I wanted to create my ideal version of a stuffed manicotti, which requires a fantastic filling and a meat sauce to die for. This recipe is the final result, and I don't mind saying it's a huge success!—Shalimar Wiech, Glassport, Pennsylvania
"This zesty ground beef and vegetable soup is flavorful and fast to fix," reports Lynnette Davis of Tullahoma, Tennessee. "It makes a complete meal when served with warm corn bread, sourdough bread or French bread."
Convenient no-cook lasagna noodles take the work out of this traditional favorite adapted for the slow cooker. Because it's so easy to assemble, it's great for workdays as well as weekends. We like it accompanied by Parmesan bread or garlic cheese toast. —Lisa Micheletti
Salsa gives zip to this hearty fix-and-forget-it meal from Dorothy Pritchett of Wills Point, Texas. "This recipe makes more than my husband and I can eat, so I freeze half of it. We think it tastes even better the second time," she adds.
"I came up with this recipe because I love the taste of cabbage rolls, but don't always have the time to prepare them," writes Joann Alexander from Center, Texas. "My version uses the same ingredients in a simpler manner for hearty results everyone enjoys!"
Our daughter welcomed me home from a hospital stay some years ago with this Asian dish and a copy of the recipe. Now that I'm a widow, I freeze leftovers for fast future meals. - Kay Bade, Mitchell, South Dakota
Since I work all day, it's great to come home knowing I have a very delicious meal simmering in the slow cooker. I like to serve generous helpings of this stew with corn bread muffins. - Mary jo Walker, Jasper, Tennessee