We get it; pasta is the first thing that comes to mind when you're crunched for time cooking dinner. To make meal planning even easier, we've compiled 18 recipes that will help you put this pantry staple to good use. Once you've mastered how to boil pasta the right way, you'll need tasty recipes that will quickly save the day and satisfy all your carb cravings. Click through for pasta dishes that will keep dinnertime easy — and interesting.
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