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110 Classic Comfort Food Dinners

Taste of Home logo Taste of Home 3/29/2022 Shanna Mallon

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Chuck Roast

My husband and I like chuck roast recipes, so this slow-cooked recipe is terrific. You'll also love how flavorful and tender this comforting beef chuck roast turns out. —Bette McCumber, Schenectady, New York

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Beef and Mushrooms with Smashed Potatoes

I was inspired to make this recipe after I couldn't stop thinking of a similar dish served in my elementary school cafeteria more than 50 years ago! I like that it's quick to make, and my husband and grandchildren love it. —Ronna Farley, Rockville, Maryland Potluck Macaroni And Cheese Exps Sdon16 41117 C06 07 9b 8 Potluck Macaroni And Cheese Exps Sdon16 41117 C06 07 9b 8

Potluck Macaroni and Cheese

You'll always have a winner at the potluck when you bring macaroni and cheese. Here's an extra-rich, creamy version for the slow cooker. —Jennifer Blondek, Chicopee, Massachusetts Favorite chicken potpie © Taste of Home Favorite chicken potpie

Favorite Chicken Potpie

This is the best chicken potpie recipe! Chock-full of chicken, potatoes, peas and corn, this recipe makes two golden pies, so you can serve one at supper and save the other for a busy night. —Karen Johnson, Bakersfield, California Contest Winning Broccoli Chicken Casserole Exps37392 Th143193b04 22 3bc Rms 12 Contest Winning Broccoli Chicken Casserole Exps37392 Th143193b04 22 3bc Rms 12

Contest-Winning Broccoli Chicken Casserole

This delicious chicken and broccoli casserole recipe is a twist on chicken divan that came from an old boss. It’s quick, satisfying comfort food. —Jennifer Schlachter, Big Rock, Illinois Exps33211 Sd163324b08 14 2b 4 Exps33211 Sd163324b08 14 2b 4

Traditional Meat Loaf

Topped with a sweet sauce, this traditional meat loaf recipe tastes so good that you might want to double it so everyone can have seconds. It also freezes well. —Gail Graham, Maple Ridge, British Columbia Cream Of Celery Soup Exps Ft21 28681 F 1105 1 6 Cream Of Celery Soup Exps Ft21 28681 F 1105 1 6

Cream of Celery Soup Recipe

This rich cream of celery soup recipe will warm up any family gathering or quiet evening at home. With just the right amount of onion flavor, it's creamy and crowd-pleasing. —Janet James, Bluff City, Tennessee Hungarian Chicken Paprikash Exps Ft21 26500 F 0429 1 4 Hungarian Chicken Paprikash Exps Ft21 26500 F 0429 1 4

Hungarian Chicken Paprikash

My mom learned to make this Hungarian chicken paprikash when she volunteered to help prepare the dinners served at her church. It's my favorite main dish, and the gravy, seasoned with paprika, sour cream and onions, is the best. —Pamela Eaton, Monclova, Ohio Shrimp Quesadilla Exps Ft21 36291 F 1012 1 7 Shrimp Quesadilla Exps Ft21 36291 F 1012 1 7

Shrimp Quesadilla

Quick and simple enough for any weekday, these shrimp quesadillas boast a refreshing flavor special enough for guests. Serve with salsa on the side and a frosty smoothie, if you like. —Tiffany Bryson-San Antonio, Texas a plate of food on a table: Country Chicken With Gravy Exps Dsbz17 28571 D01 13 3b 4 Country Chicken With Gravy Exps Dsbz17 28571 D01 13 3b 4

Chicken and Gravy

Here's a lightened-up take on the classic southern comfort-food dish: chicken and gravy. This recipe has been a hit at our house since the first time we tried it! —Ruth Helmuth, Abbeville, South Carolina Northwest Salmon Chowder Exps Cots21 9594 G05 04 1b Northwest Salmon Chowder Exps Cots21 9594 G05 04 1b

Salmon Chowder Recipe

I've lived on a farm in the Yakima Valley all my life. I have a big garden, and by the end of fall, my cellar shelves are full of canned fruits and vegetables. This salmon chowder recipe uses some of the root vegetables I grow…along with the delicious salmon that is so plentiful here. —Josephine Parton, Granger, Washington Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Exps Ft21 11564 F 1026 1 Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Exps Ft21 11564 F 1026 1

Broccoli-Stuffed Chicken

I was born in 1936 to a family of eight. Much of our food came from our garden and the henhouse. Mother served fried chicken every Sunday, but sometimes she surprised us with this broccoli-stuffed chicken. No arguments then as to who got what piece of chicken! —Donald Laugherty, Connellsville, Pennsylvania Turkey Shepherd S Pie Exps Ft21 20678 F 0730 1 Turkey Shepherd S Pie Exps Ft21 20678 F 0730 1

Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

We live way out in the county, and the nearest grocery store is 25 miles away. So I've become quite skilled at turning leftovers into second-time-around successes like this turkey shepherd's pie. —Linda Howe, Jackman, Maine Vegetable Turkey Soup Exps Ft21 27276 F 1117 1 4 Vegetable Turkey Soup Exps Ft21 27276 F 1117 1 4

Ground Turkey Vegetable Soup

Low-sodium ingredients don't diminish the full flavor of this brothy ground turkey vegetable soup. The turkey lends a heartiness that everyone will welcome on a cold blustery evening. —Bonnie LeBarron, Forestville, New York Steak And Shrimp Kabobs Exps Ft21 20966 F 0825 1 10 Steak And Shrimp Kabobs Exps Ft21 20966 F 0825 1 10

Steak and Shrimp Kabobs

These steak and shrimp kabobs make any get-together special. Cubes of marinated steak are skewered with shrimp and veggies, then grilled. For picnics, I assemble the kabobs at home and carry them in a large container. —Karen Mergener, St. Croix, Minnesota Slow Cooker Arizona Poblano Pork Exps Rc21 263547 B07 28 8b 14 Slow Cooker Arizona Poblano Pork Exps Rc21 263547 B07 28 8b 14

Slow-Cooker Pork Loin

I live in Arizona, and this slow-cooker pork loin is an easy dish with many southwestern seasonings. It's fantastic with rice and beans or in a taco with hot sauce. —Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona a bowl of food on a plate: Mom S Swedish Meatballs Exps162674 Th2379807a10 31 6b Rms 3 Mom S Swedish Meatballs Exps162674 Th2379807a10 31 6b Rms 3

Swedish Meatball Recipe

Mom fixed this Swedish meatball recipe for all sorts of family dinners, potluck suppers and PTA meetings. The scent of browning meat is intoxicating. Add to that the sweet smell of onions caramelizing, and everyone’s mouth starts watering. —Marybeth Mank, Mesquite, Texas Exps32301 Uh153291c04 29 3b 8 Exps32301 Uh153291c04 29 3b 8

Crockpot Spareribs

Even my three little ones love these easy-to-make and delicious-to-eat slow-cooker spareribs. The succulent meat falls right off the bone! —Julie Czmer, West Bloomfield, Michigan Spaghetti Chicken Parmesan Exps Ft21 12947 F 0708 1 8 Spaghetti Chicken Parmesan Exps Ft21 12947 F 0708 1 8

Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti

I like to make this yummy chicken Parmesan with spaghetti when I have extra sauce on hand. The herbed coating on the tender chicken gets nice and golden. —Margie Eddy, Ann Arbor, Michigan © Taste of Home

Healthy Turkey Chili

I've taken my mother's healthy turkey chili recipe and made it thicker and more robust. It's a favorite, especially in fall and winter. —Celesta Zanger, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Pressure Cooker Roast Chicken Exps Ft21 233677 F 0805 1 Pressure Cooker Roast Chicken Exps Ft21 233677 F 0805 1

Instant Pot Whole Chicken

We love rotisserie chicken, and now with a pressure cooker, I can have it ready to eat in an hour or so. I combined several recipes to come up with this favorite. If you are new to the kitchen tool, this is a perfect recipe to begin with since it is so easy. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

Hamburger Stroganoff

This easy hamburger stroganoff makes a quick weeknight dinner. I like to serve it with a side salad for a complete meal. —Deb Helmer, Lynden, Washington Italian Spiral Meat Loaf Exps 13x9bz19 50976 E10 09 2b 3 Italian Spiral Meat Loaf Exps 13x9bz19 50976 E10 09 2b 3

Italian Spiral Meat Loaf

Take a classic comfort food to delicious new heights with this impressive recipe. Sausage, pizza sauce and mozzarella give Italian meatloaf roll extra personality. —Megan Krumm, Schererville, Indiana © Taste of Home

Zucchini Boats

After working hard all our lives and raising a family, we're now enjoying a simpler life. Getting back to the basics means enjoying old-fashioned comfort foods like these stuffed zucchini boats. —Mrs. C. Thon, Atlin, British Columbia Creamed Garden Potatoes And Peas Exps Hca18 47574 C06 08 5b 13 Creamed Garden Potatoes And Peas Exps Hca18 47574 C06 08 5b 13

Creamed Garden Potatoes and Peas

New potatoes and peas are treated to a creamy sauce for this special side. —Jane Uphoff, Cunningham, Kansas a tray of food: De Lightful Tuna Casserole Exps Hrbz16 35345 B09 08 4b 6 De Lightful Tuna Casserole Exps Hrbz16 35345 B09 08 4b 6

De-Lightful Tuna Casserole

This mild, homemade tuna casserole will truly satisfy your family's craving for comfort food without all the fat! —Colleen Willey, Hamburg, New York Exps159990 Sd163324b08 12 7b 3 Exps159990 Sd163324b08 12 7b 3

Saucy Pork Chop Skillet

Skillet pork chops make easy comfort food. We have them with a salad and fruit. If you've got fresh green beans or steamed broccoli, go for it. —Donna Roberts, Manhattan, Kansas Open Faced Bratwurst Sandwiches With Beer Gravy Exps Tohescodr20 209144 E03 12 4b Copy Open Faced Bratwurst Sandwiches With Beer Gravy Exps Tohescodr20 209144 E03 12 4b Copy

