Pasta

Quick, easy and delicious pasta recipes for all occasions.

Easy Pasta Recipes

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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

Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta

15 minutes

4.91 from 263 votes

Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

2 hours 15 minutes

4.99 from 107 votes

Easy Spaghetti Recipe

1 hour 15 minutes

5 from 68 votes

Goulash

1 hour

4.94 from 308 votes

Easy Fettuccine Alfredo

35 minutes

5 from 74 votes

Pasta Carbonara

25 minutes

4.73 from 11 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

Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta

15 minutes

4.91 from 263 votes

Chicken Tetrazzini

55 minutes

4.98 from 467 votes

Turkey Tetrazzini

45 minutes

4.97 from 88 votes

Macaroni Salad

18 minutes

4.91 from 31 votes

Italian Sausage Pasta

20 minutes

4.96 from 63 votes

Chicken Spaghetti

40 minutes

5 from 49 votes

Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

2 hours 15 minutes

4.99 from 107 votes

Homemade Mac and Cheese

40 minutes

4.98 from 95 votes

Easy Spaghetti Recipe

1 hour 15 minutes

5 from 68 votes

Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing

2 hours 15 minutes

5 from 33 votes

Cashew Chicken Salad

5 minutes

4.91 from 11 votes