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Dinner inspired by comfort food all around the world. The tastiest recipes for family meals, on-the-go workaholics and busy families. Try one of these dinner favorites:

Sirloin Tip Roast (with mashed potatoes)

Oven Sirloin with roasted garlic Mashed Potatoes is a perfect dinner dish for you and your family any night of the week. Get a perfectly roasted juicy sirloin steak every time. If you’re wondering how to make a beef sirloin tip roast in the oven, look no further. This deliciously juicy roast is made perfectly …

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Street Carnitas (pulled pork tacos)

These Street Carnitas tacos tare filled with a cilantro lime slaw, avocado crema, and pickled onions. This recipe is super easy to make ahead of time and are perfect for Cinco de Mayo, celebrations, BBQs and more. Carnitas are a traditional way of making pulled pork. Our recipe for pulled pork uses special Mexican spices …

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Bang Bang Shrimp

Juicy fried shrimps served with sweet, spicy, and creamy bang bang sauce makes a delicious appetizer or main dish. The perfect Chinese appetizer, party food or family dinner. My family loves seafood and Chinese takeout. This easy recipe combines both with crispy, fried shrimp and an amazing Bonefish Grill-inspired Bang Bang Sauce. shrimp ingredients shrimp– …

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Cheesy Mexican Lasagna

Taco seasoned ground beef between cheesy layers of lasagna, tomatoes, black beans and corn topped with black olives, jalapeño and sour cream. My family absolutely loves Mexican cuisine and comfort foods, especially large, oven-baked dishes, like Doritos Casserole or Mexican Corn Casserole. With this simple recipe, you get both and it feeds us all week …

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Chili’s Southwest Egg Rolls (copycat recipe)

Chili’s Southwestern egg rolls are stuffed with seasoned shredded chicken and combined with cheese, corn, beans, red peppers and zesty lime juice. Fried to a crisp golden perfection and served with a creamy avocado ranch sauce. We just love grab and go meals, so I am constantly making these Chili’s Southwestern Egg Rolls ahead of …

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Jumbo Buttermilk Biscuits

These Jumbo Buttermilk Biscuits are a Southern delicacy and go perfectly with gravy, butter, honey or jam. The only biscuit recipe you’ll ever need. This is the ONLY biscuit recipe you’ll ever need, hands down. We make these biscuits for breakfast or dinner, with Southern White Gravy or as biscuit sandwiches on the go. They’re …

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Southern White Gravy (Bacon + Sausage)

Team bacon or team sausage? Choose one or both with this easy Southern White Gravy recipe. In our family, white gravy is served all times of the day and was an important dish growing up in Eastern Kentucky. We love it with our jumbo buttermilk biscuits! what is white gravy called? This hearty white gravy …

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Copycat Olive Garden Shrimp Alfredo

Shrimp Alfredo from Olive Garden is popular for its creaminess and richness. Here is the thing! You don’t have to dine out to enjoy this amazing seafood pasta dish. This simple and easy shrimp Alfredo recipe is a perfect copycat of Olive Garden’s Shrimp Alfredo. It is just as tasteful, creamy, and rich as any …

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Panko Air Fryer Tenders

Make Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Tenders just as tasty as your favorite drive-thru. These versatile chicken strips are perfectly crunchy with panko, bread crumbs and parmesan coating. crunchy air fryer tenders This is my family’s go-to recipe for a healthier air fryer chicken alternative to takeout. I am definitely guilty of way too many drive-thru …

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Chili’s Cajun Chicken Pasta (copycat recipe)

This Cajun Chicken Pasta Chilis Copycat recipe is just as creamy and amazing as the restaurant version. Parmesan-crusted chicken breasts on a bed of creamy cajun pasta and a buttery sauce with bell peppers and mushrooms. tastes just like Chilis Cajun Chicken Pasta easy to make comfort food large enough to feed an entire family, …

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Cracker Barrel Meatloaf Recipe

Air fryer or oven-made, this southern style meatloaf tastes just like Cracker Barrel’s. This delicious meatloaf is made with green peppers, Ritz Crackers, onion powder, eggs, mustard, and more for a sweet, tangy flavor. country style meatloaf is the best I make this southern-inspired meatloaf recipe at least once a month in our household. We …

