Pasta Suppers Ready in Minutes

Cook the noodles, sauté a few ingredients, and toss together for a simplified meal.
Vicki A. Poellnitz
Pasta Suppers Ready in Minutes
<a href="" target="_blank">Chicken and Bow Tie Pasta</a> is a fast, updated version of the familiar chicken-spaghetti casserole.
William Dickey / styling Cari South / food styling Lyda Jones

Here are a variety of recipes to try as alternatives to weekly spaghetti night. The ingredient lists aren't long, and most of the dishes are ready in the time it takes to boil the water and cook the pasta.

Successful Pasta Substitutions

  • Uncooked dried pasta of similar shapes can be interchanged in recipes if it's measured by weight, not by volume. Check packages for weight, or use a kitchen scale.
  • Cooked pasta can be substituted cup for cup. One (8-ounce) package dry pasta yields about 4 cups cooked pasta.