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Pretty Penne Ham Skillet

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48 reviews
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30 minutes
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I'm a busy nurse, so fast meals are a must. This pasta is a tasty change of pace from potato-ham casseroles. —Kathy Stephan, West Seneca, New York

Simple Lime Gelatin Salad

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21 reviews
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20 minutes
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Looking for a festive dish to light up the buffet? This pretty green gelatin salad is eye-catching and has a delightful, tangy flavor. —Cyndi Fynaardt, Oskaloosa, Iowa

Baked Swiss Chicken

Baked Swiss Chicken

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45 reviews
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40 minutes
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Canned soup, white wine, Swiss cheese and crushed croutons dress up the chicken breasts in this elegant entree. Ideal for unexpected guests, it requires only a few ingredients. The creamy sauce is excellent with garlic mashed potatoes or rice. —Beverly Roberge, Bristol, Connecticut

Cream of Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

Cream of Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

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9 reviews
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35 minutes
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A dear friend brought me some of this soup when I was ill—and it instantly hit the spot. I asked her for the recipe and I've made it several times since, especially when I have leftover turkey to use up. Now I like to take it to friends when they're not feeling well. It's just the filling meal to warm you up on a cold, wintry day! —Doris Cox, New Freedom, Pennsylvania

Pork Pancit

Pork Pancit

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8 reviews
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30 minutes
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A dear Filipino friend gave me a pork recipe so tempting, we never have leftovers. Try it with meats like chicken, sausage or Spam. —Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida

Barbara’s Italian Wedding Soup

Barbara’s Italian Wedding Soup

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6 reviews
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30 minutes
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In a little Italian restaurant in Santa Cruz, my husband and I had an amazing soup with orzo. I tweaked it at home to make it healthier but kept the warm, comforting flavor. —Barbara Spitzer, Lodi, California

Sausage and Rice Casserole Side Dish

Sausage and Rice Casserole Side Dish

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1 review
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1 hour
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When company's coming or when I need a quick-and-easy dish to pass, this is my hands-down favorite. A neighbor introduced me to the delicious combination of fluffy rice and sage-seasoned sausage. One forkful was all it took to convince me that I'd found a winner. —Joyce Green, Bettendorf, Iowa

Scalloped Potatoes with Mushrooms

Scalloped Potatoes with Mushrooms

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3 reviews
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55 minutes
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Potatoes and mushrooms make a one-dish meal I love – it’s the calories you have to watch. Swap out dairy products with lower fat options. —Courtney Stultz, Columbus, Kansas

Chicken Veggie Skillet

Chicken Veggie Skillet

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8 reviews
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30 minutes
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I invented this chicken and veggie dish to use up extra mushrooms and asparagus. My husband suggested I write it down because it's a keeper. —Rebekah Beyer, Sabetha, Kansas

Thai Chicken Casserole

Thai Chicken Casserole

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8 reviews
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30 minutes
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When my family goes out, I can count on someone ordering chicken pad thai. I decided to make an easy version at home. Top it with a sprinkle of peanuts and cilantro. —Sandra Dombek, Camillus, New York

Slow-Cooker Milk-Can Supper

Slow-Cooker Milk-Can Supper

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10 reviews
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6.5 hours
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Here’s a slow-cooked version of an old campfire classic. Pioneers and cowboys would cook this kind of meal over a milk can on an open fire, letting the flavors and textures blend together beautifully. —Nick Iverson, Denver, Colorado

Slow-Cooked Chicken Enchilada Soup

Slow-Cooked Chicken Enchilada Soup

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17 reviews
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6.5 hours
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This soup delivers a big bowl of fresh comfort—just ask my husband. Toppings like avocado, sour cream and tortilla strips are a must. —Heather Sewell, Harrisonville, Missouri

Slow-Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

Slow-Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

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16 reviews
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3 hours
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We use this super duper chicken across several meals, including it in tacos, sandwiches, omelets and enchiladas. My little guys love helping measure seasonings. —Karie Houghton, Lynnwood, Washington

BBQ Chicken Sliders

BBQ Chicken Sliders

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55 reviews
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5 hours
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Brining the meat overnight helps make these BBQ chicken sliders taste exceptionally good. Plus, they're so tender, they melt in your mouth. —Rachel Kunkel, Schell City, Missouri

Tomato Balsamic Chicken

Tomato Balsamic Chicken

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3 reviews
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6.5 hours
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I came up with this saucy chicken during a particularly busy holiday season. As new parents, my husband and I both appreciate having a go-to dinner that's easy, homemade and delicious. —Anne Colvin, Chicago, Illinois

Saucy Thai Chicken Pizzas

Saucy Thai Chicken Pizzas

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6 reviews
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4.5 hours
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Contributor Gigi Miller, from Stoughton, Wisconsin, provided a fabulous recipe for sweet and saucy chicken thighs that she serves with rice. We took it a step further, and used the chicken and sauce to make this restaurant-inspired Thai pizza. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen