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Pasta Dinners

Whether it's for a family night or entertaining with friends, pasta offers a variety options and flavors. From spaghetti, lasagna, fettuccine and alfredo to ingredients like chicken, shrimp, turkey and vegetarian, these pasta recipes are sure to be a hit for your next dinner.

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Facebook fans of my blog, Chef in Training, inspired me to make this creamy pasta casserole out of ingredients I had on hand. Success! I took the dish for another flavorful spin and added a bit of smoky bacon and toasted bread crumbs. —Nikki Barton, Providence, Utah
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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!

Fire Island Ziti for Two

Fire Island Ziti for Two

Fire Island Ziti for Two

I've always been fascinated by Fire Island and thought the name was fitting for this slightly spicy pasta dish. —Candace Reed, DeSoto, Texas

Easy Sausage & Ravioli for Two

Easy Sausage & Ravioli for Two

Easy Sausage & Ravioli for Two

This saucy combo of frozen ravioli and Italian sausage is guaranteed to please. “It’s great served with garlic bread and a salad.” —Misty Williams, Grain Valley, Missouri
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Sausage 'n' Noodle Dinner

Sausage 'n' Noodle Dinner

Sausage 'n' Noodle Dinner

I adapted this dish from a recipe my German grandmother gave me. It reminds me of my heritage whenever I make it.

Sausage Marinara Over Pasta

Sausage Marinara Over Pasta

Sausage Marinara Over Pasta

"My husband and I enjoy pasta, so after I discovered low-fat Italian turkey sausage at the supermarket, I came up with this chunky sauce," says Shirley Meletes of Lehigh Acres, Florida

Two-Meat Spaghetti Sauce

Two-Meat Spaghetti Sauce

Two-Meat Spaghetti Sauce

“I can put this hearty dish together, make a salad and have supper on the table in 30 minutes flat. It's one of my favorite hurry-up meals-whether making it from scratch or taking the sauce out of the freezer.” Shirley Klinner - Medford, Wisconsin

Artichoke Blue Cheese Fettuccine

Artichoke Blue Cheese Fettuccine

Artichoke Blue Cheese Fettuccine

Store-bought Alfredo sauce speeds along this flavorful, meatless entree. I use dry pasta, but you can use refrigerated fettuccine to make this recipe even faster.—Jolanthe Erb, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Seafood Pasta

Seafood Pasta

Seafood Pasta

This light dish is always welcome on a warm spring night.

Beef and Blue Cheese Penne with Pesto

Beef and Blue Cheese Penne with Pesto

Beef and Blue Cheese Penne with Pesto

Unique and simple to prepare, this delicious dish is filled with fresh flavors, and it’s as healthy as it is hearty. Best of all, it takes just 30 minutes to set this meal on the table. You’ll definitely want to give this one a try! —Frances Pietsch, Flower Mound, Texas

Spinach-Pork Stuffed Shells

Spinach-Pork Stuffed Shells

Spinach-Pork Stuffed Shells

Becky Burch of Marceline, Missouri shared these Italian-style shells.

Nutty Cheese Tortellini

Nutty Cheese Tortellini

Nutty Cheese Tortellini

“I like to plant Italian flat-leaf parsley in a long terra-cotta planter, so I have it on hand,” says Barb Kramer of Endwell, New York. “The Italian parsley really lends itself to this pasta dish.”
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