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    Pressure-Cooker Mushroom Pork Ragout

    1 review

    Savory, quickly made pork is luscious served in a delightful tomato gravy over noodles. It’s a nice change from regular pork roast. I serve it with broccoli or green beans on the side. —Connie McDowell, Greenwood, Delaware.

    Spinach Turkey Penne

    A friend served this recipe to me as a vegetarian dish. I enjoyed it, but my husband and three sons...


    His Favorite Ravioli For 2

    Turn refrigerated ravioli into a gourmet meal in no time! The rich flavors and interesting textures give this dish its...


    Easy Vegetable Linguine

    1 review

    One-pot meals are a staple in my home and this is one of my favorites I have come up with....


    Pasta with Sausage Cream Sauce

    —Ernest Walker, Gallipolis, Ohio

    Skillet Sauerbraten

    I've used this recipe successfully with steak, antelope and venison. I generally serve it with red cabbage and egg noodles...


    Steak and Mushroom Sauce

    3 reviews

    This slow cooker recipe from Lois Hedke is light on ingredients and big on taste. “This is our favorite ‘quickie’”...

    Sausage and Pumpkin Pasta for Two

    2 reviews

    "We really enjoy this meal. Cubed leftover turkey may be substituted for sausage.” Just add to the skillet with the...


    Pepper Jack Mac

    9 reviews

    This spicy dish is a fast favorite of mine. If I have extra time, I top it with Parmesan bread...


    Gluten-Free Skillet Pasta

    This is always a good recipe to make when short on time. Lovely herb accents enhance this easy stovetop spaghetti....


    Pronto Prosciutto Pasta

    1 review

    "With lots of prosciutto and flavor from feta and seasonings, this impressive pasta is quick and easy," Jill Conley relates...

    Creamy Shrimp Tortellini

    6 reviews

    My husband and I love entertaining. This recipe is easy yet elegant, allowing us to visit with company while serving...


    Chicken Parmesan for Two

    "My husband isn't a big fan of pasta so I came up with a dish he'd actually be happy to...


    Artichoke Shrimp Linguine

    3 reviews

    With its hint of garlic and a delicate wine sauce, this seafood sensation will have artichoke lovers asking for seconds....


    Quick Chicken Fettuccine

    3 reviews

    “This casserole is ready to eat in just 30 minutes and it's simple, warm and welcoming,” writes Darlene Brendan of...


    Easy Salmon Fettuccine

    3 reviews

    “This recipe was in our newspaper, but I adapted it to our tastes,” says Dorothy Wray of Sweetwater, Texas. “It’s...

    Fire Island Ziti for Two

    I've always been fascinated by Fire Island and thought the name was fitting for this slightly spicy pasta dish. —Candace...


    Four-Cheese Stuffed Shells

    9 reviews

    More cheese, please! You'll get your fill from saucy jumbo pasta shells loaded with four kinds—ricotta, Asiago, mozzarella and cottage...


    Scallops Pesto with Vermicelli

    5 reviews

    Quick and easy with a gourmet flavor, this savory seafood entree seasons tender bay scallops with garlic, oregano andd pesto...


    Pizza Ravioli

    3 reviews

    “I dreamed up this dish one day when I was trying to use up a package of frozen ravioli,” relates...


    Italian Spaghetti and Meatballs for Two

    This dish was so popular at our church's potluck functions that I asked for the recipe. It has become a...


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    No-Bake Lasagna

    You don't need to turn on the oven for this lasagna, so it's perfect for summer. The noodles and sauce...


    Creamy Pasta Primavera for Two

    4 reviews

    "When I think of springtime, asparagus comes to mind. This pasta dish is a wonderful blend of tender, crisp colorful...


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    Fettuccine Primavera

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

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    Bow Ties with Fresh Tomato Sauce

    2 reviews

    I make this meatless dish often for my husband and me. Try it as a change of pace from traditional...


    Pork Marsala

    3 reviews

    Some good friends fixed Pork Marsala for us once and it has been a favorite ever since! It's the perfect...


    Fresh Tomato Pasta

    1 review

    Garden-fresh veggies and herbs blend together beautifully in this flavorful pasta sauce recipe from our Test Kitchen.


    Broccoli Chicken Fettuccine

    9 reviews

    I served this with Chive Garlic Bread from the April/May 2001 issue, and my
    finicky-eating, 6-year-old grandson absolutely loved...


    Shrimp Pasta Primavera

    23 reviews

    They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. So when I invite that special guy to...


    Spaghetti with Bolognese Sauce

    5 reviews

    Travel to Italy with this hearty pasta that's a breeze to prepare. Our Test Kitchen jazzed up store-bought spaghetti sauce,...