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Pasta Side Dishes

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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

Tomato Pasta Side Dish

Tomato Pasta Side Dish

Tomato Pasta Side Dish

This pleasant pasta dish offers an elegant way to round out almost any meal. And with so few ingredients, it couldn’t get much easier! Mandi Smith - Knoxville, TN

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.
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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.

Lemon Pepper Pasta

Lemon Pepper Pasta

Lemon Pepper Pasta

Our home economists cut down this pretty pasta recipe with peppers and lemon from Jolinda Whittle of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania for two to enjoy.

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

Olive and Red Pepper Linguine

Olive and Red Pepper Linguine

Olive and Red Pepper Linguine

"With 16 grandchildren, I find that someone is always hungry," writes Berry Carpenter of Hookstown, Pennsylvania. "This is a quick dish to fix when I'm busy. I sometimes serve it along with garlic bread for an easy meatless meal," she adds.

Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca

This pasta is great for a big gathering. It works well as a starter dish or as a main dish for a smaller group. One peeled, diced carrot may be used in place of the sugar for a milder, sweeter and healthier substitute.—Kathryn White, Pinehurst, North Carolina
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