31 Comfort Food Recipes to Make Every Night in December
Dinner is served...all month long
The bad news: It’s officially winter and it’s damn freezing out. The good news: It’s the perfect time to indulge in all of your favorite comfort foods, from baked ziti to slow-cooker ramen. Here’s what to make for dinner this month.
December 1: French Onion Soup Casserole
You’ll need a spoon and a fork for this.
December 2: Crispy Cauliflower Tacos
Further proof that cauliflower is the world’s most versatile vegetable.
December 4: Cheater’s Pizza
Top this no-knead pizza dough with tons of cheese.
December 5: Chicken and Waffle Sandwiches
Nothing like some Southern comfort to get us through winter.
December 6: Baked Eggplant Parmesan
Just like Grandma makes it. (You know, your cool grandma who makes healthy vegetarian mains.)
December 7: Crock-pot Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Bolognese
Comfort food, minus all those pesky carbs.
December 8: Cauliflower Gratin
Move over, potatoes. Move way over.
December 9: Slow-Cooker Ramen Noodle Soup
Brrrr, it’s cold in here. Eat this.
December 10: Easy One-Pan Baked Ziti
Doing dishes is for suckers.
December 11: Chicken Potpie Potato Skins
Edible potato bowls > actual bowls.
December 13: Sweet Potato and Black Bean Nachos
You won’t even miss the tortilla chips.
December 15: French Beef Stew
Ready for the secret ingredient? It’s red wine.
December 16: Pesto Grilled Cheese
Your childhood fave is all grown up.
December 17: Shrimp in Thai Coconut Sauce
We’d put this creamy curry on pretty much anything.
December 18: Pumpkin Risotto with Goat Cheese
It’s still pumpkin season, people.
December 19: Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Wings
Make these on game night (or any night, really).
December 20: Slow-Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
Warm your heart and your soul with every spoonful.
December 21: General Tso’s Cauliflower
A little sweet, a little spicy and totally irresistible.
December 22: Ravioli Lasagna
Holy moly. Our two favorite pasta dishes just became one.
December 23: 30-Minute Mozzarella Chicken
You could whip this up in the time it takes to watch a Friends rerun.
December 24: MUSHROOM GNOCCHI WITH ARUGULA-WALNUT PESTO
Oooh, this is everything we've been craving.
December 25: Slow-Cooker Ham with Honey Marmalade Mustard Glaze
Merry Christmas! Eat lots and lots of ham.
December 26: Croque Madame
Use your ham leftovers to make this decadent sandwich, complete with a runny egg.
December 27: Creamy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons
You were going to dunk a grilled cheese sandwich in there anyway. This makes it easier.
December 28: Mini Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf
You'll never settle for plain old meatloaf again.
December 30: Breakfast Nachos
You’ve gotta have breakfast for dinner at least once before the year ends.
DECEMBER 31: BAKED MAC-AND-CHEESE BITES
All the finger foods and all the Champagne for New Year's. YOLO.