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
Michael Dobrowski of Reno, Nevada notes, "For busy days, I keep convenient pantry items on hand to spice up chicken breasts. While they bake, I can do other things. With a green salad and French bread, this makes a hearty meal my family enjoys."
Crushed corn chips offer a lively crunch to this yummy main dish from Margery Bryan of Royal City, Washington. "Cut into neat wedges, this pie is a fun, fuss-free way of serving tacos without the mess," she notes.
This satisfying casserole relies on convenient packaged ingredients to create an entree with savory Southwestern flair. There's nothing tricky about the preparation, and I have time to set the table while it's in the oven.
Franklin, North Carolina
Being single, I often halve this recipe to yield a meal for one plus a lunch I can take to work. When co-workers remark on how good it looks, I ask them over to try it, then pass along the recipe. It's hot but not overpowering.
-Terri Nelson, Warren, Minnesota
"We served this zesty casserole at a fund-raising luncheon for a local college," shares Martha Huffman of Monticello, Arkansas. "The students went crazy for it and come back for seconds and thirds. Some even asked for the recipe, which relies on convenient canned beans, soup and tomatoes."