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This super cheesy cauliflower casserole can be baked immediately, made ahead and frozen, or made into individually

  • 8 cups cauliflower, coarsely chopped, about 2 pounds
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 6 ounces mozzarella, shredded, about 1 1/4 cups
  • 6 ounces sharp Cheddar, shredded, about 1 1/4 cup plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 (2-quart) or 4 (2-cup) freezer-to-oven-safe baking dishes
4.5/5 (4 Votes)

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Pizza pasta is quick and easy to make in your InstaPot! Everyone in your family will love this pasta dish that incl...

  • 1 pound ground beef, or mild sausage
  • 8 ounces pizza sauce
  • 16 ounces spaghetti sauce
  • 3 1/2 cup water
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 package mini pepperoni
  • 1 pound pasta (I used rotini)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
4.2/5 (25 Votes)

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Back bean and corn pasta is very easy to make and always a great salad to take to any occasion!

  • 1 (16-ounce) box rotini tri-colored pasta, cooked
  • 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small bag frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 can Rotel
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup white onion, chopped
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
  • 3/4 of a large bottle of Zesty Italian dressing
4.2/5 (37 Votes)

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This homey dish brings to mind all the goodness of traditional baked ziti, but it's ready in minutes rather than ho...

  • ITALIAN HERB BLEND:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup onions, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces ziti or other short pasta
  • 1 (28-ounce) can peeled plum tomatoes (with liquid)
  • 2 to 4 cloves garlic, peeled, or 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons Herb Blend
  • 1 cup ricotta (whole milk or low-fat)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan or Romano, grated, plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup (about 6 ounces) mozzarella cheese, shredded or finely chopped
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons rosemary leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon whole fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
4.4/5 (10 Votes)

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Tomatoes and Basil are a perfect match, and pasta is one of my favorite fast dinners to make, at home

  • 12 ounces linguine
  • 12 ounces cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered if large.
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes (cut to 1/2 if you don't like any kind of heat, but don't leave out as this adds flavor)
  • 2 sprigs basil, plus torn leaves for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano, freshly grated
4.2/5 (28 Votes)

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Thank you Jeff for finding this yummy Easy Lasagna Pasta Bake recipe

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 5 cups cooked pasta, about 1/2 to 3/4 of a one pound box
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 (8-ounce) package Mozzarella cheese, shredded
4.4/5 (8 Votes)

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This Macaroni and Cheese Casserole is one in a million! It's so cheesy and delicious and definitely a family favori...

  • 1 pound cellentani pasta (may sub rigatoni, penne or macaroni)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 4 cups freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6-8 large slices provolone cheese*
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Panko Topping (optional)
  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
4.1/5 (24 Votes)

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Being a native Californian, with a combination of German and Mexico roots, I'd never heard of-- yet along-- tasted ...

  • SAUCE:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 rack baby back ribs (about 2 1/4 pounds), cut into 2-rib sections
  • Table salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 pound hot Italian sausage links
  • 2 medium onions, chopped fine (about 2-cups)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, minced or pressed through garlic press (about 4-teaspoons)
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • MEATBALLS:
  • 2 slices hearty white sandwich bread, crusts removed and bread cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (Six tablespoons of plain yogurt thinned with 2 tablespoons of milk can be substituted for the buttermilk.)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, minced or pressed through garlic press (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound meatloaf mix* (I used a combo of ground beef and pork)
  • 2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped fine
  • 1 ounce Pecorino Romano, grated (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • PASTA:
  • 1 1/2 pounds spaghetti or linguine
  • 2 tablespoons table salt
  • Grated parmesan cheese for serving
4.2/5 (17 Votes)

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There's so much flavor going on with this recipe! Sweet butternut squash, fresh ricotta, hearty kale and the nutty,...

  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • 1 package good quality premade pasta sheets
  • 1 pound ricotta, drained of liquid
  • 1/4 cup of cooked kale, chopped, squeezed and drained, or substitute Swiss chard or spinach
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese, grated
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped and smashed
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 10 sage leaves
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
3.4/5 (9 Votes)

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This delicious turkey chili spaghetti is a fun and delicious treat that's easy to whip up when there's not a lot of...

  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 scallions, sliced, white and green parts separated
  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (14 -ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • Hot sauce, to taste
  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded for topping
  • Sour cream, for topping
4.3/5 (6 Votes)

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The dish is topped with a crunchy and flavorful bacon-panko crumb mixture and given a flourish of fresh lemon juice

  • 3 slices bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large head cauliflower (3 pounds), cored and cut into 1-inch florets
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 pound campanelle pasta (I used farfalle)
  • 5 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, plus lemon wedges for serving
  • NOTE: Since I had a small head of cauliflower, I halved all of the ingredients, which yielded 4 servings.
4.2/5 (31 Votes)

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I had some Italian sausage that I needed to cook, and so I began to rummage through my refrigerator

  • 1 bag penne pasta
  • 3-4 Italian sausage (I used mild, but hot would be good)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 8-12 ounces cremini mushrooms (these are baby portobellos, sliced about 1/4" thick
  • 1/4 cup red wine (optional)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream (optional, but great)
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning (combo of dried oregano, thyme, basil & rosemary)
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, more if you like a lot of spice, less if you are using hot Italian sausage
  • 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste (I buy mine in a tube)
  • 1 bunch fresh spinach, washed and roughly chopped
  • olive oil
  • 1 pat of butter
4.3/5 (3 Votes)

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