5 fast pasta recipes

Valerie Martin
Sesame Broccoli Pasta
Tuck into a bowl of Cauliflower Rotini, Pasta with Fresh Puttanesca Sauce, and three more favorites

Filling, warming, and nutritious, these quick stand-alone pastas are easy answers to the what's-for-dinner question.

Sesame Broccoli Pasta
We especially like the flavor of whole-wheat pasta in this Indonesian-inspired vegetarian entrée.

Pasta with Fresh Puttanesca Sauce
This dish incorporates a fresh, light version of the classic anchovy-flavored puttanesca sauce. Instead of using a cooked tomato sauce base, you barely heat diced fresh tomatoes with the seasonings.

Pasta with Peanut Sauce
This recipe is a great solution for leftover poultry, beef, lamb, or pork.

Beef with Tomatoes, Pasta, and Chili Sauce
It's fast and easy, and you can substitute other meats, vegetables, or different kinds of pasta.

Cauliflower Rotini
Using imported Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese makes a big difference in the flavor of this Italian dish.

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