Now that all my kids are grown and most are married, they often still come home for Sunday Dinner and their most requested meal is my Baked Shepherd's Casserole. They love the meat, potatoes and gravy combined. It's definitely our family comfort go-to food. When you get several people in the kitchen chopping, slicing and preparing, it comes together super fast and, at the same time, you get to catch up on all the family happenings. —Beverly Matthews, Pasco, Washington
"A satisfying pot roast dinner doesn't have to feed an army, as this recipe proves," says Judy Armstrong (at left with her husband, Ron) of Norwell, Massachusetts. "I love the bold combination of spices in this moist and flavorful meal-in-one dish."
With its angel hair pasta crust, this cheesy ground beef, tomato and spinach pie is always a hit when I serve it. Each neat slice has layers of pasta, cream cheese filling and spinach topping. —Carol Hicks
This zesty pie combines ground beef, stewed tomatoes, kidney and pinto beans with zippy seasonings, all tucked into a flaky golden crust. It's a great dish to take to a potluck—it slices so nicely, you can easily dish it up for a crowd. —Liza Taylor
This tastes just like beef stew in a pie crust! My daughter and I serve it to our families often, and everyone loves it. The pie is especially good made the day before so the flavors can blend. I sometimes double the recipe so we're sure to have leftovers. —Karol Sprague
After my brothers' football games when we were kids, we would all descend on a local restaurant for their wonderful Southwestern stuffed soapaipillas. This recipe takes me back to that delicious childhood memory. Even my Canadian husband raves about these! —Lara Pennell
This hearty meat pie was traditionally served on Christmas Eve by mother's family in Quebec. The recipe has been passed down through at least four generations and has been translated from my grandmother's original recipe in French. —Diane Davies
Indian Trial, North Carolina
I've kept this recipe since I first tried it in high school. This unusual dish looks like a meat loaf but has real pizza appeal—it's especially popular with young people. Many neighbors have called to get the recipe after their kids tried it at my house. —Rhonda Touchet
"I concocted this quick-and-easy recipe over 40 years ago as a new bride. It's still one of my favorites," shares Virginia Cherry of Salinas, California. "I never wonder what to fix for potluck dinners. This dish is always popular."
This hearty, comforting dish from Barb Tropansky has plenty of south-of-the-border appeal. "I make a quick crust from biscuit mix and top it with a thick layer of ground beef and cheddar cheese," she explains from Bella Vista, Arkansas.