Comfort food defies seasonality, and these summer-fresh recipes prove that. Sometimes, light and bright isn’t what you’re after, but something hot-off-the-grill. With mains and sides, picnic-perfect sandwiches and more, there’s a decadent dish to be found that suits any summertime comfort food craving.
Grilled Pizza With Hot Sausage, Grilled Peppers and Onions and Oregano Ricotta
Sausage on a bun with all of the fixings is turned into a savoury warm weather slice that has comfort food written all over it. You’ll forget about takeout at first bite.
Best-Ever Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Sandwich
All of the creamy and addictive flavours of a grilled chicken caesar salad are made into an extra-cozy, family-size picnic sandwich.
Ina Garten’s Zucchini Gratin
For the non-zucchini noodle crowd, consider transforming your bumper crop into a bubbling, rich gratin instead. Crispy, cheesy and oh so comforting.
A Dreamy Ice Cream Cake You’d Never Guess is Vegan
Don’t be fooled by this ice cream cake’s vegan label – this recipe is the antithesis of vegetable-forward eating. Chocolate and vanilla cookies, ice cream and a homemade chocolate shell are layered and frozen for a nostalgic slice of summer.
Strawberry Shortcake Cake
The best part of summer eating is often the delicious berries and cream desserts that are whipped up using the season’s best. In this recipe, strawberries and cream cheese frosting combine with a vanilla-sour cream cake for a smashing take on the traditional summertime treat.