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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    Make-Ahead Spinach Manicotti

    28 reviews

    When I invite people to dinner, many have started requesting this pasta bake ahead of time because it's that good. Plus, the manicotti is stuffed before it's cooked, making it even more convenient. —Christy Freeman, Central Point, Oregon

    Cajun Chicken Fettuccine

    48 reviews

    For this quick-mix casserole, I combine two pasta sauces and add Cajun seasoning for kick. You could even try adding...

    Italian Bow Tie Bake

    9 reviews

    Served with a green salad and garlic bread, this is the easiest dinner I prepare for my family. They love...

    Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

    6 reviews

    This easy chicken tetrazzini is made with leftover cooked chicken and canned soup. It's the perfect recipe for busy weeknights...

    Cheddar Turkey Casserole

    14 reviews

    This recipe comes with lots of mass appeal, thanks to its cheesy sauce. Pasta, veggies and leftover turkey combine to...

    Kid-Pleasing Spaghetti

    1 review

    I wish I could claim credit for this recipe...but I've only helped make it for
    Farm Bureau suppers. With...

    Tortellini Broccoli Bake

    4 reviews

    I usually make this dish for birthdays or holiday dinners. It's a great main dish or side dish. Everyone—even my...

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    Potluck Baked Spaghetti

    This casserole is a standby for church suppers and other potluck functions. Keeping the cover on during most of the...

    Baked Ziti Casserole

    9 reviews

    With its rich Italian flavor and generous combination of cheeses, it's hard to believe this pasta entree is light. this...

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    Golden Tuna Casserole

    Mushrooms, green peppers and onion are added to boxed macaroni and cheese in this comforting take on the classic tuna...

    Cheesy Beef Macaroni

    4 reviews

    Little ones will light up the room with smiles when you bring this five-ingredient supper to the table. Crunchy canned...

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    Layered Macaroni Casserole

    "I concocted this quick-and-easy recipe over 40 years ago as a new bride. It's still one of my favorites," shares...

    Chicken Manicotti with White Sauce

    8 reviews

    I like making this dish for special occasions. You can also use low-fat ingredients, and it turns out just as...

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    Three-Cheese Spirals

    Sour cream and three kinds of cheese create the creamy coating for this tasty "twist" on macaroni and cheese. It...

    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...

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    Home-Style Mac ‘N’ Cheese

    We took advantage of the leftover Cheddar Cheese Sauce to prepare this comforting casserole from reader Phyllis Schmalz. The Kansas...

    Beef-Stuffed Shells

    6 reviews

    To assemble this easy casserole, Candace fills jumbo pasta shells with her beef mixture, then tops them off with spaghetti...

    Baked Ziti with Sausage

    25 reviews

    This is my husband's favorite casserole, and he requests it often. He loves the combination of zesty Italian meat and...

    Double-Cheese Ziti with Bacon

    10 reviews

    —Sabrina DeWitt, Cumberland, Maryland

    Mushroom-Swiss Mac & Cheese

    13 reviews

    Portobello mushrooms and three kinds of cheese give an upscale spin to a classic casserole. To make this more of...

    Baked Mac & Cheese for Two

    7 reviews

    "I have added other ingredients like turkey, broccoli and cauliflower, to make this a full meal. The possibilities are endless!"

    Rich Baked Spaghetti

    7 reviews

    It takes a little longer to make baked spaghetti, but the difference in taste, texture and richness is well worth...

    Contest-Winning Pepper Jack Mac

    13 reviews

    When I want to make something hearty, creamy and cheesy, I go with this dish. It's comfort food at its...

    Scallop Mac & Cheese

    14 reviews

    A nice way to dress up this favorite feel-good food is to add scallops. They transform mac and cheese into...

    Layered Italian Casserole

    5 reviews

    Yum! That's the only response you'll get from your friends and family when they try this super-supper from Joyce Benninger...

    Macaroni Sausage Supper

    5 reviews

    Joyce Clauson and her husband chase winter’s chill in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin with this hearty and delicious casserole that’s been...

    Four-Cheese Baked Ziti

    2 reviews

    Diane Nemitz of Ludington, Michigan writes, “A day without pasta is a like a day without sunshine!” Beefed up with...

    Mexican Macaroni and Cheese

    For a classic casserole with a little more grown-up taste, give our Test Kitchen's zesty macaroni and cheese a try.