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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.

Spinach Manicotti

Spinach Manicotti

Spinach Manicotti

Stuffed with ricotta cheese and spinach, this Italian-style entree is flavorful and filling. I particularly like this meatless dish because I don't have to cook the pasta before assembling. —Mary Steiner of West Bend, Wisconsin

Pasta Primavera with Shrimp

Pasta Primavera with Shrimp

Pasta Primavera with Shrimp

Kimberly Wagner of Castle Rock, Colorado added shrimp to a simple, easy primavera, and the result was a timely and fabulous dinner bursting with flavor in every bite. Kimberly's Pasta Primavera with Shrimp capitalizes on summer's bounty with five different types of fresh vegetables in a dish that's perfect for special summer occasions.

Macaroni Chicken Skillet

Macaroni Chicken Skillet

Macaroni Chicken Skillet

"Our family loves this meal," relates Edie DeSpain of Logan, Utah. "I found the recipe on a box of pasta years ago, and I've used it a lot since." Vegetables, herbs and chicken mingle in a rich cheese sauce for the no-fuss entree.
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Red Clam Sauce Over Pasta

Red Clam Sauce Over Pasta

Red Clam Sauce Over Pasta

Laura Valdez of Arlington, Texas sends this sensational basil-seasoned clam sauce that will shake up supper time. It's a nice change from typical meat-based pasta sauces.

Spinach Turkey Noodle Bake

Spinach Turkey Noodle Bake

Spinach Turkey Noodle Bake

"This creamy, comforting casserole is a terrific way to use up leftover turkey," advises Ramona Fish of Columbus, Indiana. "I usually freeze diced cooked turkey in 2-cup portions and have them ready to use when someone requests this popular dish."

Greek Spaghetti

Greek Spaghetti

Greek Spaghetti

"Out of all our recipes for pasta, this simple meatless main dish is our favorite," writes Christa and Holley Hageman from Telford, Pennsylvania. "We can hardly wait for summer to arrive so we can use our garden-fresh tomatoes and minced basil in this recipe." The entree's Mediterranean flair comes from feta cheese, oregano, olive oil and lemon.

Primavera Chicken

Primavera Chicken

Primavera Chicken

You'll love the way the nutmeg in this pretty pasta dish blends with the cayenne pepper. I usually double the recipe because I like the leftovers even better! This entree is especially good serve with homemade pesto bread. -Vicky Root Greenville, Ohio

Turkey Noodle Supper

Turkey Noodle Supper

Turkey Noodle Supper

"This was one of my favorites made by my mom when I was growing up," shares Lori Tinkler from Richland, Washington. "I lightened it up by using lean ground turkey, fat-free cream cheese, reduced-fat soup and fat-free milk. And it still tastes as good as Mom's"

Chicken Lo Mein

Chicken Lo Mein

Chicken Lo Mein

Jennifer Suster of Chicago, Illinois says, "This lo mein recipe is a low-calorie eye-appealing dish that is very quick to make." With soy sauce, sherry, ginger and sesame oil, as well as red pepper and snow peas, it's as flavorful as it is colorful.

Chili Sausage Supper

Chili Sausage Supper

Chili Sausage Supper

The pork sausage in this savory dish offers plenty of flavor, and the chili powder adds a little kick. “It’s a nice supper that’s very easy to prepare,” says Phillis Moore of Excelsior Springs, Missouri.

Macaroni Sausage Supper

Macaroni Sausage Supper

Macaroni Sausage Supper

Joyce Clauson and her husband chase winter’s chill in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin with this hearty and delicious casserole that’s been a family favorite for decades. TIP: “Sometimes I add a few fresh mushrooms or substitute cream of celery soup and a stalk of diced celery for extra flavor and nutrition,” Joyce says. She heats up leftover soup for lunch next day.
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