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Pasta Recipes

Pasta can be a quick, easy and healthy option for any meal. Easy pasta dishes cook quickly and offer endless flavor possibilities. Here's a collection of our best classic Italian recipes and new twists on old favorites.

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Asparagus-Spinach Pasta Salad

Fresh spinach, crunchy cashews and penne pasta are tossed with roasted asparagus to create this delightful spring salad. —Kathleen Lucas, Trumbull, Connecticut
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Penne with Tomatoes & White Beans

Penne with Tomatoes & White Beans

Penne with Tomatoes & White Beans

I learned how to make this dish from friends in Genoa, Italy, where they're known for creating tasty combinations of veggies, pasta and beans. You can sub feta cheese to give this a Greek twist. — Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

Oh-So-Good Chicken Soup

Oh-So-Good Chicken Soup

Oh-So-Good Chicken Soup

I came up with this soup one weekend when my wife and I were hungry for something better than the standard. The first attempt turned out fantastic, and now I’ve got the recipe down to 20 minutes. —Chris Dalton, Mundelein, Illinois

Spaghetti & Meatball Soup

Spaghetti & Meatball Soup

Spaghetti & Meatball Soup

A couple nights a week our family ends up eating in shifts because everyone is going every which way, all at the same time. Having a hearty soup simmering in the slow cooker is an easy way to give them all a warm meal.—Susan Stetzel, Gainesville, New York

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Turkey Chili with Pasta

Turkey Chili with Pasta

Turkey Chili with Pasta

Some may call it witches’ stew, but we think this hearty chili is the ultimate comfort food. It’s a perfect warmer on chilly autumn nights. —Pat Schmeling, Germantown, Wisconsin

Easy Pasta Salad for a Crowd

Easy Pasta Salad for a Crowd

Easy Pasta Salad for a Crowd

Spinach, peppers and onions mingle with tangy feta cheese in this simple pasta salad. Feel free to make it ahead of time, so it’s ready when you are.—Jacquelyn Saintjohn, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Creamy Turkey Tetrazzini

Creamy Turkey Tetrazzini

Creamy Turkey Tetrazzini

What a great way to use up leftover turkey! This casserole bakes up delicious and bubbly for a wonderful main course. —Audrey Thibodeau, Gilbert, Arizona

Sausage Broccoli Simmer

Sausage Broccoli Simmer

Sausage Broccoli Simmer

A dinner that comes together in one skillet is always a winner. This one's filled with easy-to-find ingredients and is done before you know it. Dig in! —Lisa Montgomery, Elmira, Ontario

Orzo Shrimp Stew

Orzo Shrimp Stew

Orzo Shrimp Stew

Since Lisa Stinger and her husband really enjoy seafood, she doesn't skimp on shrimp in this recipe! "This mildly seasoned stew has other satisfying ingredients, too, like broccoli, tomatoes and pasta," she writes from Hamilton, New Jersey.

Veggie Lasagna

Veggie Lasagna

Veggie Lasagna

No one will even miss the meat when you serve this vegetable-rich lasagna. It has a fresh, full-bodied flavor. To save time, prepare the carrot and spinach layers in advance.

Lemony Mushroom-Orzo Soup for Two

Lemony Mushroom-Orzo Soup for Two

Lemony Mushroom-Orzo Soup for Two

“Here's a versatile soup that works as an appetizer or side for a sandwich lunch. It's loaded with mushrooms and orzo pasta-and lemon livens up its mild flavor.” —Edrie O'Brien, Denver, Colorado

Sweet-and-Sour Salad

Sweet-and-Sour Salad

Sweet-and-Sour Salad

Here's a tasty twist to pasta salad that my family really enjoys. The sweet-and-sour dressing is irresistible.—Sheryl Christian, Watertown, Wisconsin

Southwestern Beef Strips

Southwestern Beef Strips

Southwestern Beef Strips

Mexican seasoning is a blend of cumin, chili pepper, onion and garlic. It is found in the spice section of your local grocery store.

Tortellini Bake

Tortellini Bake

Tortellini Bake

At this time of year, I like to look ahead to gardening season. Summer in New Hampshire brings plenty of fresh zucchini and squash...one year I had so much that I was searching for different ways to prepare it, and that's when I came up with this recipe. Serve it as a side dish or on its own as a light meal.

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.

Spinach Stuffed Chicken with Linguine

Spinach Stuffed Chicken with Linguine

Spinach Stuffed Chicken with Linguine

Worthy of an anniversary or an unexpected promotion, this elegant stuffed and rolled chicken looks gorgeous and tastes delicious. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen

Sausage Pasta Bake

Sausage Pasta Bake

Sausage Pasta Bake

This hearty dish is a favorite for weekday dinners. The combination of flavors makes it special.

Family-Favorite Spaghetti Sauce

Family-Favorite Spaghetti Sauce

Family-Favorite Spaghetti Sauce

Friends will rave over it, too. Serve over pasta, and round out the meal with a simple salad and garlic bread. —Helen Rowe, Spring Lake, Michigan
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