To perk up a plate of fettuccine, Phyllis Schmalz Eismann of Kansas City, Kansas gets saucy with mushrooms. “I can toss this dish together in 30 minutes on a busy weeknight. And it's elegant enough to serve as a vegetarian entree for guests.”
I always come home with an empty container when I bring this dish to a partym and I've used the recipe for years. It can be made ahead to free up time later. I serve it with pretty party picks for a festive, holiday look. —Peggy Cairo, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Sweet sun-dried tomatoes, black olives and fresh basil are tossed with olive oil and pasta in this easy vegetarian dish. I like to make it in advance so the flavors have a chance to blend.—Jennifer Mento, Boston, Massachusetts
If you're looking for a dish that adds color and flavor to your menu, you've found it! In this chilled delight, tender pasta, tomatoes, artichokes, fresh basil and olives are tossed with a tangy vinaigrette.—Sharon Lowe, Juneau, Alaska
Savory, slow-cooked pork is luscious draped in a delightful tomato gravy and served over noodles. Connie McDowell of Greenwood, Delaware says, “It’s a nice change from regular pork roast. I serve it with broccoli or green beans on the side.”
“This is one of my family's summertime favorites…and it's so easy and delicious,” writes Dawn Ellen from Bishopville, South Carolina. Hard to believe just 5 simple ingredients can add up to such great Mediterranean flavor!