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More Delicious 15-Minute Pasta Dishes

Classic pasta dishes ready in 15 minutes or less equally as suited for family suppers or dinner parties! Don't forget to check out these other great pasta recipes too.


Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo


  • 6 oz dry fettuccine pasta, uncooked
  • 1 10-oz pkg frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 9-oz pkg frozen cooked diced chicken breast
  • 2 cups low-fat bottled alfredo sauce
  • 1/4 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper


Cook pasta and vegetables in boiling water in large saucepan 10 minutes or until tender. Drain, return to saucepan. Add chicken, sauce, Parmesan, and salt to pasta mixture. Cook over low heat, stirring well, until heated through (about 2 minutes). Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper to serve.

Quick Chicken Cacciatore


  • 1 9-oz pkg refrigerated angel hair pasta, uncooked
  • olive-oil flavored no-calorie cooking spray
  • 1 18-oz pkg frozen cooked diced chicken breast
  • 1 medium green pepper
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 15-oz can chunky Italian tomato sauce
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


Cut pepper and onion into 1-inch pieces. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. While pasta cooks, spray nonstick skillet with olive-oil flavored cooking spray and place on burner over medium heat until skillet is warm. Add chicken, pepper, and onion and sauté until chicken is browned. Stir in tomato sauce, water, and pepper. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered 5 minutes. Drain pasta and top with chicken mixture.

Pasta With Salsa Chicken


  • ½ lb dry wagon wheel pasta, uncooked
  • 1 24-oz jar chunky mild salsa
  • 1 9-oz pkg frozen cooked diced chicken breast
  • ½ cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese


Boil water in medium saucepan and cook pasta until tender. Drain. While pasta cooks, combine salsa and chicken in medium skillet over medium heat. Cover and cook 55 minutes or until warmed through, stirring regularly. Spoon chicken-salsa mixture over pasta and sprinkle with cheese to serve.

Ground Beef Stroganoff


  • ½ lb dry egg noodles, uncooked
  • 1 lb extra-lean ground beef
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 ½ cups fat-free canned beef gravy
  • 1 8-oz carton fat-free sour cream
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper


Boil water in medium saucepan and cook pasta until tender. While noodles cook, brown meat with green onions and mushrooms in large skillet until beef crumbles. Drain fat, add gravy, sour cream, garlic salt, and pepper and cook over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes until thoroughly heated, stirring well. Serve over drained noodles.


spans on January 10, 2012:

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I felt like trying something new and making something for my family and the recipes on here look amazing haven't tried them yet but I am hoping to soon !!!

toknowinfo on February 24, 2011:

Thanks for the easy and practical recipes. Can't wait to try them. Need to decide which one first, they all sound so good. Rated up and useful.

Cellar Door from South East UK on May 08, 2009:

im going to try the chicken salsa tonight i think, wish me luck im a bit of a novice

molly on January 19, 2009:

wow these recipes r awesome!!

i really enjoyed alll of them!

Maddie Ruud (author) from Oakland, CA on December 29, 2007:

Thanks for the feedback, Dotti! I always love to hear people's favorites. I like the stroganoff too, though I tend to pass the mushrooms off to my boyfriend (who adores them), as their texture is not my favorite thing in the world, though I love their flavor!!!

Dottie1 from MA, USA on December 29, 2007:

Last week I tried 2 of these recipes. What caught my attention was 15 minutes to cook a pasta dish. I tried the "Quick Chicken Cacciatore" because that is my husbands favorite dish and he loved it, so did I and it's a keeper. But I have to say that the "Ground Beef Stroganoff" was exceptionally flavorful. My husband hasn't stopped talking about this dish since we had it a few days ago. Thank you very much Maddie

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