Cuisine: Pasta

Skillet Lasagna

Lasagna, in general, is too much work. I do not like to make it and rarely do it. This Skillet Lasagna is WAY easier and just as good. It's all done in one skillet and ready in about 30 minutes.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 6 - 8 Servings

Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta Bake

When life gives you lemons... This Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta Bake is creamy, lemony and light. It's the perfect weeknight meal!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Skillet Chili Mac

Chili mac (sometimes referred to as American chop suey, beef-a-roni, Cincinnati chili, goulash, Johnny Marzetti, macaroni and beef, and Midwest chili) is a dish prepared using chili and macaroni or spaghetti, which is often topped or intermingled with cheese. This Skillet Chili Mac is one of our family favorites.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Spaghetti with Lemon and Olive Oil (al Limone)

My family is mad keen on anything lemon. When I found this recipe for Spaghetti with Lemon and Olive Oil (al Limone), I had to make it. It has loads of flavor and yet it's so simple.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Pasta with White Beans, Ham & Parmesan

This Pasta with White Beans, Ham & Parmesan is a great way to use leftover ham. It's an easy make-ahead meal for a busy weeknight.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Spaghetti with Garlic, Herbs, and Parmesan

A friend of mine recently took cooking classes in Tuscany and brought back some of this fantastic dried herb mix. I used to buy Ducros herb blend in France. Spaghetti with Garlic, Herbs, and Parmesan is one of my all-time favorite ways to eat pasta, especially when you are on a student budget. It was my equivalent of ramen noodles. It is so simple, yet so satisfying.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Spaghetti Pie

Spaghetti Pie is an old family favorite of our friend Carol Stephens—sadly now gone but NOT forgotten—who served this to her large family in their farmhouse in the English countryside. It is traditionally cooked in a casserole dish (we always use a large soufflé dish) and served with ketchup, as there is no tomato sauce in this—it is spaghetti, minced beef, onions, parsley and cheese bound together with milk and egg (a twist of nutmeg is a must, and a bit of garlic and sautéed mushrooms are great in it, too. Cooking it in a bundt pan and cutting slices of it is a great improvement (we hope Carol would think so!).

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yields: 6 - 8 Servings

“16 Bean” Pasta e Fagioli

This “16 Bean” Pasta e Fagioli is from Ina Garten’s new cookbook, Cooking for Jeffery. Pasta e fagioli, meaning "pasta and beans", is a traditional Italian dish. Pastafazoola, a 1927 novelty song by Van and Schenck, capitalizes on the Neapolitan pronunciation in the rhyme, "Don't be a fool, eat pasta fazool", and the Dean Martin song "That's Amore" includes the rhyme "When the stars make you drool, just like pasta fazool, that's amore".

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 50 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Chicken Noodle Soup

I have made chicken noodle soup for many sick clients over the years. There is something so cathartic about making soup.It's easy on the stomach and it is just what your body needs. Grandmother’s chicken soup was and is the ultimate cure for colds and new medical research says that chicken soup really does work just like Grandma always said it did.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 2 hrs
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: Makes 2 quarts

Pasta with Roasted Butternut Squash, Shallots & Sage

My husband made me this Pasta with Roasted Butternut Squash, Shallots & Sage for Sunday lunch last week. It has all my favorite quintessential autumnal ingredients.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings