Comfort food is traditionally eaten food which often provides a nostalgic or sentimental feeling to the person eating it, frequently with a high carbohydrate level and a simple preparation. The nostalgic element most comfort food has may be specific to either the individual or a specific culture.
Need a little comfort? Dig into these classic 15 American comfort foods.
#1 Buttermilk Biscuits
From the slightly crunchy exterior to the oh-so-fluffy insides, not much is better than a biscuit — especially with a little honey!
#2 Mashed Potatoes
They may not have been originally from here, but we all love a heaping pile of mashed ‘taters, whether they’re smooth as cream or full of good ‘ol hearty chunks.
#3 Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches
Soft bread, ooey-gooey peanut butter and your choice of jelly. Does it get any better than this?
#4 Ice Cream
It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, if you’re down in the dumps, we all reach for a little (or a lot!) ice cream.
#5 Chicken Fried Steak
Ya, we know it’s not exactly good for us, but with a little white gravy and some biscuits and mashed potatoes, we think we may have just gone to heaven.
#6 Spaghetti and Meatballs
Now this is some good old fashioned comfort food cooking. Nothing beats a big plate of this stuff.
#7 Red Velvet Cake
North of the Mason-Dixon line, no almonds — South, plenty of em. No matter where you live or how you make it, Red Velvet Cake is the best in decadent comfort.
#8 Chicken Soup
Sick with a broken heart, or really sick? It doesn’t matter, chicken noodle soup is all you need to feel better.
#9 Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Make it with Kraft, make it with Asiago, whatever you like, there’s nothing like a grilled cheese sandwich (and we promise not to tell if you cut the crusts off, just like your mom used to.)
#10 Homemade Mac n Cheese
Not to knock the box stuff, but when you really need some comfort, nothing but homemade mac n cheese will do the trick!