"My mom shared this easy-to-assemble casserole years ago," recalls Brenda Marschall of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. "It's very good with garlic toast," she adds. Large shell macaroni or ziti noodles can be used instead of spiral pasta.
My mother was a great cook and I learned so much from her. Ten years ago, I entered this hearty recipe in a contest and won. It's great all year and one of our workers' favorites when I take it to the field during harvest.—Pat Habiger, Spearville, Kansas
Round steak is economical and delicious. That's why I was thrilled to find the recipe for this comforting meal-in-one casserole. With a salad and rolls, it's an inexpensive, hearty dinner.
-Kelly Hardgrave, Hartman, Arkansas
When you taste this casserole, you'll think it came from a complicated, from-scratch recipe. Really, though, it starts with frozen ravioli and has only three other ingredients.—Patricia Smith, Asheboro, North Carolina
Whenever I have leftover mashed potatoes, this is the recipe I think of first. Not only does it use up leftovers, it's convenient when you need to have supper ready quickly. The men in my family especially enjoy this casserole.
When I was growing up, this was my favorite meal. We had it every year for my birthday. Mother made the sauce from scratch, but I use store-bought spaghetti to save time. Replace the ground beef with sausage for extra spiciness.—Deb Morrison, Skiatook, Oklahoma
Served as the main dish at our family reunion buffet, this flavorful layered taco-style dish is a crowd-pleaser. Folks are pleasantly surprised to find a rice layer, and everyone enjoys the creamy cheese sauce.