PART OF Quick & Easy

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."


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."


Homemade Tomato Sauce

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


Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes & Cream

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


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!"


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."


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!"


Alfredo Sauce

"I just keep making this over and over. This recipe is proof that alfredo sauce doesn't have to be difficult."


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!"


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!"


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!"


Pasta with Mushroom-Garlic Sauce

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


Avocado Pesto

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


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!"


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!"


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."


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."


Ramen Noodle Egg Foo Yung

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


Super Simple Spaghetti Sauce

"This was so easy! I needed something quick and had all the ingredients already. It's definitely a keeper."


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."


Quick and Easy Baked Ziti

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


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!"


Quick Greek Spinach and Chicken Orzo

"Great pasta for an any night meal."


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."


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."


Balsamic Chicken Pasta

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


Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

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


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."


Simple Pasta With Parmesan

"Absolutely the best - simple and quick."


Baked Spaghetti

"This was good. Easy to make. My guys didn't leave a spoonful."


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!"