Our Top 20 Ultimate Comfort Food Recipes

In the last 20 years, we’ve racked up a lot of phenomenally good comfort food recipes. You’ve shared your favorite recipes for the creamiest mac and cheese, the fluffiest pancakes, not to mention your Mom’s best pot pie recipe. Our community has loved making these recipes, and they’re now family favorites in many different homes across the world. These comfort food recipes are what home-cooking is all about. Here are the top 20 recipes that have become go-to recipes for the community for the last 20 years. We hope you enjoy them!

1. Classic Goulash

Rave Review: “Great recipe! I made it as is, and it really is a comfort food. It needs no tweaking!” — JoyceT

Classic Goulash

Photo by KGora

2. Jenn’s Out of This World Spaghetti and Meatballs

Rave Review: “Wow! This was great. I finally found my life time spaghetti recipe. I have tried so many and I just love this.” — Emily

Jenn's Out Of This World Spaghetti and Meatballs

Photo by OkinawanPrincess

3. Slow Cooker Beef Stew I

Rave Review: “So so so good! Disappeared so fast, my family loved it.” — Dawn

 Slow Cooker Beef Stew I

Photo by Dianne

4. Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Rave Review: “Totally awesome chicken and dumplings. My husband and friends cannot get enough of this.” — J. Crowell1

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Photo by KGora

5. Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Rave Review: “This is probably the best meatloaf I have ever made. The smell permeating my house was intoxicating, making it very difficult to wait for the meatloaf to cook all the way through!!” — jillcasey84

Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Photo by Cooking Monster Bryan

6. Chuck’s Favorite Mac and Cheese

Rave Review: “It turned out wonderful. Very rich and creamy. If you are looking for a great mac & cheese recipe this is the one.” — Melanie Greer

Chuck's Favorite Mac and Cheese

Photo by ChefBound

7. Six Can Chicken and Tortilla Soup Recipe

Rave Review: “OH YUMMMMMMM!!!!! Just left the dinner table. This is one of the best soups I have ever eaten!!” — QUEENMOM68

8. Linda’s Lasagna

Rave Review: “Everyone just drooled over this stuff! … DELICIOUS! Next time I’m making 2 and freezing one.” — MARYHM

Linda's Lasagna

Photo by CookinBug

9. Hibatchi Style Fried Rice

Rave Review: “I use this recipe often, exactly as written. It’s delicious. My family (including our 5 kids that are still at home) CRAVE and request it often!” — Annie Lema

Hibachi-Style Fried Rice

Photo by bd.weld

10. White Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Rave Review: “OMGood! Best grilled cheese ever. Made it just like the recipe called but used French Brioche bread. Sooooo fantastic!” — Autumn Yount-Weidemann

White Pizza Grilled Cheese

Photo by Christina

11. Baked Ziti I

Rave Review: “I’m Italian and having cooked and eaten great Italian food over the years, I have to say that this is the best Baked Ziti I have ever eaten.”  — SHEPARD1

12. Mom’s Chicken Pot Pie

Rave Review: “YUMMY!! The ultimate comfort food!! This pie was easy to put together and was DELICIOUS.” — KrazyKags

Mom's Chicken Pot Pie

Photo by KGora

13. Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Rave Review: “This is by far the best base recipe for Au Gratin Potatoes. I get asked for this dish all the time.” — Moxie19

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Photo by lutzflcat

14. Fluffy Pancakes

Rave Review: “This recipe is a keeper. Double or triple it though. The kids couldn’t get enough of these, they just kept coming back for more!” — Baking Nana

Fluffy Pancakes

Photo by House of Aqua

15. Ken’s Kickin Posole

Rave Review: “Wow I made good posole before but this is the BEST ! wouldn’t change a thing except if you like it chili hot, fire it up with another jalapeno or two. Perfect for cold rainy night.” — Susanne Perez

Ken's Kickin' Posole

Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

16. Millie Pasquinelli’s Fried Chicken

Rave Review: “Oh baby this was good!! I’ve been looking for just this recipe – who knew? I used boneless breast cut into tenders and cut the recipe in half. I fried it in my cast iron skillet and it was the bomb!” —- JENWITH3

Millie Pasquinelli's Fried Chicken

Photo by Brooke Anido

17. Chicken Zoodle Soup Recipe

Rave Review: “Chicken Noodle has always remained my favorite soup but I realized it is due to the rich broth, carrots, celery, and onion combo and not really about the noodles. LOVED this! It was the zoodles instead of noodles that bumped this one up a notch over chicken noodle.” — Soup Loving Nicole

Chicken Zoodle Soup

Photo by LilSnoo

18. Juicy Roasted Chicken

Rave Review: “This was the juiciest chicken I have ever had in my life! My picky daughter ate the whole thing! This will be typical chicken dinner around our house every week! LOVED IT!”– LBaliva

 Juicy Roasted Chicken

Photo by Dianne

19. Get a Husband Brunswick Stew

Rave Review: “I don’t know if this will get anyone a husband, but the one I have loved it. I am somewhat embarrassed to say that we had leftovers for breakfast this morning!” — cookin’mama

20. Mulligatawny Soup

Rave Review: “I absolutely love this soup! It’s my new favorite comfort food. I usually bring some for lunch and my colleagues always ask for the recipe.” — SGARLOW

Mulligatawny Soup I

Photo by Molly

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