Nothing says decadent like fresh mushrooms, wine and tarragon. Garlic salt and pepper boost flavor without adding any unwanted calories in this special entree. —Melissa Jelinek, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
“I downsized this handy one-pot recipe years ago for my husband and me,” writes Wendy Nuis from Stokes Bay, Ontario. “It's delicious, versatile and so easy to double when company comes.”
TIP: “Try substituting Italian sausage for pork or adding extra veggies for more color and nutrition,” Wendy says.
A handful of ingredients are all you need for this no-fuss meal from Holly Becker of Egg Harbor, New Jersey. Not only does it give sauerkraut-lovers something to look forward to, but it makes cleanup a snap.
My family and friends are always impressed with these meatballs, which I serve with homemade sauce. The recipe came from an old friend of Italian descent. The mashed potatoes guarantee that the meatballs stay moist.—Lucille Bilodeau, Lewiston, Maine
Tender pork chops are treated to a thick mandarin-orange-and-green-pepper sauce that’s swiftly heated in the microwave. “This is a snap to make but looks very attractive,” Marie Hoyer confirms from Lewistown, Montana.
Pork and apples are such a good match, and this down-home supper is proof. I really like that the lean cut of meat is tender and juicy, but healthy, too. —Clara Coulson Minney, Washington Court House, Ohio
"We enjoy these colorful bundles on the deck along with rice and a tall glass of iced tea," Linda Turner Ludwig says from Columbiana, Ohio. For variety, try it with provolone cheese or red sweet peppers...or a substitute chicken breast for the pork chops.
I have been making this recipe for more than 30 years. Children as well as adults love them. These juicy chops are covered with a basil-seasoned tomato sauce and melted cheese. They're so easy and so fast, too. Any cut of chop can be used...I like to use boneless.—Janene Christensen, Eureka, Missouri
"The first time I found out I could make kabobs in the microwave, I was thrilled because cooking on the grill can be such a hassle for just two people," explains Kitty Hernandez of Chicago, Illinois. "The sweet and tangy homemade meatballs are very easy and so tasty."