Pasta dishes cook quickly and offer endless flavor possibilities. Make one of our best Italian classics or try a new twist on an old favorite tonight.
Looking for a variation on classic spaghetti sauce? This recipe spotlights strips of colorful bell peppers and crumbled sausage
that are mixed with Italian-style tomato sauce.
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If you're craving a cheesy casserole but don't have the time to assemble and bake one, make a quick cooktop casserole with all your favorite casserole ingredients. The best part: It's ready in 30 minutes.
Your family will love this updated version of familiar chicken-spaghetti casserole. Cook pasta in the same pot as the chicken
to add flavor to the noodles.
Beef broth, soy sauce, and orange marmalade form a simple yet flavorful sauce for this pasta tossed with beef, snow peas,
Won ton wrappers make homemade ravioli super easy to prepare. A light sauce made with chicken broth and white wine tops the
fresh ricotta, Parmesan, and basil-stuffed pasta.
This classic Italian dish can be prepped and cooked in less than an hour. Our secret for speedily preparing your favorite
lasagna ingredients? The microwave.
Kale provides a cabbage-like flavor that complements the sausage nicely in this bow tie pasta dish (substitute spinach to
eliminate the steaming step). Pine nuts and feta cheese finish off the fresh flavors of the sautéed garlic and onion mixed
into the pasta.
Spinach, chopped chicken, and Parmesan and cottage cheeses combine to form the filling for these rich, Alfredo-topped pasta
shells. Use a store-bought rotisserie chicken to speed up the prep time.
Blue cheese dresses up a super simple white sauce to coat ham, spinach, and noodles for this elegant pasta.
This company-worthy pasta dish is easy enough to make on a weeknight. To get dinner on the table fast, stuff the chicken,
cheese, and spinach mixture into the pasta in advance and freeze. When you’re ready to eat, just arrange thawed cannelloni
in a dish, top with jarred sauce, and bake.
Cooked quickly in a skillet, Greek-seasoned turkey cutlets are the perfect accompaniment to fettuccine with sautéed red onion,
tomatoes and olives.
If you like Caesar salad, you’ll love this pasta twist. Lemon and Dijon mustard enhance bottled Caesar dressing to make a
warm, creamy sauce for tortelloni and roasted red bell pepper strips.
This top-rated spinach-ravioli lasagna uses convenience items, like store-bought pesto sauce, jarred Alfredo sauce, and frozen
cheese-filled ravioli, to deliver a delicious main dish with little time and effort on your part.
The no-cook sauce on this Asian spaghetti is filled with flavors of soy sauce, honey, ginger, sesame, chili, and garlic. Add
your favorite veggies and chicken or pork tenderloin if you want to make it more filling. It tastes good cold, too, so it’s
great for leftovers.
In less than an hour, you can create a one-dish dinner that will satisfy the whole family. A hallmark of Southern cooking,
this updated main dish stars Alfredo sauce, prosciutto, and Parmesan cheese.
Canned diced tomatoes and green chiles kick up the flavor in this almost effortless mac and cheese. To tame the spiciness,
use regular cheese and milder diced tomatoes and chiles.
Dump cans of tomatoes and spices into a saucepan, let them simmer, and, voilà, homemade spaghetti sauce. Add purchased or
premade frozen meatballs to complete the Italian favorite. Double the sauce and freeze it for a simpler second supper.
Sautéed bell peppers, mushrooms, and green onion mix with Cajun-seasoned chicken and a simple white sauce for skillet meal
that is sure to please at your dinner table.
Couscous is a coarsely ground semolina pasta that cooks simply by letting it stand with boiling chicken broth for 5 minutes.
Mix couscous with cooked chicken, feta, tomato, and lemon for a fresh weeknight meal that can be ready in 20 minutes.
Mix cheese-filled tortellini with olives, artichokes, salami, and your favorite Caesar salad dressing. This easy chilled salad
is sure to be a hit at your next picnic or family meal.
Jarred Alfredo sauce makes preparing this flavor-packed pasta simple. Sautéed onion, garlic, carrots, mushrooms, and fresh
spinach leaves are a winning veggie combination. Add cooked chicken for a heartier variation.
Mint and cilantro add zest to this fresh spaghetti dish. Add cooked shrimp or chicken along with tomatoes and cucumber for
a filling entrée.
Dress up refrigerated cheese ravioli with a semi-homemade cream sauce flavored with chopped tomatoes and fresh basil. Garnish
with fresh Parmesan cheese.
Cheese ravioli gets a Southwestern twist layered between black beans, cheese, and a salsa mixture in this easy-to-assemble
Lemon and garlic combine with delicate angel hair pasta and mild-flavored shrimp for a refreshing and quick pasta supper.
Buy peeled and deveined shrimp at the grocery store to cut prep time.
Sausage, pepperoni, and your favorite jarred pasta sauce fill this cheese-topped casserole. Freeze it unbaked up to a month
to pull out on a busy weeknight.
Bacon and a white wine sauce add plenty of rich flavor to tortelloni, peas, tomatoes, and spring greens. We tested with porcini
mushroom tortelloni, but you can substitute your favorite variety.
This recipe packs in flavorful summer veggies with cheesy tortellini and char-flavored chicken, all coated in your favorite
pesto. You're only six ingredients away from a dinner everyone in your family is sure to request again.
A container of refrigerated pesto adds distinctive flavor to this basic beef-and-cheese lasagna, and the unbaked lasagna can
be frozen for up to three months.
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Use your favorite breakfast or Italian sausage. For a finer texture, break up the sausage as it cooks using a potato masher.
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Fresh lime juice adds extra bright flavor. Bringing the broth back to a boil before serving ensures the snap peas cook to a crisp-tender texture.
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Serve up the sweet taste of summer any night of the week. Sautéed in a hot skillet with a splash of olive oil, grape tomatoes become fragrant and juicy – perfect for pairing with pasta.
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Broccoli rabe, a bitter, almost-spicy descendant of wild mustard, is actually more closely related to turnips than broccoli. Blanching, before sautéing, mellows out its bitterness and locks in the bright green color.
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Don't skimp on the quality of the blue cheese in this recipe—it'll transform this simple pasta dish into a mouth-watering weeknight favorite.
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Cook the pasta al dente (1 or 2 minutes shorter than package directions specify) so it holds its shape when tossed with the vegetables and vinaigrette. Ripe for riffs, the salad is also delicious with cheese-filled tortellini.
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Pasta carbonara is the ultimate quick dinner. It's rich, satisfying, and works during the week but is worthy of weekend company.