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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 pastas 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 pasta shapes. If you have some pasta in your pantry and are wondering what to cook with pasta tonight, we have you covered with these amazing pasta recipe ideas.

    Whether you’re looking for a quick, light weeknight pasta meal or a rich and cheesy calorie bomb, you’ll find tons of pasta recipes here. Go through this list of mostly easy pasta 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, this pasta recipe with seafood 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. Pasta alla Norma

    Pasta alla Norma is famous Sicilian pasta dish with a chunky, herb infused eggplant and tomato sauce. And it’s just too good!

    It’s a light, meatless pasta meal, yet the firm, buttery eggplant gives it a heartiness that will keep your appetite satisfied.

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    5. 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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    6. Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

    This Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta has great Louisiana flavor in pasta form. As a bonus, this is a quick and easy meal too, so perfect for everyday weeknights!

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. Scallop Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

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

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    11. Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

    Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, everyone’s childhood favorite. It can be a quick weeknight pasta 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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    12. Taco Pasta

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

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    13. 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 pasta 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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    14. 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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    15. 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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    16. 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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    17. 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 pasta dinner on the table in under half an hour. Great weeknight dinner option!

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    18. 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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    19. 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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    20. Clam Linguine (Linguine alle Vongole)

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

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    21. 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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    22. 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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    23. 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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    24. Pesto Pasta

    Pesto Pasta is a light and fresh Italian dish with a beautiful sauce. It’s great with other add ins like veggies and proteins. Today we’re going with cherry tomatoes and asparagus.

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    25. Spicy Sausage Pasta

    This Spicy Sausage Pasta takes your favorite combination of pasta with meat sauce, and gives it a little bit of fiery kick.

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    26. Antipasto Pasta Salad

    Now here is the star of your next potluck spread! Our Antipasto Pasta Salad is so good and so satisfying that the guests may forego the main dish for a second helping.

    And it’s so easy. It can be your quick weeknight dinner, complete with protein, veggies and carbs. Or it can be meal prep for all the week’s lunches.

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    27. Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

    This easy Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe recipe is a light and satisfying dish, all the way from the southern tip of Italy.

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    28. Fettuccine Alfredo

    Fettuccine Alfredo is pure Italian comfort food. Perfectly cooked pasta smothered in a decadent creamy cheese sauce. All in about 20 minutes! One of the quickest Pasta Recipe Idea..

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    29. American Goulash

    This American Goulash recipe is pure nostalgic comfort food with ground beef and macaroni in a flavorful tomato based sauce.

    Tender macaroni, hearty ground beef, all tossed in a well seasoned tomato sauce along with plenty of cheese. Doesn’t that sound like the ultimate kid friendly dinner?

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    30. 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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    31. 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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    32. 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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    33. 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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    34.Fall Pasta Salad

    Who says pasta salad is just a summertime potluck thing? Our Fall Pasta Salad is brimming with all the best flavors of autumn.

    Roasted veggies, crisp apples, sweet dried cranberries, and so much more. This is one of those salads where every bite brings a new combination of flavors.

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    35. 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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    36. 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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    37. 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!

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    38. 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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    39. 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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    40. 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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    41. 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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    42. 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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    43. 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.

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    44. 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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    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!

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    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 Pasta Recipes

    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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