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Vegetarian Spaghetti

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Margaret Wilson
Who says spaghetti needs meat to be tasty? "I streamlined the original recipe for this deliciously different dish to reduce its 2-hour simmer time to just 10 minutes," comments Margaret Wilson from Hemet, California.
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Italian Sausage with Bow Ties

Italian Sausage with Bow Ties

Italian Sausage with Bow Ties

We often have our favorite pasta when company comes over, and I’ve shared the recipe several times. Now many of my friends make it for their families, too. —Janelle Moore, Auburn, Washington

Greek Chicken Pasta

Greek Chicken Pasta

Greek Chicken Pasta

This hearty main dish has great Mediterranean flavor. I left out the olives, and my family still loved it. —Susan Stetzel, Gainesville, New York

Cheese Tortellini with Tomatoes and Corn

Cheese Tortellini with Tomatoes and Corn

Cheese Tortellini with Tomatoes and Corn

Fresh corn and basil make this dish taste like summer. I think it's a good one for bringing to picnics or gatherings, but it's great along with any side dish for a weeknight dinner! —Sally Maloney, Dallas, Georgia
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Chicken Tortellini Alfredo

Chicken Tortellini Alfredo

Chicken Tortellini Alfredo

I often get home too late to cook a good, satisfying meal for my family, so I’m always looking for shortcuts that taste great. Here’s one we always enjoy. —Christie Wethington, Lexington, Kentucky

Speedy Chicken Marsala

Speedy Chicken Marsala

Speedy Chicken Marsala

This is one of my favorite dishes to order in restaurants, so I created a version that I could make in a flash on a weeknight at home. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

Ham and Cheese Ranch Pasta

Ham and Cheese Ranch Pasta

Ham and Cheese Ranch Pasta

To cut the fat in this makeover recipe, we reduced the amount of butter from 1/4 cup to 1 tablespoon, switched the cheese to a reduced-fate Mexican cheese blend and chose lean ham over regular. These changes cut the calories by nearly a third and reduced the fat, saturated fat cholesterol and sodium by more than half.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Garlic Chicken Rigatoni

Garlic Chicken Rigatoni

Garlic Chicken Rigatoni

My family loves the scampi-inspired combination of garlic and olive oil in this delicious pasta. I love that it’s guilt-free! —Judy Crawford, Deming, New Mexico

Spicy Chicken Spaghetti

Spicy Chicken Spaghetti

Spicy Chicken Spaghetti

“I keep on the lookout for recipes that serve two,” explains LaDonna Reed. “We’re also watching our fat grams, so this main course was a great find. Adjust the spice level by decreasing the Cajun seasoning,” she writes from Ponca City, Oklahoma.

Spicy Chili Mac

Spicy Chili Mac

Spicy Chili Mac

Family and friends love this recipe. I use three power foods: tomatoes, black beans and olive oil, plus whole wheat pasta. It's comfort food to feel good about! —Krissy Black, Mt. Vernon, Ohio

Bow Ties with Asparagus and Prosciutto

Bow Ties with Asparagus and Prosciutto

Bow Ties with Asparagus and Prosciutto

For a main course, Jodi Trigg of Toledo, Illinois likes to serve a meal that lets the flavors of prosciutto and asparagus shine. With only five ingredients and a couple of tablespoons of water, Bow Ties with Asparagus and Prosciutto is as easy as it is elegant. “Add a dash of nutmeg for a change of pace,” suggests Jodi.
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Shrimp & Tomato Linguine Toss

Shrimp & Tomato Linguine Toss

Shrimp & Tomato Linguine Toss

Looking for lighter fare tonight? Pair this fast and flavorful pasta toss with salad and garlic bread for a stress-free supper. —Louise Gilbert, Quesnel, British Columbia
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