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Pressure-Cooker Stuffed Peppers

1 review

Here's a good-for-you dinner that's also a meal-in-one classic. Add a salad and, in just moments, call everyone to the table. —Michelle Gurnsey, Lincoln, Nebraska

Slow-Cooker Spanish Rice

1 review

Here's an economical dish with authentic Tex-Mex flavor. Even the little ones will go for this Spanish rice. —Sharon...


Grandma’s Rice Dish

18 reviews

My grandmother often made rice dishes when I was young. I forgot about this casserole until I found myself one...


Italian Sausage Rice Casserole

2 reviews

The key to the distinctive flavor in this casserole is the use of Italian sausage. The nice balance of ingredients...


Baked Fish and Rice

18 reviews

"I just recently tried this simple-to-fix meal-in-one, and it was an instant hit here at our house," states Jo Groth...

Snappy Herbed Spinach

2 reviews

We have a small group that meets once a week for exercise and to share ideas on tasty lower-fat foods...


Wild Rice Pilaf Bake

7 reviews

I make this recipe for almost every holiday and often take it to potlucks. Usually, I make the pilaf ahead...

Zucchini & Sausage Stovetop Casserole

22 reviews

Gather zucchini from your garden or farmers market and start cooking. My family goes wild for this wholesome casserole. You...


German Skillet Meal

1 review

This was a quick, favorite meal when my children were growing up. I've entered my recipes in several contests and...


Cabbage Rolls with Tomato Sauce

1 review

This delicious recipe was given to me by a special friend—she included it in a collection of her family's favorites...


Tomato Beef and Rice Casserole

1 review

Here's a delicious dish that is very easy to make— and fast, too. The best thing, though, is that you...

Pork Chop Skillet Meal

5 reviews

From Sheldon, Iowa, Linda Anderson jots, "My delicious meal-in-one is so colorful, with corn and tomatoes topping off the pork...


Beef ‘n’ Rice Hot Dish

3 reviews

Ground beef and rice star in this hearty casserole. It's prepared on the stovetop, so dinner's ready in no time.—Elma...


Make-Ahead Cabbage Rolls

2 reviews

I've relied on this recipe for years, and my cabbage rolls never fail to impress. As the host of a...


Spanish-Style Paella

6 reviews

If you enjoy cooking ethnic foods, this Spanish paella recipe will be a favorite. It's brimming with generous chunks of...


Unstuffed Peppers

39 reviews

If you like stuffed peppers, you'll love this speedy version. It offers all the comforting flavor of the original, but...

Italian Chicken Casserole

My aunt created this recipe, and the whole family has been enjoying it for years now. It's equally good with...


Poached Meatballs in Lemon Sauce

I discovered this among my collection of Southern recipes, and when I fixed these meatballs for my husband, there wasn't...


Baked Orange Roughy and Rice

16 reviews

It might sound too good to be true, but we're crossing our hearts when we tell you this delectable fish...


Tarragon Poached Chicken

A delectable sauce starring Dijon mustard and white wine tops off the poached-to-perfection chicken in Herbert Bray's delightful meal-in-one-dinner. "People...


Microwave Broccoli Chicken Bake

This creamy and comforting casserole from Leanna Johnston is sure to satisfy hearty appetites young and old. “This came from...


Gaucho Casserole

9 reviews

"When our daughters graduated from college, my husband and I made recipe books for their closest friends," says Dianne Hennis...


Chicken and Rice Chow Mein

I sometimes make this recipe with leftover chicken and rice. My children keep me running most of the day, so...


Easy Beef and Rice

When time is running short at dinnertime around our house, I rely on this microwave casserole. Convenience folds like canned...

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Easy Sausage Skillet Supper

2 reviews

After working all day, my husband referees high school basketball and football games. I work part-time, volunteer in our town...


Potluck Chicken Casserole

13 reviews

Folks go back for seconds of this meal-in-one casserole with its down-home flavor, rich sauce and golden topping. I always...


Contest-Winning Cajun Cabbage

38 reviews

Looking for a different treatment for cabbage? Try this spicy cheese-topped dish that I adapted from a friend's recipe. I...


Chicken Brunch Bake

1 review

Chunks of tender chicken add heartiness to this appealing brunch casserole. This was my son's favorite hot lunch meal from...


Slow-Cooked Cabbage Rolls

14 reviews

I've worked full time for more than 30 years, and this super slow-cooker recipe has been a lifesaver. It cooks...


Slow-Cooked Stuffed Peppers

53 reviews

My favorite kitchen appliance is the slow cooker, and I use mine more than anyone else I know. It does...