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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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I’m a busy student, and this spicy-sweet pasta makes a perfect quick dinner. Even better, it works on a bigger scale to feed a bunch of friends. —Christine Yang, Syracuse, New York
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Grilled Southwestern Steak Salad

Grilled Southwestern Steak Salad

Grilled Southwestern Steak Salad

Pasta salad loaded with steak, peppers and onions makes both my boyfriend and me happy. Plus, it’s versatile! We serve it hot, room temperature or cold. —Yvonne Starlin, Westmoreland, Tennessee

Italian Beef Roll ups

Italian Beef Roll ups

Italian Beef Roll ups

Meet the Cook: When I serve Italian Beef Roll-Ups, my family and friends tell me that I should open a restaurant. And this dish tastes even more delicious rewarmed! I do a lot of cooking, especially now that we're retired. As a special treat, I like to bring dinner to our daughters (we have three) and their husbands. -Lucia Johnson, Massena, New York

Tomato 'n' Shrimp Pasta

Tomato 'n' Shrimp Pasta

Tomato 'n' Shrimp Pasta

Diced tomatoes, a little tomato paste and fresh basil combine with onions and mushrooms to make a tasty sauce for sauteed shrimp.
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Red Clam Sauce

Red Clam Sauce

Red Clam Sauce

“This recipe tastes like it's been slaved over all day. Instead, it cooks while you do other things.” What a great way to jazz up pasta sauce! JoAnn Brown - LaTrobe, Pennsylvania

Manicotti with Eggplant Sauce

Manicotti with Eggplant Sauce

Manicotti with Eggplant Sauce

This Italian-style dish from Barbara Nowakowski of North Tonawanda, New York has a hearty spinach and cheese filling and a well-seasoned tomato-eggplant sauce. Since the recipe calls for reduced-fat ricotta and mozzarella cheeses, it will fill you up, not out!

White Wine Coq au Vin

White Wine Coq au Vin

White Wine Coq au Vin

Coq au Vin is a chicken dish typically made with red wine. This wonderful white wine version was created in our home economists.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Curried Couscous Salad

Curried Couscous Salad

Curried Couscous Salad

From Heriot Bay, British Columbia, Lynn Gamache shares this delightful chilled salad. "It's great for picnics," she notes. "It can be prepared a day early and goes well with most main dishes. Add cooked shrimp or cheese cubes for a simple one-dish meal."

Sausage Bow Tie Salad

Sausage Bow Tie Salad

Sausage Bow Tie Salad

"I made this flavorful entree salad for a first date. My boyfriend like ti so much, he took the leftovers home—and his roommates rave about it, too!" notes Christina Campeau, Simi Valley, California. "For a change of pace, substitute turkey sausage for the kielbasa," she suggests.

White Beans & Bow Ties

White Beans & Bow Ties

White Beans & Bow Ties

When we have fresh veggies, we toss them with pasta shapes like penne or bow tie. For add-ins, think heirloom tomatoes, onion and garlic. —Angela Buchanan, Longmont, Colorado

Italian Sausage Lasagna Rolls

Italian Sausage Lasagna Rolls

Italian Sausage Lasagna Rolls

It's the same great flavor of lasagna but in a fun and interesting shape. I often make a pan of these and pop them in the freezer for future dinners. —Hollie Lervold, Redding, California



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."

Lemon Seafood Pasta

Lemon Seafood Pasta

Lemon Seafood Pasta

This recipe can also be made with fish fillets. Pairs well with Gallo Family Vineyards Chardonnay.

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

Simmered Sirloin with Noodles

Simmered Sirloin with Noodles

Simmered Sirloin with Noodles

We always have noodles in the pantry and wanted something simple to serve over them for a fuss-free meal. This creation, perfected over the years, is now a family favorite.

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Crunchy Ramen Salad

Crunchy Ramen Salad

Crunchy Ramen Salad

For potlucks and picnics, this salad's a knockout. I tote the veggies in a bowl, dressing in a jar and noodles in a bag. Then shake them up together when it's time to eat. —LJ Porter, Bauxite, Arkansas

Chicken Curry Lasagna

Chicken Curry Lasagna

Chicken Curry Lasagna

My family loves Indian food, and I thought the creamy tomato-based sauce in our favorite curry would be tasty as part of a lasagna. This is a yummy and exciting comfort food for our family! —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah

Southwest-Style Wedding Soup

Southwest-Style Wedding Soup

Southwest-Style Wedding Soup

I turned leftover hamburgers into meatballs and dreamed up this cozy Southwestern soup. Now my Italian family asks for it over traditional wedding soup. —Teena Petrus, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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