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Nine Delectable Pasta Recipes Your Family Will Love!

Pasta is always popular no matter how you serve it.  It can be a main dish, one ingredient in favorite soups and stews, or a fabulous salad you can’t stop eating.  Take your pick from this delicious collection of family-favorite pasta recipes.  Enjoy!

Rigatoni Bolognese

Rigatoni Bolognese is tender rigatoni pasta stirred into a hearty homemade Bolognese sauce and garnished with fresh herbs & Parmesan.  It’s company-worthy delicious and easy to make, plus the aroma wafting through your home will quickly bring adoring fans to the kitchen.

Get the Recipe: Rigatoni Bolognese

Rasta Pasta with Jerk Seasoned Chicken

Rasta Pasta in a black square stoneware bowl.

Savory herbs and homey warming spices make this easy, creamy, one-pot Rasta Pasta casserole a winning chicken dinner! If you’re looking for a deliciously satisfying, quick, and easy chicken casserole recipe, rasta pasta is exactly what you’re craving! Al dente rigatoni pasta holding scrumptious creamy sauce in its every nook and cranny, co-stars with the succulent jerk-seasoned chicken in this taste bud tantalizing rasta pasta recipe.

Get the Recipe: Rasta Pasta with Jerk-Seasoned Chicken

Homemade Pasta

Homemade Pasta drying on the countertop.

Homemade pasta is incredibly easy to make. It does require more of your time than just opening a pre-packaged dry pasta, but the flavor and texture difference is worth the extra effort and will pay huge dividends with the oooohs and aaaaahs of your delighted family and friends.  Use them in Homemade Chicken and Noodles, Chicken Parmesan, and so many other delicious ways.  With only two pantry ingredients, homemade noodles are an inexpensive and hearty option for dinner.

Get the Recipe: Homemade Pasta

Creamy Chicken and Noodles

Creamy Chicken and Noodles over Mashed Potatoes in a blue ceramic bowl.

Homemade Chicken and Noodles are simple comfort food your family will ask for over and over again! If you love homemade chicken soup, this recipe is for you!  My Creamy Chicken and Noodles recipe is tender egg noodles and chunks of chicken smothered in creamy chicken broth gravy.  I grew up eating them over mashed potatoes, and it’s my own family’s favorite way to enjoy them.  But you do you.  It’s fabulous, just as the best chicken noodle soup you’ve ever eaten!

Get the Recipe: Creamy Chicken and Noodles

Easy, Delicious Baked Spaghetti

Baked spaghetti on a white plate.

My Easy Baked Spaghetti recipe takes everything we love about spaghetti supper and makes it a delicious casserole. It’s a true family favorite! Tender spaghetti, layered with a meaty marinara sauce and ooey, gooey cheese. What’s not to love, right?

Get the Recipe: Baked Spaghetti

Mexican Macaroni Salad

Mexican Macaroni Salad on a blue plate.

Mexican Macaroni Salad is a fabulous addition to your Taco Tuesday lineup! It’s SO easy to make and absolutely scrumptious!  This delicious southwestern pasta salad is inspired by Mexican-American flavors that meld beautifully to create a perfect side dish or a delicious vegetarian main.  It would be wrong to call it a classic Mexican recipe. But it’s my spiced-up taco version of our favorite macaroni salad.

Get the Recipe: Mexican Macaroni Salad

Chicken Parmesan Over Noodles

Chicken Parmesan on a bed of noodles on a white plate. Cast iron skillet of chicken parmesan in the background.

Chicken Parmesan is tender, delectable and flavorful served over pasta with your favorite marinara recipe. It’s a fabulously delicious meal that your family will love. And it’s quick enough to be on the table in around 30 minutes! This dish will quickly gather the whole family for a scrumptious meal!

Get the Recipe: Easy Chicken Parmesan Over Noodles

Easy Hamburger Stroganoff

Hamburger Stroganoff on a white plate with mixed vegetables

I’ve been making this savory comfort-food dish for decades. Easy Hamburger Stroganoff is creamy and delicious. It’s a simple 3-ingredient recipe that the whole family loves.  Serve Easy Hamburger Stroganoff over mashed potatoes, rice or, like us, egg noodles. It’s a great choice for busy weeknights because it can be on the table in under 30 minutes! 

Get the Recipe: Easy Hamburger Stroganoff

Best Meatball Stew

Meatball Stew

The pasta in meatball stew is Ditalini ( or any other short pasta that you like). Meatball Stew will fill your home with warm, spicy aromas and make enough to feed a crowd. It’s easy to make, and it’s loved by both kids and adults. A beautifully seasoned, rich tomato and aromatics broth forms the base of this filling meatball soup meal. The dish’s star is definitely the spicy ground beef meatballs, but, pasta is perfect in the supporting role.

Get the Recipe: Meatball Stew

Whichever of these nine scrumptious pasta recipes you decide to make, you and your family will enjoy a noodle-perfect meal. I hope you have a chance to try them all!

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I believe cooking from scratch doesn’t have to be complicated and that YOU can do it. My simple recipes, tutorials, and cooking tips will help you get weeknight dinners on the table with less stress. Forget takeout or the drive-thru. Let me show you how to make homemade easy. Read more...

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