This nicely spiced entree uses several of my family's favorite ingredients, including macaroni, kidney beans, tomatoes and cheese. Just add a green salad for a complete meal. —Marlene Wilson of Rolla, North Dakota
Ruth Chiarenza created this speedy sensation while racing against the clock one day. "I needed a quick meal that was low on ingredients but high on taste, so I came up with this hearty casserole," explains the Cumberland, Maryland reader.
I've been making this mild family-pleasing casserole for years. It tastes wonderful, fits nicely into our budget and, best of all, makes a second one to freeze and enjoy later. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
My grandmother often made this casserole when I was young. I forgot about it until I found myself one day adding the same ingredients to leftover rice. The memories came flooding back, and I've made this recipe regularly since then. —Lorna Moore, Glendora, California
In Goshen, Kentucky, Sara McCoy relies on frozen hash browns and prepared salsa to hurry along this stovetop specialty. "I'm a registered nurse who likes to spend my free time with my family, so this time-saving twist on ground beef hash is a favorite."
Spice up suppertime with this hearty main dish shared by Debbi Smith of Crossett, Arkansas. With plenty of TexMex taste, this crowd-pleasing ground beef and pasta bake is sure to disappear in a hurry at potlucks.
Whenever I have a hard time planning dinner, my husband requests his favorite bake. Often, I use it as an entree, served with warm tortillas. Other times, I eliminate the meat and present it as a spicy side dish.
Anyone who enjoys pizza and lasagna will like this Italian-style rice. It sure has a broad appeal with my family and friends. Usually, I make two or three of these casseroles at one time and freeze some for future enjoyment.
I developed this recipe one summer when my husband planted eggplant and tomatoes. I was thrilled when this special casserole won high honors at a national beef contest.—Celeste Copper, Baton rouge, Louisiana
Working full-time and attending school part-time leaves me little time for fancy meals. My family enjoys hearty helpings of this casserole, alongside a salad, bread and dessert.—Dawn Farris, Pekin, Illinois