Butternut Squash Pancetta Mac and Cheese

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We turn to unctuous, salty pancetta to add depth to this nontraditional mac and cheese. Gooey cheddar and a silky butternut squash puree come together to make a creamy sauce that coats every curve of the cavatappi, with a generous sprinkle of panko breadcrumbs and crispy pancetta on top. Read on for the full recipe.

Pesto Chicken Pasta with Asparagus and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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If your recipe inventory is lacking a reliable pasta dish complete with a protein, a green veggie, and a vibrant sauce, this colorful creation has your name written all over it. We toss tender farfalle with fragrant pesto, smoky grilled chicken and asparagus, and tart sun-dried tomatoes. Keep reading for more.

Ranch BLT Pasta Salad

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If you crave the classic flavors of a BLT, your taste buds will do somersaults for this pasta salad. We use rotini noodles to trap every tangy bite of ranch dressing, then toss in crispy bacon, romaine, and sweet cherry tomatoes to make a refreshing side you’ll want at the center of your plate. Read on for the recipe.

Homemade Chicken Mac ‘n’ Cheese

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This baked chicken mac ‘n’ cheese checks every box on the comfort food scale. A silky sauce loaded with cheddar, buttery fontina, and savory spices unifies the casserole, while juicy shredded chicken adds substance, and breadcrumbs on top bring crunch. Read on to add this recipe to your collection of cheesy favorites.

Rigatoni with Eggplant Bolognese

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If your meat sauce seems a little one-note, we’ve got a tasty solution. Earthy eggplant, sweet carrot, and zucchini add welcome vegetal undertones to this beefy Bolognese. It’s draped over tender, tubular rigatoni for a hearty meal that’s pasta perfection. Read on to add this recipe to your file of carby concoctions.

One-Pan Chicken Tortilla Skillet

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Call it a novel spin on nachos if you like, but this layered Mexican feast is a far cry from your average chips and cheese. In this drool-worthy skillet dish, melty cheese, succulent shredded chicken, and tortilla chips fuse with smoky chipotle peppers in adobo and red onions for a savory treat. Read on for the recipe.

Pasta with Alfredo Sauce and Broccoli

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Fresh broccoli florets and tender fettuccine provide the perfect landing zone for smooth, creamy Alfredo sauce in this classic comfort food recipe. Sharp garlic delivers savory undertones while nutty parmesan and heavy cream create a rich, luxurious base that will make you want to lick the plate clean. Read more.

How to Cook Pasta in the Electric Pressure Cooker

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Learn how to cook any type of pasta in the electric pressure cooker in our detailed guide. If you are looking for a one-stop resource, this is it. You can cook everything from spaghetti to short styles like elbows or penne to whole wheat. With these tips, it’ll turn out perfectly every time. Read more now.

Roasted Carrot Ravioli in Thyme Brown Butter

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Roasted carrot and shallot puree is so earthy and subtly sweet. Blended with heavy cream and grated Parmigiano Reggiano, it makes a velvety filling for homemade ravioli. For the perfect accompaniments, serve with a nutty thyme brown butter sauce and toasted pumpkin seeds. Try this healthier comfort food recipe now.

How to Cook Plain Pasta in Your Electric Pressure Cooker

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Follow our easy step-by-step instructions to cook plain pasta perfectly in the electric pressure cooker. The appliance that you know and love turns out the al dente deliciousness you crave, without having to wait for a pot of water to boil. The method is quick and simple, and it applies to every short pasta shape.

How to Cook Whole Wheat Couscous in the Electric Pressure Cooker

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Do you know how to cook whole wheat couscous in the electric pressure cooker? It’s quick, easy, and seriously delicious. You can serve it up as the perfect side or the base of a main dish, either with protein or as a vegetarian option with plenty of vegetables. The appliance finishes it up in mere minutes. Read more.

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Bake

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Light, fluffy ricotta meets melty mozzarella in this spin on cheesy baked pasta that will take your taste buds for a ride. This recipe features tubular noodles tossed with a garlicky roasted red pepper sauce and fragrant basil leaves. Read more now to add this dynamite dish to your list of casserole-style favorites.