Air-Fryer Brats

These air-fryer brats are a nod to my German heritage. I serve them with a green vegetable and some french fries or mashed potatoes on the side. For a deeper sauce flavor, try using a lager or stout beer. —Allison Ochoa, Hays, Kansas Exps185708 Th153340b09 26 2b 11 Exps185708 Th153340b09 26 2b 11

Ultimate Pot Roast

Dutch oven pot roast recipes are the ultimate comfort food. When juicy pot roast simmers in garlic, onions and veggies, everyone comes running to ask, "When can we eat?" The answer? Just wait—it will be worth it. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen So Easy Sloppy Joes Exps Tohaerdt19 36088 C05 03 1b 3 So Easy Sloppy Joes Exps Tohaerdt19 36088 C05 03 1b 3

So-Easy Sloppy Joes

Everybody in the family will love the zesty, fun flavor of this simple staple. Try it spooned over warmed cornbread if you don’t have buns. —Karen Anderson, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Exps165473 Th153344b06 16 6b 3 Exps165473 Th153344b06 16 6b 3

Turkey Salisbury Steaks

My mother always made Salisbury steak. When I married, I developed my own, and it just may be the recipe my husband asks for the most. —Leann Doyle, Patchogue, New York Cubed Steaks With Gravy Exps Hscbz 12318 16 C07 29 4b 13 Cubed Steaks With Gravy Exps Hscbz 12318 16 C07 29 4b 13

Cube Steak and Gravy

Cube steaks and gravy are a hearty home-style dinner your family will love after a busy day. The slow-cooked beef is wonderful served over mashed potatoes or noodles. —Judy Long, Limestone, Tennessee a plate of food on a table: Tender Salsa Beef Exps Scbz18 128014 B07 11 8b 3 Tender Salsa Beef Exps Scbz18 128014 B07 11 8b 3

Tender Salsa Beef

This is my Mexican-style twist on comfort food. To keep it kid-friendly, use mild salsa. —Stacie Stamper, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina Light Chicken And Broccoli Bake Exps Sddj18 136448 B08 08 4b 9 Light Chicken And Broccoli Bake Exps Sddj18 136448 B08 08 4b 9

Light Chicken and Broccoli Bake

Cheesy chicken and broccoli bakes are the ultimate comfort food, but I wanted to give the classic casserole a healthier spin. Mine cuts down on fat and calories, but keeps the same cozy flavor. —Jenny Dubinsky, Inwood, West Virginia Exps81594 Hck163687d07 16 5b 4 Exps81594 Hck163687d07 16 5b 4

Sunday Roast Chicken

This recipe proves that comfort food doesn't have to be full of unwanted calories. Mixed with orange and lemon juice, my roast chicken is both flavorful and healthy. —Robin Haas, Cranston, Rhode Island. Arborio Rice And White Bean Soup Exps Sdfm18 190100 D10 06 4b Arborio Rice And White Bean Soup Exps Sdfm18 190100 D10 06 4b

Arborio Rice and White Bean Soup

Soup is the ultimate comfort food. This hearty, satisfying soup with arborio rice is low in fat and comes together in less than 30 minutes. —Deanna McDonald, Grand Rapids, Michigan © Taste of Home

Cheesy Turkey Meat Loaf

Nothing says comfort food better than meat loaf! Get this one started in the morning and you’ll have a fantastic hot meal ready even by lunchtime. —Deanna Martinez Bey, Wake Forest, North Carolina Au Gratin Peas And Potatoes Exps Ghbz18 11524 E08 08 5b 4 Au Gratin Peas And Potatoes Exps Ghbz18 11524 E08 08 5b 4

Au Gratin Peas and Potatoes

While this delicious potato skillet is a wonderful side dish, we find it satisfying enough to be a main course, too. The skillet preparation takes less time than it does to bake an au gratin casserole or scalloped potatoes—but it's still good old-fashioned comfort food at its best! —Marie Peterson, DeForest, Wisconsin Exps191631 Edsc163648d01 07 5b 3 Exps191631 Edsc163648d01 07 5b 3

Split Pea Soup with Ham & Jalapeno

To me, this spicy pea soup is total comfort food. I cook it low and slow all day, and it fills the house with a yummy aroma. It's so good with a nice, crispy baguette. —Chelsea Tichenor, Huntington Beach, California Exps167133 Sd143206b04 03 4b 4 Exps167133 Sd143206b04 03 4b 4

Rigatoni with Sausage & Peas

With a tomato-y meat sauce and tangy goat cheese, this weeknight wonder is my version of comfort food. You want to have bowl after bowl. —Lizzie Munro, Brooklyn, New York Exps12734 Mrr133247b07 31 4b Web 22 Exps12734 Mrr133247b07 31 4b Web 22

Cheesy Ham Chowder

My five children all agree that this soothing recipe is wonderful. The soup is full of potatoes, carrots and ham. The best part is that I can get it on the table in only a half hour of hands-on time. —Jennifer Trenhaile, Emerson, Nebraska © Taste of Home

