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Italian Pasta

Pasta - whole-wheat, spinach, and many other varieties - combine perfectly with vegetables, sauces and beans for healthy, tasty and easy-to-make dinners.
Farfalle with Tomato-Goat Cheese Cream Sauce

Farfalle with Tomato-Goat Cheese Cream Sauce

Mild goat cheese lends a sophisticated tang to this creamy, orange-hued sauce. Tossed with tiny green peas, toasted pine nuts, and festive bow ties (it&39;s fabulous with fettuccine and gnocchi too), the resulting dish is wonderfully easy and original. If you&39;re not a fan of goat cheese, try the recipe with Boursin or low-fat cream cheese. You can also add a grating of Parmesan cheese before serving, if desired.

Bow Ties with Broccoli Pesto

Bow Ties with Broccoli Pesto

When you want a luscious homemade pesto long before basil comes into season, turn to broccoli. Here, cooked broccoli is blended with fresh mint and parsley for a bright, springtime take on the pasta sauce.

Rigatoni Puttanesca with Veggie Meatballs

Rigatoni Puttanesca with Veggie Meatballs

Vegetarian sausage substitutes make great “meatballs” that come together in a snap—without the need for adding eggs as a binder. If you prefer milder olive flavor, use California olives. For a more pronounced, salty flavor, use kalamatas.

Ravioli with Sweet Potato Sauce

Ravioli with Sweet Potato Sauce

This mellow sauce served over a hearty pasta combines comfort and elegance in one easy meal. Serve with some steamed broccoli florets, baby carrots and red and green bell pepper strips. Round out the meal with slices of fresh Italian bread.

Pasta Primavera Salad

Pasta Primavera Salad

One large pot of boiling water does all the cooking for this salad. The addition of the vegetables has been timed so that they’re all done at the same time. Using a strainer to remove the vegetables from the water stops the cooking fast and leaves you with a hot, lightly seasoned broth to boil the pasta in.

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