I threw this together one night when I was in the mood for quesadillas but didn't feel like going out. The homemade salsa is so fresh and wonderful, you'll absolutely want to double the recipe. —Adam Gaylord, Natick, Massachusetts
I took this dish to the last church meal we had, and it was a hit! Several of the ladies requested the recipe. I have to admit it is so easy to make—just put the ingredients in the slow cooker, and dinner’s ready before you know it. The tomatoes with green chilies really add some zip.
"Since I live on a lake and have a husband who's an avid angler, fish tops my list of mealtime ingredients," shares Evelyn Eyermann of Cuba, Missouri. Here, she uses delicate fillets as the base for a tempting bake with a mild taco flavor. Kids and adults alike will go for the crunchy tortilla chip topping sprinkled with reduced-fat cheddar cheese.
“For a quick dinner, I can always count on this zippy fajita-style pizza,” relates Charmaine Potter of Mission Viejo, California. “I keep cooked diced chicken in my freezer to streamline prep time even more.”
Seasonings and a splash of lime make this chicken something special, writes Carma Blosser from Livermore, Colorado. “It is also really tasty in salads and sandwiches and can also be prepared on an indoor grill.”
TIP: MAKE EXTRA PIECES TO FREEZE IN INDIVIDUAL SERVINGS AND KEEP ON HAND FOR DROP-IN GUESTS, CARMA SUGGESTS.
Cook once and eat twice with this hearty Southwestern casserole from Linda Baldwin of Long Beach, California. With help from a few convenience products, it quickly goes together before you freeze it or pop it into the oven to bake.
"I got the idea for this recipe from my brother-in-law, Brett, a fabulous 'experimental' cook," says Katherine Nelson of Palmdale, California. "Even the pickiest of eaters will crave more of this dish, so you might want to double the recipe!"
“Fresh chiles vary greatly in taste and price. A fruity serrano gives this dish authentic Mexican flavor, but jalapenos cost less and are more commonly available. To save time, use canned tomatoes and corn in the salsa.”
Mary Relyea - Canastota, New York
When you want a change from the usual beef and chicken enchiladas, try these tortillas stuffed with crab, shrimp and scallops. They're cheesy, creamy and absolutely delicious!—Mary Halpin, King George, Virginia
This tasty dinner has been a great time-saver for me. I usually cut up the chicken, onion and peppers while our two young children are napping. Then, just before my husband gets home from work, I toss everything into the skillet while the pasta is cooking on another burner.—Heather Brown, Frisco, Texas