a close up of a sandwich on a plate

a close up of a sandwich on a plate

Comfort foods and healthy recipes keep evolving. From Pennsylvania’s Philly cheesesteaks to Florida’s key lime pie, we all live for American comfort foods.

This is not an exaggeration!

Scroll down to find out the best heart-warming, rib-sticking, comfort foods across America!

Southern Pimiento Cheese Spread

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It is classic Southern comfort food; this spread is used as an appetizer with celery, corn chips, or crackers. You can also smear it between two slices of brown or white bread to make sandwiches and top it with hot dogs and hamburgers.

Beef Chimichangas

Beef Chimichangas with green sauce
Beef Chimichangas with green sauce

A hot sauce sparks up these hearty beef- and bean-filled tortillas. You can freeze the chimichangas separately to take them out as required. You can even serve them with sour cream and shredded lettuce for the perfect comfort foods.

Green Chile Chicken Chili

a bowl with beans and shredded chicken
a bowl with beans and shredded chicken

The prep work for this healthy recipe is easy, thanks to numerous pantry staples. It’s loaded with beans and shredded chicken. The spicy heat can be tamed a tad bit by cool sour cream.

Brunswick Stew

Southern stew in a bowl
Southern stew in a bowl

Temptingly delicious, this traditional Southern stew is hearty and thick—loaded with beef, and chicken, along with tomatoes, cream-style corn, and special seasonings.

Old Charleston Style Shrimp and Cheesy Grits

Southern stew in a bowl
Southern stew in a bowl

These traditional comfort foods feature tender shrimp simmered with meat, andouille sausage, and colorful bell peppers, all served over cheesy, creamy grits.

Clam Chowder

Clam chowder in a bowl
Clam chowder in a bowl

Chowder is the soul food for many across the country. Oyster crackers are a must-try food. This delicious cream-based chowder gets a little uplift from a splash of red wine vinegar to comfort you on chilly nights.

Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza

Deep dish pizza
Deep dish pizza

Deep dish pizza, also named as Chicago-styled pizzas, has a deep crust. It is usually baked in a round steel pan for a thick, crispy, and flakey crust, and is topped with a marinara sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese! This dish is a hit throughout the country when it comes to comfort foods.

Mashed Potatoes

Creamy mashed potatoes in a pan
Creamy mashed potatoes in a pan

Nothing can beat the comfort that creamy mashed potatoes provide. Mixing in chives, beans, or compound butter makes this healthy recipe extra special and tempting. No one can resist this treat!

Chicken Casserole

This is basically a chicken enchilada pie. It’s a scrumptious casserole for those who love cream soups, as this dish features both cream of chicken and cream of mushroom. Chicken casserole generally is made from sour cream, diced tomatoes, chilies, bell peppers, cheddar, and spices, which round out the Southwest flavors in the most perfect way for your comfort foods.

Sweet ‘n’ Smoky Kansas City Ribs

Ribs with salad and lemon
Ribs with salad and lemon

Juicy, flavorful, and tender, these ribs are crammed with a big smoky punch. Besides, you won’t believe how quickly they get from grill to plate and to your appetite to satisfy your hunger!

Grilled Marinated Ribeyes

Grilled steaks on table
Grilled steaks on table

These juicy steaks are a favorite meal of almost all Americans, especially when they go camping. Let the steak sit in the tangy, barbecue-inspired marinade overnight, and you will get a rich and mouthwatering dinner ready to grill up the next day.