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Pasta can do no wrong. No matter whether it’s coated in marinara, doused in alfredo, covered in cheese or mixed with a meaty sauce of tomatoes and ground beef, pasta always makes for a winning meal. If in the mood for comfort food, look no further than these 50 pasta recipes for everything from spaghetti to macaroni.
Spinach is chock full of vitamins and minerals — no wonder it’s a food you should eat every day. Toss as many leafy greens as you like into this meaty and cheesy lasagna.
Loaded with veggies, bowtie pasta and red kidney beans, this cold-weather stew turns from a side soup to a full entree thanks to the addition of Italian-style turkey sausage.
Macaroni and cheese is the undisputed crown jewel of comfort foods. The best mac recipes, like this melty masterpiece, are creamy, cheesy and contain the perfect amount of elbow pasta.
This simple spaghetti carbonara calls for six ingredients and 30 minutes, that’s all. However, be sure you avoid common pasta mistakes like using too small of a pot or forgetting to add oil and salt to the water.
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Put leftover turkey and day-old egg noodles to use in this poultry take on a classic tuna noodle casserole. You will also need a couple cans of cream of mushroom soup, frozen peas and bread crumbs.
This leftover Tex-Mex turkey noodle bake packs a classic Southwestern kick thanks to green chiles, tomatoes and onions.
Cheat your way to a rich alfredo sauce using this simple cream cheese recipe. Combine it with loads of milk, butter, garlic, salt and pepper for a taste of restaurant-style alfredo at home.
Roughly translating to “cheese and pepper,” cacio e pepe is a Roman pasta dish as simple as its name suggests. This international meal was thought to be the best for Roman shepherds, who made it with the few simple dry ingredients they could carry on their travels.
This kid-friendly lunch will surely please tweens, teens and grownups alike. It combines to classic lunches, a ham sandwich and mac and cheese, into one delicious dish.
Coat your choice of homemade noodles with this convenient copycat recipe, Noodles & Company’s velvety onion cream sauce. Paired with classic or cauliflower rigatoni, it will surely impress at any at-home dinner date night.
Save money on store-bought tomato sauce. Instead, make your own at home following this simple recipe from a sophisticated New York Italian eatery.
Immune-system-boosting spinach and blood-pressure-lowering tomatoes costar in a penne pasta salad worth every cent. Drain cooked penne pasta in a mix of oil, marjoram, vinegar, rosemary, garlic powder and crushed red pepper. Then, toss to coat.
Air fryers allow for at-home frying without all the pesky oil. So set up a breading station, prepare the pasta and marinara and brace yourself for a fuss-free and altogether amazing dinner.
Back to mac. Put a pasta twist on an easy weeknight chicken dinner. This one-hour buffalo chicken mac and cheese gains its bold flavors from sriracha, fire-roasted tomatoes, jalapenos, Gruyere, blue cheese and smoked mozzarella.
Your pasta can use a seasonal upgrade. So pile on the pumpkin with this recipe that goes far beyond the usual pumpkin pie.
A reservation at Carbone, a premiere special occasion restaurant in New York, can be tough to snag. Lucky for you, this copycat recipe comes close to the original all at a fraction of the cost and in the comfort of your own home.
This chicken recipe is anything but boring. Seasoned with a mixture of oregano, garlic and basil, this dish is sure to smell as great as it tastes.
Turns out you can make more than lemonade when life gives you lemons. This low-carb recipe gets extra brownie points for being vegetarian.
Easy casseroles and pasta bakes are great for whenever you want to let the oven do most of the cooking. So prepare a stellar ground turkey tomato sauce, layer it between penne pasta and ricotta cheese, bake and try to forget you still need to do the dishes.
This garden veggie mac and cheese is the ideal Instant Pot recipe for beginners. The added greens make the meal even more delicious and nutritious.
Although Jambalaya is a Cajun dish traditionally made with rice, you can serve up all the typical regional spices and seafood flavors like they do at The Cheesecake Factory, over a bed of linguini.
In this recipe, soba, Japanese buckwheat noodles, is served with brain-boosting cod in a spicy tomato broth seasoned with soy sauce, ginger and red pepper.
Here comes the sun … dried tomatoes. This bright chicken and pasta dish takes under a half-hour to prepare. So go ahead and make it a permanent addition to your weekly meal plan.
Who knew spiked cider was an unexpected ingredient that goes great with mac and cheese? Follow this recipe for a fall-tastic take on a traditional macaroni dinner.
Impress a special someone by putting together this white wine clam sauce and pouring it over perfectly cooked linguine. There is enough food for four here, so save some for tomorrow too.
This difficult but impressive dish may take some added effort but the results are surely worth the work. The single serving size of this mushroom and sausage lasagnetta — from Brooklyn's Roman eatery Antica Pesa — allows for maximum customization.
You can do more than grill shrimp. Instead, cook yours in a large saucepan with broccoli and plain pasta. Then, coat with a creamy sauce and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Prepare this homemade ricotta ravioli recipe in large batches, allow them to freeze on a floured sheet pan and transfer to a freezer bag for long-term storage. Remember to boil the frozen pasta in heavily salted water for the most flavorful results.
This recipe may take some work to prepare and cook, but the hard work is short-lived. All you need is one hour to cook and prepare this restaurant-style eggplant parmesan.
Penne pasta is a freezer-friendly food that makes for easy leftover meals the next day. Put day-old penne to use in a refreshing pasta salad with olives, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach.
We close out our journey through pasta perfection with these stuffed jumbo pasta shells. They are simple to make and one of the best comfort foods you can make ahead and freeze.
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