There’s just something so comfy and cozy about a bowl of creamy pasta. It just might be the ultimate comfort food.
With that in mind, we’ve put together this list of easy Creamy Pasta Recipes for you to cook in your own kitchen.
No need to go to the restaurant, homemade is so much better!
You and your family are going to love all of these Creamy Pasta recipes, which include classics like alfredo, hearty baked pastas, decadent seafood dishes, and any flavors you might be craving.
Cook your way through all of these creamy pastas, you and your family will love them!
The Best Creamy Pasta Recipes:
1. Creamy Sausage Pasta
This Creamy Sausage Pasta is a perfect example of creating an absolutely delicious dish out of simple, ordinary ingredients.
Using Italian sausage in pasta is real game changer. Try your favorite Italian sausage drenched in a garlic parmesan cream sauce with the pasta shape of your choice.
2. Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta
This Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta has great Louisiana flavor in pasta form. Tender chicken pieces in a creamy, cheesy sauce with the right kind of Cajun smoky heat, along with any of your favorite pasta shapes. Here, my friends, is a creamy pasta meal you are going to get a lot of compliments for.
3. Rasta Pasta
Rasta Pasta! Are you ready for a colorful meal bursting with flavor? Here it is!
This is a creamy pasta loaded with red, green and yellow peppers. You can also top it off with shrimp or chicken. It’s generously seasoned with Jamaican jerk seasoning and finished off with freshly grated parmesan and mozzarella cheese.
4.Cheesy Tortellini Bake
How about something really easy for dinner tonight? This cheesy tortellini bake is it!Even your pickiest eaters are going to love this hearty and comforting pasta dish. Saucy, meaty, cheesy… yep, this one checks all the boxes!
5. Salmon Pasta
This Salmon Pasta is absolutely divine, loaded with amazing flavors that come from perfectly roasted salmon. It’s creamy salmon pasta, yet not totally drenched in fat and cream, but full of comforting flavors. Such a great creamy pasta recipes for the whole family on super comfy weekend..
6. Pasta Primavera with Shrimp
This Pasta Primavera recipe is packed full of fresh veggies, and has a light creamy sauce. Easy weeknight dinner idea!
This is so simple, but is one of our favorite creamy pasta recipes.
7. Cheesecake Factory Louisiana Chicken Pasta
This copycat Cheesecake Factory Louisiana Chicken Pasta features crispy chicken cutlets atop a creamy, flavorful pasta. It’s so good!
8. Creamy Tortellini Soup
Now this soup will tempt you to leave behind anything you’re doing right now and come hover over a cozy bowl loaded with happy mood and happy flavors. This Creamy Tortellini Soup is what winter cozy evening dreams are made of.
9. Crustless Rotisserie Chicken Pot Pie Casserole
We just love this Crustless Rotisserie Chicken Pot Pie Casserole. It has the same great flavors of a chicken pot pie, but swaps out the crust for tender bow tie pasta. This is real comfort food!
10. Tortellini al Forno
This Tortellini al Forno recipe is inspired by the popular Olive Garden dish. Plump, tender tortellini smothered in an amazing creamy sauce that’s enhanced by bacon and a variety of cheeses.
This tortellini and cheese sauce dinner is on the table in just 30 minutes, and tastes thoroughly gourmet.
11. Gigi Hadid Pasta (Spicy Pasta Alla Vodka)
What is Gigi Hadid Pasta? Simple… Pasta made by Gigi Hadid, which broke the internet when it went viral on instagram and tiktok.
If you look closely, it’s the same delicious creamy and cheesy pasta alla vodka, with a slight makeover – it gets pleasantly spiked with heat from red chili flakes.
12. Creamy Ground Chicken Pasta
This delicious creamy ground chicken pasta is so good and easy that you will be coming back to this one every now and then.
It’s a perfect weeknight dinner option.
13. Taco Pasta
Taco Pasta!! Now that’s a taco lover’s sweet dream. All your favorite taco flavors get cheesy and creamy, mixed in with any type of your preferred pasta, and Taco Pasta happens. How cool!!
Believe me, this dish is hands down irresistible. It has bold homemade taco seasoning that’s needed for the zest in the creamy, cheesy pasta sauce. Make this Tex-Mex style pasta tonight for that major comfort food fix.
14. Ham Casserole with Broccoli and Cheese
This Ham Casserole with Broccoli and Cheese is the perfect use for those upcoming holiday leftovers. It’s creamy and comfy and oh so good.
It has a pasta base with an amazing cream sauce that pairs so well with ham. Plus, the broccoli gives it some added veggie power.
15. Fettuccine Alfredo
This Fettuccine Alfredo is the BEST, hands down! It’s pure creamy Italian bliss that you won’t be able to get enough of.
Forget the jarred stuff, this homemade alfredo is super quick and easy to make with basic ingredients. And it tastes even better than any restaurant.
16. Jambalaya Pasta (Pastalaya)
Jambalaya Pasta is a super tasty dish featuring shrimp, chicken and sausage smothered in a creamy, cheesy sauce full of Louisiana flavors.
17. Penne alla Vodka
If you’re in the mood for a deliciously comforting pasta night, here it is! Penne alla Vodka is a unique fusion of tomato sauce and rich creaminess.
It’s sooo good. And don’t worry about the vodka, all of the alcohol cooks out, so this one is family friendly too.
