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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. Homemade Pasta

    If you really want to up your pasta game, make your own homemade! This recipe only takes four basic ingredients and has detailed instructions to make sure yours comes out perfect every time.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. Lasagna

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

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    11. Pasta Primavera

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

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    12. Crockpot Spaghetti & Meatballs

    Want to make your favorite spaghetti and meatballs a bit easier? Fire up your trusty old crockpot! Just toss in your uncooked spaghetti noodles in the last hour of cooking and you have a great one pot dinner!

    Get the Recipe @ centslessdeals

    13. 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

    14. Shrimp Scampi Linguini

    Another restaurant favorite, Shrimp Scampi. Plump, tender shrimp in a garlicky, buttery sauce tossed with linguini. It’s great for special occasions, but as this is one of the easiest meals you will ever cook, you can have it any night of the week!

    Get the Recipe @ aberdeenskitchen

    15. One Pot Beef Stroganoff Pasta

    This Beef Stroganoff Pasta is a great one dish meal in about 25 minutes. Ground beef, mushrooms and pasta in a creamy sour cream based sauce. This is great comfort food.

    Get the Recipe @ foodyschmoodyblog

    16. Garlic Parmesan Pasta with Spinach & Mushrooms

    This one-pot garlic parmesan pasta skillet with spinach and mushrooms is super delicious and quick to make. Great option for a filling and satisfying meatless dinner.

    Get the Recipe @ eatwell101

    17. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    18. Cajun Shrimp & Sausage Pasta

    This super delicious recipe featured plump shrimp, smoked sausage and bell peppers seasoned with Cajun seasoning over a bed of creamy pasta. So good.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    19. Sausage & Pepper Pasta

    This hearty baked dish features Italian sausage, peppers and pasta drenched in marinara sauce, covered in cheese and baked to perfection. The whole family will love this one.

    Get the Recipe @ livinglou

    20. Pasta e Fagioli

    Pasta e Fagioli is a classic Italian soup is super hearty, loaded with pasta, beans and sausage. All you need is some crusty bread and you’re in for a great dinner.

    Get the Recipe @ savingdessert

    21. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ southernbite

    22. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ budgetbytes

    23. 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

    24. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    25. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ wonkywonderful

    26. 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

    27. Tagliatelle alla Bolognese

    This Tagliatelli alla Bolognese is a super comforting and delicious pasta recipe. The beef bolognese features pancetta, tomato, wine and milk for a hearty and rich sauce to toss with tender tagliatelle pasta. So good!

    Get the Recipe @ dineandfash

    28. Chicken Meatball Noodle Soup

    Here’s a twist on your favorite comfort soup… Chicken Meatball Noodle Soup. Tender, perfectly seasoned, chicken meatballs and orzo pasta along with veggies in a tasty light broth. You may never go back to your traditional chicken noodle!

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    29. 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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    30. Linguini with Clams

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ stripedspatula

    31. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    32. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ reciperunner

    33. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ momontimeout

    34. 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

    35. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    36. Chicken Lasagna

    A great variation on your favorite Italian casserole, this Chicken Lasagna features tender chicken layered with noodles and a creamy spinach sauce and plenty of melty cheese. YUMMM.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    37. Baked Ziti

    Another great casserole, this Baked Ziti is loaded with ground beef and sausage and studded with a ricotta cheese mixture. Add some homemade tomato sauce and plenty of cheese and you have a feast fit for a crowd!

    Get the Recipe @ bakerbynature

    38. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ juliasalbum

    39. 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

    40. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    41. Salmon Pasta with Sundried Tomato Cream Sauce

    Salmon Pasta with Sundried Tomato Cream Sauce is an easy, yet gourmet pasta dish. Perfectly seared salmon is tossed with penne, spinach and sundried tomatoes in a delightful creamy sauce. YUMMM…

    Get the Recipe @ juliasalbum

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ yellowblissroad

    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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