Happy Fri-yay! Friday Night Feasts is a blog series in which we highlight recipes for the best comfort food at home. If you’re craving take-out, check out our ‘fake-out’ recipes for homemade copycats! Perfect for the end of a busy week when the couch is calling your name and you want to treat yourself.

This week on the Drop Recipes app our favorite is the ultra creamy orzo risotto. If you’re looking to use up left-over roast chicken, try the noodle soup. Or enjoy an easy-peasy bacon and mushroom tagliatelle that’s seriously slurpable. Check out some comfort food heroes from a few of our favorite blogs. There’s a brilliantly easy skillet steak with rosemary roast potatoes. Craving sweet and sour chicken? Check out the healthier version you can make at home guilt-free! There’s also the burger that gained fame from In-N-Out’s secret menu – yes, it’s the animal burger, and it’s amazing.

orzo pasta with panchetta and peas in a white bowl

Orzo Risotto with Pancetta & Peas

There is nothing better than a creamy, comforting bowl of risotto. This quick version available on Drop Recipes has all the comfort at a fraction of the time. This twist on a classic gives you craving-worthy comfort food in just 10 minutes.

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Chicken and Noodle Miso Soup in a blue bowl

Chicken and Miso Noodle Soup

Who doesn’t love a warming bowl of chicken and noodle soup? This version available on Drop Recipes is perfect for using leftover roast chicken. Ready in 12 minutes, go for baby pak choi if you can as it is more tender.

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Skillet Steak with Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Skillet Steak with Roast Potatoes

Make the most of a skillet this weekend with this classic dish from Damn Delicious. When a recipe only has five ingredients and one of them is butter, you know you’re on to a winner. Make sure to get your skillet nice and hot in the oven before cooking the steak!

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Crispy Sweet and Sour Chicken in a white bowl

Crispy Sweet & Sour Chicken

This take-out favorite from Bia Maith uses honey and pineapple juice to sweeten it. This reduces the amount of refined sugar you usually find in packaged sweet & sour sauces. The perfect treat-yourself recipe with zero guilt attached.

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Bacon and Mushroom Tagliatelle in a white bowl

Bacon and Mushroom Tagliatelle

This recipe is super simple to throw together for a delicious dinner. Natural yogurt gives this dish a light, fresh creaminess. It hits all those salty, meaty notes juuust right! Yellow peppers add a sweet twist to this classic dish available on Drop Recipes.

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A burger with all the trimmings being held in one hand

In-N-Out's Double-Double, Animal Style

This version of the Californian classic from Serious Eats is the kind of dinner that you need a nap after eating. Definitely not something you should be eating every day, but that’s exactly what cheat meals are for!

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