Chicken Cordon Bleu Skillet

Here’s a good and hearty supper. If I have fresh mushrooms on hand, I slice them and toss them in the skillet. You could add cooked veggies such as broccoli or cauliflower, too. —Sandy Harz, Spring Lake, Michigan a piece of bread on a plate: Mom S Roast Beef Exps Hcka19 1237 D08 23 3b 1 Mom S Roast Beef Exps Hcka19 1237 D08 23 3b 1

Mom's Roast Beef

Everyone loves slices of this fork-tender roast beef with its savory gravy. The well-seasoned roast is Mom's specialty. People always ask about the secret ingredients. Now you have the delicious recipe for our favorite meat dish! —Linda Gaido, New Brighton, Pennsylvania a tray of food on a plate: Best Ever Fried Chicken Exps Mcmz16 23240 B07 12 3b Best Ever Fried Chicken Exps Mcmz16 23240 B07 12 3b

Best-Ever Fried Chicken

Crispy, juicy and perfectly seasoned, this really is the best fried chicken recipe, ever. Summer reunions and neighborly gatherings will never be the same. When I was growing up, my parents had a farm, and every year, Dad would hire teenage boys to help by haying time. They looked forward to coming because they knew they would be treated to some of Mom's deep fryer recipes, including this delicious fried chicken. —Lola Clifton, Vinton, Virginia Firecracker Shrimp Exps Ft21 31652 F 0902 1 7 Firecracker Shrimp Exps Ft21 31652 F 0902 1 7

Firecracker Shrimp


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These delightful firecracker shrimp are coated in a sweet and spicy glaze. The marinade comes together in moments for sizzling shrimp skewers. —Mary Tallman, Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin © Taste of Home

Meat Loaf & Mashed Red Potatoes

Satisfy the meat-and-potatoes eaters in your house with this satisfying dish that all cooks up in one pot! Talk about classic comfort food. —Faith Cromwell, San Francisco, California Meat Lover S Pizza Hot Dish Exps152539 Sd143203b10 24 6bc Rms 5 Meat Lover S Pizza Hot Dish Exps152539 Sd143203b10 24 6bc Rms 5

Meat Lover's Pizza Hot Dish

I make this hearty casserole for the men who help us out during harvesttime. Every year they say it’s the best—hands down. Throw in any pizza toppings your family likes—Canadian bacon, black olives and green peppers are some of our picks. —Brook Bothun, Canby, Minnesota Root Vegetable Pot Roast Exps Sdon17 203757 C06 30 4b 1 Root Vegetable Pot Roast Exps Sdon17 203757 C06 30 4b 1

Root Vegetable Pot Roast

During the hectic holiday season, I make this roast a lot. We've scarfed it down before and after shopping, and while wrapping presents. Root vegetables and roast beef make everyone feel cozy and calm. —Pat Dazis, Charlotte, North Carolina Exps178308 Sd143207d05 30 3b 2 Exps178308 Sd143207d05 30 3b 2

Easy Meatball Stroganoff

This recipe has fed not only my own family, but many neighborhood kids! They come running when I make this supper. It's one of those things you throw together after work on a busy day because you know it works. —Julie May, Hattiesburg, Mississippi Chili Cheese Dog Casserole Exps Ft21 42540 F 0917 1 Chili Cheese Dog Casserole Exps Ft21 42540 F 0917 1

Chili Dog Casserole

Kids and dads alike will dive right into this hearty, comforting dish. With a crispy cheese topping on a warm corn bread crust, this chili dog casserole recipe is a keeper. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen Exps6993 Th163622d04 13 2b Rms 17 Exps6993 Th163622d04 13 2b Rms 17

Sunday Pot Roast

With the help of a slow cooker, you can prepare a down-home dinner any day of the week, not just on Sundays. The roast turns out tender and savory every time. —Brandy Schaefer, Glen Carbon, Illinois a plate of food on a table: Exps111778 Th143195c07 30 7b 4 Exps111778 Th143195c07 30 7b 4

Slow-Cooker Spaghetti & Meatballs

I’ve been cooking for 50 years, and this dish is still one that guests request frequently. It is my No. 1 standby recipe and also makes amazing meatball sandwiches. The sauce works for any type of pasta. —Jane Whittaker, Pensacola, Florida Seasoned Crab Cakes Exps Cimz17 37876 B07 20 3b 3 Seasoned Crab Cakes Exps Cimz17 37876 B07 20 3b 3

Seasoned Crab Cakes

At the National Hard Crab Derby in Crisfield, Maryland, these scrumptious crab cakes won me first place. I entered them on a whim after trying many crab cake recipes for my family. —Betsy Hedeman, Timonium, Maryland Potato Soup Exps Cwdj17 44986 C08 19 5b 4 Potato Soup Exps Cwdj17 44986 C08 19 5b 4

