Mixing spreadable cheese with whole wheat pasta, broccoli and fat-free milk for a main dish is a healthier use of this convenience product than simply spreading it on crackers. —Barbara Pletzke, Herndon, Virginia
Hot tuna's a hit when you mix it with sizable pasta shells and a cheesy sauce. Dill also complements the fish nicely in this cream comfort food. "It's a great change of pace from the traditional tuna casserole," relates Connie Staal from her home in Greenbrier, Arizona.
Grilled turkey from Wendy Moylan of Crystal Lake, Illinois is bound to be the centerpiece of any picnic. The poultry's fruity coating gets a little kick from hot pepper sauce...and would be a nice complement to other meats, too. This entree is so easy, you'll be munching in the sunshine in no time.
This is one of my favorite grilled dishes. Featuring garden-fresh vegetables and a light pesto sauce, the pizzas are especially popular because each family member can add whatever toppings he or she prefers.—Martha Haseman, Hinckley, Illinois
Orange juice along with zesty herbs and spices dress up this chicken that's especially nice served over rice. Carolyn Grasse-Bachman of Lancaster, Pennsylvania serves the flavorful dish often at her house.
"Here in the Northwest, we have a seemingly endless supply of seafood, so we're always searching for creative new recipes," reveals Renton, Washington cook Jennie Benjaminson. "This thick hearty stew was a big hit when I served it one year on Father's Day. My dad loved it! And so did everyone else."
This versatile recipe was given to me by my sister-in-law when I was a new bride 37 years ago. It has been enjoyed by our family and guests and at potluck suppers more times than I can count. Folks love the chicken and noodles in a delectable cheese sauce.—Eleanor McElroy, Kernersville, North Carolina
Using reduced-fat soup, fat-free evaporated milk, reduced-fat process cheese, less butter and no added salt, this recipe is a great makeover to a classic. It is still deliciously creamy and it's a crowd-pleasure.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
These fillets are bursting with fresh vegetables. "I discovered this memorable recipe 40 years ago in college," relates Mildred Doucette from Sun City West, Arizona. "It's remained a staple at our house."
"I make each meal from scratch, which results in a lot of hit-or-miss attempts, but this grilled salmon is a surefire winner!" confirms Nancy Shirvani of Terryville, Connecticut. "It makes a perfect light summer supper."
"When my husband's cholesterol numbers rose, I quickly lowered the fat in our family's diet. Finding dishes that were healthy for him and yummy for our five children was a challenge," admits Michelle Thomas from Bangor, Maine. "This fun taco recipe was a huge hit with everyone."