Gourmet Pasta Main Dish Recipes

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Cheese Ravioli with Fresh Tomato and Artichoke Sauce

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This sauce is quick and easy. It goes well with other pasta types such as tortellini or penne. I serve this with a good quality, crusty bread.

Teena's Spicy Pesto Chicken and Pasta

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A spicy chicken and pesto pasta dish that's easy to adjust to any heat level. I created it after eating a similar dish at a Santa Monica restaurant, and it's one of my favorites. Serve with additional grated Parmesan, if desired. As an option, it's delicious with creamy goat cheese stirred in at the end.

Vegetarian Four Cheese Lasagna

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This is a mouth tingling recipe with ricotta, feta, eggplant, tomato, pesto, pumpkin, Parmesan and mozzarella.

Creamy Pesto Shrimp

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One of our family's favorites, it's also great when made with crab meat instead of the shrimp.

Pasta in Vodka Sauce

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This is a simple, non-time-consuming recipe, but is delicious nonetheless.

Black Pasta in a Pink Gorgonzola Sauce

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This recipe is something I made up. I just like all the ingredients, so I threw them together and it is really good.

Tomato-Cream Sauce for Pasta

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Serve over your favorite pasta. Absolutely delicious and so easy to make!

Smoked Salmon Alfredo Sauce

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Can be served with fettuccine, linguine, or penne.

Lasagne Verdi al Forno

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A recipe from my home in Emilia-Romagna, Italy; this lasagna made with spinach pasta cannot be beat. It's excellent if you want to impress some guests, or even yourself. It may be a bit time consuming, but it's well worth the TLC you put into it.

Bolognese Sauce

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An excellent chunky pasta sauce with beef, pork, lots of vegetables and tons of flavor. Freeze any unused portions for later use. If you have fresh herbs, you may substitute 2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil for the dried basil in this recipe.
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Gnocchi I

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This simple potato, flour, and egg recipe is one my family has used for generations.

Homemade Four Cheese Ravioli

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Great homemade Italian ravioli recipe that I have recreated to taste like the ravioli at Maggiano's restaurant. Don't be intimidated by the large list of ingredients, it is well worth it!

Inspiration and Ideas

Pasta With Zucchini Blossoms

"A fantastic pasta dish made like traditional pasta in Italy: simple and full of flavor." – Buckwheat Queen

Creamy Pesto Shrimp

See how to make a creamy pasta dish that's perfect for weeknight dinners.

Whole Wheat Pasta

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Fresh, healthy and very delish... I sometimes make this the traditional style, and when in a hurry, I throw all the ingredients into my mixer, with the kneading hook.