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.

A white bowl of wild mushroom risotto with peas with a fork resting inside and a glass and decanter of wine in the background.

Wild Mushroom Risotto

The secret to this intensely flavored risotto? Using chicken stock mingled with the liquid from rehydrating dried porcini mushrooms.

A metal skillet filled with easy skillet lasagna and garnished with basil leaves.

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 in 4 colors, plain, squid ink, beet, and saffron on a white background.

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.

A casserole dish of baked mac and cheese with carrots.

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.

A scoop of creamy baked mac and cheese with crunchy topping being lifted from a casserole dish.

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.

A red bowl filled with creamy sun-dried tomato and spinach pasta with a red cloth napkin on the side.

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.

A pink bowl filled with lemon garlic shrimp pasta with a fork resting inside.

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.