Comfort Food Classics Featured on The Kitchen

Indulge in savory and sweet favorites like chicken wings and mac and cheese with these go-to recipes from The Kitchen.

Related To:

Photo By: David Katz

Photo By: David Katz

Photo By: David Katz

Photo By: David Katz

Photo By: David Katz

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Jason Clairy ©Clairy Productions Inc.

Photo By: Jeffrey Neira ©2014 Watershed Visual Media. All Rights Reserved.

Italian-Style Meatloaf

Just as you would a meatball sub, pile slices of Katie's moist meatloaf onto sliced rolls, blanket them with tomato sauce and creamy mozzarella, and bake them to create hot, hearty sandwiches. 

Get the Recipe: Italian-Style Meatloaf

Buffalo Mac and Cheese

A generous splash of Buffalo sauce delivers a bold, tangy taste to the three-sauce sauce that coats the pasta, while add-ins like shredded chicken and (even more) blue cheese give a nod to the beloved wings.

Get the Recipe: Pass the Buffalo Mac and Cheese

Chicken Pot Pie Pockets

It takes only a handful of ingredients to prep these eat-with-your-hands pot pies, as store-bought pie crust and rotisserie chicken help bring the dish together in a hurry.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Pot Pie Pockets

Fudgy Brownies

Peppered with chocolate chips and boasting a thin, crackly crust on top, these top-rated brownies deserve a place in your dessert-recipe repertoire.

Get the Recipe: Fudgey Brownies

Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs

By slowly cooking the short ribs in a flavorful bath of red wine, tomatoes and stock, the meat has a chance to break down and become tender and succulent. GZ likes to serve the beef and veggies with creamy grits for a next-level finish.

Get the Recipe: Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs

BBQ Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Butter

Crispy on the outside with moist, tender meat on the inside, Geoffrey Zakarian's eat-with-your-hands wings are tossed in a piquillo pepper-laced barbecue sauce.

Get the Recipe: BBQ Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Butter

Homemade Cannoli

Recreate the Italian trattoria dessert with the help of this traditional recipe, featuring timesaving store-bought pastry shells and a smooth filling of sweetened ricotta.

Get the Recipe: Homemade Cannoli

Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili

Bring the flavor of your favorite game-day wings to an easy-to-eat chili. Katie Lee's fuss-free recipe takes advantage of two welcome shortcuts: a ready-to-go rotisserie chicken and a slow cooker, which does much of the work for you.

Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili

Quickest Mac and Cheese

From-scratch macaroni and cheese in only 10 minutes? You bet. This simple recipe comes together on the stove and boasts a rich flavor thanks to a duo of American and cheddar cheeses.

Get the Recipe: Quickest Mac and Cheese

Cheesy Rice Balls

Put leftover rice to work in Marcela Valladolid's two-bite snacks. She forms the rice around nutty Gruyère cheese, then coats the rice balls in panko and deep-fries them until golden brown and crispy on the outside.

Get the Recipe: Cheesy Rice Balls

Steak and Egg Burrito

Wrapped up with sweet caramelized onions, juicy beef and seasoned scrambled eggs, Jeff Mauro's over-the-top burrito is packed with satisfying flavors and textures.

Get the Recipe: Steak and Egg Burrito

Pork, Sweet Potato and Shiitake Mushroom Ramen

Say goodbye to microwave ramen packets, because Katie's DIY version is just as easy to prepare, with a savory broth and toppings of a fried egg and fresh cilantro.

Get the Recipe: Pork, Sweet Potato and Shiitake Mushroom Ramen

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

In this classically spicy dish, Geoffrey cooks his shrimp until tender in a serrano-studded tomato-garlic sauce.

Get the Recipe: Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Texas Rising Chili Con Carne

Jeff opts for a meaty mix of bacon and chuck roast to make his bold chili, seasoned with a trio of dried chiles and best served with buttermilk cornbread.

Get the Recipe: Texas Rising Chili Con Carne

GZ's Ultimate BLT

To take an everyday sandwich to the next flavorful level, Geoffrey adds a few new ingredients, like creamy avocado and crunchy red onion, then updates the classic by selecting juicy heirloom tomatoes and tossing the lettuce with decadent bacon drippings.

Get the Recipe: GZ's Ultimate BLT

Sunny's Apple Butter-Braised Pork Chops

The secret to Sunny Anderson's easy-yet-impressive dinner is cooking the pork chops in a two-part process. First she sears the meat to guarantee a caramelized crust, and then she simmers the chops in apple butter, plus sauteed bacon and vegetables, to infuse them with intense flavor.

Get the Recipe: Sunny's Apple Butter Braised Pork Chops

Corn and Tomato Pizza

Thanks to prepared pizza dough, Katie's grilled personal pizza is ready to eat in 20 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Corn and Tomato Pizza

Frozen Ravioli Wonton Soup

Not all soup recipes require hours of slow simmering — this one can be on the table in just 20 quick minutes. After simmering garlic, ginger and soy sauce in a chicken broth base, add ravioli and spinach to round out the meal.

Get the Recipe: Frozen Ravioli Wonton Soup

Beef Stew

Inspired by her grandfather's stew recipe, Katie's fuss-free rendition boasts fresh carrots and potatoes, plus a bottle of stout for rich flavor.

Get the Recipe: Beef Stew

Corn and Chipotle Ravioli Lasagna

Swap in cheese ravioli for traditional sheets of noodles to make Marcela's creamy chipotle-laced lasagna. She bakes the casserole with zucchini and corn, plus a topping of shredded cheese for extra-special indulgence.

Get the Recipe: Corn and Chipotle Ravioli Lasagna

Want More of The Kitchen?

Check out Food Network's The Kitchen headquarters for more recipes, plus behind-the-scenes photos and insider videos.

More from:

The Kitchen

Next Up

The Kitchen's Snow Day Cooking Means Stick-to-Your-Ribs Comfort

Get the recipes for The Kitchen co-hosts' top recipes for hearty, warming winter fare.

What to Watch: Healthy Twists on Comfort Food Classics, and Eggs for Breakfast on Worst Cooks

Get all the details on the upcoming premieres this weekend on Food Network.

What to Watch: Comfort Food Classics, International Flavors and a Comedian Cook-Off on Triple G

Get all the details on the upcoming premieres this weekend on Food Network.