The 20 greatest simple consolation meals recipes

Begin your day with Nigel Slater’s savoury croissants or Ravneet Gill’s good blueberry pancakes. For lunch or dinner? Nigella Lawson’s simple tacky chilli, Yotam Ottolenghi’s excellent baked potatoes, or Nathan Outlaw’s toad within the gap. Your midweek deal with: Uyen Luu’s noodles or Amy and Emily Chung’s low cost and cheering household dal. End with Olia Hercules’s baked apples or Lopè Ariyo’s cobbler. A recipe listing that just about reads like a lullaby.

A thick, creamy pottage that’s a cross between a stew and a barely soupy, sticky risotto

Nigel Slater’s recipe for baked croissants with ham and cheese. {Photograph}: Jonathan Lovekin/The Observer

Croissants cooked within the type of ache perdu, full of darkish curls of speck and swimming pools of melted fontina

Trine Hahnemann’s favorite winter stew recipe – labskovs. {Photograph}: Columbus Leth

That is basic Scandinavian consolation meals, a mash cooked with meat and plenty of flavour, served with chives and pickled beetroot

Straight-up macaroni cheese recipe by Laura Goodman. {Photograph}: Romas Foord/The Observer

For a basic macaroni cheese, it’s good to stand over a big pot of bechamel and personally load it with cheddar

Nathan Outlaw’s toad within the gap recipe. {Photograph}: David Loftus

Stuffed with childhood reminiscences, toad within the gap is straightforward and warming – simply don’t take it out of the oven too quickly

Yotam Ottolenghi’s jacket potatoes with egg and tonnato sauce. {Photograph}: Romas Foord/The Observer

This brings collectively two of the most straightforward and comforting dishes: a baked potato and a soft-boiled egg

Dal – pe hin recipe by Amy Chung and Emily Chung. {Photograph}: Martin Poole

This dal – perfect for a midweek meal – is such easy-to-make consolation meals: nutritious, filling and low cost

Pumpkin and cardamon soup recipe by Yasmin Khan. {Photograph}: Matt Russell

Enriched with coconut milk and the headiness of cardamom, this soup soothes and comforts past measure

Nigel Slater’s potato, camembert and dill recipe. {Photograph}: Jonathan Lovekin/The Observer

A chilly-weather dish, heavy with starch, cream and cheese that takes its inspiration from tartiflette

Rukmini Iyer’s cherry tomato, leek and artichoke bake with feta recipe. {Photograph}: Romas Foord/The Observer

Consider this as a cross between a frittata, a toad within the gap and a scrumptious large savoury pancake

Savoy cabbage, roasted cauliflower and cashew chilli noodles – mì xào chay recipe by Uyen Luu. {Photograph}: Romas Foord/The Observer

There’s something so moreish and savoury about butter and fish sauce, which turns this midweek dinner into an actual deal with

Cheddar on toast with candy leeks recipe by Emily Scott. {Photograph}: Romas Foord/The Observer

There’s something so good about leeks and cheese collectively. Nothing else is actually wanted

Multigrain porridge with kale, hazelnuts and smoked fish recipe by Claire Ptak. {Photograph}: Romas Foord/The Observer

Begin the day with a savoury porridge that’s nourishing and nice for wintertime. Add an egg for further protein

Nigella Lawson’s tacky chilli recipe. {Photograph}: Romas Foord/The Observer

Chorizo sausages mix with mince and mozzarella to make a fast Tex-Mex-inspired bowl of chilli

Ravneet Gill’s recipe for blueberry pancakes. {Photograph}: Romas Foord/The Observer

Excellent for a weekend breakfast, these pancakes may be made thick or skinny, relying on who you’re feeding

Peanut and candy potato stew recipe by Melissa Thompson. {Photograph}: Patricia Niven

With influences from west Africa and Jamaica, this fragrant vegetarian stew may be prepared in lower than half an hour

Fish pie with a rosti topping recipe by Rosie Sykes. {Photograph}: Romas Foord/The Observer

There’s no have to mash potato or make a white sauce with this crunchy-topped fish pie

Baked apples with ricotta and raisins recipe by Olia Hercules. {Photograph}: Joe Woodhouse

Bake these apples till the skins burst, the flesh is fluffy and the ricotta is caramelised on high

Plantain cobbler recipe by Lopè Ariyo. {Photograph}: Romas Foord/The Observer

Like a cross between a cake and a scone, this plantain pudding is drenched in a tropical syrup

College-skive semolina cake recipe by Nisha Katona. {Photograph}: Yuki Sugiura

A cake that’s elegant whereas remaining warming, nutty and fully comforting