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    Hummus Pasta Salad

    This hummus pasta salad is a hearty side dish, but it could be a nice meatless main dish as well. Add the dressing while the pasta is still warm to allow the pasta to absorb some of the dressing. —Michelle Morrow, Newmarket, New Hampshire

    Ceylon Chicken Curry Noodle Soup

    1 review

    This comforting chicken curry noodle soup is a take on a soup I ate during childhood. It is loaded with...

    Sausage Pasta with Cajun Cream Sauce

    1 review

    I needed to use up some ingredients in my refrigerator, so I threw together this dish with a cajun cream...

    Tortellini with Sausage and Mascarpone

    2 reviews

    When I crave Italian comfort food on a busy night and don't have a lot of time to cook, this...

    Gorgonzola Shrimp Pasta

    1 review

    This creamy pasta dish is so quick and easy. It's perfect for weeknights, but feels special enough for company. —Robin...

    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...

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    One-Pan Rotini with Tomato Cream Sauce

    10 reviews

    I like to make one-pan recipes and this one was proclaimed a winner by my family. Bonus: It's also easy...

    Quick Sausage Tortellini Soup

    5 reviews

    I love that this soup is easy to make and uses common ingredients found in the pantry. You can use...

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    Modern Tuna Casserole

    11 reviews

    I loved tuna casserole as a kid and found myself craving it as an adult. However, the massive amounts of...

    Sassy Southwest Stuffed Shells

    1 review

    When I was a child, my mom made this dish quite often. When I came across her recipe on an...

    Crumb-Topped Macaroni and Cheese

    5 reviews

    Everyone loves this grown-up macaroni and cheese. It's also tasty with sharp cheddar and cream cheese instead of Gruyere and...

    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...

    One-Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta

    10 reviews

    When the weather's too chilly to grill burgers, I whip up a big pot of this cheesy pasta. Believe it...

    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...

    Summer Salad by the Lake

    4 reviews

    I came up with this recipe to show appreciation to all the teachers at my son’s school. The dish had...

    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,...

    Contest-Winning Turkey Meatball Soup

    7 reviews

    You don't need to cook the tender homemade meatballs or boil the egg noodles separately, so you can easily stir...

    Pepperoni Lasagna

    8 reviews

    I've served this satisfying lasagna for years - when our children were small, they preferred it more than a steak...

    White Bean and Pasta Soup

    3 reviews

    My husband and I savor every spoonful of this hearty soup. It makes a real stick-to-your ribs meal when served...

    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...

    Pepperoni Pasta Bake

    7 reviews

    Here's my homemade version of a family-favorite Italian restaurant entree. For a change of pace, I substitute hamburger for pepperoni,...

    Italian Spaghetti ‘n’ Meatballs

    5 reviews

    Meet the Cook: Always a favorite with my children, grandchildren and friends, these delectable meatballs take little time to prepare...

    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...

    Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad

    4 reviews

    During the summer, my family often requests this recipe—especially our 19-year-old (we also have a 15-year-old and a 14-year-old). Simply...

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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...

    Garlic Bread Pasta Torte

    1 review

    My kids love to stuff spiral pasta inside bread for a clever dinner torte. We save the bread crusts to...

    Sun-Dried Tomato Linguine

    2 reviews

    We call this “Gus’s Special Pasta” because my oldest child claimed it as his own. It’s cheesy, garlicky goodness and...

    Casablanca Chicken Couscous

    To give risotto, that favorite Italian comfort food, an update, I used couscous and lively North African-inspired flavors to deliver...

    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 Curry Lasagna

    6 reviews

    My family loves Indian food, and I thought the creamy tomato-based sauce in our favorite curry would be tasty as...