Giada’s 15 Best Comfort Food Recipes of All Time

giada de laurentiis comfort recipes pasta e fagioli
Love and Cupcakes

Italian cooking is our happy place. We’re cozy just thinking about a big pot of meatballs simmering on the stove. So when the wind is howling, we turn to our own personal pasta guru: the always elegant Giada De Laurentiis, who manages to turn out easy, accessible classics without getting so much as a fleck of tomato sauce on her blouse (we need your secrets, Giada). Here are 15 of our favorites.

giada de laurentiis classic lasagna recipe
Food Network


Classic Italian Lasagna

Sometimes, traditional is the only way to go.

giada de laurentiis chicken marsala meatballs


Chicken Marsala Meatballs

When you can’t decide between your two favorite dishes (the struggle is real).

giada de laurentiis orzo pasta salad recipe
Taste Kitchen


Orzo Pasta Salad

Bonus: This packs up perfectly for a potluck dinner or not-sad desk lunches all week long.

giada de laurentiis stuffed chicken parmesan recipe


Stuffed Chicken Parmesan

Everything’s more delicious when you stuff it with mozz and basil.

giada de laurentiis roasted butternut squash ravioli recipe
Make Me Hungry


Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli

Yes, that means making pasta from scratch. (You can do it, we promise.)

giada de laurentiis lightened up alfredo recipe


Lightened-Up Alfredo

Get the comfort without all the calories.

giada de laurentiis rice pudding recipe
My Worldwide Culinary Adventure


Rice Pudding with Vanilla Bean, Orange and Rum

Just like your mom used to a little boozy kick.

giada de laurentiis minestrone recipe
Food Network


Winter Minestrone

On our agenda for the next snow day.

giada de laurentiis braised short rib pasta recipe
Oh Sweet Basil


Penne with Braised Short Ribs

Talk about fork tender.

giada de laurentiis lemon ricotta cookies recipe
Food Network


Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze

All the flavor of a dense Italian cheesecake, in cookie form.

giada de laurentiis chicken cacciatore recipe
Food Network


Chicken Cacciatore

Serve over a big pile of buttery noodles for maximum effect.

giada de laurentiis gorgonzola honey bruschetta recipe


Bruschetta with Gorgonzola Cheese and Honey

Sign us up.

giada de laurentiis chicken picatta recipe
Food Network


Chicken Piccata

Easy enough for a weeknight, classy enough for company.

giada de laurentiis comfort recipes pasta e fagioli
Love and Cupcakes


Pasta e Fagioli

Warm, savory and best covered in a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, as all good comfort food should be.

giada de laurentiis panna cotta recipe
My Worldwide Culinary Adventure


Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries

An elegant end to any meal.