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Red Pepper Pasta with Mushrooms and Spinach Recipe. As a child I literally only ate pasta and grilled cheese until I was seriously 15 years old.

Red Pepper Pasta with Mushrooms and Spinach Recipe

If I kept it going, I probably would have turned into a noodle. At least that’s what everyone used to tell me. I was almost impossible to take to dinner unless there was a simple pasta on the menu or a grilled cheese. Considering what I’ve turned into 15+ years later, this is really weird to me. I mean I am an equal opportunity eater nowadays, but like I said, that wasn’t always the case.

Cheesy Chicken, Asparagus, Bacon, and Mushroom Shells. One Pan Rosemary Chicken with Penne and Vodka Sauce. This post is sponsored by DeLallo.

One Pan Rosemary Chicken with Penne and Vodka Sauce

Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love. Say hello to creamy, cheesy pasta perfection…8 Ingredient Garlic Butter Mushroom and Goat Cheese Fettuccine Hands down this recipe includes some of my favorite flavors.

Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love

Garlic, fresh herbs, mushrooms and goat cheese. Easy Shrimp Alfredo - Bread Booze Bacon. Pappardelle with Pork Ragu and Burrata. In this recipe, a sauce made from slow-cooked pork is topped with burrata, a ball of fresh mozzarella with a creamy center, for an especially impressive pasta dinner.

Pappardelle with Pork Ragu and Burrata

Fresh pappardelle can be found at many grocery stores and Italian delis, or you can make your own. Pappardelle with Pork Ragù and Burrata Ingredients 1 1/4 lb. (625 g) boneless pork shoulder, cut into 2-inch (5-cm) cubes1 tsp. dried rosemary, crushedKosher salt and freshly ground pepper3 Tbs. olive oil, plus more for drizzling1 small yellow onion, diced1 carrot, peeled and diced2 garlic cloves, minced1/4 cup (2 fl. oz./60 ml) dry red wine1 can (28 oz./875 g) crushed plum tomatoes1/2 cup (4 fl. oz./125 ml) chicken broth, plus more as needed1 Tbs. balsamic vinegar2 fresh rosemary sprigs2 fresh thyme sprigs12 oz. (375 g) fresh pappardelle1 ball burrata cheese (about 10 oz./315 g)Fresh basil leaves for garnish. Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love. Say hello to Christmas Week Ravioli!

Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love

On Saturday, we had a family ravioli situation happening…and these were the results. Delicious, buttery pillows of caramelized mushrooms, cheese and extra saucy rosemary butter sauce. If you follow along on Instagram, you’ll know my story was filled with random snaps of family members making ravioli and drinking their drinks…it was an interesting night to say the least, but there’s no denying that this plate of pasta goodness is basically the best thing ever.

AND since I was feeling super lazy and totally not in the mood to make homemade pasta dough, I took a short cut and used wonton wrappers, so freaking easy and so freaking good. Rigatoni with Mushrooms, Rosemary and Parmesan. Rigatoni with Mushrooms, Rosemary and Parmesan I feel like there are about a million or so reasons why I’m thankful for all of you wonderful reader-friends, who have stuck with this blog through thick and thin over the years, and make me smile literally on a daily basis with your awesome comments and yummy photos of the recipes that you keep making from the blog.

Rigatoni with Mushrooms, Rosemary and Parmesan

Seriously — I don’t say it enough, but I’m so dang grateful for all of you, and feel like the luckiest duck to be part of such a thoughtful and cool community of people here. ♥ That said, I feel like I also don’t thank you enough for one of the other ways you make my life extra delicious: Specifically, RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS. Creamy Mushroom Herb Pasta. The other day I was updating my blog post for Mushroom Herb Gravy in anticipation of the Thanksgiving season, and while I sat there trying not to drink the gravy straight from the skillet, I thought, “Maybe I can turn this into a pasta sauce…” And so I did.

Creamy Mushroom Herb Pasta

With the addition of a little cream for body and some lusciously thick fettuccine to sop up the delicious sauce, this Creamy Mushroom Herb Pasta was born. This rich and creamy pasta is so fast and simple you could easily make it on a weeknight. Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love. Who’s down for some fall pasta?

Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love

I know I’m ready. We returned home from Orlando late Tuesday night to super cold temps and a little snow on the ground. It was pretty different from the eighty-eighty degrees we were experiencing for the past three days. As I said I would in Tuesday’s post, I made these pancakes on Wednesday, they were such a nice way to cozy back up to fall, and I have plans to make this fettucine again tonight for dinner.

Perfect cozy way to ease back into things! Pretty excited about it. Spaghettini with Warm Bacon-Mushroom Vinaigrette Recipe - Tim Cushman. Creamy Corn Basil Pasta - Shutterbean. Happy Monday!

