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A bowl of deli-style pasta salad.

Deli-Style Pasta Salad

Just-baked butternut squash lasagna with greens and mushrooms.

Butternut Squash Lasagna with Greens & Mushrooms (No-Boil Noodles)

A bowl of ricotta gnocchi tossed in tomato sauce, basil, and parmesan.

Easy Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi

A bowl of pasta tossed with cherry tomato sauce, pine nuts, basil and mozzarella.

Pasta with Simple Cherry Tomato Sauce

A pan of just-baked penne alla vodka.

Baked Penne Alla Vodka

A bowl of braised leek pappardelle with grated parmesan over top.

Braised Leeks with Pappardelle & Parmesan

The Instant Pot miracle: one pot spaghetti and meat sauce

The Instant Pot Miracle: One-Pan Pasta & Meat Sauce

quick and easy Sichuan noodles with cabbage

Lightning Fast Sichuan Noodles with Chilies and Scallions

9 Favorite Pasta Dinner Recipes

A bowl of rice noodles with herbs and nuoc cham.

Rice Noodles with Nuoc Cham, Herbs, & Crispy Tofu

Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter, Crispy Prosciutto and Sage from Jessica Battilana’s Repertoire

In less than 10 minutes, this radicchio pasta enters the pan, the silky sauce enveloping it along with the walnuts, parsley, and orange zest. Lots of fresh cracked pepper and shavings of Pecorino at the table completed the dish. //

Pasta with Radicchio, Gorgonzola and Walnuts

A skillet filled with pasta carbonara.

Favorite Weeknight Meal: No-Bacon Pasta Carbonara Loaded with Greens

Roasted eggplant lasagna, just baked on a cooling rack.

Favorite Roasted Eggplant Lasagna

A bowl of corn pasta.

Melissa Clark’s Creamy (No-Cream!) Corn Pasta with Basil

Roasted Ratatouille = The Best Ratatouille

A bowl filled with the best one-pan baked ziti with a fork and napkin.

One-Pot Baked Ziti

This recipe for almond-sesame soba noodles with quick-pickled vegetables is really fun and super easy. It's also a good one to rely on in the summer — it's so refreshing — and, if you subscribe to a CSA or tend a prolific garden, it makes great use of all of those carrots, cucumbers, and radishes you may find yourself up to your eyeballs in. //

Almond-Sesame Soba Noodles with Quick-Pickled Vegetables

This pasta with spinach, walnuts, and lemon includes fresh greens tossed with a garlicky, white wine sauce made slightly creamy with crème fraîche. Yum. //

Spring Pasta with Spinach, Walnuts & Lemon

Just-baked baked ziti aside a cookbook: Back Pocket Pasta

Baked Ziti with Hot Italian Sausage, Swiss Chard, and Crème Fraîche

This smoky pasta alla vodka is SO good and couldn't be easier to throw together. The recipe is simple and, thanks to the inclusion of 'nduja, a spreadable salami made from pork and Calabrian chilies, is both spicy and smoky. //

Smoky, Spicy Pasta Alla Vodka

If you're looking for something to make for Valentine's Day, this bucatini carbonara couldn't be simpler to throw together: cook bacon, reserve the fat, use the fat to cook leeks; boil pasta, toss with eggs, fresh lemon juice, grated parmesan, and a little bit of pasta cooking liquid. Toss it all together, add some fresh parsley, and serve with more parmesan and lots of pepper. That's it! //

Valentine’s Day Menu: Bucatini Carbonara with Leeks & Lemon | Arugula & Endive Salad | Double Chocolate Cake

a bowl of sesame noodles

Sesame Noodles with Swiss Chard and Chicken

A bowl of baked penne with butternut-sage sauce.

Baked Penne with Butternut Squash-Sage Sauce