PART OF Quick & Easy

21 Quick & Easy Pasta Dishes

When you need to get dinner on the table fast, pasta is the perfect standby. Get out of your spaghetti-with-red-sauce rut thanks to these quick-prep dishes that include classic basics and a few inventive twists.

Penne Alla Vodka

"I made this recipe for an appetizer yesterday. It was DELICIOUS and everyone loved it."

-Tamalicious121

Macaroni with Fontina & Gorgonzola Cheese

"A slightly more sophisticated version of the classic macaroni and cheese. Don't worry, the kids will still love it."

-KelBel

Homemade Tomato Sauce

"I've been cooking this sauce occasionally for years. It is simple and delicious and the flavor is wonderful."

-heatherbelleday

Cheese-Stuffed Shells

"We had never made stuffed shells before, but this recipe was easy and super flavorful. We'll definitely be making this again!"

-CyndiCB

Meat-Lover Stuffed Shells

"My husband and grand kids loved it, we didn't have any left."

-Diamond H.

Shrimp & Scallops Pesto Pasta

"This was a great, quick meal. The pasta was very tasty with a perfect little kick."

-RecipeNut

Authentic Italian Tomato Sauce

"This is a recipe I got from my father who got it from a little old lady he knew from Italy. I always simmer this sauce with my meatballs. It is to die for!"

-InMemoryofBrats

Alfredo Sauce

"I just keep making this over and over. This recipe is proof that alfredo sauce doesn't have to be difficult, and you can eat at home for a fraction of the cost and as good, or better quality than eating out."

-Mom24grlz

Spaghetti with Mint & Parsley Pesto

This simple, 2-step recipe will have fresh, green dinner on the table in no time.

Baked Cavatelli

"My mother made it for dinner when I was young. Always a favorite in my house!"

-cerridwynoxford

Smoked Turkey Sausage with Pasta

"The flavor is not what you would expect from so few ingredients. And when my husband says 'That was really good, honey,' it's definitely a keeper!"

-Pegger1

Easy Lasagna Rolls

"I'm NOT one to cook meals in the microwave, but these may have changed my mind. Great recipe for hot summer days!"

-jswinks

Pasta with Mushroom-Garlic Sauce

"This was very good. I really liked the simplicity of the recipe but yet it looked like restaurant quality."

-LaQuietia

Avocado Pesto

"This is vegan, but you'd never know it. The avocado adds a wonderful creaminess!"

-sofie-a-toast

Creamy Ramen Noodles

"This is especially good if you break up a slice of American cheese and melt it in, giving the Ramen a creamy cheese sauce!"

-Pryjmaty

Mom's Italian "Hamburger Helper"

"It was a huge hit with me, my hubby and my 15-month old son. It was twice as yummy the next day for lunch!"

- Lisa Lisa Ann

Fettuccine Alfredo

"This is a great and simple sauce for pasta. For a twist, I added a little cooked prosciutto and Gorgonzola cheese. My family went nuts and had seconds!"

-CarolK

Ravioli & Meatball Bake

"A great crowd-pleaser and a good dish to bring to a potluck where you have to bring something to pass around."

-Becky in Wisconsin

Sweet Italian Sausage with Penne Pasta

"We enjoyed this tasty pasta dish. It was quick and easy to throw together, with ingredients that I always have on hand."

-Baby Kato

Lemon & Tomato Pasta

"This is wonderfully easy and delicious. The lemony flavor is light and tasty and went so well with the seasonings."

-Annacia

Pepper & Cheese Chicken Pasta

"This is a great dish that everyone loved. Don't let the spicy scare you, it has the perfect amount of heat."

-tinajoebob

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