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The warmer months has us craving heartier comfort food that warms from within. We’ve rounded up our top five warming recipes and the best part is, they can all be made in 45 minutes or less.
Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie
A classic comfort food recipe with a healthier twist; ditch the meat (and corresponding lethargy) in the traditional Shepherd’s pie and instead try this veggie option that’s still filling and hearty thanks to the creamy and buttery mashed potatoes.
Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto
Risotto is a fickle dish to try and disastrous if you get it wrong. That’s why we love the Instant Pot, which is quickly becoming a must have kitchen gadget for busy families, workaholics and foodie bloggers alike because it’s almost unbelievable ability to cut any cooking time in half or more. This delicious mushroom risotto tastes like it was cooked the traditional way, thanks to the Instant Pot the whole process takes about 35 minutes.
Anchor Steam Mac and Cheese
Is there anyone who hasn’t lived off of Mac n’ Cheese at one point or another? This classic and delicious dish is not only a favorite for the kiddies but its also brings back nostalgic memories for the adults in the house, from your childhood, your college years or maybe the first few weeks of living in your new home, mac n’ cheese may just be the ultimate comfort food. That’s why we love this beer and baked mac n’ cheese, which takes this usually quick and simple recipe to the level of haute cuisine.
Stovetop Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken pot pie sounds like a mighty undertaking, but we love this stovetop version that completely made in one pot, which means very little post-meal clean up (you’re welcome). For the ultimate touch, top with your favorite buttermilk biscuits.
The very best way to end any chilly winter night, this classic London Fog recipe has a little twist to it that it sure to induce waves of peaceful relaxation.