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Pasta Recipes

Pasta is one of those foods I could never get sick of! I could seriously eat pasta, sauce and cheese every day, however it’s always fun to mix it up! Find all kinds of different healthy and delicious pasta recipes here. You’ll want to make them all! There’s everything from macaroni salad with tomatoes to asparagus and poached eggs over pasta. And plenty of recipes cater to any dietary restrictions you or your loved ones may have. Everyone will rush to set the table for these family favorite pasta recipes! Find the ones that you will look forward to making every week.

Browse Recipes

Pasta in a decadent creamy, homemade, butternut squash pasta sauce, with no cream! The spicy chicken sausage and sage is the perfect compliment, this pasta dish is filling and comforting on a chilly night.

Pasta with Butternut Squash Sauce, Spicy Sausage and Baby Spinach

This easy, homemade, baked mac and cheese recipe adds broccoli to the mix, a great way to sneak veggies in a kid's favorite dish! It's also lightened up, so less calories than traditional mac and cheese.

Baked Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese

Angel hair pasta tossed with summer zucchini and tomatoes fresh from the garden. The perfect meatless meal you'll be craving again and again. Serve this with plenty of Parmigiano Reggiano!

Angel Hair Pasta with Zucchini and Tomatoes

These EASY Spinach Lasagna Roll ups are totally delicious, perfect for entertaining or serving for weeknight meals. Individual vegetarian lasagnas filled with spinach and cheese are family-friendly, satisfying and perfect for portion control. It's also a great way to get your kids to eat spinach and no one will miss the meat!

Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups

The secret to the best, irresistible manicotti is to make them from scratch with my easy homemade crespelles, which are basically Italian crepes. These spinach and cheese manicotti are filled with three cheeses – ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan, then topped with homemade sauce. So damn delicious!

Homemade Spinach Manicotti

Instant Pot One-Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Instant Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

One bite of this Balsamic Roasted Veggie and White Bean Pasta and you'll want to make it all summer long! It's LOADED with veggies in every bite and finished with pesto and white beans. Roasted zucchini, yellow squash, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, red onion, mushrooms, peppers, and broccoli – SO good, and picky husband approved!

Balsamic Roasted Veggie and White Bean Pasta

This pasta dish just screams summer! A quick dish made with homemade Cavatelli pasta, (can be purchased fresh or frozen in any Italian specialty store) cherry tomatoes, zucchini, corn and marinara. Perfect to whip up on busy weeknights as this dish comes together in less than 20 minutes.

Summer Cavatelli with Corn, Tomatoes and Zucchini

Orecchiette Pasta with Chicken Sausage and Broccoli is one of my favorite weeknight pasta dishes, a real crowd-pleaser, and my husband even goes back for seconds. This is the only way I can get Madison to eat broccoli, I cook the pasta and broccoli at the same time all in the same pot, which creates a pesto-like broccoli sauce the kids can't pick out (trust me, it's so good!).

Orecchiette Pasta with Chicken Sausage and Broccoli

Asian Peanut Noodles with Chicken, Lightened Up is delicious, made with stir fried chicken strips, rice noodles, scallions, carrots, broccoli slaw, bean sprouts in a spicy peanut sauce. A winning combination of spicy, crunchy, sweet and salty will tantalize your taste buds.

Asian Peanut Noodles with Chicken – Lightened Up

Pasta, greens and poached egg are one of my go-to, no-fuss weeknight combinations in the winter when I'm hungry and need dinner on the table quick. I always have eggs, pasta and some type of green vegetable on hand, for this I used Swiss chard, but spinach, escarole or kale would also work.

Fettuccini with Winter Greens and Poached Egg

Baked ziti is a favorite comfort dish in my home! Adding spinach is a quick and easy way to get more leafy greens into your family's diet without complaints.

Baked Ziti with Spinach

Chilled Italian Shrimp Tortellini Pasta Salad is loaded with shrimp, perfect for dining al fresco!

Chilled Italian Shrimp Tortellini Pasta Salad

A Mexican-inspired pasta dish... Chicken fajitas meets pasta night! This easy chicken dinner is made in one pot, for an easy dinner ready in under 30 minutes!

One-Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta

Brussels Sprouts Carbonara – This dish combines a few of my favorite things, caramelized shredded brussels sprouts, pasta and pancetta in a delicious, creamy sauce that takes about 15 minutes to make.

Brussels Sprouts Carbonara

Spicy Whole Wheat Linguini with Sausage and Roasted Peppers

This is by far the BEST Minestrone soup – a classic, hearty Italian soup with tomatoes, white beans, vegetables and pasta.

Minestrone Soup

This super easy macaroni casserole is a baked pasta dish with ground turkey, veggies, marinara sauce and cheese. Kid-friendly and no need to pre-cook the pasta!

Easy Macaroni Casserole

Whole wheat pasta baked in the oven with a quick pumpkin sauce made with bacon, shallots, pecorino cheese and a touch of rosemary then topped with mozzarella cheese. This is such a great Fall dish, and my husband loved how it turned out!

Cheesy Baked Pumpkin Pasta

I love making this mayo-less summer pasta salad with arugula, spinach, sun dried tomatoes, capers, fresh shaved Parmesan cheese and a splash of balsamic and oil.

Summer Pasta Salad with Baby Greens

Scallops are great for a quick meal any night of the week and are a real treat. They can be quickly sautéed, then added to salads like this Scallop and Baby Green Citrus Mojo Salad, and this delicious Scallop and Grapefruit Salad, but once in a while when I want something more substantial, I love it with pasta. Here I tossed it with some pasta and peas, for a dinner that took less than 15 minutes to make.

Linguini with Sautéed Scallops and Peas

Sauteed bay scallops with tomatoes and a touch of white wine and lemon juice served over angel hair pasta.

Angel Hair Pasta with Scallops and Tomatoes

Penne pasta tossed with sauteed brussels sprouts and a quick meat ragu using lean ground turkey and just enough hot Italian pork sausage to enhance the flavor of the sauce. A hearty pasta dish for a crisp Autumn day.

Penne Pasta with Brussels Sprouts In a Ragu

These mushroom kale lasagna rolls are delicious and make perfectly portioned meals and I can't think of a better way to eat kale!

Mushroom Kale Lasagna Rolls

Something magical happens to a pasta dish when you combine spaghetti with a creamy butternut squash puree, a little Parmigiano Reggiano, leeks, garlic and sage.

Spaghetti with Butternut Leek Parmesan Sauce

A quick and easy meal, perfect for Meatless Mondays! A stroganoff of Shiitake, Baby Portabella and Cremini mushrooms with noodles in a light creamy sauce.

Mushroom Stroganoff

This warm pasta salad is big on summer vegetables, corn and zucchini, with a small kick of red pepper. A great sub to potato salad and a perfect meatless entree or side dish for your next picnic or family potluck.

Warm Pasta Salad with Corn and Zucchini

Broccoli and Orzo is an easy, kid-friendly side dish which combines orzo – a rice shaped pasta with fresh broccoli, garlic and oil.

Broccoli and Orzo

Linguini and Shrimp Fra Diavolo – A quick Italian-American pasta dish with shrimp, tomatoes, crushed red pepper flakes, garlic, basil and capers.

Linguini and Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Pasta with Asparagus; a simple dish but a wonderful way to enjoy asparagus which is in season right now.

Pasta with Asparagus