When I think back to my first true food love, pasta's the clear winner. Mac 'n' cheese, meatballs, even plain old noodles and butter — back in the day, if someone asked me what I wanted for dinner, 9 times out of 10, the answer was pasta.
Somewhere along the way, though, I stopped eating it as much. Maybe it was fear of the carbs; maybe it was lack of time, but noodles definitely got put on the back burner. But that's about to end.
These delicious recipes are inventive, easy and pasta-licious. Get ready to fall in love with pasta all over again.
No, this isn't super-cheesy pasta, but you won't be disappointed with the decadent and creamy butternut squash sauce.
Spaghetti and meatballs (with cream cheese!) in 30 minutes could be very bad for my waistline.
A lighter pasta dish for when you need a break from the above-mentioned cream cheese-infused spaghetti.
This creamy, cheesy, one-pot mac and cheese comes together in 15 minutes — 15 minutes!
If this meaty spaghetti doesn't scream comfort food, I don't know what does.
If you can't travel to the Italian Riviera, at least you can indulge in pasta inspired by the flavors of the region.
The perfect way to use up leftover chili.
Originally published March 2015. Updated July 2017.
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