Meet the Cook: I still remember the first time I served these colorful kabobs - my family was thrilled to find a surprise in the tasty meatballs. Since I make them often, I sometimes substitute different vegetables or cheeses for variety.
-Kristen Wondra, Hudson, Kansas
Loaded with meatballs, tortellini, tomatoes and kidney beans, this hearty stew is sure to warm you up on cold winter days. Sprinkle servings with shredded Parmesan for even more flavor.—Lori Martin, Marysville, Michigan
Just three ingredients are needed for this speedy appetizer from Christine Smoot of Childress, Texas. “These meatballs are so different from all the others…you will never carry any leftovers home,” she assures. “I catered my daughter’s wedding and served them as appetizers.” TIP: “You can also serve over rice for a main dish,” Christine suggests.
We added 2 tablespoons of Ready Mix Gravy to this saucy recipe from Krista Frank of Rhododendron, Oregon. "You can top the meatballs with the gravy or use the gravy as a dipping sauce," suggests Krista.
In Easton, Pennsylvania, Margaret Glassic lets this hearty sauce simmer while she mixes up the meatballs. "I've served this pasta dish for 50 years, and people still tell me it's the best they've had," she relates.
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
"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."