Category Archive: Pasta

Pasta and Beef Al Forno

I like baked pasta dishes (al forno is fancy for baked) because I can put them together ahead of time and after ten minutes in the oven we have a delicious hot dinner.… Continue reading

Fettuccine with Arugula Pesto, Sugar Snaps and Mushrooms

I love peppery arugula and it makes a great pesto when blended with olive oil, pine nuts and parmesan.  I addd mushrooms and sugar snap peas to my fresh pasta to make a flavorful meatless dinner.  You can… Continue reading

Orzo Primavera with Fresh Herbs

I made this simple spring salad as a side dish for dinner with my family over Memorial Day weekend.  I love a good orzo salad, and this is one of my new favorites… Continue reading

Kale Pesto Pasta with Chickpeas

I love pesto and like to switch up how I make it every season.  This is a simple way to use fresh spring greens for a bright green pesto with chickpeas to make… Continue reading

Chicken and Orecchiette Primavera

This easy pasta dish is loaded with spring vegetables and tossed in a light, creamy sauce with a spicy dash of red pepper.  I added chicken but this would be great as a vegetarian… Continue reading

Three Cheese Baked Spaghetti

I’ve been in a bit of a cooking rut as a new mom,  relying heavily on my crockpot and simple casseroles to get dinner on the table so I was excited when Tuttorosso invited… Continue reading

Pasta Salad with Peas and Broccoli Pesto

This pasta salad side dish with fresh herb pesto is a great alternative to a creamy pasta salad.  It is a lovely green color,  studded with green peas and nutritionally packs a bunch… Continue reading

Caprese Cheese Tortellini Pasta Salad

I’m always looking for portable and delicious recipes I can take to work for lunch.  This recipe is so simple I debated even posting it  and my measurements are just a place to start; you can… Continue reading

Spinach Artichoke Pasta

If you’re a fan of spinach artichoke dip, this is a recipe you’ll love because it is like eating your favorite appetizer for dinner. Unlike my favorite spinach artichoke dip that counts mayo… Continue reading

Green Pea Pesto with Shells and Sausage

If your basil plants have quit producing or you’re like me and aren’t lucky enough to have basil plants yet, I have a pesto recipe for you that substitutes peas for basil leaves.  It is… Continue reading