Whole-wheat Couscous With Parmesan & Peas

“Couscous, which is truly a sort of small pasta, makes an almost instant side dish. Fortunately, the whole-wheat variety is just as speedy to cook as the regular couscous. Adding lemon zest gives a taste of nutty Parmesan in this Italian-inspired couscous.”Serving: 6 | Ready in: 20m Ingredients• 1 14-oz. can reduced-sodium chicken broth, or […]

Vermicelli With Tomatoes, Olives & Capers (vermicelli Alla Puttanesca)

“A delicious pasta dish with raw sauce.” Serving: 6 | Ready in: 30m Ingredients• 1 lb. whole-wheat vermicelli, or spaghettini• 4 large, vine-ripened tomatoes, cored and coarsely chopped, or one 28-oz. can plum tomatoes, drained and roughly chopped (3½ cups)• ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley• 16 large black olives, (packed in brine), pitted and chopped• […]

Spicy Vegetarian Cauliflower & Mushroom Spaghetti

“In this healthy recipe, pasta-cooking liquid enhances the flavor of your pasta dish by helping your sauce stick to the pasta.”Serving: 4 | Ready in: 30m Ingredients• 8 oz. whole-wheat spaghetti• 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil• 4 cups finely chopped cauliflower• 2 cups thinly sliced shiitake mushroom caps• ½ tsp. salt, divided• 2 cloves garlic, […]

Pasta Chicken Salad

“This salad is an ideal way to use up leftover chicken in your fridge, however, this is really a Mediterranean delight with the combination of olives, artichokes, pasta and sun-dried tomatoes.”Serving: 2 servings. | Prep: 15m | Ready in: 30m Ingredients• 1 boneless skinless chicken breast half (6 oz.)• 3/4 cup uncooked bow tie pasta• […]

Pasta & Sun-dried Tomato Salad

“This is a perfect orzo pasta that is ideal for cookouts or casual picnics. Serve warm or chilled will bring you the same quality.”Serving: 8 servings. | Prep: 20m | Ready in: 35m Ingredients• 1 can (49 oz.) reduced-sodium chicken broth• 1 package (16 oz.) orzo pasta• 1/4 cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes plus 2 […]

Panzanella Pasta

“This hearty pasta dish is made of classic panzanella ingredients such as olives, peppers and ripe tomatoes blended with hot noodles, with a special and appealing addition of crunchy croutons.”Serving: 12 servings (1 cup each). | Prep: 20m | Ready in: 30m Ingredients• 4 oz. uncooked whole wheat spaghetti• 2 tbsps. plus 1/2 cup olive […]

Orzo Tomato Artichoke Salad

“This dish features orzo, black olives, artichoke hearts, and fresh tomatoes plus a basil, balsamic, and olive oil dressing.”Serving: 10 | Prep: 20m | Ready in: 30m Ingredients• 2 cups uncooked orzo pasta• 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil• 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar• 1 tbsp. chopped fresh basil, or to taste• 1 (14 oz.) can artichoke […]

Creamy Italian Spiral Salad

“This delicious and colorful pasta salad blended well with the creamy dressing that brings a great flavor.”Serving: 30 servings (3/4 cup each). | Prep: 30m | Ready in: 30m Ingredients• 2 packages (16 oz. each) multicolored spiral pasta• 1 medium bunch broccoli, cut into florets• 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets• 2 cups frozen […]

Corn Pasta Salad

“This is a pretty and delicious tricolor pasta with the addition of crunchy peppers, juicy tomatoes and sweet corn.”Serving: 10 servings. | Prep: 20m | Ready in: 20m Ingredients• 2 cups cooked tricolor spiral pasta• 1 package (16 oz.) frozen corn, thawed• 1 cup chopped celery• 1 medium green pepper, chopped• 1 cup chopped seeded […]