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Comfort Your Heart! Recipe Collection
"Comfort your heart" this fall with hearty and healthy entrées!

Rustic Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Crostini

Rustic Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Crostini

This hearty soup combines tomatoes with the classic flavors of basil, garlic, onions and red peppers for a comforting meal. The grilled cheese crostini offers the same taste as the classic sandwich, but with fewer calories and carbohydrates since it’s open-faced.

Skillet Gnocchi with Butternut Squash and Kale Pesto

Skillet Gnocchi with Butternut Squash and Kale Pesto

Hearty, whole grain gnocchi and the kale lay the foundation for this nutrient-rich comfort dish. The winning combination of canola oil and walnuts give the meal two of the best sources of plant-based omega-3 fat available. Convenience foods such as pre-packaged whole grain gnocchi and frozen cubed butternut squash save time in preparing the dish.

Chicken Parmigiana with Spaghetti Squash

Chicken Parmigiana with Spaghetti Squash

The trick to this crisp chicken parmigiana is "bake-frying". Canola oil is ideal to use in a very hot oven because of its high heat tolerance (smoke point 468 °F/242°C). Using spaghetti squash instead of angel hair pasta provides four times fewer calories per cup (174 versus 42 calories).

Turkey Burger Casserole with Parsnip and Carrot Frites

Turkey Burger Casserole with Parsnip and Carrot Frites

This casserole gets its wow factor from carrot and parsnips cut into matchstick fries, tossed with canola oil and baked until crispy and golden. The light texture and neutral taste of canola oil allows for the carrots and parsnips to get crispy while the flavors shine through. The frites are also good alone as a side dish or appetizer.

Beef Ragout with Grilled Bread

Beef Ragout with Grilled Bread

This dish can be made in a slow-cooker or the stovetop. Canola oil is used to make both the ragout and grilled bread because of its neutral flavor and heat tolerance. The ragout is served with bread to soak up the hearty and flavorful broth, but it can be served with pasta or polenta instead.

Cornmeal Crusted Fish and Zucchini Chips

Cornmeal Crusted Fish and Zucchini Chips

Get the crisp deliciousness of classic fish and chips without the heaviness and fat from frying. Here, white fish is breaded in cornmeal, misted with canola oil and baked at a high temperature so it's crisp. The breaded zucchini slices are a fun way to get vegetables into this comfort food meal. It’'s all served with a fresh lemony tartar sauce using a healthy base of canola oil mayonnaise.

Wild Rice and Mushroom Pilaf

Wild Rice and Mushroom Pilaf

Health professionals recommend increasing the intake of omega 3 fatty acids from foods such as salmon, trout, walnuts and canola oil.

Chunky Chicken, Vegetable and Rosemary Stew

Chunky Chicken, Vegetable and Rosemary Stew

Here's a great one-pot meal to warm and soothe a hungry, weary body after a hard workout. By using chicken, vegetables and beans, this stew provides a serving of high-quality protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients. Canola oil is a good source of healthy fats.

Roasted Winter Veggies and Tri-Colored Potatoes

Roasted Winter Veggies and Tri-Colored Potatoes

Sometimes the simplest dishes are the best and roasted vegetables provide pure comfort that is hard to beat. Canola oil’s high heat tolerance is a great match for oven roasting.

Whole Grain Apple Oven Pancake

Whole Grain Apple Oven Pancake

This mouthwatering recipe makes serving pancakes to a crowd a cinch. The batter is simply poured in a skillet and baked into one big, golden brown, apple-filled pancake, eliminating the need to stand over a hot stove flipping flapjacks. Using canola oil, whole-grain flour and unpeeled apple gives you the best in taste and health.