Make your mouth happy with these ten easy comfort food recipes. From cheesy pasta to decadently chocolatey brownies, these recipes will make weeknights at home a little more special.

Need dinner inspiration or a delightful dessert idea? If you’re in the mood for something cheesy, creamy, chocolatey or just plain cozy, we have you covered. These ten easy comfort foods are perfect for weeknight dinners and weekend baking.

1. Ranch Chicken Alfredo

Ooey-gooey and packed with deliciousness, Ranch Chicken Alfredo is sure to be a family dinner favorite. It’s loaded with ranch flavor (for the kids), broccoli (for the adults) and plenty of creamy alfredo and cheese (for everyone!).

Can’t find chicken? Omit it for a tasty vegetarian version. This baked pasta dish is quick to assemble and easy to make ahead for a perfect weeknight meal.

2. Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

Nothing says comfort food quite like three-cheese mac and cheese. Creamy, salty and delicious, this recipe features a blend of cheeses for a stick-to-your-ribs comfort dish that everyone will love. Top your mac and cheese with breadcrumbs for a golden crunchy crust.

Wanna get the kids involved? Set up a mac and cheese toppings bar, complete with bacon, scallions, hot dogs and, of course, more cheese!

3. Easy Meatball Recipe

These delicious and tender meatballs come together in a snap, plus they’re easy to make ahead and freeze beautifully. Pair them with a big bowl of pasta and top with homemade or canned tomato sauce for a quick and simple meal that’s sure to please. You could also serve them as an appetizer or put them on a sub roll for an unforgettable sandwich.

Kids love making these, too! Keep little hands occupied by having them help mix and shape these meatballs.

4. Loaded Waffle Fries

Make waffle fries even better by topping them with salty bacon, melty cheese, green onion and sour cream. Great for a family appetizer, a late-night snack or a movie night at home, these loaded waffle fries can be customized with whatever you have on hand! Add barbecue pork, chicken or shredded beef for even more texture and flavor. And if you can’t find waffle fries, pick your favorite potato—tater tots, hash browns, standard frozen French fries or homemade cottage fries work just as well!

5. Bourbon Bread Pudding

A little booze and a whole lot of buttery sweetness makes this bourbon bread pudding hit the spot. Made with buttery croissants and crunchy pecans, this bread pudding is nothing if not decadent and delicious. Top it with a bourbon caramel sauce and serve with whipped cream for a delightful brunch or dessert that’s perfect for cozy nights at home with your loved ones.

6. Rocky Road Cookies

With these rocky road cookies, you get all the flavors of the ice cream you love without the brain freeze. A quick and easy dessert that the whole family can make together, these chewy cookies are made with mini marshmallows, chocolate chunks and almonds – but you can use whatever you have on hand! Swap the chocolate chips for peanut butter chips, or replace almonds with peanuts or walnuts.

7. Edible Cookie Dough

If you just can’t resist eating cookie dough from the bowl, this recipe is for you! Great for mixing with ice cream or just eating as is, this egg-free recipe is made using toasted flour, butter, vanilla and sugar, so you get all the cookie flavors you love without having to turn on the oven.

8. Triple Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate! These decadent brownies are moist, fudgy and just the comfort food for chocolate lovers! Using basic pantry staples, these chocolate brownies can also be customized with your favorite add-ins. Try throwing in walnuts or pecans for a nutty crunch, or leave them out if you prefer pure chocolate.

9. Mini Chicken Pot Pies

These mini chicken pot pies offer all the warm, creamy comfort of traditional pot pies in an easy-to-eat format. Save time with pre-made pie crust, frozen vegetables and leftover cooked chicken – just bake the pie crust in a mini muffin pan, then fill with easy, hearty veggie-packed chicken pot pie filling for an easy dinner or a cozy snack.

10. Caramel Apple Cookie Bars

Sweet, buttery caramel, tart apples and crunchy pecans combine for these indulgent and easy caramel apple cookie bars. They’re easy to make and oh-so-fun to eat. Drizzle caramel on top for a buttery-sweet accent and serve with vanilla or cinnamon ice cream for a divinely comforting dessert.
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