Pasta Recipes

Chinese Chicken Spaghetti

Ingredients Uncooked spaghetti (8 oz) 1 tablespoon cornstarch 4 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided 2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch pieces 2 tablespoons white vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 cups fresh snow peas 2 cups shredded carrots 3 green onions, chopped 1 1/2 […]

Pizza Spaghetti

Ingredients 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90 percent lean) 1/2 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed, crumbled 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion 4 cans (8 oz each) no-salt-added tomato sauce Sliced turkey pepperoni (3 oz) 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley or 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil […]

Easy Pasta Salad

Ingredients 1/2 cup small pasta shapes 1 cup frozen mixed peas and carrots 1 cup ham, cubed Dressing: 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1 small cucumber finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon dill weed Directions Adult should boil water and cook pasta noodles. Add peas and carrots the last few minutes of cooking. Drain and rinse with cold […]

Spinach Lasagna

Ingredients 8 oz dry lasagna noodles, cooked according to package directions 1 recipe béchamel sauce (see recipe below) 1 (10 oz) package frozen chopped spinach, drained well 32 oz part-skim ricotta cheese 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 lb. mozzarella cheese (part skim), shredded Parmesan cheese […]

Cherry Tomatoes Filled With Creamy Pesto Cheese

Ingredients 3 cups fresh basil leaves, washed and dried 2 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste Freshly ground black pepper to taste 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, cut into chunks 2 pints (4 cups) cherry […]

Cappellini with Tomatoes and Garlic

Ingredients 1/2 lb. cappellini or another thin pasta 4-5 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 of a small onion, finely chopped 1/2 can of diced tomatoes with juice (or 1 fresh chopped tomato) 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper Directions Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta. […]

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Ingredients Meatballs: 1 large onion, chopped fine 1 large green bell pepper, chopped fine 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 lbs. ground beef (not lean) 1/2 lb. ground pork (not lean) 2/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs 2 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley leaves Sauce: […]

Freezer Spaghetti Sauce

Ingredients 4 onions, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1/2 cup vegetable oil 16 cups chopped tomatoes 2 tablespoons dried oregano 2 tablespoons dried basil 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1/4 cup white sugar 2 tablespoons salt 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste Directions In slow cooker […]

Three Cheese Pasta

Ingredients 10 3/4 oz. can reduced sodium cream of mushroom soup 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning medley 1/2 cup fresh mushroom slices 1/2 cup reduced fat grated parmesan cheese 1/3 cup reduced fat Mozzarella cheese, shredded 1/3 cup low fat Cheddar cheese, shredded 1 1/2 cup cooked pasta 1/2 cup frozen, super sweet yellow corn, thawed […]


Ingredients 1/2 (12 oz.) box bow tie pasta 2 cups of frozen peas 1 (8 oz.) container chive & onion cream cheese spread 1/4 cup milk Directions Prepare pasta according to directions. Add peas about 3 minutes before pasta is finished. Drain pasta & peas and put back into pan. Add cream cheese and milk. […]

Skillet Ground Beef Lasagna

Ingredients 1 lb. lean ground beef or turkey 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups water 2/3 cup Ground Beef Mix 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce 2 cups mafalda pasta 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese Directions In large skillet, brown ground beef with onion and garlic and […]

Pasta & Grilled Peppers

Ingredients 3 large whole sweet peppers 1 pound of bow-tie (farfalle) pasta 5 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 1/2 cups cooked, drained chickpeas 1 cup diced salami, mortadella or pepperoni 1/2 pound fresh diced mozzarella 1/3 cup torn basil leaves Salt and pepper to taste Directions Grill peppers uncovered, until soft, […]

Whole Grain Pasta Salad

Ingredients 1 lb. of whole grain or whole wheat pasta, any shape 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, sliced in half 1 sweet onion, cut into 1 inch pieces 1/2 sweet red pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces 1/2 sweet green pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces 1 cup fresh broccoli florets 1 medium seedless cucumber, […]

Awesome Pasta Salad

Ingredients 1 (16 oz.) package fusili (spiral) pasta 3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 1/2 lb. provolone cheese, cubed 1/4 lb. salami, cubed 1/4 lb. sliced pepperoni, cut in half 1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces 1 (10 oz.) can black olives, drained and sliced 1 (4 oz.) jar pimentos, drained and […]

Easy Fettuccine with Smoked Salmon, Peas and Toasted Georgia Pecans

Ingredients 4 oz. cream cheese 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 can (12-oz) evaporated milk 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano 1 lb, fettuccine 1 cup frozen petite peas 3 oz. smoked salmon, chopped 1 1/2 cups toasted Georgia pecan halves, coarsely chopped Directions […]

Warm Pasta Salad with Pecans and Spinach

Ingredients 8 oz. rigatoni pasta 1/4 cup Italian or Greek dressing 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup sweet onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 5 oz. baby spinach 1 cup ricotta cheese 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/2 cup toasted pecans Directions Cook pasta in 2 quarts boiling, salted water […]

Champagne Shrimp and Pasta

Ingredients 8 oz. angel hair pasta 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 cups Champagne 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced 1 cup heavy cream 3 T. fresh parsley, chopped 2 T. minced shallots 1 T. extra virgin olive oil ¼ tsp. salt Freshly grated Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper, to taste Directions Cook pasta as […]

Pasta A la Pecan

Ingredients 1/2 lb. linguini 3/4 to 1 cup Nuttin? Better Sauce 1/2 cup chopped pecans Directions Cook linguini according to package directions. Drain, reserving about ¼ cup cooking water. Return pasta to pot and place over low heat. Add sauce. Stir to coat linguini. If needed, add reserved pasta water to thin sauce. Serve immediately, […]

Rasta Pasta

Ingredients 1 lb. penne pasta 2 tablespoons butter, divided 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of fat and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices 2 tablespoons Cajun-style blackened seasoning 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 large red onion, cut into wedges 1 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced […]

Shrimp Linguine

Ingredients 1 (16 oz.) package linguine 1 lb. uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 -1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 2 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon butter 1 1/2 cups sliced zucchini 1 cup sliced yellow summer squash 1 cup fresh broccoli florets 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley 1 tablespoon […]


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