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Pasta Side Dishes

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Makeover Noodle Kugel

Makeover Noodle Kugel

Makeover Noodle Kugel

We think you'll feel good about serving this fabulous brunch dish, now that it's lower in saturated fat by 8 g and in cholesterol by 115 mg. —Cathy Tang, Redmond, Washington

Minted Orzo

Minted Orzo

Minted Orzo

In just 15 minutes, I can make a warm, fresh-tasting side. Its mild flavor balances lots of entrees, especially the spicy ones. —Donna Curtis, Oakhurst, New Jersey

Presto Pasta

Presto Pasta

Presto Pasta

When the temperature and humidity rise, this easy, breezy pasta is just the ticket to help you play it cool. —Debbie Verdini, Yardley, Pennsylvania
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Tomato-Walnut Pesto on Linguine

Tomato-Walnut Pesto on Linguine

Tomato-Walnut Pesto on Linguine

Our Test Kitchen uses sun-dried tomatoes to make this tangy alternative to traditional pesto. Walnuts lend an appealing nutty flavor to this stand-out dish.

Basil Pasta Shells

Basil Pasta Shells

Basil Pasta Shells

Basil and cherry tomatoes add pizzazz to this cheesy dish suggested by Canton, New York field editor Marcia Hostetter. "It's a light casserole that's nice enough to serve to company," she says.

Orzo and Peppers

Orzo and Peppers

Orzo and Peppers

"I love green peppers but my husband does not, so I created this dish one night when he wasn't home. It includes all my favorite things," writes Jennifer Tarr of Baltimore, Maryland. "When the two of us are here, I leave out the peppers and add the veggies my husband prefers."

Artichoke & Green Bean Penne

Artichoke & Green Bean Penne

Artichoke & Green Bean Penne

This pretty side dish goes well with just about any main course…and it even makes a fantastic meatless entree! Featuring colorful produce, toasted almonds and a creamy sauce, it’s sure to satisfy.

Creamy Spinach Pasta

Creamy Spinach Pasta

Creamy Spinach Pasta

Our Test Kitchen tossed tender tube pasta with fresh spinach, onion, blue cheese and chicken broth to create this aromatic entree. A sprinkling of toasted honey pecans tops it all with a touch of sweetness.

Homemade Whole Wheat Pasta

Homemade Whole Wheat Pasta

Homemade Whole Wheat Pasta

"The addition of whole-wheat flour to these buttery noodles pumps up the nutrition and fiber of this special side dish." Paula Young - Tiffin, Ohio

Mac 'n' Cheese for One

Mac 'n' Cheese for One

Mac 'n' Cheese for One

This casserole is easy to make and goes well with any meat without having days of leftovers.—Lucy Holland, Derby Line, Vermont

Minty Orzo and Peas

Minty Orzo and Peas

Minty Orzo and Peas

My grandmother used to serve this side dish along with roast leg of lamb. With its fresh mint taste, it also makes a nice salad served chilled. It's simple but delicious. -Kristen Dunphy of Haverhill, Massachusetts
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