From basic noodles and sauce to luscious lasagna, these pasta recipes are dinner at its best. So shake up your same-ol' supper routine with these fresh twists on classic pasta dishes.
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Arugula gives cheesy spaghetti and pulled chicken earthy freshness.
For even more protein, top each serving of this hearty winter pasta with a fried egg.
Ready in under 30 minutes, this deserves a spot in your weeknight dinner rotation come winter.
Move over chicken noodle, this gnocchi and veggie chicken soup is the ultimate comfort food.
Upgrade butternut squash ravioli with asparagus and seared chicken.
Beer and cheese? Set a place setting for us!
This decadent dish with toasted walnuts, blue cheese, and fresh chives can be made with rotini, rigatoni, penne, or bow-tie pasta for endless pasta-bilities.
Mix up this cold pasta dish with a kick from Dijon mustard.
Toss shrimp in an easy from-scratch Alfredo and cooked penne and bake until you have cheesy goodness.
With a sun-dried tomato cream sauce, these stuffed shells will transport you straight to Italy.
This fresh pasta dish puts a springtime twist on spaghetti night.
For cold winter nights, this hearty, meat-free lasagna recipe is the perfect way to warm up.
Why have you been stopping at just three cheeses?
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Adding buffalo sauce to a pasta bake is our idea of a perfect weeknight dinner.
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The mild flavor of Castelvetrano olives won't overpower this wintry pasta.
Tomatoes, slightly spicy green chiles, and crunchy corn chip pieces make this homemade mac and cheese recipe pretty extraordinary.
Recipe: Queso Mac and Cheese
Toasted pecans add unexpected warmth and crunch to this creamy pasta dish.
Lighten up! Reduce Parmesan, pistachios, and olive oil each to 1/3 cup, add 1/4 cup water, and substitute in low-fat feta. Total savings? 110 calories and 12 fat grams per serving.
Traditional pasta gets an upgrade from Jenn Louis, chef-owner of in Portland, Oregon, with the addition of smoky, salty bacon and zesty red onion.
A stick-to-your ribs tomato sauce of brisket, bacon, and red wine calls for a pasta with equal gusto. This wide, ribbony egg noodle fits the bill.
Recipe: Pappardelle with Beef Ragu
Lighten up this recipe by using ground turkey instead of sausage, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano and 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes. Omit the bread, and opt for fat-free ricotta. Total savings: 57 calories and 6 fat grams per serving.
For a delectable twist, skip the sauce and instead tuck into thick-sliced tomatoes, caramelized onions, black-olive tapenade, and plenty of mozzarella
Update this traditional dish with a slightly sweet, slightly salty cheese. Even better: This version requires just five ingredients and 10 minutes to prep.
Recipe: Macaroni and Gruyère Cheese
Toss mildly nutty whole-grain spaghetti with roasted cherry tomatoes and a dollop of ricotta, for a no-fuss meal that's ready in 30 minutes.
Instead of the usual Cheddar, this satisfying casserole calls for smoked mozzarella and Parmigiano-Reggiano, as well as a creamy rosemary béchamel. Add already-made roast chicken to the macaroni.
Recipe: Macaroni and Cheese with Chicken
Quick pasta begins with basic ingredients, such as mushrooms, onions, and red peppers. An egg yolk is tossed with the ingredients and heated through before serving to glaze the pasta in rich, creamy flavor. Finish with a sprinkle of a fragrant, nutty cheese.
Recipe: Easy Pantry Pasta
When it comes to pasta with cream sauce, you can't beat the trifecta of mushrooms, sausage, and peas. Even better? Lightening things up with a little white wine and thyme.