Weeknights during the busy months of fall can be hectic, yet we all need a little comfort as the nights get longer. Turn to one of our recipes for this week for a easy comfort food meals that soothe the soul. Try a Turkey Biscuit Skillet, Beans on Toast, or Chip Crusted Fish for a night where gathering around the dinner table is just what you and your family needs.
Turkey Biscuit Skillet, Beans on Toast with Fried Egg, and Chip Crusted Fish Fillet
No one we’ve ever known has turned down a pot pie. Here’s one of the simplest versions we’ve seen. Frozen vegetables, cooked turkey breast, a simple sauce and store bought biscuits are baked in a skillet for a heart warming dinner. That’s a lot of comfort for not a lot of effort.
- We both used rotisserie chicken for this and it was delicious. Could also be a nice use for extra Thanksgiving turkey.
- Switch up the vegetables if you can’t find peas and carrots. Kate used mixed vegetables with green beans, corn, peas, and carrots.
- Reheating the next day was fine but not as good as the day before. Halve the recipe if you’re not going to love softer biscuits.
Truth time: this is very nearly becoming a beans on toast podcast. Double truth: we are here for it. Midwest Living’s recipe for our favorite dish is savory and sweet with bacon, molasses, and apple cider vinegar in the beans. Add an egg on top and a side of browned tomatoes for a full meal. Filling, pantry friendly, and like a warm hug on a plate.
- Bake Alexandra Stafford’s Peasant bread and put this recipe over the top. Or buy a good loaf of sourdough. Decent bread is key to this recipe.
- Any firm bean will do here. Kate used cannellini beans. (Close listeners will note she thought the recipe called for them...oops!) Even pintos might do in a pinch.
Crunchy topped fish is a comfort food classic for a reason. Quick to throw together, nutrition from the fish, but also a little bit of fun with the topping. The MyRecipes twist is salt and vinegar potato chips with just enough tang to add a little something extra. Plus, if you buy a big enough bag, a treat for the cook!
- If your filet is on the thick side you may find that it browns quicker than the fish can cook through. Cover the filet with aluminum foil and continue cooking.
- Make sure to use kettle style chips if you’re really looking for the crunch factor.
- Salt and vinegar not your favorite? Why not try jalapeno or cheddar? Mix it up!
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We are absolutely in love with the new book, Snacking Cakes by Yossy Arefi. Talk about an easy comfort food! The book is full of cakes just right for snack time or dessert with a one bowl technique we love. (Affiliate link- thanks!)
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