ever comfort food recipes for ‘Hump Day’

Our indulgent recipes will see you through to the second half of the week past Hump Day. This is proper comfort food - cheese toasties, mac 'n' cheese, sticky chicken noodles, curry and chocolate cake - enjoy

Mac ‘n’ cheese with rich beef ragu

We’ve reinvented a classic mac ‘n’ cheese dish by adding a hidden layer of rich beef ragu to this recipe to make it really special and indulgent. To discover more macaroni cheese recipes, click here. Or take a look at our best ever ragu recipes.

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Sticky lemon and chilli chicken noodles

Recreate a Chinese takeaway at home, with the bonus of knowing exactly what’s in it! This healthy noodle dish has a sticky lemon, chilli and honey sauce with plenty of juicy chicken to keep you going to the weekend.

Double-swiss and green chilli relish burgers

Like cheese? Then you’ll love our double-swiss burgers, stacked high with beef, Emmenthal cheese, lettuce and tomatoes, and finished off with a green chilli and cornichon relish.

Dead good spaghetti carbonara

Creamy, classic carbonara is a sure mid-week pleaser. We love it with parmesan and lots of freshly ground black pepper.

Hot and sour aubergine with sticky rice

Sticky rice with aubergine in a hot and sour sauce, made from very simple ingredients: red chilli, soy sauce, vinegar and a little sugar. We love this vegetarian hump day recipe, it tastes so good!

West Indian chicken curry with cinnamon and tomatoes

Make a curry in half an hour. With coconut and sweet potato, this quick chicken curry is a tasty and filling midweek dish for four.

Skinny pizza

On a diet but craving pizza mid-week? This skinny version has a thin and crisp base, a rich but light tomato sauce and is topped with creamy mozzarella, rocket and a little parmesan. And still only 360 calories for half a pizza!

Crisp topped macaroni cheese

Comfort food at its best to get you through the week. Mac ‘n’ cheese is always a winner and this one, with shredded ham and a crispy top is top of our list. Fresh salad is good as a side.

Baked Spanish rice with chicken and chorizo

A spicy Spanish one pot. Made with chicken and chorizo and plenty of hot smoked paprika, this is a gutsy rice dish that is sure to impress friends and family.

Fontina, proscuitto and sage-stuffed French toast

The ultimate eggy bread. A delicious toasted cheese sandwich. French toast filled with fontina, sage and prosciutto. Whatever you call it, this is a special comfort food recipe for four.

Easiest ever chocolate fudge cake

This chocolate fudge cake recipe is super easy and quick to make so it is perfect for when you need to bake a last minute simple yet decadent cake for a special occasion or for a mid-week treat.

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