These hearty comfort food recipes will chase away your child's winter blues.
Topped with mini biscuits instead of pastry crust and amply filled with a saucy mix of chicken and your family's favorite veggies, this potpie is sure to warm you up on a wintry evening. Just don't count on leftovers.
This hearty chili is truly a snap to prepare. After browning the beef and stirring in the spices to give them a slightly toasted flavor, you simply toss everything into a slow cooker and let the mixture simmer all day.
Flavor-rich, make-ahead meatballs are the base for this quick and easy, flavor-rich soup.
Add Italian sausage to classic French ratatouille for this hearty one-dish meal, a satisfying entree for cooler months.
A hearty stew can sure hit the spot on a blustery day, and this recipe offers lots of fun, hands-on work for kids learning to cook.
Made with ground turkey, this meat loaf is lighter and more moist than traditional beef and pork varieties, yet every bit as flavorful. Serve it with mashed potatoes and your family's favorite vegetable to complete the meal.
This Latin American dish is less dense and more souffle-like than similar versions made in the American South, but still has a flavor that's sure to please a crowd.
Meatballs that are baked not fried, giving a crispier taste.
A quick and delicious variation on an old favorite.
This comfort-food vegetarian entree has the full-flavored appeal of a potpie, with fewer calories and a delicious corn bread topping.
There is no comfort food like mac and cheese — and this hearty casserole tops the list.
This comforting recipe, fortified with cream and chicken, is a flavorful alternative to a basic mushroom soup.
This casserole of potatoes mashed with mozzarella, prosciutto, and salami and baked until the cheese melts and the top is crusty and brown is great as a side with chicken or a roast or on its own with a green salad.
With its creamy cheese sauce and accent of bacon, this decadent recipe may tempt even the green-vegetable averse. It can be made early in the day, refrigerated, then baked before mealtime.
The best part of this colorful, tasty, broth-based dish? Everyone at the table can customize their serving with add-ins of their choice.
The flavor of the freshly roasted tomatoes in this soup makes it so much tastier than store-bought.
Satisfying, cheesy dips steal the show at any holiday gathering, and they're well-suited for teaching young cooks the basics of sauce-making and presentation.
The vegetables and rice absorb the curry flavor of this chicken soup, and the apple adds just a touch of sweetness.
How do you give vegetables an extra dose of kid appeal? Start with bell peppers, fill them with seasoned beef and rice, and top them off with sauce and cheese.
This turkey chili gets rave reviews from kids.
This traditional dish, sometimes called Italian wedding soup, successfully marries the flavors of meats and greens. The spoon-size turkey meatballs in this version make it a real kid-pleaser and hearty enough to be a satisfying supper.
Chicken and rice make a great combination for entertaining, as they please almost every palate. For this dish, we jazz up the duo with chorizo, a Spanish smoked sausage that is a staple in paella recipes. You can also use the more familiar (and less spicy
This is a quick one-pot soup, which is very easy to put together.
Chicken and dumplings are a perfect combo when you want a nice and hearty meal.
Turn a favorite meal, lasagna, into a soup with this tomato-y broth, brimming with sausage, pasta, and cheese.
Ribollita means to "boil twice" in Italian, and that's just what you do with this hearty vegetable soup: reboil it with slices of bread.
Chicken and Biscuit Pie
Italian-Style Turkey Meat Loaf
Cheesy Corn Casserole from Paraguay
Oven-Baked Meatballs with Quick Marinara Sauce
Kids' First Mac and Cheese
Full Moon's Macaroni and Cheese
Creamy Mushroom and Chicken Soup
Cheesy Gratin of Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Tomato Soup
Warm Crab Dip
Stuffed Bell Peppers
Quick Turkey Chili
Chicken Soup with Mini Meatballs
Chicken and Sausage Paella
Cheese Tortellini Soup with Cannelloni
Grandma Lulay's Chicken and Dumplings