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Southern-Style Meat Loaf

When my husband and I moved to the South, we discovered our love for pimento cheese! Its addition lends a southern flare to this tried-and-true meat loaf recipe. —Patricia Getson, Wilmington, North Carolina

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Make-Ahead Spicy Olive Pasta

This is a fancy version of my grandchildren's favorite baked spaghetti. It feels like such a special dinner, and it's...


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Burger Sliders with Secret Sauce

2 reviews

These sliders are super easy to put together and are always a hit! I love that they are "fast food"...


Ranch Tater Tot Bake

3 reviews

This cheesy Tater Tot casserole is perfect to whip together when time before supper is short. Ingredients like crispy tots...


Taco Skillet Pizza with Cornbread Crust

1 review

Our family loves taco pizza, and I have made so many versions of it. This recipe is like a deep-dish...

Baked Tacos

I love tacos. I love tacos. I love tacos. I love tacos. I love tacos. I love tacos. I love...


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Spaghetti Squash Meatball Casserole

12 reviews

One of our favorite comfort-food dinners is spaghetti and meatballs. We're crazy about this lighter, healthier version that features so...

Mom’s Meat Loaf for 2

21 reviews

If you're looking for a hearty meal, just follow Michelle Beran's lead. The Claflin, Kansas cook whips up this delicious...


Cheese-Filled Meat Loaf

14 reviews

My mother’s meat loaf is something special, swirled with a filling of sour cream, cheddar cheese and stuffed olives. It's...


Wild Rice Meat Loaf

7 reviews

I've shared this recipe with many friends. The unique, hearty meat loaf is full of surprises - tangy wild rice...


Meat-and-Potato Casserole

30 reviews

For variety, you can use another kind of cream soup (cream of mushroom, for instance). But try it this way...

Eggplant Casserole

14 reviews

With lots of vegetables, this good-for-you eggplant casserole is low in calories, but full of flavor. I make it often...


Sloppy Joe Pasta

21 reviews

Since I found this quick-to-fix recipe a few years ago, it's become a regular part of my menu plans. Everyone...


Bacon Cheeseburger Rolls

39 reviews

My husband and I both love these cheeseburger rolls. I often serve them with broccoli and cheese. They must be...


Crescent Roll Taco Bake

18 reviews

A friend shared this Crescent Roll Taco Bake recipe with me, and I've prepared it monthly ever since. Guests always...


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Great-Grandma’s Italian Meatballs

24 reviews

My great-grandmother started this easy meatball recipe with our family. We use ground beef and turkey for these meatballs, and...

Cowboy Casserole

75 reviews

This quick and creamy Tater Tot bake is great comfort food, especially on a cold night. —Donna Donhauser, Remsen, New...


Makeover Traditional Lasagna

5 reviews

I’ve never been quick to pass along my special recipes, but this one is so good that it’s become our...


Sloppy Joe Veggie Casserole

20 reviews

Sloppy joe flavor meets veggie lasagna wholesomeness. My family loves this dynamic duo, and you’ll love how simple it is...


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Favorite Baked Spaghetti

271 reviews

This baked spaghetti is my grandchildren's most-loved dish. It feels like such a special dinner and is so cozy for...


Meaty Noodle Casserole

7 reviews

“This hearty recipe is fast and easy to make and many of the ingredients are already in my pantry.” If...


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Chili Mac Casserole

33 reviews

This cheesy casserole uses several of my family's favorite ingredients, including macaroni, kidney beans, tomatoes and cheese. Just add a...


Dad’s Favorite Barbecue Meat Loaves

10 reviews

It may sound old-fashioned, but it warms my heart to serve dishes that make my family and friends happy. This...


Cheeseburger Pie

2 reviews

This cheeseburger pie tastes so much like its namesake—right down to the pickles in it! We home-school our children so...

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Pizza Noodle Bake

22 reviews

Here’s a family-pleasing casserole that comes together in a snap, making it perfect for a weeknight meal. Double the recipe...


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Italian Stuffed Shells

45 reviews

A dear friend first brought over this stuffed shells recipe. Now I take it to other friends' homes and to...


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Cornbread Taco Bake

34 reviews

The cornbread and beef bake together in one casserole dish, making this entree convenient. This Mexican cornbread casserole is packed...


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Enchilada Casserole

66 reviews

Every time I serve this dish, I get satisfied reviews—even from my father, who usually doesn't like Mexican food. Plus,...


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Mom’s Meat Loaf

200 reviews

Mom made the best meatloaf, and now I do, too. When I first met my husband, he didn't care for...


Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce

8 reviews

When my mom and I cooked spaghetti squash with meat sauce, all we could do was grin and say "Wow!"...