Valerie Bertinelli's Cozy Comfort Food Classics
Warm your insides with some of the best pastas, casseroles and slow-cooker recipes from Valerie's Home Cooking.
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Great for feeding a family, this Mexican dish — which makes 14 enchiladas — features a flavor-packed sauce with tomatoes, poblano peppers and a variety of herbs.
Get the Recipe: Valerie's Chicken Enchiladas
Deep-Dish Sausage Pizza
Take a quick trip to the Windy City with Valerie’s sausage-laden pizza. Bring everything together in a springform pan to get the desired depth you’d find in Chicago pizzerias.
Get the Recipe: Deep-Dish Sausage Pizza
Valerie's Very Best Gumbo
Based on the Louisiana classic, this gumbo recipe combines shredded chicken and two kinds of sausage with okra, bell peppers, celery, garlic and a bit of cayenne for some extra spice.
Get the Recipe: Valerie's Very Best Gumbo
Cuban Sandwich with Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork
First rubbed with an herb mixture, the boneless pork shoulder is cooked low and slow in an orange and lime juice, creating a tender meat perfect for a sandwich.
Get the Recipe: Cuban Sandwich with Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork
Spicy Arrabiata Penne
This quick-fix pasta dish is easy to make and full of flavor from a mix of Italian seasoning, red chile flakes, garlic and fresh basil.
Get the Recipe: Spicy Arrabiata Penne
Spicy Black Bean Soup
For an easy meal that can be on the table in just 35 minutes, look to this Cuban-style comfort dish that is packed with flavorful herbs.
Get the Recipe: Spicy Black Bean Soup
Italian Slow Cooker Beef Sandwiches with Giardiniera Aioli
Perfect for game day, boneless chuck roast is cooked low and slow for eight hours in a blend of Italian seasonings and served on a roll with a spread of a garlic-and-Dijon-based aioli.
Get the Recipe: Italian Slow Cooker Beef Sandwiches with Giardiniera Aioli
Mom's Spaghetti and Meatballs
A classic Italian dish, Valerie's spaghetti is served in a tomato-and-white wine sauce and topped with pork and ground beef meatballs.
Get the Recipe: Mom's Spaghetti and Meatballs
Three Bean Turkey Chili
Cozy up with this simple turkey chili topped with a generous helping of shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream.
Get the Recipe: Three Bean Turkey Chili
Lemon-Dijon Potato Salad
Valerie's quick and easy potato salad is tossed in a lemon-and-Dijon mustard vinaigrette and can be served warm or at room temperature.
Get the Recipe: Lemon-Dijon Potato Salad
Lasagna alla Besciamella
A traditional lasagna recipe gets a creamy twist with the addition of a bechamel sauce layered with a meaty ragu and mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
Get the Recipe: Lasagna alla Besciamella
Pasta with Bacon and Tomatoes
This simple pasta recipe is served in a white wine-tomato sauce and packs an extra punch of flavor from chopped slices of thick-cut bacon.
Get the Recipe: Pasta with Bacon and Tomatoes
Set-It-and-Forget-It Pot Roast
This fall-apart-tender roast is stuffed with garlic, slow-simmered in a white wine reduction and served on a platter of sauced carrots and potatoes.
Get the Recipe: Set-It-and-Forget-It Pot Roast
Valerie's Homemade Pizza
This personal-sized pizza for meat lovers is grilled twice and topped with tomato sauce, cheese, sausage, prosciutto and Canadian bacon.
Get the Recipe: Valerie's Homemade Pizza
The star of this burger recipe is the spicy chipotle sauce which combines sour cream, salt, pepper, onions, cilantro and of course, chipotle peppers. Just a dab on your burger will deliver a burst of heat.
Get the Recipe: Chipotle Cheeseburgers
Lamb Shepherd's Pie
This savory pie is a mixture of ground lamb, herbs and chopped vegetables, with a hefty helping of mashed potatoes baked on top to seal in the flavors.
Get the Recipe: Lamb Shepherd's Pie
For a perfectly cooked turkey in under an hour, skip the oven and drop it into a counter top fryer. All you need to do is season it with a little bit of salt and pepper and then carve it when it's time to serve.
Get the Recipe: Deep-Fried Turkey
Beef and Potato Hash
The perfect savory addition to any brunch menu, the chuck roast in this hash recipe is slow-roasted for eight hours and then shredded over a bed of tender, golden brown potatoes.
Get the Recipe: Beef and Potato Hash
Butternut Squash and Arugula Pizza
Swap out a traditional red sauce for a rich butternut squash spread to create a next-level pizza experience. Loaded with cheese and topped with light, citrus-dressed arugula, this pizza is a meal in perfect balance.
Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice
Perfect for a weeknight dinner, this hearty dish is packed with six different spices, chopped andouille sausage, smoked ham and a hint of brown sugar for sweetness.
Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice
Potato Skins with Beer Cheese
If you can't get enough of your favorite lager, this simple appetizer will allow you to drink it and eat it at the same time.
Sweet Italian sausage is the special ingredient in Valerie's stuffing, and she bakes it with walnuts, cranberries and a medley of vegetables, herbs and spices.
Get the Recipe: Cranberry-Walnut Stuffing
Slow-Cooker Sloppy Joe Sliders
Perfect party-sized bites, these sloppy joes are filled with a mix of ground beef, finely chopped veggies, and a Worcestershire-chili powder sauce simmered together for four hours.
Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork with Fried Shallots and Chiles
Perfect between two slices of bread or on it's own, this slow-cooker pulled pork is infused with a splash of beer and gets a savory crunch from fried shallots and chilies.
The meat in this traditional French stew is simmered in a red wine sauce for over an hour and flavored with bacon, garlic, mushrooms and onions.
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