The days are getting colder, and soon, we’ll all want to be cozied up under a blanket on the couch. It’s that time of year when darkness comes quickly and the best place to spend a Friday evening is right at home. Quiet nights at home often require some tasty treats with our favorite comfort food recipes. If you’re having a date night in or friends over to watch a movie, you will love these next-level versions of your favorite comfort foods. Branch out! Mix it up! And enjoy these delicious comfort food recipes!

If you need some recipes for those super busy days, here are 5 easy crockpot recipes!

10 Above Average Comfort Food Recipes

Delicious comfort food dinners! If you’re having a date night in or friends over to watch a movie, you will love these next-level versions of your favorite comfort food recipes.

Gouda Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

You can’t go wrong with a classic macaroni and cheese. If you can add bacon, though, why wouldn’t you? It’s creamy and rich, but so satisfying. Enjoy this twist on an old faithful, and explore new ways to spice up your recipes.

Brussels Sprout Pizza

Everyone loves pizza. Fewer people love brussels sprouts. This veggie-centered pizza may not be your first idea of comfort food, but once you put it all together, you’ll be glad you branched out. Not only do you get a new take on a favorite dish, but you also get to feel a little less guilty with all those brussels sprouts. A bit of health here, a bit of comfort there, and you are set with this cast iron pizza.

Mexican Street Corn Nachos

There is a brilliant mind behind the creator of this recipe. When you put together incredible flavors of Mexican street corn and nachos, you can’t go wrong. These chips are loaded and perfect for entertaining. So next time you’re craving nachos, skip the ground beef and cheddar and make these instead.

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Spinach and Artichoke Cheese Fries

Sometimes, two things come together and you wonder why they were ever apart. Such is the case with these fries. Take simple frozen french fries and give them a makeover with this recipe. The salty, creamy flavors of your favorite dip will make those fries shine. Share a big plate with friends or keep them to yourself. Whatever you do, make sure you find time to make these fries.

Chicken and Waffle Sliders

The chicken and waffle craze is going strong, but here’s a new take on the tasty dish. Make little sandwiches with frozen chicken tenders and toaster waffles. It’s a quick, tasty treat that you can dress up lots of ways. If you’re ambitious, you can even make this decadent buttermilk syrup for dipping sauce.

Chorizo Queso Dip

Because this recipe only requires a few ingredients, you have no excuse not to make this dip. It is easy and full of flavor. I promise, it’ll be hard to stop scooping up that cheesy masterpiece once you begin. Grab some chips and friends and enjoy!

10 Above Average Comfort Food Recipes

Bacon, Brie and Apricot Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese always reminds me of home. It is a classic go-to dinner when groceries are low, and it never disappoints. This updated version will surely bring all the comforts of a classic grilled cheese, but in a refined way. The sweet and salty combination is unbeatable, and you may find yourself experimenting with other sandwich ideas. It’s different, but it is definitely worth the adventure.

Blueberry Fritters

If a blueberry donut and a hushpuppy had a baby, it would be this fritter. This sweet, small ball of dough is packed with blueberries. After you fry them up, you can sprinkle on some powdered sugar and enjoy these any time of the day.

Homemade Nutella Pop-tarts

You may have loved your strawberry or brown sugar Poptarts in the past, but here is a new and improved toaster pastry for you. Homemade Poptarts are incredible and so addictive. When you open that oven door to pull out your finished products, you will have a hard time waiting for the sweet-smelling treats to cool down.

This recipe uses Nutella inside, but you could fill yours with anything you want. Individualize each Pop-tart for your family or guests, and have fun finding new ways to stuff the little pockets.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

If you love cookies, chocolate, and life in general, you will love these truffles. These bite-size treats allow you to eat cookie dough without getting sick. To make this even better, they’ve covered the little mounds of dough in chocolate. Can a dessert get any better? Put these together and get back to that comfy couch life.

Comfort food recipes are all about you and your taste buds. Whatever may remind you of home or satisfy a craving is worth the occasional splurge. Enjoy good food, and don’t forget to try some new recipes every now and then.

Quick comfort food meals! If you’re having a date night in or friends over to watch a movie, you will love these next-level versions of your favorite comfort food recipes.

Jess Lyons
Jess Lyons
Jess Lyons is a wife, mom, and Resident Director to 100+ college students. Her days are filled with dorm events and bike rides with her family, and she loves the overlap of it all. In her free time, you can find her reading a book or enjoying good food with friends.