Comfort Food

Comfort food is food that stirs up fond foodie memories and makes you feel warm and cozy. These comfort food recipes deliver on that promise.

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    Best Ever Cashew Cheese Sauce

    This is a versatile cashew cheese sauce that's totally plant-based. I use it as a pasta sauce, as a pizza topping, over roasted veggies, on tacos and for grilled cheese. It doesn't reheat well, so I don't suggest making a double batch to use throughout the week. —Max Gregor, Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Homemade Marinara Sauce

    This quick and easy homemade marinara sauce is my kids' favorite. It works fantastic with spaghetti, and my kids love...

    75 Ways to Cook Elbow Macaroni

    There isn't a pantry staple more versatile than a box of elbow macaroni for meals that are easy, filling and...

    20 Recipes That Use Up a Jar of Pesto Sauce

    Got a jar of pesto sitting in the fridge? Here are some delicious ways to use it up including appetizers,...


    My mother, who was Italian American, called marinara sauce "gravy." She made this marinara sauce recipe in big batches several...

    The Best Simple Pasta Sauce

    This simple pasta sauce is ready in only 20 minutes. Seriously!

    How to Make Easy Alfredo Sauce

    Creamy, cheesy and comforting: This easy Alfredo sauce is everything you want in a pasta sauce.

    How to Make Egg Noodles from Scratch

    Homemade egg noodles are not only delicious; they're easy to make, too. Follow this handy step-by-step guide to make fresh...

    Pasta Napolitana

    This is the ultimate meat lovers sauce and is my copycat version of The Cheesecake Factory's pasta. Rich and hearty,...

    Garden Vegetable Tomato Sauce

    I make this vegetable tomato sauce regularly and store containers of it in my freezer. It's a tasty substitute for...

    40 Pasta Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Make

    Craving a delicious dinner? These basic pasta dishes include everything from spaghetti and meatballs to minestrone soup.

    How to Make Shrimp Fra Diavolo

    Love red sauce? You've got to try fra diavolo: a spicy, garlicky recipe that just might be the perfect tomato...

    20 New Twists on Making Spaghetti

    Making spaghetti doesn't always mean marinara and meatballs. Check out 20 different ways to use this pasta—including baked spaghetti, skillet...

    How to Use Every Type of Pasta Sauce

    Who doesn't love a good marinara, pesto or Alfredo? We show you how to make use of these pasta sauces—and...

    20 Recipes That Start with a Jar of Alfredo Sauce

    Love rich, creamy alfredo sauce? It does so much more than make a great fettuccine alfredo! Check out plenty of...

    Your Guide to Pairing Pasta with Sauce

    Each pasta's shape and texture makes a difference in how your meal tastes. We look at the best pasta for...

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    29 Diabetic-Friendly Pasta Dinners

    If you have diabetes, pasta is definitely not off-limits. These pasta recipes for diabetics incorporate noodles in a smart way...

    62 Totally Creamy Pasta Recipes

    Milk, cheese, cream and butter—these mouthwatering, creamy pasta recipes have it all.

    45 Pasta Recipes for Kids (That Are Picky-Eater Approved!)

    Got a picky crew? These pasta recipes for kids will make planning your weeknight menu simpler than ever.

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    The Best Marinara Sauce

    I developed this recipe with a friend to make the most of a bumper crop of tomatoes. Now we like...

    30-Minute Penne Recipes You’ll Want to Make Tonight

    If you're in a crunch for time but craving pasta, these satisfying penne recipes will be ready to devour in...

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    Pressure-Cooker Spicy Pork and Squash Ragu

    This recipe is a marvelously spicy combo perfect for cooler fall weather—so satisfying after a day spent outdoors. —Monica Osterhaus,...

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    How to Make the Best Marinara Sauce

    Set aside the store-bought jars and learn how to make the best marinara sauce.

    23 Lovely Linguine Recipes

    Beautiful narrow ribbons of pasta shine in these linguine recipes. Italian night has never tasted so amazing.

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    10 Irresistible Recipes to Make With Gemelli Pasta

    Leave the penne and cavatappi in the pantry, and try out gemelli in these recipes that either already feature the...

    50 Easy Recipes That Start with a Box of Pasta

    These easy pasta recipes call for an entire box of noodles—16 ounces of pure al dente goodness—in addition to mouthwatering...

    75 Incredible 5-Star Pasta Recipes

    We've gathered up our most-loved pasta recipes all in one place. From cheesy and hearty to fresh and seasonal, these...

    15 of Our All-Time Favorite Pasta Copycat Recipes

    These copycat restaurant recipes will take your pasta from boring to "bellisimo!"

    21 Noodles & Company Copycat Recipes That’ll Let You Skip the Drive-Thru

    What's harder: skipping Noodles & Company takeout or sticking to your budget? With these copycat recipes, you don't have to...

    15 Pasta Recipes That are Perfect for Your 8×8 Dish

    When looking for pasta recipes, think square! These 8x8 meals are full of hearty pasta goodness in an ultra-convenient size.