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Southwestern Pasta Salad

I created this southwestern pasta salad for a friend who owns a catering business. I was told it was a hit at her events and it's now among the most-requested dishes. —Valonda Seward, Coarsegold, California

Lemony Shrimp & Snow Pea Pasta

This pretty pasta is a family favorite —the kids love the light lemony flavor and I love that they devour...


Chipotle Mac & Cheese

Beefy and bubbly, this Southwestern pasta bake heats up the dinner hour with a peppery bite. —Cyndy Gerken, Naples, Florida


Black Bean Pasta

"Here is one of my favorite light recipes," says Stephanie Land of Sudbury, Ontario. With zip from cumin and red...


Southwest Creamy Pasta Bake

“I like to cook a package of boneless chicken breasts in the microwave, then dice it up and store in...

Chicken Spiral Salad

"My family loves this zesty salad, and they eat it so fast that it barely has time to chill in...


Con Queso Spirals

"This few-ingredient dish is a sure favorite no matter what the main course may be," assures JoAnne Palmer from Mechanicsville,...

Mexican Beef & Pasta

Your family will love the hearty flavors of this skillet supper. You’ll love that it’s fast home cooking done light...


Pasta Taco Salad

I've taken this dish to 4-H potlucks, church functions and my parents' 50th anniversary party. I also make it for...


Taco Pasta Salad

My family loves this savory taco pasta salad. Serve taco or corn chips on the side, and you have a...


Spanish Spirals

I usually cook for only me and my husband, so I try to scale down most recipes. But I make...

Nacho Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Creamy and comforting, this family-friendly meal from our Test Kitchen is a great way to ease into the week. And...


Southwest Black Bean Pasta

Denise Ramey from Francesville, Indiana created this recipe by combining some of her favorite flavors and textures. Serve warmed tortilla...


Taco Twist Soup

The fun, family-friendly twist in this taco soup is the spiral pasta. I lightened this soup by substituting black beans...


Bean and Ham Pasta

In Concord, California, Maureen De Garmo assembles this pleasant pasta medley that's brimming with ham, corn and black beans. "If...


Meatless Chili Bake

My husband is a farmer, and this delicious dish is easy and quick to fix whenever he decides to come...

Jambalaya Pasta

My husband liked this dish at a restaurant, so we decided to re-create it at home. Guests frequently comment on...


Southwestern Black Bean Pasta Salad

When I first served this jazzed-up pasta salad for my mom's birthday dinner, it was so well-received that I couldn't...


Southwest Corn Salad

I first saw this recipe in our Omaha, Nebraska paper a few years ago," relates Joanna Lonnecker. "It's ideal for...


Sombrero Pasta Salad

I take this slightly spicy salad to almost every party or picnic I attend. Every time I come home with...


Wagon Wheel Chili

Youngsters are sure to love the fun shape of the wagon wheel pasta in this zippy chili from Lora Scroggins...


Mexican Pork and Pasta

On a cold Midwestern evening, this hot and spicy dish really warms us up. It's fun, festive change from spaghetti....


Cheesy Mexican Chicken Alfredo

I was hosting a baby shower and wanted to serve something everyone would enjoy. I created this recipe on a...


Gluten-Free Chili Beef Pasta

After I got married, my aunt gave me her recipe for skillet spaghetti and told me it was ideal for...

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Mexican Pasta Bake

This casserole makes a delicious change of pace from ordinary pasta casseroles. The corkscrew noodles? They make it fun! —Joy...


Tex-Mex Pasta

After a recent surgery, I wasn’t able to stock up on groceries. One night, I looked in my pantry and...


Taco Twist Bake

People of all ages enjoy this Mexican-flavored noodle bake. When my sister-in-law cooked for a youth camp several years ago,...