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Pasta & Grains
What is LC Hump Day Pasta?
LC Hump Day Pasta (#LCHumpDayPasta) is a little something we cooked up to help you on the night of the week that you feel least like cooking. Wednesday was traditionally Prince Spaghetti Day (for those of you old enough to remember). We’ve revamped and updated that to Hump Day and included every type of pasta there is.
So if you make one of our or your favorite pastas and post it on social media, use the #LCHumpDayPasta hashtag, and get even more great ideas for the week.
Sugo di Pomodoro ~ Authentic Italian Tomato Sauce
“Simple, quick, and delicious.” “Elegant.” “It sure as heck is good.” That’s what folks are saying about this easy weeknight supper.
Jamie Oliver’s Sausage Pappardelle
This easy one-pot pasta meal from Jamie Oliver features fresh pasta and sausage smothered in a luxurious tomato sauce. Our testers are calling it a “quick, elegant, comforting meal.”
One-Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce
A meal that requires just one pot, pleases everyone at the table, and uses up leftovers? Yes, please!
Shanghai Fried Noodles
Skip the takeout and make this fast, easy, and oh-so-satisfying bowl of Shanghai noodles, crispy pork belly, and kale.
Pastina with Butter and Milk
We’ve got stars in our eyes…and our bowls…and our spoons. All thanks to pastina, the teensy star-shaped pasta that just may make the cutest supper in the solar system.
Blue Cheese, Sausage, and Walnut Pasta
Sufficiently creamy and indulgent to feel worthy of a special occasion. Yet made from pantry staples and completely doable on a weeknight.
Wild Mushroom Risotto
The secret to this intensely flavored risotto? Using chicken stock mingled with the liquid from rehydrating dried porcini mushrooms.
Easy Skillet Lasagna
Those days when meal planning goes south and weeknight weariness looms, simple salvation can be found in this easy skillet lasagna made with store-bought ravioli.
Homemade Pasta Dough
Pasta made fresh according to Italian tradition is unspeakably more supple, satisfying, and gratifying than the dried-out store-bought stuff and will make your mouth water. Here’s how to make it at home.
Marcella Hazan’s Bolognese Sauce
Is anything more soothing than standing before a burbling pot of Marcella Hazan’s Bolognese sauce? (Hint: Our answer is absolutely not.)
10 Quick and Easy Pasta Recipes
A collection of our best quick and easy pasta recipes that are on the table in 30 minutes or less.
Mac and Cheese with Carrots
Simple and, yes, a little sneaky, this kid-friendly, fuss-free, casserole-like mac and cheese melds Cheddar and carrot to healthful effect.
Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese
Our testers are calling this the best macaroni and cheese they’ve ever tried. Go on. See what all the fuss is about.
Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta
This creamy vegetarian pasta dish, made with rigatoni, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and lemony ricotta, is on the table in just 30 minutes. Sounds like a weeknight winner to us.
Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta
This easy meal of tender bucatini pasta all tangled up with sautéed shrimp and a lemony garlic butter sauce is on the table in just 30 minutes. You’re welcome.
San Francisco-Style Vietnamese Garlic Noodles
If you’ve got 30 minutes and a handful of pantry staples, come discover the magic that happens when spaghetti, garlic, butter, and an umami-rich Asian sauce are stir-fried together.
Vermicelli Noodle Bowls with Chicken
These healthy rice noodle bowls, made with seared chicken thighs, vermicelli, fresh vegetables, and sweet chili dressing are every bit as good as Vietnamese takeaway, and ready just as quick as you can get delivery.
Lemony Fettuccine Alfredo
This is as indulgent as a quick weeknight pasta dish can get with its creamy and rich (though not too rich) sauce punctuated with the lilt of lemon.
Turmeric Shrimp Linguine
This easy weeknight pasta dish of linguine, seared shrimp, arugula, and tomatoes in a creamy yogurt sauce gets an extra health boost from the addition of turmeric.