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    The 45 BEST Pasta Recipes

    Not many food are more comforting than a pile of pasta, am I right? All that carby goodness… yum. These great Italian creations come in so many forms and are so versatile. That’s why we decided to present you with this compilation of great Pasta Recipes.

    From spaghetti to lasagna to penne to ravioli and so many more, there seem to be an endless assortment of shapes. If you have some in you’re pantry and are wondering what to cook tonight, we have you covered.

    Whether you’re looking for a quick, light weeknight meal or a rich and cheesy calorie bomb, you’ll find tons of options here. Go through this list of mostly easy recipes and see what inspires your appetite.

    Buon appetito!

    The 45 BEST Pasta Recipes.

    1. 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.

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    2. Pasta Primavera with Shrimp

    Primavera is a great easy dinner option when you crave pasta without the heavy sauces. It’s a light, meal packed with a variety of fresh veggies and get a boost of delicious shrimp.

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    3. 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.

    Ready in about 30 minutes, it’s fit for a regular everyday dinner, yet it turns up fancy and gorgeous enough to be fit for a date night meal.

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    4. Rainbow Pasta Salad

    This Rainbow Pasta Salad is quick, easy, and very colorful. Take it to your next pot-luck, or make a big batch and have lunches for days!

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    5. Johnny Marzetti

    Johnny Marzetti is a classic Midwest casserole featuring macaroni, ground beef, sausage, peppers and mushroom in tomato sauce and topped with loads of cheese. The whole family will love this one!

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    6. Mediterranean Pasta

    This Mediterranean Pasta is your new weeknight best friend. It’s super quick, like 20 minutes quick, and has great flavors the whole family will love

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    7. Ground Turkey Pasta Bake

    This easy Ground Turkey Pasta Bake is total comfort food that will be loved by the whole family. Its. great healthy pasta dinner idea with lean meat and hidden veggies.

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    8. Scallop Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

    This Scallop Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes is one of our favorite new recipes. It’s super quick and easy, in about 20 minutes you have a restaurant quality meal on your table.

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    9. Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

    Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, everyone’s childhood favorite. It can be a quick weeknight meal, or the sauce can simmer for hours. This recipe is super meaty and saucy at the same time. Everyone will have fun twirling those noodles when this comes to the table.

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    10. Sicilian Pasta

    Sicilian Pasta – If you’ve been on the lookout for a tasty new pasta recipe, here it is! This Sicilian Pasta is bursting with flavor from mixed olives, capers, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes and some great flavor enhancers!

    It’s a light meal, perfect for meatless nights, and comes together super fast. This gorgeous dish can be your easy weeknight dinner or a meal for special occasions.

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    11. Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Fettuccine

    Shrimp Fra Diavolo is a dish of plump shrimp in a spicy tomato sauce. It’s a great meal that whips up in about 30 minutes! Pair it with fettuccine and you are all set for a great meal.

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    12. Jambalaya Pasta (Pastalaya)

    Jambalaya Pasta, aka Pastalaya, is a super tasty dish featuring shrimp, chicken and sausage smothered in a creamy, cheesy sauce full of Louisiana flavors. It’s like everyone’s favorite jambalaya, but with pasta instead of rice. How cool!

    This is seriously one of the most delicious pasta dishes you will ever eat. Don’t hesitate, start your grocery shopping list now!

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    13. Lamb Ragu

    Looking for some cozy Pasta dinner Idea? This Lamb Ragu is an incredibly flavorful and comforting Italian sauce. Tender ground lamb is simmered low and slow in a well seasoned tomato sauce. Scoop this meat sauce generously over pasta bowl and enjoy..

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    14. Mushroom Stroganoff

    This easy Mushroom Stroganoff is a lighter and healthier take on your traditional beef stroganoff. It’s also super quick, and super tasty!

    With just a handful of basic ingredients, you can have this meatless dinner on the table in under half an hour. Great weeknight dinner option!

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    15. Creamy Tortellini Soup

    This super cozy and hearty Creamy Tortellini Soup get great flavors from sausage and sundried tomato pesto. You’ll keep coming back to this one!

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    16. Tortellini Pasta Salad with Prosciutto

    This gorgeous Tortellini Pasta Salad is one dish that looks as great as it tastes. It’s so quick and easy, yet such a crowd pleaser. Whether you’re hosting a pot luck or meal prepping for the week, everyone will love this one!

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    17. Clam Linguine (Linguine alle Vongole)

    Linguini with Clams (Linguine alle Vongole) is a simple, light pasta dish perfect for summer. This restaurant quality recipe has a garlicky olive oil and white wine sauce and will have everyone asking for more.

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    18. Rasta Pasta

    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.

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    19. 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.

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    20. 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.

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    21. Meatball Minestrone Soup

    This bowl of Meatball Minestrone Soup is a huge upgrade over the famous Olive Garden Minestrone soup. It retains the rich classic Italian flavors jam packed with veggies, beans and pasta in heavily seasoned tomato broth.

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    22. Israeli Couscous Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

    This gorgeous Israeli Couscous Salad is light and fresh, yet at the same time oh so satisfying. Pearled couscous are tossed with tons of veggies, feta cheese, Kalamata olives and a refreshing dressing. Great potluck contender!

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    23. 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!

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    24. Avgolemono Soup

    Meet your new go to comfort food. This Avgolemono Soup is your chicken noodle soup taken to the next level. It’s silky and smooth and oh so delicious. This classic Greek lemon soup uses egg and lemon (avgo-lemono) to create a creamy, velvety broth with a refreshing lemony hint and filling orzo..

