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Pasta Side Dishes

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Pistachio Cranberry Orzo

Pistachio Cranberry Orzo

Pistachio Cranberry Orzo

“This recipe was originally an entree with chicken and linguini,” notes Barbara Spitzer of Lodi, California. “I keep changing the ingredients to go with whatever else I’m serving for dinner, but my husband prefers this recipe.”

Summer Garden Pasta

Summer Garden Pasta

Summer Garden Pasta

This fresh-tasting side dish pairs pasta with an array of nutritious veggies, including zucchini, bell peppers and a juicy tomato. "Our four boys are all grown and out of the house, but I still grow a large garden every summer and give away everything we can't eat," notes April Johnson, Tonasket, Washington.

Mushroom Casserole

Mushroom Casserole

Mushroom Casserole

When I make this buttery-tasting casserole, my family fights over every last bite. The Swiss cheese provides a different, mild flavor when it melts.—Susan Vetter, Cape Coral, Florida
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Asparagus Spaghetti

Asparagus Spaghetti

Asparagus Spaghetti

Lots of asparagus is grown not too far from our h me. Each spring, when it's being harvested, I'll make several trips to the fields. I put about 40 lbs. in the freezer...with what's left, we gorge ourselves on fried asparagus, beef and asparagus, scalloped asparagus, etc.! It's no problem feeding my husband (he's retired; we have two grown children and four grandsons). He'll eat almost anything I put in front of him. We like this dish with a salad and dessert. It's so easy to prepare—it takes only about half an hour from start to serving.

Basil Noodles

Basil Noodles

Basil Noodles

This recipe is our favorite use for our summer crop of basil. We even grow a monster leaf variety of basil just to create this pasta. —Janine M Colasurdo, Chesapeake, Virginia

Orzo-Stuffed Tomatoes

Orzo-Stuffed Tomatoes

Orzo-Stuffed Tomatoes

From Desert Hot Springs, California, Marian Ridgeway writes, “My neighbor and I used to have a friendly competition for that first ripe tomato! This side dish with orzo is always a favorite.”

Penne with Caramelized Onions

Penne with Caramelized Onions

Penne with Caramelized Onions

“This hearty recipe is a favorite of my fly-fishing buddies when we take our annual trip to British Columbia,” Paul Humphrey relates from Allyn, Washington. “The pine nuts are a delicious surprise.”

Bow Ties with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Bow Ties with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Bow Ties with Fresh Tomato Sauce

"I make this meatless dish often for my husband and me," writes Karen Vienot of Rothesay, New Brunswick. Try it as a change of pace from traditional sauces.

Garden Primavera Fettuccine

Garden Primavera Fettuccine

Garden Primavera Fettuccine

“I created this side while trying to make broccoli Alfredo," writes Tammy Perrault of Lancaster, Ohio. "I kept adding fresh vegetables, and the result was this creamy pasta dish!”

Italian Pasta and Peas

Italian Pasta and Peas

Italian Pasta and Peas

If your family doesn't care for peas, substitute frozen green beans or broccoli. By stirring in cubed cooked chicken or ham, this becomes a mouthwatering main dish with little effort.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Roasted Red Pepper Lasagna

Roasted Red Pepper Lasagna

Roasted Red Pepper Lasagna

"A friend gave me this recipe, and it quickly became a family favorite," says Deborah Johnson of Cody, Wyoming. "It's rich and creamy, and the roasted red peppers give it such a wonderful flavor."
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