20 Comfort Food Recipes
Sea Scallop Risotto
Crab Pot Pie
Just a bit of fresh lemon zest and seafood seasoning adds a big boost of flavor.
- Recipe: Crab Pot Pie
Lemony Tuna Noodle Casserole
It all starts with the right canned tuna. Buy sustainable, dolphin-safe tuna, and look for “chunk white” or “chunk light” on the label.
- Recipe: Lemony Tuna Noodle Casserole
Spanish-Style Clam Stew with Garlic Toast
A small amount of smoked paprika adds depth to this delicious stew. Saffron imparts flavor and color. Steep the tender threads in liquid first to get the best results.
Shrimp-and-Crab Gumbo Over Grits
Spicy Louisiana-style sausage makes this dish amazing. The heat levels vary, so wait and use hot sauce at the end to add extra zip.
- Recipe: Shrimp-and-Crab Gumbo Over Grits
Lobster Mac and Cheese
The best lobster is fresh lobster, so that means cooking your own for this recipe. For convenience, have the fish market steam one for you. Once cool, shell and coarsely chop the meat from the claws and tail. You can also use all tail meat for this recipe. It takes about three lobster tails to get a pound of meat.
- Recipe: Lobster Mac and Cheese
Harvest Time Chicken Pot Pie
Take the chill of cool nights with hearty Harvest Time Chicken Pot Pie that's chockful of fall veggies.
- Recipe: Harvest Time Chicken Pot Pie
Biscuit-topped Vegetable Pot Pies
A medley of veggies are crowned with a savory Parmesan biscruit topping in these individual Biscuit-topped Vegetable Pot Pies that will appease everyone in your family.
Crisp Phyllo-topped Salmon Pot Pie
Smoky bacon pairs deliciously with salmon in Crisp Phyllo-topped Salmon Pot Pie.
Cornbread-topped Beef and Chorizo Pot Pie
Cornbread-topped Beef and Chorizo Pot Pie is reminiscent of a tamale pie. This hearty pot pie is topped with a cheesy cornbread topping.
Take comfort in this warm and filling one-dish meal. The soup's versaility allows you to substitute any fish you'd like.
- Recipe: Halibut Minestrone
Tuna Noodle Noçoise Casserole
Put a tasty twist on this classic noodle dish. Be sure to have your ingredients ready before preparing the egg noodles. They'll get sticky if left sitting in a colander too long.
- Recipe: Tuna Noodle Nocoise Casserole
Scallop-Wild Rice Pie in a Hazelnut Crust
Curl up with this yummy casserole for the perfect comfort meal. You can use small Bay scallops, or larger quartered scallops. Any type of mushroom will work, but we reccommend shiitake or porcini for this dish.
Salmon Chowder with Chives
Indulge in this flavorful, creamy soup made with salmon instead of clams. Replace half the cream with a little mashed potato to cut back on calories.
- Recipe: Salmon Chowder with Chives
Duck and Oyster Gumbo
Juicy duck and luscious oysters create a delicious combination in this seafood gumbo. Dark turkey meat also works well as a substitution.
- Recipe: Duck and Oyster Gumbo
Cheesy Shrimp and Grits
Cheddar cheese and fresh shrimp mixed with buttery grits make a savory breakfast meal on the coast or at home.
- Recipe: Cheesy Shrimp and Grits
Uncle Nick's Oyster Dressing
This savory dressing gets a coastal spin with one of the ocean's most delicious shellfish—oysters! Add just the right amount of diced ham, ground beef, onions, celery, and bread stuffing to make this delicious hearty dish.
- Recipe: Uncle Nick's Oyster Dressing
This simple one-dish recipe receives five stars from readers for its satisfying flavor capped off by the cheddar-breadcrumb topping.
Devil's Chicken Thighs
Change up your weeknight menu with a rich chicken dish served over leeks. Buttery breadcrumbs help to keep the chicken nice and juicy.
- Recipe: Devil's Chicken Thighs
Chipotle Beef Chili
Whip up this hearty chili for your next weeknight dinner. Canned chipotle peppers and dark beer make this simple dish extra flavorful.
- Recipe: Chipotle Beef Chili