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12 Easy Pasta Recipes

From saucy one-pot meals, to fresh summer salads, to Instant Pot dinner miracles, pasta can really do it all. Here are some of our favorite easy pasta recipes!

Mac and cheese piled high in a bowl.

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Made with 5 real food ingredients. This is SO MUCH BETTER than any mac and cheese I’ve ever had!

Pasta salad in serving bowl.

The Best Easy Pasta Salad

Super easy pasta salad with pasta, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, spicy salami, pepperoncini, olives, and easy Italian dressing. DANGEROUSLY GOOD.

Baked penne with meatballs.

No-Boil Baked Penne with Meatballs

No-boil, fail-proof, garlic-buttery, easy dreamy weeknight dinner. SO GOOD!

Garlic herb spaghetti and meatballs in a pan.

Garlic Herb Spaghetti with Chicken Meatballs

This is SO GOOD! lots of lemon, butter, parsley, and a handful of Parmesan. Yum!

Red Pepper Cashew Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower

TOO GOOD TO EVEN BE TRUE. This sauce is a three-ingredient game-changer!

Mushroom Fettuccine on plate with fork.

Date Night Mushroom Fettuccine

Elegant and luscious and FIVE INGREDIENT EASY.

Date Night Rigatoni with Sausage and Kale

AMAZING rigatoni with sausage, kale, tomato cream sauce, Parmesan, and red pepper flakes! Perfect for date night!

Simple Mushroom Penne with Walnut Pesto

Made with easy ingredients like Parmesan cheese, whole wheat penne, mushrooms, garlic, and butter. Plus, it’s vegetarian!

Slow Cooker Beef Ragu in a bowl.

Slow Cooker Beef Ragu with Pappardelle

We’re making this cozy, comforting Beef Ragu with Pappardelle! Steak is braised in the crockpot for hours with garlic, tomatoes, veggies, and herbs, then shredded and piled high on pappardelle with Parm cheese.

3 Ingredient Creamy Tomato Shells

Shell pasta is the best and this trick will make your pasta sauces creamy, velvety, and nutritious with no butter or cream!

Red Pepper Fettuccine in a bowl with shrimp.

Red Pepper Fettuccine with Shrimp

This one has quick, pan-fried shrimp, creamy noodles, and red pepper / garlic / butter / lemon-ish sauce vibes. Perfect quick and easy dinner!

Vegan vodka pasta in a pan.

5 Ingredient Vegan Vodka Pasta

A creamy, tangy, luscious, and SUPER easy take on vodka pasta – and vegan! Made with just a handful of pantry ingredients in 15 minutes.

One More Thing!

Looking for even more swirly, twirly noodles? Check out a list of all of our pasta recipes!

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