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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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To make this amazing mac, I make a sauce loaded with three different cheeses to toss with the noodles. When baked, it's ooey, gooey and cheesy good. And don't get me started on the crunchy topping! —Beth Jacobson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Chunky Roasted Tomatoes

Chunky Roasted Tomatoes

Chunky Roasted Tomatoes

Vine-ripened tomatoes roast up into a versatile sauce that's excellent over pasta, grilled chicken and fish or on toasted French bread for bruschetta. I often double or triple the recipe, and my husband still can't get enough.

Ziti Supper

Ziti Supper

Ziti Supper

For her fabulous and fuss-free Ziti Supper, Elaine Spevak of Jacksonville, Florida turns to store-bought spaghetti sauce, then dresses it up with crisp veggies, olives, fresh parsley and cheese. The result? A healthy dinner entree that’s “quick to prepare and sure to please,” she reports. “This is my family’s very favorite pasta dish.” TIP: For easy variety, choose a spaghetti sauce with mini meatballs.

Mushroom Hunter's Sauce

Mushroom Hunter's Sauce

Mushroom Hunter's Sauce

Hunter sauce is a rich brown sauce with an accent of tomato.
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Simmered Sirloin with Noodles

Simmered Sirloin with Noodles

Simmered Sirloin with Noodles

We always have noodles in the pantry and wanted something simple to serve over them for a fuss-free meal. This creation, perfected over the years, is now a family favorite.

Linguine with Broccoli Rabe & Peppers

Linguine with Broccoli Rabe & Peppers

Linguine with Broccoli Rabe & Peppers

Broccoli rabe is one of my favorite veggies. Since it cooks right with the pasta, you can multitask. Before you know it, dinner is served. —Gilda Lester, Millsboro, Delaware

Sausage Marinara Sauce

Sausage Marinara Sauce

Sausage Marinara Sauce

Not only does this sauce freeze well, but it's a family favorite. I like to keep a few batches in the freezer. Then I simply cook the pasta, reheat the sauce and dinner is ready.—Christi Gillentine, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Turkey Sausage with Pasta

Turkey Sausage with Pasta

Turkey Sausage with Pasta

Love Italian food? You'll be craving what's good for you when this turkey dish is on the menu. It balances meat, pasta and the best of the garden's bounty. —Mary Tallman, Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin

Sausage & Swiss Chard Lasagna

Sausage & Swiss Chard Lasagna

Sausage & Swiss Chard Lasagna

Rustic and comforting, I found this rich and cheesy lasagna to be a great way to get kids to eat healthy greens—it's such a tasty casserole they'll never know the Swiss chard is there! —Candace Morehouse, Show Low, Arizona

Herbed Italian Meat Sauce

Herbed Italian Meat Sauce

Herbed Italian Meat Sauce

I got this recipe from a California cousin back in 1953, and it's just as popular with my family now as it was then. The slow simmering really blends the tastes.—LaVerne Creamer, Paducah, Texas

Double-Cheese Beef Pasta

Double-Cheese Beef Pasta

Double-Cheese Beef Pasta

Provolone and mozzarella cheeses star in this comforting pasta dish. My mother shared the recipe with me when I was married more than 50 years ago.—Marilyn Pearson, Billings, Montana

Zippy Macaroni and Cheese

Zippy Macaroni and Cheese

Zippy Macaroni and Cheese

When I was asked to teach an advanced 4-H foods class, I included this recipe. The kids loved it and have been making it for their families ever since.—Glenda Schwartz, Morden, Manitoba
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