A homemade bread crust covers a bubbly, Italian-style stew featuring pizza sauce, vegetables and cheese. The individual pies are so hearty, you'll want to eat them with a knife and fork. —Bev Batty, Forest Lake, Minnesota
An exchange student who stayed with us made this rice casserole for us. It's good served with crusty rolls. Now I like to make this, especially when we're having company over who knew our "other daughter".
This is one of the dishes Grandma served to our family during the holidays. Now, when the family gathers and I prepare this for my grandchildren, memories of those special times at Grandma's house fill my mind. I usually double this recipe, because the leftovers are fabulous when warmed in the microwave.
This pork casserole is a perfect mix of sweet and tart, and is quite an unusual use of rhubarb. I enjoy rhubarb but I'm not a dessert person, so I like to use it for more than pies and cobblers. —Jeanie Castor, Decatur, Illinois
I decided to pair up two of my favorites - lasagna and potatoes - in this scrumptious dish. Sliced potatoes take the place of noodles, and the comforting blend of flavors is sure to please anyone with a hearty appetite.
-Melissa Pokorny, Abbotsford, British Columbia
Joyce Clauson and her husband chase winter’s chill in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin with this hearty and delicious casserole that’s been a family favorite for decades.
TIP: “Sometimes I add a few fresh mushrooms or substitute cream of celery soup and a stalk of diced celery for extra flavor and nutrition,” Joyce says. She heats up leftover soup for lunch next day.
For a stick-to-your-ribs main dish that's deliciously different, give this pie a try! The Italian sausage goes so well with mashed potatoes, and both get a new twist served in a crust and cut into wedges. My family is always glad to see me preparing this dish.
-Cindy Gage, Blair, Nebraska