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

Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
4.94 from 32 votes

Pasta Carbonara

Total Time: 25 minutes
4.78 from 9 votes

Easy Spaghetti Recipe

Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
5 from 28 votes

Easy Fettuccine Alfredo

Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 27 votes

Cheesy Beef Goulash

Total Time: 1 hour
4.82 from 161 votes

Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta

Total Time: 15 minutes
4.88 from 136 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 Recipes

Chinese Pasta Salad

Total Time: 6 minutes
5 from 1 vote

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Total Time: 30 minutes
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Total Time: 35 minutes
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Chicken Spaghetti

Total Time: 45 minutes
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Total Time: 5 minutes
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Total Time: 25 minutes
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Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 8 votes

Crock Pot Spaghetti

Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes
5 from 7 votes

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Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 7 votes

Spaghetti Casserole

Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
5 from 11 votes