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Hamburger Vegetable Soup (Instant Pot)

There’s nothing more comforting than this Hamburger Vegetable Soup made with peas, carrots, potatoes, and diced tomatoes in only 23 minutes! This quick and flavorful Instant Pot stew is the only comfort food you’ll ever need on cold winter evenings. the best hamburger vegetable soup My grandmother used to make this veggie beef soup and …

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Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Delicious, filling, and hearty chicken soup loaded with velvety homemade dumplings and tender shredded chicken is the ultimate comfort food. Peas, carrots, celery and potatoes give this dish it’s full flavor; all in under 30 minutes of cook time! Chicken and dumplings are one of the best comfort food dinners. This recipe for Instant Pot …

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Extra Cheesy Veggie Quesadilla (Easy!)

This easy vegetarian quesadilla is made with mushrooms, cheese, red pepper, garlic, onion and mozzarella. Sautéed veggies and avocado combine for the most flavorful Mexican, plant-based quesadilla exploding with melty cheese! YOU’LL LOVE THIS QUESADILLA If you’re looking for a delicious meatless Monday recipe, try this easy Mexican-inspired, cheese loaded, mushroom quesadilla. Our family loves …

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Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki

This Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki is a delicious restaurant-style Chinese dinner since it has all the flavor without the calories of a traditional teriyaki chicken. This easy spin on Asian takeout staple is quick and simple to make at home in under 30 minutes. perfect sticky teriyaki chicken I typically eat Chinese at least once or …

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Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops

These Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops are seared and baked, then drizzled with an irresistible maple glaze. This dish is worth a little extra effort and doesn’t require any breading. Roasted sweet potatoes, and a sweet and tangy maple bourbon glazed pork chop make the perfect dinner. the bourbon pork chop glaze is amazing This recipe …

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Creamy Lobster Ravioli Sauce

This easy, stovetop recipe for lobster ravioli sauce is creamy, buttery and rich. Drizzle this delicious sauce over silky ravioli for the ultimate Italian seafood feast. the best sauce for lobster ravioli What sauce goes with lobster ravioli? This sauce, of course! A little goes a long way with this cream sauce for lobster ravioli …

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Mexican Chicken Doritos Casserole (extra cheesy!)

Crunch your way into this cheesy, baked Mexican Chicken Doritos Casserole, which is loaded with chopped chicken, black beans, Rotel tomatoes, and cheese. This Mexican inspired dish is one of my personal favorites! Why this is the BEST Doritos casserole This Mexican-inspired Doritos casserole is easy to make ahead of time and requires little prep …

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Panda Express Sesame Chicken (copycat)

This sesame air fryer chicken is a great Panda Express substitute since it has all the flavor without the calories of a traditional sesame chicken. This healthier spin on a Chinese takeout staple, made with air-fried sesame chicken, is quick and simple to make at home. Served with crispy golden fried chicken and a sprinkle of …

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Air Fryer Bang Bang Chicken (Easy recipe!)

These crisp and juicy Asian bang bang chicken bites are made right in the air fryer and drizzled with a homemade creamy sweet chili mayo. The perfect appetizer for parties or for entertaining at home. The best part is this Chinese-style bang bang chicken is not fried. With the air fryer, you can achieve the …

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Sweet Chili Wings (air fryer)

Football season is here! This sticky Thai Chicken Wing recipe is smothered in sweet Thai chili sauce with a sweet and spicy flavor. These Asian-inspired air fryer wings are excellent for game days, parties, or a quick meal with minimal clean up. Expect the tastiest, crispy wings ever. Grab a wet nap; things will get sticky. Wing …

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Simple Tomato Galette (with Mozzarella)

Looking for a simple, yet fancy recipe? Try this scrumptious galette made with pantry staples before your next gathering. What is a galette? A galette is easier to make than traditional pie because it’s flat. Galettes have their origin in France and date back centuries. Most are open pies/tarts with fruit filling (like apple), but …

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Easy Air Fryer Garlic Bread

Crisp Air Fryer Garlic bread made with fresh garlic, French baguette, parsley and Italian seasonings with optional cheese. My family loves garlic bread because it’s so versatile and goes with just about everything. We serve it with chicken pot pie soup, meatloaf, fettuccine, salads or anything Italian-inspired. ingredients I recommend the following ingredients for air …

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Instant Pot Tomato Soup {Quick, Thick, Homestyle}

This hearty tomato soup is fast and easy, made with fresh carrots and canned tomatoes, right in the Instant Pot. Try this thick and delicious soup as creamy or traditional-style.  Is tomato soup healthy? Yes, tomatoes contain lycopene, a powerful antioxidant linked to health benefits. You wouldn’t know it’s so healthy because there’s so much …

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Instant Pot Chicken Rice Soup {in only 7 Minutes!}

This super easy Instant Pot chicken and rice soup is a healthy, low-calorie dinner bursting with flavor. Try this old-fashioned recipe that pressure cooks in only 7 minutes! How do I prepare instant pot chicken rice soup?  The great thing about this easy soup is it’s made in one pot, so it’s a super convenient …

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Easy Instant Pot Broccoli Soup {Creamy+Cheesy}

This easy Instant Pot broccoli soup is made with sautéed onions, chicken stock, cream, and broccoli for a quick and easy comfort food. Make this simple and yummy dish right at home in your pressure cooker. How do I prepare instant pot broccoli soup? This is a delicious and easy comfort food, like my Southern …

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5-Ingredient Air Fryer Calamari {light and crisp}

Try this easy, 5-ingredient air fryer calamari recipe as delicious appetizer or weeknight dinner idea. No need to deep fry with this crunchy, Asian-inspired calamari recipe! How to make air fryer calamari This healthy, air fryer battered calamari recipe has only 3 basic steps:  Add calamari and peppers to a large bowl. Pour on whisked …

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Easy Air Fryer Tilapia (Flakey, Parmesan Crusted)

This easy air fryer tilapia can be made 3 different ways: with breading, grilled and with simple seasonings for a healthy recipe. The ultimate simple recipe for flakey fish flavor without having to deep fry. Why you’ll love this recipe Air Fryer Tilapia is rich with crisp parmesan crust and the absolute best air fryer …

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Instant Pot Chili Mac and Cheese (one-pot)

This Instant pot chili Mac and cheese recipe is a simple and easy weeknight dinner you can whip up in no time right in your electric pressure cooker or Instant Pot. The BEST Instant Pot Chili Mac This recipe is my family’s go-to weeknight recipe, right alongside comfort food favorites like meatloaf. it’s effortless because …

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Fried Potatoes and Onions

These Country Fried Potatoes and onions are the best skillet potatoes you’ll ever try! They’re pan-fried, golden brown, smothered and pack lots of crisp flavor! Why you’ll love fried potatoes and onions  I often serve these with a hearty dinner recipe, like my maple bourbon-glazed pork chops, or chicken drumsticks. Southern-style recipe: a classic side …

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Easiest Instant Pot Chicken Fricassee

Instant Pot Chicken Fricassee (fricase de pollo in the instant pot) is a hearty, tomato-sauce-based, Cuban-style chicken stew that’s sure to be a comfort food hit with the entire family. What is Fricassee de Pollo? Fricasse (French) translates to a cooking method which combines sautéing and stewing. And, pollo simply translates to chicken. Now, let’s …

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Instant Pot Tuna Casserole (one pot!)

This easy, Instant Pot Tuna Casserole is my comfort go-to during the busy workweek. Made with creamy noodles, frozen peas and carrots, and cream of mushroom soup, this is the absolute best tuna casserole out there. Why you’ll love this recipe My favorite thing about this comforting, thick and creamy tuna noodle casserole is it’s …

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Baked Cheese Bruschetta (easy!)

The mouth-watering and versatile appetizer, baked cheese bruschetta, is sure to please and impress party guests. Make as a side or snack for Italian mains or pasta night! What is bruschetta? Bruschetta is a starter (antipasto) dish with origins in 15th Century Italy. Served as a snack or appetizer, it typically involves ingredients such as …

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Classic Southern Cornbread

This Classic Southern Cornbread is an essential part of any supper in Appalachia. This is one side you’ll always see at the table at my grandmother’s house, as it is my family’s go-to comfort food. What is cornbread? Cornbreads origins are from indigenous Native Americans, who have handed down amazing cornbread recipes for generations. It’s …

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