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Spaghetti All’Amatriciana

Spaghetti All'Amatriciana is a traditional Italian dish that reminds me of my roots. This amatriciana sauce recipe features guanciale (dried pork cheek). Guanciale can be hard to find, but pancetta or thick-cut bacon are good substitutes. —Lou Sansevero, Ferron, Utah

Pork Ribs Lo Mein

Sweet and savory Asian ingredients come together for a mouthwatering and hearty dish. Because they’re added later in the cooking...


Wiggly Worm Stir-Fry

I love to cook with fresh vegetables, especially when they're from my garden. The ramen noodles look like worms and...


Tortellini Vegetable Soup

8 reviews

Tomatoes, carrots, green beans, potatoes, corn and celery are the perfect complements to convenient frozen tortellini in this heartwarming soup....


Mushroom Primavera Pasta Sauce

3 reviews

This meatless meal has plenty of mushrooms and vegetables in a rich tomato sauce. Serve over whole wheat pasta for...

Ham and Vegetable Linguine

5 reviews

I've been pleasing dinner guests with this delicious pasta dish that was based on one I found in a favorite...


Slow-Cooked Meatball Soup

5 reviews

As a mother, I try to sneak as many veggies into my daughter's diet as I can. This savory soup...

Carrot Tortellini Salad

4 reviews

Hasel King from Nacogdoches, Texas combines spinach tortellini and carrots to bring color and variety to this tasty chilled pasta...


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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...


Ramen-Veggie Chicken Salad

3 reviews

Like a salad with plenty of crunch? Then this refreshing recipe is sure to please. Toasted noodles, almonds and sesame...


Sausage-Veggie Pasta Sauce

With this recipe, I can sneak so many vegetables past my young sons—and they even ask for seconds! Plus, it...

Veggie Noodle Side Dish

1 review

I love to cook with fresh vegetables, especially when they're from my garden! Pair this colorful side dish with grilled...


Pasa De Shuto

3 reviews

My father, who had worked on the railroad, use to make this dish for special family occasions. After he passed...


Broccoli Veggie Pasta Primavera

8 reviews

Chock-full of veggies, this simple, colorful pasta makes a filling dinner. In smaller servings, it works equally well as a...


Pasta Puttanesca

1 review

This pasta puttanesca recipe is great for a big gathering. It works well as a starter dish or as a...


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...

Ginger Veggie Brown Rice Pasta

6 reviews

Once I discovered brown rice pasta, I never looked back. Tossed with ginger, bright veggies and rotisserie chicken, it tastes...


Vegetable Pad Thai

13 reviews

Classic flavors of Thailand abound in this fragrant and flavorful dish featuring peanuts, tofu and noodles. New to tofu? It...


Spaghetti Sauce

4 reviews

Chock-full of hearty meat and vegetables, this sauce freezes beautifully—so I serve some on the same day I cook it,...


Peasant Pasta Stew

2 reviews

When I was trying to duplicate a favorite restaurant recipe, I came up with this hearty stew. Pork, pasta, vegetables...


Thai Pasta with Spicy Peanut Sauce

2 reviews

We love how the whole wheat pasta and crisp, raw vegetables blend with the rich and creamy peanut sauce. The...


Pasta Primavera with Shrimp

Kimberly Wagner of Castle Rock, Colorado added shrimp to a simple, easy primavera, and the result was a timely and...


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Vegetarian Pad Thai

7 reviews

This is a simple pad thai loaded with crisp vegetables and zesty flavor. It’s quick, simple, and fresh-tasting. —Colleen Doucette,...


Red Curry Carrot Soup

7 reviews

With its mix of delicious colors, textures and flavors, this easy soup is something special. The meatballs make it hearty...

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