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Asian Peanut Noodles with Chicken, Lightened Up is delicious, made with stir fried chicken strips, rice noodles, scallions, carrots, broccoli slaw, bean sprouts in a spicy peanut sauce. A winning combination of spicy, crunchy, sweet and salty will tantalize your taste buds.

Asian Peanut Noodles with Chicken

I always have eggs, pasta and some type of greens on hand; for this fettuccini dish I used Swiss chard but spinach, escarole or kale would also work.

Fettuccini with Winter Greens and Poached Egg

Baked ziti is a favorite comfort dish in my home! Adding spinach is a quick and easy way to get more leafy greens into your family's diet without complaints.

Baked Ziti with Spinach

Chilled Italian Shrimp Tortellini Pasta Salad is loaded with shrimp, perfect for dining al fresco!

Chilled Italian Shrimp Tortellini Pasta Salad

Broccoli rabe and spicy sausage are one of my favorite pasta dishes; this spiralized parsnip version replaces pasta for a hefty serving of veggies that won't disappoint!

Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Parsnip Spiralized Pasta

A Mexican-inspired pasta dish... Chicken fajitas meets pasta night! This easy chicken dinner is made in one pot, for an easy dinner ready in under 30 minutes!

One-Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta

Brussels Sprouts Carbonara – This dish combines a few of my favorite things, caramelized shredded brussels sprouts, pasta and pancetta in a delicious, creamy sauce that takes about 15 minutes to make.

Brussels Sprouts Carbonara

One Pot Cheesy Turkey Taco Chili Mac recipe is so easy and protein packed! Made with taco seasoning, beans, and pasta shells topped with cheese is a favorite in my home! Bonus points for dirtying only one pot!

One Pot Cheesy Turkey Taco Chili Mac

Spicy Whole Wheat Linguini with Sausage and Roasted Peppers

This is by far the BEST Minestrone soup – a classic, hearty Italian soup with tomatoes, white beans, vegetables and pasta.

Minestrone Soup

This super easy macaroni casserole is a baked pasta dish with ground turkey, veggies, marinara sauce and cheese. Kid-friendly and no need to pre-cook the pasta!

Easy Macaroni Casserole

Whole wheat pasta baked in the oven with a quick pumpkin sauce made with bacon, shallots, pecorino cheese and a touch of rosemary then topped with mozzarella cheese. This is such a great Fall dish, and my husband loved how it turned out!

Cheesy Baked Pumpkin Pasta

I love making this mayo-less summer pasta salad with arugula, spinach, sun dried tomatoes, capers, fresh shaved Parmesan cheese and a splash of balsamic and oil.

Summer Pasta Salad with Baby Greens

Scallops are great for a quick meal any night of the week and are a real treat. They can be quickly sautéed, then added to salads like this Scallop and Baby Green Citrus Mojo Salad, and this delicious Scallop and Grapefruit Salad, but once in a while when I want something more substantial, I love it with pasta. Here I tossed it with some pasta and peas, for a dinner that took less than 15 minutes to make.

Linguini with Sautéed Scallops and Peas

Sauteed bay scallops with tomatoes and a touch of white wine and lemon juice served over angel hair pasta.

Angel Hair Pasta with Scallops and Tomatoes

Penne pasta tossed with sauteed brussels sprouts and a quick meat ragu using lean ground turkey and just enough hot Italian pork sausage to enhance the flavor of the sauce. A hearty pasta dish for a crisp Autumn day.

Penne Pasta with Brussels Sprouts In a Ragu

Cheesy baked pasta made with Italian chicken sausage, mozzarella, ricotta, Pecorino Romano and spinach (but don't worry, no one will care about the green stuff). Perfect to feed a hungry family!

Baked Pasta with Sausage and Spinach

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

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

Asparagus and Poached Eggs over Pasta

A bowl of Pasta with Italian Chicken Sausage, Peppers and Escarole

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