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5 EASY-TO-MAKE COMFORT FOODS YOU NEED TO COOK THIS FALL

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Autumn is all about steaming soups, tummy-filling casseroles, and indulgent desserts. It’s a perfect time of year to chop, sauté, and bake so you and your loved ones can enjoy the culinary delights of the season. Here are a few comfort foods that you’ll want to whip up this fall.

Cheesy Potato Casserole

Let’s face it: any casserole that incorporates cheese as the main ingredient falls into the category of “comfort food.” But you don’t have to stick to classics like macaroni and cheese. How about this potato casserole to shake things up a bit? It uses frozen hash browns, saving you time and hassle, and cream of chicken soup to add a kick of flavor. Best of all, you’ll find this is the ultimate comfort food, thanks to the sour cream in this recipe.

Cream of Mushroom Soup

There is nothing more comforting than a bowl of creamy soup on a crisp autumn night, after a long day of work. This soup features the earthy flavor of mushrooms and the sweet tang of cream. It’s perfect for a busy night – it only has eight ingredients and two steps.

Brownies

Just imagining the scent of brownies filling the kitchen and that delightful thin crust over the gooey centers can send a person into an ecstatic state of dessert-based bliss. This recipe produces brownies the way they should always be: rich and fudgy. It’s wonderfully simple – no extraneous or unusual ingredients necessary. In fact, you probably have everything you need in your kitchen right now. So plan on whipping them up this weekend!

Butternut Squash Pasta Carbonara

Who doesn’t love a big bowl of pasta? Talk about comfort food! This dish takes the traditional carbonara to a whole new level by incorporating an autumnal favorite: butternut squash. This makes for a little extra nutritional value, as well as contributing a creaminess and flavor that makes it not just comfort food, but gourmet comfort food.

Vanilla Pudding Cake

Do we need to say more than “pudding cake” or are you sold already? Pudding cakes combine two comfort food favorites, creating a creamy, sweet confection that you won’t be able to stop eating. And it requires a little (effortless) magic, as you’ll see when you bake it.

For more ideas on celebrating the season with flavor, follow the Olympus Stone Glen.

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