Easy to Make Comfort Meals

January 26, 2022 by University District

Feeling in a rut when it comes to meal planning? Save-On-Foods in U/D has you covered, with easy to make comfort foods for your household. We’ve pulled together some of our favourite comfort food recipes, with easy-to-follow instructions and simple ingredients.

BBQ-Style Meatloaf Minis

Meatloaf is a comforting winter meal that can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner. These mini loaves bake in half the time and freeze well for individual meals at home or on the go!

Grocery List:

  • Ground Beef
  • Stove Top Stuffing Mix for Chicken
  • Garlic Powder
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Cheese Whiz 

Get the full recipe here

(Source: Save-On-Foods.com)

Wine PairingBeef pairs well with a robust red wine. Market Wines features a wall of carefully curated $20 and under bottles from around the world.


Cheesy Garlic Bread

A classic favorite! This bread is perfectly paired with your favourite winter soup, chili or stew.

Grocery List:

  • Round Sourdough bread 
  • Triple Cheddar Shredded Cheese Blend
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Garlic
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Salt 

Get the full recipe here
(Source: Save-On-Foods.com)


One Pan Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

The sweet apples and onions pair marvelously in this one pan meal. Best served with rice or roasted potatoes. 

Grocery List:

  • Olive Oil
  • Bone-in Pork Chops
  • Chicken Broth
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Gala Apples
  • Red Onion
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Fresh Sage
  • Fresh Rosemary

Get the full recipe here
(Source: Save-On-Foods.com)

Wine PairingA dry chardonnay will pair nicely with these pork chops. Dry wines help cut the sweetness in meals like this to create a balance with each bite. 


Honey Hoisin Sweet Potatoes

These caramelly sweet potatoes are the perfect addition to your weeknight rotation. 

Grocery List:

  • Hoisin Sauce
  • Liquid Honey
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Limes
  • Whole Cashews
  • Green Onions (Source: Save-On-Foods.com)
  • Salt

Get the full recipe here
(Source: Save-On-Foods.com)


Braised Chicken with Gnocchi and Arugula Pesto

Dinner at home just got even better. This meal is fun to cook with a partner or your family, it’s an Italian classic with a twist!

Grocery List:

  • Whole Frying Chicken
  • Carrots
  • Onion
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Tomato Paste
  • Chicken Broth
  • Fresh Potato Gnocchi
  • Baby Arugula
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Basil
  • Crushed Red Pepper
  • Dry red wine – The experts at Market Wines will help you find the perfect wine for cooking. (Source: Save-On-Foods.com)

Get the full recipe here
(Source: Save-On-Foods.com)

Wine pairingTomato based pasta dishes are often paired with red wine. Try a lighter blend such as pinot noir to balance out the light broth for this recipe. 


Blueberry Crumble Bars

No comfort food list is complete without a sweet treat. These blueberry crumble bars are best served warm with a scoop of Village Ice Cream vanilla on top. 

Grocery List:

  • All Purpose Flour
  • Quick Cooking Oats
  • Brown Sugar
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Cornstarch
  • Fresh or Frozen Blueberries

Get the full recipe here
(Source: Save-On-Foods.com)

Thankfully, it has never been easier to cook your favourite comfort meals. Not only does Save-On-Foods in U/D have curbside pick-up and grocery delivery, but you can order your groceries right from the recipes page. 

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