Potato Soup

I decided to add some character to a basic potato chowder with a jar of roasted red peppers. The extra flavor gives a deliciously different twist to an otherwise ordinary soup. —Mary Shivers, Ada, Oklahoma Pork Chops With Creamy Mustard Noodles Exps138737 Cw2235114a10 11 4b Rms 2 Pork Chops With Creamy Mustard Noodles Exps138737 Cw2235114a10 11 4b Rms 2

Pork Chops with Creamy Mustard Noodles

A fast, creamy skillet sauce dresses up everyday pork chops and noodles. Chicken also works well with this recipe and the zesty mix of mustards.—Margaret Bracher, Robertsdale, Alabama Exps3123 Sf143315d11 05 5b Web 2 Exps3123 Sf143315d11 05 5b Web 2

Creole Jambalaya

Jambalaya is a traditional Louisiana dish, coming from our Spanish and French culture. Rice is the main ingredient, with different meats or seafood mixed in. I particularly like this variation with shrimp and ham. —Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana Exps21704 Fm153592c03 10 3b 7 Exps21704 Fm153592c03 10 3b 7

Chicken and Swiss Stuffing Bake

I love to cook but just don't have much time. This casserole is both comforting and fast, which makes it my favorite kind of recipe. I serve it with a green salad. —Jena Coffey, Sunset Hills, Missouri Blue Cheese Crusted Sirloin Steaks Exps Sdon16 90341 A06 02 10b 2 Blue Cheese Crusted Sirloin Steaks Exps Sdon16 90341 A06 02 10b 2

Blue Cheese-Crusted Sirloin Steaks

My wife adores this steak—and me when I fix it for her. She thinks it’s the ideal dish for Friday night after a long workweek. —Michael Rouse, Minot, North Dakota Roasted Chicken © Taste of Home Roasted Chicken

Roasted Chicken

This tender chicken is a real time-saver on a busy weekend. A simple blend of seasonings makes it a snap to prepare, and it smells heavenly as it roasts. —Marian Platt, Sequim, Washington a bowl of food on a table: Cassoulet For Today Exps Sdfm17 48033 D10 04 4b 2 Cassoulet For Today Exps Sdfm17 48033 D10 04 4b 2

Cassoulet for Today

French cassoulet is traditionally cooked for hours. This version of the rustic dish offers the same homey taste in less time. It’s easy on the wallet, too. —Virginia Anthony, Jacksonville, Florida a bowl of food on a plate: Exps187883 Th153343c04 14 2b 1 Exps187883 Th153343c04 14 2b 1

Beef Paprikash with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes

Beef paprikash, a Hungarian dish, makes a marvelous Sunday dinner. We prefer it with kluski egg noodles, or try mashed potatoes. —Gloria Bradley, Naperville, Illinois Chicken Rice Skillet Exps Miopbz17 15416 C10 13 5b 4 Chicken Rice Skillet Exps Miopbz17 15416 C10 13 5b 4

Chicken Rice Skillet

Pleasant seasonings and plenty of vegetables highlight this traditional chicken and rice pairing. Leftovers are great reheated in the microwave. —Jan Balata, Kilkenny, Minnesota Exps21435 Sd142780b08 16 3b Web 6 Exps21435 Sd142780b08 16 3b Web 6

Sunday Chops and Stuffing

My family likes to make these chops for Sunday dinner. The recipe lets us spend more time having fun together and less time cooking. —Georgiann Franklin, Canfield, Ohio Quicker Chicken And Dumplings Exps Cimzw19 86622 B09 12 2b 4 Quicker Chicken And Dumplings Exps Cimzw19 86622 B09 12 2b 4

Quicker Chicken and Dumplings

Ready in 30 minutes, this easy chicken and dumplings recipe takes advantage of convenience items and uses time-saving, drop-style dumplings. —Willie DeWaard, Coralville, Iowa Exps79528 Sd153319b10 07 5b 2 Exps79528 Sd153319b10 07 5b 2

Bean & Beef Slow-Cooked Chili

This chili may be already chock-full, but we love to build it up even more with toppings like pico de gallo, red onion, cilantro and cheese. —Mallory Lynch, Madison, Wisconsin Exps43840 Sd153319c10 14 5b Web 4 Exps43840 Sd153319c10 14 5b Web 4

Homemade Fish Sticks

I am a nutritionist and needed a healthy fish fix. Moist inside and crunchy outside, these fish sticks are great with oven fries or roasted veggies and low-fat homemade tartar sauce. —Jennifer Rowland, Elizabethtown, Kentucky Exps186734 Sd153322c04 07 6b 10 Exps186734 Sd153322c04 07 6b 10

Slow Cooker Beef Tips

As a busy mom, I love my slow cooker meals! Beef tips remind me of a childhood favorite. I cook this beef tips recipe with mushrooms and red wine, then serve over brown rice, noodles or mashed potatoes. —Amy Lents, Grand Forks, North Dakota © Taste of Home

