15 Comforting Recipes to Make for Election Night

15 Comforting Recipes to Make for Election Night

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Ariel Knutson
Nov 8, 2016
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It's been a hard election year. Kitchn has generally stayed away from talking about what's been happening in the election, but today is a little different. As we all watch the results come in tonight, I think everyone deserves some comfort food (and a stiff drink). After you're done voting, turn on your oven or stove and cook something that will make you feel a little bit better.

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1. Caramel Apple Monkey Bread

As you wait for the polls to close, there's nothing that will calm your fears more than this gooey, hot apple-filled bread. If you want to really go all out, please add a scoop of ice cream to your creation.

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2. Skillet Mac and Cheese

Instead of going out to a bar to watch the results roll in, curl up on your couch and devour this fancy mac and cheese. You can eat the whole skillet tonight and nobody will judge you.

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3. Muffin Pan Deep-Dish Pizzas

Making pizza can be intimidating, so take it easy and use your muffin pan to get the job done. You already have a lot of stress right now, so eat these cute things and feel some joy.

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4. How To Make Chocolate Sheet Cake

Stress eating isn't stress eating if it doesn't involve some kind of chocolate. This sheet pan (with sprinkles!) will calm your nerves.

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5. Roasted Fall Vegetable Soup

Roasted fall vegetables + broth + bread = one dreamy dinner. This recipe will take your mind off things for a minute or two.

6. Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

You guys, I can't really tell you how happy this casserole makes me. I want to curl up in between two of those potatoes and take a long nap until tomorrow morning.

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7. Sunken Apple Cake

This might just be the trendiest dessert on the internet right now. I kid you not! It's the perfect thing to eat while scrolling Twitter tonight.

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8. Pimiento Grilled Cheese

After waiting in those long lines to vote, coming home to a celebratory grilled cheese sounds pretty great, right?

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9. Easy Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

Is this week over yet? It's only Tuesday! You deserve a thick slice of this chicken pot pie.

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10. How To Bake a Brownie for One

You need to treat yourself tonight; it's not open for debate. If you're not going to make the cake from #4, then you at least need to make this brownie.

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11. How To Make Classic Eggplant Parmesan

I don't know about you, but melted cheese always calms my nerves.

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12. How To Make Classic Tomato Soup

Can't go wrong with a classic like tomato soup. If you're feeling up to it, I might pair this delightful number with a grilled cheese.

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13. PB&J Crumble Bar Cookies

Sometimes all you really need is a good PB&J to make you feel all cozy inside.

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14. Cheesy Lentil, Mushroom & Rice Bake

There's nothing fussy going on with this cheesy casserole. Make it tonight and enjoy it the rest of the week

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15. The Classic Negroni Cocktail

What, did you think I was going to do an election recipe roundup and not include a cocktail? Who do you think I am, anyway? Of course there is a comfort cocktail recipe! This three-ingredient drink will fuel you through the night. It's just too easy to pass up.

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