18. Chicken Florentine Pasta Bake
Chicken Florentine is a dish inspired by Florence, Italy, with chicken, artichoke hearts, spinach and sun dried tomatoes. This baked pasta version adds in rotini and makes an incredible dish!
19. Crab Alfredo
Seafood and alfredo are such a great, comforting combination. This crab alfredo is no exception.
It features a simple to make homemade alfredo sauce and all comes together in about 20 minutes!
20. Lobster Mac and Cheese
Want some seafood in your mac and cheese? This Lobster Mac and Cheese is both flavorful and indulgent.
The gooey cheesiness combined with the melt-in-your mouth lobster makes for a spectacular dish.
21. Chicken Alfredo Bake
This chicken alfredo bake has a super creamy and delicious homemade alfredo sauce and gets topped with mozzarella cheese. Buon appetito!
22. Scallops with Creamy Mozzarella Pasta
Another great recipe on this list is this scallops with creamy mozzarella pasta recipe.
The sauce is beautifully seasoned with sun dried tomatoes, garlic and basil, all of which go perfectly with the tender and sweet scallops.
23. One Pot Beef Stroganoff Pasta
This Beef Stroganoff Pasta is a great one dish meal in about 25 minutes. Ground beef, mushrooms and penne in a creamy sour cream based sauce. This is great comfort food.
24. Salmon Pasta with Sundried Tomato Cream Sauce
Salmon Pasta with Sundried Tomato Cream Sauce is an easy, yet gourmet penne dish. Perfectly seared salmon is tossed with penne, spinach and sundried tomatoes in a delightful creamy sauce. YUMMM…
25. White Chicken and Spinach Lasagna
A great variation on your favorite Italian casserole, this White Chicken and Spinach Lasagna features tender chicken layered with noodles and a creamy spinach sauce and plenty of melty cheese. YUMMM.
26. Creamy Bacon Carbonara
Carbonara is one of our favorite pasta sauces. It’s creamy and cheesy, with a big flavor boost from bacon.
Try it with additional chicken, sausage, shrimp, or all three!
27. Creamy Shrimp Florentine
Creamy shrimp Florentine is a restaurant quality meal perfect for guests or special occasions. Shrimp and penne pasta tossed in a creamy sauce with spinach, sundried tomatoes and fresh basil. YUM!
28. Philly Cheesesteak Pasta
Your favorite Philly Cheesesteak sandwich in pasta form!
Ground beef, mushrooms, peppers and onions in a creamy provolone cheese sauce tossed with rigatoni. So good!
29. Sun Dried Tomato and Chicken Tortellini
With sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach and chicken tortellini all smothered in a creamy sauce, this recipe is no doubt a hit.
It is an easy, quick and irresistibly one dish pasta the whole family will relish.
30. Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Pasta Bake
Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Pasta Bake is a quick, healthy and hearty meatless weekend meal. The spinach and mushroom are sautéed in garlic butter, then baked perfectly in parmesan cream sauce.
This comforting pasta bake dish is extremely tasty and will delight all your family for sure!
31. Creamy Chicken Pesto Penne
This Chicken Pesto Pasta is a decadent delight! Chicken and penne are tossed in a super flavorful creamy pesto sauce. All this goodness in only 30 minutes, perfect for busy weeknights.
32. Creamy Tuscan Sausage Pasta
This creamy Tuscan sausage penne is divine! It has a super creamy sauce enhanced with spinach and sun dried tomatoes.
33. Baked Feta Pasta
Baked Feta pasta went viral on Tiktok some time back. It’s such a simple thing to whip up by baking feta cheese with some cherry tomatoes, a few herbs and any of your favorite oil. You can have it with pasta, gnocchi or zoodles. All yum…
34. Creamy Mushroom Chicken Pasta
In this Creamy Mushroom Chicken Pasta, perfectly seared chicken strips are mixed with penne pasta and cooked in with white wine, garlic, mushrooms and parmesan cheese. It’s a super easy, one pot pasta recipe everyone will love!
35. Lobster Ravioli
We’re wrapping up this list of creamy pasta recipes with this gorgeous lobster ravioli dish.
The raviolis are made with wonton wrappers and the sauce is creamy and enhanced with white wine, shallots and thyme. Amazing creamy pasta recipe!
So there you go, thirty five comforting creamy pasta recipes. Don’t they all look divine? Which ones become your family favorites?
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- 1.5 to 2 lbs ground chicken (see note1)
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 4-5 garlic coves, chopped or sliced
- 3 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1.5 cups marinara sauce
- 1 Tbsp tomato paste
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup cream
- 8-10 oz cherry tomatoes
- 6 oz spinach
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
- 8 oz noodles
- 2 Tbsp oil
- Salt to taste
- Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add in ground chicken. Cook it while breaking with a spatula into chunks. Add in onion and cook till the chicken is no longer pink.
- Add in garlic along with Italian seasoning, salt and cook for a minute.
- Add in marinara sauce along with tomato paste and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add in chicken broth and cream and cook till it starts to boil.
- Add in pasta and half of the cherry tomatoes. Cook for 12-14 minutes, till the pasta starts getting tender. (see note 2)
- Add in the rest of the cherry tomatoes in the last 5 minutes of cooking, so they retain some crunch.
- In the last couple of minutes add in spinach and mozzarella cheese.
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