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    Spaghetti All’Amatriciana

    Spaghetti All'Amatriciana is a traditional Italian dish that reminds me of my roots. This amatriciana sauce recipe features guanciale (dried pork cheek). Guanciale can be hard to find, but pancetta or thick-cut bacon are good substitutes. —Lou Sansevero, Ferron, Utah

    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...


    Five-Cheese Ziti al Forno

    10 reviews

    After having the five-cheese ziti at Olive Garden, I tried to make my own version of it—and I think I...


    Mac ‘n’ Cheese Dinner

    3 reviews

    Don’t settle for ordinary mac and cheese. This version is my kids’ favorite, so I always make a huge pot....


    Crunchy White Baked Macaroni & Cheese

    2 reviews

    This creamy, bubbly, indulgent classic is down-home comfort food at its finest. The topping is made with panko bread crumbs...

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    Homemade Alfredo Sauce

    3 reviews

    When I found out I had celiac disease and couldn't have fettuccine Alfredo, I was determined to figure out a...


    Five-Cheese Mushroom Ravioli

    I bet you won't even miss the meat in these scrumptious portobello ravioli. Actual number of raviolis might change, depending...

    Creamy Bow Tie Pasta

    33 reviews

    Add a little zip to your meal with this saucy pasta dish. It's an excellent accompaniment with almost any meat...


    Tomato Soup with Cheese Tortellini

    7 reviews

    “Tortellini gives this garden-fresh tomato soup stick-to-your-ribs goodness,“ says Susan Peck, a busy mother of four. It's a staple on...


    Light Linguine Carbonara

    16 reviews

    When we have to rush off at night, I make this speedy pasta with veggies and bacon. Serve with breadsticks...


    Triple Cheese Twists

    2 reviews

    Our stovetop macaroni and cheese is extra special, thanks to the buttery crumb topping. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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    Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

    101 reviews

    This is the ultimate creamy mac and cheese recipe. It's saucy, thick and very rich, with a wonderful cheddar flavor....


    Parmesan Bow Tie Pasta with Chicken

    11 reviews

    On lazy summer weekends, we like chicken and yellow squash tossed with bow tie pasta. Add extra fresh grated Parmesan...


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    Cheese Ravioli with Zucchini

    4 reviews

    Whipping cream lends rich flavor to the lovely sauce for this colorful medley. Field editor Maria Regakis of Somerville, Massachusetts...


    Cheesy Lasagna

    5 reviews

    The four different types of cheese make this lasagna a real crowd-pleaser. You can vary the amount of mozzarella, Monterey...


    Lemon Parmesan Orzo

    3 reviews

    A splash of lemon and a shower of chopped parsley make this orzo one of my family's most-requested sides. It's...

    Cheesy Ham Tortellini

    4 reviews

    In Hemet, California, Margaret Wilson came up with this creamy skillet supper when trying to finish up leftover ham. "it's...


    Herbed Artichoke Cheese Tortellini

    26 reviews

    This flavor-packed meatless recipe features tomatoes, black olives and artichoke hearts tossed with tender cheese tortellini. —Karen Anzelc, Peoria, Arizona


    Four-Cheese Baked Penne

    6 reviews

    This cheesy pasta dish is comforting, hearty, delicious and—surprise!—meatless. Filling whole grains, low-fat protein and a touch of heat make...


    Best Ever Mac & Cheese

    10 reviews

    To make this amazing mac, I make a sauce loaded with three different cheeses to toss with the noodles. When...


    Four-Cheese Baked Ziti

    2 reviews

    Diane Nemitz of Ludington, Michigan writes, “A day without pasta is a like a day without sunshine!” Beefed up with...


    Herbed Macaroni and Cheese

    10 reviews

    Besides being a really easy recipe to make, it tastes very good, too! This is not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill macaroni...


    Easy Pasta Alfredo

    3 reviews

    Who would believe that five simple ingredients could taste so rich and delicious? "This creamy, comforting sauce can be made...


    Peas & Pasta Carbonara

    4 reviews

    Using cream cheese to fortify the sauce speeds up cooking time and will have you eating my take on this...

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    Spaghetti with Four Cheeses

    3 reviews

    This creamy and cheesy spaghetti dish is my mainstay whenever company's coming. The recipe, handed down from my aunt, is...


    Orzo with Parmesan & Basil

    17 reviews

    Dried basil adds its rich herb flavor to this creamy and delicious skillet side dish that's table-ready in just minutes!...


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    Spaghetti Chicken Parmesan

    12 reviews

    "I like to make this yummy recipe when I have extra spaghetti sauce on hand," comments Margie Eddy from Ann...


    Crab Macaroni & Cheese

    1 review

    Crab and mushrooms put a deliciously different spin on classic macaroni and cheese. It's an upscale casserole for special occasions...but...


    Summer Carbonara

    9 reviews

    Basil and bacon make best summer buds in this smoky-sweet pasta. I pair it with a simple spring mix salad...


    Mushroom Cheese Ravioli

    3 reviews

    You’d never guess this creamy, rich and colorful dish is light. Add a frosty glass of iced tea, spinach salad...