Tuna Mushroom Casserole

I love to serve this dressed-up version of a tuna casserole. The green beans add nice texture, color and flavor. The first time I made this dish, my uncle asked for seconds even though tuna casseroles are not usually his favorite. —Jone Furlong, Santa Rosa, California Beef Rice Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Exps135971 Th133086b08 30 1bc Rms 2 Beef Rice Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Exps135971 Th133086b08 30 1bc Rms 2

Beef & Rice Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

This recipe is special to me because it’s an easy one-pot meal that tastes like you spent the whole day in the kitchen. My family loves it. —Lynn Bowen, Geraldine, Alabama a plate of food with rice: Saucy Chicken Thighs Exps Scmbz17 32244 C01 12 5b 2 Saucy Chicken Thighs Exps Scmbz17 32244 C01 12 5b 2

Saucy Chicken Thighs

Everyone raves about how sweet the sauce is for these slow-cooked chicken thighs. They’re such a breeze because they simmer away while you do other things. They’re ideal appetizers, but you can also add your favorite side for a nice meal. —Kim Puckett, Reagan, Tennessee Exps6504 Th153340a10 02 4b 3 Exps6504 Th153340a10 02 4b 3

Mom's Meat Loaf

Mom made the best meatloaf, and now I do, too. When I first met my husband, he didn't care for homemade meatloaf, but this won him over. —Michelle Beran, Claflin, Kansas © Taste of Home

Hay and Straw

This recipe is not only quick and easy to prepare, it's pretty, too. This colorful pasta dish combines julienned ham, Parmesan cheese, peas and linguine.—Priscilla Weaver, Hagerstown, Maryland a plate of food on a table © Taste of Home

Deviled Chicken

My family has always loved this flavorful golden brown chicken. I watch for frequent sales on leg quarters to keep the cost per serving low. —Linda Trammell, Kingston, Missouri © Taste of Home

Beef in Onion Gravy

I double this super recipe to feed our family of four so I'm sure to have leftovers to send with my husband to work for lunch. His co-workers tell him he's lucky to have someone who fixes him such special meals. It's our secret that it's an easy slow cooker dinner! —Denise Albers, Freeburg, Illinois Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Exps33495 Th2237243b09 29 4bc Rms 3 Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Exps33495 Th2237243b09 29 4bc Rms 3

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

"Cordon Bleu" is a French phrase meaning "blue ribbon"—given as a prize for culinary excellence. The term also refers to a signature dish of chicken topped with a slice of ham and Swiss cheese, usually breaded and sauteed, or in this case, wrapped in puff pastry for a quick and easy finish. —Sharon Laabs, Hartford, Wisconsin Exps2455 Fm153592d03 10 5b 1 Exps2455 Fm153592d03 10 5b 1

Hungarian Short Ribs

This is a special meal in our house—as soon as I get ribs, I know which dish my family will ask me to make. My husband and I have three children, so I've learned to be a versatile cook! —Joanne ShewChuk, St. Benedict, Saskatchewan © Taste of Home

Dad's Famous Stuffies

The third of July is almost as important as July Fourth in my family. We make these stuffed clams on the third every year, and it's an event in and of itself! —Karen Barros, Bristol, Rhode Island a plate of food on a table © Taste of Home

Country Ham and Potatoes

Browned potatoes give simple ham a tasty touch. Not only do the potatoes pick up the flavor of the ham, but they look beautiful! Just add veggies or a salad and dinner is done. —Helen Bridges, Washington, Virginia Chicken And Wild Rice Bake Exps Hca18 3740 B08 25 5b 4 Chicken And Wild Rice Bake Exps Hca18 3740 B08 25 5b 4

Chicken and Wild Rice Bake

This recipe is a great example of Midwest food! Its ingredients, including the wild rice, can all be found in Minnesota. The dish is good for larger groups since the cook doesn't need to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. —Suzanne Greenslit, Merrifield, Minnesota Meatballs And Gravy Exps Diydap21 4473 Dr 12 14 1b 5 Meatballs And Gravy Exps Diydap21 4473 Dr 12 14 1b 5

Meatballs and Gravy

I can still see Grandmother making dozens of these little meatballs, and gravy to go with them! The hint of spices gives them a savory taste that makes them authentically Norwegian. —Karen Hoylo, Duluth, Minnesota Block Island Littlenecks With Chorizo Exps Rc21 263882 B07 27 11b Block Island Littlenecks With Chorizo Exps Rc21 263882 B07 27 11b

Clam Stew

This clam stew highlights the fresh, sweet and salty clam flavor, with the chorizo adding a little kick. Fresh Swiss chard greens from our garden, corn and cannellini beans round out the flavor profile. The best part, though, is dipping crusty bread into the delicious broth! —Pamela Gelsomini, Wrentham, Massachusetts Exps119906 Th153342d02 12 2b 6 Exps119906 Th153342d02 12 2b 6

Big John's Chili-Rubbed Ribs

When my family thinks of summer grilling, it's ribs all the way. Our Asian-inspired recipe is a welcome change from the usual barbecue-sauce versions. —Ginger Sullivan, Cutler Bay, Florida a bowl of food with stew: Slow Simmered Burgundy Beef Stew Exps Sdas17 201283 B04 12 3b 5 Slow Simmered Burgundy Beef Stew Exps Sdas17 201283 B04 12 3b 5

