Colleen Gonring of Brookfield, Wisconsin offers a new version of "surf and turf"—succulent steaks you stuff with shrimp! Don't be fooled...this hearty main-course pleaser only looks trick. "It's actually a cinch to prepare," assures Colleen.
"This moist and tender chicken is a real time-saver on a busy weekend," writes Marian Platt of Sequim, Washington. "A simple blend of seasonings makes it a snap to prepare, and it smells heavenly as it roasts."
The whole family will love the fun, cheesy flavor of this main dish that tastes like lasagna without all the fuss. Time-saving ingredients, including prepared spaghetti sauce and frozen ravioli, hurry the preparation along.
—Mary Ann Rothert
Served with green beans, garlic mashed potatoes and seven-layer salad, this is the main course at my family's annual Christmas gathering. Even those who aren't fond of meat comment on its tenderness and flavor. Likely, since garlic goes well with everything, the sauce'd be good with pork or poultry besides. My husband and I have a 16-year-old son and a 15-year-old daughter.
-Beth Taylor, Chapin, South Carolina
Growing up, this was the meal I always wanted on my birthday. Mother made the sauce from scratch, but I use store-bought spaghetti sauce to save time. Replace the ground beef with Italian sausage for more spice. —Deb Morrison, Skiatook, Oklahoma
Flavorful marinara sauce simmers for just a few hours. Right before mealtime, toss in the shrimp to cook quickly. Serve over steamy spaghetti for a delicious weeknight dish that feels dressed up. —Sue Mackey, Jackson, Wisconsin
"This is a shortcut version of a rich, creamy pasta dish I enjoyed on a vacation trip," shares Mickie Taft of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It's versatile, too--serve it as an awesome meatless entree or a special side dish.
"For years, my mother has stuffed a holiday turkey with this moist dressing," comments Kathi Graham of Naperville, Illinois. "Now I do the same thing. Its special flavor nicely compliments the tender, juicy slices of oven-roasted turkey."
My husband and I entertain most weekends, and to me the easiest way of serving a crowd is a buffet. This dish - a change of pace from turkey during the holidays - can be put together the night before, then baked the following day.
-Kathy Houchen, Waldorf, Maryland