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Recipes: Pasta

Lasagna Bolognese

This isn't a quick and easy lasagna. This is a slow and divine lasagna. A memorable lasagna. And we have a reader of Simply Recipes to thank for it. Several ...

Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower and Prosciutto

We are big fans of cauliflower, especiallyroasted cauliflower. Now if you start with nutty roasted cauliflower, and add some Parmesan, some chopped prosciutt...

Penne Pasta with Meat Sauce

My mother made a pasta dish the other night that took everyone by surprise. My skinny-as-a-spatula 10-year old nephew who won't eat anything, ate his serving...

Penne with Ricotta and Asparagus

With California asparagus selling for less than $4 per pound, they're hard to resist, especially with summer weather knocking on the door. I tore this recipe...

Pesto Pasta Salad

The season for potluck barbecues is here and a quick and easy dish to prepare for a gathering is pesto pasta salad. Spiral pasta catches and hold the bits of...

Potato Gnocchi

My parents took their first trip to Europe a couple years ago, spending a week in the Tuscany region of Italy. They both came back inspired by the Italian fo...

Quick Bolognese Sauce

Real Bolognese saucerequires hours of simmering. But this quick version will do in a pinch. Recipe found in the Sacramento Bee (they picked it up from the Ch...

Sausage, Spinach, Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells

There must be a special place in heaven for men who cook. My father made this dish the other day to my mother's and my delight. It always amazes me that dad,...

Sautéed Swiss Chard Ribs with Cream and Pasta

The Swiss chard I planted last spring survived the winter to vigorously return this year. Last week we made ayogurt dipwith the leaves of some swiss chard I ...

Sesame and Cilantro Vermicelli Salad

If the heat of the summer is getting to you, this is a lovely spicy pasta salad for a hot day. One recent morning, on a day when the mercury eventually hit 1...

Shell Pasta with Sausage and Greens

My father loves to watch cooking shows and is often inspired to try out a new dish he sees prepared on a show. Today he drew inspiration fromWeir Cooking in ...

Shrimp and Artichoke Pasta

Okay, pardon me in advance, but I think I've just had aSandra Leemoment with this dish. Wait, the parsley is fresh from the garden, does that count? Let's lo...

Soba Noodle Salad

"Very tangy and sweet! With just enough crunch from the peanuts." "It's so colorful and aromatic, you can just smell the mint and garlic!" The compliments El...

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs, what's there not to love? Spaghetti and meatballs has to be one of the most fun dishes ever invented, at least from a kid's perspect...

Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi

Have you ever madepotato gnocchi? If you have, then you know that the process can be tricky at best. What you want are light, fluffy dumpling pillows. What w...

Talerine Beef Casserole

We've been in a nostalgic mood lately, thinking of some of our favorite dishes from years past. One that my father remembered that my grandmother used to mak...

Tuna Casserole

My father and I have beenreminiscing latelyabout my mom's tuna casserole, the one she used to make in the 60s, with cream of mushroom soup, broccoli, lots of...

Tuna Macaroni Salad

Almost every other Friday growing up my mother would serve the family this tuna macaroni salad. With six kids she loved this standard; it was easy to make, f...

Turkey Tetrazzini

Tetrazzini is an American pasta dish that includes a cream sauce, mushrooms, and either chicken, turkey, or seafood. It is thought to have been invented in S...

Vermicelli

Vermicelli (*pronounced verm-i-CHELL-ee) is one of my mother's signature dishes. In fact, all one has to do is say the word - vermicelli - around here and ey...

Italian Sausage Spaghetti

My parents have been making spaghetti this way for several years, ever since first learning about this method from watching a Martha Stewart program. Martha ...

Hamburger and Macaroni

Rachael Ray has nothing on my mother. As far as this family is concerned, my mom invented healthful, delicious comfort food that one can cook in 30 minutes o...

Fresh Basil Pesto

Every year we plant basil and every year the plants do so well that we can't use it up fast enough. What to do? Basil pesto, of course! Here is a simple reci...

Creamy Shrimp and Broccoli Fettuccine

We were recently sent a review copy ofDave's Dinners: A Fresh Approach to Home-Cooked Mealsby Dave Lieberman of the Food Network. Honestly, I've never heard ...

Fettuccine with Creamy Tomato Italian Sausage Sauce

All I had to do was read the ingredient list of this recipe and my father was half-way out the door to the store to buy the fettuccini. Normally either one o...

Cilantro Pesto

I have, over the years, attempted to grow cilantro several times. Each time the plants bolted before I got much use out of them. This year I planted a bunch ...

Chicken Pasta with Thyme-Mint Cream Sauce

We tried this thyme mint cream sauce from another recipe and loved it so much I decided to make it with chicken and pasta. Great flavor combination, and the ...

Asparagus Pesto with Pasta

A while ago I got together with Heidi Swanson of101 Cookbooksto try out one of the recipes from her cookbook,Super Natural Cooking. The recipe we selected is...

Arugula Pesto

We have a 3 ft by 6 ft patch of arugula growing in our garden and for the last two months I've been looking for ways to make use of it. By the way, arugula (...