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Quick Pasta Dinner Recipes

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Escape from the ordinary! Smoked sausage and fire-roasted spaghetti sauce add nice flavor to this pasta dish. Look for fire-roasted sauce on the shelf with traditional spaghetti sauces.
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Seafood Pasta

Seafood Pasta

Seafood Pasta

This light dish is always welcome on a warm spring night.

Nutty Cheese Tortellini

Nutty Cheese Tortellini

Nutty Cheese Tortellini

“I like to plant Italian flat-leaf parsley in a long terra-cotta planter, so I have it on hand,” says Barb Kramer of Endwell, New York. “The Italian parsley really lends itself to this pasta dish.”

Orzo Shrimp Stew

Orzo Shrimp Stew

Orzo Shrimp Stew

Since Lisa Stinger and her husband really enjoy seafood, she doesn't skimp on shrimp in this recipe! "This mildly seasoned stew has other satisfying ingredients, too, like broccoli, tomatoes and pasta," she writes from Hamilton, New Jersey.
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Chicken-Pepper Alfredo

Chicken-Pepper Alfredo

Chicken-Pepper Alfredo

When I want a lighter dinner, I use lean turkey bacon in this recipe. It gives the pasta that richness you want without all the extra fat. —Courtney Harris, Denton, Texas

Salmon Fettuccine

Salmon Fettuccine

Salmon Fettuccine

My husband, Chet, and I both love sport fishing—in fact, we even went fishing on our honeymoon! This tasty recipe is a favorite when we have leftover cooked salmon to use up. It's also great with canned salmon.—Lisa Royston, Wasilla, Alaska

Chunky Spaghetti Sauce

Chunky Spaghetti Sauce

Chunky Spaghetti Sauce

When your hungry clan requests, "Spaghetti, please!", you'll be happy to oblige with this simple savory sauce. It proves appetizingly that homemade spaghetti sauce doesn't have to simmer all day in order to be hearty and delicious.

Shrimp Penne with Garlic Sauce for Two

Shrimp Penne with Garlic Sauce for Two

Shrimp Penne with Garlic Sauce for Two

“My friends and family request this all the time. It’s quick and smells so good.” Best of all, it's a breeze to downsize for two! Christy Martell - Round Hill, Virginia

Spicy Peanut Chicken & Noodles

Spicy Peanut Chicken & Noodles

Spicy Peanut Chicken & Noodles

This simple recipe tastes like it took hours to make. Everybody says it has the perfect levels of heat and spice. —Sharon Collison, Newark, Delaware

Sausage Broccoli Simmer

Sausage Broccoli Simmer

Sausage Broccoli Simmer

One-skillet wonders are a gift during the hectic holidays. My quick pasta with sausage and broccoli is done before you can sing a carol. —Lisa Montgomery, Elmira, ON

Pasta Shells and Peppers

Pasta Shells and Peppers

Pasta Shells and Peppers

"Tomatoes and green peppers spooned over the top give this easy-to-prepare macaroni and cheese fresh homemade taste," shares Sharon Ann Sluski from West Ossipee, New Hampshire. Our test kitchen figures her thrifty main dish costs just 94 cents per serving.

Ziti Supper

Ziti Supper

Ziti Supper

For her fabulous and fuss-free Ziti Supper, Elaine Spevak of Jacksonville, Florida turns to store-bought spaghetti sauce, then dresses it up with crisp veggies, olives, fresh parsley and cheese. The result? A healthy dinner entree that’s “quick to prepare and sure to please,” she reports. “This is my family’s very favorite pasta dish.” TIP: For easy variety, choose a spaghetti sauce with mini meatballs.
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