My husband and I make this awesome salad together—he does the chopping. When we bring it to potlucks, we pack the ramen and almonds separately and toss them in right before it's time to dish up. They stay nice and crunchy that way. —Kristen Pallant, Big Arm, Montana
For a main course, Jodi Trigg of Toledo, Illinois likes to serve a meal that lets the flavors of prosciutto and asparagus shine. With only five ingredients and a couple of tablespoons of water, Bow Ties with Asparagus and Prosciutto is as easy as it is elegant. “Add a dash of nutmeg for a change of pace,” suggests Jodi. More Pasta Dinners »
Darlene Markel of Sublimity, Oregon relies on Ramen noodles to stretch this appealing stir-fry. "You can use whatever vegetables you happen to have on hand," she suggests. "The dish is different every time I make it."
They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. So when I invite that special guy to dinner, I like to prepare something equally special. This well-seasoned pasta dish has lots of flavor...and it won't hurt your budget!
Silver Spring, Maryland
You won’t miss the marinara sauce once you taste this pasta dish flavored with chicken broth and Italian sausage. “It’s incredibly easy, and the ingredients create their own sauce,” notes Daphine Smith of Baytown, Texas. “My husband likes it so much that I make it once a week.”
With ham, asparagus, onion and pasta in a creamy sauce, this stovetop supper is tasty enough for even your pickiest guests. It's great with penne, but you can also try it with mostaccioli or another type of pasta.
These light, fresh-tasting stuffed shells really star as part of a luncheon menu. I came up with this distinctive combination of ingredients by accident one day using leftovers from other recipes. It's a cool summer main dish.
— Phy Bresse, Lumberton, North Carolina
Alice Bower's hearty Greek-Style Supper is an all-in-one meal that’s sure to become a favorite. The Roanoke, Illinois coook adds a pinch of cinnamon to make the dish shine, and feta cheese offers just the right flavor. Better still, there’s minimal prep work and clean up should be just as easy! With 6 grams of fiber per serving, it’ll fill you up on a busy night.
This dish is a real crowd pleaser and surprisingly healthy for as yummy as it is! It also keeps well for several days in the refrigerator. Packed with veggies, flavor and color, this recipe is sure to be a family favorite.
—Tish Stevenson, Grand Rapids, Michigan