Cuisine: Pasta

Spaghetti and Beetballs with Kale and Lemon Butter

I ran into my friend Meghan the other day and she said she made this Spaghetti and Beetballs with Kale and Lemon Butter for her daughter, who is vegan. Beets are one of my very favorite things to eat, especially if they are pickled, and even for breakfast. Admittedly, this recipe is in the completely bizarre category, but I have to say it was delicious (even my husband liked it). The recipe calls for vegan butter and parmesan and gluten-free pasta. I did not use vegan anything, but if you happen to be vegan you will love everything about this. Suspend your disbelief and give it a try.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 2 Servings

Toasted Ravioli with Marinara Sauce

This Toasted Ravioli with Marinara Sauce was created in St. Louis. The ravioli is breaded, fried and served with marinara sauce. It makes a great hors-d'oeuvre for any party.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Creamy Pasta Bake with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil

This Creamy Pasta Bake with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil is absolutely delicious. It's like a creamy caprese pasta and is ready to enjoy in just 30 minutes!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Bacon-Tomato Linguine

This Bacon-Tomato Linguine is on the cover of this month's Food Network Magazine. It's very similar to carbonara but adds fresh tomatoes and basil.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins

Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Basil

This recipe for Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Basil is loosely based on a recipe in The Silver Palate Cookbook. It's a great method using fresh, ripe, summer tomatoes.
Summer cooking implies a sense of immediacy, a capacity to capture the essence of the fleeting moment. Elizabeth David

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Chicken Basil Sausage and Artichoke Lasagna Skillet

Lasagna, in general, is too much work. I am too lazy and do not like to make it, so lasagna is a rare occurrence in my house. This Chicken Basil Sausage and Artichoke Lasagna Skillet is WAY easier and the chicken and artichokes is a nice change from the traditional lasagna. It's all done in one skillet and ready in about 30 minutes.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Mozzarella, Orzo, and Snap Pea Salad

When you buy 3 pounds of mozzarella balls, this is one way to start to use them up - Mozzarella, Orzo, and Snap Pea Salad! This salad is fresh tasting and can be made in advance.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Israeli Couscous with Chopped Vegetables, Chickpeas, and Artichokes

Israeli couscous" is actually pasta, it's also called pearl couscous. This Israeli Couscous with Chopped Vegetables, Chickpeas, and Artichokes is a perfect dish to bring on a picnic or outdoor concert. I used Trader Joe's Harvest Blend Israeli Couscous.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Pasta with Bacon, Corn, Parmesan, Basil & Lemon Cream

Fresh summer corn makes a delicious pasta mix-in.This Pasta with Bacon, Corn, Parmesan, Basil & Lemon Cream is a wonderfully summery pasta dish. I used Trottole pasta which is in the shape of spinning tops.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Grilled Chicken and Soba Noodles with Miso Vinaigrette

This Grilled Chicken and Soba Noodles with Miso Vinaigrette is from Cooking Light Magazine and is perfect for a warm summer evening. You can make the whole thing ahead of time and eat it chilled with a lovely glass of wine.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings