Category: Pasta

Zesty Mac & Cheese {Under 30 Minutes}

Macaroni and cheese in a dish in front of a bowl of cheddar cheese and a container of noodles

A zesty homemade macaroni and cheese recipe that is a perfect side dish for chicken, beef, or pork. Done in under 30 minutes, too! It’s super easy to dress this up as a main dish by adding cooked chicken or pulled pork. Homemade mac and cheese is easier than you might think. I think it’s

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Meatball Pasta Bake

Pasta with cheese and meatballs being spooned out of the baking dish

A cheesy baked pasta with meatballs that’s easy to make ahead and reheat. This recipe is great for my semi-homemade tomato sauce because you can cook the meatballs in the slow cooker with the sauce instead of in the oven. I made this a few weeks ago and ate it for lunch during the week.

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Pasta with Easy Homemade Creamy Tomato Sauce

Pasta with Easy Homemade Creamy Tomato Sauce

I needed something quick and easy to make for dinner the other night. I’d just been to Lidl, and I got a pack of tricolor fusilli pugliesi, which I really wanted to use. This recipe would be good with pretty much any type of pasta, though. This is definitely coming to work with me for

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Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato & Tortellini Soup

creamy tomato & tortellini soup

I tried to make a tortellini soup in the slow cooker a few years ago after seeing it on one of those Facebook videos. The recipe called for cream cheese, which never really did anything but become a chunky mess. It was definitely a fail. I’ve wanted to make my own version (that would actually

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Baked Rigatoni

I made this dish because I wanted something easy to reheat for lunch throughout the week. I don’t have a toaster oven at work, so anything I make for reheating needs to be something that microwaves well. This dish turned out to be great reheated. Sometimes I needed to add a little water to the

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Gnocchi Bolognese With Braised Short Rib

Gnocchi bolognese

I have a “book club” with a group of girlfriends that really isn’t a book club – we get together and eat good good and drink wine. Why is it called book club, then? Long story! Last week, we were at a restaurant that has some great short rib dishes. One of my friends ordered

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Short Rib Ravioli

Short Rib Ravioli

There is a new local restaurant in an area that desperately needs some good restaurants. One of their specials the first night I went was short rib ravioli, and it was amazing. I knew I needed to try to replicate it at home. I took a major shortcut and used sauce from Wegmans because I

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Lobster Ravioli

Lobster Ravioli

Usually I’m the person who wants to get in and out of the grocery story as quickly as possible. I know what I want, I know where it is, and that’s that. Yesterday was one of those days when I felt like exploring everything, so naturally I ended up with a live lobster in my

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Lasagna

Ingredients (Sauce) 2 x 28oz cans crushed tomatoes 2 tbsp Tastefully Simple Onion Onion seasoning 2 tsp Tastefully Simple Garlic Garlic seasoning 2 tsp oregano 1 tsp parsley 1 tsp basil ½ tsp sage ½ tsp salt Spice measurements are for dried spices. Ingredients (Pasta) 3 cups flour 3 eggs Pinch salt Cold water (if

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Three Cheese Rustic Herb Ravioli with Cream Sauce and Tomatoes

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I earn a commission if you make a purchase using the link (click here for more information). I tweeted earlier “Food blogger problem – realizing halfway through making something that you haven’t written any of it down.” That may have related to part

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