Quick, easy and delicious pasta recipes for all occasions.

Easy Pasta Recipes


We love pasta because it’s simple and the whole family loves it!

We also love it because pasta is pretty forgiving in that you can use virtually any type of noodle in a given recipe.

Of course, there are a few recipes that you have to stick with what’s written (like lasagna), but other recipes can be switched up with whatever you have in the pantry.

  • Spaghetti, Angel hair, Linguine, Fettuccine are all similar and can be substituted for one another.
  • Penne, bow tie, wagon wheel, shell, rigatoni, fusilli, ziti can often be used interchangeably as well. 

Most Popular Pasta Dishes


1 hour

4.79 from 215 votes

Easy Fettuccine Alfredo

35 minutes

5 from 36 votes

Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

2 hours 15 minutes

4.86 from 54 votes

Pasta Carbonara

25 minutes

4.50 from 10 votes

Easy Spaghetti Recipe

1 hour 15 minutes

5 from 34 votes

Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta

15 minutes

4.83 from 200 votes

How to Make Pasta Healthier

Low carb Pasta: Before we get to the recipe lists I wanted to share some pasta alternatives to make these dishes even healthier. I’ve used spaghetti squash in some of my spaghetti bakes and my kids didn’t even notice! 

  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Spiralized Vegetables- steamed or cooked to soften them
  • Eggplant Lasagna Noodles
  • Cabbage Noodles
  • Tofu Noodles
  • Seaweed Pasta
  • Zucchini Noodles

As always, it’s also good to fill up any pasta dish with as many veggies as possible. Not only does it add to the flavor, but it also adds to the nutrition of the meal.

Newest Main Dishes

Cashew Chicken Salad

5 minutes

5 from 10 votes

Chicken Macaroni Salad

18 minutes

5 from 8 votes


1 hour

4.79 from 215 votes

Chicken Tetrazzini

55 minutes

4.97 from 356 votes

Bruschetta Chicken Pasta

25 minutes

5 from 4 votes

Garlic Butter Pasta

30 minutes

5 from 9 votes

Easy Fettuccine Alfredo

35 minutes

5 from 36 votes

Sausage Alfredo

30 minutes

5 from 3 votes