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This is the best meat sauce I’ve ever tried. It’s economical, timely and absolutely delicious. I often prepare batches for new moms because it can be kept in the freezer for future meals. Try it with ground chicken instead of beef, if you prefer. –Adalia Schweitzer, Hamilton, Ontario
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Sausage, Spinach and Gnocchi

Sausage, Spinach and Gnocchi

Sausage, Spinach and Gnocchi

I get creative in the kitchen with dishes like this when we're too busy to go to the grocery store. My daughter loves this dish, and it's easy for little fingers to pick up while still learning to use utensils. —Carla Andrews, Lorton, Virginia

Creamy Chipotle Pasta with Sausage

Creamy Chipotle Pasta with Sausage

Creamy Chipotle Pasta with Sausage

After one taste of this rich, spicy sauce, it’ll be on your short list for those nights when you need a quick belly warmer. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen

Smoked Sausage with Pasta

Smoked Sausage with Pasta

Smoked Sausage with Pasta

Chock-full of sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes and basil flavor, this quick recipe satisfies the toughest critics. "It's one of my husband's favorite dishes, and he has no idea it's lower in fat," writes Ruth Ann Ruddell from Shelby, Michigan. "Add a green salad for a delicious meal."
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Spicy Pepper Penne

Spicy Pepper Penne

Spicy Pepper Penne

Candace Greene of Columbiana, Ohio sure knows how to bring a bit of Sicily to the supper table! Let her zesty combination of pepperoni, pasta and peppers add a little kick to your dinner lineup.

Cajun Stir-Fry

Cajun Stir-Fry

Cajun Stir-Fry

Cubes of chicken and chunks of smoked turkey kielbasa, plus plenty of herbs and veggies, make this a hearty stir-fry. I sometimes top off servings with shredded mozzarella cheese and minced basil and parsley. —Sharon Clemens of Groveland, Illinois

Southwestern Beef Strips

Southwestern Beef Strips

Southwestern Beef Strips

Mexican seasoning is a blend of cumin, chili pepper, onion and garlic. It is found in the spice section of your local grocery store.

Festive Spaghetti 'n' Meatballs

Festive Spaghetti 'n' Meatballs

Festive Spaghetti 'n' Meatballs

"When I don't have enough time to make spaghetti sauce from scratch, I dress up a store-bought jar with fresh vegetables and frozen meatballs," says Mary Ann Kosmas of Minneapolis, Minnesota. "A touch of wine makes it special."

Sausage Broccoli Simmer

Sausage Broccoli Simmer

Sausage Broccoli Simmer

One-skillet wonders are a gift during the hectic holidays. My quick pasta with sausage and broccoli is done before you can sing a carol. —Lisa Montgomery, Elmira, ON

Two-Meat Spaghetti Sauce

Two-Meat Spaghetti Sauce

Two-Meat Spaghetti Sauce

“I can put this hearty dish together, make a salad and have supper on the table in 30 minutes flat. It's one of my favorite hurry-up meals-whether making it from scratch or taking the sauce out of the freezer.” Shirley Klinner - Medford, Wisconsin

Thai Lime Shrimp & Noodles

Thai Lime Shrimp & Noodles

Thai Lime Shrimp & Noodles

The flavors just keep popping in this quick dinner! Use as much lime peel and chili paste as you like. My family is into spicy foods, but I kept the heat moderate in this version. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan

Shrimp Penne with Garlic Sauce for Two

Shrimp Penne with Garlic Sauce for Two

Shrimp Penne with Garlic Sauce for Two

“My friends and family request this all the time. It’s quick and smells so good.” Best of all, it's a breeze to downsize for two! Christy Martell - Round Hill, Virginia
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