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Pressure-Cooker Clam Sauce

I serve this bright and fresh clam sauce often, usually with pasta. But it's also delectable as a hot dip for special get-togethers. —Frances Pietsch, Flower Mound, Texas

Perfect Four-Cheese Lasagna

4 reviews

Lasagna is one of my favorites, and this is the recipe I’ve been making since I was a teenager. It’s...


Slow-Cooker Short Rib Ragu over Pappardelle

8 reviews

An irresistible sauce gives this beef another dimension of flavor. Nearly any starchy side, such as potatoes or polenta, will...


Oven-Ready Lasagna

When company drops in, Debbie uses the sauce to assemble this cheesy lasagna. Oven-ready noodles, which don't need to be...


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...

Hearty Ragu Bolognese

My robust ragu combines ground beef, sausage and chicken. Serve it over any type of pasta or baked or fried...


Stuffed Pasta Shells

19 reviews

These savory shells never fail to make a big impression, even though the recipe is very easy. One or two...

Crowd-Pleasing Baked Ziti

2 reviews

This isn’t your mama’s baked pasta! My zippy ziti boasts all the comfort and heartiness of Mom’s but with little...


Slow-Cooked Lasagna with Homemade Sauce

This recipe was given to me by a friend who made it using a store-bought marinara sauce. I created 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...


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...

Pesto Pasta Medley

This was a favorite recipe at the prep school where I used to work. I always receive complements and requests...


Greek Pasta

Sweet sun-dried tomatoes, black olives and fresh basil are tossed with olive oil and pasta in this easy vegetarian dish....


Mom’s White Lasagna

13 reviews

My mom made this lasagna for special occasions, such as birthdays. When she passed, I inherited her cookbooks—tucked inside one...


Cannelloni-Style Lasagna

4 reviews

I created this lasagna, combining two family favorite dishes, for our family's Christmas celebration. It was extra special because my...


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...

Butternut Lasagna

I love butternut squash, a comfort food with gourmet possibilities. This squash lasagna offers a fresh, updated flavor profile that...


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Mostaccioli

13 reviews

Even though we're not Italian, this rich, cheesy pasta dish is a "family tradition" for holidays and special occasions. I...


Toasted Ravioli Puffs

9 reviews

I call toasted ravioli a fan favorite because it disappears faster than I can make it. With just five ingredients,...


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...


Hearty Chicken Lasagna

10 reviews

Give this good-for-you lasagna a try. The lean chicken is a nice change of pace from traditional lasagnas calling for...


Makeover Traditional Lasagna

5 reviews

I’ve never been quick to pass along my special recipes, but this one is so good that it’s become our...


Lasagna Deliziosa

56 reviews

Everyone loves this lasagna. It's often served as a birthday treat for guests. I've lightened it up a lot from...


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Artichoke Spinach Lasagna

29 reviews

Friends of ours served this homey dish when we visited them in Maryland. We just had to get the recipe,...

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Make Once, Eat Twice Lasagna

17 reviews

Our family loves this recipe along with a green salad and garlic bread. It's so handy to have an extra...


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Mini Mac & Cheese Bites

19 reviews

Young relatives were coming for a Christmas party, so I wanted something fun for them to eat. Instead, the adults...


Veggie Lasagna

7 reviews

No one will even miss the meat when you serve this vegetable-rich lasagna. It has a fresh, full-bodied flavor. To...


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...


Cream Cheese and Swiss Lasagna

41 reviews

I like to fix the chunky meat sauce for this dish the day before, so the flavors can blend. It...


Cheese Tortellini Salad

This chilled toss will add color and variety to your holiday spread. Red and yellow peppers provide a delightful crunch,...