Collection by SimpleGifts

Penne Pasta with Spinach and Bacon

Rating: 4.5 stars 1077
This bacon spinach pasta is a quick, light meal. Wilted spinach, bacon, and tomatoes are tossed with penne pasta. Good for any season and will complement anything.

Low-Carb Zucchini Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 259
If you are a pasta lover and need a low-carb version closer to the real thing than spaghetti squash, you have found your match! This is a great recipe for one; super-quick and super-versatile. Serve with your favorite sauce.

Baked Ziti IV

Rating: 4.5 stars 1255
The BEST Baked Ziti!! This has flavor and yields a great amount. Try this recipe; it IS the best!

Eggplant Parmesan

Rating: 4.5 stars 3717
An easy, cheesy eggplant Parmesan with baked eggplant slices, instead of fried.

Chicken Parmesan Pasta Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 75
Perfect for potluck meals, family gatherings, or in a smaller batch, for a winter comfort food meal for the family. Just my take on traditional Chicken Parmesan. I came up with this for my wife's corporate potluck lunch. She wanted Chicken Parmesan, but it was too difficult to feed 20 people the conventional way. Figured a casserole would work just as well. It did!

Brooklyn Girl's Penne Arrabiata

Rating: 4.5 stars 1167
One thing I learned in my years living in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, NY was how to cook a good Italian meal. Here is a recipe I created after having this dish in a restaurant. Enjoy!

Baked Autumn Veggighetti

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
Quick and healthy meal or side dish. It is a nice way to use fresh produce.

Lemon Butter Herb Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 78
A quick, delicious, and light-tasting sauce with a zesty lemon flavor.

Broken Spaghetti Risotto

Rating: 4.5 stars 186
This risotto with noodles is not really risotto; it only refers to the similar technique used in that famous Italian dish. Like the grains of Arborio rice, pieces of broken pasta are tossed in hot butter or oil before the liquid is added, but here we're going even further, and toasting it to a gorgeous nut-brown. This gives the dish its signature look, as well as adds a subtle nutty flavor.

Baked Ziti

Rating: 4.5 stars 8698
A surprisingly easy and tasty baked pasta dish with three types of cheese.

Chicken Penne Italiano

Rating: 4 stars 193
An Italian version of stir-fry, this tasty dish mixes cubed, boneless chicken and penne pasta with red and green peppers, garlic, tomatoes, oregano, and basil for an easy weeknight supper.

Chef John's Tomato Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 294
This is one of my most requested food wishes, my all-purpose basic tomato sauce. Whenever I make a meat sauce, this is my base. You can only stir this with a wooden spoon, otherwise it's bad luck.