6 of the Best Comfort Food Recipes You’ll Get Out of Bed For

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It can be hard to drag yourself out from under the warm covers to face these cold, dreary winter days. The floor is cold, the air is cold, and nothing beckons quite like a warm, fluffy bedspread and sheets.

Of course, you’ll have to get up at some point in the day, and what better way to reward yourself for braving these cold, dreary winter days than a piping hot dish of hearty comfort food.

I’ve rounded up some of the best comfort food recipes that are sure to motivate you to hop up and head to the kitchen to get dinner on the table. Check out my favorites below!

Don’t stand in a cold kitchen cooking: Make these 9 freezer casseroles ahead of time!


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  • 1. King Ranch Chicken Casserole

    This King Ranch Casserole is always a favorite cold weather dish with my family. The Tex-Mex flavors help to warm you up and casseroles are always good for the soul.

    Yield: Serves 6
    Prep time: 10 minutes
    Cook time: 35 minutes
    Total time: 45 minutes


    • 1 Tablespoon butter
    • 1 sweet onion, diced
    • 2 bell peppers (any color), diced
    • 2 10-ounce cans cream of chicken soup
    • 10-ounce can Rotel tomatoes with chiles
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 taco seasoning packet
    • 12 corn tortillas
    • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
    • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
    • Cilantro, for garnish

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    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    2. Add the butter to a medium skillet over medium heat and melt. Stir in the diced onion and peppers and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

    3. Add onions and peppers to a medium bowl, along with the cream of chicken soup, Rotel tomatoes, water, and taco seasoning. Stir well to combine.

    4. Cut the tortillas into small squares.

    5. Spread 1/2 cup of the soup mixture into the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish. Top with 1/2 of the chicken, followed by 1/3 of the tortillas, and 1/3 of the cheese.  Top with 1/2 of the remaining soup mixture.

    6. Repeat the layers – the top layer will consist of just tortillas, soup, and cheese.

    7. Bake for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

    8. Sprinkle chopped cilantro over the top and serve.

  • 6 of the Best Comfort Food Recipes You’ll Get Out of Bed For: Weight Watchers Chicken & Cheese Casserole | thegoodstuff
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    2. Weight Watchers Chicken and Cheese Casserole

    Comfort food is generally loaded with calories, but this Weight Watchers-friendly version is made with skim milk and low fat cheese. Big on comfort, low on regret.

  • 3. Sloppy Joe Sliders

    Leave it to sloppy joes to take me right back to childhood. They always go over well without complaint from my kiddos, too. This version is full of melty cheese.

  • 4. Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole

    There’s just something about a casserole that screams comfort food. This one is loaded with chicken and creamy rice.

  • 5. Chicken & Dumplings

    My grandma used to make me the most delicious chicken and dumplings and I’m a pretty firm believer that a big bowl of dumplings is worth its weight in gold.

  • 6. One-Pot Mac & Cheese

    Mac and cheese is the answer to most questions, if you ask me. This one is loaded with fresh spinach and tomatoes for a veggie-filled twist.

    Discover more ways to take boxed mac & cheese to the next level

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