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    The Best Sausage Pizzas

    7 reviews

    What makes this recipe unique is the slow overnight fermentation of the dough. The flour has time to hydrate and relax, which makes the dough so much easier to roll out! —Josh Rink, Taste of Home Food Stylist

    Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

    1 review

    On busy mornings, these freezer breakfast sandwiches save the day. A hearty combo of eggs, Canadian bacon and cheese will...


    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...


    Gruyere and Crab Palmiers

    I keep these little bursts of flavor in my freezer so they can be pulled out and popped into the...


    Smoky Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

    11 reviews

    My hearty, delicious, nutrient-packed vegetarian dish is amazingly healthy. Everyone I've made it for has loved it—even carnivores! I always...

    Make-Ahead Eggs Benedict Toast Cups

    2 reviews

    When I was growing up, we had a family tradition of having eggs Benedict with champagne and orange juice for...


    Chicken and Swiss Stuffing Bake

    44 reviews

    I love to cook but just don't have much time. This casserole is both comforting and fast, which makes it...

    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....


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    Chicken Broccoli Shells

    18 reviews

    This cheesy entree is a make-ahead dream. Just assemble it ahead of time and put it in the oven when...


    Southwest-Style Shepherd’s Pie

    3 reviews

    I was born in Montreal and lived in New England and the Southwest, so I’ve merged these influences into recipes...


    Sausage Spinach Turnovers

    4 reviews

    One Christmas, I gave these tasty meat pies to our neighbors as gifts instead of sweets—they loved them! The handheld...

    Provolone Beef Pastry Pockets

    2 reviews

    My children always make sure they're home when they find out we're having these pockets for dinner. They're a smart...


    Open-Faced Pizza Burgers

    1 review

    I'm not sure where I first saw this pizza burger recipe, but I'm glad I did! My family requests this...


    Green Bean Chicken Casserole

    17 reviews

    My husband, who claims to be strictly a meat-and-potatoes man, asked for seconds the first time I threw together this...


    Creamy Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

    4 reviews

    "These nicely seasoned potatoes are so fresh-tasting and creamy that there's no need for extra butter or gravy," writes Natalie...


    Crescent Chicken Bundles

    12 reviews

    When I was expecting our third child, this was one of the meals I put in the freezer ahead of...

    Pizza Pasta Casserole

    64 reviews

    Kids will line up for this zippy pizza-flavored dish. The recipe makes two casseroles, so you can serve one to...


    After-Christmas Empanadas

    1 review

    Turn your leftovers into tasty empanadas using refrigerated pie pastry. We make these savory pastries and freeze them for a...


    Crustless Quiche Bake

    3 reviews

    Chock-full of veggies, cheese, bacon, eggs and a touch of sherry, this yummy recipe would be great served with fresh...


    Spanakopita Bites

    3 reviews

    For an easy spanakopita, try this version that is made in a pan, then cut into squares. It has all...


    Mexican Smothered Chicken Thighs

    8 reviews

    Chicken thighs are a juicier, less expensive alternative to boneless, skinless chicken breasts. They're used to perfection in this Mexican-inspired...


    Sassy Salsa Meat Loaves

    Here's a twist on classic meat loaf. You can make these loaves ahead, and they’ll last for a few days....


    Cheesy Mexican Chicken Alfredo

    3 reviews

    I was hosting a baby shower and wanted to serve something everyone would enjoy. I created this recipe on a...


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    Some time ago, a co-worker brought a meat pie to lunch. The aroma was familiar—after one taste, I was amazed...

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    Ham & Cheese Casseroles

    9 reviews

    I got this recipe from my mother and love it because it’s easy and I’ve usually got the ingredients on...


    Cheese-Stuffed Shells

    81 reviews

    When I was living in California, I tasted this rich cheesy pasta dish at a neighborhood Italian restaurant. I got...


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    Scrambled Egg Muffins

    76 reviews

    After enjoying scrambled egg muffins at a local restaurant, I came up with this version that my husband likes even...


    Almond Cheddar Appetizers

    32 reviews

    I always try to have a supply of these appetizers on hand in the freezer. If guests drop in, I...


    Jalapeno Chicken Enchiladas

    10 reviews

    These creamy enchiladas are likely to be as popular at your house as they are at mine. I have many...


    Taco-Filled Pasta Shells

    60 reviews

    I've been stuffing pasta shells with different fillings for years, but my family enjoys this version with taco-seasoned meat the...