Healthy Quick & Easy Italian Pasta Side Recipes


Light and Delicious Spaghetti Squash

By Julia McGinnis
Last year I was introduced to spaghetti squash, and I was amazed by its versatility! ...

FETTUCCINE PRIMAVERA

By Ellen Bales
This is one of those poor recipes that nobody wanted--I can't imagine why. It sounds so...

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

By Tonya Young
I'm always looking for a way to eat squash and this is a great one. It's...

Darlene’s Sautéed Sofrito * All Purpose Marinade, Paste and...

By Darlene Lopez
This marinade differs from most because it requires sauteeing veggies first! Now all of your food...

Olive Mac 'N Beans

By Jenn Barrett
This recipe is a hit with my friends and their families. I've made it so many...

Mean Woman Pasta

By Lucille Hoerle
I'm not sure where the name of this dish came from or why, but I have...

Candi's Italian Pasta Salad

By Candi Hummer
There is alot of pasta salads out there, I threw this one together for my friend...

Italian Pasta Salad

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

Fine Cooking- Preserved Lemons

By Pat Duran
This is a recipe from Fine Cooking.com 1998 # 30. This is a great way to have...

The Brownie Pan

By Sheila Johnson
I borrowed my daughters brownie pan the one I got her last year for christmas, I...

Tomato and Asparagus Carbonara

By Pat Duran
This is a very versatile recipe I found on "cooking light"- the recipe calls for...

The Difference Between Gluten And Wheat

By JoSele Swopes
Whats the difference between gluten and wheat? Why does it matter? Can you eat one and...

Salt - The Spice of Life

By JoSele Swopes
For every meal there is one thing people generally reach for before they even take a...

Ricetta Inscatolata Del Pepe (Pickled Peppers)

By Dan Barto
This is a pickled pepper vinegar and oil, herbs recipe...no need for sealing or canning. ...

Homemade Marinara Sauce

By Laina C
This makes so much sauce make sure you have a couple of gallon sized zip lock...

CHEESY TOMATO PASTA

By Ellen Bales
I love finding recipes online and then changing them to suit my own style. This is...

FETTUCCINE WITH LIMA BEANS, PEAS, AND LEEKS

By Ellen Bales
This could be considered a vegetarian meal or a side dish with any type of meat....

BLACK PEPPERCORN ALFREDO SAUCE

By Ellen Bales
This sauce reminds me of a favorite Italian restaurant where the alfredo is to die for!...

ELLEN'S BROCCOLI PASTA WITH CREAMY TOMATO SAUCE

By Ellen Bales
It all started when I noticed that I had a fresh tomato and some fresh broccoli...

CREAMY PASTA WITH BACON

By Ellen Bales
Almost everyone loves bacon, and this creamy dish is a real winner. Can be a side...

CORN AND PEPPER ORZO

By Ellen Bales
This is a very low-fat side dish with lots of flavor. It would make a welcome...

Skillet Fresh Prosciutto, Tomato and Basil Pasta

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

FRESH CORN FETTUCCINE

By Ellen Bales
Whoever heard of making a sauce from corn? I certainly never did, but this sounds so...

SPINACH STUFFED SHELLS

By Ellen Bales
My good friend Norma gave me a heart-healthy cookbook for my birthday and this stuffed shell...
Strawberry Banana Desserts That’ll Have You Dreaming of Summer

Strawberry Banana Desserts That’ll Have You Dreaming of Summer


Summer is right around the corner. We know it may not seem like that now but warmer days are ahead. Do you know what reminds us of summer? Anything strawberry banana but, specifically desserts. There’s something magical about that flavor combination that tastes fresh and reminds us of summer. Well, if you are like us […]

Recipes for All You Lemon Lovers

Recipes for All You Lemon Lovers


In warmer weather, my taste buds gravitate towards lemon. Sweet and savory, I look for ways to incorporate their wonderful tart flavor into my meals. If you love lemon anything as I do, you’re going to want to try these Blue Ribbon recipes. Homemade waffles are an easy breakfast. Jamallah Bergman’s (Atlanta, GA) Lemon Poppy […]

14 Snacks for Cinco De Mayo

14 Snacks for Cinco De Mayo


Send your taste buds south of the border with these tasty Mexican appetizers. Cinco de Mayo is a fun holiday. We can’t think of anything more fun than celebrating with finger foods. Fresh salsa, kicking guacamole, cheesy corn dip, meaty queso … each bite will be a party of flavors in your mouth. Turn your […]