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    Nutty Kale Pesto Pasta with Caramelized Onion

    My bountiful garden and vegetarian daughter both inspired me to create this nutritious, calcium-rich kale pesto pasta. No one would ever guess that this hearty dish is brimming with produce and is prepared in about 30 minutes. —Cindy Beberman, Orland Park, Illinois

    Air-Fryer French Fries

    This low-calorie, air-fryer french fries recipe is perfect because I can whip it up at a moment's notice with ingredients...

    Buttery Mashed Potatoes

    2 reviews

    These creamy, buttery mashed potatoes use simple ingredients. The tricks are to use Yukon Gold potatoes and then to warm...

    Chicken Sweet Potato Skillet

    4 reviews

    One of the first things my husband made for me was a variation of this chicken sweet potato skillet. Over...

    Air-Fryer Red Potatoes

    4 reviews

    Roasting is one of my favorite ways to prepare veggies. Some fragrant rosemary, fresh or dried, gives these air-fryer red...

    Pressure-Cooker Manchester Stew

    While in college, I studied abroad. A vegetarian at the time, I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious and diverse...

    Pressure-Cooker Buffalo Wing Potatoes

    1 review

    I was getting tired of mashed potatoes and baked spuds, so I decided to create something new. This potluck-ready recipe...

    Pork Parmesan

    2 reviews

    I came up with this entree by substituting pork for veal. You could even use chicken.—Kenna Robinson, Sault Ste Marie,...

    Parmesan Noodles

    5 reviews

    You can turn plain pasta into a wonderfully delicious side dish with this simple recipe. Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and...

    Summer Squash and Potato Saute

    3 reviews

    In summer, I like to keep the oven off as much as possible. This side dish cooks up quickly on...

    O’Brien Sausage Skillet

    4 reviews

    Inspiration hit one night when I was in a time crunch. This was so satisfying and easy to make, many...

    Hash Brown Potato Salad

    1 review

    Frozen hash browns pare down prep time for this quick mayonnaise potato salad from Myra Innes of Auburn, Kansas. "It's...

    Turkey Hash

    1 review

    Edna Hoffman of Hebron, Indiana heartily recommends this mild-tasting hash. "It's a deliciously different use for leftover turkey," she assures.

    Beer-Battered Potato Wedges

    3 reviews

    Serve these wonderful wedges just about anytime. These potatoes are really good with hamburgers. They're just like the ones served...

    Grilled Cheesy Potatoes

    1 review

    When you're grilling a main course, toss this side dish on as'll be glad you did! The rich red...

    Pepperoni Pizza Baked Potatoes

    1 review

    These tasty taters were a spur-of-the-moment recipe I created from leftovers! It's a true mash-up meal that combines two dinnertime...

    Dilled New Potatoes

    5 reviews

    With six kids at home, I try to grow as much of our own food as possible, and our big...

    Crescent Samosas

    1 review

    Tender, buttery crescents surround a delicious filling, making these appetizers a real standout. No one will guess that they're light!...

    Au Gratin Peas and Potatoes

    5 reviews

    While this delicious potato skillet is a wonderful side dish, we find it satisfying enough to be a main course,...

    German Potato Omelet

    3 reviews

    This is an old German dish that all of us kids enjoyed when we were growing up. With a side...

    Scalloped Potatoes and Veggies

    If you're like me, you're always searching for easy side dishes. This vegetable medley in a creamy cheese sauce couldn't...

    Speedy Sweet Potatoes

    2 reviews

    "I discovered this yummy sweet potato recipe years ago," relates Beth Buhler, Lawrence, Kansas. "There's no need for lots of...

    Hearty Cheese Dip

    1 review

    I've attended many cooking schools and written cookbooks, but I've found few appetizers that people enjoy as much as this....

    Alfredo Potatoes

    5 reviews

    "These cheesy stuffed potatoes are great for a meal or as a side dish," says Peter Barry of Norrisville, Maryland....

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    Spaghetti Chicken Parmesan

    12 reviews

    "I like to make this yummy recipe when I have extra spaghetti sauce on hand," comments Margie Eddy from Ann...

    Rosy Potato Soup

    "Chives, parsley and paprika delicately season this distinctive soup," shares Holly Youngers of Cunningham, Kansas.

    Very Veggie Omelet

    3 reviews

    "I enjoy serving this light a fluffy omelet to my husband, who always appreciates a new twist on breakfast," writes...

    Potatoes with Beans ‘n’ Pasta

    3 reviews

    Basil and parsley, plus a generous dash of lemon, help perk up the flavors in this pretty and appealing side...

    Sweet Potato Chowder

    4 reviews

    "My husband came up with this spicy soup that's a snap to make yet tastes wonderful," says Kathy Whitford of...

    Basic Boiled Potatoes

    Cook a big pot of red potatoes, and you'll not only have a fuss-free side dish, but a head start...