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Pasta Side Dishes

Looking for pasta side dishes? Find delicious pasta side dishes including pasta salads, healthy pasta side dish recipes, and more pasta side dish recipes and ideas.

Cheddar Mushroom Macaroni

Cheddar Mushroom Macaroni

Cheddar Mushroom Macaroni

This is my favorite dish to bring to church dinners, and whenever we have a carry-in at work, I'm asked to make it. I discovered the recipe several years ago. The rich creamy taste keeps it on my list of favorites. My husband even loves it cold! -Barbara Williams, Shady Dale, Georgia

Penne From Heaven

Penne From Heaven

Penne From Heaven

"This fast, fresh-tasting side dish comes very close to a delicious treatment for pasta I enjoyed while in Italy," relates Dorothy Roche from Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. "You can also serve it with a green salad and toasted garlic bread for a light meal."

Vegetable Macaroni

Vegetable Macaroni

Vegetable Macaroni

This casserole works equally well as a side dish or meatless entree. Even my meat-and-potatoes husband enjoys it, especially with a loaf of crusty French bread.—Elizabeth Erwin, Syracuse, New York
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Sour Cream Noodles

Sour Cream Noodles

Sour Cream Noodles

This fast and flavorful dish is much requested at my house, where it will be a mainstay for years to come. I think noodles and sour cream make the perfect pair.—Judy Robertson, Russell Springs, Kentucky

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

Pepperoni Angel Hair

Pepperoni Angel Hair

Pepperoni Angel Hair

This noodle side dish is so versatile that it can accompany steak, pork chops, chicken or even hamburgers. Chill leftovers to serve as a cool main-dish salad on a warm summer night. When time allows, I like to replace the pepperoni with sliced cooked chicken. -Julie Mosher, Coldwater, Michigan

Tomato-Mushroom Bow Tie Pasta

Tomato-Mushroom Bow Tie Pasta

Tomato-Mushroom Bow Tie Pasta

"With fresh mushrooms, plum tomatoes and herbs to spice up its flavor, this dish tastes like summertime to me," says Jacqueline Graves of Lawrenceville, Georgia. Chock-full of garden goodness, the chunky sauce cooks up quickly, too.

Vegetable Cheese Tortellini

Vegetable Cheese Tortellini

Vegetable Cheese Tortellini

This side is so good, even kids eat it up and get nutritious vegetables in the process.—Jennifer Marriott, Batavia, New York

Tomato Basil Linguine

Tomato Basil Linguine

Tomato Basil Linguine

Hot pasta is tossed with a fresh-tasting sauce that includes tomatoes, basil and Brie cheese in this deliciously different dish. It's very pretty, too. Even when it cools off, this pasta tastes great. -Diann Mallehan, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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

Garlic-Buttered Pasta

Garlic-Buttered Pasta

Garlic-Buttered Pasta

This pasta goes nicely with any entree. Guests always leave a spot for it on their plates. It's great hot or served cold with fresh herbs from my garden.—Stephanie Moon, Boise, Idaho.
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