If a long day at work leaves you hungry for some comfort food, these are the recipes you'll want to turn to once and again. Seek some help from your slow cooker to make favorites like creamy casseroles, hearty stews and stick-to-your-ribs dishes that make great leftovers. So go on, roll up your sleeves and make delicious comfort food recipes the whole family will love.
If you have a weakness for Tex-Mex, indulge your cravings with this comforting casserole made with a blend of beans, ground beef, red chili, corn and plenty of cheese. Serve with warm corn tortillas on the side.
ITALIAN-STYLE MAC' N CHEESE
Gruyère and Parmesan cheeses are the base of this creamy macaroni and cheese topped with buttery breadcrumbs. It's a special recipe from legendary Italian cookbook author Pellegrino Artusi.
SWEET AND SOUR MEATBALLS
You'll love sinking your teeth into these sweet and sour meatballs served over steamed rice. It's an easy comfort food recipe you can prepare in the slow cooker so it will be ready when you come home from work.
Here's another great slow cooker recipe that will soothe your spirit after a long day. It's a hearty one-pot meal with chicken, potatoes, red bell peppers, spices and tomatoes.
VEGETARIAN LENTIL AND PUMPKIN STEW
Nothing warms you up better than a hearty stew. Give this vegetarian one a try - it's made with fiber-rich lentils, pumpkins, scallions and carrots.
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