When zucchini is plentiful in my garden, I slice and parboil it, then freeze it in 4-cup containers for recipes like this. It saves time—and lets us enjoy fresh zucchini year-round.—Sandy Robideau, Eureka, Montana
I haven't found anyone yet who can resist this saucy beef casserole topped with mashed potatoes. The peas and tomatoes add color and make a helping or two a complete meal. —Betty Sitzman, Wary, Colorado
"This fast-to-fix main dish is easy to prepare since there are so few ingredients," points out Lucinda Walker of Somerset, Pennsylvania. "Once the ground beef is browned, just add the vegetables and simmer till tender."
In Bay City, Texas, Mildred Sherrer turns a boxed rice mix into a complete meal by adding ground beef, celery and green pepper. "It's so quick to fix and makes a flavorful, filling main dish," she jots.
"Everyone loves the mild flavor and cheesy topping of this crowd-pleasing casserole," says LaVerne Schultz of Greenfield, Wisconsin. "I usually round out this hearty meal with a tossed salad or applesauce."