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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

Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes & Cream

"So easy! Great, warm comfort food on a cold winter night."

-sugrmag78

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 grandkids 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."

-Mom24grlz

Spaghetti with Mint & Parsley Pesto

This simple, 2-step recipe will have a 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 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. 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

"This was delicious and extremely quick. I've made many versions of spaghetti but for 30 minutes and under, this is the winner."

-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 flavors. 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."

-Maito

Buffalo Chicken Pasta

"This is so good, even my pasta hating husband likes it."

-Barefoot Crone

Lemon Chicken Pasta

"We really liked this. Nice quick weeknight dinner that I would serve to anyone."

-AustinCFos

Asian Chicken Ravioli With Creamy Tomato Sauce

"Wonderful recipe! Great combination of flavors in the ravioli. 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! Lovely recipe, very much enjoyed."

-Karen Elizabeth

Sausage, Penne, and Peppers

"Excellent! It smelled so good, no one wanted to wait until it was done."

-taginalawn

Simple Pasta With Parmesan

"Absolutely the best - simple and quick."

-Linda109

Baked Spaghetti

"This was good. 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."

-Doing it Right

Easy Italian Pasta Bake

"Simply, easy, fast, inexpensive & tastes like lasagna. What's not to like?"

-Diana 2

Ranch and Avocado Pasta Salad

"This was great! An 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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