If you’re in need of something heart- and belly-warming in a flash, then look no further than these quick-and-easy comfort foods that are doable on any weeknight. With the help of a few shortcut ingredients like canned pumpkin, pre-cooked beans or frozen cut vegetables, these 5 cozy recipes are on the table in under an hour.
Pumpkin puree is a phenomenal shortcut ingredient when you’re looking for a dose of fall in a flash. This beyond-easy soup comes together in 30 minutes, but it tastes like it’s been simmering on the stove for hours. The canned pumpkin gives the soup a creamy silky-sweetness, while the tart apple keeps it bright.
No one has time for homemade pie crust in the middle of the week. This fresh and from-scratch pot pie from Parade magazine instead uses dump-and-stir drop biscuits to top this rich, veggie-packed skillet dinner.
Who isn’t instantly at ease after biting into a messy (and properly named) Sloppy Joe? This twist from blogger Dinner then Dessert adds taco seasoning, black beans, corn and diced peppers for a Tex-Mex inspired ‘Joe.
Now this is a Bundt “cake” we can get behind! Food & Wine’s Justin Chapple cooks spaghetti until just al dente before mixing it with cheese, eggs and milk and packing it into a Bundt pan. In the oven, the cheese forms a crispy brown crust and holds the pasta together. Slice it up like a cake and serve with a simple green salad. This easy dinner is impressive, but super-simple.
For you choco-holics, we give you a foolproof pudding. This 6-ingredient dessert from Taste of Home comes together in a saucepan in a matter of minutes, then sets in the fridge until you’re ready for something sweet. Here it’s topped with whipped cream and chopped M&M’s, but you can also serve with fresh berries for dipping.