Crowd Pleasers recipes

pasta with cannellini beans, spinach & sundried tomatoes

This recipe features our new Gluten Free pasta spirals for all of our celiac and gf pasta lovers! Not a GF eater? Not to worry, this recipe is delicious with all Al Dente Pastas!


Mediterranean Pasta

Ta-da! Here it is! It took us forever to finally make a Gluten Free pasta that we could be proud of! This recipe is great with our new Gluten Free pasta spirals or any of our pastas!


Pappardelle Skillet Lasagna

This is my kind of fast food, and a super simple recipe. One of our faithful customers sent in the recipe and photos for a really easy skillet lasagna using only half a bag of our wide pappardelle noodles and Monique’s Marvelous Marinara sauce.


Greek Fiesta Pasta Salad with Brianna’s New American Creamy Balsamic Dressing

Looks like a party. So excited about our pasta collaboration with Brianna's Salad dressings. So many delicious Brianna's flavors that pair beautifully with Al Dente® Pasta and veggies for salads.


pasta with vegetables

A super quick summer meal!


TexMex Pasta Salad

Perfect for a picnic, party or potluck!


bonachia® yakisoba

This recipe appears on one of our beautiful new recipe cards and features BonaChia™ Linguine. It's a delicious Asian style Vegan classic with an Al Dente Pasta® twist.


3 minute potluck pasta

This vegan dish appears on our BonaChia® Linguine bag and can be served either hot or at room temperature.


dennis’ veggie & chicken sausage ragu

This recipe is on the Garlic Herb Pappardelle package. In Italian, parpare means "to gobble" and that's what I predict you'll be doing with our new Pappardelle Pasta. Each super wide, delectable noodle is made to hold the robust flavor of a ragu, stew or chunky veggie sauce.


al dente® spicy peanut sesame noodles

Our good friends at Bona Sera Supper Club came up with this recipe and I just love the color combination of the pasta and the vegetables. The black sesame seed and ground peanut garnish is my new favorite.


david rocco’s salsa bolognese with al dente garlic and parsley fettuccine

Rocco's Bolognese Sauce and Al Dente Garlic, Parsley Fettuccine-bring these two things if you ever get stuck on a desert island-I'll come with you! Cook: Alexis Avila-Al Dente pasta eater since 1980. Sous Chef: Sandy Avila-an Italian-American who knows Italian food.


beef stroganoff with pappardelle

Peace, love, and pasta. This is a great recipe you can make in a crockpot if you're busy working or shopping, or bake in the oven while you play a board game with your family. Try it and enjoy.


fruti di mare al dente

I’ve been on a fruti di mare kick for more than a month now. Just thinking about it makes me want black mussels, tiny sweet clams and big, barely cooked shrimp and a spicy red sauce, over pasta of course. Here’s the thing. I’m very impatient. Not a self-deprecation, it’s just the way it is. That means I don’t want to wait. So, while I cook faster than the average bear, I still want it nearly now. Okay, now. Lucky for me, shellfish loves hasty schedule, cooking to perfection within minutes. A good sauce takes a bit longer and pasta a whole 15 minutes, including bringing water to a boil. I came up with this expeditious recipe that uses some of my favorite prepared ingredients. I stop on my way home and buy fresh shellfish. I fill up a pot with cold water and start boiling. By the time my pasta is aldente, my fruit di mare is perfection and I’m whirling like a Dervish. Here’s my speedy recipe. by Annabel Cohen


super pasta bake

I made a super easy, super delicious do-ahead pasta dish. Since then I’ve made it many times, with just about all of our different flavors of pasta and it turns out great every time.


turkey tetrazzini

The search is over! I have found and perfected the most delicious Turkey Tetrazzini recipe of all time. Al Dente Pasta, fresh grated Parmesan cheese, panko breadcrumbs, flavorful mushrooms–you get the idea.


carmelized noodle kugel

Although there are countless recipes for kugel, this one, baked in a tube or Bundt pan, reminds me of a gooey stick bun.


Monique’s Creamy Cheese Dip

I have a lot of super simple recipes to feed a large crowd, but this one takes the cake. Everyone loves it. Use any flavor sauce like Monique's Marvelous Marinara, Outrageous Olive and Caper, Sundried Tomato, or Rustic Roasted Garlic.


pappardelle with mushrooms and sage

Chef Kristin Cole was inspired by our Pappardelle for this delicious recipe. She is very much in tune with all of us who love delicious, seasonal, simplicity. With this kind of dish, who cares if it’s cold outside!


pasta with roasted cauliflower, carrots, and onion

This dish is perfect for a chilly fall day. Roasted cauliflower and root vegetables with our deliciously light Whole Wheat Fettuccine that cooks in just 3 minutes!


tangy pasta with shrimp and spinach

Recipe from our Lemon Chive Fettuccine bag. All of my kids have their designated favorite pasta dish named after them. In celebration of my God Daughter’s graduation, I would like to honor her by officially publishing Jenise’s Favorite!


sauce duguay

This recipe was created by a great friend and chef, Jay Duguay. It has always been one of our most requested recipes. The recipe is printed on our Three Peppercorn Fettuccine, but would be good with any flavor Al Dente®Pasta.


perfect party pasta with almonds and sun-dried tomatoes

A wise man once said, "You can't grill pasta." No, but you can serve this pasta side dish along with any grilled meats or vegetables. It would be delicous for a large group at a picnic or BBQ.


pasta marco polo (spicy sesame linguine)

This recipe, which has been on the back of the Spicy Sesame Linguine bag for a long time, is one of our most requested recipes.


chicken balsamic lasagna

This is a recipe adapted from Showcase magazine. It originally called for lasagna sheets, but I found it easier to make with fettuccine, or pappardelle, and just as delicious. I quadrupled the recipe for a fundraising dinner for 85 people and every person asked for the recipe. Great for a crowd!


chicken & asparagus with fiesta fettuccine

Recipe on our Fiesta Fettuccine and Spinach Linguine Bag. Many people say that Al Dente Pasta is the ultimate comfort food. An affordable luxury, simple yet sophisticated, amazing, home-made texture and good for you!


baked pasta with chicken and mushrooms

This pasta recipe is on the back of our Carba-Nada Egg Fettuccine Noodles. It's raining and cold outside but, there was nothing but warmth in the air as we gathered around a casserole dish of this delicious baked pasta dish.


pasta salad nicoise

Here's a great dish that does double duty: it can be dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow. It's delicious served slightly warm or chilled. For the best taste and texture use white albacore tuna packed in oil. It's much better than the chunk light in water.