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Our 7 Best Comfort Food Recipes

Give into it: It’s time for so much cheese.

No doubt about it—we’re in the chilly season. Now is the time for comfy pants, a Netflix marathon, and your comfort food of choice: pasta, cheese, pizza, or all of the above? No judgement here.

1. Smoked Salmon Grilled Cheese with Maple-Marinated Apricots

Grilled Cheese
(Photo: Dairy Farmers of Canada)

Pretty much all grilled cheese sandwiches are winners, but this one gets one-upmanship with its fruity side.

2. Spaghetti with Anchovy and Pangrattato

(Photo: John Sherlock)

Chef Daniel Costa’s family recipe for late-night comfort food was passed down from his dad—who often enjoyed a 2 a.m. meal with him.

3. Naheed Nenshi’s Turkey Meatball Soup


Calgary’s beloved mayor shares his soup recipe: a hearty, flavourful twist on the classic chicken noodle.

4. Prawn and Brie Flatbread


Class up a slice of pizza with soft brie cheese and fresh prawns—you’re practically being virtuous.

5. Käsespätzle, aka German Mac & Cheese

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Michelin-star Chef Stefan Hartmann of Bauhaus Restaurant in Vancouver shares this recipe for käsespätzle, which is essentially German mac and cheese.

6. Cauliflower Bacon Risotto

(Photo: Martin Tessler)

The slow-stir dish is worth the effort—because hello, bacon?

7. Blueberry Bread Pudding


The addition of blueberries makes this a perfect brunch dish, too.



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