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Shortcut Oven-Baked Chicken Chimichangas

3 reviews

Mimic the crunch of a chimichanga by brushing these with oil and baking them. Our children love to have them when they get home late after school activities. —Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona

Cheesy Beef ‘n’ Rice

1 review

"This herb-seasoned casserole is one dish that all six of our kids love," notes Gwen Bradshaw of Kennewick, Washington. Serve...

Zesty Rice ‘N’ Bean Casserole

2 reviews

A savory mix of seasonings adds zip to Daphne Blandford's satisfying dish that's loaded with beans, rice, vegetables and cheese....

Salmon and Shrimp with Garlic Rice

9 reviews

Sometimes I think that everyone in Alaska catches salmon. I've cooked in so many ways. This impressive dish pairs salmon...

Wild Rice Pilaf Bake

7 reviews

I make this recipe for almost every holiday and often take it to potlucks. Usually, I make the pilaf ahead...

Shiitake & Butternut Risotto

2 reviews

I like to think of this recipe as a labor of love. The risotto takes a bit of extra attention,...

Pork Spanish Rice

6 reviews

My family wasn't fond of pork roast until I used it in this yummy casserole.—Betty Unrau, MacGregor, Manitoba

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New World Stuffed Cabbage

2 reviews

European immigrants brought their favorite stuffed cabbage recipes to the New World in the late 19th century. Here's my take...

Rice-Stuffed Squab

For company or family, you'll be proud to serve these golden game birds. the rich-tasting dark meat goes well with...

Pork Shepherd’s Pie

9 reviews

Of all the shepherd's pie recipes I've tried through the years, this version is my favorite. Although I live alone,...

Blend of the Bayou

24 reviews

My sister-in-law shared this recipe with me when I first moved to Louisiana. It's been handed down in my husband's...

Risotto-Stuffed Portobellos

2 reviews

“I invented this dish one night when I was having last-minute guests. I ran to a local farm stand for...

Sausage Jambalaya

12 reviews

My family has enjoyed this delicious Cajun recipe for many years. —Lizzie Whitten, Oak Grove, Louisiana

Potluck Chicken Casserole

13 reviews

Folks go back for seconds of this meal-in-one casserole with its down-home flavor, rich sauce and golden topping. I always...

Broccoli-Ham Hot Dish

9 reviews

One of my best friends shared this recipe with me. My family loves it because it includes one of our...

Louisiana Shrimp Casserole

8 reviews

Seafood is a popular food in our area. Since crabs and shrimp are so plentiful in our bayous and rivers,...