Slow-Simmered Burgundy Beef Stew

My mother-in-law shared this recipe with me about 25 years ago. Ever since then, it's been a go-to whenever I need good food without a lot of fussing. —Mary Lou Timpson, Colorado City, Arizona Creamy Paprika Pork Exps Sdon17 195096 D06 30 5b 31 Creamy Paprika Pork Exps Sdon17 195096 D06 30 5b 31

Creamy Paprika Pork

When I was little, I would often ask my mom to make "favorite meat." She knew I was requesting this homey pork recipe. It's been in my family for more than 30 years and it's still a favorite! —Alexandra Barnett, Forest, Virginia Puff Pastry Chicken Potpie Exps Sdon16 199097 C06 08 3b 4 Puff Pastry Chicken Potpie Exps Sdon16 199097 C06 08 3b 4

Puff Pastry Chicken Potpie

When my wife is craving comfort food, I whip up this chicken pot pie with puff pastry. It's easy to make, sticks to your ribs and delivers soul-satisfying flavor. —Nick Iverson, Denver, Colorado Exps150056 Sd153319b10 07 4b 16 Exps150056 Sd153319b10 07 4b 16

Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

I work full time, so this slow cooker roast beef is my go-to when I want a hearty, home cooked meal. It’s a comfort to walk in and smell this simmering slow cooker pot roast that I know will be fall-apart tender and delicious. —Gina Jackson, Ogdensburg, New York Pork Chops With Rhubarb Exps Toham20 17035 B06 07 5b Copy Pork Chops With Rhubarb Exps Toham20 17035 B06 07 5b Copy

Air-Fryer Bone-In Pork Chops

When rhubarb starts popping up in gardens and at farmers markets, I like to prepare these quick and simple air-fryer bone-in pork chops. —Bonnie Bufford, Nicholson, Pennsylvania Best Lasagna Exps36333 Th133086d07 23 6b Rms 6 Best Lasagna Exps36333 Th133086d07 23 6b Rms 6

Best Lasagna

Want to know how to make lasagna for a casual holiday meal? You can't go wrong with this deliciously rich meat lasagna recipe. My grown sons and daughter-in-law request it for their birthdays, too. —Pam Thompson, Girard, Illinois Exps192832 Th163619d09 30 2b 54 Exps192832 Th163619d09 30 2b 54

The Ultimate Chicken Noodle Soup

My first Wisconsin winter was so cold, all I wanted to eat was homemade chicken noodle soup. Of all the chicken noodle soup recipes out there, this type of soup is my favorite and is in heavy rotation from November to April. It has many incredibly devoted fans.—Gina Nistico, Denver, Colorado Exps39054 Mrr153791b09 17 5b 10 Exps39054 Mrr153791b09 17 5b 10

Golden Chicken Cordon Bleu

For an entree that's as elegant as it is easy, try this moist classic chicken recipe. It's a simple dish for two, but looks like you really fussed. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen Exps31739 13x9163825d10 28 2b 2 Exps31739 13x9163825d10 28 2b 2

Meat Loaf with Oatmeal

A simple blend of seasonings results in a hot and hearty meat loaf that's big on flavor and very satisfying. —Lauree Buus, Rapid City, South Dakota Wintertime Braised Beef Stew Exps Diydap21 41100 B10 12 1b Wintertime Braised Beef Stew Exps Diydap21 41100 B10 12 1b

Wintertime Braised Beef Stew

This easy beef stew is incredibly rich. Since it's even better a day or two later, you may want to make a double batch. —Michaela Rosenthal, Woodland Hills, California a plate of food with broccoli: Exps120399 Th153342b02 11 7b Web 4 Exps120399 Th153342b02 11 7b Web 4

Chicken-Fried Steak & Gravy

As a child, I learned from my grandmother how to make these chicken-fried steaks. I taught my daughters, and when my granddaughters are older, I’ll show them, too. —Donna Cater, Fort Ann, New York Sugar Glazed Ham Exps Ghtjm17 709 B03 14 8b 16 Sugar Glazed Ham Exps Ghtjm17 709 B03 14 8b 16

Sugar-Glazed Ham

This old-fashioned ham glaze gives a pretty, golden brown coating—just like Grandma used to make. The mustard and vinegar complement the brown sugar which adds a tangy flavor to this glazed ham recipe. Be prepared to serve seconds! —Carol Strong Battle, Heathville, Virginia © Taste of Home

Turkey Dumpling Stew

My mom made this stew when I was young, and it was always a hit. Since it's not time-consuming to make I can fix it on a weekend for our children, who love the tender dumplings. —Becky Mohr, Appleton, Wisconsin Exps 690 Th2379806b09 12 5b Rms 2 Exps 690 Th2379806b09 12 5b Rms 2

Standing Rib Roast

Want to learn how to cook rib roast? This standing rib roast recipe is practically foolproof. Treat your family to tender slices of standing rib roast or use the seasoning blend on a different beef roast for a hearty, delicious main dish. I love to prepare this recipe for special occasions. —Lucy Meyring, Walden, Colorado © Taste of Home

