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Enjoy Super Easy & Delicious Pasta Dishes

Pasta is delicious, easy to make, and economical to buy. It also comes in gluten-free versions, so everyone can enjoy it. Check out these 5 easy and delicious pasta dishes.

Enjoy Super Easy and Delicious Pasta Dishes - Pasta is delicious, easy to make, and economical to buy. It also comes in gluten-free versions, so everyone can enjoy it. Check out these 5 easy and delicious pasta dishes.

Who doesn’t smile when they hear that spaghetti and meatballs is on the menu? Pasta with its varying accompaniments is a good cheap eat. It’s quick to prepare and easy on the wallet.

Noodles of some form are present in numerous cultures. Asian, German, Italian, and even Mexican foods features pasta, proving its versatility in the kitchen.

At our house pasta shows up at least a couple times a week. The kids love it. It’s cheap to make. And we can vary its preparation in so many ways, that there’s no reason for it to become boring.

If you need to liven up your pasta making, check out these five recipes that are super easy to make and totally delicious:

Enjoy Super Easy and Delicious Pasta Dishes - Pasta is delicious, easy to make, and economical to buy. It also comes in gluten-free versions, so everyone can enjoy it. Check out these 5 easy and delicious pasta dishes.

Pesto Penne and Cheese

Mac and cheese is one of life’s ultimate comfort foods. Cozy up with a plate of this rich and cheesy, Pesto Penne and Cheese to while away whatever worries you may have.

Enjoy Super Easy and Delicious Pasta Dishes - Pasta is delicious, easy to make, and economical to buy. It also comes in gluten-free versions, so everyone can enjoy it. Check out these 5 easy and delicious pasta dishes.

Quick Meat Sauce for Pasta

Stir up a pot of this quick meat sauce that is perfect on spaghetti or other pasta. Quick to prepare and freezer-friendly, it’s a great addition to your meal rotation.

Enjoy Super Easy and Delicious Pasta Dishes - Pasta is delicious, easy to make, and economical to buy. It also comes in gluten-free versions, so everyone can enjoy it. Check out these 5 easy and delicious pasta dishes.

Alfredo Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese is a classic comfort food, particularly for these cold winter months. Try this version that has a garlicky, Alfredo twist. This is an easy dish to freeze in individual portions.

Enjoy Super Easy and Delicious Pasta Dishes - Pasta is delicious, easy to make, and economical to buy. It also comes in gluten-free versions, so everyone can enjoy it. Check out these 5 easy and delicious pasta dishes.

Fresh Basil and Garlic Chive Lasagne

This pasta casserole is full of flavor, hearty, and meaty. You’ll make some tummies very happy. Make two and freeze one for another time.

Enjoy Super Easy and Delicious Pasta Dishes - Pasta is delicious, easy to make, and economical to buy. It also comes in gluten-free versions, so everyone can enjoy it. Check out these 5 easy and delicious pasta dishes.

Tortellini Pasta Salad

Here’s a heartier salad that still has plenty of vegetables. Meatless, it makes for an affordable lunch salad or dinner side.

What’s YOUR favorite pasta dish to make?

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  1. Stephanie M. says:

    It’s so hard to pick a favorite pasta dish. We also eat pasta a couple of times a week in varied forms. The other day we had pasta with meat sauce. My all time favorite way is Fettucini alfredo. I wish I could just jump into all of that creamy cheese sauce. It’s a dish I very rarely make because of it’s high fat and caloric content. I really only make it a couple of times a year. What a rotten shame that something that tastes that good is bad for you. Isn’t that always the way? Of course, there isn’t a red sauce I won’t eat on pasta. We eat that the most; pasta with red sauce can be anything from meat sauce, marinara, meatballs and sausage, home made brajole. I make lasagna, stuffed shells, baked ziti, pasta with chicken parmesan, pasta with broccoli, garlic, and olive oil, spaghetti salad, tortellini with chopped deli ham and heavy cream and onions, mac and cheese, casseroles including pasta and the list goes on. As long as there’s pasta on the menu, I am a happy camper no matter how it’s served! 🙂

