Trisha Yearwood's Best Comfort Food Recipes

No matter if you're craving sweet or savory indulgences, these hearty picks from Trisha will fit the bill.

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Tortellini Soup

Thanks to ready-to-go tortellini, Trisha's veggie-packed soup comes together in just 30 quick minutes.

Get the Recipe: Tortellini Soup

Filet Mignon

A bold spice blend featuring chili powder, smoky cumin and spicy cayenne delivers a rich flavor to this hearty chili.

Get the Recipe: Filet Mignon Chili

Grilled Corn with Roasted Jalapeno Butter

It's all about the butter in this simple side dish. Bright lime juice, honey and smoky grilled jalapenos promise a balance in savory-sweet tastes in the topping.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Corn with Roasted Jalapeno Butter

S'mores Fondue

Traditionally made with cheese, fondue gets a sweet upgrade with the help of creamy melted chocolate. Blanket the fondue with a graham cracker topping, and opt for a toasted marshmallow-fruit skewer to deliver a campfire-inspired effect.

Get the Recipe: S'mores Fondue

Crunchy Slaw

Dressed with a lightly sweetened vinaigette, Trisha's cole slaw comes together with just three steps: slice, mix and serve.

Get the Recipe: Crunchy Slaw

Rum-Glazed Shrimp Skewers

A boozy glaze of rum, pineapple juice, garlic and ginger promises a sweet-savory bite to these party-ready skewers.

Get the Recipe: Rum-Glazed Shrimp Skewers

Spicy Turkey Lettuce Cups with Red Pepper Jelly

Trisha's turkey filling gets its flavor from bold ginger and garlic, as well as a savory jelly she creates with a hefty addition of red pepper flakes.

Get the Recipe: Spicy Turkey Lettuce Cups with Red Pepper Jelly

Spicy Chipotle Peanuts

Upgrade your snack game with Trisha's easy peanuts, dressed up with smoky spices like chipotle and garlic powders. She uses an egg white to act as the glue for sticking to the peanuts.

Get the Recipe: Spicy Chipotle Peanuts

Blackberry-Black Pepper Cocktail

Trisha balances the bite of black pepper with the welcome sweetness of fresh blackberries, which are muddled with fragrant mint in this quick-fix cocktail.

Get the Recipe: Blackberry-Black Pepper Cocktail

Rotini with Chicken Marsala Ragu

Bring the flavors of your favorite weeknight chicken dish to a hearty pasta and create the ultimate all-in-one dinner.

Get the Recipe: Rotini with Chicken Marsala Ragout

Red Wine Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

Faced with a bit of wine left in the bottle after dinner? Put it to work in Trisha's wow-worthy dessert. This moist, buttery cake is laced with cocoa powder and slathered with a creamy vanilla frosting for next-level comfort.

Get the Recipe: Red Wine Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

Slow-Cooker Pork Loin

A bold spice rub of garlic powder, ground ginger and dried thyme lends over-the-top flavor to Trisha's fuss-free pork roast.

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Pork Loin

Mashed Potatoes

The bold flavor of garlic runs throughout these buttery mashed potatoes, as Trisha first boils the spuds with peeled garlic cloves, then rices the cloves as she does the potatoes. 

Get the Recipe: Mashed Potatoes

Cherry Almond Skillet Shortbread

Thanks to Trisha's one-bowl method for mixing up the batter, this crowd-pleasing dessert, blanketed with crunchy sliced almonds and coarse sugar, comes together easily.

Get the Recipe: Cherry Almond Skillet Shortbread

Deviled Egg Salad Club Sandwich

In a nod to traditional deviled egg preparations, Trisha mixes sweet relish and Dijon into her egg salad, which she piles between bread with crispy bacon and vibrant lettuce and tomato to create a super-packed sandwich.

Get the Recipe: Deviled Egg Salad Club Sandwich

Avocado Toast with Creamy Soft Scrambled Eggs

Transform the avocado toast you know and love into a satisfying meal by finishing it with a scoop of tender, creamy scrambled eggs and sliced radishes, which deliver welcome crunch.

Get the Recipe: Avocado Toast with Creamy Soft Scrambled Egg

Individual Chocolate Souffles

By beating the egg whites separately and gently folding them into the batter later, Trisha works air into the soufflé, guaranteeing a light, airy finished product. When it comes to serving, she keeps it simple with a ruby-red raspberry sauce.

Get the Recipe: Individual Chocolate Souffles

Sweet Potato Asparagus Hash with Fried Eggs

Take advantage of in-season asparagus when prepping this hearty hash, which Trisha flavors with paprika for a subtle smoky flavor. To finish, she adds a fried egg, which delivers a boost of satisfying protein.

Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato Asparagus Hash with Fried Eggs

Mama's Scalloped Potatoes

It's important to slice the veggies — the potatoes, onion and zucchini — thinly for this casserole. Doing so ensures they'll cook evenly and become tender while baking in a seasoned evaporated milk mixture.

Get the Recipe: Mama's Scalloped Potatoes

Company Chicken

Trisha starts flavoring her lean chicken breasts from the very beginning by blanketing them in a bold Italian dressing mix. She cooks them in butter, then adds earthy mushrooms and makes a creamy, wine-spiked sauce.

Get the Recipe: Company Chicken

Eboo's Wild Scuppernong Pie

New to scuppernongs? No need to fret. They're a kind of Southern grape, and they turn soft and juicy when baked in a pie. But if you can't find them by you, opt for seedless black grapes instead, and boost the flavor of the filling with Concord grape jelly.

