Best of 2015: 9 of Our Most Craveworthy Pasta Recipes This Year

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Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired December 29, 2015

At The Rachael Ray Show, we love pasta, and so do you! Check out 9 of our most popular pasta recipes of 2015!

Carbonara Mac ‘n Cheese Soufflé

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Want carbonara AND mac and cheese? Why choose, when you can have both! And what a dish this is, with the mac and cheese being suspended in a fluffy soufflé.

Lasagna Bolognese

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Fabio Viviani’s rich Bolognese-style meat lasagna is the real deal, and is so special that it made our second list of “Foods to Make Before You Die.” Fabio evens challenges you to make your own pasta – why not?

Garlic and Lemon Spaghetti

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This fresh and delicious spaghetti is super simple, but don’t let that fool you – it packs a big flavor punch! A delicate sauce of garlic and lemon-infused olive and herbs is tossed with al dente spaghetti. We’re drooling over here!

Baked Ziti

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This is a classic but nevertheless delectable homestyle baked ziti! It’s easy to bake up for a crowd, but this is also an excellent family dinner!

One-Pot Chicken Alfredo

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Okay guys, you’re gonna want to bookmark this one, if you haven’t already. You practically just throw everything in a pot and cook. It really couldn’t be easier to prepare or clean up!

Baked Pasta with Butternut Squash, Sausage & Ricotta

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For this festive and special dish, Rach cooks and mashes a butternut squash and adds ricotta, brown butter and sage, to make a wonderful, thick, creamy sauce. She adds Italian sausage cooked in chicken stock, a pound of cooked rigatoni or similar pasta and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, mixes and pours into a baking dish. She tops with more Parmigiano-Reggiano and puts in the oven just long enough to melt and brown the cheese. Delish!

Pasta with Ricotta and Peas

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This vibrant green of this dish and the brightness of the lemon flavor will make you think of Spring. It’s a great dish to throw together after a busy workday, and the rich, creamy Ricotta sauce will win over every member of the family.

Dan Dan Noodles

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These savory and nutty Asian-inspired noodles are so addictive that Rach suggests making extra so that you can eat them cold straight out of the fridge the next day!

Lasagna with Meat Ragu

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This recipe calls for béchamel and a meat sauce layered between sheets of easy homemade pasta, with Parmigiano-Reggiano. Yum!

What was your favorite pasta recipe that we shared in 2015? Tell us below, and then watch Fabio Viviani make his delish lasagna:

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