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 with help from these quick comfort food favorites.

Penne Alla Vodka

"I made this recipe for an appetizer yesterday. It was delicious and everyone loved it."


Quick & Easy Baked Ziti

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


Italian Sausage Pasta with Tomato & Cream Sauce

"I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful this recipe is! I have now made this no less than six times and I just keep finding new ways to change it up."


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!"


Ranch and Avocado Pasta Salad

"This was great! An awesome recipe."

-Janice in SC

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."


Simple Pasta With Parmesan

"Absolutely the best - simple and quick."


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

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!"


Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes & Cream

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


Baked Spaghetti

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


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

Chicken Taco Pasta

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


Balsamic Chicken Pasta

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


Super Simple Spaghetti Sauce

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


Buffalo Chicken Pasta

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

-Barefoot Crone

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!"


Lemon Chicken Pasta

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


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!"


Baked Cavatelli

"My mother made it for dinner when I was young. Always a favorite in my house!"


Homemade Tomato Sauce

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


Meat-Lover Stuffed Shells

"My husband and grandkids loved it. We didn't have any left."

-Diamond H.

Ramen Noodle Egg Foo Yung

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


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.

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!"


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!"


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

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."


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."


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

Quick Greek Spinach and Chicken Orzo

"Great pasta for an any night meal."


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."


Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

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


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."


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