Quick and Easy Pasta Dishes

There's no better quick and easy dinner than a bowl of steaming hot pasta. From pastas with chicken and shrimp, to fast sauces and pasta salads, these quick and easy pasta dinners will have everyone begging for more.

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Festive and Easy Easter Side Dishes

Easter dinner lets you mix things up, unlike at Thanksgiving, when there's the turkey and a list of must-have sides. Sure, many families love ham, but other main courses make appearances; everything from lamb to brisket can be found on American Easter tables. Side dishes are just as varied--some theme their dinners around the notion of springtime flavors like asparagus and minted peas, while others are just as happy to showcase heartier dishes like cheesy, creamy potatoes au gratin or a velvety sweet-potato puree.

Minty Pasta Salad with Lamb: Quick, Easy, and Elegant

A recipe for pan-fried lamb rib chops with a minty arugula pasta salad. Perfect for Easter or any spring dinner.

Quick & Easy Dips and Spreads

You want to lay out an assortment of dips that provide familiar flavors without any fuss.These recipes require few ingredients, a big mixing bowl, and a spoon to make and are served with chips.

Quick and Easy Spaghetti Carbonara

I always like to try and re-create the meals I've enjoyed on my travels, and this Spaghetti Carbonara not only brought back some wonderful memories of Italy, it was so quick and easy to prepare that my husband and I could spend less time in the kitchen and more time reminiscing. It uses only 5 ingredients, and it's ready in just 20 minutes. When Under the Tuscan Sun came out in movie theaters in 2003, I watched Diane Lane fall hopelessly in love with the picturesque countryside of Tuscany -- and I, too, fell hard.

Quick & Easy Pasta in a Bowl: 30-Minute Meal

When a quick and easy pasta recipe has only six ingredients, we're impressed. Yes, that sounds like the beginning of a beautiful friendship on a busy weeknight. But there's another hurdle to cross: the dish has to taste great, too. All systems are go, then, with this Quick Pasta Dinner (click here for the recipe), which kind of reminds us of an Italian version of an all-in-one Japanese noodle bowl. This is a self-contained little recipe -- with satisfying and filling wide egg noodles as the main ingredient -- that might be the perfect bowl of comfort foodread more

Quick and Easy Dinner Before Thanksgiving

A quick and easy dinner the night before Thanksgiving? You bet. Any marathon runner can tell you that you shouldn't run a long distance prior to the big race. The same holds true for cooking: On the day before Thanksgiving, you should minimize your time in the kitchen. After all, you'll need to reserve your energy, too, for the cooking (and eating) marathon on the holiday itself. With that in mind, here are some quick and easy dinner recipes for your Thanksgiving eve. Each of them takes less than 30 minutes to prepare, and as an added bonus, manyread more

How to Make a Beefy Pasta Skillet

You will be able to whip up an easy family dinner anytime after learning how to make this beefy pasta skillet. This combination of beef, onion, tomato and cheese over pasta will soon be a favorite.

Swedish Meatballs: Quick and Easy Meals

We're big fans of the smorgasbord, the Swedish buffet-style meal where groaning plates of herring, cheeses, salads, sausages, and vegetables present a perfect Scandinavian feast. And no smorgasbord worth its salt would be without kottbullar (Swedish meatballs). They're hearty, meaty party food (small enough so that they're easy to eat while you're mingling), and, served with a side of buttery noodles (sprinkled with parsley) or mashed potatoes, they're a great entree for nights when you don't have time to fuss.

How to Make Baked Ziti

Learn how to bake ziti??a dish that's ajust s beloved as spaghetti and meatballs??and you will have the perfect Sunday supper!

How to Make Quick and Easy Donuts

For a special breakfast treat learn how to make these quick and easy donuts. The chocolate frosting tops off these delicious donuts.

Quick and Easy Recipes Kids Will Love

Kids are creatures of habit. Until they're not. It can be hair-tearingly frustrating to serve up something they loved yesterday -- like pizza or burgers -- only to have them turn their noses up, literally, and pitch their flatware across the kitchen.

Quick and Easy Dinners for After Thanksgiving

No doubt two little words come to mind when you contemplate what to make for dinner on the day after Thanksgiving: quick and easy. What with all the baking, peeling, roasting, simmering, sauteing, and mashing that you've done in the past week, it's likely both you and your kitchen could use a break. But as sure as the sun will set, here comes dinnertime again.

Total: 15 mins

How to Make Fettuccine Alfredo

There is so much flavor packed into such an easy sauce. Make this Italian classic for your next meal with this cream and Parmesan sauce.

Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes: Skillet Pot Roast with Cherries

Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes include this Skillet Pot Roast with Cherries that is hearty, healthy, and fast.

Quick and Easy Chicken, Broccoli & Brown Rice: 30-Minute Meal

A quick and easy skillet dinner -- every night. Wouldn't that be nice? But also impossible, you say. Not true, because this Quick and Easy Chicken, Broccoli & Brown Rice recipe is just what it says it is. And that means a fast weeknight meal when you don't have time to fuss but still want something healthy and delicious to put on the family table. And that bears repeating! By the way, this particular 30-minute main clocks in at only 25 minutes. Whatever will you do with those extra 5 minutes? Might we suggest -- nothing at all. Sometimesread more

Orecchiette with Veal, Capers and White Wine

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"The sauce fits the pasta," said judge Marc Vetri in praise of this tender veal ragu flavored with white wine, capers, thyme and rosemary, then tossed with the little ear-shaped orecchiette. "The meat, the capers--they hang on to the pasta when you lift up your fork."

Total: 40 mins
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