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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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Pirate Pasta Shells

Grandfather loved pirate stories and good pasta. When we make his stuffed shells, it reminds us of his favorite tropical places and adventures. —Kathy Noll, Laureldale, Pennsylvania
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Ham and Pea Pasta Alfredo

Ham and Pea Pasta Alfredo

Ham and Pea Pasta Alfredo

When I want a filling meal that even the kids enjoy, I toss ham and sugar snap peas with Romano cream sauce and pasta. —CR Monachino, Kenmore, New York

Smoked Mozzarella Chicken with Pasta

Smoked Mozzarella Chicken with Pasta

Smoked Mozzarella Chicken with Pasta

Take an ordinary chicken breast into wow territory with just a few extra ingredients. Use prosciutto instead of ham to make the dish extra smoky. —Naylet LaRochelle, Miami, Florida

Cumin-Chili Spiced Flank Steak

Cumin-Chili Spiced Flank Steak

Cumin-Chili Spiced Flank Steak

This is a wonderful steak to share with friends and family. They’ll rave about the sizzling grilled flank steak served with flavorful jalapeno and tomato salsa and couscous. —Yvonne Starlin, Hermitage, Tennessee

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Chicken Fruit Salad

Chicken Fruit Salad

Chicken Fruit Salad

I love the challenge of finding creative new ways to serve foods. So putting peaches in chicken salad seems only natural. My husband and I enjoy this hearty cool salad on hot summer evenings.—Elizabeth Waden, Timmonsville, South Carolina

Country Chicken

Country Chicken

Country Chicken

I've been making this recipe for about 30 years, and it's still my husband's favorite chicken dinner. In place of the bacon, I'll often substitute country-smoked ham.

Asian Oven Omelet

Asian Oven Omelet

Asian Oven Omelet

A great sour of low-cost protein, eggs are an ideal way to liven up any meal on a budget. If you enjoy egg foo yong, you're sure to like this recipe from Edna Hoffman of Hebron, Indiana.
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Simple Sausage Minestrone

Simple Sausage Minestrone

Simple Sausage Minestrone

Chock-full of veggies, this chunky soup is nearly a meal in itself, says Regina Cook of Crowley, Texas. “I got the recipe from my parents, who made it for years. Now my friends ask to come over whenever I make it,” she adds.

Szechuan Chicken Noodle Toss

Szechuan Chicken Noodle Toss

Szechuan Chicken Noodle Toss

"My family loves Chinese food," says Carol Roane, Sarasota, Florida, "so I came up with this quick-and-easy recipe to use up leftover chicken, pork or beef."

Italian Meat Sauce

Italian Meat Sauce

Italian Meat Sauce

This robust home-style pasta sauce from Candi Johnsen of West Plains, Missouri tastes just as good after it's been frozen.

Scallops with Thai Sauce

Scallops with Thai Sauce

Scallops with Thai Sauce

Tender scallops and crunchy cashews star at dinnertime tonight! This recipe calls for sea scallops, which are about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. You could also use their sweeter, smaller relative, the bay scallop. —Joe Hable of Madison, Wisconsin

Italian Turkey and Noodles

Italian Turkey and Noodles

Italian Turkey and Noodles

A jar of meatless spaghetti sauce makes this easy dish a perfect supper during the week...just add a green salad and dinner is set. Best of all, my whole family loves it. —Cindi Roshia of Racine, Wisconsin

Italian Garden Salad

Italian Garden Salad

Italian Garden Salad

This recipe is a great way to use the vegetables my husband raises on our farm. It's always well received and is perfect for summer picnics, office luncheons or a light dinner. Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia

Sesame Seed Citrus Noodles

Sesame Seed Citrus Noodles

Sesame Seed Citrus Noodles

I made this easy bu elegant weeknight recipe often. The noodles have a wonderful citrus tang with a hint of basil and a bit of crunch form the toasted sesame seeds.

Honey-Dijon Pork Tenderloin with Mushrooms

Honey-Dijon Pork Tenderloin with Mushrooms

Honey-Dijon Pork Tenderloin with Mushrooms

It's hard to believe such an elegant dish is table ready in half an hour. To cut prep time, use a food processor to slice onions and mushrooms. Mixed vegetables make a quick side dish.

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

Hearty Sausage Minestrone

Hearty Sausage Minestrone

Hearty Sausage Minestrone

As a teacher, I appreciate quick and easy recipes. If I make this for just my husband and me, we have leftovers for lunches. But when there are more people at the table, every bit is eaten. —Tami Stoudt, Evans, Colorado

Cajun Stir-Fry

Cajun Stir-Fry

Cajun Stir-Fry

Cubes of chicken and chunks of smoked turkey kielbasa, plus plenty of herbs and veggies, make this a hearty stir-fry. I sometimes top off servings with shredded mozzarella cheese and minced basil and parsley. —Sharon Clemens of Groveland, Illinois
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