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I turn to pasta recipes more than anything else for a quick and easy meal any time of day. No-cook pasta sauces are my best friend in the summer, and a simple mac and cheese is a perfect dinner in the winter. Classic Bolognese sauces and traditional Italian pastas make regular appearances on our dinner table. Try my microwave mac and cheese when you’re really hangry ~ it’s instant gratification!

  • A bowl of pasta alla checca

    Easy Pasta Alla Checca

    Easy pasta alla checca is a healthy raw tomato sauce from Italy that’s a refreshing way to do pasta when the temperatures rise. Heat waves, record highs, sweltering nights…bring it! This…

  • Pasta with wild mushrooms and hazelnuts in a skillet with large spoon

    Wild Mushroom Pasta with Hazelnuts

    My Wild Mushroom Pasta with Hazelnuts is a creamy skillet pasta packed with wild mushrooms, toasted hazelnuts, Gruyere cheese, and lots of fresh thyme and sage. It’s a feast for the…

  • pepper jack mac and cheese in a skillet

    Pepper Jack Mac

    Pepper Jack Mac is a spicy pepper jack macaroni and cheese recipe studded with plenty of fresh jalapeños ~ think you can handle it? If I were you I’d skip straight…

  • Tortellini Salad with Artichokes and Edamame

    Tortellini Salad with Artichokes and Edamame ~  perfect for those busy nights when you want a nice healthy salad for dinner, but crave some protein and carbs along with it.…

  • Broccoli and Blueberry Pasta Salad

    Blueberry and Broccoli Pasta Salad

    Blueberry and Broccoli Pasta Salad with a tangy Lemon Buttermilk Dressing ~ spring forward with this colorful and healthy pasta salad made with Chickapea gluten free pasta, lots of fruits and…

  • Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese marries the uber simple but powerfully flavored classic Italian pasta with everybody's favorite comfort food ~ delish!

    Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese

    Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese marries the uber simple but powerfully flavored classic Italian pasta with everybody’s favorite comfort food ~ delish! This is my new easy cheesy dinner.…

  • Stuffed Shells Bolognese is a stepped up version of a family dinnertime classic ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Stuffed Shells Bolognese

    Stuffed Shells Bolognese ~ a rich meaty Bolognese sauce elevates these comforting stuffed shells from a family dinnertime classic to a special occasion centerpiece.…

  • Shrimp Pad Thai ~ a better version of take-out! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Shrimp Pad Thai

    Shrimp Pad Thai is a healthy stir fry noodle bowl made with gluten free rice noodles, shrimp, and all the classic Thai flavors like ginger, garlic, lime, and cilantro ~ this…

  • Shrimp Scampi Fra Diavolo is a spicy sexy 30 minute meal that is guaranteed to get sparks flying! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Shrimp Scampi Fra Diavolo

    Shrimp Scampi Fra Diavolo ~ this fiery romantic dish can be whipped up in 30 minutes with a bag of frozen shrimp and pantry staples. This is the best shrimp scampi…

  • Brussels Sprout Carbonara - the classic italian comfort dish made even better with sprouts! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Brussels Sprout Carbonara

    This creamy Brussels Sprout Carbonara instantly earned a place in my family’s regular dinner rotation. You’re going to love this classic Italian comfort food made even more irresistible with one of…

  • Ham and Swiss Pasta Roll Up Gratin --- pure comfort food served in a skillet | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Ham and Swiss Pasta Roll Up Gratin

    Ham and Swiss Pasta Roll Up Gratin — the name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue but man this goes down easy — paper thin slices of Black Forest ham and…

  • Sicilian Almond and Anchovy Pasta

    Sicilian Pasta with Almonds and Anchovies

    Sicilian Pasta with Almonds and Anchovies is a simply lush 30 minute meal that typifies the healthy Mediterranean diet…and please don’t tell me you don’t like anchovies — just hold that…

  • Ziti with Sausage, Lemon and Sage

    Ziti with Sausage Lemon and Sage

    Ziti with Sausage Lemon and Sage explodes with earthy, vibrant flavor, and is equally wonderful with or without the sausage. This is easy comfort food the whole family loves, ready in…

