A homestyle Tex-Mex casserole is all it takes to gather the whole family around the dinner table. With popular flavors and a bubbly cheese topping, you won't have to worry about leftovers. —Celine Weldy, Cave Creek, Arizona
Chilies are a "must" where I live. I find they almost always improve a recipe that uses cheese. Sometimes I make this into a main dish by adding shredded cooked chicken after the chili layer. It really tastes good! —Irene Martin, Portales, New Mexico
We live in southeastern Arizona, in a part of the state known as Cobre Valley. "Cobre" is Spanish for copper, which is mined here. Variations of this recipe have been enjoyed in this area for many years. —Carolyn Deming, Miami, Arizona
Mother frequently made this comforting casserole when I was growing up. Our family would scrape the pan clean. Chicken, cheese and zippy green chilies are a mouthwatering mix.—Jerri Moror, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
I loved this Southwestern-style casserole when my mother made it years ago. Now my husband enjoys it when I prepare it. The flavor reminds us of enchiladas, but this handy recipe doesn't require the extra time to roll them up.
People of all ages enjoy this Mexican-flavored noodle bake. When my sister-in-law cooked for a youth camp several years ago, she multiplied the recipe. It was an instant success. —Karen Buhr, Gasport, New York
Homey and comforting, this custard-like side dish is a much-requested recipe at potlucks and holiday dinners. They jalapeno pepper adds just the right "bite". Seconds helpings of this tasty casserole are common - leftovers aren't.
-Katherine Franklin, Carbondale, Illinois