After a long, stressful day at the office, or a chilly fall evening that tempts you to stay in or you’re in a rush and need to make something up for your hungry family, what food do you tend to gravitate to?
Chances are it will be some sort of comfort food. Each person has a food that brings them delight and fond memories.

Here are the top 10 comfort foods amongst Americans:

Spaghetti & Meatballs

This combination is easy to make and is great for leftovers. Spaghetti has long been the go-to meal for large families as a little goes a long way and even the pickiest eater will love it.
Fried Chicken
Sometimes on a bad day, deep fried, cholesterol packed fried chicken is all that can give you a much-needed pick-me-up.

French Fries

They’re packed with fat, salt and grease and you can get them at nearly every fast-food burger establishment. You can get them with a meal or by themselves. You can also be creative and you’re your own additional toppings on top.

Biscuits and Gravy

Probably the second greatest duo behind grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup is biscuits and gravy. Carbs for some reason fill up the literal emptiness of our stomachs as well as the figurative ailments of our mood and hearts. The addition of the necessary gravy makes this meal the perfect mood enhancer.

Chicken Soup

When you’re sick or not feeling the greatest, what did your mom always give you? Chicken noodle soup is a favorite for both young and old and you feel better just tasting it. No medicine required!
Cheeseburgers Just like French fries, a cheeseburger is easy and inexpensive to come by. You can pick one up at the drive-through or grill your own at home. Add your favorite toppings to make your cheeseburger truly yours.


People generally don’t get as excited about food than when they hear the word pizza. No one ever turns down pizza. In fact, if there’s an important meeting or study session of any kind needed, simply mention there will be pizza and people will magically show up.

Mac & Cheese

Kids and kids at heart love macaroni and cheese. It’s inexpensive and ready to eat in no time making this meal a parent’s (or college student’s) dream come true when hunger strikes and something needs to be made in jiffy.

Mashed Potatoes

Nothing is as American as good old mashed potatoes. They are the quintessential side to any We love them so much, we’ve threatened to nap in a bowl of them before.

Grilled Cheese

Two pieces of toast, some cheese slices, butter and a frying pan is all you need for this all-time comfort food. Over the years it has transformed into its own dining culture featuring the basic sandwich to the sophisticated grown-up sandwich.

It’s amazing that certain foods can help us feel so great. Is your favorite comfort food listed? If not, let us know.

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