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Truffle mac and cheese just out of the oven

Truffle Mac and Cheese

Truffle Mac and Cheese ~ a luxurious baked pasta with plenty of rich creamy sauce and an earthy flavor and aroma thanks to truffled cheese, truffle oil, and a dash of truffle salt.…

Pasta peperonata with tuna in a bowl with fork

Spaghetti Peperonata with Tuna and Olives

Spaghetti Peperonata with Tuna and Olives is a rustic Italian style pasta that’s easy to throw together on a weeknight.  It’s an inexpensive, healthy 30 minute meal with that casual Mediterranean ‘let’s set up dinner in the vineyard tonight’ vibe.  Not…

Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna in a white bowl

Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna

Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna ~ I know, it’s the end of a long day and you’re starving.  So yes, open that can of tuna, but don’t eat it over the sink.  This beautiful salad’s got everything you crave:…

Pasta twirled on a fork

5 Easy Weeknight Pasta Dinners

5 Easy Weeknight Pasta Dinners ~ I’ve put together 5 of my favorite pasta recipes that are perfect for fall weeknight cooking.  They’re simple, seasonal, quick 30 minute meals, and every one of them is a testament to the comforting power…

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 delicious 30 minute meal can handle it…

a bowl of gluten free pasta salad

How to Make Gluten Free Pasta Salad That Tastes Fabulous

How to Make Gluten Free Pasta Salad That Tastes Fabulous ~ gluten free pasta is a great invention, but it doesn’t perform very well cold, which is  big problem for summertime salads.   I’ve got some tips and tricks…

Spicy Thai Spaghetti Salad in glass bowl

Spicy Thai Spaghetti Salad

This yummy Spicy Thai Spaghetti Salad is an delicious twist on a potluck classic ~ quick to prepare using common ingredients, the Asian flavors in this colorful pasta salad really pop.  This easy summer side salad recipe will be…

Overhead photo of a bowl of Jamie Oliver's Easy Sausage Carbonara with fork and napkin

Jamie Oliver’s Easy Sausage Carbonara

Jamie Oliver’s Easy Sausage Carbonara is my latest 5-ingredient, 30 minute meal obsession and gives spaghetti and meatballs a whole new meaning.  Yes it’s simple enough to memorize, but don’t worry, make this quick and comforting pasta dinner once…

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 senses whether you’ve been foraging in the…

15 Noodle Bowls You Can’t Live Without

15 Noodle Bowls You Can’t Live Without ~ that’s right, these are game changing meals inspired by the iconic bowls of Japan, China, Thailand, Korea, and Vietnam.  Rich flavorful broth, amazing noodles, and piles of colorful, healthy toppings make…

Easy Pasta Bolognese Recipe

Easy Pasta Bolognese Recipe ~ this classic Italian meat sauce is comforting and SO satisfying!  It gets even better as it sits in the fridge, so plan to make a big batch over the weekend and enjoy it all…

Easy Lunch Prep Protein Boxes (video)

Easy Lunch Prep Protein Boxes with Three Bridges Tortellini ~ these energy packed protein bistro boxes made with mini tortellini skewers will set you up for healthy lunches and snacking!…

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! I promise you won’t regret making this easy mac & cheese recipe!  Cacio e pepe (cheese…

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. I adore stuffed shells, but I rarely make them because it seems like a lot…

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 meal beats take-out by a mile!…

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 recipe I’ve tried, and also the easiest.…

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 my favorite veggies.…

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 Swiss rolled up in fresh pasta sheets 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 thought until the end of the post :)…

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!…

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 got you covered. Think you’re hot stuff and…

Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato and Almond Pesto

I have a soft spot in my heart for 30 minute meals like this Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato and Almond Pesto that come together without a trip to the store.   Jars of oil packed sun dried tomatoes are…

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 ;) Pasta salads are kind of a late summer staple for me, I like to have them…

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! Bucatini with Burst Tomatoes is as simple as it…

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 to-die-for creamy lemon sauce! This quick weeknight dinner is an old family favorite, I’m not sure…

white mushroom lasagna

White Mushroom Lasagna

This White Mushroom Lasagna is a rich, comforting, cheesy lasagna infused with fall flavors like mushroom, shallot, thyme, Gruyere and Marsala.  It’s all woodsy meets creamy white, and it’s very luscious.…

Breakfast Macaroni and Cheese

Breakfast Mac & Cheese

Breakfast Mac & Cheese is a delicious mashup of cheesy macaroni and your morning bacon and eggs… This is one of those dishes where looking at it through the lens just wasn’t cutting it for me, I needed to…

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

Lemony Fettuccine Alfredo

This Lemony 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 everything in one pot, bring it to a…

Lamb Ragu with Papardelle | The View From Great Island 1

Lamb Ragu with Papardelle

Lamb Ragu with Papardelle is a lush, comforting pasta recipe fit for a special occasion, but easy enough for an everyday meal. Pasta with a hearty, robust meat sauce is one of my very favorite things.  It’s luxurious comfort…

