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Pasta Side Recipes

Italian Pasta Salad ready to be served.

Italian Pasta Salad

I just love this recipe. A hit at BBQ's on a hot summer day.

A simple Creamy Mushroom Pasta dish made with cremini and white button mushrooms, garlic, beef broth, heavy cream, and a few fresh herbs and spices. Serve as a side dish or as the main course on meatless Mondays.

Mushroom Pasta

This is a quick and easy creamy mushroom pasta recipe with white button mushrooms, cremini ...

Chicken, Bacon, and Ranch Pasta Salad in a serving bowl.

Chicken, Bacon, and Ranch Pasta Salad

This is a pasta salad I have been making for at least 15 years. So ...

Gravy poured over the Bridled Noodles (Pennsylvania Dutch).

Bridled Noodles (Pennsylvania Dutch)

This was a recipe Gram would make for Thanksgiving. Served it with or without gravy. ...

Shrimp Pasta Salad ready to serve.

Shrimp Pasta Salad

My girls love this. I make it with leftover steamed shrimp.

Bacon Mushroom Noodle Casserole ready to serve.

Bacon Mushroom Noodle Casserole

I am always in the mood for some comfort food. And for me, that includes ...

A bowl of Orzo With Snow Peas, Spinach, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes.

Orzo w/ Snow Peas, Spinach & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

I wanted to try these flavors together along with garlic and Parmesan cheese = Success

Cooked elbow macaroni in pot with cheese sauce.

No Drain, Stove-top Mac n Cheese

This Mac n Cheese recipe is so easy. You can use your fav cheese. We ...

Angel Hair Pasta with Tuscan Parmesan Sauce

Excellent side dish for any main coarse or it could be served as a main ...

A quick and easy light Asparagus Pasta with grated Parmesan Cheese, fresh herbs, and lemon zest.

Asparagus Pasta

This quick and easy Asparagus Pasta is sautéed onions, fresh asparagus, sweet garlic, and fettuccine ...

A bowl of Skillet Fresh Prosciutto, Tomato, and Basil Pasta.

Skillet Fresh Prosciutto, Tomato, and Basil Pasta

This is a wonderfully fresh pasta that is perfect for summer. You can't beat ...

Pasta Slaw ready to be served.

Pasta Slaw

We came up with this recipe after eating pasta slaw at Nordy's BBQ. Neither my ...

A serving bowl of Easy Tortellini Salad.

Easy Tortellini Salad

This is my fresh-tasting, flavorful, tortellini salad that is always a big hit at family ...

Dee's Smoked Mac N Cheese on a plate.

Dee's Smoked Mac N Cheese

After trying to make a really good mac n cheese in our smoker several times, ...

A large bowl of Best Macaroni Salad.

Best Macaroni Salad

This is the best macaroni salad that I've tasted. (I also have a fantastic pasta ...

As they say in the south,

Old Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese

This recipe was handed down by my great-grandmother, Mary Shuler Baker. She was much loved- ...

A bowl of Donna's Macaroni Salad.

Donna's Macaroni Salad

Everyone always asks me to make double so they will have some to take home ...

Super easy Instant Pot Mac and Cheese brings sharp cheese, white cheddar, and Parmesan together with elbow macaroni into the creamiest and quickest family friendly side dish ever.

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

A delicious and creamy three cheese Instant Pot Mac and Cheese made in less than ...

Inside Sweetie Pie's Mac & Cheese.

Sweetie Pie's Mac & Cheese

This local restaurant serves up great soul food and southern-style cooking. Given the ingredients in ...

Easy Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese ready to be served.

Easy Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese

I was recently assigned to make mac & cheese for a family gathering. I decided ...

Special noodles in a pot all done ready to serve

Mommy's Special Noodles

We love these noodles! Very garlicky and sour. My son named them! I came up ...

Creamy Scalloped Noodles straight from the oven.


I adapted this dish from a recipe using potatoes instead of noodles. It could also ...