Quick and Easy Pasta Dinners

Fall, Featured Article, In Season, Recipes
on August 28, 2013
Cheese Ravioli with Lamb Mushroom Ragu
Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn

Leaves fall in fall. Temperatures, too. But some things rise, our appetites topping the list. Salads are splendid, and the grill has its thrill, but come autumn, its rib-sticking fare we crave. Pasta offers the ideal canvas, whether for a sauté of woodsy mushrooms splashed with sherry, a warm-spiced ragu, savory sausage partnered with dark leafy greens, or an earthy spin on pesto that has as little to do with summer as it does with basil. So bring a pot of water to a rolling boil (it will help drown out your growling stomach). These hearty, delicious pastas promise to satisfy.