Quick and easy comfort food recipes are just what any family needs on a busy weeknight. We've pulled the editors' best 20-minute comfort food recipes that are perfect for your dinner table. Whether it's soup, stew, sandwiches, mashed potatoes, or mac 'n cheese, if it puts a smile on your face, there's a 20-minute recipe for it here. Try the Baked Mozzarella Bites for an easy appetizer, the Crisp Cauliflower Fritters for a fun side, or the Shepherd's Pie for straight-up hearty comfort food.
Straw and Hay Alfredo with Roasted Asparagus
The contrasting colors of whole-wheat and regular pasta give this dish its unusual name, but the creamy sauce is pure classic. We use a combination of milk and cream cheese to lighten our alfredo, which adds a nice tangy element to the sauce. Fresh asparagus, roasted very simply, provides color and texture contrast and also lends great springtime flavor to the dish. You can substitute broccoli if asparagus isn't available.