Pasta and Grains

Need some recipes to make the most of those pastas or grains sitting in your pantry? We're here to help! Whether you're looking for a classic Bolognese, quick one-pan pasta, or a delicious way to dress up a bowl of rice, quinoa, farro, you name it, we've got you covered.

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Chicken Alfredo with Fettuccine

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This classic Italian dish includes fettuccine tossed with butter and Parmesan cheese, and it's quick and easy to make. U.S. versions of the dish may include chicken or shrimp. Whatever your choice, with three simple steps in our chicken alfredo recipe, you'll have a hearty dinner on the table in no time!

John Legend's Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 3.69 stars 1738
When musician John Legend visited Martha Stewart, he shared this recipe for his favorite Southern comfort food. Learn how to make the singer's delicious, creamy macaroni and cheese at home.

One-Pan Pasta

Rating: 3.35 stars 7146
It's one of our most popular recipes and for good reason. This is our original one-pot pasta recipe, inspired by a dish one of our food editors ate in Puglia, Italy. All the ingredients cook together in a straight-sided skillet, you don’t even need to boil water first—and it's on the table in just 20 minutes.

Perfect White Rice

Rating: 3.64 stars 140
Make perfect white rice every time with this recipe from "Martha Stewart's Cooking School."

Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 3.6 stars 680
When it comes to comfort food, nothing tops mac 'n' cheese, especially Martha's easy-to-make version.

How to Cook Bulgur

While we love bulgur in a traditional tabbouleh, this high-fiber, quick-cooking grain can do so much more. Try it in our California-Style Veggie Burgers or serve it as a tasty, healthy side dish with dinner tonight.

Creamy Chicken and Mushrooms with Egg Noodles

All the action for this weeknight dinner happens in one large straight-sided skillet. Sear the chicken breasts, then cook the mushrooms and shallots and stir in mustard, broth, egg noodles, and cream cheese which quickly creates a rich sauce. 
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Tuna Casserole

Rating: 3.29 stars 824
Break out a family favorite: tuna casserole. The traditional comfort food is great for serving large groups. In our tuna casserole recipe, we cut the sauce with chicken broth, but there's enough milk to make this casserole feel indulgent.

Lasagna with Meat Sauce

Ground beef and sweet Italian sausage enrich the sauce for this beloved baked pasta, while no-boil lasagna noodles speed up the process. Check out our step-by-step guide.

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Rating: 3.63 stars 102
This comforting classic is so easy to make, you'll never eat the store-bought version again.

Spaghetti with Shrimp, Kale, and Burst Tomatoes

Stash some shrimp in your freezer for nutritious last-minute meals. Here, frozen shrimp stars in this spaghetti recipe with cherry tomatoes and kale. Get the shrimp thawing before you start the pasta and you'll have this easy and delicious dinner ready to eat in about 30 minutes. 

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

The old-fashioned version of this soup takes hours to prepare. Here, we've cut down the cooking time by using canned broth and boneless, skinless chicken thighs for an easy, family-friendly soup perfect for lunch or dinner.
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Our Greatest Gnocchi Recipes Are Just What You Need for Dinner Tonight
These versatile little dumplings are always a crowd-pleaser and shine in all kinds of sauces, like marinara, sage and brown butter, ragu, and so much more.
Master Recipe: Brown Rice
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Unlike white rice, brown rice retains the nutritious bran and germ covering of the rice grain. This gives it a chewy texture, a nutty aroma, and plenty of essential nutrients. Follow our tried-and-true formula for perfectly fluffy brown rice every time.