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40+ Quick & Easy Pasta Recipes

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

Ramen Noodle Egg Foo Yung

"Quick, easy, tasty and there are so many things you can add, leftovers even, it's versatile."

-sondrio

Super Simple Spaghetti Sauce

"THIS WAS SO EASY! I needed something quick and had all the ingredients already. It's definitely a keeper."

-cookingguru

Simple Spaghetti

"OMG!!!! This was delicious and extremely quick. I've made many versions of spaghetti but for 30 min and under, this is THE winner. My kids, 9 and 7 both agree that this was yummy."

-sicili.l.vera

Quick and Easy Baked Ziti

"What a delicious and easy casserole! DH raved about how yummy it was!"

-Linky

Ginger Peanut Chicken Pasta

"I have made this twice now and been very impressed with the mix of flavours. This looks set to become part of my regular rotation of quick weekday dinner recipes. This is a firm favorite in our house."

-Rachel Savage

Chicken Taco Pasta

"Husband asked for this recipe again, after only 1 bite. So simple, I couldn't even believe it?!"

-Gidget265

Quick Greek Spinach and Chicken Orzo

"Great pasta for an any night meal. Flavors go well together and quick to fix. We ate this as an entree, so fed 2-3 for us. A yummy one."

-Maito

Buffalo Chicken Pasta

"This is so good, even my pasta hatin' husband likes it. Made exactly as directed, however, my opinion, celery is not optional....it adds a little something, don't over cook it though, the slight crunch is great!"

-Barefoot Crone

Lemon Chicken Pasta

"We really liked this. Made for two people and I used precooked chicken breast. Nice quick weeknight dinner that I would serve to anyone."

-AustinCFos

Asian Chicken Ravioli With V8 Creamy Tomato Sauce

"Wonderful recipe! Great combination of flavours in the ravioli, I let the mixture marinate overnight and it smelled divine. Certainly a keeper and I can't wait to make it again."

-Sarah

Balsamic Chicken Pasta

"This recipe was absolutely wonderful! I will be making this frequently!"

-landofoz

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

"I whipped this up for dinner exactly as directed. It was amazingly delicious. Fast, easy and very tasty."

-bbostow

Lemon Chicken Linguine

"So yummy! And very quick and easy, too! It was a good blend of flavors and nice summery-type meal. A definite keeper!"

-Plain Old Jess

Tarragon Chicken Linguine

"Can't go wrong with this, simple and delicious! I used dried dill very successfully. Lovely recipe, very much enjoyed."

-Karen Elizabeth

Sausage, Penne, and Peppers

"Excellent! Easy to make, had great taste, I added small slices of yellow squash to it also and 2 kinds of sausage, it smelled so good, no one wanted to wait till it was done."

-taginalawn

Simple Pasta With Parmesan

"This is made a lot mainly for lunch paired with a vegetable and fruit. My young kids like it and it's simple. Instead of just garlic we sprinkle on tiny bit of Paula Deen's house seasoning."

-drinkmore

Baked Spaghetti

"This was good. I used Italian Seasoning instead of the oregano. Easy to make. My guys didn't leave a spoonful."

-Jazze22

Cheesy Mostaccioli

"A great kid and adult friendly recipe. My 1 year old ate his little heart out. I did forget to put the cheese on top, but I honestly didn't miss it."

-Doing it Right

Easy Italian Pasta Bake

"Simply, easy, fast, inexpensive & tastes like lasagna. What's not to like? :) Just what I needed on a day when I didn't really want to invest a lot of time or thought into supper."

-Diana 2

Ranch and Avocado Pasta Salad

"This was great! The only change I made, due to what I had on hand, was to use Hidden Valley Fiesta Ranch. I think it only improved an already awesome recipe."

-Janice in SC

Delicioso Antipasto Pasta Salad

"Wow - this was genius! The pesto adds so much flavor, and elevates this from good to great! I will definitely be making this again!"

-JackieOhNo

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