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."
Kathleen Hall of Irmo, South Carolina loves the ease and versatility of this crowd-pleasing pizza with southwestern flavors. “You can add shredded chicken and taco seasoning for meat lovers or leave the meat off for a quick vegetarian meal,” she notes.
Chock-full of zucchini, tomatoes, sweet pepper and carrots, this hearty pasta dish puts your garden harvest to good use. "For variety, I sometimes add one-half cup of salsa or one-half cup of thickened teriyaki sauce," writes Vickie Spoerle of Indianapolis, Indiana. "I'm always asked for the recipe."
Warm up chilly nights with this tasty casserole shared by Christine Geyer of Coralville, Iowa. It’s loaded with hearty beans and corn, then topped with a from-scratch corn bread. "I usually double the ingredients and bake it in a 9x13 baking dish for a bit longer,” she notes.
Who says spaghetti needs meat to be tasty? "I streamlined the original recipe for this deliciously different dish to reduce its 2-hour simmer time to just 10 minutes," comments Margaret Wilson from Hemet, California.
"For lunch one day, I dreamed up these fajitas using leftover black beans I had in the refrigerator and a tomato and peppers from my visit to the local farmers market," relates Linda Rock of Stratford, Wisconsin. "It made a fast and satisfying light meal."
"I make this family favorite at least two or three times a month," remarks Jackie Messina of Chardon, Ohio. "It's wonderful with a salad and fresh Italian bread." Besides being easy to prepare, this meatless main dish is easy on the pocketbook at just 61 cents per serving.
"I'm constantly trying to incorporate healthy but tasty meals into our menu," writes Pam Masters of Derby, Kansas. "Both kids and adults love these mildly spiced burritos that combine filling lentils with crisp zucchini."