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Yellow Pasta Beside Onions

Whether you like your pasta with heavy, meaty sauces like spaghetti with meatballs or merely creamy and light just like carbonara, learning how to cook pasta is always a must for a new cook. It is easy to prepare and is almost always a fantastic dish to serve at dinners or at parties – even kids will appreciate it!

3/4 kilogram medium-sized pasta
4 slices bacon
1 cup frozen peas
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup cream cheese, cubed
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Cook pasta to al dente according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, cook bacon in a pan until crispy. Place peas, milk, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese and garlic powder in the pan and cook on low heat until mixture is smooth, well-blended and heated through. Place cooked pasta in a large bowl, pour cream cheese sauce over pasta and top with bacon.
What you need:

Two boneless and skinless chicken breast halves, chopped
4 cups diced tomatoes
1 cup angel hair pasta
1 cup sliced mushrooms
3/4 cup sliced black olives
2 teaspoons garlic and herb seasoning blend
Olive oil
Grated Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling lightly salted water until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and set aside. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Season chicken breast halves with garlic and herb seasoning blend and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in olives and mushrooms and continue cooking until chicken is golden brown. Remove chicken juices in the pan and reduce heat. Add tomatoes to the mix, cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Toss chicken and pasta mixture together. Top with Parmesan cheese before serving.
Easy Cold Artichoke Pasta

What you need:

1 jar marinated artichoke hearts
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup salad macaroni
1 cup pitted black olives
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup mushrooms, quartered
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook pasta to al dente according to package directions. Drain and place on a large bowl. Add artichoke hearts, garlic, olives, tomatoes, mushrooms, Critter controlparsley, oregano and basil into the bowl. Toss to combine ingredients well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Season with salt and pepper before serving.
Enjoy your first cooking escapades with these quick yet delicious pasta recipes!

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