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Bacon and Lentil Soup

Bacon and Lentil Soup

This bacon and lentil soup is easy to make and delicious. In this recipe, bacon is cooked until crispy, then onions, carrots, celery and garlic are sautéed in the drippings. Add a few spices and you’ll have a hearty and flavorful pot of lentils. This soup is great for weeknights since lentils cook up pretty quick; by bean standards.

Sausage Gravy

Sausage Gravy

Sausage gravy is the perfect dish for brunch, and it works for breakfast-for-dinner too. My family has been enjoying this sausage gravy for years. My step-dad would make this on leisurely Sunday mornings, and we loved it! Served over warm biscuits, this thick, creamy, and super flavorful gravy is comfort food at its best.

Arroz con Pollo (Cuban Chicken and Rice)

Arroz con Pollo (Cuban Chicken and Rice)

Arroz con Pollo is a traditional Cuban dish made with chicken and yellow rice. Like many Cuban dishes, it’s not fancy but it is hearty, soul-satisfying comfort food. This arroz con pollo recipe isn’t difficult to make. And the ingredients are easy enough to find. It does take time and patience, but in the end, you will be rewarded with a big pot of delicious chicken and rice.

Cuban Split Pea Soup

Cuban Split Pea Soup

This Cuban style split pea soup, or potaje de chicharos in Spanish, is a thick soup that’s loaded with vegetables and smoked pork. In this recipe, yellow split peas are cooked with onions, carrots, celery, garlic, potatoes and smoked ham shanks to make a delicious, filling and affordable meal your family will love.

Chicken Fricassee

Chicken Fricassee

Chicken Fricassee is the ultimate in Cuban comfort food. In Spanish it’s called Fricase de Pollo, and it’s dark meat chicken braised in a flavorful tomato sauce until it is fall-off-the-bone. Tender potatoes and salty olives finish this dish beautifully. Serve the chicken fricassee on generous bed of white rice for a filling, delicious, meal.

Ajiaco

Ajiaco

Ajiaco is a hearty soup that’s popular in Cuban and Colombian cuisine, although the two versions are quite different. A Colombian ajiaco is essentially a chicken and potato soup. A Cuban ajiaco, however includes pork and beef and a showcase of tropical vegetables.

Ham and Cheese Pasta

Ham and Cheese Pasta

This ham and cheese pasta bake is an easy, delicious, comfort meal that’s fit for holiday get-togethers or Sunday dinner. In this recipe, rotelle pasta is covered with a creamy béchamel sauce, Swiss cheese and diced ham. This pasta dish uses simple ingredients, and requires minimal prep, plus it makes a nice big casserole so it feeds a crowd.

Sausage and White Bean Soup

Sausage and White Bean Soup

This sausage and white bean soup is loaded with vegetables, including onions, carrots, celery and spinach. It gets a ton of flavor from Italian sausage, and creamy cannellini beans make this soup a meal! The prep work is really simple, and it doesn’t take a long cooking time to get a delicious, nourishing bowl of soup. It’s perfect for weeknights, cold nights, well… any night.

Sausage Stuffing

Sausage Stuffing

This sausage stuffing is a family favorite. It’s really easy to make and uses simple ingredients. In this recipe, flavorful sausage, toasted almonds, vegetables and bread are combined to make the best stuffing. Now, we don’t actually stuff the turkey, instead we make the stuffing in a casserole dish and serve it as a side dish.

Sausage and Potatoes Skillet

Sausage and Potatoes Skillet

This sausage and potatoes skillet is easy, affordable and delicious, a winning combination for weeknight dinner! In this recipe, fully cooked sausage is simmered in a flavorful tomato sauce with potatoes. Then, to make it extra filling, it’s topped with hard boiled eggs. Serve this meal with crackers or bread to soak up the delicious sauce.