40 Easy Pasta Dishes – Don’t let complicated recipes stand in the way of you and carbs. These super simple pasta dishes recipes will be ready to no time. Dinner Recipes.
When I want to impress people with a meatless dinner, I almost always include lots of mushrooms in the equation. Their umami-rich flavor and meaty texture have a way of winning over even the most staunch meat eater at the table. This vegetarian pasta proves this point: A slew of mushrooms are sautéed with a mix of olive oil, butter, and lots of garlic to become a rich sauce for simple spaghetti.
From: The Kitchn
Mediterranean One Pot Pasta
This easy Mediterranean One-Pot Pasta is packed with flavor, healthy vegetables, convenient canned foods, and can go from pantry to table in less than 30 minutes. Everyone will love this healthy pasta loaded with canned artichokes, olives, and fire roasted tomatoes, and simmered in a creamy herb-spiked vegetable broth.
From: Sunkissed Kitchen
Penne Alla Vodka
Penne alla Vodka is a classic Italian pasta dish made with penne pasta in a creamy tomato and vodka sauce. So simple, but so good!
From: A Family Feast
Beef Ragu with Pappardelle Pasta
A simple weekend braised beef ragu that is perfect for Sunday supper. Just set it up and let it slow simmer until the meat starts falling apart. It’s seriously the most comforting meal!
From: Little Spice Jar
Creamy Garlic Salmon Pasta
This salmon pasta with a creamy garlic sauce is quick and delicious and makes an easy and elegant meal. Ready in 20 minutes!
From: Salt & Lavender
This Pumpkin Alfredo is creamy, rich and delicious, and without all the calories and fat of a regular Alfredo sauce. It’s an easy weeknight dish that just screams fall – pumpkin recipes for the win!
From: Yellow Bliss Road
Pappardelle with Cauliflower and Mustard Brown Butter
From: Garden & Table
Asian Pasta Salad
This Asian Pasta Salad has a satisfying crunchy texture and a completely addictive sesame-soy dressing that will have everyone coming back for seconds!
From: Valerie’s Kitchen
Creamy Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta
This is the kind of recipe I fall back on when I know I have guests coming around for dinner but I also know that time isn’t on my side. It’s always a showstopper and unless your guests don’t like shrimp (in which case I might suggest you need new friends… j/k), they will be licking their bowls clean because this creamy shrimp pasta recipe is a serious winner.
From: Simply Delicious Food
Vegan Spicy Kale and Romesco Pasta
Romesco sauce is one of my all time favorite things! It goes amazingly well on almost any protein or vegetable. It also makes the most delicious pasta sauce! It compliments greens beautifully well, also. Making this a totally healthy, filling and completely perfect dish!
From: Rabbit and Wolves
Pasta Primavera isn’t just for spring and summer, this is a veggie packed pasta dish that’s perfect year round! It has such a satisfying flavor and it’s versatile recipe so you can add different kinds of vegetables you might already have on hand.
From: Cooking Classy
Parmesan Garlic Pasta
This One Pan Garlic Parmesan pasta is a light enough recipe to serve as a main dish, or a delicious side dish to accompany your favorite meats. Tender linguine pasta tossed in a creamy, cheesy garlicky sauce make this one pot pasta total dinner-time perfection that’s ready in 20 minutes!
From: Yellow Bliss Road
Spicy New Orleans Shrimp Pasta
This recipe has an ideal combination of flavors from hot and spicy to tangy and creamy. It also has a nice balance of contrasting textures from the firm shrimp to the soft pasta. And, if that’s not enough to win you over, maybe this will, it can be ready to eat and on your table in less than 30 minutes!
From: Call Me PMC
Black Pepper and Parmesan Spaghetti
Inspired by Cacio e Pepe (aka cheese and pepper), this delicious pasta dish is complemented with garlic roasted cherry tomatoes and fresh basil. An easy meal option that’s ready in 30 minutes!
From: Yay! For Food
Penne Alfredo with Bacon and Tomato
Sometimes your belly just calls for the simple things in life. The simply gorgeously, creamy and flavoursome things that is. Pasta alfredo is one of those dishes that you won’t see being made the same way twice; an ambassador of variation if you will. For me? I like a Penne with some very ‘non classic’ additions. Italians, forgive me.
From: Don’t Go Bacon My Heart
Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti
This Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti recipe is made with a lightened-up alfredo sauce, it’s easy to customize with extra veggies and seasonings, and it is always so comforting and delicious.
From: Gimme Some Oven
Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta
Today’s recipe is quick, easy and so delicious, perfect for garlic and pasta lovers and kid approved – Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta!
From: Sweet Little Bluebird
Romano Chicken Pasta
Romano Chicken with Lemon Garlic Pasta – crispy parmesan panko breaded chicken with pasta in fresh lemon garlic cream sauce! Tasty meal in 30 minutes time!
From: Kitchen Nostalgia
Swedish Meatball Pasta
Italian Sausage Rigatoni
Sausage with Rigatoni in Spicy Cream Sauce is pure comfort food and makes an easy and delicious weeknight meal. The flavor starts with onion and garlic which are sauteed with the sausage for maximum flavor.
From: Spicy Southern Kitchen
Cajun Chicken Pasta
Chili’s copycat recipe made at home with an amazingly creamy melt-in-your-mouth alfredo sauce. And you know it tastes 10000x better!
