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

2 hours 15 minutes

4.93 from 38 votes

Pasta Carbonara

25 minutes

4.78 from 9 votes

Easy Spaghetti Recipe

1 hour 15 minutes

5 from 31 votes

Easy Fettuccine Alfredo

35 minutes

5 from 28 votes

Cheesy Beef Goulash

1 hour

4.79 from 186 votes

Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta

15 minutes

4.82 from 172 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

Chicken Penne PASTA

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5 from 3 votes

Fresh Mozzarella Pasta Salad

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Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo

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Lemon Chicken Pasta

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4.94 from 15 votes

Homemade Mac and Cheese

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4.95 from 57 votes

Skillet Lasagna

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5 from 10 votes

Chicken Asparagus Pasta Bake

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Chicken and Asparagus Pasta

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Beef Lo Mein

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Cheeseburger Casserole

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Cheesy Baked Ravioli

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Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

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