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45 Mouthwatering Pasta Recipes

Woman's Day

Try one of our favorite easy pasta dishes tonight!

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Orecchiette with White Beans and Spinach

This lightning-fast pasta only requires one pot-score!

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Pasta with Easy Sausage Ragu

Create your own sauce-sausage included-in less than 30 minutes.

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Spaghetti with Roasted Chicken and Peppers

Colorful peppers brighten up a classic chicken and spaghetti dish.

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Ravioli with No-Cook Tomato Sauce

Pressed for time? Throw our quick no-cook tomato sauce on top of store-bought ravioli for a sophisticated meal on the fly.

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Spaghetti with Grilled Green Beans and Mushrooms

Lemon juice adds a bit of tang to this veggie whole-wheat pasta recipe.

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Shrimp Puttanesca

This light, shrimp pasta is perfect for the hot summer months (or practically all year long).

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Cheesy Shells and Greens

Homemade mac and cheese (with a serving of veggies, built in) looks even better, thanks to little shells.

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Pasta With Walnut Pesto and Peas

Perfectly nutty and citrusy, this pasta dish isn't one to miss.

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Lasagna-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Replace lasagna noodles with spaghetti squash boats for a nutritious and colorful meal.

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Leek and Lemon Linguine

Healthy whole wheat pasta gets a flavor boost with lemon zest, leeks, and Parmesan.

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Linguine with Spinach Bacon and Clam Sauce

Elevate a traditional linguine and clam sauce recipe with savory bacon bits.

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Skillet Mac and Cheese

Forget the pot-this mac and cheese recipe is made in a skillet.

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Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Shells

Unlike casseroles, shells don't need to be precooked before going into the slow cooker, saving you an extra step.

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Butternut Squash Spaghetti with Sausage and Sage

Add spiralized squash to spaghetti for a veggie-centric pasta dish.

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5- Ingredient Pasta

This pancetta-infused noodle recipe will leave you wanting more.

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Tortellini and Lemony Snow Peas

This simple, one-pot pasta is perfect for weeknights.

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Ravioli with Garlic-Herb Oil

For a restaurant-quality Italian meal that will be ready in minutes, toss store-bought four-cheese ravioli in olive oil kicked up with garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, chives and parsley.

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Fusilli with Broccoli Pesto

The broccoli in this pasta sauce is a tasty and nutritious swap for the usual pesto herbs. Vegetarians and meat lovers will both enjoy this surprisingly flavorful dish!

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Vegetable and Three-Cheese Stuffed Shells

This Italian staple has all the comfort you'd want from a baked pasta dish, but with the bonus of veggies: Broccoli and spinach are folded into a creamy filling made with Parmesan, mozzarella and ricotta.

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Lemon Chicken and Pea Gemelli

Cream cheese makes a quick velvety sauce with less saturated fat.

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Shrimp Linguine Puttanesca

Serve up Southern Italian pasta in under 20 minutes.

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Creamy Chicken-and-Broccoli Pesto Bow Ties

Toasted pecans add unexpected warmth and crunch to this creamy pasta dish.

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Pasta with Toasted Walnuts, Blue Cheese & Chives

When a serious craving for cheesy pasta comes calling, turn to this decadent recipe, which elevates basic cream sauce with toasted walnuts, blue cheese and fresh chives. For a different take, try rotini, rigatoni, penne or bow-tie pasta.

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Creamy Cheddar Pasta with Scallion Bread Crumbs

Get all the flavor and comfort of baked mac and cheese in half the time with this 30-minute stovetop version that features an extra-sharp Cheddar sauce and toasted homemade bread crumbs.

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Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce

Perfect around the holiday's, this festive dish mixes flavors that aren't normally combined. The creamy, pumpkin sauce will quickly become a staple during the holiday festivities.

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Mediterranean Pasta with Tomatoes and Arugula

Complete with grape tomatoes, marinated artichoke hearts, Kalamata olives, shallots, baby arugula and crumbled ricotta salata cheese, this pungent dish is loaded with delicious flavor.

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Farfalle with Butternut Squash & Sage

Cook 12 oz farfalle pasta in lightly salted boiling water as package directs. While pasta cooks, heat 1 cup milk, 3 cups 1/2-in. pieces peeled fresh butternut squash and 1 Tbsp chopped fresh sage in a medium saucepan until simmering. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 5 minutes or just until squash is tender. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in a 5.2-oz package Boursin Shallot & Chive cheese until blended. Drain pasta well and return to pot. Add squash and sauce and gently toss to mix and coat.

Shrimp, Spinach & Feta Orzo

Although it's shaped like a large grain of rice, orzo is actually pasta made of wheat semolina. It plumps up while cooking and is a master at absorbing sauces, which makes it terrific for this tomato sauce-based dish.

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Garlic Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta

This traditional shrimp and pasta dish is a cinch to prepare.

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Winter Squash Lasagna

As tasty as traditional lasagna can be, this dish liens things up with the unique pairing of frozen winter squash, no-boil noodles, nutmeg and three cheeses.

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BLT Pasta Salad

Served as a main or side, this hearty pasta features all the components of the beloved sandwich-just better, with peppery arugula, fresh tomatoes (use chopped medium-size tomatoes if you don't have grape or cherry on hand) and pungent red onion.

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Ravioli with Sautéed Butternut Squash and Thyme

Store bought cheese ravioli gets dressed up for fall with a savory mix of butternut squash, garlic and fresh thyme, plus a generous dusting of salty Parmesan cheese.

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Pimiento Mac and Cheese

Give this classic a southern spin with Pimiento cheese.

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Zesty Pepperoni Penne

Thinly sliced pepperoni and zippy pepperoncini peppers give this hearty pasta a mouth-watering pizza-like taste. A little tangy and a little spicy, pair it with rigatoni or fusilli pasta if you prefer.

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Pasta with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

You'll get all the nutrients you need from both the greens and protein in this dish.

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Spicy Garlic-Chili Oil with Pasta

A trip to your pantry is all you need to whip up this Italian staple that's as basic as can be-with just four ingredients-but alight with flavor. Once plated, jazz it up with grated Parmesan if you like.

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Sweet Pea and Mint Stuffed Shells

The addition of sweet peas and mint to the traditional ricotta filling gives these stuffed shells a fresh new flavor.

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Pasta Carbonara

The Italian equivalent of mac n' cheese, pasta carbonara is the ultimate comfort food. It's also surprisingly easy to prepare; simply toss linguine and bacon with a simple sauce of egg yolks, Parmesan, salt and pepper.

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Beef Stroganoff

For this family favorite, the thinner the slices of beef, the better. To create extra-thin strips, place the steak in the freezer for 20 minutes before cutting-the chilled meat will be easier to slice into.

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