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 and delicious meal can be on the table in under an hour. My second daughter just barely made it home yesterday after she…

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.  If I were living all alone I’d eat…

Spaghetti con Pignoli Arrosti (with Roasted Pine Nuts)

Spaghetti con Pignoli Arrosti (with Roasted Pine Nuts) is my own creation, but the Italian name gives it a bit more gravitas, which I think it deserves.  The secret to the incredibly rich flavor of this pasta begins and…

Pasta Primavera Packets with Lemon Balsamic Glaze

Pasta Primavera Packets with Lemon Balsamic Glaze are a deliciously fun way to eat ~ imagine unwrapping your own steaming packet of pasta topped with crisp veggies, fresh herbs, and cherry tomatoes roasted to the point where they burst…

Shitake Bolognese

Today I’m guest posting over at The Café Sucré Farine!  Chris is expecting a new granddaughter any day now, and so this guest post is sort of the virtual equivalent of bringing over a casserole.  Hopefully it will give…

Breakfast Pasta

Breakfast Pasta ~ it’s modeled after pasta carbonara, but with a heavier emphasis on the meat and eggs.  I used the ever present leftover ham, and a few slices of apple wood smoked bacon for this magical skillet pasta!…

Sicilian Lemon and Pepper Pasta

Sicilian Lemon and Pepper Pasta literally bursts with sunny Mediterranean flavor, and it takes just minutes to throw together this wonderful meatless 30 minute meal!…

Bacon Crusted Mac and Cheese

Bacon Crusted Mac and Cheese ~ this easy 30 minute meal is pretty much the dictionary definition of comfort food! Don’t pretend you don’t love bacon.  Don’t even start with me,  I’m not buying it.  Maybe you wish it…

Super Easy Homemade Gnocchi

Super Easy Homemade Gnocchi ~ this light pasta dumpling recipe is made with fluffy baked potato in the dough and is the only homemade pasta I’ve found that is actually easy to make! One of my most devastating failures…

Pasta with Fresh Corn, Tomatoes and Basil

Pasta with Fresh Corn, Tomatoes and Basil ~ here’s a delicious ‘no recipe’ way to use all that summer corn that’s flooding into the markets.  Use frozen corn for the off season! Saute some fresh corn kernels in olive…

Italian pasta with a creamy walnut sauce

Pasta with Walnut Sauce

Pasta with Walnut Sauce is a surprisingly delicious meatless dish made with toasted walnuts, garlic, and lots of fresh creamy ricotta.…

Angel Hair Pasta alla Cecca

Angel Hair Pasta alla Cecca ~ this classic Italian summer pasta made with ripe tomatoes and basil is simple, quick, and so healthy!…

Spicy Lasagna with Sausage Meatballs

Spicy Lasagna with Sausage Meatballs ~ this hearty meal is secretly light and delicate thanks to the fresh sheets of pasta I used in place of regular lasagna noodles.…

Fettuccine with Wild Mushrooms and Hazelnuts

I knew there would be fun surprises in the boxes that we’ve had in storage during our 18 month sojourn in New England.  I anticipated taking my time opening them and rediscovering lost treasures.  But it hasn’t worked that…

Spaghetti with Roasted Garlic and Oil

Spaghetti with Roasted Garlic and Oil is a classic Italian 30 minute meal that is healthy, full of flavor, and so satisfying.  Roasting the garlic reduces its bite, so you can add as much as you like! When my…

Meatless Lasagna Arrabbiata

Meatless Lasagna Arrabiata ~ arrabiata, meaning angry, is a classic spicy hot Roman pasta sauce, and my version here is full of fiery chili pepper flakes, scorched roasted tomatoes, and garlic.  …

Fettuccine with Mushroom Marsala

Fettuccine with Mushroom Marsala is a simple, elegant, restaurant style pasta that’s ready in no time, so you can enjoy a gourmet meal any day of the week.…

Pasta Broccoli

This Pasta Broccoli recipe is a winner.  Literally.  When my oldest daughter was a freshman her college had a wonderful program called Recipes from Home.  They invited parents to send in their family recipes and the best ones would…

Artichoke Lemon Pesto

This Artichoke Lemon Pesto is made quickly and easily in the food processor. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a simple pasta dish or on bruschetta!…

Brussels Sprout Pasta with Lemon Cream Sauce

Baby Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Cream Pasta

Baby Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Cream Pasta ~ a quick and easy weeknight pasta dinner that will make Brussels sprout lovers out of everyone at the table, guaranteed.…

Cheese and Pepper Pasta

Cacio e Pepe, or Cheese and Pepper Pasta, is a classic and ultra simple Italian dish that really illustrates what I love so much about Mediterranean food.  This is lunch you can throw together from the pantry, assuming you…