“My son Logan, 11, and I created this basic but very good dish. It was the first meal he made all by himself (with supervision, of course). Best of all, it was a real hit with
the three friends he invited for dinner.” Joanie Fuson - Indianapolis, Indiana
Sweet onion seasons turkey, adding rich flavor to Mary Relyea’s wholesome pasta dish. At home in Canastota, New York, she tosses it together with light cream, basil and tomatoes for a quick, springy meal in minutes.
For a worthy side dish, offer up Skillet Lo Mein, from Debbie Stadtler of Fredericksburg, Virginia. The Szechuan sauce coats the vegetables and pasta, and the added ginger comes through nicely. Debbie occasionally adds a little heat, “If you like spicy, add 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper with the ginger, “she suggests.
“I’m a big fan of pasta, smoked sausage and cheese, and I love spicy food. This dish has it all,” confirms Lisa Varner of Charleston, South Carolina. “Paired with a salad and bread, it makes a complete meal.”
When the temperature drops in Shawnee, Kansas, Melanie Hudson warms up with a comforting Italian classic. “As a zippy side or light entree, you simply can’t beat it for simplicity,” she notes. Serve with a tossed green salad.
Yum! That's the only response you'll get from your friends and family when they try this super-supper from Joyce Benninger of Owen Sound, Ontario. She writes, “It tastes just like lasagna but with less preparation time.”
Here’s a take on a favorite you’ll make over and over again. This dish tastes like it’s cooked all day, but it’s ready to eat in 40 minutes. The pasta cooks right in the skillet, and the 20-minute simmer gives me plenty of time to fix the rest of the meal. —Kristin Nanney, High Ridge, Missouri