    Jessica: I just thought I’d mention that our dog, Hanna, passed away yesterday. What an awful day, filled with tears and memories of her. My husband no sooner got to work yesterday morning, he had to turn around and come back home after I found her so ill. She was 13 years old. No matter how many people tell me what a wonderful life she had, and that’s true, she did, it doesn’t take away the pain we’re feeling right now. We just went through this last New Year’s Eve with her sister who was 12 1/2 years old. Now we still have two dogs. All of the dogs were mini dachshunds and one mini pinscher. We still have Mandy, our mini pinscher who is 10 but still very active and Theo, our one year old long haired red dachshund. Our children are grown so now these are our children and they mean so much to us. All night last night I kept waking up and thinking about her. All dog lovers know that they bring so much joy to your life for so many years but when the party’s over, it’s miserable on their “parents.” 🙁 So sorry for rambling; I’m just so upset right now and wanted to talk.

    • Hi Stephanie –
      We are lab people much like you are Doxie lovers. We had three labs, then lost two of them in the space of four months. One was 14, and one 13. It was heartbreaking. We had the one, and got a lab pup, too. Then we lost our eight year old to cancer last March. We went from surprise diagnosis to losing her within the space of three weeks. Now we have two labs again – one that’s a year and a half, and the other is 7 months. I was walking them the other day and got a huge pang in my heart for the ones we had lost. It’s amazing, really, how big a space they occupy in the mind, even if they don’t take up a huge amount of space in the house. Every time we lose a dog (or a cat), I ask myself WHY do I keep getting more pets? The losing is the heartbreak. But then I realize that I do it because I was meant to. Much in the way some people don’t feel the drive to have kids, or aren’t “cat people”, there are still those that are meant to be another way. We are lab people. You are dachshund people. And it’s our calling to continue to be those people…even through the pain of loss due to their shorter lives. So now you have to be sad, and mourn your sweet girl, and continue to be the awesome Doxie (and minpin!) mom that you most definitely come across as. I will be thinking of you today, and in the days to come.

      • Stephanie M. says:

        Dear Kerry:

        Thank you so very, very much for sharing your story. We are cat people too. We have one blue point ragdoll named Milena. She is two years old. We love all animals. Your note was so heartwarming and it brought me to tears. I am trying so hard today to get my housework done and I’m having so much trouble focusing. I went to put some dishes away and had the cabinet open and without thinking I hit my head on the door and now have such an egg on my head. Just doing that made me cry; not because of the pain of hitting my head but because I feel so overwhelmingly awful today. I just can’t seem to do anything right today. We spoil our dogs so rotten. In the winter when they go outside for the last time at night before bed, I always put their blanket in the dryer to warm it up. They know it and always come running to the laundry room and when I put it down for them, they go under it, never to be seen again till the next morning. I make homemade dog cookies for them. You are right when you say this is our calling. I can’t imagine ever being without dogs or a cat. I’ve always had multiple animals and always will. A few years ago, when I only had three dogs, there is a woman who I board my dogs with who rescues small dogs and she had a very, very old doxie that was given to her. He was a complete mess. Someone had apparently used a hole puncher and put a hole in his ear; he had about 2 teeth in his mouth and his back was shaped like a C. He had been found walking the streets by someone and given to her. When I saw him, I asked my husband if we could have him because he needed a home. He agreed and we brought him home. It took 4 months for him to feel comfortable but one day I saw him rolling back and forth on the rug by my back door and I knew he was happy. He became a wonderful little addition to our family and we had him for a year. The vet said he was about 13 years old. After a year though, his time was up. As bad as I felt about his death, I was also happy that at least for one year, he had a happy life. Anyway, thank you again for your story and for your condolences. I am so sorry for all of this rambling. I am a talkative person to begin with but when I’m upset, it gets worse. 🙂

    • I’m so sorry for your loss, Stephanie. Hang in there!

  2. Sorry to hear about your dog. My sincere condolences.

    • Stephanie M. says:

      Thank you very much for writing to me, Betsy. It means so much to me to have heard from you. I truly appreciate it.

  3. My favorite is homemade chicken and noodles over mashed potatoes! That is followed by mac and cheese and spaghetti and alfredo.

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