“I indulge my weakness for Fettuccine Alfredo with this trimmer tortellini. It has the same rich flavor without the heaviness,” says Mitzi Sentiff, Annapolis, Maryland. Nutmeg adds a lovely accent to the sauce.
I’m always changing this salad up. Here I used tomato, zucchini and olives for a Greek-inspired salad. Try adding a few more favorite fresh veggies you know your family will love. —Elizabeth Lubin, Huntington Beach, California
This creamy meal-in-one calls for just a few ingredients, including store-bought pasta, so it’s a snap to put together. “It's a wonderful salad when zucchini and squash are in great abundance,” notes Mary Ann Dell of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.
"This is a shortcut version of a rich, creamy pasta dish I enjoyed on a vacation trip," shares Mickie Taft of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It's versatile, too--serve it as an awesome meatless entree or a special side dish.
Margaret Wilson of Hemet, California makes a Greek-style sandwich by spreading a loaf of bread with hummus, veggies, seasonings and feta cheese. With plenty of garden-fresh flavors and a hearty bean spread that packs protein, this stacked submarine makes a satisfying meal-in-one.
A great side dish or meatless main course, this pasta pleaser comes together in a snap. "It is tasty, quick and easy," says Janet Montano of Temecula, California. And at just 69¢ a serving, it's affordable as well.
Writes John Aramanda of Beaufort, North Carolina, "I enjoy creating new recipes out of old ones—this is a variation on macaroni and cheese. My mother gets this credit for all my cooking successes. She started me out at age 5."