Tired of pasta weighted down by sauce? Opt for Linda Nichols' nutritious toss-up of marinated tomatoes, linguine and cheese. "This recipe comes from my husband's sister, Allison, and is in our family cookbook. It is one of our favorite summer meals," she says from Atlantic, Iowa. "The leftovers make a great cold pasta salad."
Put some zing in your next brunch buffet with this homemade tomato juice. Fresh basil and hot pepper sauce accent the garden-fresh tomato flavor. You can put it in containers and freeze it, if you wish. —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
"My husband and I have never been fond of tomato soup, but we think this one is out of this world," says Chris Nelson from Alliance, Ohio. "Since a friend gave me the recipe a while back, I've made a batch every week. It's good as an appetizer or paired with a sandwich or salad at lunchtime."
Be prepared to reel in raves when you place this fabulous fish dish on the table, advises Jan Parker of Englewood, Florida. "It's moist and flavorful, topped off with basil, tomato and cheese. My husband requests it on a regular basis all year long."
If your garden is flooded with tomatoes, be sure to try this scrumptious baked side dish from Edna Apostol of Savannah, Missouri, "It goes over big at family, church and club dinners," she assures. Cubes of French bread are combined with mildly seasoned tomatoes, then sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and bakes.
"Corn dresses up this quick and easy tomato soup," notes Alice Culberson of Kingsport, Tennessee. "My husband and two sons—who don't always care for soup—like this as much as I do. It's a great way to use up end-of-summer tomatoes."