Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Slow-Cooker Short Rib Ragu over Pappardelle

8 reviews

An irresistible sauce gives this beef another dimension of flavor. Nearly any starchy side, such as potatoes or polenta, will work in place of the pasta.
Short ribs are my crowd-pleaser weekend meal for all occasions. —Missy Raho, Morristown, New Jersey

Slow-Cooker Clam Sauce

1 review

Serve this delectable clam sauce as a hot dip for holiday get-togethers. The sauce is bright and fresh with pasta,...


Butternut Ravioli with Bourbon Pecan Sauce

1 review

Each year our family receives 25 pounds of pecans from a friend. With that many nuts, it requires some imagination...


Special Seafood Skillet

Since fresh seafood is so readily available here on the Atlantic Coast, seafood recipes are quite popular. This is an...


Pesto Pepper Tortellini

4 reviews

"This is a shortcut version of a rich, creamy pasta dish I enjoyed on a vacation trip," shares Mickie Taft...

Seafood Pasta Sauce

Something's fishy around Michelle Van Aller's kitchen and her husband isn't a bit suspicious! "When I make low-fat, high taste...


Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

10 reviews

When I make this tasty chicken lasagna at home, I use a whole bottle of Buffalo wing sauce because my...

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Veal Scallopini

2 reviews

My husband and I prepare this veal dish for birthdays and other special occasions. We love to cook and often...


Tortellini Nibblers

Looking for a unique appetizer idea? Try Stephanie Krienitz's creative combination. The Plainfield, Illinois cook pairs cheese tortellini with a...


Hearty Ragu Bolognese

My robust ragu combines ground beef, sausage and chicken. Serve it over any type of pasta or baked or fried...


Butternut Lasagna

I love butternut squash, a comfort food with gourmet possibilities. This squash lasagna offers a fresh, updated flavor profile that...

Fried Ravioli

4 reviews

In Catonsville, Maryland, Lee Server dresses up packages of cheese ravioli with a handful of seasonings for these mouthwatering bites....


Special Seafood Linguine

1 review

When entertaining, I often rely on this hearty pasta dish. To avoid some last-minute fuss, chop the onion and green...


Seafood-Stuffed Shells

3 reviews

These stuffed shells are really good, and we have them often. Even if you don’t like fish, you’ll love this...


Fried Cheese Ravioli

4 reviews

Be sure to make enough of these crispy, coated ravioli. They're bound to be the hit of your party. The...


Meatball Rigatoni Alfredo

3 reviews

My kids love meatballs with rigatoni or spaghetti. The baked cheese sauce in this recipe just takes it over the...

Angel Hair Pasta with Lobster

3 reviews

A light, lemon-garlic wine sauce enhances the flavor of tender lobster in this extra-special dish. Arugula adds a bit of...


Gorgonzola Chicken Penne

6 reviews

I came up with this recipe in my attempt to re-create a meal at a European restaurant. The hearty Gorgonzola...


Pot Roast with Spaghetti

2 reviews

My mother gave me this recipe some time ago. It's a winner in our family - kids especially seem to...


Quick Crab Alfredo

7 reviews

I use canned soup and sour cream to hurry along a rich sauce that coats imitation crab. When spooned over...


Red Clam Sauce

10 reviews

This recipe tastes like an Italian restaurant specialty and cooks while you take care of other things. What a marvelous...


Angel Hair Pasta with Tuna

1 review

When my summer garden is in full bloom, I'll make homemade puree with fresh tomatoes. Instead of tuna steaks, you...


Lemon Scallop Linguine

As I explored new ways of combining foods I love this new recipe turn out light and satisfying. With guests,...


Scallops Alfredo

2 reviews

When Georgia Stott of New Glarus, Wisconsin went back to school while still working full-time, fast-fixing recipes became a “necessity...

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Scallop Pesto Pasta

2 reviews

Sea scallops can range from 1/2 to 1 inch thick. To cook thicker scallops more quickly, cut them in half...


Scallops with Spaghetti

"My mom used to serve this speedy stir-fry when I was young," shares Susan D'Amore of West Chester, Pennsylvania. "Now...


Crab-Stuffed Chicken

1 review

"This is a luscious change from plain chicken and it's nice for company," assures Pat Durrie of Omaha, Nebraska. "The...


Asparagus Pasta ‘n’ Salmon

1 review

Asparagus and a light lemon dressing make this pasta salad perfect for spring dinners. Grilling the salmon gives it great...


Pasta Puttanesca

1 review

This pasta puttanesca recipe is great for a big gathering. It works well as a starter dish or as a...


Lemon Spaghetti

2 reviews

My family loves everything lemon and everything pasta. So when I came across this recipe, it was an instant favorite....