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Easy Pasta Recipes

Sensationally Slow Cooked Rigatoni And Meatballs

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The go-to comfort food for most people is a simple pasta and meatballs. Once you try this fantastically delicious crockpot pasta, you’ll know why! It’s simple and tasty, which is why this is a great dish to make for dinner tonight, or tomorrow, or any other day!

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Spaghetti and Vegetable “Noodles”

No Comments | Written on July 26, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

By now most of us know that a serving size of pasta is much smaller than what we tend to put on our plates.  So how do you indulge in a big bowl of pasta without throwing your diet off track?  Supplement your spaghetti with vegetable “noodles!”

Nowadays it is easier than ever to bulk up your plate with veggies using the popular “spiralizer” tools now on the market.  Really, its just a fancy way of cutting your favorite vegetables into noodle ribbons so they can be easily tossed into your favorite dishes.  Why not make your big bowl of spaghetti half pasta and half vegetables?  Your waistline will thank you!

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Top 10 Italian Meals to Make Tonight!

No Comments | Written on May 23, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

We are all looking for new inspirations at mealtime, and Italian for dinner is always a hit!  Today we have assembled 10 of our favorite Italian dishes that you can make for dinner tonight.

Which one will you try first? 

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Baby Kale Pesto with Farro Spaghetti

No Comments | Written on May 15, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Traditional pesto sauce is made with basil and pine nuts, but I wanted to try and shake things up a bit!  This version is made with baby kale (available in the produce section, near the bags of spinach) and walnuts.  The result is not only incredibly delicious but also extraordinarily healthy!

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Campanelle and Italian Sausage – Best Blogger Italian Recipe Winner

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There were countless mouth-watering recipe submissions in our “Best Blogger Italian Recipe Contest”  but one dish stood out from the crowd.  Congratulations to David Dial on his award-winning “Campanelle with Italian Sausage, Peas and Parmigiano-Reggiano Cream Sauce!”

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Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

No Comments | Written on December 4, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

This time of year, when there will be many family gatherings and numerous meals to plan, there is one tried and true recipe that is always on my go-to list:  Homemade Spaghetti Sauce!

If you will have houseguests in a few weeks, make a batch now.  It freezes like a dream and can feed a hungry crowd anytime.

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Best Mac and Cheese Ever – Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

5 Comments | Written on October 25, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Really, can you get any better than an entire recipe contest dedicated to Mac and Cheese?!  We put the word out that we were looking to crown the best, and I think we did just that.   Congratulations to “secondmom63!”

This “Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese” is a rich and hearty fall treat.  It’s everything you love about a traditional mac and cheese with the addition of butternut squash, sage and a hint of nutmeg.

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Best Pasta Salad Ever – Panzanella Pasta Salad

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Happy 4th of July Better Recipes!

As you prepare for picnics, potlucks and fireworks, this is the perfect time to share with you the winner in our “Best Pasta Salad Ever” recipe contest!  The recipe comes together quickly, and will be ready in time for all the festivities later today.  Join me in celebrating “JulesNYC” for her award-winning “Panzanella Pasta Salad.”

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Best Vegan Recipe Ever – Pasta with Kale in Lemon Cashew Sauce

6 Comments | Written on May 30, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Hey all you vegans out there, pay attention.  This recipe is awesome…

That goes for all the non-vegans as well!  I may not be a vegan, but I found this recipe to be rich, hearty and satisfying.  Definitely one to file away and make again and again.

Get ready for a vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and delicious recipe!  (Heck, it could be gluten-free too if you use quinoa pasta…)

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Pasta alla Norma – Sicilian Pasta Sauce Recipe

6 Comments | Written on March 1, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

“Pasta alla Norma” is a classic Italian recipe from the city of Catania on the island of Sicily.  It is a vegetarian dish made with eggplant and often tossed with penne pasta.

It is served with ricotta salata, which is a varation of ricotta that has been pressed, salted and dried.  Some like to shave or grate it into dishes, but I have always preferred it cubed.   It looks beautiful for presentation, and it makes me look forward to each bite!  If you can’t find ricotta salata at your local grocery store, you can subsitute smoked mozzarella.

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