10 Ree Drummond Comfort Food Recipes Perfect Chilly For Winter Nights

Ree Drummond — aka The Pioneer Woman — is the queen of hearty dishes filled with creamy, cheesy goodness. When the temperature drops and you need a comfort food recipe for dinner, look no further than the Food Network star. Here are our picks for Drummond’s 10 best comfort food recipes that are perfect for chilly winter nights.

The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond in a hot pink top on the Today Show
‘The Pioneer Woman’ star Ree Drummond | Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

10. Ree Drummond’s Macaroni and Cheese is ‘delicious and easy’

Nothing says comfort food like Macaroni and Cheese, but it doesn’t have to come from a box. Drummond’s gooey version can be enjoyed straight from the stove. Or, you can put it in the oven and bake it for maximum cheesy goodness.

9. ‘The Pioneer Woman’ makes Pizza from scratch

Skip the take-out and try making Drummond’s pizza dough from scratch with just some active dry yeast, all-purpose flour, kosher salt, and olive oil. Once you have the dough prepped and the homemade sauce put together, you can make her Basic Pepperoni Pizza or Four-Cheese Pizza.

8. The Food Network star’s Meatloaf features salty bacon slices

If you’re looking for a comfort recipe that can be thrown together in just 15 minutes — and tastes just like a gourmet meal — we suggest Drummond’s Meatloaf. This easy dish features just a handful of ingredients — milk, bread slices, ground beef, grated Parmesan, salt, black pepper, seasoned salt, minced flat-leaf parsley, eggs, and bacon slices.

Top the meatloaf off with a tomato sauce made from ketchup, brown sugar, dry mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and a dash of hot sauce.

7. Skillet Spaghetti and Meatballs is an all-in-one dinner

Your family will devour Drummond’s Skillet Spaghetti and Meatballs that is “blanketed with ooey-gooey mozzarella cheese.” This all-in-one dinner is quick, easy, and delicious, and the kids will absolutely love it.

“This is delicious!  A new family favorite that disappears,” one reviewer wrote. Another shared, “AMAZING!!! My 6yr old who will never eat anything gobbled this down!! LOVED THIS!”

6. ‘Chuck’s Enchiladas’ are named after Ree Drummond’s father-in-law

Drummond’s cheesy five-star enchiladas have the name “Chuck’s Enchiladas” thanks to her father-in-law. This easy recipe can be prepped in advance. When you’re ready to cook, you just top the tortillas with the sauce and cheese and throw it in the oven.

“Nice spin on enchiladas. Almost like a cheese enchilada with chili on top. Great flavor!” one happy fan wrote. Another added, “These enchiladas are even more delicious left over. I used corn tortillas and doubled the spices cuz we like spicy. Yummmm!”

5. The best Patty Melt you’ll ever have

Indulging in a homemade Patty Melt can be even more enjoyable than the diner version, thanks to Drummond’s easy recipe. The Pioneer Woman’s version features layers of sweet caramelized onions, gooey Swiss cheese, seasoned ground beef, and rye bread.

“These were AMAZING! My husband and I have very different tastes, and we both loved these! He said it was the best patty melt he has ever had and has already asked to have them again soon!” one happy fan wrote.

4. Ree Drummond’s Beef Stew with Root Vegetables can feed a crowd

Drummond’s hearty Beef Stew with Root Vegetables is a comfort food recipe that can feed a crowd. It features tender stew meat in a savory beer broth complete with carrots, parsnips, and turnips.

If you don’t have a crowd to feed, you can easily cut this recipe in half. Or, make the whole thing and freeze some for later.

3. Chicken Pot Pie takes time, but it’s worth it

Chicken Pot Pie is the perfect dinner for a chilly winter night, and Drummond’s version doesn’t disappoint. This creamy pie filling features tender chicken, bright veggies, and a white wine cream sauce with a buttery, herbed pastry topping.

It does take some time to make, but putting in the work for this dish is definitely worth it. However, we won’t tell if you take a shortcut and opt for a store-bought pie crust.

2. ‘Ultra, ultra rich’ Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

We couldn’t leave out the desserts when listing Drummond’s best comfort food recipes. The Pioneer Woman’s “ultra,ultra-rich” Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie features a crust made from Oreo cookies and butter. And a peanut butter filling that needs just four ingredients — peanut butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and whipped topping.

1. Ree Drummond’s ‘Knock-You-Naked Brownies’

Drummond says to make her Knock-You-Naked Brownies only for the people you love because they are truly that special. This comforting, decadent dessert will satisfy your sweet tooth, and everyone will be asking for more.

“This recipe was awesome! Everyone loved it and already asked me when I’m cooking it again!!! Best Brownie Recipe ever!!! Thank you so much,” one satisfied fan wrote.

The Pioneer Woman airs Saturdays on The Food Network.

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