Savoury comfort food recipes
Easy, cheesy comfort and no faffing about making a flour-based roux, this mac ‘n’ cheese is ready in just 25 minutes, perfect midweek comfort food.
This is a simple twist on a classic – swapping out everyday pork bangers for something a little more adventurous.
Give this classic cheesy snack an Indian twist with crispy curried chickpeas and minty yogurt sauce.
This warming Lancashire hotpot, with a spring-inspired twist using wild garlic and watercress butter, makes one big hug of a dinner.
Take your classic fish pie to the next level with our epic recipe complete with a hidden layer of vibrant-green mushy peas buried in the bottom.
A classic family favourite made for beating hump day, these tender chicken kievs are unmatched in comfort.
Check out our epic toad in the hole with mustard, herbs and cumberland sausages. Rosemary and mustard powder give a fancy twist to a traditional toad in the hole. Make sure the baking dish is big enough to hold all the sausages with enough space for the batter to puff up in between.
Check out this comforting sausage recipe with chipolatas and creamy celeriac mash. It’s not just the name that makes this dish perfect for a bonfire or firework party. The mix of sticky, sweet, savoury and a pop of heat from the mustard is exactly the kind of thing you want to be eating on a cold autumn night – fire blazing, scarves done up tightly and sparklers at the ready.
Cooking for a crowd? Make our easy meatball lasagne recipe with sage and squash. This indulgent family recipe makes for a comforting midweek meal during the festive season.
This creamy coconut and peanut aubergine curry is vegetarian, under 300 calories and ready in just 30 minutes, making it the perfect comforting meal to make midweek.
Check out our warming stew with venison, sloe gin and cheesy polenta. This rich winter recipe may take a little time, but it’s definitely worth it, a comforting recipe the whole family will love.
Check out our quick and easy toast recipe from food writer John Gregory-Smith. This oozy fried cheese sandwich is made using swiss chard, cream and gruyère cheese – the perfect indulgent brunch.
This easy meatball and mozzarella pan bake is a one-pot that will please everyone. You can’t plate this up politely, so just put it in the middle of the table.
Check out our epic chicken kiev recipe where Japanese chicken katsu meets chips ’n’ curry sauce. This indulgent recipe is easy to make and seriously comforting.
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.
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.
Rarebit meets nacho cheese in this dirty diner-style burger. Smashing the patties gives you extra crispy edges. Quick, easy and unbelievably indulgent.
Creamy, classic carbonara is a sure mid-week pleaser. We love it with parmesan and lots of freshly ground black pepper.
Want more exciting ways to cook eggs? Try our indulgent recipe for rich coddled duck eggs baked with soft smoked haddock and topped with fresh chives.
Britain’s favourite comfort food is a hybrid Indian curry recipe born in the UK. Make sure your chicken gets nicely browned at the edges to add flavour for a fragrant, creamy and delicious tikka masala.
Prepare your dough beforehand to make this easy Brooklyn-style smoky sausage and crispy kale pizza. It’s packed full of flavour and, as soon as your dough is risen and ready, it only takes 45 minutes to bake – perfect mid-week cheesy comfort food!
Check out our epic breakfast croissant recipe packed with super crispy bacon, baked beans and runny fried eggs. The perfect indulgent treat for all the family.
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.
Sweet comfort food recipes
Set up a little table outside with all the toppings, then let people help themselves to create their own take on the ultimate hot chocolate.
Nothing reminds us more of childhood treats and carefree indulgences than crunchy apples lead in rich, sticky toffee. We’ve created a delicious, family favourite fruit pudding. Toffee apple, bread and butter pudding, with extra toffee means this recipe is an easy win for all.
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.
This is a real show stopping dessert but it’s incredibly easy to make. You can make this indulgent pud with croissants, but then you’d miss out on that extra chocolate hit. We have plenty more chocolate pudding recipes here.
Check out these seriously decadent ginger sticky toffee puddings. A dark, rich toffee dessert spiked with fiery ginger – serve with cream, ice cream or custard. They can be made ahead, if you like.
Try Edd Kimber’s indulgent whisky and rye salted caramel apple pie. This apple pie recipe is a great twist on the classic. Whisky is added to the thick and crunchy pastry, and caramel added to the apple filling for a more decadent and grown up taste. Plus, Edd’s step-by-step guide to the perfect lattice crust.
This deliciously indulgent, grown-up chocolate and burnt butterscotch cake looks really impressive and is definitely worth the effort.
Covered in a vibrant array of summer fruits and a lip-smacking peanut butter sauce, these light and fluffy pancakes from food writer John Gregory-Smith make a fabulous brunch for two, or dessert for four.
This recipe for dulce de leche cheesecake comes from Lobos tapas bar in Borough market. It’s feels really indulgent and is the perfect way to end a meal.
These baked chocolate-filled donuts with Baileys glaze are deliciously indulgent. Enjoy them as an afternoon treat with a cup of tea, or serve as a pudding. Baking them avoids the hassle of deep-frying if you’re not confident.
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