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Best New England Cold Weather Comfort Food

Best New England Cold Weather Comfort Food
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Ahhh, comfort food. It’s just the thing to warm you up and fill your belly on these cold winter nights, when sometimes getting out from under the blanket on the sofa takes some serious motivation. You won’t have any trouble if one of these dishes is calling to you from the kitchen! Try one tonight and keep those winter blues at bay!

american chop suey
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American Chop Suey Casserole.

American Chop Suey Casserole
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.

Shepherd’s Stew
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.

tuna noodle casserole
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Tuna Tango Noodle Casserole.

Tuna Tango Noodle Casserole
A retro-inspired comfort food classic from the Yankee archives, this tuna noodle casserole earned the name “tango” thanks to its tangy tomato zip.

Mother’s Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings
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!

baked macaroni and cheese
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Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Sausage and Tomato.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Sausage and Tomato
Comfort food at its finest – baked macaroni and cheese made flavorful with spicy Italian sausage and topped with tomato slices.

Mom’s Meatloaf
Denser than most meatloaf recipes, this version tastes great the next day in a sandwich with sauteed onions and ketchup.

yankee pot roast plate
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Yankee Pot Roast.

Yankee Pot Roast
Tender and flavorful, this recipe for a Yankee Pot Roast is a cold-weather life saver! Serve over rice or egg noodles for warming, filling comfort food at its finest.

Chicken Pot Pies with Cheddar-Scallion Biscuits
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.

Slow Cooker Indian Pudding
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Indian Pudding.

Plimoth Plantation’s Slow Cooker Indian Pudding
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 up front 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!

Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp
This old-fashioned apple crisp recipe is always a big hit with our readers. Serve this classic New England dessert with a dollop of whipped cream or a generous scoop of ice cream.

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Aimee Seavey


Aimee Seavey


As Yankee's Digital Editor, Aimee manages, produces, and promotes content for Yankee's digital and social media initiatives. A lifelong New Englander, she loves history and a good Massachusetts South Shore bar pizza.
Updated Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

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