A close friend made this Mexican-Italian bake for me almost 20 years ago, and I've prepared it regularly ever since. It comes together in a snap because it relies largely on convenient ingredients I keep on hand. We like it with a loaf of crusty bread. —Rose Turner Minnick, Christiansburg, Virginia
With its angel hair pasta crust, this cheesy ground beef, tomato and spinach pie is always a hit when I serve it. Each neat slice has layers of pasta, cream cheese filling and spinach topping. —Carol Hicks
Kathy Bence from Edmonds, Washington always gets asked for a copy of this family-pleasing recipe. The hearty meatless main dish - a combination of spaghetti and lasagna ingredients - is cheese and well seasoned with a creamy tomato sauce.
I got this recipe from a local radio cooking program. It's easy to assemble and features traditional pizza ingredients over a unique noodle "crust". Get ready to dish out the recipe!—Shelly Ryun, Malvern, Iowa
Pasta shows its versatility as a "pie crust" in Carol Beyerl's family-pleasing main dish. "This is a combination of several recipes. I came up with it when I didn't have all the ingredients to make any one of them," she writes from Ellensburg, Washington. A nice alternative to lasagna, the saucy entree doesn't taste light.
“This is a recipe that I adapted to our low-fat lifestyle, with ingredients my family prefers” writes Sue Ann O'Buck of Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania. She adds, “It is just wonderful and has been a big hit with my family and all who have tried it.”
This pretty spaghetti pie from Elnora Johnson from Union City, Tennessee blends well-seasoned ground turkey, cheese, veggies and tomato sauce in a crust formed from spaghetti. It's tasty comfort food your family will request again and again.
"This cheesy chicken and pasta dish freezes well, so you can take one casserole to a potluck and save the second for another time," suggests Debbi Smith of Crossett, Arkansas. "It makes a quick, comforting meal."
"This fresh-tasting main dish is loaded with vegetables, cheese, noodles and spaghetti sauce," write Laurie Messer of Bonifay, Florida. "I makes excellent use of garden produce, but my family enjoys it anytime of year."
Jeanette Fuehring's cheesy chicken and broccoli dish makes enough for two meals. "I serve one casserole for supper the night I make it and freeze the other for a quick dinner later," says the Concordia, Missouri cook.