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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 so cozy for winter. —Louise Miller, Westminster, Maryland

    Burger Sliders with Secret Sauce

    1 review

    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...

    Nacho Triangles with Salsa-Ranch Dipping Sauce

    2 reviews

    These nacho bites are a fun fusion of Greek appetizers and flavors of the American Southwest. The simple dipping sauce...


    Cheesy Meatball Sliders

    4 reviews

    These sliders are a fun way to serve meatballs at your party without using a slow cooker. Made on mini...

    Keto Meatballs and Sauce

    2 reviews

    I have been following a keto diet for a year and a half and have lost 130 pounds. I took...


    Cheeseburger Stuffed Pasta Shells

    14 reviews

    You could call this a comfort food mashup made in heaven. Jumbo stuffed pasta shells are loaded up with cheeseburger...


    Cheeseburger Crescent Ring

    2 reviews

    This is an easy entree that can be put together quickly after a long day at work. I guarantee that...


    Cheesy Pepperoni Buns

    4 reviews

    A pizza version of the sloppy joe, this hot and melty open-faced sandwich is a surefire kid pleaser. Adults love...

    Easy Taco Cups

    2 reviews

    These zesty little cups rank high on my list of favorites because they combine three things I look for in...


    Mini Meat Loaf Sheet-Pan Meal

    13 reviews

    I grew up with this classic meat loaf recipe, but I adapted it to mini meatloaves so that they would...


    Sassy Southwest Stuffed Shells

    1 review

    When I was a child, my mom made this dish quite often. When I came across her recipe on an...


    Stuffed Meat Loaf Slices

    This is a family favorite requested for special occasions. We received it from a fellow faculty member when my husband...


    Garden-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    4 reviews

    Not only are these boats a delightful way to get your veggies, they're basically a one-dish meal that covers all...

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    Spaghetti Squash Meatball Casserole

    11 reviews

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


    Miniature Meat Pies

    2 reviews

    I make these handheld pies in advance, keep them in the freezer, then bake them the day of the party....


    Honey-Garlic Glazed Meatballs

    18 reviews

    My husband and I raise cattle on our farm here in southwestern Ontario, so it's no surprise that we're fond...


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    Cheeseburger Mini Muffins

    32 reviews

    I invented these cute little muffins so I could enjoy the flavor of cheeseburgers without resorting to fast food. I...


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    Ground Beef ‘n’ Biscuits

    15 reviews

    "This recipe was given to me by a good friend when I got married, and I have used it many...


    Meatball Pie

    5 reviews

    I grew up on a farm, so I took part in 4-H Club cooking activities. I still love to prepare...


    Upside-Down Meat Pie

    1 review

    This recipe, which my sister gave me more than 30 years ago, is perfect whenever friends drop by. It mixes...


    Deluxe Meat Loaf

    12 reviews

    This is not only my family's favorite meat loaf when I serve it hot for supper—it's also the highlight of...

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    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...


    Biscuit Pizza Bake

    16 reviews

    This recipe provides all the flavor of traditional pizza in a convenient casserole. It is packed with ground beef, pepperoni...


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    Chili Mac Casserole

    32 reviews

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


    Beef Taco Pie

    21 reviews

    I combine taco fixings with biscuit mix to create this zippy taco pie recipe. You can make it as mild...


    Pepperoni Lasagna

    8 reviews

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


    Baked Venison Burgers

    3 reviews

    Since my husband is an avid hunter, we have an abundance of venison each winter, I adapted a meat loaf...