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Chicken Manicotti with White Sauce

8 reviews

I like making this dish for special occasions. You can also use low-fat ingredients, and it turns out just as good. —Liz Lorch, Spirit Lake, Iowa

Italian Baked Chicken

13 reviews

For a casual get-together, this saucy herbed chicken is a terrific choice. Serve it over angel hair pasta for a...

Butternut Ravioli with Bourbon Pecan Sauce

1 review

Each year our family receives 25 pounds of pecans from a friend. With that many nuts, it requires some imagination...

Special Seafood Skillet

Since fresh seafood is so readily available here on the Atlantic Coast, seafood recipes are quite popular. This is an...

Seafood Pasta Sauce

Something's fishy around Michelle Van Aller's kitchen and her husband isn't a bit suspicious! "When I make low-fat, high taste...

Baked Ziti Casserole

9 reviews

With its rich Italian flavor and generous combination of cheeses, it's hard to believe this pasta entree is light. this...

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Veal Scallopini

2 reviews

My husband and I prepare this veal dish for birthdays and other special occasions. We love to cook and often...

Fettuccine Primavera

This delicious dish from field editor Cassandra Corridon of Frederick, Maryland is chockfull of crisp-tender vegetables that are delicately seasoned...

Cheese-Stuffed Shells

81 reviews

When I was living in California, I tasted this rich cheesy pasta dish at a neighborhood Italian restaurant. I got...

Pasta with Sausage Cream Sauce

—Ernest Walker, Gallipolis, Ohio

Portobello Angel Hair Nests

4 reviews

"I whipped up this recipe one winter evening when my husband and I wanted something hearty but nutrtious," shares Tina...

Sea Scallops and Fettuccine

4 reviews

This luscious and lemony pasta dish is so easy, it's become one of our weekly meal mainstays. But it's also...

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Pesto Shrimp Pasta

5 reviews

A dash of red pepper puts zip in this lively main dish from Gloria Jones Grenga of Newnan, Georgia.

Sauteed Scallops & Shrimp Pasta

6 reviews

I created this tempting seafood pasta for my wife. It’s a terrific meal served with crusty sourdough. If you don't...

Linguine with Herbed Clam Sauce

12 reviews

This impressive pasta looks and tastes so much like fancy restaurant fare that you'll want to serve it to guests....

Tender Beef over Noodles

16 reviews

I dress up stew meat with noodles and a slightly sweet red sauce for this satisfying main dish. It goes...

Shrimp & Macaroni Casserole

47 reviews

Mac and cheese goes upscale in this deliciously cheesy variation. The shrimp gives a unique twist to this popular standard....

Shrimp Puttanesca

3 reviews

I throw together these bold ingredients for a feisty seafood pasta. —Lynda Balslev, Sausalito, California

Festive Spaghetti ‘n’ Meatballs

"When I don't have enough time to make spaghetti sauce from scratch, I dress up a store-bought jar with fresh...

Homemade Manicotti

35 reviews

These tender manicotti are much easier to stuff than the purchased variety. People are always amazed when I say I...

Spinach Chicken Manicotti

9 reviews

Pepper and nutmeg spice up the rich sauce in this hearty pasta dish. I made this for my boyfriend on...

Italian Shrimp and Pasta

30 reviews

We like pasta with Italian tomato sauces, and this recipe is one we make often. It’s heavy on the shrimp...

Best Shrimp Scampi

7 reviews

In Burien, Washington, Lori Watkins frequently prepares this simple seafood entree that looks fancy enough for company or special occasions....

Red Clam Sauce

10 reviews

This recipe tastes like an Italian restaurant specialty and cooks while you take care of other things. What a marvelous...

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Healthy Shrimp Piccata Pasta

4 reviews

This dish is quick, easy, flavorful and a great way to introduce shrimp and capers to your menu. The light...

Spicy Shrimp & Penne Pasta

1 review

I created this creamy pasta dish when I needed to use up some marinara. Red pepper flakes give it a...

Shrimp and Pasta Supper

This skillet dish is so easy to make on those busy days, and it's delicious, too! I got the recipe...

Mediterranean Shrimp and Pasta

When our appetites are hearty, I double this dish. The shrimp and pasta are tossed in a light sauce.

Shrimp & Tomato Linguine Toss

10 reviews

Looking for lighter fare tonight? Pair this fast and flavorful pasta toss with salad and garlic bread for a stress-free...

Lemony Shrimp with Pasta

3 reviews

"I created this supper standout one day with just the items in my refrigerator at the time. The recipe will...