13 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.

Part of: Quick & Easy Dinners

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Shrimp & Scallops Pesto Pasta

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

-RecipeNut

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Spaghetti with Mint & Parsley Pesto

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Lemon & Tomato Pasta

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

-Annacia

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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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