22 Fast, Fresh Pasta Dishes for Weeknight Suppers

22 Fast, Fresh Pasta Dishes for Weeknight Suppers

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Faith Durand
Apr 23, 2010
When it comes to weeknight cooking, pasta rules in our household. A hot dish of pasta, cooked up quickly, with a sprinkling of fresh cheese and herbs or a quick sausage sauce — it has all the fullness of a truly homecooked meal, with the ease of takeout. Here are twenty-two (yes, twenty-two!) pasta dishes from our archives that are fast, fresh, and just right for now. Most of these are very quick, like eat in an hour sort of quick. Others take a little extra preparation, but if you roast squash or simmer a sauce the night before, it can feed you a couple meals during the week. TOP ROW1 Pasta with Brown Butter and Fried Sage2 Pasta with Mint Pesto, Peas and Ricotta Salata3 Velvety Broccoli and Feta Pasta4 Pasta alla Norma5 Rich No-Cream Wild Mushroom Pasta Sauce SECOND ROW6 Orecchiette with Sausage and Kale7 Easy Homemade Macaroni and Cheese8 3-Sausage Pasta Sauce9 Pasta Carbonara10 Anelletti Pasta with Sausage and Greens THIRD ROW11 Quick Lunch Pasta with Greens, Mushrooms and Meats12 Italian Chicken Salad...Pasta13 Roasted Garlic, Olive and Tomato Pasta Salad14 Lemony Ricotta Pasta with Basil15 Lemon Pepper Pasta with Capers FOURTH ROW16 Pasta with Pesto17 Basic Tomato Sauce (with Optional Zing!)18 Pasta with Butternut Squash, Sage, and Pine Nuts19 Greek Chicken Pasta with Olives and Feta20 Spinach Pesto Pasta with Fresh Peas and Mushrooms BOTTOM ROW21 Ridiculously Quick Pasta al Pomodoro22 Broccoli and Feta Pasta Salad Originally published September 3, 2009. Related: Twelve Steps To a Better Pasta Salad (Images: See linked posts for image credits.)
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