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Pasta Dishes

Pasta is the go-to meal when you’re low on money, time and energy, luckily it’s delicious! This collection of pasta recipes is sure to have something your family will love! From lemon pepper pasta and orecchiette pasta with Italian sausage, to spaghetti aglio e olio and tomato olive pasta these comforting meals won’t disappoint!

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio with Fresh Tomatoes & Basil

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio with Fresh Tomatoes & Basil

If you’re looking for a quick, affordable and delicious meal to serve your family on busy weeknights, this spaghetti aglio e olio with fresh tomatoes & basil is just the thing. Most of the ingredients needed to make this delicious meal are probably in your pantry already. Grab some fresh tomatoes and some basil at the market and you’re on your way to dinner.

Sausage Rigatoni

Sausage Rigatoni

This Italian sausage rigatoni is a quick and easy meal that’s great for busy weeknights. Italian sausage is browned then it’s simmered with pasta sauce and served with rigatoni pasta.

Garlic Parmesan Shrimp

Garlic Parmesan Shrimp

In this recipe large shrimp are gently sautéed with garlic and olive oil, then they’re topped with fresh grated Parmesan cheese and crunchy panko breadcrumbs. The garlic Parmesan shrimp is served on a bed of pasta making a delicious and filling meal. Quick, easy and…

Creamy Garlic Chicken & Broccoli Pasta

Creamy Garlic Chicken & Broccoli Pasta

This creamy garlic chicken & broccoli pasta is an easy, affordable and delicious dinner your family will love. Poached chicken is combined with broccoli and rotini pasta in a creamy garlic and Parmesan sauce that’s not too heavy because it’s made with milk instead of…

Blackened Shrimp & Creamy Pasta

Blackened Shrimp & Creamy Pasta

In this recipe, spicy blackened shrimp sit atop creamy pasta for a delicious dinner your family will love. This blackened shrimp & creamy pasta dish is really quick and easy to make too, great for busy weeknights.   Ingredients 3 tbsp. Butter 1-2 Garlic Cloves,…

Penne and Vodka Sauce

Penne and Vodka Sauce

This Penne and Vodka Sauce is really easy to make, and it’s a step up from regular jarred sauce. This recipe uses simple pantry ingredients that you may already have on hand and it comes together quickly. Plus you can use some of that vodka you’ve had leftover since last New Year’s Eve!

Orecchiette with Italian Sausage and Broccoli

Orecchiette with Italian Sausage and Broccoli

This orecchiette with Italian sausage and broccoli is a quick, easy and filling dinner that your family will love. The Italian sausage flavors the sauce beautifully keeping the number of ingredients to a minimum. Plus, using milk instead of cream keeps the creamy sauce light. When I make this pasta dinner, I don’t expect leftovers!

Lemon Pepper Pasta

Lemon Pepper Pasta

In this lemon pepper pasta recipe, linguine noodles are tossed with a light, lemony, black pepper sauce. The pasta is simply garnished with lemon zest and chopped parsley for an easy, delicious dinner.

Italian Sausage Baked Ziti

Italian Sausage Baked Ziti

This easy Italian sausage baked ziti is a delicious dish that will feed a crowd. In this recipe we use Italian sausage, it adds a ton of flavor so we can use just a handful of ingredients.