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
A super solid, super satisfying cold weather pasta casserole—kind of a deconstructed lasagna.
Like the best bar food in the world, but right here in your own kitchen.
This is total comfort food; a one dish recipe, with even the pasta cooking in the same skillet.
Crispy but tender shredded potatoes top a casserole of juicy ground beef bound together with a creamy cheesy sauce.
The Instant Pot quickly makes cooked pasta, sauce, and cheese come together in a layered pasta dinner.
These generously stuffed quesadillas turn a small amount of ground beef and whatever vegetables you have around into a perfect cheesy dinner.
Easy, make ahead, and total comfort food (this dish is sometimes called Johnny Marzetti!).
A satisfying one dish cheesy, beefy pasta recipe that hits all of those delicious flavor notes of enchiladas!
Layered up with marinara sauce and lots of mozzarella, these are the meatball subs dreams are made of.
This is what my family thinks of as the world's best lasagna.
When ketchup and mustard aren't quite enough.
The most tender steak gets topped with a lush, rich sauce. A definite special occasion steak.