After I got married, my aunt gave me her recipe for skillet spaghetti and told me it was ideal for a quick weeknight meal. Over the years I’ve tinkered with the ingredients and played with the seasonings to make it healthier. It's a dish my family truly loves. —Kristen Killian, Depew, New York
"This easy dish is one of our family's favorites," says Cindy Osborn. The Little Rock, Arkansas reader likes to double the recipe, making one zippy lasagna for dinner and another to freeze. "Sometimes we eat the second one in the same week," she adds.
These Southwest Summer Pork Chops get their zesty appeal from a simple combination of herbs and seasonings. We love the seasoning blend on pork, but you can also use it on chicken. It gives foods a terrific taste without added salt. —Sandy Shortt, Cedarville, Ohio
Jane Hardy of Henderson, Texas uses canned items, including kidney beans, cream-style corn and tomato sauce, to dress up ground beef in this satisfying entree. Convenient corn tortillas separate each mouth-watching layer.
Cayenne pepper, taco seasoning and cumin give this fried fish a colorful coating and fantastic southwestern flavor. The slightly crispy fillets are accented by a splash of lime. Prepare the recipe with haddock, cod or any firm fish you prefer.
“My family loves this saucy Southwestern-style chicken, and it fits well within my sensible meal plan,” Joanne Watters from Cobourg, Ontario shares. “Add fresh pasta and a tossed salad, and a satisfying dinner is served!”