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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Italian Beef Vegetable Soup

1 review

This hearty vegetable beef soup features a ton of fresh vegetables, making it the perfect dish to use up all that summer produce. It's also great during cooler weather! Make sure you serve this Italian soup with some breadsticks, rolls or flaky biscuits. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas

Sassy Southwest Stuffed Shells

1 review

When I was a child, my mom made this dish quite often. When I came across her recipe on an...


Bacon-Colby Lasagna

13 reviews

With both bacon and ground beef, this hearty dish is a real crowd-pleaser. The recipe came from my grandmother, now...


Cabbage and Beef Soup

46 reviews

When I was a little girl, I helped my parents work the fields of their small farm. Lunchtime was always...


One-Pot Dinner

10 reviews

"My family always comes back for seconds when this nicely seasoned skillet supper is on the table," reports Bonnie Morrow...

Sweet Potato Stew

5 reviews

Beef broth and herbs complement the sweet potatoes' subtle sweetness in this hearty stew that's perfect for fall. — Helen...


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Party Appetizer Meatballs

10 reviews

These are a favorite at parties and gatherings. The recipe is easy, and the meatballs can be made well ahead...

Chili Mac

25 reviews

This chili mac has regularly appeared on my family menus for more than 40 years, and it's never failed to...


Cabbage Soup

45 reviews

My husband was never too fond of cabbage—until the first time he tried this cabbage soup recipe from my aunt....


Beefy Eggplant Parmigiana

7 reviews

I developed this recipe one summer when my husband grew eggplant in the garden. I was thrilled when it won...


Lighter Lasagna Corn Carne

Packed with lean ground beef and nutritious veggies, here's a dinner dish that's as good as it is good for...

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Cabbage Roll Casserole

118 reviews

I layer cabbage with tomato sauce and ground beef lasagna-style to create a hearty casserole that tastes like cabbage rolls...


Hearty Beans with Beef

4 reviews

My husband raved about this sweet bean dish after tasting it at a party, so I knew I had to...


Mushroom-Beef Spaghetti Sauce

4 reviews

“I got the recipe for this sauce in a recipe exchange and wish I could credit the person who gave...


Spicy Goulash

11 reviews

Ground cumin, chili powder and a can of Mexican diced tomatoes jazz up my goulash recipe. Even the elbow macaroni...


Cowboy Calico Beans

32 reviews

This is a tradition at the table when my girlfriends and I go up north for a girls' weekend. The...

Chili-Topped Baked Potatoes

This is a creative twist on traditional chili. The potatoes make it a delicious, and filling, main dish.


Fourth of July Bean Casserole

47 reviews

The outstanding barbecue taste of these beans makes them a favorite for cookouts all summer and into the fall. It's...


Barbecue Glazed Meatballs

4 reviews

Stock your freezer with these meatballs and you'll always have a tasty appetizer on hand. We even like to eat...


Cranberry Appetizer Meatballs

7 reviews

For a memorable meatball party snack with a tangy non-traditional sauce, I suggest this recipe. The meatballs are mouthwatering.—Jim Ulberg,...


Nena’s Papas Rellenas

6 reviews

A Cuban classic, these satisfying, crispy-coated potato balls are filled with a savory ground beef mixture known as picadillo. —Nena...


Easy Chow Mein

20 reviews

Some years ago, our daughter welcomed me home from a hospital stay with this Asian dish and a copy of...


Beef Triangles & Chutney Dip

When I brought these crisp, golden-brown triangles to a friend's housewarming party, they were gone in minutes. The spices in...


Three Bean Casserole

2 reviews

My husband and I are retired farmers. Our main crop was wheat, and we began growing beans when our son...

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Layered Beef Casserole

4 reviews

On my busy days, I treasure meal-in-one recipes like this one. Toss together a salad, and dinner is ready in...


Meatballs Sausage Dinner

8 reviews

One day I was having trouble deciding what to make for dinner, so I combined whatever was in the refrigerator...


Beef Enchilada Lasagna Casserole

46 reviews

“Whenever I make this cheesy layered casserole, my guests rave about it and ask for the recipe. I serve it...


Baked Spaghetti

132 reviews

Every time that I make this cheesy baked spaghetti, I get requests for the recipe. It puts a different spin...


Slow-Cooker Golombki

9 reviews

I modified my mom's classic Polish dish to fit my hectic life. Instead of boiling the cabbage and then filling...


Hamburger Stew

1 review

There's nothing fancy to this recipe—it's just bursting with old-fashioned goodness and hearty flavor. —Margery Bryan, Royal City, Washington