Gourmet Pasta Main Dish Recipes

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Staff Picks

Cheese Ravioli with Fresh Tomato and Artichoke Sauce

Rating: 4.39 stars
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

Rating: 4.57 stars
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

Rating: 4.59 stars
This is a mouth tingling recipe with ricotta, feta, eggplant, tomato, pesto, pumpkin, Parmesan and mozzarella.

Creamy Pesto Shrimp

Rating: 4.61 stars
One of our family's favorites, it's also great when made with crab meat instead of the shrimp.

Pasta in Vodka Sauce

Rating: 4.41 stars
This is a simple, non-time-consuming recipe, but is delicious nonetheless.

Black Pasta in a Pink Gorgonzola Sauce

Rating: 4.28 stars
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

Rating: 4.57 stars
Serve over your favorite pasta. Absolutely delicious and so easy to make!

Smoked Salmon Alfredo Sauce

Rating: 4.35 stars
Can be served with fettuccine, linguine, or penne.

Lasagne Verdi al Forno

Rating: 4.63 stars
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

Rating: 4.4 stars
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.

Homemade Manti (Traditional Turkish Dumplings)

Rating: 4.65 stars
Manti is a famous meal from my country. To prepare this dish takes time, but I'm sure you'll agree it's worth it! Enjoy-afiyet olsun (bon appetit)!

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Rating: 4.13 stars
High class meets down home. This dish is just my style. The amazing combination of flavors make this one of my favorites.

Inspiration and Ideas

Pasta With Zucchini Blossoms
Rating: Unrated
"A fantastic pasta dish made like traditional pasta in Italy: simple and full of flavor."– Buckwheat Queen
Creamy Pesto Shrimp
Rating: Unrated
See how to make a creamy pasta dish that's perfect for weeknight dinners.

Savory Sea Scallops and Angel Hair Pasta

Rating: 4.57 stars

This is a very simple, easy to prepare meal that you will most likely be asked to prepare again. The taste, if carefully prepared and not overcooked, is incredible. ENJOY!