Cheesy Ground Beef Quesadillas

Let’s tip our hats to the holy trio of comfort food: beef, cheese, and some sort of starch. A combo that my family is always delighted by, that never fails, never lets us down.

Here are a dozen cheesy, beefy comfort foods to turn to this winter when we all need a bit scoop of comfort. Most of them include ground beef, making them even more comfort-food-ish, if that’s even possible.


12 Great Cheesy, Beefy Comfort Food Dinner Recipes

Simple Baked Pasta with Bolognese Sauce

A super solid, super satisfying cold weather pasta casserole—kind of a deconstructed lasagna.

Cheesy Ground Beef Quesadillas

Like the best bar food in the world, but right here in your own kitchen.

One-Skillet Cheesy Beef and Macaroni

This is total comfort food; a one dish recipe, with even the pasta cooking in the same skillet.

Cheesy Beef and Hash Brown Casserole

Crispy but tender shredded potatoes top a casserole of juicy ground beef bound together with a creamy cheesy sauce.

Instant Pot Ziti “Lasagna” with Bolognese Sauce

The Instant Pot quickly makes cooked pasta, sauce, and cheese come together in a layered pasta dinner.

Cheesy Ground Beef and Vegetable Quesadillas

These generously stuffed quesadillas turn a small amount of ground beef and whatever vegetables you have around into a perfect cheesy dinner.

Beef and Three Cheese Noodle Casserole

The kind of casserole that makes people come to the table in a big hurry. Easy, make ahead, and undeniably comforting.

One-Skillet Beefy Enchilada Casserole

A satisfying one dish cheesy, beefy pasta recipe that hits all of those delicious flavor notes of enchiladas!

Meatball Sub Sandwich

Layered up with marinara sauce and lots of mozzarella, these are the meatball subs dreams are made of.

Classic Cheesy Beefy Lasagna

This is probably the favorite lasagna recipe of all time, the one lasagna recipe I know will deliver without fail.

Grilled Cheeseburgers with Herb Sauce

When ketchup and mustard aren't quite enough.

Filet Mignon with Creamy Parmesan Mustard Sauce

The most tender steak gets topped with a lush, rich sauce. A definite special occasion steak.

12 Great Cheesy Beefy Comfort Foods: Here are 12 cheesy, beefy comfort food recipes to turn to this winter for a big scoop of comfort.

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