“When I make pasta, I replace the spaghetti sauce with mild salsa. I made cheese manicotti covered with salsa for a friend’s housewarming party and received compliments,” writes Margharita Fransis of Utica, Michigan.
For a little fancier New Year's gathering, I like to serve these pasta shells stuffed with cheese and spinach and topped with spaghetti sauce. Complete the meal with breadsticks and a tossed salad. Italian food is loved by all, and the aroma is warm and inviting. —Trisha Kuster, Macomb, Illinois
Sloppy joe sauce gives a bit of sweetness to prepared spaghetti sauce in this meaty mixture that Lou Ellen McClinton serves over pasta wheels. "My family and friends like it and don't realize how easy it is to make," says the Jacksonville, North Carolina cook.