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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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This is a hearty, comforting casserole that's always a crowd-pleaser. The combination of flavors and interesting colors ensures I come home with an empty dish! —Vicki Raatz, Waterloo, Wisconsin
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Traditional Lasagna

Traditional Lasagna

Traditional Lasagna

My family first tasted this rich, homemade lasagna recipe at a friend's home on Christmas Eve. We were so impressed that it became our own holiday tradition as well. I also prepare it other times of the year. It's requested often by my sister's Italian in-laws—I consider that the highest compliment! —Lorri Foockle, Granville, Illinois

Seafood Lasagna

Seafood Lasagna

Seafood Lasagna

This rich satisfying dish, adapted from a recipe given to me by a friend, is my husband's favorite. I usually serve it on his birthday. It's loaded with scallops, shrimp and crab in a creamy sauce. I consider this the "crown jewel" in my repertoire of recipes. —Elena Hansen, Ruidoso, New Mexico

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi

This shrimp scampi recipe looks like you fussed, but it’s easy to prepare. Lemon and herbs enhance the shrimp, and bread crumbs add a pleasing crunch. Served over pasta, this main dish is pretty enough for company. —Lori Packer, Omaha, Nebraska
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Chicken Penne Casserole

Chicken Penne Casserole

Chicken Penne Casserole

This is my family’s favorite casserole recipe. I make it every week or two and we never tire of it. I like that I can clean my kitchen and then relax while it bakes. It won’t disappoint! —Carmen Vanosch, Vernon, British Columbia

Pesto-Chicken Penne Casseroles

Pesto-Chicken Penne Casseroles

Pesto-Chicken Penne Casseroles

Creamy, flavorful and so easy to fix, this meal-in-one will wow family and friends. Get ready for recipe requests for this easy chicken casserole! —Laura Kayser, Ankeny, Iowa

Cheese-Stuffed Shells

Cheese-Stuffed Shells

Cheese-Stuffed Shells

When I was living in California, I tasted this rich cheesy pasta dish at a neighborhood Italian restaurant. I got the recipe and made a few changes to it in my own kitchen. I'm happy to share it with you. —Lori Mecca, Grants Pass, Oregon

Spaghetti Casserole

Spaghetti Casserole

Spaghetti Casserole

This is an easy dish to prepare ahead of time, refrigerate and bake just before company arrives. —Kim Rocker, LaGrange, Georgia

Taco-Filled Pasta Shells

Taco-Filled Pasta Shells

Taco-Filled Pasta Shells

I've been stuffing pasta shells with different fillings for years, but my family enjoys this version with taco-seasoned meat the most. The frozen shells are so convenient, because you can take out only the number you need for a single-serving lunch or family dinner. Just add zippy taco sauce and bake. —Marge Hodel Roanoke, Illinois

Alfredo Chicken Lasagna

Alfredo Chicken Lasagna

Alfredo Chicken Lasagna

This easy recipe is elegant enough for company, writes Bridgette Monaghan from Masonville, Iowa. “I've served it often, and everyone comments on its rich flavor. I love the fact that it can be made ahead.”

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

Creamy Spinach Sausage Pasta

Creamy Spinach Sausage Pasta

Creamy Spinach Sausage Pasta

So rich and creamy, this pasta dish is wonderfully cheesy and delicious! And for time-saving convenience, I like to assemble it the night before, then bake it the next day. —Susie Sizemore, Collinsville, Virginia
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