Gnocchi with Pesto Sauce

Gnocchi with Pesto Sauce

Gnocchi with Pesto Sauce

Prepared pesto makes a flavorful sauce for gnocchi and vegetables.

Fettuccine with Brussels Sprouts

Fettuccine with Brussels Sprouts

Fettuccine with Brussels Sprouts

To separate the leaves from the brussels sprouts, cut off the stem end to loosen the leaves. Then separate them with your fingers.

Smoky Bean Stew

Smoky Bean Stew

Smoky Bean Stew

Glenda Holmes of Riley, Kansas gets this satisfying sausage-and-bean stew started in the slow cooker, then spends the afternoon curled up with a good book. "It's an effortless meal that tastes great," she relates.
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Confetti Sausage 'N' Rice

Confetti Sausage 'N' Rice

Confetti Sausage 'N' Rice

From Canton, Ohio, Carole Magee shares this economical one-dish wonder. "My husband and I came up with this hearty meal when we were on a tight budget," she writes, "It's still one of our favorites today. I even double it for potlucks."

Saucy Macaroni Skillet

Saucy Macaroni Skillet

Saucy Macaroni Skillet

Madison, Alabama's Linda Stevens takes mac-and-cheese recipes to a new level with this creamy comfort food full of turkey, vegetables and crunchy almonds. Linda often pops the entree in the oven, but the dish comes together just as successfully on the stovetop.

Artichoke Shrimp Linguine

Artichoke Shrimp Linguine

Artichoke Shrimp Linguine

With its hint of garlic and a delicate wine sauce, this seafood sensation will have artichoke lovers asking for seconds. Toss in some sliced olives for added umph. We round out the menu with rolls and key lime pie. —Daniel Spengler, Seattle, Washington

Chicken Pepper Fajitas

Chicken Pepper Fajitas

Chicken Pepper Fajitas

"This spicy entree is fun to serve sizzling at the table, just like they do in restaurants," relates Lucinda Price. The Tracy, California cook fills her light fajitas with green and red peppers, onions and chicken that's quickly marinated for a flavor boost.

Chili Macaroni Casserole

Chili Macaroni Casserole

Chili Macaroni Casserole

With wagon wheel pasta and popular Tex-Mex ingredients, this beefy main dish from Janet Kanzler of Yakima, Washington is a sure family-pleaser. Simply add a mixed green salad with any light dressing you like for a complete dinner.

Herbed Italian Rib Roast

Herbed Italian Rib Roast

Herbed Italian Rib Roast

"This amazing recipe has been a favorite in my family for years. I like to roast twice as many vegetables so I can make a quick, full-flavored hash with the leftovers." – Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Creamy Seafood-Stuffed Shells

Creamy Seafood-Stuffed Shells

Creamy Seafood-Stuffed Shells

Inspired by my love of lasagna, pasta shells and seafood, I created this recipe that's easy to make but special enough to serve company. I serve it with garlic bread and a salad. —Katie P. Sloan, Charlotte, North Carolina



Autumn Pork Tenderloin

Autumn Pork Tenderloin

Autumn Pork Tenderloin

Sized right for two, this rustic and comforting entree is treated to a combination of apples, raisins and nuts. "The fruited sauce adds great flavor," says Tiffany Anderson-Taylor of Gulfport, Florida. "I serve this often, and when I double it for guests, it's often greeted with cheers."

Pierogi Pasta Shells

Pierogi Pasta Shells

Pierogi Pasta Shells

My family loves perogies, so I decided to create my own version. I took these to a Christmas party and they won rave reviews. When we left the party, I took home an empty pan—not a crumb to be found. —Kim Wallace, Dover, Ohio

Cheesy Spaghetti Bake

Cheesy Spaghetti Bake

Cheesy Spaghetti Bake

With all the favorite ingredients of spaghetti and meat sauce, this recipe makes two hearty family-style casseroles. It’s great for entertaining or a potluck. —Sue Braunschweig, Delafield, Wisconsin

Tuna with Wasabi Sauce

Tuna  with Wasabi Sauce

Tuna with Wasabi Sauce

Wasabi mayonnaise can be found in the Asian section of your local supermarket. Wasabi, an Asian plant similar to horseradish, has a fiery flavor. Add some plain mayonnaise to make a milder sauce.
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