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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 year long. It can easily be assembled and frozen to bake at a later date. If you have any leftover cheese mixture, it can be served as a dip, either cold or spooned into ramekins and baked until browned. If you don’t like roasted red peppers, feel free to substitute chopped sun-dried tomatoes in the filling and any other pasta sauce. —Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, CO

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...


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...


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...


Cheese-Stuffed Shells

82 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...


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...


Mom’s Lasagna

16 reviews

We can hardly wait to dig into this cheesy, meaty lasagna. It smells great when baking and tastes even better!...


Argentine Lasagna

2 reviews

My family is from Argentina, which has a strong Italian heritage and large cattle ranches. One of our favorite Argentinian...


Stuffed Shells with Arrabbiata Sauce

1 review

This Italian classic takes on a distinctive Latin American flourish with the addition of chorizo. The sausage adds an extra...


Donna Lasagna

5 reviews

This traditional lasagna is a real crowd-pleaser. With ground beef, Italian sausage, a from-scratch tomato sauce and a rich cheese...

Makeover Beef & Sausage Lasagna

11 reviews

The Taste of Home Test Kitchen trimmed the cholesterol and saturated fat in my original meat-lover's lasagna recipe, and came...


Meaty Spinach Manicotti

12 reviews

This hearty stuffed pasta dish will feed a crowd. Tangy tomato sauce tops manicotti that's filled with a mouthwatering blend...


Eggplant Sausage Casserole

9 reviews

If you want your kids to happily eat their eggplant, serve it in this lovely layered casserole. Our whole family...


Sausage & Pepperoni Pizza Lasagna

We love pepperoni pizza at our house so much that I wanted to try adding some to my favorite Italian...


Hearty Ragu Bolognese

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


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...