Top Rated Pasta Recipes

Best Casserole Book
Fettuccine Alfredo is a classic pasta dish. I’ve converted it into a casserole and included chicken or turkey meat; it’s a great way to use leftovers. I often make this on Friday after Thanksgiving with almost any kind of pasta I happen to have on hand. Alfredo sauce is made with butter, Parmesan, and cream. Quick Alfredo sauce deviates from that recipe but produces a creamy sauce that is easily made and better than the bottled variety you can buy. Adapted from “The Best Casserole Cookbook Ever” by Beatrice Ojakangas.
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Green Tomato Pasta Sauce
This is a delicious and light twist on a classic tomato pasta sauce. The green tomatoes add a tang and a freshness to the sauce, making it perfect for the last days of summer. Serve it with your favorite shape of pasta and enjoy! Click here to see Green Tomatoes for Everyone.
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Chicken and Vegetable Pasta Salad
Looking for a reliable and delicious pasta salad recipe? Definitely try this one, then, which celebrates the best of summer produce — zucchini, yellow squash, ripe red tomato, and basil. Click here to see 15 Easy 15-Minute Pasta Recipes Click here to see 101 Ways to Cook Chicken
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This recipe is a simple salad perfect for summer: just red tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, parsley, and a plain vinaigrette of olive oil and vinegar.
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This recipe was inspired by an hors d'oeuvre recipe I tried a few weeks back, where the filling for lettuce wraps was a crushed pea and cheese mixture. I love the filling wrapped in lettuce, but I liked it more served tossed with pasta. I've added my own variations to it, and I like to toss in some seasonal vegetables or shredded chicken to round out the dish.  Click here to see Eat Your Legumes — They're Good for You.
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Avocado Pesto Pasta
Veronica Bosgraaf, founder of Pure Bar and a lifestyle expert, brings us an easy vegan creamy pesto. It’s perfect for everything from roasted chicken to Italian pasta dishes. Toast the pine nuts before adding to the mix for extra flavor.Click Here for More Pesto Recipes
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Along with all of the ingredients of a gazpacho, like tomatoes, bell peppers, and cucumbers, this pasta salad also has a hint of spice from Tabasco in the vinaigrette. Click Here for 15 Ways to Use Tabasco at Your Barbecue
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This recipe is made with fresh pasta at the restaurant, but you can easily substitute dried. Recipe courtesy of Executive Chef of Davio's, Chad Brown.
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Pasta Alla Norma
In his restaurants and food ventures such as Del Posto and Eataly, restaurateur Joe Bastianich, author of The New York Times best-seller Restaurant Man, is known for his Italian sensibility — using high-quality, local ingredients prepared as simply as possible. This is a primo example: a dish with its roots in Sicily, from whence hailed composer Vincenzo Bellini. His 1831 opera La Norma has long been believed to be the source of the time-honored name of this homey pasta dish, honoring both the opera and the typical dish of its composer's birthplace. Noted Italian food writer Giuliano Bugialli, however, whose opinion is usually well worth hearing, feels this is nonsense, that the name simply means "pasta in the usual manner," a nod to its everyday status in Sicily. That's a far less romantic story, but whichever one you prefer, there's no denying the homey, hearty appeal of a plate of tender pasta, fried eggplant cubes, tomato sauce, and cheese. In Sicily, the usual finish is a sprinkle of salty, dry ricotta salata, but that can be difficult to find in the States. Bastianich embellishes his version with onions for extra flavor and finishes it with a dollop of creamy ricotta. Even Bellini would have to be pleased with that. Click here to see Cook Like a MasterChef at Home.
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Fall "Pasta Primavera"
Now, before you start in with the know-it-all, "primavera" actually means "spring" in Italian commentary — don't worry, I'm well aware. You see, it's just that I'm a big fan of cooking in season, and the ingredients traditionally found in pasta primavera don't exactly jive with what's fresh at the farmers' market this time of year. So instead, I created a pasta dish that celebrates the bounty fall has to offer — Brussels sprouts, parsnips, and butternut squash — and paired it with a nutmeg- and cinnamon-spiced Parmesan cream sauce.
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Pasta Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes
This cold pasta is a summer festival in a bowl: delicious, crunchy sweet corn; earthy pan-roasted zucchini, refreshing fresh herbs, salty feta cheese… and most of all, the amazingly flavorful heirlooms. The Black Russian, Pruden’s Purple, or any red heirloom beefsteak tomatoes will be marvelous in this dish. See all tomato recipes. Click here to see 15 Tastiest Heirloom Tomato Recipes.
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Pasta alla Norma
Pasta alla Norma... one of the most authenthic dishes from the Sicilian Cuisine.
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