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10 Quick Comfort Foods In Under 30 Minutes

First Posted: 12/12/2011 9:51 am   Updated: 08/31/2012 10:48 am


We all seek comfort in certain foods now and then. Just think: macaroni and cheese, chicken stew, pork chops or pasta. Everyone loves these types of foods, especially during the cold days of winter. The only problem with comfort foods is they often take a long time to make, especially a recipe like beef stew, which can take up to two hours to cook. But what if there was a quicker way to get to your favorite dish?

You'll find all the comfort in this collection of recipes, which can all be made in under 30 minutes. These dishes can be made any time you feel the craving. They're great for dinner during the week, too -- so you don't have to spend all weekend cooking. Recipes like our Beef Stroganoff and Shepherd's Pie use a few leftover ingredients to cut down on cook time. The Chicken Cacciatore uses a pressure cooker so the chicken cooks fast and the Shrimp and Grits uses quick-cooking grits so dinner is ready in no time. With just a few shortcuts you can have a comforting dinner on the table quickly and with just as much flavor as the original versions.

Chicken Cacciatore
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Using a pressure cooker ensures this Italian stew is done in 30 minutes. The hunter-style stew is flavored with red wine, lots of garlic and tomatoes. It's the perfect remedy for dinner.

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