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    Penne All’Arrabiata

    Pasta all'arrabiata, a classic Italian recipe, is my comfort food be it summer or winter. My kids and I love sprinkling "pangrattato" (fried bread crumbs) on top of the arrabiata sauce. —Smitha Haridasan, Ganapathy, AE

    Summer Zucchini Pasta

    1 review

    I'm always experimenting when my garden is cranking out zucchini and summer squash. This simple and healthy summer zucchini pasta...

    Homemade Marinara Sauce

    1 review

    This quick and easy homemade marinara sauce is my kids' favorite. It works fantastic with spaghetti, and my kids love...


    My mother, who was Italian American, called marinara sauce "gravy." She made this marinara sauce recipe in big batches several...

    Decadent Spinach-Stuffed Shells

    1 review

    I created this comforting stuffed shells dish to serve on Christmas Eve, but it’s so good we enjoy it all...

    Cauliflower Alfredo

    2 reviews

    My family loves this quick and healthy cauliflower Alfredo sauce on pasta. —Shelly Bevington, Hermiston, Oregon

    Creamy Avocado Manicotti

    I am always looking for creative ways to make vegetarian dinners a little different. I grow my own basil,...

    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...

    Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Onion

    3 reviews

    Tender potato gnocchi are so delicious with sauteed mushrooms and onions. This is one of my family's go-to side dishes....

    Tortellini with Tomato Spinach Cream Sauce

    5 reviews

    I enjoy all things pasta, and tortellini is my favorite. The flavor of this dish is amazing. Even my husband,...

    Harvest Bow Ties

    Spaghetti squash and bow ties make this meatless dish hearty and filling. Add a can of black beans if you'd...

    Chard & White Bean Pasta

    I love to prepare dishes without gluten or dairy products, and this recipe meets the criteria when you use gluten-free...

    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

    Artichoke Blue Cheese Fettuccine

    2 reviews

    Store-bought Alfredo sauce speeds along this flavorful, meatless entree. I use dry pasta, but you can use refrigerated fettuccine to...

    Vegetable Cheese Tortellini

    1 review

    This side is so good, even kids eat it up and get nutritious vegetables in the process.—Jennifer Marriott, Batavia, New...

    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...

    Pesto Pepper Tortellini

    4 reviews

    "This is a shortcut version of a rich, creamy pasta dish I enjoyed on a vacation trip," shares Mickie Taft...

    Garlic Spaghetti

    2 reviews

    "I make this family favorite at least two or three times a month," remarks Jackie Messina of Chardon, Ohio. "It's...

    Orecchiette with Roasted Brussels Sprouts

    8 reviews

    Small ear-shaped pasta with roasted Brussels sprouts has everything I look for in a main dish: flavor, texture, and stick-to-the-ribs...

    Ricotta Gnocchi in Tomato Sauce

    If you like trying out new dishes and enjoy Italian food, you should give this recipe a try. We

    Creamy Ranch Mac and Cheese

    4 reviews

    I came up with the recipe for this creamy and comforting macaroni and cheese with a ranch-flavored twist. My husband...

    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...

    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...

    Broccoli Tortellini Salad

    3 reviews

    "This tried-and-true salad is simple to toss together and convenient since you make it ahead," reports May Sisk Hazlet, New...

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    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...

    Mushroom Tortellini Soup

    4 reviews

    This colorful veggie soup gets all bulked up thanks to cheesy tortellini. It's a real comfort on a cold or...

    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...

    Broccoli Fettuccine

    3 reviews

    This simple recipe is one of my favorites. The flavor is great, and it can be prepared in a very...

    Broccoli-Pasta Side Dish

    16 reviews

    I love to fix new recipes for my husband, Robert, and our children. With garlic and cheese, this broccoli pasta...

    Linguine with Fresh Tomatoes

    12 reviews

    This garlic and basil linguine is a perfect way to use up your late-summer tomato harvest. It makes a great...