I was late coming home one evening and forgot to pick up tortillas for the fajitas we planned for dinner. So we used pita bread that I had in the freezer instead. The warm chicken-filled pockets, garnished with a homemade sauce and other tasty toppings, are often requested when we're hungry for something in a hurry.
-Diana Jones, Springtown, Texas
Not the traditional sloppy joe, this colorful sandwich combines bacon, salad greens, tomato and cheese with a mayonnaise dressing. "My dad made these somewhat-messy but tasty BLT's often when we were kids," says Debbie Blackburn, New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.
“If you're hungry for steak, but all you have is ground beef, these hearty burgers will hit the spot.” In just 20 minutes and with only five ingredients, who would believe you could have a restaurant-quality burger? Greg Dalenberg - Peoria, AZ
When we have to eat on the run, I turn to this tasty recipe because it comes together in a snap. Best of all, I can customize the ingredients to satisfy each member of my family. If someone doesn't care for onions, I simply omit them from their quesadilla.
-Sharron Kemp, High Point, North Carolina
Just a few ingredients, including a can of chicken gumbo soup, are needed for this variation on sloppy joe sandwiches. "I made this recipe often when I was working because it's done in a hurry," recalls Wanda Stonebraker of Wheatfield, Indiana.
“I had purchased some vegetarian chicken patties…but had no idea how to serve them. This recipe, an impromptu creation on a busy weeknight, turned out so well…my husband never knew it wasn't 'real' chicken! Good for vegetarian friends.”
Heidi Heimgartner - Blooming Prairie, Minnesota
These delicious sandwiches, prepared by our Test Kitchen, are perfect for brown-bag lunches. With sliced turkey avocado and cheese, they'll add extra flavor to noontime meals. TIP: If you like, substitute tomato slices with a well-drained chunky salsa.
If you’re looking to dress up a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, try spreading on a blend of cream cheese, avocado and raisins instead of mayonnaise. Veronica Callaghan of Glastonbury, Connecticut shares her tasty twist on this classic.