Pasta Side Dishes

Staff Picks

Broccoli, Grape, and Pasta Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1
Give your pasta salad a fresh, colorful spin.

Oven-Baked Baby Back Ribs

Rating: 3 stars 21
No need to bother with the smoker. Just fire up the oven.

Spaghetti Casserole

Try this slow-cooker version of our favorite spaghetti casserole.

Cheesy Broccoli-and-Rice Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 2
Let's face it—even kids will eat broccoli if you cover it with cheese.

Rum Baked Beans

Rating: 4 stars 2
Rum is the secret ingredient in this baked bean recipe.

Extra Easy Lasagna Recipe

Rating: 3.5 stars 8
This recipe is a weeknight dinner superhero.

Creamy Chicken Alfredo Casserole Recipe

Rating: 5 stars 1
In less than an hour you can have a hot, cheesy, pasta and chicken dish ready.

Italian Casserole Recipe

Rating: 2 stars 2
This Italian Casserole is just what you will need for the chaotic days surrounding the holidays.

Chicken-and-Spinach Lasagna

Easy Side: Toss 1 (5-oz.) package mixed salad greens with 2 cups each refrigerated unsweetened pink grapefruit sections and diced avocado, 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries, and 1/3 cup bottled poppy seed dressing.

Quick and Easy Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

We have simplified the technique for Bolognese so you can create a tasty meal in under 30 minutes.

Pasta-Chicken-Broccoli Bake

Rating: 3.5 stars 6
The hardest part of this chicken and broccoli bake just might be portion control.

Mac and Cheese with Ham

Rating: 4 stars 1
Classic, kid-friendly comfort in 13x9 form.

Inspiration and Ideas

Easy Pasta Salad Recipes You'll Be Making All Summer Long
You're sure to find a new favorite in this selection of flavor-filled pasta salads.
40 Classic Summer Potluck Recipes Like Grandma Used to Make
These big-batch dishes will transport your guests right back to Grandma's kitchen.
Farmers' Market Pasta Salad

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.