Blue Ribbon For Kids Pasta Side Recipes


Ooey Gooey Mac and Cheese

By Samantha Jacobs
This baked mac and cheese is so creamy and delicious. It's great for a Crock Pot...

Pasta Slaw

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

Baked Mac and Cheese for One

By Sue Lally
Cooking for one can be a challenge. No matter how much I like something, I don't...

8 Cheese Baked Macaroni

By Jane Kear
When we were growing up, Mama used to make the best homemade macaroni and cheese I...

South of the Border Mac and Cheese

By Debbie Reid
This is a different, yummy variation on a favorite classic!

Colorful Party Pasta Salad

By Megan Todd
This recipe is a family favorite that is requested for EVERY bonfire, birthday party, holiday get-together,...

Catie's Island Tuna Salad

By Catie B
I found this recipe many years ago and adapted it. During the years I made this,...

Ranch Pasta Salad

By Dawn Whitted
This is one of my most requested pasta salads at my house. There are few ingredients...

Susan's Tomato Basil Chicken Pasta Salad

By Susan Din
My family loves this yummy salad. It's similar to La Madeleine's Tomato Basil Pesto Pasta Salad,...

Better Than Mom's Mac 'N Cheese

By Tere G.
Nine kinds of cheese? Oh, yeah! I was craving macaroni and cheese but wanted something a...

French Onion Mac and Cheese!!

By Samantha Jacobs
Sometimes you just need something super decadent =) Yummm!

Grandmother's Seafood Salad

By Melanie B
My ex-husband's Grandmother made this every year for Thanksgiving and my MIL makes it at Christmas...

Smoky Orzo Casserole

By Lynda Hayes
My husband created this dish. He wanted something flavorful and easy to fix. This is...

Cherry Sesame Noodles with Lemon-Hoisin Sauce

By Merry Graham
I hope you try Cherry Sesame Noodles with Lemon-Hoisin Sauce and Roasted Broccoli! I bet ya...

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

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

Shrimp Pasta Salad

By Michelle Flory
My girls love this. I make it with left over steamed shrimp.

Baked Broccoli with Macaroni and Cheese

By Glenda Purvis
Basically, a revved up macaroni and cheese. This is a super easy, versatile meatless recipe that...

Crusted Broccoli Mac and Four Cheese Skillet

By Linda BONWILL
This recipe is so simple, easy, and delicious! No time to cook? No worries with this...

Gluten-Free Pasta Salad

By Karl Strasser
I have some frends on special diets and everyone loves this salad.

Dee's Smoked Mac N Cheese

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

Jason's Drunken Beer & Bacon Mac and Cheese

By Jason Vincik
TIP: Got leftover mac and cheese in the fridge? Roll it into 2-inch balls;...

Noodle Kugel

By karen axel-knispel
this has been in my family for many many years

Four Cheese Mac and Cheese

By Susan McGreevy
I make this when I'm feeding a crowd. Holidays, large family dinners, or sports dinners. Everyone...

Creamy Bacon Chipotle Mac n Cheese

By Lora DiGs
I wanted to make mac and cheese. Had some bacon that I needed to use and...
8 From-Scratch Tomato Sauce Recipes

8 From-Scratch Tomato Sauce Recipes


While we’re all for jarred Italian sauce, making tomato sauce from scratch is quite simple. Spending Sunday letting sauce simmer on the stove will turn a basic pasta dinner into a restaurant-quality meal. If you’re looking to up your next pasta night, give one of these 8 from-scratch tomato sauce recipes a try. Add a […]

14 Lazy Weeknight Dinner Ideas

14 Lazy Weeknight Dinner Ideas


Having one of those “ugh, I don’t feel like cooking” kind of days? These fix it and forget it recipes are here to save the day. Super easy with minimal prep work, you won’t have to stand over a stovetop for an hour to make these weeknight meals. With little effort, you’ll have a family-approved […]

20 Easy Labor Day Recipes

20 Easy Labor Day Recipes


No one wants to do hard work on Labor Day. The last thing anyone wants to do is spend their day in the kitchen making difficult dishes. That’s where these easy Labor Day recipes come in. Macaroni salad, dump peach cobbler, and marinated grilled chicken kabobs are effortless summer favorites anyone can make. While they […]