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These mushroom kale lasagna rolls are delicious and make perfectly portioned meals and I can't think of a better way to eat kale!

Mushroom Kale Lasagna Rolls

Something magical happens to a pasta dish when you combine spaghetti with a creamy butternut squash puree, a little Parmigiano Reggiano, leeks, garlic and sage.

Spaghetti with Butternut Leek Parmesan Sauce

A quick and easy meal, perfect for Meatless Mondays! A stroganoff of Shiitake, Baby Portabella and Cremini mushrooms with noodles in a light creamy sauce.

Mushroom Stroganoff

This warm pasta salad is big on summer vegetables, corn and zucchini, with a small kick of red pepper. A great sub to potato salad and a perfect meatless entree or side dish for your next picnic or family potluck.

Warm Pasta Salad with Corn and Zucchini

Broccoli and Orzo is an easy, kid-friendly side dish which combines orzo – a rice shaped pasta with fresh broccoli, garlic and oil.

Broccoli and Orzo

Linguini and Shrimp Fra Diavolo – A quick Italian-American pasta dish with shrimp, tomatoes, crushed red pepper flakes, garlic, basil and capers.

Linguini and Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Pasta with Asparagus; a simple dish but a wonderful way to enjoy asparagus which is in season right now.

Pasta with Asparagus

Peppery arugula tossed with nutty chick peas, penne pasta, sun dried tomatoes, shaved parmesan and balsamic vinegar make a simple yet delicious main dish salad – perfect for lunch or dinner. Portions are large, loaded with fiber and very satisfying.

Penne Arugula Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Cajun Chicken Pasta is lightened up, made with chicken strips, bell peppers, red onion, mushrooms and scallions in a creamy light Cajun sauce.

Cajun Chicken Pasta on the Lighter Side

Pasta with Italian Chicken Sausage, Escarole and Beans made with lots of garlic, lean Italian chicken sausage, white cannellini beans, crushed red pepper and grated cheese.

Pasta with Italian Chicken Sausage, Escarole and Beans

Jumbo pasta shells stuffed with ricotta cheese, mozzarella and spinach topped with a turkey meat sauce. Here's a great way to sneak spinach on your kids' plate!

Spinach Ricotta Stuffed Shells with Meat Sauce

Dads like bacon so I thought a bacon, lettuce and tomato summer pasta salad would be a perfect side dish for your Father's Day picnic. The L in this BLT salad should really be an S but I didn't like the sound of a BST.

BLT Macaroni Salad

A light Spring pasta dish the whole family will enjoy; baby shells are tossed with chopped asparagus and a light marinara sauce. Quick and easy, perfect for vegetarians or meatless Fridays.

Baby Pasta Shells with Asparagus and Marinara Sauce

Asparagus and Poached Eggs over Pasta

Pasta with Italian Chicken Sausage, Peppers and Escarole

Pasta with Cauliflower

This easy and quick pasta dish is a guaranteed way to get picky eaters to love their broccoli, just roast it with garlic and olive oil!

Pasta with Roasted Broccoli, Garlic and Oil

Pasta Con Sarde

I have gotten many requests to make a low point mac and cheese recipe. Here's a baked macaroni and cheese recipe that even got my skeptical daughter's approval.

Lighter Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Crespelles are Italian crepes used in dishes such as manicotti, lasagna and other stuffed dishes in place of pasta. They have a lighter texture than pasta and taste delicious.

Light Crespelle Recipe

Penne alla Vodka

Angel Hair with Shrimp and Tomato Sauce

Turkey Sausage and Tomato Sauce over Pasta

This is the BEST Bolognese Sauce Recipe, and it's easy to make. It's a staple in my home, I make a big batch and have meals for several nights.

Bolognese Sauce

Stracciatella soup is a really quick Italian classic made with chicken broth, egg, parmesan, fresh spinach and orzo. Basically an Italian egg drop soup, which takes under twenty minutes to make so it's perfect for any weeknight.

Spinach Stracciatella Soup with Orzo

Eggplant and Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti with Sauteed Chicken and Grape Tomatoes, a pasta inspired by the abundance of tomatoes and basil in my garden this year.

Spaghetti with Sauteed Chicken and Grape Tomatoes

Angel Hair with Shrimp and Asparagus

Spaghetti with Garlic Scape Pesto with Tomatoes

My favorite way to make macaroni salad, a must at every BBQ and perfect for Memorial Day. To lighten this I used light mayonnaise, lots of tomatoes, olives and high fiber pasta. 

Macaroni Salad with Tomatoes