On busy days, it's a comfort to know that my family can sit down to dinner minutes after we walk in the door. Double it to wow at a potluck. This recipe works in a slow cooker, too. —Virginia Krites, Cridersville, Ohio
When the weather gets chilly, warm up friends and family with this easy-to-prepare entree from our Test Kitchen. Topped with feta cheese and laced with a hint of wine, the aroma as it simmers will make mouths water!
TIP: Look for tomato paste in a tube--it's great when you just need to use a tablespoon or two, and it keeps for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
Here’s a creamy and delicious, vegetarian main dish from Debbie Herbert in Seymour, Indiana. It’s easy to assemble and looks like you really fussed. Serve with a leafy salad, crusty garlic bread and thirst-quenching iced tea.
When my summer garden is in full bloom, I'll make homemade puree with fresh tomatoes. Instead of tuna steaks, you can use three 12-ounce cans of chunk white tuna.—Weda Mosellie, Phillipsburg, New Jersey
Everyone who has tried this fabulous lasagna dish absolutely loves it; rants and raves over it; and asks me for the recipe. People are always surprised that it can be prepared entirely in the microwave. For a change of pace, I like to add a layer of sliced zucchinis. –Micaela Miller, Corinth, Texas
This is the best meat sauce I’ve ever tried. It’s economical, timely and absolutely delicious. I often prepare batches for new moms because it can be kept in the freezer for future meals. Try it with ground chicken instead of beef, if you prefer. –Adalia Schweitzer, Hamilton, Ontario
“I found this recipe years ago in a magazine and just had to try it that same night," recalls Buffy Sias of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. "Now, it's become a family favorite, and even my toddler cleans her plate and asks for seconds!”
"I turned to soy crumbles when I was trying to reduce the fat and carbs from traditional marinara," explains Green Lake, Wisconsin's Thomas Licking. The result was this stick-to-your-ribs sauce that's so hearty, no one will miss the meat.