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    California Chicken Club Pizza

    Inspired by the California Club pizza from California Pizza Kitchen, I decided to whip up my own version. It's loaded with tons of fresh veggies, so that means it has to be good for you, right? —Robert Pickart, Chicago, Illinois

    Crunchy White Baked Macaroni & Cheese

    2 reviews

    This creamy, bubbly, indulgent classic is down-home comfort food at its finest. The topping is made with panko bread crumbs...


    Potato and Pepper Sausage Bake

    7 reviews

    When my family smells this dish baking in the oven, they know they are in for a treat! If you...


    Pepperoni Lasagna

    8 reviews

    I've served this satisfying lasagna for years - when our children were small, they preferred it more than a steak...


    Cheesy Lasagna

    5 reviews

    The four different types of cheese make this lasagna a real crowd-pleaser. You can vary the amount of mozzarella, Monterey...

    Chicken Manicotti with White Sauce

    8 reviews

    I like making this dish for special occasions. You can also use low-fat ingredients, and it turns out just as...


    Nuts and Bolts

    2 reviews

    Since I was a child, we've made buckets of this mix each Christmas for everyone. These days, though, I fix...

    Creamy Hash Brown Casserole

    13 reviews

    This versatile side dish is so good with grilled steak, and is delicious with other meats as well. A creamy...


    Herb Stuffed Pork Chops

    18 reviews

    I've had this recipe for almost 50 years. Any time I want the meal to be extra special - for...


    Stuffed Cornish Game Hens

    1 review

    THIS ENTREE makes an ordinary day special. Whenever I cook Cornish hens for my husband and me, it stirs up...


    Mexican Pasta Bake

    25 reviews

    This casserole makes a delicious change of pace from ordinary pasta casseroles. The corkscrew noodles? They make it fun! —Joy...

    Mom’s White Lasagna

    14 reviews

    My mom made this lasagna for special occasions, such as birthdays. When she passed, I inherited her cookbooks—tucked inside one...


    Barbecued Hamburgers

    2 reviews

    When I got married, I asked my Aunt Jean for this recipe. It was her creation and she always hamburgers...


    Meat Loaf Wellington

    9 reviews

    My family would rather have this than plain meat loaf. It's a good way to dress up an ordinary dish...


    Parsnip Potato Gratin

    4 reviews

    Parsnips don't get much space in the produce section. But their subtle sweetness makes them worth the hunt.—Kerry Dingwall, Ponte...


    Baked Ziti Casserole

    9 reviews

    With its rich Italian flavor and generous combination of cheeses, it's hard to believe this pasta entree is light. this...

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    Pizza Lover’s Casserole

    1 review

    When you're looking for a surefire crowd-pleaser for a kids' party, it's hard to go wrong with pizza. This dish...


    Mushroom-Swiss Mac & Cheese

    13 reviews

    Portobello mushrooms and three kinds of cheese give an upscale spin to a classic casserole. To make this more of...


    Pancetta and Mushroom-Stuffed Chicken Breast

    2 reviews

    I was inspired by a stuffed chicken Marsala dish I had at a restaurant and wanted to come up with...


    Full Garden Frittata

    I was cooking for a health-conscious friend and wanted to serve a frittata. To brighten it up, I added leftover...


    German Pork Roast

    3 reviews

    This tender roast is my husband's favorite meal. He even asks for it on his birthday!—Camie S. Hewitt, Redmond, Oregon


    Layer Cake Meat Loaf

    5 reviews

    If the kids are always asking to eat dessert first, here's your chance. The moist "cake" layers are really full-flavored...


    Almond-Bacon Cheese Crostini

    47 reviews

    For a change from the usual toasted tomato appetizer, try this baked crostini recipe. If you like, slice the baguette...


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    Pizza Noodle Bake

    20 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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    Ground Beef Wellington

    19 reviews

    Trying new recipes is one of my favorite hobbies. It's also the most gratifying. Trying new recipes is one of...


    Mac ‘n’ Cheese for a Bunch

    7 reviews

    You'll satisfy many taste buds with this rich and comforting dish from Dixie Terry from Goreville, Illinois. Tender macaroni is...


    Baked Mac & Cheese for Two

    7 reviews

    "I have added other ingredients like turkey, broccoli and cauliflower, to make this a full meal. The possibilities are endless!"


    Maple Baked Salmon

    8 reviews

    This maple salmon is special because it comes from my mom, both my children like it and it's easy to...


    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.


    Dogs in a Sweater

    8 reviews

    For a new twist on an old favorite, try these skewered hot dogs wrapped with breadstick dough and baked. They're...