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    25. Lasagna

    Everyone’s favorite Italian casserole… Lasagna! Meat, sauce and cheese layered in between tender lasagna noodles sheets makes for the ultimate comfort food!

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    26. Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

    This decadent, yet easy, recipe featured perfectly seared chicken cutlets and an amazing homemade alfredo sauce. It’s a restaurant quality meal in about 30 minutes.

    Get the Recipe @ thefoodcharlatan

    27. Ribeye Steak Pasta Puttanesca

    This Ribeye Steak Pasta Puttanesca is an fancy looking dish to impress on special occasions, but is so easy you can even cook it on busy weeknights. Perfectly seared ribeye over pasta enhanced with cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives and capers. Yummm!

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    28. One Pot Taco Pasta

    If you’re looking to go beyond Italian your next pasta night, try this Taco Pasta. Ground beef, black beans, corn, salsa and taco seasoning will turn pasta night into Mexican night!

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    29. Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

    This Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta has great Louisiana flavor in pasta form. As a bonus, this is a one pot meal, so less dishes to do!

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    30. 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. Yum!

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    31. Seafood Gratin Pasta Bake

    This Creamy Seafood Gratin Bake is pure decadence! The seafood of your choice tossed with noodles in a creamy sauce and topped with a crispy parmesan panko topping. This easy pasta recipe is sure to impress.

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    32. Tuscan Shrimp Pasta

    Another seafood pasta sure to impress, this Tuscan Shrimp Pasta features tender shrimp in a creamy sauce with spinach, artichokes and sun dried tomatoes. And it only takes 20 minutes!

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    33. Pesto Pasta Salad with Chicken & Veggies

    This Pesto Pasta Salad is loaded with tender grilled chicken, fresh mozzarella and tons of veggies. It’s a great make ahead meal prep option for an easy dinner or weekday lunches.

    Get the Recipe @ playswellwithbutter

    34. Italian Wedding Soup

    Another great pasta soup, this Italian Wedding Soup has delicious meatballs, veggies and tiny pasta in a delightful broth. So simple, yet so satisfying!

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    35. Greek Meatballs & Orzo Skillet

    This Greek Meatball and Orzo skillet is another great one pan meal. You’ll love the Greek flavors from Kalamata olive, roasted red peppers and feta cheese. This is one of our favorite pasta recipes.

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    36. Baked Mac & Cheese

    Take your favorite comfort food side dish to a new level with this Baked Mac & Cheese. Tender macaroni noodles are drenched in a creamy homemade cheese sauce, then everything is topped with a panko-parmesan crust and baked to perfection!

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    37. Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad

    This Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad will be the star of the spread at your next get together. This gorgeous dish whips up in only 25 minutes and is great served hot or cold.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    38. Seafood Pasta

    Shrimp, clams, mussels and scallops, in a homemade tomato sauce and tossed with spaghetti makes for a fancy looking Seafood Pasta you would expect to be served in a restaurant. This easy recipe is great for special occasions.

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    39. Mushroom Ravioli with Spinach

    Mushroom Ravioli and Spinach is a super easy recipe the whole family will love. Tender ravioli are tossed with sautéed spinach, mushrooms and sundried tomatoes for a hearty and fulfilling meatless night option.

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    40. Cheesy Taco Stuffed Shells

    Go beyond Italian flavors with these Cheesy Taco Stuffed Shells are packed with taco seasoned meat, salsa and cheddar cheese. They’re an easy crowd pleasing meal that can be prepped ahead of time.

    Get the Recipe @ dinnerthendessert

    41. Creamy Mushroom Chicken Pasta

    In this Creamy Mushroom Chicken Pasta, perfectly seared chicken strips are mixed with pasta and cooked in with white wine, garlic, mushrooms and parmesan cheese. It’s a super easy, one pot pasta recipe everyone will love!

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    42. Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta

    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.

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    43. Manicotti

    Now this is a hearty meal! Manicotti stuffed with Italian sausage and three types of cheese, topped with tomato sauce and more cheese then baked to perfection. This is a great company dinner or meal prep contender.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    44. Cacio e Pepe

    Now you can’t get more simple than this Italian classic, Cacio e Pepe. Tender noodles tossed with parmesan cheese, freshly cracked black pepper in a light sauce. So easy, yet so tasty. Perfect answer for that last minute “oh no, what’s for dinner?”!!

    Get the Recipe @ foodiecrush

    45. Pastitsio (Greek Beef Pasta Bake)

    We’re finishing off this collection of great pasta recipes with the Greek answer to lasagna, Pastitsio. Here, noodles are topped with a thick, cinnamon laced, beef and tomato sauce. Then the dish is finished off with a thick Béchamel sauce and baked to decadent perfection. Simply awesome!

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    I hope you enjoyed this great collection of easy pasta recipes. I know searching them down sure made me hungry! So, what’s for dinner tonight?

    Be sure to pin or bookmark this page so next time that pasta craving hits you know right where to go. And be sure to subscribe to GypsyPlate, we always have new tasty things coming your way. Until next time… enjoy!

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    The 45 BEST Pastas

    Yield: 6 servings
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes

    This great collection of easy Pasta Recipes will give you plenty of great dinner ideas when that craving hits. From light meals to cheesy calorie bombs, you'll find them all here!


    • spaghetti
    • linguini
    • fettuccine
    • angel hair
    • lasagna
    • ravioli
    • farfalle
    • ziti
    • penne
    • rigatoni


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