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Top 3 Comfort Food Recipes for Lazy Cooks

If you don’t like to spend too much time in the kitchen but want to try comfort food recipes, here are some you can prepare quickly:

1. Lazy Lasagna
What you need
  • Meaty past sauce (1 jar)
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese (1 cup, divided)
  • Ricotta cheese (1 cup)
  • Lasagna noodles (8 ounces broken in 2-inch pieces)
  • Parmesan cheese (1/3 cup, grated)
  • Preheat your oven to about 400°F.
  • Cook the lasagna as per the directions printed on the package.
  • Mix all half a cup of mozzarella cheese, all of the ricotta and parmesan cheese in a bowl.
  • When the noodles are ready, drain it using a colander and stir in the cheese mix.
  • Spread 1 cup of the meaty pasta sauce on a baking dish that is greased.
  • Layer the cheesy lasagna strips on the sauce and then add one cup of sauce on top and repeat.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and pop the dish in the oven. Make sure to cover the dish with a greased foil and bake for 10 – 15 minutes or till the cheese melts.

You can also add a few layers of baby spinach in the lasagna for a healthy kick. Plus, make sure to add the cheese mixture right after draining the cooked lasagna or the noodles will clump together. Add a dash of olive oil to the noodles after draining to keep them smooth and mixable.

2. Pecan Pie
What you need
  • All purpose flour (2 tbsp and 1 cup)
  • Milk (2/3 Cup)
  • Baking Powder (3 tsp)
  • Sugar (3/4 cup)
  • Salt (1/4 tsp)
  • Butter (1/2, cubed)
  • Vanilla extract (1 tsp)
  • pecans (1 and a half cup, coarsely chopped)
  • Toffee bits (3/4 cups)
  • Boiling water (1 and a half cups)
  • Brown sugar (1 cup, packed)
  1. Preheat your oven to about 350°
  2. Heat the butter in the baking pan in the preheated oven till it melts.
  3. Mix baking powder, flour, salt and sugar in a bowl and stir in milk until well combined (you can also add vanilla ice cream for taste).
  4. Take out the pan from the oven and add the batter.
  5. Sprinkle the batter with pecans, toffee, and the brown sugar.
  6. Pour hot water on top slowly and without stirring the mixture.
  7. Pop the dish in the oven and bake till the pie turns golden brown. This shouldn’t take more than 35 minutes tops.
  8. Cool on a cooling rack for 30 minutes and serve with your preferred ice cream.
3. Cheeseburger pasta
What you need
  • Milk (2 cups)
  • Penne pasta (1 package)
  • Worcestershire sauce (1 tbsp.)
  • Beef broth (1 and ¼ cup)
  • All-purpose flour (half a cup)
  • Ground mustard (3 tsp)
  • Diced tomatoes (2 cans, drained)
  • Butter (1/4 cup, cubed)
  • Ground beef (1 pound)
  • Green onions (4, chopped)
  • Parmesan cheese (2/3 cup grated)
  • Monterey Jack cheese (3 cups, shredded)
  • Cook the pasta as per the directions printed on the package.
  • Cook and crumble the beef in a Dutch oven over medium heat till it is no longer pink. This should not take more than 7 minutes.
  • Removed the cooked beef from the pan with a slotted spoon and pour the drippings.
  • In the same pan melt the butter and stir in the flour till it is smooth. Cook and keep stirring for 2 or 3 minutes and make sure it doesn’t burn.
  • Whisk in milk, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and broth slowly into the pan.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and cook till it thickens. Stir constantly for 2 minutes.
  • Add in tomatoes and keep boiling.
  • Reduce the heat and let the contents simmer for a few minutes.
  • Add in the pasta, beef and green onions and mix.
  • Stir in both kinds of cheese till they melt and sprinkle the reaming on top.
  • Cover the pan and let it stand till all of the cheese has melted.

These baked recipes are quick to prepare and will astound your friends. Invite them today!