Keep these family-friendly recipes on hand for fast weeknight meals or casual entertaining.
Try a summery twist on tomato soup with Pepper Gazpacho. Serve chilled with a side of Havarti-and-Swiss grilled cheese sandwiches.
Canned biscuits turn into delicious dumplings in this quick-and-easy version of the traditional recipe. Use deli-roasted chicken
to save time; one roasted chicken yields about 3 cups, the amount needed for this recipe.
Steaming tomato soup rates high among popular comfort foods. To serve, we topped the soup with a dollop of sour cream and
sprinkled it with chopped fresh parsley. Other tasty additions include chopped fresh basil, chopped fresh chives, chopped
fresh rosemary, croutons, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and grated lemon rind.
Ready in only 30 minutes, this quick, meatless chili is made with black beans, meatless burger crumbles, and petite diced
tomatoes. (You can substitute ground beef for the meatless burger crumbles, if desired.) Top with a dollop of sour cream,
corn chips, and chopped fresh cilantro just before serving.
Dried Apricot-Chipotle Mayonnaise is the star of this burger. Sweet, savory, and creamy, it gives great depth to the pork.
The pecan coating adds a nice crunch with each bite.
Smoked Cheddar and Gouda cheeses and sun-dried tomatoes provide a terrific twist on traditional pimiento. Spread on sourdough
and dark wheat bread and cut into smaller sandwiches for easy pickup. Serve with grapes and apples.
Our Muffuletta Calzones have all the tasty traits of the classic sandwich: crusty bread filled with layers of provolone, ham,
salami, and the essential olive salad. For even more flavor, add 1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning and 1⁄2 tsp. dried crushed
red pepper to the cheese blend.
Our readers love that you can use pretty much whatever white fish is available at the supermarket to make this sandwich. Whether
you use mahi-mahi, cod, or grouper, the secret to success is dredging the fish in a seasoned cornmeal mixture and egg and
then frying until golden brown. Top with your favorite store-bought tartar sauce and trimmings.
Save time in the kitchen by picking up pork from a local barbecue joint. Have your guests assemble their own wraps to add
an interactive element to your party.
Make appetizer portions of your favorite pork sandwich and top with coleslaw Memphis-style. Like any good barbecue, they’re
sure to please a crowd.
Quick Turkey Chili is a snap to assemble. Including prep and cook time, you’ll have it ready in an hour. If you have time,
make a double batch and store some in the freezer for a jump-start on a future meal. Complete the meal with Extra-Cheesy Grilled
Inpspired by the classic potato-and-leek vichyssoise (vish-ee-SWAHZ), we added zucchini and gave this recipe a delicious Southern
twist with a sprinkling of crisp, crumbled bacon.
Hot Brown Panini combines turkey, bacon, tomato, and Swiss cheese in a pressed sandwich with White Cheese Sauce.
You'll want to slurp up every last drop of the warm and creamy Cheddar Cheese Soup. Complete the meal with a BLT topped with
This hearty soup is chock full of ground beef, beans, and veggies. Top with corn chips and Cheddar cheese for extra crunch
and flavor, and serve with pepper Jack cheese quesadillas.
A thick and creamy Baked Potato Soup is ideal for cold winter days. Pile on your favorite baked potato toppings: bacon, Cheddar
cheese, and sliced green onions. Try with an easy shrimp-and-pesto baguette.
Stray away from boring canned soup and whip up the easy Asian-inspired Curried Coconut Soup made with shrimp. A whole wheat
wrap filled with snow peas, carrots, cucumbers, and hummus complements the soup perfectly.
Black beans and meatless crumbles make this vegetarian chili hearty and satisfying. A side of cornbread muffins filled with
pimiento cheese completes this quick and easy supper.
Lentils combined with veggies, fresh herbs, and cumin make for a tasy new soup option. Havarti-and-pork grilled sandwiches
are the perfect way to complete the meal.