17 Pasta and Sauce Recipes Reimagined

This delightful array of dishes in this collection showcases the versatility of sauces and pasta. Here, you’ll find everything from the comforting richness of gnocchi to the simple elegance of spaghetti egg, each dish uniquely enhanced by its accompanying sauce. This selection transcends traditional boundaries, blending classic and innovative recipes.

Chicken Marengo

A white dish with a piece of chicken in red sauce on pasta with broccoli. There is a slice of chicken out of the thigh
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You will be enamored with this simple chicken Marengo dish since it is packed with flavor. Perfect for a weekday dinner, this dish is made with juicy, succulent chicken cooked in tomato sauce and served over your favorite pasta. Get the recipe: Chicken Marengo

Spaghetti Egg Recipe

Close up of spaghetti with vegetables and eggs in a pan
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Consider trying spaghetti egg for a tasty and inventive pasta dish! This dinner, which is inspired by Italian cuisine, is made memorable by the combination of spaghetti noodles and egg. This is an easy-to-make yet delicious combo that will quickly become a mainstay in your kitchen. It’s also quite quick to cook, making it ideal for hectic weeknights. Get the recipe: Spaghetti Egg

American Chop Suey

A white deep dish with elbow macaroni, tomatoes, ground beef, and green pepper
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Made with tender ground beef and vegetables simmered in a tasty tomato sauce with elbow macaroni, American chop suey is a simple supper recipe. This warm and tasty dinner is ideal for weeknight meals and can be prepared in about 30 minutes. Get the recipe: American Chop Suey

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce

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It’s tasty and cosy to make spaghetti sauce in an instant pot. In less than an hour, it may be prepared, served, and put in your family’s mouths. Get the recipe: Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce

No Boil Lasagna

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Along with being incredibly tasty, this no-boil lasagna dish is also quite simple to prepare. This straightforward Italian comfort food staple doesn’t require you to spend hours on the stove boiling lasagna noodles and then handling the hot sheets of pasta. Get the recipe: No Boil Lasagna

Instant Pot Meatballs

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Feeling a sudden urge for meatballs and sauce but short on time? Give this ground beef meatball recipe a shot in your instant pot. It creates incredibly tender meatballs cooked in red sauce in just 12 minutes under pressure, perfect for a meatball sandwich or served over pasta for a quick dinner. Get the recipe: Instant Pot Meatballs

Bacon Tomato Pasta

overhead view of elbow pasta with cheese, tomatoes and bacon in a grey bowl
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Experience a decadently gooey mac and cheese crafted from my grandmother’s bacon tomato pasta casserole recipe. This ultimate comfort food masterpiece combines the richness of bacon and tomato sauce for an unparalleled delight. Get the recipe: Bacon Tomato Pasta

Eggplant Rollatini

a white plate with stuffed rolled eggplant and pasta with sauce
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If you’re yearning for an excellent eggplant dish, this eggplant rollatini recipe ticks all the boxes: delicious, satisfying, and incredibly easy to make. Whenever I whip it up, I can’t help but feel like dancing around the kitchen. Get the recipe: Eggplant Rollatini

Vodka Pasta Sauce

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If you love tomato-based sauces but crave a unique twist, this vodka-infused pasta sauce is an ideal choice. It’s bursting with flavor from tomatoes, garlic, and a hint of coconut milk for that creamy touch. Get the recipe: Vodka Pasta Sauce

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

a close view of eggplant parmesan on a plate with asparagus and a roll
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Enjoy guilt-free comfort with this baked eggplant parmesan—a simplified version of the classic. It’s an instant crowd-pleaser featuring perfectly cooked eggplant, savory tomato sauce, and an extra layer of gooey cheese! Get the recipe: Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Pasta Nests

pasta nests with a dollop of cheese on top
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Crafting these playful spaghetti muffins is a breeze, perfect for a kid’s party or buffet. Construct your pasta nests effortlessly using tagliatelle, fettuccine, or fresh pasta without precooking. Once assembled and baked, they’re ready to serve. These adorable edible bird’s nests can even celebrate Easter or springtime; top them with quail eggs or miniature mozzarella balls for an extra festive touch. Get the recipe: Pasta Nests

Meatball Sub

A white plate with two halves of a red sauce ladled on bread with meatballs and melted cheese
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Savour a robust and fulfilling meatball sub, a popular choice among sandwich connoisseurs worldwide. This classic sandwich combines tender, flavorful meatballs with lots of marinara sauce and melted cheese in a crispy, toasted bread. The meatball sub promises to become a regular in your sandwich rotation because it offers comfort and flavour in every bite, making it a great option for a quick lunch, a hearty dinner, or a late-night snack. Get the recipe: Meatball Sub

Eggplant Stacks

a white plate with three pieces of eggplant, sauce and cheese stacked on each other
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This recipe for baked eggplant ricotta stacks is incredibly simple to make and delicious. They are delicious and entertaining to eat, even for young palates. Get the recipe: Eggplant Stacks

Chili Mac Recipe

Spaghetti with tomato sauce and ground beef on it - all in a white bowl
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A true chili-mac isn’t simply any old chilli tossed with macaroni elbows or served over noodles. Spicy chilli beef atop a mound of pasta and a splash of hot ketchup is what makes a real chili-mac, like the kind you get at Steak ‘n Shake. Get the recipe: Chili Mac Recipe

Gnocchi with Pancetta

A brown rimmed bowl with gnocchi, spinach and pancetta and a spoon
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At my home, this gnocchi with pancetta recipe reigns as a beloved favorite. It’s a frequent request from my guests, and I’m always happy to prepare it for them. The soft, tender gnocchi perfectly harmonize with the savory pancetta and veggies, creating a delightful combination. Get the recipe: Gnocchi with Pancetta

Bucatini Carbonara

A grey bowl with bucatini with peas and pancetta
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This simple bucatini carbonara recipe is creamy, irresistible, and ready in less than 30 minutes. The crispy pancetta paired with the creamiest carbonara sauce creates the perfect comfort food meal you’ll crave! Get the recipe: Bucatini Carbonara

Ricotta Gnocchi

gnocchi and sauce on a plate with a sausage and spinach
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For nearly three decades, I’ve been crafting gnocchi. Let me guide you through the simple and delightful process. Discover the secrets to creating ricotta gnocchi with a handful of clever tips that’ll have you feeling like a seasoned pro in no time. Get the recipe: Ricotta Gnocchi

Pork Recipes That will Make you Pig Out

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These are outstanding pork recipes. Imagine savory chops bathed in rich broth and soft roasts that become the centerpiece at parties. Each recipe offers a stress-free cooking experience and promises delectable results. GET THE RECIPES

Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes

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Seventeen quick and easy recipes for busy mornings: Cultivated to help you whip up something delicious quickly, this collection keeps pace with your speedy lifestyle. Each recipe, a convenient and tasty way to start the day, ensures you get a good breakfast when time is short. GET THE RECIPES

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From lighting up stages with her BA in theater to food journalist, Elaine Benoit's journey is a testament to passion's transformative power. As the CEO of Dishes Delish, she offers a blend of healthy, comforting recipes and exquisitely crafted cocktails. Beyond the kitchen, Elaine voiced her culinary adventures on her podcast, "Dishing," and co-owns Food Blogger Help, extending her expertise to guide budding food bloggers to success. Whether it's for a heartwarming dish or insights into food blogging, Elaine's diverse experiences make her a beacon in the culinary digital landscape.

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  1. I’ve tried the lasagna, and the eggplant parmesan and now I can’t wait to try more of these recipes. Another great collection!

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