Pasta by Shape Recipes

Spaghetti, shells, bow ties, lasagna, orzo. We have your favorite pasta recipes using every pasta shape imaginable, from acini di pepe to ziti!

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Brooklyn Girl's Penne Arrabiata

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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!

Tortellini Salad

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Pepperoni and mozzarella cheese make this a filling pasta salad. Serve with fruit for a nice summertime meal.

Orzo with Parmesan and Basil

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This is a simple recipe that everyone loves. For a quick Mediterranean macaroni and cheese, omit the basil. Easily doubled, too!
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Angel Hair Pasta with Pignoli

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Serves 2 as an entree, or 4 as a first course.

Penne with Chicken and Pesto

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I sometimes substitute chicken broth for half the heavy cream called for in the recipe to reduce calories. I also use additional Parmesan.

Zucchini with Farfalle

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Cream sauce with sauteed vegetables over bow tie noodles. Serves 4 as a main course, 6 to 8 for a first course.

Linguine and Clam Sauce

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This is a very easy and tasty recipe. My family loves it. Try serving it with a green salad and garlic bread if desired.

Cheesy Stuffed Shells

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This is a delicious baked pasta dish with large shells filled with meat, spinach and cheese that children always seem to love. It is kind of a 'spaghetti that behaves itself!'

Restaurant Style Mac and Cheese

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Excellent restaurant-style macaroni with cheese that knocked me away!

Make-Ahead Manicotti

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I have used this basic principle and adapted it to make stuffed shells and lasagna. If making lasagna, I buy a second, smaller jar of spaghetti sauce. I always feel like I need a bit more. Merry Manicotti!

World's Best Lasagna

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It takes a little work, but it is worth it.

Homemade Mac and Cheese

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This is a nice rich mac and cheese. Serve with a salad for a great meatless dinner. Hope you enjoy it.

Inspiration and Ideas

Penne Pasta Recipes

Short, chunky penne is ideal for thick sauces, because the sauce clings to every noodle! Find a new favorite recipe.

Orzo Recipes

Orzo pasta is terrific in salads, soups, side dishes, and mains. Check out the recipes!

Easy Lasagna II

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My family loves lasagna, but sometimes I lack the time for the long version. This is easy and satisfies everyone. Try it tonight!