Lemon-Basil Pasta Salad

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  1. Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling over high heat. Add pasta and cook as label directs, drain. Rinse pasta under cold water and drain.
  2. In large bowl, toss pasta with remaining ingredients until well blended. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours or up to 2 days. Serve garnished with basil.

Linguine Arrabbiata

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Course Entrées, Pastas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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  1. Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling over high heat. Add linguine and cook as label directs. Drain pasta, then return to saucepot.
  2. Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic, olives and crushed red pepper, and cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in tomatoes with juice, basil, salt and pepper, and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through, stirring occa
  3. Add tomato mixture and parsley to pasta. With tongs, toss pasta until well coated with sauce. Serve pasta in warm pasta bowls with cheese, if desired.

Spaghetti Carbonara

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You will be instantly transported to old Italy with this delicious, mouth-watering dish!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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  1. Heat large covered saucepan of salted water to boiling over high heat. Add spaghetti and cook as label directs; drain pasta, then return to saucepan.
  2. Meanwhile, heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook 10 minutes or until crisp, stirring frequently. Add garlic and cook 1 minute, stirring. Remove skillet from heat; carefully drain off fat. Add cream to bacon and cook over medium-high
  3. In small bowl, lightly whisk eggs with chives, if using. Slowly stir eggs into skillet. Pour sauce over spaghetti. With tongs, toss spaghetti with sauce until well combined. Sprinkle with cheese to serve.

Confetti Pasta Salad

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This festive side dish adds color to any table!
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  1. Prepare pasta according to package. In large bowl mix drained pasta, vegetables and dressing. Stir thoroughly to coat. Chill for 1-2 hours before serving.

Chicken with Pasta Cakes

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Course Entrées, Pastas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
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  1. Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling over high heat. Add pasta; heat to boiling. Cook 4 minutes; drain. Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, heat pasta sauce to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. In large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat until very hot but not smoking. Drop about 1 cup pasta in skillet; flatten slightly to form pasta cake. Cook 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown, turning once and pressing pasta cakes
  3. In small microwave-safe bowl, heat asparagus and water in microwave oven on high 1 minute 30 seconds or until asparagus is tender; drain. If necessary, place chicken in same skillet after pasta cakes are done to heat through.
  4. Place 1 pasta cake in center of each of 4 pasta bowls. Serve chicken and asparagus next to pasta cakes. Spoon sauce over and around pasta cakes and chicken. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and basil, if desired.

Manicotti

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Manicotti makes a great presentation when plated, but is easy to make!
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  1. Cook manicotti according to package and set aside.
  2. In a bowl mix all other ingredients. Spoon filling into a large ziploc bag and cut one of the bottom corners to create an opening about an inch wide. Twist the top to push the filling out through the hole and fill the manicotti shells.
  3. In a 9x13 pan spread a thin layer of sauce and arrange the manicotti in a single layer. Cover with remaining sauce. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.

Italian Beef Steak & Pasta For Two

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The perfect recipe for a quiet romantic dinner with that special someone in your life!
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  1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir 4 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, sugar, salt, nutmeg and pepper; cook and stir 5 minutes. Stir in basil and 1 tablespoon cheese. Cover; removed from heat.
  2. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place steaks in skillet; cook tenderloin steaks 10 to 13 minutes (eye round steaks about 11 to 13 minutes), turning occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Spoon tomato sauce over pasta; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cheese. Serve with steaks.
  4. Total recipe time: 40 minutes
  5. Recipe & photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff, http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

Family-Style Lasagna

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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
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  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling over high heat. Add noodles and cook as label directs; rinse noodles under cold water and drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat large saucepot over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and sausage, and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until browned.
  3. Add onions and garlic, and cook 4 minutes or until onions are soft. Add tomatoes, marinara sauce, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Heat to simmering and cook 10 minutes. In large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, 3 cups mozzarella cheese and 1-3/4 cups Par
  4. Spray 13 x 9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Spread 2 cups sauce into bottom of baking dish. Place 3 noodles over sauce, top with 1/5 of the sauce. Repeat 4 more layers of noodles, cheese mixture and sauce; top with remaining 1 cup mozzarell
  5. Cover with foil; bake 45 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand 20 minutes before cutting.

Lasagna

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You can prepare this recipe the night before and bake it when ready the next day.
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  1. In skillet fry ground chuck and onion until cooked. In a 9x13 baking dish spread a thin layer of pasta sauce. Layer noodles, beef, both cheeses and sauce. Repeat until layers near top of pan. End with a layer of mozzarella cheese. Baked at 350° for 4

Spicy Red Pepper & Chicken Pasta

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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and cook about 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Add chicken and cook about 6 to 7 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, stirring
  3. Stir in tomatoes and bell pepper, and let simmer, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes. Stir in parsley, basil, crushed red pepper, vinegar, salt and pepper. Additional crushed red pepper may be added, if desired.
  4. Add pasta and toss to coat. Serve immediately topped with cheese, if desired.