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1. Pasta comfort: Sour Cream Noodle Bake from the Pioneer Woman. You can't beat the Pioneer Woman when it comes to comfort food; she never lets me down. This has become a household favorite, but I tweak her recipe a little. I use a full cup of sour cream but I leave out the cottage cheese; I also mix the noodles, meat sauce, and sour cream together and then top it with cheese rather than layering it like she does.
2. Soup comfort: Loaded Baked Potato Soup from Tasty Kitchen. There are about a million versions of potato soup out there, but this is the one I keep going back to. What makes it different? It's made with baked potatoes, which means if you prep those ahead, the soup comes together quickly. The toppings of bacon, fried potato skins, and cheese can't hurt either.
3. Pizza comfort: Pepperoni Pizza Pull from Midwest Living. Combine refrigerated dough, pepperoni, and cheese and you can conquer the world, I swear. There are infinite winning combinations of these three ingredients, but this one is another favorite. It's basically a 3 step process: cut up breadstick/pizza dough and pepperoni, layer dough, cheese, and pepperoni in loaf pan, put in the oven. DONE.
What kind of food says comfort to you?