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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.

Egg Noodle Lasagna

Egg Noodle Lasagna

Egg Noodle Lasagna

Mary Oberlin of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania was lucky enough to receive this recipe from one of her friends. The perfect take-along for charity events and church potlucks, the comforting crowd-pleaser is sure to warm tummies on the coldest of winter nights.

Chicken Broccoli Spaghetti

Chicken Broccoli Spaghetti

Chicken Broccoli Spaghetti

Jeanette Fuehring's cheesy chicken and broccoli dish makes enough for two meals. "I serve one casserole for supper the night I make it and freeze the other for a quick dinner later," says the Concordia, Missouri cook.

Christmas Night Lasagna

Christmas Night Lasagna

Christmas Night Lasagna

I tinkered with this recipe four or five times before I got it down to what it is now. It's easy—all you do is mess up two pots—but it tastes as good as the lasagnas that are a big production.
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Cheesy Beef Pasta

Cheesy Beef Pasta

Cheesy Beef Pasta

A satisfying supper's just 15 minutes away with this can't-miss stovetop dish. As Janalee Watkins of Vernal, Utah explains, "Four cheeses blend with the ground beef and tomatoes for a pasta entree that's rich and flavorful."

Ginger Garlic Linguine

Ginger Garlic Linguine

Ginger Garlic Linguine

While this recipe's ginger sauce was designed for pasta, it's also good over green beans, pierogies or salmon. I've often tripled the sauce, then frozen the extra so I can whip this dish up even faster on busy nights.

Colorful Chicken Pasta

Colorful Chicken Pasta

Colorful Chicken Pasta

I'm tired at the end of the workday, so fast meals are always appreciated. I came up with this pasta dish one night using ingredients we happened to have on hand. I knew it was a success when my husband, who doesn't even like chicken, couldn't stop eating it!

Creamy Shrimp 'n' Spaghetti

Creamy Shrimp 'n' Spaghetti

Creamy Shrimp 'n' Spaghetti

“As a single parent, cooking quick and easy meals is something I’ve done for a long time. This recipe has remained a favorite—it’s fast to fix and everyone loves it," writes David Burgess from Olympia, Washington.

Pronto Prosciutto Pasta

Pronto Prosciutto Pasta

Pronto Prosciutto Pasta

"With lots of prosciutto and flavor from feta and seasonings, this impressive pasta is quick and easy," Jill Conley relates from Chicago, Illinois. "It’s a tasty entree for a twosome’s weeknight meal. Plus, it’s a cinch to double for a crowd at special gatherings."

Kielbasa Bow Tie Skillet

Kielbasa Bow Tie Skillet

Kielbasa Bow Tie Skillet

This meal couldn’t make dinnertime simpler! Not only is Kielbasa Bow Tie Skillet a real crowd-pleaser, it comes together in just one pan. It freezes and reheats beautifully, too, so you’ll want to fix extras for a fast entree later. “My daughters are picky eaters,” says Lori Daniels of Beverly, West Virginia, “but this reminds them of macaroni and cheese. I toss in their favorite veggies and they gobble it up!”

Italian Turkey Skillet

Italian Turkey Skillet

Italian Turkey Skillet

It's a challenge to find imaginative ways to use leftovers, especially for turkey after Thanksgiving. Here's a favorite of mine that you can easily make ahead for another dinner option. Prepare the recipe as directed, then transfer to a casserole dish and freeze up to three months. —Patricia Kile, Nokomis, Florida

Ziti Lasagna

Ziti Lasagna

Ziti Lasagna

“Most lasagnas have too much salt and fat for me, so I came up with this version,” notes Dorothea Rickner of Rochester, New York. “It’s fairly easy to prepare and goes great with a salad and toasted garlic bread.”
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