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.
Mix together spaghetti with sausage and peppers for a quick Italian meal that's sure to please the entire family.
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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.
Whisk warm milk into the flour mixture to ensure a lump-free sauce. We also recommend shredding your own cheese for a creamier
texture. We tested with Cracker Barrel Extra-Sharp Cheddar. Our step-by-step guide removes any guesswork from making this classic pasta.
This creamy bow tie pasta recipe combines chicken, cream of mushroom soup, and cheese for a satisfying main dish. Cooking
the pasta in the same water that the chicken was cooked in gives the noodles extra flavor —and using just one pot makes for
Beef broth, soy sauce, and orange marmalade form a simple yet flavorful sauce for this pasta tossed with beef, snow peas,
and carrots. Measure all ingredients before you begin cooking for the very best results.
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. Change the level of spiciness by adjusting the amount of dried crushed red
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 has a mild cabbage-like flavor that's nice with sausage. To save a few minutes on the cook time, use spinach, which does
not require steaming. Cook pasta, chop onion, and toast pine nuts the day before. Rinse pasta with cold water to wash away
starches that cause sticking, and refrigerate in a zip-top plastic bag.
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. Feel free to substitute your favorite canned tomato blend.
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.
This Asian noodle bowl is great cold, so plan to take leftovers to work. Store your bottle of dark sesame oil in the fridge.
The oil will solidify, so let it come to room temperature before measuring.
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.
Make traditional spaghetti and meatballs in a flash by taking a shortcut with frozen meatballs and an easy sauce of canned
tomatoes, tomato paste and dried herbs.
One easy way to kick up the flavor in a dish is to add Cajun seasoning. Here, the seasoning is sprinkled on the chicken strips
before they're sautéed and tossed into the linguine-vegetable mixture.
No pots and pans are required for this easy, no-mess Mediterranean recipe. Simply use a glass measuring cup to heat the broth
in the microwave, place dry couscous in the serving bowl, and then add the broth. Once the remaining ingredients are stirred
in, the dish is ready to serve.
Use refrigerated tortellini, canned artichoke hearts, and a bottle of Caesar dressing to make this easy and hearty pasta salad.
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.
Turn this zesty side dish into a hearty entrée by adding cooked shrimp or chicken.
This elegant pasta dinner will have your family thinking you worked in the kitchen all day long. The secret, though, is refrigerated
ravioli and jarred alfredo sauce that's heated with white wine, chopped fresh tomatoes, and fresh basil. Top with grated Parmesan
cheese for a tasty finishing touch.
For an extra pop of flavor, top individual servings with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of chopped pickled jalapeños.
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 hearty Italian entree features grilled chicken and zucchini tossed with storebought cheese tortellini, pesto, chopped
tomatoes, and Italian herb seasoning.
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.
This dish is a revelation. Throw all of your ingredients into one pot over medium-high heat, and about 25 minutes later you'll
have noodles perfectly coated in a luscious tomato-basil sauce.