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Quick Pasta Dinner Recipes

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Parmesan Chicken Patties

Parmesan Chicken Patties

Parmesan Chicken Patties

"I have three young children, so I rely on meals that are quick and easy," relates Renee DePriest of Harrisburg, Illinois. These tender patties with pasta, spaghetti sauce and cheese are family-pleasers and simple enough for kids to help prepare.

Thai Shrimp Stir-Fry

Thai Shrimp Stir-Fry

Thai Shrimp Stir-Fry

Peanut butter gives this tasty blend of red peppers, snow peas and shrimp its Thai flavor, while ginger and red pepper flakes spice it up. The colorful main dish, served over pasta, was sent in by Jeanne Fisher of Simi Valley, California.

Maple Salmon with Mushroom Couscous

Maple Salmon with Mushroom Couscous

Maple Salmon with Mushroom Couscous

Reports Trisha Kruse of Boise, Idaho, This tantalizing glaze was inspired by a chicken dish I enjoyed in Vermont. I decided to try it with salmon...and it's just as good!
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Creamy Chicken and Pasta

Creamy Chicken and Pasta

Creamy Chicken and Pasta

Rich, creamy and laced with wine, this chicken-and-pasta main dish is a favorite with Elaine Moser’s family in Spokane, Washington. Who’d guess it’s so quick and easy? COOKING CAPERS. Capers are the small, green flower buds of a bush that grows all over the Mediterranean area. Pickled in wine, vinegar or brine, capers lend a salty, lemony flavor to sauces, salads, veggies and main dishes. They can be found on grocery store shelves with olives and pickles.

Cajun Pork

Cajun Pork

Cajun Pork

Tina Gantner of Matthews, Missouri writes, “It took me a few tries to perfect this recipe, but now it's a favorite in our household. More Cajun seasoning can be added, but it tends to make the dish too hot for children. Chicken breast can be substituted for the pork tenderloin and rice can be used instead of the noodles."

Chicken Milan

Chicken Milan

Chicken Milan

A dear friend shared this recipe a few years ago. Since then, I've prepared this memorable main dish for both family meals and get-togethers.—Mrs. Lara Priest, Gansevoort, New York

Quick Tangy Beef Stroganoff

Quick Tangy Beef Stroganoff

Quick Tangy Beef Stroganoff

If you’re looking for a dinner that’s simple and yummy, Joan Roth’s stroganoff fills the bill. The Jackson, New Jersey cook combines ketchup and Worcestershire in a creamy sauce for this satisfying beef dish.

Pesto Red Pepper Pasta

Pesto Red Pepper Pasta

Pesto Red Pepper Pasta

Our Test Kitchen staff created this from-scratch pesto that comes together in minutes. Roasted sweet red peppers steal the show in the savory dish.

Garlic-Shrimp Angel Hair

Garlic-Shrimp Angel Hair

Garlic-Shrimp Angel Hair

"This filling meal is sure to impress," says Robbie Heferkamp. The Englewood, Ohio cook prepares a creamy sauce for broccoli, pasta and seafood.

Garden Ham 'n' Noodles

Garden Ham 'n' Noodles

Garden Ham 'n' Noodles

"This blend of ingredients makes a very filling and comforting dish," writes Adena Foster of Kernersville, North Carolina. "I especially like to make it in summer when there's an abundance of fresh zucchini and carrots."

Kielbasa with Pasta

Kielbasa with Pasta

Kielbasa with Pasta

"One weekend while my husband was out of town, I came up with this recipe by using ingredients that I thought only I would enjoy," recalls Ann Dee Bent of Sullivan, Missouri "But to my surprise , my husband--who came home in time for supper--loved it. Our children enjoyed it, too."
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