  • Macaroni and Cheese taken up a notch with jalapeno peppers

    4 Alarm Macaroni and Cheese

    Don’t be alarmed (hehe) you are in complete control of the heat level in this 4 Alarm Macaroni and Cheese — are you more of a one-alarm type? No problem, I’ve…

  • Pasta Salad with salami, ham, and bacon

    Meat Lovers Pasta Salad

    Meat Lovers Pasta Salad ~ yes, real men DO eat pasta, and it’s this hearty pasta salad! Real women love it too 😉  This meaty pasta salad will be the hit…

  • bucatini pasta with burst tomatoes and basil

    Bucatini with Burst Tomatoes

    Bucatini with Burst Tomatoes is a gloriously healthy pasta recipe made with juicy, colorful cherry tomatoes and fresh basil ~ no matter what the calendar says, this recipe screams summer!…

  • Farfalle with Salmon, Lemon, and Peas

    This Farfalle with Salmon, Lemon, and Peas is a deliciously easy pasta recipe with chunks of tender salmon, and garden peas in a creamy lemon sauce!…

  • instant microwave macaroni and cheese

    Instant Microwave Macaroni and Cheese

    Instant Microwave Macaroni and Cheese is a total game changer ~ this easy recipe makes a single serving ultra creamy mug of cheesy macaroni in just minutes, right in the microwave!…

  • Quick and easy weeknight pasta with Tuna, Lemon, and Dill

    Spaghetti with Tuna, Lemon and Dill

    Spaghetti with Tuna, Lemon and Dill is a straight from the pantry meal full of vivid Mediterranean flavors. Ready in under 30 minutes, this is weeknight eating at its best.…

  • Spicy Sausage and Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

    Spicy Sausage and Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

    Spicy Sausage and Pumpkin Mac & Cheese ~ the key here is to remind yourself that, first and foremost, pumpkin a winter squash, not a pie filling. After you’ve got that…

  • Breakfast Macaroni and Cheese

    Breakfast Mac & Cheese

    Breakfast Mac & Cheese is a delicious mashup of cheesy macaroni and your morning bacon and eggs…but don’t save it just for breakfast, it makes an epic ‘brinner’!…

  • A bowl of Pasta Alla Norma

    Pasta Alla Norma

    Pasta Alla Norma is a classic Italian pasta recipe, and except for the glossy purple eggplant, this easy 30 minute meatless meal is made entirely from pantry staples.…

  • Lemony Fettucine Alfredo

    Lemon Fettuccine Alfredo

    Lemon Fettuccine Alfredo recipe is one of my personal favorites. You can make this creamy pasta quickly and easily from pantry staples, and the flavor is so bright and vivid!…

  • One Pot Farmer's Market Pasta 3

    One Pot Farmer’s Market Pasta

    One Pot Farmer’s Market Pasta is an almost magical recipe made for busy days and hungry families. This easy 30 minute meal is healthy, meatless, and so delicious ~ just pile…

  • Lamb Ragu with Papardelle | The View From Great Island 1

    Lamb Ragu with Papardelle

    Lamb Ragu with Papardelle is a lush, comforting pasta with meat sauce recipe fit for a special occasion, but easy enough for an everyday meal.…

  • Spaghetti and Gian Meatballs 2

    Spaghetti and Giant Meatballs

    Spaghetti and Giant Meatballs ~ kids of all ages love this easy pasta dinner idea, proving once and for all that size DOES matter!…

  • Smokey Gouda Mac and Cheese, cropped

    Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese

    Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese takes everybody’s favorite comfort food up a notch ~ this easy baked macaroni and cheese recipe can be on the table in under an hour.…

  • Spicy Mandarin Orange Soba Noodles

    Spicy Mandarin Orange Soba Noodles ~ these healthy Japanese buckwheat noodles in a spicy Mandarin orange sauce are low in calories, full of protein, and packed with flavor! I’m completely obsessed…

  • Whole Grain Pasta with Pistachio Pesto

    Whole Grain Pasta with Pistachio Pesto ~ this unique pasta has such great flavor and crunch, and makes an incredibly delicious and healthy meatless meal. This is my kind of pasta.…

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