Caramelized Onion Pasta

It’s true- Greek yogurt is the new Alfredo sauce! I’m hooked on this simple tagliatelle pasta dish with yogurt sauce. I love discovering new ways to create some of my favs- like a WAY easier, WAY healthier Alfredo sauce. The key is to use plain, full fat Greek yogurt. Then, buy adding a bit of…

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Cheesy Pesto Pasta

Spring has sprung, and we’re starting to crave lighter meals with bright, fresh ingredients. I was in the mood for a bowl of cheesy pesto pasta flavored with some grape tomatoes and garlic today. It’s amazing how 1 can of pesto can dress up a whole bowl of noodles. This recipe is about as simple as…

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Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

I could tell after one bite of this cheesy chicken and broccoli pasta that this was going to be on a frequent rotation of dinners at my house. It probably took me 35 minutes, start to finish, including 30 minutes to cook the chicken. I boiled up some shell pasta and added in the broccoli…

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One Pot Orecchiette Pasta with Sausage

Hello spring, is that you right around the corner? I’m getting tricked into thinking we’re about due for some warmer weather with all the sun showers we’ve been having. That’s kind of a new thing for me- it’s literally raining and sunny at the same time. A little confusing, but I’ll take sunshine wherever I…

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Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese

Have you tried making mac and cheese in a pressure cooker? It’s a must try recipe for days when you don’t have much time for lunch and are feeling like a big bowl of comfort food. I’ve tinkered with this recipe a few times now to get it exactly as I like it- smooth, rich…

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Shrimp in Sun Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

This sun-dried tomato cream sauce is golden. It’s flavored with my favorites- sun dried tomatoes, garlic, onion and basil, over a creamy chicken broth and sherry background. I used one pound of fresh medium shrimp, but I’m sure you could use frozen. Just let them sit out while you prepare the sauce, and by then…

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Pressure Cooker Pasta Bolognese

There are a million reasons why I love cooking with my pressure cooker. For one thing, it cuts WAY down on time. I have a to-die-for Bolognese Sauce that tastes like magic, but takes up 8 hours of my day! That’s fine when I’m having a lazy Sunday at home and stirring every hour or…

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Pasta Salad with Roasted Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Trofie pasta is one of my newly discovered favorite pastas. It’s short and twisty and has a similar texture to gnocchi, but not quite as thick. Trofie is usually used in Italian cooking, especially with pesto, but I was in the mood for a Summer-like salad using cucumber, basil, fresh mozzarella, slow-roasted tomatoes, and of course,…

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Lemon Pasta Salad

Weekend happiness brought to you by: lemon, cherry tomatoes, arugula, and fusilli pasta. We are planning to go on a long boat outing tomorrow, weather permitting, for my 30th birthday (yikes!). I was looking for something that can easily be made a day ahead of time and doesn’t need any reheating or final touches. This…

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Gnocchi alla Senese

Tuscany for the win. I was flipping through one of Rachael Ray’s magazines last week looking for some quick and easy dinner ideas, and came across Gnocchi alla Senese. Whatever that means. I like gnocchi so I read on. It sounded like a meat sauce with a whole bunch of herbs and flavors. But did…

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Spicy Sausage Rigatoni

Every once in a Wednesday, we make it a mid-week fun pasta night. Tonight was no exception with Spicy Sausage Rigatoni. Wednesday night meals have to be pretty quick and simple. A little bit of prep work, followed by a little bit of waiting for the sauce to simmer; nothing difficult. This dish is perfect if…

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Roasted Cherry Tomato Penne with Sausage and Basil

Friday night is usually pizza night, but tonight we’re going with a simple penne pasta covered in roasted cherry tomatoes, onions, and Italian sausage. Sometimes I feel like enjoying an easy pasta dinner that yields big flavor for little effort. Roasting some veggies and sausage in the oven is a great fix for that. Roasting…

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