Get the Recipe: Eboo's Wild Scuppernong Pie

Cheeseburger with Garlic Mayo

You know that mayo is a favorite topping on burgers, but instead of opting for a smear of the regular stuff, dress up that rich, creamy condiment with the bold taste of garlic. The key to developing balanced flavor is toasting the garlic in oil for a few minutes before whirling it in the food processor with the mayo.

Get the Recipe: Cheeseburger with Garlic Mayo

Pimento Cheese Queso with Toppings Bar

Tangy sour cream and a splash of red wine vinegar help to loosen Trisha's Pimento Cheese Spread and turn it into the ultimate cheesy fixing for her crowd-pleasing nachos. Follow her lead and set up bowls of olives, onions and more flavorful picks, then let guests assemble their desired plates.

Get the Recipe: Pimento Cheese Queso with Toppings Bar

Nashville Hot Chicken Meatball Sliders

True to the tradition of Nashville-style hot chicken, Trisha's game-day-worthy sliders boast layers of heat. Not only does she add hot sauce and cayenne pepper to the meatballs, but she also tosses them with a buttery hot sauce mixture. A surprise of cool, creamy blue cheese tucked inside each meatball helps to balance the heat.

Get the Recipe: Nashville Hot Chicken Meatball Sliders

Hot Corn Dip

Cheesy and creamy, this big-batch platter is the ideal party-ready appetizer.

Get the Recipe: Hot Corn Dip

Peanut Butter Ramen

Start with store-bought ramen noodles, but instead of using the seasoning packets, follow Trisha's lead and make your own tangy sauce. She opts for a mix of peanut butter, soy sauce and sweet chili sauce to create a deeply savory flavor.

Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter Ramen

Breakfast Sausage Casserole

Full of all your favorite breakfast essentials, like bread, savory sausage and, of course, cheesy eggs, Trisha's fuss-free casserole can be prepped at night and refrigerated until you're ready to bake it in the morning.

Get the Recipe: Breakfast Sausage Casserole

Easy Peach Cobbler

Trisha's impressive cobbler is made with canned peaches, which means you can turn out this crowd-pleasing dessert even in the depths of winter, when fresh peaches aren't in season.

Get the Recipe: Easy Peach Cobbler

Asparagus Casserole

It takes only a handful of ingredients to prep this 5-star casserole, which boasts a blanket of cracker crumbs that lends welcome crunch to the dish.

Get the Recipe: Asparagus Casserole

Stuffed Pork Chops

Your family members will be surprised when they slice into their bone-in pork chops and find a spiced breadcrumb mixture waiting for them inside.

Get the Recipe: Stuffed Pork Chops

Baked Bean Casserole

Sweet, salty, spicy and tangy, Trisha's top-rated side dish is full of bold flavor and plenty of heft, thanks to the addition of both ground beef and bacon.

Get the Recipe: Baked Bean Casserole

Pimiento Cheese Spread

You don't have to be in the South to prep these classic sandwiches, made with just four everyday ingredients. Bonus: They can be ready to eat in only 10 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Pimiento Cheese Spread

Barbecued Pork Ribs

Trisha likes to marinate the ribs in a soy sauce-brown sugar mixture before moving them to the oven to cook. When it comes to the barbecue sauce, she opts for nearly equal parts of ketchup and chili sauce to guarantee sweet and subtly spicy flavors.

Get the Recipe: Barbecued Pork Ribs

Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

Take it from us: This isn't your average burger. One bite will reveal the pool of melty cheese buried inside the beef patty. Pick your favorite kind of cheese among options like blue cheese, pimento cheese and mozzarella to craft your ideal burger.

Get the Recipe: Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Chicken Spinach Lasagna

For her big-batch lasagna, Trisha skips the usual red sauce and opts for a creamy mayonnaise-sour cream mixture studded with shredded chicken, spinach and fresh mushrooms. 

Get the Recipe: Chicken Spinach Lasagna

Chicken Enchiladas

Trisha roasts chicken breasts with a simple seasoning, then shreds the meat and combines it with a bold chile-cream cheese mixture, which guarantees rich flavor in the filling.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Enchiladas

Italian Seven-Layer Dip

You know the Mexican-inspired bean-guac-tomato dip you likely have on the buffet table at your tailgate? This is just like that but with Italian-focused layers, including rich ricotta cheese, sweet simmered tomatoes, hearty Italian sausage and pepperoni. In place of the usual tortilla chips, opt for toasted bread slices instead.

Get the Recipe: Italian Seven-Layer Dip

Hummingbird Pancakes

You know the famous hummingbird cake, laced with bananas and crushed pineapple. Here Trisha turns that dessert into a breakfast treat by including both fruits and a pinch of cinnamon in a sweet pancake batter.

Get the Recipe: Hummingbird Pancakes

Cinnamon-Orange Rolls

Believe it or not, it's easy to make your own cinnamon roll dough at home. Trisha dresses up the classic version with the addition of bright orange zest and fresh juice, which gently flavor the dough. She mirrors that flavor in the glaze, too, which comes together with just powdered sugar and orange juice.

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon-Orange Rolls

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Just like traditional chicken wings, Trisha's creamy and cheesy dip boasts tender, juicy chicken and a rich hot sauce. She even includes blue cheese in the dip (and on top of it), no longer relegating the cheese to a side dressing for dunking.

Get the Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Dip

Chili Mac and Cheese

Packed with hearty ground beef and kidney beans and laced with a smoky tomato sauce, Trisha's next-level comfort food is especially decadent, thanks to the addition of two melty cheeses.

Get the Recipe: Chili Mac and Cheese

Marbled Chocolate Brownies

The marbling effect in Trisha's easy brownies comes from a sweetened cream cheese mixture, which she dots over the brownie batter and gently swirls in.

Get the Recipe: Marbled Chocolate Brownies

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