Better Homes and Gardens May 2008 Recipes
Check out the latest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens -- classic casseroles, healthy salads, spring-fresh desserts, and more.
Zesty Three-Bean Salad
Grilled Tuna Salad
You'll get lean vegetable protein and all the health benefits of soy in this satisfying bean salad tossed with fresh cilantro, lime juice, and red onion.
Greek Chicken Salad
This artful tuna salad is good for you too. The recipe calls for olives and an olive oil-based dressing -- both high in heart-healthy fats that fight inflammation and antioxidants that combat cancer.
Salsa, Black Bean, and Rice Salad
Grilled chicken marinated in garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and oregano adds filling protein to this colorful salad. Feta cheese, cucumber, red onion, and olives keep it traditional.
Roast Pork Salad with Ginger-Pineapple Dressing
Salsa and pepper-spiced cheese add pizzazz to this black bean and veggie salad. The 30-minute supper is healthy, too, with fiber-rich beans that can lower blood sugar. For more nutrients, make it with brown rice.
Pizza Pizzazz Salad
Pork tenderloin tops antioxidant-rich spinach and juicy pineapple. The pork is a good source of B vitamins and riboflavin -- nutrients that promote healthy red blood cells -- and it's lower in fat and calories than skinless chicken breast.
Portobello Curry with Green Rice
With all the same ingredients as your favorite Italian pie, this salad supper is a healthier way to satisfy your pizza craving.
Zucchini and Eggplant Bake
Mushrooms add meaty texture to this spicy vegetarian rice bowl. Serve it with hearty multigrain bread or a fresh green salad.
Creamy Potato Casserole
Fresh zucchini and eggplant star in this dazzling meatless meal; serve it with a fresh green salad and fruit sorbet for dessert.
You'll savor the nutty flavor of Gruyere cheese and the smokiness of Black Forest ham in this modern take on the classic potato-ham bake.
Herbed Chicken and Orzo
This classic ham and potato bake is timeless -- you can adapt it to any season or occasion. Seasonal asparagus, fresh tarragon, and peppery chives give this recipe a warm-weather spin.
Chicken Alfredo and Rice Casserole
This fresh spin on the classic chicken and rice casserole takes just 30 minutes to put together, thanks to purchased rotisserie chicken. A creamy sauce made from soft herb cheese with garlic and herbs makes it irresistible.
Tuna Noodle Casserole
This traditional chicken and rice casserole is quick and easy. Refrigerated pasta sauce trades places with soup as a rich, no-fuss base, while leftover cubed chicken -- roasted or fried -- keeps the whole dish simple.
Lemony Tuna and Pasta
Tuna and noodles launched the casserole craze in the 1930s. This classic recipe features a crunchy potato chip topper, herb-flecked noodles, white albacore tuna, roasted red peppers, and Dijon mustard.
Mexicali Hamburger Casserole
The classic tuna noodle casserole gets an update with pickly little capers, rigatoni, fresh dill, and lemon zest.
Roast Beef Tamale Casserole
Ground beef and pantry-ready ingredients like salsa and canned corn make this one-dish dinner nice and easy. A corn bread topper adds a homey touch.
Veggie Fish Chowder
Mild poblano chili pepper adds a hint of heat to this modernized tamale pie, popularized in the 1930s and '40s. For best results, make this dish with peppers that are firm and dark green.
Chicken and Asparagus Skillet Supper
With tender white fish, fluffy mashed potatoes, and fresh spring veggies, this simple supper is sure to become a weeknight favorite in your house.
Asparagus, squash, and green onion add a spring-fresh touch to this simple chicken and bacon combo.
Cuban Fried Rice
For a winning warm-weather supper, brush slices of zucchini, apple, and sausage with our simple-to-make honey mustard glaze before grilling.
Spicy Beef and Noodle Salad
This simple supper requires just seven ingredients to whip up. Fresh pineapple tempers the spice of chopped jalapeno peppers, while chunks of ham make it nice and filling.
To make this simple supper, toss flank steak, rice noodles, julienned carrots, and diced cucumber with a light and sweet Asian chili sauce.
Oaty Rhubarb Streusel Bars
A sprinkling of powdered sugar tops off these impressive bar cookies -- ideal for graduation parties and wedding showers.
Cherry Revel Bars
Rhubarb, a sweet-tart cross between grapefruit and watermelon, freshens up this classic streusel dessert. Ginger icing adds a touch of sweetness.
Raspberry Cakes for Two
A creamy chocolate layer and sweet cherry topping makes these bars irresistible. Frozen cherries, thawed and drained, make a simple substitute for fresh fruit.
This cake looks fancy but it's actually just fresh raspberries and raspberry preserves sandwiched between two already-made shortcakes. No baking required!