11 Easy Comfort Foods Your Nana Always Made So Well And Now You Can Too

Replicating grandma’s recipes has always been impossible for many, thanks to the skills, secrets, and innocence in her cooking. If you’re having a hard time replicating those tough recipes, here are 11 comfort foods that we’re sure your grandma made and you can make it too.

Smoked Mac and Cheese

Smoked Mac and Cheese
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This dish typically involves cooking macaroni pasta until al dente and mixing it with a creamy cheese sauce made from butter, milk, and cheeses like cheddar, Parmesan, and Gouda.

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Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Chicken Parmesan Pasta
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table

This easy chicken parmesan pasta has all of the delicious flavors of chicken parm, but without all the work and fuss. Chewy pasta is topped with cheesy chicken and marinara and finished off with crunchy breadcrumbs and parmesan for major comfort food that’s ready in 30 minutes. Serve with a simple veggie side like kale salad or a 5-minute Italian chopped salad.

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Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak

Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table

This buffalo chicken cheesesteak recipe is easy to make, delicious, and packed with flavor. With a mouthwatering combination (similar to my buffalo chicken quesadillas) of tender sliced chicken, sautéed peppers and onions, gooey cheese, and spicy buffalo sauce, each bite is SO GOOD!

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Get Inspired with More Valentine’s Day Recipes

MINI CHOCOLATE CAKE
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Looking for even more? Get inspired with these delicious and easy recipes:

Crockpot Chicken and Rice

Crockpot Chicken and Rice
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This crockpot chicken and rice is a cozy, comforting meal that has incredible flavor and perfectly juicy chicken thighs. You’re going to love it for easy, but delicious weeknight dinners. This chicken and rice crockpot recipe is a similar version of my chicken and potato recipe, but the potatoes are swapped for rice!

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Braised Chicken (Complimented With Swiss Chard and Acorn Squash)

One-Pot Low FODMAP Braised Chicken with Swiss Chard and Acorn Squash
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This One-Pot Low FODMAP Braised Chicken with Swiss Chard and Acorn Squash brings it all together, with Asian flavors of soy, toasted sesame oil, and ginger. Monash University lab tested acorn squash, and we now know what a low FODMAP serving size is, so we had to create something tasty for you. There will be more acorn squash recipes to come!

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No Boil Lasagna

No Boil Lasagna
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish

This no boil lasagna recipe is not only delicious, but it’s super easy to make. No more slaving over the stove, boiling your lasagna noodles and then handling the hot sheets of pasta just so you can enjoy this simple staple of Italian comfort food.

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Boneless Chuck Roast

Boneless Chuck Roast
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This slow cooker boneless chuck roast recipe made with potatoes and carrots is the ultimate pot roast dinner. Juicy, tender beef and flavorful veggies melt in your mouth for a classic homestyle dish your family will love!

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Venison Shepherd’s Pie

Venison Shepherd’s Pie
Photo Credit: Binky’s Culinary Carnival

This Venison Shepherd’s Pie is the perfect comfort food to make to celebrate St. Patrick’s day or any cold winter day!

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Smoked Pulled Pork

Smoked Pulled Pork – Finish with Slow Cooker
Photo Credit: Binky’s Culinary Carnival

Dad will thoroughly enjoy this smoked pulled pork. It is so much more flavorful than just throwing the pork in the crockpot. Best part? You don’t need a smoker to do it. You can even do it with same process in the oven, if it’s raining.

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Chunky Venison Chili (Slow Cooker Version)

Chunky Venison Chili
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This Chunky Venison Chili is so very tender and it was made with one of the tougher cuts of the deer, from the rear leg. The trick is to brown the venison chunks over very high heat, quickly.

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Pulled Beef

Pulled Beef in the Slow Cooker
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table

Learn how to make pulled beef in the slow cooker! It takes just 10 minutes to prep and after slow cooking, you’ll be left with flavorful, tender, and totally delicious shredded beef. This slow cooker shredded beef is a blank canvas and you have so many options for ways to turn it into multiple meals and I’m sharing plenty of ideas on how to serve this up for dinner below. It’s a great recipe to make ahead for busy weekdays or use for meal prep as it’s amazing flavor just gets deeper and deeper.

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Don’t Forget Dessert!

cheesecake cups
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A Valentine’s Day Dinner isn’t complete without dessert! Here are some of our favorite easy dessert recipes:

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