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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Favorite Pasta Dinners

Pasta has to be one of the most versatile and universally loved foods out there. Come get inspired with some of the best noodle recipes out there!

bowl of pasta with words "it's a pasta party!"

       Pasta, pasta everywhere! It is one of the more economical and versatile foods out there. You can do so many delicious things with pasta.  Come check out some of our favorite recipes and ideas!

       I know there are a few folks out there who are not pasta fans. Luckily they seem to be few and far between.  For the rest of us, lets dive in!

Macaroni and Cheese Recipes: 

creamy cheesy mac and cheese in front of instant pot

Copycat Shells and Cheese in the Instant Pot- Very few dinners aren't made better with a generous helping of creamy macaroni and cheese. It is the ultimate comfort food for kids and adults alike. These cheesy shells practically make themselves with the help of the instant pot.

bowl of mac and cheese with bacon and chives on top

Pumpkin Pepper Jack Macaroni and Cheese - This recipe has everything you'd want in a gourmet macaroni and cheese. There's the pasta, the cheese, the bacon... and the pumpkin! Even if you're skeptical, you should do yourself a favor and give it a try.

spoon pulling out scoop of baked mac and cheese

No Boil Baked Macaroni and Cheese- This macaroni and cheese is completely cooked in the oven. There is no boiling of the noodles first! No boil baked macaroni and cheese for the win!

mac and cheese mixed with corn on plate with sliders

Slow Cooker Corny Macaroni and Cheese- This simple side dish is perfect served at BBQs or potlucks. It is easy to throw together and cooks in the slow cooker while you enjoy your guests. Slow cooker corny macaroni and cheese for the win!

Pasta Dinners:

bowtie pasta with greens and sausage

Creamy Pasta with Italian Sausage and Chard - Fill your families plate with this lightly creamy Italian Sausage and chard pasta and they are sure to return them empty.  Most likely there will be some compliments thrown your way too. You're welcome!

swirly pasta with ham and peas

Simple Pasta with Ham, Peas and Parmesan Cream - This pasta dish is perfectly simple.  It is a great way to use up some leftover ham and turn it into a comforting and delicious meal! 

  There is just enough cream and Parmesan cheese to bring it all together and the peas add a nice bright pop of color and sweet flavor. It is so simple to make and is one the family will love!

pan with ingredients for one pot taco pasta

One Pot Taco Pasta - The taco flavors we love collide with cheesy pasta in a one skillet meal that is going to be a new favorite! If you are like us, the rat race seems to only keep speeding up. 

There are always more things to do than hours to get them done.  So having a quick and easy meal in your back pocket is always welcome.

plate of creamy pasta with chicken and vegetables

One Pot Cream Chicken and Noodles - This creamy one pot chicken and noodles dinner is almost like eating a perfect chicken pot pie, but without the fuss. 

It is quick, easy and there is only one pot to clean when you are done. Feed your hungry family a filling and delicious dinner without any hassle. It is sure to fill them up and make them smile.


  1. This is definitely my kind of party! My Pin button is going to be on overtime this week :)

  2. From what my brother tells me my grandmother made a chocolate ravioli but served it with a red sauce. I've searched and searched but can't find anything like what he remembers.

    1. how interesting! I wish you had that recipe!

  3. This is a great party! We are big pasta fans in this house!

    1. We are big fans too, my pantry is always full stocked with pasta!

  4. Nothing sweet from me, but lots of cheesy goodness. Thanks so much for hosting!

    1. I'll take cheesy goodness any day of the week!


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