When you need a toss-together pasta dish, this is just the ticket. Tart marinated artichokes enhance the tomatoes. The sauce is so flavorful, no one will miss the meat.—Mary Ann Lee, Clifton Park, New York
If you like cream of tomato soup, try making it with purchased roasted red peppers. Using jarred roasted red peppers makes it extra easy and pureeing the soup in a blender gives it a nice smooth texture.
Cannellini (white kidney beans) and tofu give body to this festive dip without added fat. "If you have never tried tofu, this is a tasty way to introduce it," explains recipe developer Jean Ecos of Hartland, Wisconsin. The CW test kitchen recommends serving this dip with fresh vegetables, pita bread or reduced-fat crackers.
What a mouthwatering mix of flavors and textures in this delicious spread from Greenwood, Indiana’s Brenda Martin! Mild eggplant makes a perfect backdrop for the blend of fresh garlic, dill and salty capers. “It’s also terrific on pita sandwiches or makes a great party dip.”—Brenda Martin, Greenwood, Indiana
I found this southwestern entree awhile ago but decreased the cheese and increased the herbs originally called for. It's one of my toddler's favorite meals. She always smiles when she sees it on the table. —Wendy Kelly of Voorheesville, New York
“This dish is so quick and easy to put together, but it tastes like you spent hours preparing it,” writes Darlene Brenden from Salem, Oregon. “The artichokes add a tangy gourmet flavor folks love. Serve with a salad and bread, and you’re done with dinner!”
If you like a sweet and spicy flavor profile, you'll get a kick out of Stacy Cox's sweet potatoes. The Palestine, Texas cook uses Cajun seasoning and cayenne pepper to season nutrient-rich sweet potatoes.