12 Fall Pasta Dishes

With fall in full swing, home cooks everywhere are looking for warm, comforting pasta dishes to dive into.

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Chilly nights and cool days make fall pasta dishes a perfect choice for this week's SWAT (Sharing with a Theme). We put the Culinary Content Network to the test to come up with fall pasta dishes, and here are some of the highlights:

Michelle Sandstrom of Feed Me I'm Hungry lightens up lasagna with lean beef and sneaks vegetables into her sauce for a hearty fall meal.

Theresa of The Food Hunter's Guide brings us pasta with broccoli rabe and sausage. Toss this pasta dish in a light white wine sauce for an extra flavor boost.

This week's winner comes from Peter Block at Feed Your Soul Too. Dried pasta tossed with tomatoes, onions, and basil, is a simple dish that is sure to be a hit every time.

All of the recipes featured can be made at home for about $20 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.

Wagon Wheel Pasta

(Credit: Donna Currie/Cookery)
This simple quick-cooking tomato sauce is flavored with onions, green peppers, and ground beef. Click here to see the recipe.

Goat Cheese Gnocchi with Sugo

(Credit: Christine Ma/ Cherry on my Sundae)
Fluffy gnocchi (potato pasta) topped with pork sugo, Italian for sauce or gravy, is a hearty Italian meal that will have the house smelling great in no time. Click here to see the recipe.

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Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.