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Pasta, Pasta, and More Pasta!

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If there was ever a blog that didn’t need an introduction, it would be this one. A blog dedicated to pasta recipes seems comforting and exactly what we all might need right now. Pasta is so versatile; it can be eaten hot or cold, meaty or saucy, at all times of the day, and can be easily modified for vegan and gluten-free diets.

We searched the entire internet (Thank you, Pinterest) for some of the best-looking pasta recipes to share with you this week! From a spicy sausage rigatoni to a cool harvest pasta salad, you are sure to find something to try in your kitchen. Enjoy!

 

 

Spicy Sausage Rigatoni

A bowl full of delicious looking baked spicy sausage rigatoni

This hot rigatoni uses spicy Italian sausage, red pepper flakes, and black pepper to give the dish its savory edge. The author of this recipe recommends a smooth glass of rich red wine to complement the dish, and because you will need to throw a splash into your sauce as well. Always reserve a cup of pasta water before you strain to make sure your sauce sticks to your pasta.

Fall Harvest Pasta Salad

Enjoy this bowl of fall harvest pasta salad complete with broccoli, beans, cranberry and more!

Your lunch plate will not look or taste the same after having this fall harvest pasta salad! The salad combines some of the best fall ingredients, like sweet potatoes, cranberries, pine nuts, and goat cheese. This flavor combination creates a sweet and salty salad that you won’t be able to stay away from. Of course, the tri-colored cellentani pasta makes for an even more beautiful explosion on your plate! Try it out this week.

Tomato Basil Cream Sauce Pasta (VG)

Creamy tomato basil penne pasta

This pasta dish is so creamy you won’t even be able to tell it is a dairy-free dinner! This recipe has you roast your vegetables to develop their flavor, soak your cashews, and then blend for a sauce that is balanced, mature, and as spicy as you wish! Because of the cashews, this dish has even more protein than a traditional cream-based sauce and will leave you digging for leftovers in the fridge just hours after dinner. Yum!

Chicken Parm Stuffed Shells

Taste one of these Chicken par stuffed shells

If you’ve never had jumbo shell pasta, you are missing out! This dish is easily made in an hour and creates an elegant and unique culinary experience. The shells are stuffed with chicken and cheese, then melted in the oven for the perfect bite on every fork!

Pumpkin Mac n Cheese with Kale (VG)

Pumpkin Macarroni and Cheese with Kale

It wouldn’t be a fall pasta guide without a pumpkin recipe, and this pumpkin mac is calling our name! This recipe uses a spice blend of turmeric, onion powder, garlic powder, and nutmeg with fresh pumpkin puree (canned is okay too) to create a creamy sauce to coat your favorite pasta. Try out this recipe with your favorite mac shape!

Baked Spaghetti Squash With Tomato Meat Sauce (GF)

Baked Spaghetti Squash With Tomato Meat Sauce (GF)

We don’t know if we consider this “pasta” per se, but this delicious baked recipe just had to make the list! In addition to the many wonderful gluten-free pasta brands, such as Banza, spaghetti squash is a great way to get the spaghetti feel while accommodating a gluten-free diet. So many baked spaghetti squash recipes can be found online, but this tomato meat sauce recipe is easy and perfect for the whole family! There are less than 10 ingredients in this entire dish and will leave you full and satisfied. Try it out this week!

 

And there you go, folks. We hope you get to enjoy some pasta this week, in whatever form you see fit!