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

Rating: 3.48 stars
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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

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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
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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.

Pasta Carbonara

Rating: 3.37 stars
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If you can boil water, then making pasta carbonara is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. A quick dinner made from six everyday kitchen staples, carbonara is a comfort food standby in Italian kitchens for good reason. As the spaghetti cooks, you'll crisp up some pancetta in a skillet, whisk together eggs and cream on the side, and then toss it all together with and grated Parmesan to create a silky, creamy pasta that is perfect for any day of the week.
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Perfect White Rice

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

Chicken Soup with Rice

Rating: 1.86 stars
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Easy to prepare and nourishing, this straightforward, family-friendly soup recipe uses boneless chicken thighs and white rice. Ready in just an hour, it doesn't need to simmer all day for a full flavor that gets a little extra panache when topped with sharp, grated cheese.

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 Baked Ziti

Cream cheese is the secret to the silky sauce in this vegetarian baked pasta dish, while mozzarella and Parmesan create a golden bubbling crust on top.

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Rating: 3.51 stars
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Capture the pure taste of summer with this pasta. The secret: using raw, fresh tomatoes that have never seen the inside of a refrigerator for the tomato sauce. Recipe copyright 2012 by Eugenia Bone.

Apple Crisp

Rating: 3.58 stars
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One of the definitive desserts of fall, apple crisp is easy and economical. Test kitchen tip: Empire, Gala, or Braeburn apples are especially good in this recipe.

Tuna Casserole

Rating: 3.29 stars
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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.

Blueberry Crisp

Rating: 3.22 stars
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This blueberry crisp has a loose and juicy filling. If you would prefer a thicker filling, add an extra teaspoon of cornstarch.
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Inspiration and Ideas

14 Fall Pasta Recipes That Make Perfect Weeknight Dinners
As much as we love classic spaghetti with meat sauce, sometimes you just need to switch things up. That's why we've gathered together 31 delicious recipes inspired by favorite pastas from Barilla. From skillet orzo and baked shells to ravioli salad and our ultimate one-pan pasta, there's a lot to enjoy here -- many dinners to come.
14 No-Cook Pasta Sauces to Make This Summer
Yes, it is possible to beat the heat and still get a satisfying dinner on the table. How? By whipping up one of our no-cook pasta sauces. They're quick, easy, and delicious.

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.