Del Monte brings your favorite comfort food to the table

Comfort food recipes from Del Monte

The holidays have once again come and gone in the blink of the eye. Family, friends and food – those are the three biggest factors in a successful holiday celebration for me. Throughout the month, we celebrate with our friends at various parties and social events, and when Christmas Eve rolls around, my husband’s family does it up big, including all of the holiday comfort foods you can imagine. Del Monte plays a big role in how I prepare my contributing dish.

I recently partnered with Del Monte (the makers of premium canned vegetables and so much more) to share with you some fun stats on what Americans love to eat during the holidays. They just published their Del Monte Comfort Food Index, which ranked the Top 10 Holiday Comfort Foods.

1. Potatoes (mashed or scalloped): 84% (percent who feel “comfort” by eating the food)
2. Pie: 82%
3. Baked goods (cookies & muffins): 81%
4. Macaroni & cheese: 75%
5. Cake: 71%
6. Casserole: 69%
7. Stews and hearty soups: 68%
8. Meatballs (with or without pasta: 65%
9. Sweet potatoes (mashed or cut): 61%
10. Cornbread: 60%

The survey also found how important food is to people during the holidays:

46% of Americans agree that their family “shows love and comfort through food.”
44% of Americans look forward to the food more than presents during the holidays.
62% of Americans say that they are “traditional and like to make or eat classic comfort recipes in the same way every year.”
38% of Americans say they “like to change things up and prefer modern twists on favorite comfort foods.”

Growing up, we always had “green bean casserole” on our dinner table no matter what the holiday. It’s tried and true, and you can prepare it in minutes. This is my signature dish every year at both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner with my husband’s family. I always make a double batch because it goes so quickly!
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My other comfort food staple at any holiday meal is pie. I could probably eat a fruit pie everyday. Del Monte’s Peach Slab Pie recipe is so easy to make, I’m excited to try it! The crust is mixed into the pan, it doesn’t get simpler than that.
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If those recipes aren’t enough to satisfy your comfort food cravings, try these out, courtesy of Del Monte!

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1. Potatoes (mashed or scalloped): 84% (percent who feel “comfort” by eating the food)
>> Skinny Scalloped Potatoes

2. Pie: 82%
>> Peach Slab Pie

3. Baked goods (cookies & muffins): 81%
>> One Bowl Carrot Oat Muffins

4. Macaroni & cheese: 75%
>> The Best Macaroni, Cheese and Peas

5. Cake: 71%
>> Individual Mandarin Tin-Can Cakes

6. Casserole: 69%
>> Cheddar Corn Casserole

7. Stews and hearty soups: 68%
>> Shrimp and Corn Stew

8. Meatballs (with or without pasta: 65%
>> Meatball Pasta Bake

9. Sweet potatoes (mashed or cut): 61%
>> Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pear, Sage and Browned Butter

10. Cornbread: 60%
>> Golden Sweet Cornbread

What are some of your favorite comfort foods?

8 comments

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    Pizza is one of my go-to comfort foods. You can never go wrong with pizza. Or mashed potatoes 😉

  2. Lee says:

    I’d like to try the meatball pasta bake because I know my kids would love it. Green bean casserole can always go either way. A really scary version of either way. Haha.

  3. Crystal says:

    We had the traditional menu on Christmas Eve, but on Christmas Day my sister threw a fiesta. I love the comfort foods that make it feel like the holidays, but it was also fun mixing it up!

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