Today is World Pasta Day! This is a holiday I can definitely get behind because I love, love, love pasta! As much as I love it you would think I would make it fresh from scratch, but I don’t. I use the boxed pasta like so many others do. Barilla and DaVinci are the brands I seem to buy most often. I often try the whole grain varieties now. For my family, I find that if I have a hearty tomato based sauce none of us really mind the difference in whole grain pastas as much. If the sauce is a light sauce or cream sauce the traditional pasta is still preferred for us. Quick & easy spaghetti is on our menu fairly often and so making the change to whole grain pasta for this meal makes me feel good that we are getting some more nutrients in.
We are, as a matter of fact, having quick and easy spaghetti for dinner tonight. Do you plan on celebrating World Pasta Day? If so, are you cooking or eating out? What will you be having?
Here are some of the pasta recipes I have shared on my blog in the past if you need some inspiration for making dinner this evening. Manga!
Robyn’s Easy Lasagna – Vegetarian Version
I used MorningStar Farms Meal Starters Grillers Recipe Crumbles (great product, ridiculously long name) instead of meat in this version.
Basil Shrimp Pasta with Sautéed Broccoli
A delicious pasta with shrimp in a not-too-heavy creamy sauce. Served with garlic sautéed broccoli.
Kelly’s Super Easy Mac and Cheese
One of my readers, Kelly, shared her super easy mac and cheese recipe with me to share with all of you. She knows Hubby is a big mac and cheese fan. It is very good!
Robyn’s Meat Lasagna
Another of my variations of lasagna, but this one has meat in it. I use a combo of Italian sausage and ground beef.
Tomato Basil Chicken Sausage over Penne with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese
A simple pasta dish that I added some store bought chicken sausages to. Nice mix of flavors here.
Robyn’s Artichoke Pasta Salad
I have adapted this recipe from the original I found in Cooking Light Magazine several years ago. You blend the artichokes to make the dressing for this salad which is creamy but not fattening like a traditional creamy dressing.
Quick & Easy Spaghetti
My go to spaghetti meal that is done in minutes! This is the meal most requested by my son
Lemony Shrimp with Asparagus and Pasta
A lighter pasta dish with shrimp.
Stuffed Jumbo Pasta Shells
Sorry, I did not take a photo of this one. This is one of my all time favorites though that my mom would make occasionally. The shells are so delicious and they freeze well so make a big batch and eat some tonight and freeze the rest for another night.
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