Comfort Food: 10 New Ideas to try in November


We’re always hunting for delicious, easy comfort food. But our comfort food habit is at its peak during November, the season of coughs and colds and sniffles. 

Today we’re pulling together seven fabulous comfort food recipes from Foodies100 bloggers that we think make perfect comfort food. We hope you enjoy trying them out – click on the link under each photo to be taken to the full recipe.

Beef Bourguignon 

beef bourguignon

This rich, indulgent stew from Kitchen Sanctuary looks like the perfect family dinner for a cold night. We love the addition of the crispy pancetta in this recipe. 

Is there anything lovelier than having a hot dish in the oven when you come home?  

Fish Pie 

easy fish pie recipe

A creamy fish pie is a firm family favourite in our house, and it’s packed with goodness, to boot.

As an added bonus – mashed potato. It’s got to be the ultimate comfort food. We love this easy fish pie recipe from Basement Bakehouse, which is a tried and tested favourite in our house. 

Chickpea Curry 

comfort food chickpea curry

When you’re under the weather, a nicely spiced curry is perfect for perking you up. Not to mention being the perfect comfort food when you have the sniffles. 

This veggie-friendly chickpea curry from Gourmet Mum is made with ingredients you’ll probably have in your cupboards already, and the recipe is really simple to boot. 

Slow Cooker Chicken Pie 

slow cooker chicken pie

We love home made pie, but making it can be time-consuming. Maybe that’s why we love this slow cooker chicken pie from the Slow Cooker Supper Club. It’s so simple to make, and doesn’t it look like the ultimate comfort food? 

Welsh Rarebit 

welsh rarebit comfort food for winter

Not all comfort foods are big dinners – on a rainy afternoon, there’s nothing nicer than welsh rarebit, with sharp cheese and a side order of tea. This version, from Lavender and Lovage, uses crumpets and extra mature cheddar cheese. Delicious! 

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks 

winter recipe lamb shanks

Sometimes you need something really hearty on a cold evening, and we think these lamb shanks make a great comfort food. Serve with a side of potatoes and a glass of red wine for best results. Check out the full recipe from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary. 

Macaroni Cheese (Allergy Friendly)

allergy friendly macaroni cheese

One of our go-to mid-week dinners when we need some serious comfort food is Mac and Cheese. This version from Intolerant Gourmand looks delicious – and as an added bonus, it is allergy-friendly, made with gluten-free pasta and seasoning. 

Apple Crumble 

comfort food desserts

No list of great comfort food recipes can be considered complete without an apple crumble.

This recipe from Hungry Healthy Happy is hearty but packed with good-for-you oats. Served warm with some cream – what could be more comforting on a cold day? We vote for seconds! 

Slow Cooked Mashed Potatoes 

slow cooker mashed potatoes

We all have a technique for making mash, but sometimes comfort food needs to be – well – easier.

Like these slow cooker mashed potatoes from Tastefully Vikkie. All the comfort, none of the faff. 

Pumpkin Risotto 

comfort food vegan risotto

A creamy risotto is the perfect antidote to a tough day, and one of our favourite comfort foods. We love this seasonal and vegan pumpkin risotto recipe from Thinly Spread that combines pumpkin with crispy sage. Check out Chris’ site for the full recipe. 


Got a great comfort food recipe to share? Let us know and we’ll include it in our next round-up! 


Sally is the publisher of Foodies100, the UK's largest directory of brilliant UK food and drink blogs and bloggers. Every day of the week, we promote the UK's best and most exciting blogs about food and drink.

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