Get Your Carbs On! 15 Pasta & Rice Dishes For Carb Lovers!

Ready for some carb-filled extravaganza? We’ve lined up 15 delicious dishes that’ll have you coming back for more. Whether you’re a pasta purist or a rice aficionado, there’s something here to satisfy every craving. So, if you’re looking to level up your mealtime routine and indulge in some seriously satisfying eats, you’re in the right place. Get ready to experience a carb-filled feast!

Arroz Verde rice in a black pan with tomatoes and herbs.
Arroz Verde. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Pizza Pasta Salad

A platter of pizza pasta salad served on a white rectangular dish.
Pizza Pasta Salad. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Craving the flavors of your favorite pizza but want something a bit lighter? Look no further than this delightful pizza pasta salad. It’s a refreshing take on traditional pasta salad, blending the best of both worlds. So, toss up a bowl and enjoy the deliciousness of pizza in salad form!
Get the Recipe: Pizza Pasta Salad

Smoked Mac & Cheese

A skillet filled with Smoked Mac & Cheese.
Smoked Mac & Cheese. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

If you’re a fan of classic mac and cheese but want to kick it up a notch, this smoked version is sure to impress. With its rich, smoky flavor and creamy cheese sauce, it’s comfort food at its finest. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or just craving some indulgent goodness, this dish won’t disappoint.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Mac & Cheese

Mediterranean Rice

Mediterranean Rice in a black bowl on concrete.
Mediterranean Rice. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Take yourself on a journey to the Mediterranean with this flavorful rice dish. Perfect as a side dish or a light meal on its own, it’s versatile and delicious. If you’re pairing it with grilled meats or enjoying it as a standalone dish, this Mediterranean rice is sure to satisfy.
Get the Recipe: Mediterranean Rice

Olive Garden Shrimp Alfredo

A bowl of olive garden creamy shrimp alfredo pasta served in a black bowl with a spoon.
Olive Garden Shrimp Alfredo. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Craving the taste of your favorite Italian restaurant but want to enjoy it from the comfort of your own home? Look no further than this creamy shrimp Alfredo pasta. Grab a fork and get ready to indulge in the flavors of Italy without ever leaving your kitchen.
Get the Recipe: Olive Garden Shrimp Alfredo

Blackstone Tortellini with Meatballs

Two large bowls of tortellini with meatballs on a counter.
Blackstone Tortellini with Meatballs. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Looking for the ultimate comfort food that’s both hearty and satisfying? You’ve found it with Blackstone Tortellini with Meatballs. Combining cheesy tortellini with savory meatballs, it’s a match made in culinary heaven. With each bite, you’ll be transported to a place of culinary bliss.
Get the Recipe: Blackstone Tortellini with Meatballs

Salmon Pasta Salad

Salmon pasta salad in a black bowl with forks nearby.
Salmon Pasta Salad. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Want to upgrade your pasta salad game with some fresh seafood? Look no further than this delicious salmon pasta salad. Whether you’re enjoying it for lunch or as a side dish at dinner, it’s sure to please. So, grab a fork and dive into a bowl of deliciousness.
Get the Recipe: Salmon Pasta Salad

Copycat Il Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka

A hand holding a fork over a bowl of Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka on a wooden table.
Copycat Il Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Craving the flavors of your favorite Italian restaurant but don’t feel like dining out? With this copycat recipe, you can enjoy the taste of Il Fornaio’s rigatoni alla vodka right in your own kitchen. Prepare to enjoy a bowl of pure Italian comfort.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Il Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka

Pesto Orzo Salad

Orzo salad resting on a dark plate.
Pesto Orzo Salad. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Looking for a refreshing pasta salad that’s bursting with flavor? Say hello to Pesto Orzo Salad. Whether you’re enjoying it as a light lunch or serving it as a side dish at dinner, it’s sure to be a hit. Once you try this salad, you’ll be craving it all the time!
Get the Recipe: Pesto Orzo Salad

Giant Cheese Stuffed Shells

Giant Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells in two black serving dishes.
Giant Cheese Stuffed Shells. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

If you’re craving something cheesy and comforting? Look no further than these giant cheese-stuffed shells. With each bite, you’ll experience a burst of rich flavors and textures that will leave you craving more. Grab a fork and get ready to indulge in a deliciously cheesy pasta feast.
Get the Recipe: Giant Cheese Stuffed Shells

Arroz Verde

Arroz Verde rice in a black pan with tomatoes and herbs.
Arroz Verde. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Want to add a pop of color and flavor to your dinner table? Try whipping up a batch of arroz verde. This vibrant and aromatic dish is the perfect accompaniment to any meal, with its fragrant blend of herbs and spices. It’s guaranteed to level up your dining experience.
Get the Recipe: Arroz Verde

Greek Spaghetti

A bowl of pasta with tomatoes, feta and kalamata olives.
Greek Spaghetti. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Greek spaghetti is a delicious twist on the classic pasta dish. Each mouthful is a delightful explosion of Mediterranean flavors that will transport you to sun-drenched shores. Add a touch of Mediterranean magic to your next meal and savor the flavors of Greece.
Get the Recipe: Greek Spaghetti

Pasta with Ricotta & Tomatoes

Ricotta and Tomato Pasta in a white bowl.
Pasta with Ricotta & Tomatoes. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Looking for a comforting and satisfying meal? You can’t go wrong with pasta with ricotta and tomatoes. Whether you’re cooking for a family dinner or hosting a casual gathering, this dish is sure to be a hit. So why not treat yourself to a cozy and delicious meal this time?
Get the Recipe: Pasta with Ricotta & Tomatoes

Spaetzle

A plate of Authentic German Spaetzle garnished with parsley.
Spaetzle. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Craving some comfort food? Look no further than spaetzle, a traditional German pasta that’s sure to surprise you. Each bite is like a warm hug filling you with cozy satisfaction. Add a taste of Germany to your dinner table and enjoy the comforting goodness of this homemade dish!
Get the Recipe: Spaetzle

Turkey Stuffed Shells with Pesto

Turkey and Pesto Stuffed Pasta Shells in a black cast iron dish.
Turkey Stuffed Shells with Pesto. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Want to spice up your pasta game? Try making turkey stuffed shells with pesto, a delicious twist on the classic dish. Each bite is a mouthwatering blend of savory, herby, and cheesy goodness that will leave you wanting more. Treat yourself to a taste of Italy with this delicious dish!
Get the Recipe: Turkey Stuffed Shells with Pesto

Ham Fried Rice

Ham fried rice on a white plate.
Ham Fried Rice. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Looking for a hearty and satisfying meal? Whip up a batch of ham fried rice, a delicious dish that’s perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re cooking for a busy weeknight dinner or a casual weekend brunch, ham fried rice is always a crowd-pleaser.
Get the Recipe: Ham Fried Rice

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