From: Damn Delicious
Penne Alla Vecchia Bettola
This recipe is a perfect Italian meal. It can serve as dinner, lunch, side dish to some light, grilled meats or a vegetarian main dish. You name it!
From: Eating European
A spectacular way to showcase tasty mushrooms – in a simple, juicy, ridiculously delicious Mushroom Pasta! This is 6 ingredient magic at its finest, a pasta made the real proper Italian way. Plus my little trick to make buttery mushrooms without using a whole block of butter!
From: RecipeTin Eats
Slow Cooker Beef and Cheese Pasta
Here’s a really simple meal to throw to together that’s pretty kid friendly too. It has ground beef, pasta, tons of flavor, cheese and spinach.
From: The Cooking Jar
Calling this Ratatouille Spaghetti was actually an after thought. Originally, I just meant for it to be a one-pot vegetable spaghetti but then it dawned on me that it’s essentially ratatouille. And that had more of a ring to it, I thought!
From: Wallflower Kitchen
Pumpkin Pasta in Parmesan Garlic Cream Sauce
The most delicious fall pasta, with roasted squash, pasta shells and a thyme-infused garlic cream sauce.
From: Family Style Food
Bang Bang Chicken Pasta
This bang bang pasta is ready in about 30 minutes with a no-cook sauce that is addictive and easy to make.
From: Kirbie’s Cravings
Triple Cheddar Chicken Pasta
With A Creamy Homemade Cheese Sauce, This Triple Cheddar Chicken Pasta Has Become One Of Our Favorite Chicken And Pasta Dishes. Even My Pickiest Eaters Love This Easy Chicken Pasta, Which Is Why It’s A Go-To Weeknight Dinner In Our Family! With Pasta, Chicken, Seasonings, And LOTS Of Cheese, You Definitely Can’t Go Wrong!
From: Lil’ Luna
Creamy French Onion Pasta Bake
It’s like french onion soup, but umm, in pasta form!! Better?!?! Hmm, not sure. Both are so good. Can’t choose, but know this: the pasta version is kind of the ultimate hearty, cozy, wintery meal.
From: Half Baked Harvest
Stuffed Pasta Shells
Easy Cheesy Sausage Stuffed Shells with Spinach is a delicious main deal for the whole family. This recipe combines ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheeses, and spinach, if you like, stuffed into the shells. A spicy layer of hot or mild Italian sausage completes the meal. A family favorite Italian dinner!
From: Craving Some Creativity
Mushroom Ravioli with Parmesan Cream Sauce
Mushroom ravioli made with the most delicious mushroom pate, fresh homemade pasta and tossed in a garlic, parmesan cream sauce. This pasta dish is perfect when you want something a little extra special.
Ravioli with Sauteed Asparagus
This is an easy ravioli dish with sautéed asparagus and walnuts tossed in a light and flavorful butter lemon sauce. A quick and delicious dinner that only takes 15 minutes to make.
From: Green Valley Kitchen
Spinach Artichoke Macaroni and Cheese
Spinach Artichoke Macaroni and Cheese – Lightened up classic mac and cheese with the healthy addition of spinach, artichoke and garlic make a fancy one pot weeknight dinner!
From: Ministry of Curry
Greek Chicken Pasta Salad
This Greek Chicken Pasta Salad comes together quickly and easily and makes about four large meal-sized portions, or about six smaller side dish portions. It’s also a great candidate for potlucks, and would be super easy to double, or even triple if needed.
From: Budget Bytes
Parmesan Pea Pasta Salad
Parmesan Pea Pasta Salad might be the easiest cold pasta salad recipe in the world! Takes just 15 minutes to make and contains only 4 ingredients. Easy, fast, simple, and perfect for any cookout or party.
From: Tasty Ever After
Butternut Squash Goat Cheese Pasta
Butternut squash has honestly been one of my favorite vegetables since I first discovered it as a preteen… and I’ve loved it ever since! So clearly making pasta from butternut squash (and then tossing it together with REAL pasta) was a no brainer for me.
From: Half Baked Harvest
Deviled Egg Pasta Salad
Deviled egg pasta salad with macaroni. Light on the mayo and big on flavor, this dish is a hit at cookouts or summer gatherings! Also a great way to use leftover hard boiled eggs.
From: Trial and Eater
Red Pepper Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower
This is totally cheeseless and dairy-free. But still totally creamy and indulgent. Also: loaded with veg (cauliflower, roasted red peppers) and super filling (thank you, whole wheat pasta)
From: Pinch of Yum
Spinach and Artichoke Pasta
You know how spinach artichoke dip is so good that sometimes you want to just order the appetizer as your meal and not share it with anybody? I hereby give you permission to. Well, as long as you make it yourself and turn it into this meal-worthy Spinach Artichoke Pasta instead of spending $8 for one serving dip. And I guess you can share because you’ll have enough to feed six.
From: Budget Bytes
Orecchiette Pasta with Broccoli Sauce
A simple delicious vegetarian recipe for Orecchiette Pasta with Broccoli Sauce – full of flavor and nutrients!
From: Feasting at Home
Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
Who knew you could combine your favorite side salad with a a bit of pasta, and make a bit of kitchen magic like this Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad. It’s quick, easy, and so darn tasty. It’s a perfect family supper side dish, or an equally yummy lighter meal option.
From: 4 Sons R Us