Food & Drink

9 Quick Comfort Foods In Under 30 Minutes

12/12/2011 10:51am ET | Updated June 2, 2015

We all seek comfort in certain foods now and then. Just think: macaroni and cheese, chicken stew, pork chops or pasta. Everyone loves these types of foods, especially during the cold days of winter. The only problem with comfort foods is they often take a long time to make, especially a recipe like beef stew, which can take up to two hours to cook. But what if there was a quicker way to get to your favorite dish?

You'll find all the comfort in this collection of recipes, which can all be made in under 30 minutes. These dishes can be made any time you feel the craving. They're great for dinner during the week, too -- so you don't have to spend all weekend cooking. The recipes use leftover ingredients, pressure cookers, and other quick methods to get a delicious dinner on the table in no time.

1
Pasta with Organic Pesto
Get the Pasta with Basil Pesto recipe from Practically Functional.
2
Quick Chicken Curry
Get the Chicken Curry recipe from Simply Recipes.
3
Mongolian Beef
Get the Mongolian Beef recipe from Spicy Southern Kitchen.
4
On-Skillet Chicken Parmesan Recipe
Get the One-Skillet Chicken Parmesan recipe from I Heart Eating.
5
Meat Lover's Cheesy Potato Breakfast Casserole
Get the Cheesy Potato Breakfast Casserole recipe from Practically Functional.
6
Updated Grilled Cheese
Get the Grilled Cheese recipe from Dinner Was Delicious.
7
Baked Shrimp in Tomato Feta Sauce
Get the Baked Shrimp in Tomato Feta Sauce recipe from Simply Recipes.
8
Hamburger Stroganoff
Get the Hamburger Stroganoff recipe from Simply Recipes.
9
Fettuccine Alfredo Soup
Get the Fettuccine Alfredo Soup recipe from Cook the Story.
Pasta Bolognese
A classic Italian comfort food for any night of the week. Bolognese sauce can be as simple or as complex as you like, depending on what you have around to toss in. Click here to see the recipe . Photo Credit: © Ana Voloshyna/Divine Cuisine
Beef Pot Pie
Use store-bought puff pastry to top this twist on the traditional pot pie for a cozy weeknight meal. Click here to see the recipe. Photo Credit: © Penney Lane Kitchen / Kathy PenneyClick Here to See More Comfort Food Classics
Bacon and Sweet Potato Chili
Add sweet potatoes and kale to three-meat chili for a well-rounded, one-bowl meal. Click here to see the recipe. Photo Credit: © A Calculated Whisk / Becky Winkler
Ancho Turkey Chili
Use farro and ground turkey for a lighter take on standard chili that will still fill you up. A mix of fresh and powdered chiles makes this stew slightly spicy and super flavorful.Click here to see the recipe. Photo Credit: © Food For Your Soul Too/ Peter Block Click Here to See More Comfort Food Classics