Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Mac ‘n’ Cheese Dinner

3 reviews

Don’t settle for ordinary mac and cheese. This version is my kids’ favorite, so I always make a huge pot. It’s an easy recipe to cut down or double (or triple!). It can also be made into a low-fat recipe if you use nonfat milk, reduced-fat cheeses and lean ham. —Raymond James, Port Orchard, Washington

Hearty Mac ‘n’ Cheese

1 review

"I do most of the cooking for our family of eight," writes teenager Tiffanie Froese of Athena, Oregon. "Here is...


Slimy Stewed Worms

I top spaghetti "worms" with a hearty meat sauce for a mouthwatering that's guaranteed to please all of your party...


Festive Spaghetti ‘n’ Meatballs

"When I don't have enough time to make spaghetti sauce from scratch, I dress up a store-bought jar with fresh...


Italian-Style Spaghetti with Meatballs

Oregano adds Italian-style flavor to this traditional dish that will please the whole family.

Bacon Cheeseburger Spaghetti

15 reviews

“I run a daycare center and it's always hard to find different foods that the kids will actually eat. I...


Pizza Rigatoni

4 reviews

Marilyn Cowan from North Manchester, Indiana turns her slow cooker into a pizzeria with this zesty layered casserole. It is...

Vegetable Pasta Sauce

1 review

A cousin of mine in Minnesota was the first one in our family to make this meatless spaghetti sauce. She...


Colorful Mac ‘n’ Cheese

8 reviews

My family loves this rich and comforting dish. The cheese disguises the zucchini, so my kids keep on eating it!...


Chicken and Sausage Penne

7 reviews

Gather the family for a comfy-cozy dinner filled with two types of meat and a garlic-cream sauce. It's versatile, too....


Confetti Spaghetti

53 reviews

It's not uncommon for folks to go back for second helpings of this hearty main dish when I share it...

Deluxe Macaroni Dinner

2 reviews

"This recipe never results in leftovers," says Michele Odstrcilek. The Lemont, Illinois reader dresses up a boxed mac-and-cheese mix with...


Beefy Mushroom Meatballs

4 reviews

Among my memories of a reunion held on my farm are these savory meatballs a family member made. That's where...


Seafood-Stuffed Shells

3 reviews

These stuffed shells are really good, and we have them often. Even if you don’t like fish, you’ll love this...


Broccoli Mac & Cheese Bake

16 reviews

My husband made a version of this casserole for me on our first date. Over the 11 years we’ve been...


Supernatural Spaghetti

1 review

The idea for this recipe came to me when I saw someone dip a slice of pizza into a pasta...

Easy Spaghetti

4 reviews

Cynthia Wise of Mineral City, Ohio, writes, "My husband and I really like this hearty main dish. It's quick and...


Meaty Pasta Casseroles

28 reviews

I love this recipe because it makes two hearty casseroles. Every time I make it I add a little something...


Tuna Veggie Macaroni

3 reviews

“After much experimenting with various versions, it all boiled down to this one super-delicious recipe—my family can’t get enough of...


Shortcut Sausage Lasagna

"My family and friends love this great tasting lasagna," writes Cindy Moore of Rhinelander, Wisconsin. "The recipe is almost foolproof....


Slow-Simmering Pasta Sauce

12 reviews

Spaghetti with sauce is my kids' favorite dinner, so through trial and error, I came up with my own recipe....


Hay and Straw

21 reviews

This recipe is not only quick and easy to prepare, it's pretty, too. This colorful pasta dish combines julienned ham,...


Makeover Slow-Cooked Mac ‘n’ Cheese

22 reviews

This recipe is a clear example of comfort food at its finest; it's rich, hearty and extra cheesy. And because...


Slow-Cooked Mac ‘n’ Cheese

5 reviews

Slow-cooked mac and cheese—the words alone are enough to make mouths water. This is comfort food at its best: rich...

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Beef Noodle Bake

11 reviews

My grandmother brought this recipe with her from Scotland. I like to make it for church suppers and picnics. —Evelyne...


Slow-Cooker Bacon Mac & Cheese

8 reviews

I’m all about easy slow-cooker meals. Using more cheese than ever, I developed an addictive spin on this casserole favorite....


Southern Barbecue Spaghetti Sauce

2 reviews

I revamped our favorite sloppy joe recipe into this thick spaghetti sauce that simmers in the slow cooker. The flavor...


Creamy Garden Spaghetti

3 reviews

I spent 14 years preparing meals in restaurants, but now I just cook to entertain family and friends. I've always...


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Potluck Macaroni and Cheese

93 reviews

You'll always have a winner at the potluck when you bring macaroni and cheese. Here's an extra-rich, creamy version for...


Pressure Cooker Rigatoni with Sausage & Peas

4 reviews

With a tomato-y meat sauce and tangy goat cheese, this weeknight wonder is my version of comfort food. You want...