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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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Hurry-Up Ham N Noodles

Hurry-Up Ham N Noodles

Hurry-Up Ham N Noodles

Hurry-Up-Ham 'n' Noodles is a rich-tasting entree created by Lucille Howell of Portland, Oregon. "This basic hearty dish is ready to serve in almost the time it takes cook the noodles," she says. "It is super for a luncheon or anytime I'm in a hurry."

Meat Sauce for Spaghetti

Meat Sauce for Spaghetti

Meat Sauce for Spaghetti

Here's a thick, hearty sauce that turns ordinary spaghetti and garlic bread into a filling feast. When I'm in a hurry, I make this slow cooker recipe in an electric frying pan instead. —Mary Tallman, Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin

Soupy Chicken Noodle Supper

Soupy Chicken Noodle Supper

Soupy Chicken Noodle Supper

At least once a week my six-year-old son, also known as Doctor John, hands me a “prescription” for chicken noodle soup. Needless to say, I'm always happy to fill it. —Heidi Hall, North St. Paul, Minnesota
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Alaskan Halibut Lasagna

Alaskan Halibut Lasagna

Alaskan Halibut Lasagna

I use tender, mild halibut that we catch in Cook's Inlet near our home for this delectable white lasagna. Even "meat and potatoes lovers" compliment its great taste. You can substitute cod or chicken for the halibut if you like. -Evelyn Gebhardt, Kasilof, Alaska

Homemade Meatless Spaghetti Sauce

Homemade Meatless Spaghetti Sauce

Homemade Meatless Spaghetti Sauce

When my tomatoes ripen, the first things I make are BLTs and this homemade spaghetti sauce. —Sondra Bergy, Lowell, Michigan

Makeover Velvet Shrimp

Makeover Velvet Shrimp

Makeover Velvet Shrimp

“Rich and creamy” perfectly describes Vonda Nixon’s scrumptious seafood pasta. “Topped with shrimp, a white sauce and cheese, this linguine dish is a fast, easy meal,” Vonda says from Anchorage, Alaska. This made-over version skims back on calories and fat, but it’s still a seafood delight sure to prove popular in your home.

Tortellini Carbonara

Tortellini Carbonara

Tortellini Carbonara

Creamy Tortellini Carbonara sent in by Cathy Croyle calls for only five ingredients and comes together in mere moments. The Davidsville, Pennsylvania cook simmers a rich bacon and Parmesan cheese sauce in one pan while boiling packaged tortellini to perfection in another. Then she combines the two to create a memorable main dish. "Add more cheese or additional parsley to the sauce to fit your family's taste," Cathy recommends.

Cajun Chicken Linguine

Cajun Chicken Linguine

Cajun Chicken Linguine

Our pasta began as a special, but due to its overwhelming popularity, we made it a permanent part of our menu. In the 9 years we've been open, we have become a favorite restaurant with locals and travelers alike because our food is not typical hotel fare.—Monroe Street Grille, Tallahassee, Florida

Shrimp Linguine with Parmesan Cream Sauce

Shrimp Linguine with Parmesan Cream Sauce

Shrimp Linguine with Parmesan Cream Sauce

Easy and elegant, this creamy pasta dish with a hint of heat makes a weeknight dinner seem like a special affair. —Athena M. Russell, Florence, South Carolina

Shrimp Pasta Primavera

Shrimp Pasta Primavera

Shrimp Pasta Primavera

They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. So when I invite that special guy to dinner, I like to prepare something equally special. This well-seasoned pasta dish has lots of flavor...and it won't hurt your budget! -Shari Neff Silver Spring, Maryland

Slow Cooker Beef Burgandy

Slow Cooker Beef Burgandy

Slow Cooker Beef Burgandy

Tender cubes of beef are treated to a burgundy wine sauce and savory vegetables in Sherri Mott's robust entree. "I made this often when I worked full-time," she writes from New Carlisle, Indiana. "It's good over noodles or mashed potatoes."
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