Rainy Day Recipes

Comfort food is definitely on the menu

When the weather forecast calls for a cold and/or rainy day, comfort food sounds the most appealing. Staying indoors playing games, watching movies, and spending some quality time with family can give you the chance to make amazing and comforting food for the people you love. It gives you a great excuse to indulge in your favorites.

Our collection of recipes ranges from brunch morsels to casseroles to belly-warming soups. So roll up your sleeves and ask everyone to chip in. Rainy can also mean tasty!

  • 01 of 05

    Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese

    Baked macaroni and cheese
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    A beloved American staple, this creamy mac and cheese from scratch will be quick and easy—and totally delicious. A combination of cottage cheese, mascarpone, and Gruyere make a creamy base that combined with eggs gives the pasta a bold texture. Buttery and filling, this casserole is baked with a panko topping to give an extra crunchy layer.

  • 02 of 05

    Chicken and Biscuits

    Chicken and Biscuits

     The Spruce

    Chicken and biscuits together form a filling and decadent American classic. Easy to make, our recipe uses slowly simmered vegetables, tender chicken breasts, and a rich gravy to top a hot buttermilk biscuit. The ingredients require a little bit of assembly, but it's not hard to pull off this recipe, which is ready in a little over an hour.

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    Classic Tuna Noodle Casserole

    Tuna Noodle Casserole with Homemade Sauce

    The Spruce

    Because this dish is so versatile and adaptable, each family has a favorite tuna casserole. Veggies add different textures, and soup-based sauces provide a variety of flavors. It features tuna, pimientos, and peas brought together by a creamy homemade sauce of mayonnaise and mushrooms. Use egg noodles for a hearty texture and top with buttery panko crumbs.

    This flavorful dish is ready in 45 minutes.

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    Turkey Green Chili

    Turkey green chili recipe

    The Spruce Eats / Diana Chistruga

    This beautiful green chili can be made in just 30 minutes and is an ideal addition to a rainy day menu. Warming and filling, it's filled with protein from turkey and beans and has a beautiful texture thanks to the hominy and vegetables. Beer and broth form the base for this delicious soup.

    Serve with white rice or corn tortillas, slices of avocado, and pico de gallo salsa. If you want a vegetarian version, double the number of beans, skip the turkey and use vegetable broth.

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  • 05 of 05

    One-Bowl Brownies

    Chocolate brownie


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    What's a cold day indoors without a baking session? These one-bowl brownies are a great option to get your chocolate fix while you're trapped indoors.

    Use olive oil and butter for fat, cocoa powder, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and flour. Mix and bake! That's all there is to it and the result is an amazing and chewy brownie that's perfectly chocolatey without being too sweet. Sprinkle sea salt for the perfect sweet-salty combo and serve with a strong espresso. Ready in 30 minutes.