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Roasted Garlic Sheet Pan Gnocchi

Roasted Garlic Sheet Pan Gnocchi

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The more browned and banged up my sheet pans get, the more I feel the urge to keep using them. There are few kitchen tools that come in handy for such a wide range dishes.

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Ingredients
  • 1 pound shelf-stable or fresh gnocchi
  • 1 zucchini, diced 1/2-inch
  • 1 yellow squash, diced 1/2-inch
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves in their skins
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
Lemon Garlic Mushroom Spaghetti

Lemon Garlic Mushroom Spaghetti

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My pantry is never without at least 5 different shapes of pasta. It’s always our go-to weeknight meal. The only problem is that everyone has a preferred noodle. My husband likes spaghetti and would eat

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Ingredients
  • 12 ounces spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced into a paste
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Slow-Roasted Tomato Zucchini Orzo

Slow-Roasted Tomato Zucchini Orzo

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Orzo is pasta, but with its shape and tiny size, it kind of functions like rice. In the winter I like to throw it into veggie soups so they are more filling, but in the

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Ingredients
  • For slow roasted tomatoes
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • For orzo
  • 1 cup whole wheat orzo
  • 1 zucchini, trimmed, quartered lengthwise and deseeded
Whole Wheat Penne with Sausage, Kale & Tomatoes

Whole Wheat Penne with Sausage, Kale & Tomatoes

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It doesn’t feel like I’ve done all my shopping unless I stop at the olive bar during my weekly grocery trip. Swimming in those little tubs of oil are some of the most flavorful ingredients.

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Ingredients
  • 8 ounces whole-wheat penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 3-ounce sweet Italian chicken sausages, casings removed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 ounces (about 3-4 leaves) lacinato kale, ribs removed, sliced thinly crosswise
  • 1 cup pitted Kalamata olives, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup marinated roasted tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Rigatoni with Tomato Sauce

Rigatoni with Tomato Sauce

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I don’t like to make a big deal out of tomato sauce. Canned tomatoes are a pantry staple, so I think of them as a weeknight/whenever go-to ingredient. It doesn’t even have to be sauce.

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1-28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • Parmesan rind, optional
Cheese Tortellini Pasta Bake

Cheese Tortellini Pasta Bake

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It’s no secret that we are obsessed with pasta at our house. This is definitely not an exaggeration. My go-to family dinner no matter the night of the week is pasta. I love that it

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1-1/4 cups Bertolli Organic Tomato & Basil Sauce
  • 3/4 cup Bertolli Organic Creamy Alfredo Sauce
  • 1 pound fresh cheese tortellini pasta
  • 1-14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, juice drained
Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

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I got a little emotional when my almost four-year-old fit in a 5T coat. Did he just skip 4T!? Lately he’s been consuming a crazy smorgasbord for dinner. It must be a growth spurt. I’ve

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Ingredients
  • For tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Fresh Pumpkin Pasta

Fresh Pumpkin Pasta

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Yesterday I made fall official—I bought a bag of those adorable decorative mini gourds with their bumps & lumps and green, orange & gold stripes. I arranged them in a bowl along with my edible

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Ingredients
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup semolina
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
Roasted Tomato Zucchini Squash Pasta Salad

Roasted Tomato Zucchini Squash Pasta Salad

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Summer is prime pasta salad season. And I am taking full advantage of eating noodles at room temperature or even straight from the fridge. Pasta salads make fantastic sides for grilled mains like meat and

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Ingredients
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 ounces green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 medium zucchinis, cubed
  • 2 medium yellow squash, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounces penne pasta
Pasta with Baby Greens, Beans and Walnuts

Pasta with Baby Greens, Beans and Walnuts

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For my usual weeknight pasta, I like to keep things simple with spaghetti, even though, I admit, it can be a bit boring. When I stick to my routine, I don’t add to my random noodle

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Ingredients
  • 12 ounces short pasta (farfalle, rotelle, fusilli, orecchiette, penne)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1-15 ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup roughly chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1 ounce grated Parmesan plus shaved Parmesan for serving
  • Zest of half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Antipasto Spaghetti

Antipasto Spaghetti

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The past month has been kind of crazy. With travel, the start of school and more work commitments than usual, I am desperate for a normal week. Too bad that won’t happen anytime soon, according

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Ingredients
  • 12 ounces spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces assorted antipasti including garlic pitted olives, tomatoes, artichokes & peppers)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Shaved Parmesan for serving
  • Torn basil for serving