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
We never feel like we're missing out on meat when this super supper is on the table. Not only is it a quick dinner to whip up on warm summer nights, but it is one of the meals that my husband requests most. —Tracy Holaday of Muncie, Indiana
Once when expecting a visit from a college friend, I wanted to serve something a little different. So I came up with this lasagna. It's perfect for company because it can be assembled in advance.
—Dolores Jensen, Arnold, Missouri
For something new to do with tuna, Caren Stearns in Austin, Texas suggests this tangy dish. “Although I prefer the marinade on tuna or mahi mahi,” she confides, “it's great on any fish, grilled, baked or broiled.”
"I have three young children, so I rely on meals that are quick and easy," relates Renee DePriest of Harrisburg, Illinois. These tender patties with pasta, spaghetti sauce and cheese are family-pleasers and simple enough for kids to help prepare.
"After having peanut sauce in an Asian restaurant, I fell in love with the flavor and began experimenting. I came up with my own lower-fat version," says Lynne Van Wagenen, Salt Lake City, Utah. "We eat this pasta dish often."
Rich, creamy and laced with wine, this chicken-and-pasta main dish is a favorite with Elaine Moser’s family in Spokane, Washington. Who’d guess it’s so quick and easy?
COOKING CAPERS. Capers are the small, green flower buds of a bush that grows all over the Mediterranean area. Pickled in wine, vinegar or brine, capers lend a salty, lemony flavor to sauces, salads, veggies and main dishes. They can be found on grocery store shelves with olives and pickles.
After making the pasta mix, simply add seafood to create a meal with a fancy flair. “This light and easy recipe came together because I wanted a quick-fix meal that tasted like real seafood Alfredo,” explains Verna Knox of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.