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The Pioneer Woman's 13 Best Comfort-Food Recipes

The Recipe Critic

There’s truly no one on earth who does comfort food like Ree Drummond (aka The Pioneer Woman). Give her some cheese and some carbs and watch her sing. So when we’re looking for something warm and cozy, we turn to her first. Here are 13 of our favorite comfort-food recipes that are hearty enough for a ranch hand but just as good for a night on the couch.

Baked in the South

1.

Baked Ziti

With sausage, ground beef and three kinds of cheese, of course.

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2.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Like a big, fluffy Reese’s.

Food and DIY

3.

Perfect Potato Soup

Save this one for a snow day—it’s like an edible space heater.

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4.

Freezer-Friendly Shepherd’s Cottage Pie

We’ll eat anything that’s topped with mashed potatoes.

Steamy Kitchen

5.

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Nothing beats a classic.

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6.

Spinach Artichoke Pasta

All the cheesy gooeyness of your favorite dip, in pasta form.

A Treats Affair

7.

Potatoes Au Gratin

Cheese? Check. Cream? Check. Garlic? Check.

The Food Network

8.

Chicken-Fried Steak with Gravy

About as decadent as you can get.

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9.

Patty Melts

Skip the trip to the diner and make these classic burgers at home.

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10.

Creamy Lemon Chicken Piccata

Bonus: It’s ready in 30 minutes.

Bakerella

11.

Chocolate Sheet Cake

Perfect for birthdays. Or Tuesdays (no judgment here).

Bev Cooks

12.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Serve with chips, sliced avocado and cheese (of course).

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13.

Knock You Naked Brownies

The name pretty much says it all.