Ham Broccoli Macaroni & Cheese takes the ultimate comfort food to full meal status. In this version, I’ve added ham as a protein, along with broccoli as the vegetable for a full meal version. Did I mention the crowning glory, bacon?
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole takes ordinary ingredients that you probably have on hand and turns them into a meal to please the entire family. Here I’ve combined this concept into a casserole using cooked chicken in a stuffing crust, then added broccoli and mushrooms to round it out as a one-dish meal.
Cut the carbs with this tasty Loaded Cauliflower Mac & Cheese, using cauliflower in place of heavy, carb-laden pasta. This is a faux version of one of America’s favorite comfort foods.
You may think of lasagna as a fattening comfort food, but you will change your mind after trying this Ultimate Spinach Turkey Lasagna. It uses ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheeses as well as turkey to cut down on the fat content and calories. Spinach adds color, flavor, and fiber.
Corned beef hash is a hearty comfort food, perfect for using up leftover corned beef from St. Patrick’s Day. My Granny-Ma’s version was just the potatoes, sweet onions, and corned beef, all fried in bacon grease.
Tired of the same old chicken casserole? Fennel chicken and rice is just the ticket to turn those frowns upside-down. Rice cooks along with chicken and fennel seed for an incredibly easy and tasty casserole. The flavor of the fennel seeds really makes this down-home recipe pop.
This creamy Shrimp Pasta Casserole is a good way to stretch your shrimp investment. The from-scratch sauce is a flavorful alfredo-style with the tang of Swiss cheese and zip of seafood spices. Snow peas add a delightful textural crunch.
Baby boomers fondly remember the simple classic green bean casserole as a Thanksgiving standard. This version is updated a bit to add fresh mushrooms. It also uses frozen green beans, which contain less salt and retain more color.