All the Ways to Satisfy Your Carb Cravings

When you have a hankering for something rich, hearty and full of carbs, these go-to picks for pasta, pizza and more plates will get the job done.

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Photo By: Jason DeCrow ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jason DeCrow ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jason DeCrow ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jason DeCrow ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jason DeCrow ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Pizza Fries

Your favorite pizza toppings like sauce, savory sausage and plenty of creamy mozzarella come together to dress up a skillet of crispy fries. Start with the store-bought shoestring variety to keep this party-ready starter simple and quick to prepare.

Get the Recipe: Pizza Fries

Cobb Fries

Though lettuce makes an appearance atop these quick-fix fries, this isn't your ordinary salad — or a salad at all. Cobb mainstays like smoky bacon, chopped chicken and cool avocado come together over cheesy waffle fries to create an indulgent appetizer.

Get the Recipe: Cobb Fries

Crispy Mac and Cheese

Cooking the mac and cheese in a thin layer atop a baking sheet means that more noodles and cheese can turn brown and crispy in the oven.

Get the Recipe: Crispy Mac and Cheese

Drunken Red Wine Pasta

Boiling the pasta in a red wine bath lets the noodles absorb the bold flavor of the wine — and some of the too-cool crimson color. Use the same red wine boiling liquid to loosen up the pancetta-shallot sauce, which gets a boost of creaminess from tangy mascarpone cheese.

Get the Recipe: Drunken Red Wine Pasta

Sandwich Cake

Though this layered masterpiece may look like a showstopping dessert, it's actually a savory sandwich, piled high with deli meats and cheeses, then spread with a ranch-flavored cream cheese mixture to mimic frosting.

Get the Recipe: Sandwich Cake

Apple Pie Twists

You can make this party-ready dessert with just five ingredients, including the welcome shortcut of store-bought puff pastry. Apple butter is smeared on the bottom layer of dough to deliver a sweet pielike filling.

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