Golden Apricot-Glazed Turkey Breast

Basted with a simple glaze, this wonderfully moist and tender turkey bakes to a lovely golden brown. Make it the centerpiece of your holiday table; guests will be glad you did. —Greg Fontenot, The Woodlands, Texas Porcini Mac Cheese Exps168216 Cw132791b04 23 5bc Rms 10 Porcini Mac Cheese Exps168216 Cw132791b04 23 5bc Rms 10

Porcini Mac & Cheese

This recipe was inspired by a mushroom mac and cheese I had at a local restaurant. I incorporated the fall flavor of a pumpkin ale, and it turned out better than the original. —Laura Davis, Chincoteague, Virginia Exps179079 Edsc153431a01 21 5bc Parsley Web 2 Exps179079 Edsc153431a01 21 5bc Parsley Web 2

Country Ribs Dinner

Ribs slow-cooked with carrots, celery, onions and red potatoes are pure comfort food for us. To add a little zip, we sometimes sprinkle in cayenne. —Rose Ingall, Manistee, Michigan Garlic Herbed Beef Tenderloin Exps Atbrs21 21171 E11 19 4b 4 Garlic Herbed Beef Tenderloin Exps Atbrs21 21171 E11 19 4b 4

Garlic Herbed Beef Tenderloin

You don't need much seasoning to add flavor to this beef tenderloin recipe. The mild blending of rosemary, basil and garlic does the trick. —Ruth Andrewson, Leavenworth, Washington Best Ever Meat Loaf Exps4546 Gb2919407b01 10 1b Rms 2 Best Ever Meat Loaf Exps4546 Gb2919407b01 10 1b Rms 2

Best-Ever Meat Loaf

The combination of onion, carrots, parsley and cheese—plus the tomato-mustard topping—makes this meat loaf really colorful. The recipe lends itself easily to being doubled or halved to suit the number you're cooking for, and it freezes well, too. It's the best meatloaf ever! —Anna Baker, Blaine, Washington Exps27655 Cw163680b10 15 2b 4 Exps27655 Cw163680b10 15 2b 4

Chicken Potpie Casserole

I always have leftover chicken broth on hand and use it for many things, including this comforting family favorite. You can bake your own biscuits as I do or buy them at the store. I like to bake extra biscuits to eat with butter and jam. —Liliane Jahnke, Cypress, Texas Exps116189  Sd153320c12 05 6b 2 Exps116189 Sd153320c12 05 6b 2

Frito Pie

Frito pie is legendary in the Southwest for being spicy, salty and cheesy fabulous. Here’s my easy take on this crunchy classic. —Jan Moon, Alamogordo, New Mexico a pizza sitting on top of a wooden table: Italian Pasta Bake Exps H13x917 49172 C06 23 2b 5 Italian Pasta Bake Exps H13x917 49172 C06 23 2b 5

Italian Pasta Bake

I love to make this pasta bake whenever I need to bring a dish to pass. Fresh tomatoes add a nice touch that's missing from most other meat, pasta and tomato casseroles.—Karla Johnson, East Helena, Montana © Taste of Home

Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham

In my mind, few foods in a holiday spread are as tempting as a big, spiral-cut ham. I always hope for leftovers so we can have ham sandwiches in the following days. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah Slow Roasted Chicken With Vegetables Exps78125 Th133086b08 01 7bc Rms 2 Slow Roasted Chicken With Vegetables Exps78125 Th133086b08 01 7bc Rms 2

Slow-Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

Even a beginner cook could make this slow cooked chicken and have it turn out perfectly. This recipe could not be easier. A few minutes of prep and you'll come home to a delicious dinner. —Anita Bell, Hermitage, Tennessee Grandma S Swedish Meatballs Exps Sdon16 76175 D06 03 3b 13 Grandma S Swedish Meatballs Exps Sdon16 76175 D06 03 3b 13

Grandma's Swedish Meatballs

My mother made these hearty meatballs when we were growing up, and now my kids love them, too. My daughter likes to help shake the meatballs in flour. —Karin Ness, Big Lake, Minnesota Slow Cooker Mushroom Beef Stroganoff Exps Thca17 187806 B08 16 5b 2 Slow Cooker Mushroom Beef Stroganoff Exps Thca17 187806 B08 16 5b 2

Slow-Cooker Mushroom Beef Stroganoff

I love to make this for my husband and myself to have on a cold night. It warms us right up! Greek yogurt can be substituted for the sour cream. —Meg Hilton, Atlanta, Georgia © Taste of Home

Skillet Ham & Rice

Ham, rice and mushrooms make a tasty combination in this homey stovetop dish. It goes from start to finish in just 25 minutes. —Susan Zivec, Regina, Saskatchewan © Taste of Home

Braised Short Ribs with Gravy

This recipe can be finished in a slow cooker which makes it very helpful during those very busy days.—Susan Kinsella, East Falmouth, Massachusetts

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