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Pronto Taco Soup

6 reviews

When out-of-state friends dropped by, I invited them to stay for dinner, knowing that I could put together this mild, chili-flavored soup in a jiffy. I served it with cornmeal muffins and a crisp salad for a filling meal everyone loved. My guests even asked for the recipe before leaving!
-Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida

Tortellini Vegetable Soup

8 reviews

Tomatoes, carrots, green beans, potatoes, corn and celery are the perfect complements to convenient frozen tortellini in this heartwarming soup....


Taco Twist Soup

20 reviews

The fun, family-friendly twist in this taco soup is the spiral pasta. I lightened this soup by substituting black beans...


Panzanella Pasta

2 reviews

We take classic panzanella ingredients like ripe tomatoes, peppers and olives and toss them with hot noodles for a hearty...


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Comforting Chicken Noodle Soup

93 reviews

A good friend made us this rich, comforting, creamy chicken noodle soup after the birth of our son. It was...

Asian Long Noodle Soup

2 reviews

This flavorful soup is perfect for when you want something warm and filling in a hurry. If you can't find...


Zesty Turkey Tomato Soup

3 reviews

This chunky soup from Katherine Preiss of Penfield, Pennsylvania is full of flavor...and zip! “If you don’t want as much...

Tomato-Basil Orzo Soup

7 reviews

“Tender pasta, sauteed vegetables and lots of flavor…this tasty soup comes really close to the tomato rosamarina soup they serve...


Veggie Bow Tie Salad

1 review

Here's a healthy salad full of fresh vegetables, tender pasta and zippy, homemade vinaigrette dressing. It's a perfect accompaniment for...


Southwest-Style Wedding Soup

4 reviews

I turned leftover ground chicken into meatballs and dreamed up this cozy southwestern soup. Now my Italian family asks for...


Spinach Tortellini Salad

Pretty and packed with nutrition, this fresh-tasting salad makes a company-special light meal or side dish! “I also add diced...

Crunchy Romaine Strawberry Salad

22 reviews

This is such an impressive salad! It’s been a hit with people of all ages at every get-together we’ve ever...


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Contest-Winning Picnic Pasta Salad

24 reviews

My family's not big on traditional pasta salads made with mayonnaise, so when I served this colorful version that uses...


Vegetarian Polka Dot Stew

7 reviews

“Here’s a speedy and satisfying version of traditional minestrone soup. The fun polka-dot shapes of the couscous, baby carrots and...


Spinach Orzo Salad

7 reviews

This incredibly tasty salad couldn’t be any easier to put together, and since it feeds a bunch, you won’t have...


Zesty Macaroni Soup

3 reviews

The recipe for this thick, zippy soup first caught my attention for two reasons - it calls for ingredients that...

Tortellini Caesar Salad

28 reviews

This salad was served at a dear friend's baby shower by a health-conscious friend, who suggested the dressing be prepared...


German Hot Noodle Salad

4 reviews

Here's a tasty take-off on German potato salad. It's flavored like the traditional side dish but uses noodles in place...


Minestrone with Turkey

8 reviews

I remember my mom making this soup; now I make it for my kids as often as I can. It's...


Asian Noodle & Beef Salad

1 review

My Asian-inspired pasta salad is crunchy, tangy and light. If you have fresh herbs, like basil or cilantro, on hand,...


Turkey Pasta Soup

17 reviews

This quick soup has such a great flavor that everyone I've shared it with has added the recipe to her...


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Macaroni Coleslaw

181 reviews

My friend Peggy brought this coleslaw to one of our picnics, and everyone liked it so much, we all had...


Grilled Chicken Salad

1 review
A few years back, I was looking for a simple yet delicious salad for a picnic for my...