Pasta is one of the most versatile dishes out there. From meat-filled manicotti to zoodles (zucchini-noodles), pasta has been, and always will be, there for us. Whether it’s a potluck, PTA meeting, or holiday party, there are plenty of pasta recipes that are both easy to make and will leave your guests speechless.
Here’s three of our absolute favorites.
Arugula Pesto Chicken With Zucchini Spaghetti
Zucchini “pasta,” individually known as “zoodles,” is a sneaky way to satisfy your pasta-cravings without the extra carbs. Zucchini, and other summer squash, contain less natural sugar and starch than most root vegetables, making this recipe ideal for diabetics and others who need help normalizing blood sugar levels. Plus, it’s super easy to make.
Grab the recipe here: Arugula Pesto Chicken With Zucchini Spaghetti
Pumpkin Gnocchi With Mushrooms in Shiitake Butter
While it’s tempting to throw a bag of pre-made gnocchi into your cart, this heavenly mix of homemade pumpkin gnocchi, sautéed mushrooms, and a mouth-watering dried shiitake mushroom and sage butter sauce is super easy to make and well worth the wait. Traditional gnocchi is typically made with potatoes, but this pumpkin-focused dish packs a flavorful, and healthful, punch. Pumpkin has been proven to lower blood pressure, boost your vision, and make you feel fuller.
Grab the recipe here: Pumpkin Gnocchi With Mushrooms in Shiitake Butter