Tuna melt pasta bake

11 healthy comfort food recipes

These recipes will nourish the body as well as the soul, from warming chicken noodle soup to hearty bolognese and takeaway-style curry

Looking for healthy recipes with that comfort factor? Want meals that will nourish and satisfy those cravings? Check out our recipes below, and then have a look at our healthy dinner ideas.

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Our favourite 11 healthy comfort food recipes

1. Chicken noodle soup

Fry shredded chicken in miso and gochujang and add to this nutritious broth for a gut-friendly meal.

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe with Miso and Chilli

2. Easy baked bolognese sauce

Our all-in-one baked bolognese is super-simple and low in calories, requires very little preparation time, and tastes amazing! A great way to sneak in extra veggies, and perfect for feeding the whole family. Any leftovers can be easily frozen.

Baked bolognese sauce

3. Vegan chilli non carne

This sweet-and-smoky chilli is the epitome of healthy comfort food, providing plenty of satisfying plant protein and fibre from the beans. The tomato sauce is rich in skin-healthy antioxidants and potassium – important for replenishing your salt balance after a workout. It also freezes well, perfect for busier days.

Vegan Chilli Recipe

4. Tomato soup

This filling tomato soup really packs a punch, thanks to all that chipotle paste. Add plenty of fresh ginger for even more warmth.

Tomato, chipotle and rice soup

5. Pork shoulder casserole

Check out our melt-in-the-mouth pork shoulder casserole with mixed beans. This slow-cooker recipe is an easy one-pot to feed a crowd.

Slow Cooked Pork Recipe with Beans

6. Tuna pasta bake

An absolute classic, made even better with the addition of dried chilli flakes and rosemary. It’s a real crowd pleaser!

Tuna melt pasta bake

7. Vegetarian shepherd’s pie 

This recipe for spiced lentil shepherd’s pie is a great veggie version of a classic. It’s ready in 1 hour and is enough to feed the whole family.

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie Recipe With Spiced Lentils

8. Chilli con carne

Our most popular chilli con carne recipe ever, made Tex-Mex-style with aged minced beef, chipotle powder, red wine, 70% dark chocolate and semi-dried tomatoes. Tomatoes offer a skin-healthy dose of the antioxidant lycopene, while the addition of cocoa provides depth of flavour and gut-healthy polyphenols.

Easy Chilli Con Carne Recipe

9. Chicken saag

Packed with fresh red chillies, garlic, ginger, turmeric, cloves and spinach – this recipe proves you can eat your favourite takeaway dishes without compromising on flavour or nutrition. Low in fat and rich in protein, this comforting dish makes for a great Friday night dinner or tasty packed lunch.

Healthy Curry Chicken Saag Recipe

10. Tuscan bean and barley stew

This recipe for Tuscan bean and barley stew is a perfect one to have on hand for a quick midweek meal. It’s ready in 30 minutes, serves four and is under 200 calories. You can use any leafy greens for this, just whatever you have around.

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Tuscan Stew Recipe with Beans and Barley

11. Creamy lamb curry

This creamy lamb and tomato curry recipe is a great one to have on hand midweek. It may take a little longer, but it’s totally worth it and it’s really easy. Big flavours, minimal effort – it’s a winner for us!

Creamy lamb and tomato curry