Creamy Corn Basil Pasta - Shutterbean

Let’s get into it. What are we making for dinner? How about something with corn? Let’s blow it out with the corn until Summer ends, OK? Skinny Shrimp Alfredo Pasta Bake. An unbelievably cheesy, creamy lightened-up pasta bake that you can easily make ahead of time.

Skinny Shrimp Alfredo Pasta Bake

Just pop it right in the oven before serving! Seafood alfredo was a huge favorite of mine growing up. It was the only kind of pasta I would eat, no matter which Italian restaurant we were in. All I needed was that “white pasta” and those warm bread rolls at the center of the table, and I was the happiest kid ever. But since I don’t have that fast metabolism I had as a kid, this skinny version fits in perfectly. Creamy Chicken Fajita Pasta. Remember that Creamy Tomato and Spinach Pasta that we all love because it’s so easy and delicious? Well, the other day when I was craving a creamy-pasta-comfort-food dinner, I decided to morph that recipe with another recipe that we all love so much, Easy Oven Fajitas. When the two recipes come together, a real winner is born: Creamy Chicken Fajita Pasta.

Creamy Mushroom Pasta. For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice. Today: A simple pasta dish that gives you everything you deserve after a long day -- carbs and cream sauce. A small quiz: 1. Are you hungry? 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. If you answered yes to all of these questions, perhaps you are my soulmate. Parmesan Portobello Orzo. I’ve been making so many “one pot” recipes lately that I feel like it’s been ages since I’ve made a good ol’ side dish. Well, I had a bag of orzo sitting in my pantry and baby portobellos were on sale this week, so I whipped up this winner. The flavors of this dish are simple.

Mushrooms, garlic, chicken broth, and parmesan. One Pot Mediterranean Spiced Beef and Macaroni. Happy New Year my friends! For the first new recipe of 2015 I’m so excited to share this Bond family favorite that I put my own little twist on! If one of your new years resolutions was to cook more delicious dinners during the week, then this is the perfect recipe to start with! It’s made in one pot with only 15 minutes of prep time, making it a quick and easy recipe to cook and clean up My brother introduced this Epicurious recipe to the family almost 12 years ago and we’ve kept it in regular rotation ever since. How to Make Caramelized Onion Pasta - James Beard's Braised Onion Sauce. If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.

Today: A humble pasta you'll be skeptical of -- and yet another recipe from James Beard that teaches us to have faith. It took us 47 emails to figure out what we’d serve. We bounced from side to main to starter and back to main, virtually piling chana masala on top of chard and Gruyère panade on top of broiled mushrooms and mozzarella.

Someone had the enlightened idea to address cocktails circa email 25. Roasted Red Pepper Ravioli. Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love. So this is the Valentines Day recipe for all the guys… Yep, those nice guys out there who are trying to be all sweet and cook a fancy Valentine’s Day meal. If you happen to have (or be) one of those guys, might I just say to the girls, you are very lucky, you should probably hold on tight. Any guy that wants to cook for his girl is a keeper in my book. Creamy Tomato and Crab Fettuccine. Moooore creaaaaaaam. I don’t know what’s gotten into me with all the dreamy creamy hoopla this week. Perhaps it’s a result of all the rain we got last weekend, causing our grass to green up a few shades, causing me to soar into spasticsphere for a mental hoedown, causing me to discover a rather new frisky side of myself.

You’re like, PLEASE DO NOT GO INTO IT. PLEASE DO NOT GO INTO IT. Hey real quick – look at my scallion. Fettuccine Recipes That Go Way Beyond Alfredo. BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese - Little Leopard Book. One Pot BBQ Chicken Pasta. Easy Garlic Alfredo Tortellini. One Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta. Mushroom Bacon Cheesy Pasta Recipe - Little Leopard Book. One Pot Vegetarian Pesto Tortellini - Little Leopard Book.

Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love. Roasted Mushroom Beef Stroganoff and Crushing On The Vintage Mixer. Italian Sausage Penne & Four Cheese Tomato Sauce Recipe. Easy Spinach Ricotta Pasta. Creamy Mushroom Paprikash {and a Q&A with Ivy Manning} Roasted Garlic Butter Bucatini with Burst Tomatoes. Creamy Tomato and Crab Fettuccine. One Pot Pasta Recipes That Will Save Weeknight Dinners Everywhere. Chicken Caesar Baked Pasta Cups - Spaghetti with White Wine & Roasted Tomato Cream Sauce.

Casarecce with Sausage, Pickled Cherries and Pistachios Recipe - Tom Colicchio. Spicy Fresh Chile, Tomato, & Bacon Pasta with Ricotta – The Kitchen Paper. One Pot Mushroom Spinach Artichoke Pasta. Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love. Food52. Video: How to Make Spaghetti Pizza. Almond, Dill and Sardine Bucatini. Elaine’s Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe. Date Night Lobster Pasta Recipe. Creamy Mushroom Paprikash. Chicken Pasta with a Roasted Tomato Béchamel - Bev Cooks. Pork Ragu Fettuccine - Bread Booze Bacon.