Creamy Avocado Tomato Basil Pasta

Pasta tossed in creamy avocado, sweet grape tomatoes, and refreshing basil. With just a hint of garlic and lightly salted, this dish is delicious and healthy, just in time for summer.

Creamy Avocado Tomato Basil Pasta | Cooking with a Wallflower

Don’t you just love summer ingredients? I certainly do. And the ingredients in this pasta dish are simple, delicious, and refreshing, which is what we need for hot lazy summer days.

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Summer Pasta Salad

Penne pasta mixed with sweet mango, fresh strawberries, and creamy avocado in every bite and drizzled with strawberry balsamic vinaigrette. This pasta salad is light and delicious, perfect for a spring or summer meal. 

Summer Pasta Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

This refreshing summer pasta salad is exactly what I needed after partying this weekend.

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Cajun Shrimp Pasta Marsala

Campanelle pasta with succulent shrimp, mushrooms, and zucchini tossed in a creamy Cajun seasoned Marsala wine sauce. A delicious quick and easy recipe that’s perfect for lunch or dinner.

Cajun Shrimp Pasta Marsala | Cooking with a Wallflower

Have I mentioned that I love pasta? It feels like it’s been forever since I posted a pasta recipe so I hope you’ll enjoy this one =)

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Baked Butternut Squash Stuffed Manicotti

Delicious manicotti pasta stuffed with rich creamy maple flavored butternut squash and topped with a warm garlicky tomato sauce. Slightly sweet, a little bit garlicky, and very cheesy, this is a recipe you’ll want to make over and over again.

Baked Butternut Squash Stuffed Manicotti | Cooking with a Wallflower

I have a major obsession with noodles, pasta included. I can probably eat noodles for every meal and not be tired of it. So of course, when I have a new recipe for a pasta dish, I can’t wait to share it with you guys!

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Spinach, Kale, and Mozzarella Ravioli

Homemade ravioli filled with spinach, kale and mozzarella cheese. Delicious and healthy, this recipe will be perfect for an Italian night dinner.

Spinach, Kale, and Mozzarella Ravioli | Cooking with a Wallflower

I wanted to make ravioli from scratch for the longest time. Technically, this ravioli isn’t completely from scratch since I used wonton wraps, but it does save a lot of time. You don’t have to make the dough and roll it out yourself. What’s great about homemade ravioli is that you can add whatever you want as a filling. I chose spinach, kale, and mozzarella cheese. But if you prefer spinach and cheese, that’s fine too. Or you can add chicken for extra protein. Making your own ravioli allows you to customize the ingredients to your liking.

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Garlic Tomato Sauce with Mushrooms

Garlicky tomato sauce filled with chunks of tomatoes, bits of fresh herbs, and sliced mushrooms. Quick and easy and very healthy, this tomato sauce is perfect with any pasta dish.

Garlic Tomato Sauce with Mushrooms | Cooking with a Wallflower

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Spicy Garlic Noodles

Delicious garlic noodles with a slight spicy kick from the crushed red peppers. This recipe is quick, taking less than 20 minutes to prep and cook, and easy with the use of just 5 main ingredients!

Spicy Garlic Noodles | Cooking with a Wallflower

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Rigatoni with Spicy Vodka Tomato Cream Sauce

Rigatoni pasta covered in a delicious creamy vodka tomato sauce with a hint of spiciness from the crushed red peppers. A quick and easy meal that’s perfect for a night in.

Rigatoni with Spicy Vodka Tomato Cream Sauce | Cooking with a Wallflower

With Valentine’s Day coming up later this week, I know people are looking for inspirations and ideas. This recipe is perfect for a last minute change in plans. It takes only half an hour to prepare, make, and serve, but it looks and tastes amazing. You won’t regret trying it.

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Vegetable Noodle Soup

Warm savory soup filled with noodles and chopped fresh vegetables. A perfect remedy for a cold winter day. 

Vegetable Noodle Soup | Cooking with a Wallflower

Is it as cold where you are as it is for me in San Francisco? The last couple weeks have been freezing! Looking out the window, you would think otherwise. It’s sunny with blue skies and no cloud in sight. But when you step through that front door, it’s as if you’re walking straight into a freezer. All I want to do all day is curl up in bed, wrapped in a nice cozy throw, reading a book. Instead, I decided I wanted to make the classic chicken noodle soup to warm me up. Except…. Guess what? I’m out of chicken. Again. Does it sound familiar? The same thing happened when I tried to make Chicken Marsala. So I ended up making vegetable noodle soup.

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Pasta Marsala with Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms

Delicious pasta with fresh shiitake mushrooms in a rich warm marsala wine sauce. Perfect for a quick dinner. 

Pasta Marsala with Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms

I love pasta. I don’t think I can ever get tired of it. Why? Because it comes in various shapes and sizes and textures. You can eat them in so many ways. If you add different ingredients and use another sauce, you get a brand new dish. It’s simple. It’s fast. It’s delicious.

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