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    Pressure-Cooker Cajun Chicken Alfredo

    1 review

    This recipe is a true comfort food! Cajun spice adds a nice heat to the creamy Alfredo sauce. And nothing beats having to clean only one pot. Add more or less seasoning depending on your preferred spice level. This recipe would also be tasty with shrimp or smoked sausage. —Jennifer Stowell, Deep River, Iowa

    Spicy Chicken and Bacon Mac

    18 reviews

    I've been working to perfect a creamy, spicy mac and cheese for years. After adding smoky bacon, chicken, jalapenos and...

    Pasta with Chicken and Squash

    10 reviews

    This is a special dish that we enjoy often. A bed of noodles is covered with a creamy cheese sauce,...

    Spicy Chicken Linguine

    5 reviews

    Our state is famous for its green chilies. Naturally, my husband and I included them in this linguine dish we...

    Meaty Mac ‘n’ Cheese

    9 reviews

    My husband is disabled and requires constant care. This doesn't leave me a lot of time to cook, so I...

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    Microwave Mac ‘n’ Cheese

    3 reviews

    My family prefers homemade macaroni and cheese over the kind you get out of the box. This recipe is an...

    Pronto Taco Soup

    6 reviews

    When out-of-state friends dropped by, I invited them to stay for dinner, knowing that I could put together this mild,...

    Chicken Mushroom Fettuccine

    4 reviews

    I depend on this recipe when I get home late from work and my hungry family wants something delicious for...

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    Vegetarian Linguine

    27 reviews

    Looking for a tasty alternative to the usual meat-and-potatoes meals? Try this colorful pasta dish. My oldest son came up...

    Tortellini Vegetable Soup

    8 reviews

    Tomatoes, carrots, green beans, potatoes, corn and celery are the perfect complements to convenient frozen tortellini in this heartwarming soup....

    Taco Twist Soup

    20 reviews

    The fun, family-friendly twist in this taco soup is the spiral pasta. I lightened this soup by substituting black beans...

    Garden Squash Ravioli

    1 review

    I created this dish to make the most of an overabundance of yellow squash and zucchini from our garden. It...

    Pepperoni Angel Hair

    6 reviews

    This noodle side dish is so versatile that it can accompany steak, pork chops, chicken or even hamburgers. Chill leftovers...

    Sausage Noodle Supper

    6 reviews

    I can’t recall how I came up with this main dish, but it’s a staple in my house. With packaged...

    Zucchini-Garlic Pasta

    3 reviews

    My Italian neighbor gave me the ingredients for this salad, but he didn't have the measurements written down. I experimented...

    Asparagus Spaghetti

    3 reviews

    Lots of asparagus is grown not too far from our h me. Each spring, when it's being harvested, I'll make...

    Creamy Prosciutto Pasta

    3 reviews

    I'm always looking for dinners that I can put together quickly. I re-created a favorite pasta dish from an Italian...

    Spicy Veggie Pasta Bake

    4 reviews

    My dad cooked with cast-iron skillets, so when I do, I remember his amazing culinary skills. I keep the tradition...

    Ranch Mac & Cheese

    57 reviews

    I came up with the recipe for this creamy and satisfying macaroni and cheese, which has a special twist. My...

    Turkey Pasta Supreme

    5 reviews

    Since this dish combines turkey and pasta, even our children love it. It's fun to make turkey a different way,...

    Italian Sausage & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

    1 review

    Flavor-packed sausage and sun-dried tomatoes are sure to liven up any simple pasta dish. I have a feeling that once...

    Panzanella Pasta

    2 reviews

    We take classic panzanella ingredients like ripe tomatoes, peppers and olives and toss them with hot noodles for a hearty...

    Ham and Vegetable Linguine

    5 reviews

    I've been pleasing dinner guests with this delicious pasta dish that was based on one I found in a favorite...

    Turkey Linguine

    1 review

    Here's a combination I concocted to use when I'm in a hurry. It's a quick, delicious and complete meal that...

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    Fresh Tomato Pasta Toss

    4 reviews

    My parents went on vacation last year just as their tomato crop - and mine - was ready to harvest....

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    Comforting Chicken Noodle Soup

    93 reviews

    A good friend made us this rich, comforting, creamy chicken noodle soup after the birth of our son. It was...

    Asian Long Noodle Soup

    2 reviews

    This flavorful soup is perfect for when you want something warm and filling in a hurry. If you can't find...

    Zesty Turkey Tomato Soup

    3 reviews

    This chunky soup from Katherine Preiss of Penfield, Pennsylvania is full of flavor...and zip! “If you don’t want as much...

    Chinese Chicken Spaghetti

    14 reviews

    It's hard to believe that something that comes together this easily could be tasty and lower in fat. This dish...

    Fettuccine Carbonara

    20 reviews

    When a man at church found out how much my family likes fettuccine, he shared his Italian grandmother's carbonara recipe...