Thank you to Del Monte for sponsoring this post with promotional product and their recently published their Del Monte Comfort Food Index, which ranked the Top 10 Holiday Comfort Foods for the purpose of facilitating this advertorial.
Percent of Americans Who Feel "Comfort" by Eating the Food
3. Baked Goods (Cookies & Muffins)- 81%
4. Macaroni & Cheese- 75%
5. Cakes- 71%
6. Casseroles- 69%
7. Stews and Hearty Soups- 68%
8. Meatballs (With or Without Pasta)- 65%
9. Sweet Potatoes (Mashed or Cut)- 61%
10. Cornbread- 60%
How does your family factor into this delicious and nutritious statistical data? Throughout the holiday season, we have prepared pretty much all of these dishes on the menu in our kitchen. We love recipes with potatoes in our household, and quick and easy casseroles are always a "fam fave" too. Who doesn't love a good casserole?
Searching for recipe ideas from Del Monte America’s Recipe site, I discovered some tasty recipes to try out for this year's holiday feast.
Another popular holiday meal that I have yet to prepare is Green Bean Casserole. In fact, it's not surprising to hear that 57% of Americans find it comforting and nostalgic to eat green bean casserole. While I'm certainly one of these folks, maybe this year will be the year...
Let's talk about pie. Could you imagine eating a fruit pie everyday. Del Monte's Peach Slab Pie recipe is so easy to make, I'm excited to give it a try! My favorite part is that the yummy crust is mixed into the pan, it doesn't get much simpler than that.
So, just how important is comfort food during the holidays? 46% of Americans agree that their family "shows love and comfort through food." Find more of Del Monte's top-rated, family-approved holiday recipes like these on Del Monte America’s Recipe site.
Hey Faves! I'd love to hear which of these recipes you will add to your holiday dinners! Let me know right here in the comments below. Nom Nom!