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Creamy Chicken Enchilada Pizza

This is a twist on a family favorite. We wanted the taste of my chicken enchilada recipe, but we wanted it even faster. This kicked-up pizza is the fun creation we came up with. —Crystal Jo Bruns, Iliff, Colorado

Cranberry Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas

1 review

Whether canned or homemade, cranberry sauce delivers a healthy dose of vitamins to this dish. A little bit sweet and...


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Chicken Mole Casserole with Olives

1 review

Mole sauces have layers of rich flavor with mild to moderate heat. The chocolate in the sauce helps offset the...


Hot Cheese Dip

6 reviews

When a colleague brought this cheesy dip to school for a teachers potluck, I immediately gave it an A+. I...


Queso Fundido

4 reviews

Dig in to this rich, warm one-skillet dip, topped with fresh tomato and green onions, and enjoy the gooey cheese...

Super Nacho Appetizer

3 reviews

Mexican food is popular for potluck gatherings here in South Texas, and this dish always brings "oohs" and "aahs". It's...


Chipotle Mac & Cheese

6 reviews

Beefy and bubbly, this Southwestern pasta bake heats up the dinner with a chipotle-pepper kick. Add more cayenne if you...

Chili Cheese Snacks

2 reviews

I've been collecting appetizer recipes for more than 20 years and have a host of tasty treats. These crescent roll...


Enchilada Chicken

19 reviews

We enjoy southwestern flavors and this six-ingredient recipe never gets boring. The chicken sizzles in the skillet before getting baked...


Ham & Cheese Grits Casserole

11 reviews

My book club ladies often ask me to bring “those grits.” I'd tell you how to store them, but I...


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Jalapeno Popper Spread

103 reviews

I've been told by fellow party-goers that this recipe tastes exactly like a jalapeno popper. I like that it can...

Two-Cheese Chiles Rellenos Casserole

12 reviews

A friend gave me this chili relleno casserole about 35 years ago. I’m often asked to bring it to potlucks....


Fiesta Beef & Cheese Skillet Cobbler

4 reviews

I tweaked my beefy skillet cobbler until it achieved the wow factor. I must have gotten it right, as it's...


Polenta Chili Casserole

3 reviews

Our Test Kitchen created this delicious vegetarian bean and polenta bake that combines spicy chili, mixed veggies and homemade polenta....


Armadillo Eggs

3 reviews

The crust is crispy, and the peppers give this armadillo eggs recipe a nice zesty flavor. —Peggy Campbell, Welch, Texas


Cheesy Black Bean Nachos

3 reviews

We're trying to go meatless once a week, and this dish helps make those meals fun, quick and super delicious....

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.


Pepper Jack Stuffed Chicken

7 reviews

The spicy cheese and Mexican seasoning give plenty of zip to these tender chicken rolls. Round out the meal with...


Chiles Rellenos Squares

14 reviews

My family requests this chiles rellenos dish regularly—it's easy to prepare and makes a nice hors d'oeuvre or complement...


Taco Noodle Bake

9 reviews

I got creative while we were housebound during a snowstorm one winter and used ingredients I had on hand to...


Chili Macaroni Casserole

4 reviews

With wagon wheel pasta and popular Tex-Mex ingredients, this beefy main dish from Janet Kanzler of Yakima, Washington is a...


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Caliente Christmas Cheese Crisps

To fire up the crowd, I pack these homemade crackers with bacon, pumpkin seeds and French-fried onion rings. Dunk them...


Cheesy Corn Spoon Bread

19 reviews

Homey and comforting, this custard-like side dish is a much-requested recipe at potlucks and holiday dinners. The jalapeno pepper adds...


Cheesy Corn Casserole

9 reviews

I've had this cheesy corn casserole recipe for years, and my family still asks for it all the time. Our...

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Southwest Egg Rolls

8 reviews

Moderately crispy with a rich and creamy filling, these semi-spicy appetizers taste like they’ve been fried. —Danielle Booth, Minneapolis, Minnesota


Cheesy Egg Quesadillas

1 review

Here's my fun spin on breakfast for dinner. These egg quesadillas are so easy to make, full of protein and...


Kidney Bean Casserole

1 review

I don’t recall its origin, but I've had this Kidney Bean Casserole recipe for many years. A Triscuit cracker crust...


Greek Tacos

16 reviews

Try a surprising twist on tacos by using Greek seasoning, spinach and feta instead of taco seasoning, lettuce and cheddar....


Cheesy Chile Casserole

9 reviews

A short list of ingredients packs full flavor in this easy-to-assemble casserole. Serve it as the star of your next...


Chicken and Olive Mole Casserole

8 reviews

My southwestern chicken casserole makes the perfect party dish when you're looking for something a little out of the ordinary....