From American Chop Suey Casserole to Lobster Mac & Cheese, here are 12 of our favorite New England comfort food recipes to warm you up.
By Aimee Tucker
Mar 11 2022
Firehouse ChiliPhoto Credit : Hornick/Rivlin
Ahhh, comfort food recipes. Sometimes they’re the only thing powerful enough to lure you out from under the blankets when another cold New England winter sets in. From creamy mac and cheese to our favorite cozy pudding, these 12 New England comfort food recipes are some of our favorite ways to warm up.
New England’s spin on a classic pasta dish, our American Chop Suey Casserole is a savory blend of noodles, ground beef, and seasoned tomato sauce.
Nothing beats a great stick-to-your-ribs stew recipe. With ingredients like sausage, potatoes, and vegetables, this hearty stew will fill you up and warm you from the inside out.
A retro-inspired comfort food classic from the Yankee archives, this tuna noodle casserole earned the name “tango” thanks to its tangy tomato zip.
Shirley Wollard Woodlock learned to make homemade chicken and dumplings the old-fashioned way from watching her mother. Tuck into a bowl of chunky, brothy goodness topped with tender, fluffy dumplings and fall in love!
Combine New England comfort food with the ultimate New England splurge in this rich and flavorful Lobster Mac & Cheese. Finished with a buttery breadcrumb topping, it’s decadent and delicious.
Humble comfort food at its finest – baked macaroni and cheese made even more flavorful with spicy Italian sausage and topped with tomato slices.
Made with ground beef, veggies, beans, and the perfect blend of seasonings, this award-winning firehouse chili is a true crowd-pleaser and one of our all-time favorite comfort food recipes.
Denser than most meatloaf recipes, this version tastes great the next day in a sandwich with sauteed onions and ketchup.
Tender and flavorful, this recipe for a Yankee Pot Roast is a cold-weather lifesaver. Serve over rice or egg noodles for warming, filling comfort food at its finest.
It’s hard to imagine a more comforting combination than a savory chicken pot pie filling topped with cheesy biscuits. Butternut squash replaces the usual potatoes for a nice hit of color and sweetness.
Who says comfort food recipes don’t include dessert? A warm bowl of Indian Pudding topped with a creamy, melty scoop of vanilla ice cream is a classic New England winter treat. With this recipe, after a little prep upfront on the stove-top, the batter heads to the slow cooker for a nice long, slow bake. Look forward to the perfect dessert while you prepare dinner.
This old-fashioned blueberry oatmeal crisp recipe comes together quickly, making it a convenient New England comfort food dessert. Serve with whipped cream or a generous scoop of ice cream.
What tops your list of favorite comfort food recipes? Let us know!
This post was first published in 2013 and has been updated.