Quick and Easy Pasta Dinners

Fall,Featured Article,In Season,Recipes
August 28, 2013

Three incredibly simple and earthy pasta dishes to welcome the fall season with.

Cheese Ravioli with Lamb Mushroom Ragu
Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn
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Leaves fall in fall. Temperatures, too. But some things rise, our appetites topping the list. Salads are splendid, and the grill has its thrill, but come autumn, its rib-sticking fare we crave. Pasta offers the ideal canvas, whether for a sauté of woodsy mushrooms splashed with sherry, a warm-spiced ragu, savory sausage partnered with dark leafy greens, or an earthy spin on pesto that has as little to do with summer as it does with basil. So bring a pot of water to a rolling boil (it will help drown out your growling stomach). These hearty, delicious pastas promise to satisfy.

Cheese Ravioli with Lamb Mushroom Ragu

Cheese Ravioli with Lamb Mushroom Ragu

Mushrooms, lamb, tomatoes and cinnamon combine for a hearty, earthy sauce over packaged cheese ravioli.

Rigatoni with Sausage and Kale

Rigatoni with Sausage and Kale

Mild Tuscan kale pairs deliciously with lean turkey sausage and chunky rigatoni in this hearty meal-in-a-dish

Linguine with Walnut-Sage Pesto

Linguine with Walnut-Sage Pesto

Earthy sage replaces summer basil in this spin on pesto, enriched with toasted walnuts and walnut oil.

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