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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

One-Pot Mac and Cheese

2 reviews

Who likes cleaning up after making mac and cheese? Not this girl. This one-pot mac and cheese is a family...


Skillet Ranch Beef and Macaroni

2 reviews

You'd be hard-pressed to find easier comfort food made from scratch. Our secret ingredient: ranch dressing seasoning. It takes the...


Saucy Mac & Cheese

8 reviews

I love the curly noodles in this creamy recipe. Cavatappi, also sold under the name cellentani, is a corkscrew pasta,...


Ham & Broccoli Pasta

33 reviews

It’s hard to beat a meal that is created in one pan, takes 30 minutes and your kids will actually...

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...


Creamy Pumpkin Tortellini

1 review

My kids love the creamy, rich sauce on these tortellinis so much but they don't even know pumpkin is inside....

Muffin-Tin Lasagnas

14 reviews

This is a super fun way to serve lasagna for make-ahead lunches, potlucks or other fun get-togethers. My daughter took...


Skillet Beef and Macaroni

22 reviews

I found this simple skillet recipe many years ago on a can label. I made some tweaks, and my family...


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Polish Casserole

67 reviews

When I first made this dish, my 2-year-old liked it so much that he wanted it for every meal! You...


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Veggie Macaroni & Cheese

19 reviews

This creamy mac and cheese definitely doesn't come from a box! Fresh veggies add crunch and color and will leave...

Parmesan Fettuccine

4 reviews

This fettuccine recipe is such a simple side dish. With just four ingredients, it's ready in no time for a...


Turkey Spaghetti Casserole

8 reviews

My mom made this creamy comforting dish when I was growing up. Whenever I have leftover chicken or turkey, I...


Old-Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese

16 reviews

Bring back the taste of days gone by with this ooey-gooey mac-and-cheese classic. A little ground mustard and hot pepper...


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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...


Meaty Pasta Casseroles

28 reviews

I love this recipe because it makes two hearty casseroles. Every time I make it I add a little something...

Tuna Veggie Macaroni

3 reviews

“After much experimenting with various versions, it all boiled down to this one super-delicious recipe—my family can’t get enough of...


Tuna Mac and Cheese Bake

9 reviews

You can toss your other tuna casserole recipes, 'cause this one's the ultimate! You'll love the ease of this tasty...


Spanish Noodles & Ground Beef

21 reviews

Bacon adds crunch to this comforting stovetop supper my mom used to make when I was a kid. Now I...


Chicken Cordon Bleu Skillet

9 reviews

Here’s a good and hearty supper. If I have fresh mushrooms on hand, I slice them and toss them in...


Tuna Noodle Main Dish

My husband's on a restricted diet, so I often make two single-serving dishes—one for him and one for me. I...


Tuna Noodle Cups

1 review

Older kids can get a jump on preparing dinner by stirring up these miniature tuna casseroles. Or serve them for...


Tuna Noodle Casserole for Two

8 reviews

My mom made this tuna casserole through the years...a delicious family dish, but good for any occasion. I often serve...


Chicken Ranch Mac & Cheese

25 reviews

Prep once and feed the family twice when you double this chicken mac and cheese and freeze half of it....

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Tomato Mac ‘n’ Cheese

2 reviews

White cheddar cheese adds a new dimension to this tomato macaroni and cheese recipe. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


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...


Southern Mac and Cheese

21 reviews

No down-home meal is complete without Southern mac and cheese. Three types of cheese and a squirt of mustard make...


Deep-Fried Mac & Cheese Shells

1 review

I created this deep-fried mac and cheese recipe for my husband. He describes this recipe as "unbelievably delicious" because of...


One-Pot Chilighetti

14 reviews

Grab your stockpot for my meal-in-one chili and spaghetti. I’ve got a large family, and this hearty pasta takes care...


Ziti Bake

26 reviews

My children have frowned upon many of my casserole recipes, but they give a cheer when they hear we're having...