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Creamy Avocado Manicotti

I am always looking for creative ways to make vegetarian dinners a little different. I grow my own basil, and avocados are a versatile favorite, so this recipe is a fantastic way to make manicotti that's a little unusual. —Jennifer Coduto, Kent, Ohio

Butternut and Chard Pasta Bake

2 reviews

This recipe is made for butternut squash lovers, with pureed squash in the sauce and squash pieces in the casserole...


Tomato Alfredo Pasta

4 reviews

Unable to decide between topping pasta with tomato or Alfredo sauce, I combine them into one.—Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon


Tortellini Bake

6 reviews

One year I had so much summer squash, I was desperate for different ways to prepare it. That's when I...


Mushroom Penne Bake

3 reviews

This is an easy, hearty and delicious meal for a chilly evening! Its cheesy goodness will have you going in...

Wonton Walnut Ravioli

6 reviews

Roasted butternut squash has a sweet, nutty flavor similar to pumpkin but is much easier to prepare. If time is...


Ziti Alfredo with Vegetables

"A creamy dressing, lots of flavor an unexpected hint of nutmeg make this hearty pasta dish so delicious i can't...

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...


Cheesy Broccoli Rigatoni

9 reviews

"This cheese-and-veggie-packed pasta side dish always brings compliments. Add chicken or shrimp, and you'll have a well-balanced entree," Lisa Csiki...


Cheese & Pumpkin-Filled Manicotti

16 reviews

Our family adores autumn and anything to do with pumpkins! This warm, comforting recipe is so easy to put together...


Porcini Mac & Cheese

5 reviews

This recipe was inspired by a mushroom mac and cheese I had at a local restaurant. I incorporated the fall...

Macaroni ‘n’ Cheese Italiano

"I've always liked macaroni and cheese, but my husband prefers macaroni with tomato sauce. So I added spaghetti sauce and...


Cheesy Spinach-Stuffed Shells

5 reviews

This is my own personal recipe. I'm very proud of it because I am still a beginner cook and it...


Provolone Ziti Bake

16 reviews

As easy as it is filling and delicious, this Italian meal appeals to everyone—and they won’t even miss the meat....


Five-Cheese Jumbo Shells

13 reviews

Using five cheeses in one dish doesn't usually translate to a dish that's considered light, but this meatless meal is...


Tortellini Spinach Casserole

18 reviews

Spinach gives this popular casserole a fresh taste that will delight even those who say they don't like spinach. In...

Veggie Macaroni & Cheese

19 reviews

This creamy mac and cheese definitely doesn't come from a box! Fresh veggies add crunch and color and will leave...


Broccoli Mac & Cheese Bake

16 reviews

My husband made a version of this casserole for me on our first date. Over the 11 years we’ve been...


Italian Three-Cheese Macaroni

8 reviews

My husband is a self-proclaimed mac-and-cheese connoisseur and says that this is his favorite version. The Italian seasoning and tomatoes...


Italian Cheese-Stuffed Shells

2 reviews

From Galesville, Wisconsin, Patty Tappendorf notes, “I found this recipe in a church cookbook and thought it was a great...


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...


Pierogi Pasta Shells

15 reviews

My family loves perogies, so I decided to create my own version. I took these to a Christmas party and...


Hearty Tomato-Olive Penne

1 review

Who needs meat when you have a pasta dish loaded with tomatoes, olives and Havarti cheese? I often assemble it...


Artichoke Ravioli

6 reviews

This dish is quick and easy to put together, but tastes like you spent hours preparing it. The artichokes add...

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Make-Ahead Spinach Manicotti

28 reviews

When I invite people to dinner, many have started requesting this pasta bake ahead of time because it's that good....


Rosemary Butternut Squash Lasagna

5 reviews

I came up with this recipe when our garden was brimming with butternut squash. This is now our favorite way...


Rigatoni with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

5 reviews

Rich and buttery cream sauce coats pasta and sweet potatoes in this impressive entree. Walnuts and wine give the dish...


Tomato N Cheese Pasta

3 reviews

Garlic, basil and oregano add pizzazz to this savory side dish. The pasta is tender and moist, and there's plenty...


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Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups

21 reviews

One night friends on a tight schedule stopped by. I invited them to stay for dinner, so I needed something...