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

Rating: 3.69 stars
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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.

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."

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.

Apple-Oatmeal Muffins

Macintosh apples and a double dose of oats add a boost of nutrition to these crowd-pleasing muffins.

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Rating: 3.25 stars
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Pull a fast one on the kids: In just 10 minutes, whip up the dough for these sweet, crunchy treats made with whole-wheat flour. Many recipes for baked goods can be tweaked to use equal parts whole-wheat and all-purpose flours, without losing flavor or texture.

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Rating: 3.07 stars
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Sometimes there's nothing better than a good old-fashioned oatmeal-raisin cookie.

Baked Salmon with Creamy Orzo

A multilayered masterpiece in a cast-iron skillet, this one-pan meal calls for simmering creamy bacon orzo on the stove-top, then nestling lemon-coriander salmon fillets on top and baking in the oven.

Baked Broccoli-and-Artichoke Shells

When it comes to pairing up with artichokes, why should spinach get to have all of the fun? In this weeknight-friendly pasta bake, broccoli is the green machine responsible for adding that extra boost of vitamin C and fiber. But truth be told, it's the creamy cheddar cheese sauce and smoky bacon folded in before baking that makes this dish an all-around crowd-pleaser. 
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Lemon-Rhubarb Olive-Oil Bundt Cake

A dairy-free dump and whisk batter means this Bundt is extra easy to make. Plus the olive-oil and whipped egg whites give it a light, fluffy texture reminiscent of a cake donut. And there's a secret technique to this tangy, lemon-rhubarb knockout: a coat of sanding sugar in the pan helps the cake come out of the mold, while also baking into a sparkly shell. 
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Brothy Orzo and Pork Meatballs

In this one-pot dinner recipe, meatballs are given a makeover for spring. Ground pork, fennel seed, and Parmesan are mixed togther and formed into meatballs that cook in a light, bright broth with orzo pasta, lemon juice, and fresh dill. 
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Inspiration and Ideas


Basil and Ricotta Cannelloni

In Rome, fresh ricotta made from sheep's milk is more widely available than that made from cow's milk, but either will work in this recipe. An abundance of zucchini blossoms (fiori di zucche) made it easy for Kovel to use them as a topping, but if you can't find them, it's not a problem; they are an optional flourish here.