Zesty sauces and vibrant veggies add tons of flavor to noodles, but there are endless ways to make tasty pasta dishes. For some, the word "noodles" conjures up images of Italian meals like spaghetti with tomato sauce. But the truth is there are many ways to make a flavorful, hearty pasta dish. Noodles are actually rice- or wheat-based and can be made into any shape. Both fresh and dried noodles are available at most supermarkets. Noodle dishes can be served as an entrée, or as a side dish that enhances a main course. You can also mix noodles into salad recipes to add texture and flavor.