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?
Italian Wedding Soup is a comfort food favorite in many households, and this version is packed with flavor. The little chicken meatballs are far from bland, thanks to a nice little kick from Italian sausage. The pasta stretches the soup and makes it filling while the spinach adds color and nutrition.
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.
When you’re running short on time, look no further than Creamy Shrimp Scampi. It’s so easy to make with minimal ingredients. Best of all, you can have this restaurant-worthy dish on the table in less than 30 minutes.
Mulligan stew is a hearty dish made of whatever is on hand. It usually contains meat or poultry, potatoes, and vegetables in practically any combination you can think of. This chicken mulligan stew is a spur-of-the-moment creation made from a fridge and cupboard raid.
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.
Just say no to those boxed helper mixes. They can be convenient, but try reading the ingredients list. It’s just as easy to make your own Skillet Chili Mac at home. This version will stretch that pound of hamburger even farther, and it’s much better for your body.
Italian Pork Ribs are the perfect inexpensive go-to meal for your family. Country-style pork ribs are braised in a tomato, onion, and garlic gravy. Serve over pasta for a simple meal that will stick to your ribs. You’ll be amazed at the flavor of this dish, considering there are so few ingredients.