Pasta is the best use of carbs! I’ve rounded up 30 of my favorite recipes that are sure to be a hit with your family! Whether you’re wanting something cheesy, saucy, meaty, or something in between, there’s a recipe for every craving! This pasta recipe roundup is definitely one to come back to time and time again.
If you’re wanting a dinner that everyone loves and that easily feeds a crowd, pasta is the way to go. (Is it just me, or does anyone else make enough spaghetti to feed an army?) I have more pasta recipes on the blog than I can count. Somehow I managed to narrow it down to 30 recipes that you need to add to your dinner lineup right now. There are all kinds of pasta featured here, as well as toppings and sauces! Slow cooker, Instant Pot, casseroles, they are all here! I’ve added a handful of pasta salad recipes as well so you’re potluck-ready.
Pasta really is the best. It’s always my go-to cheat meal. Sauced up, loaded with veggies, topped with cheese, hot, cold – I can’t get enough! Without further ado, here is my list of 30 pasta recipes that you’re going to absolutely LOVE! I’ve thrown in a few recipes for gnocchi as well as tips and tricks for perfecting your pasta! Get a load of this goodness…
Perfecting Your Pasta
Keep in mind that each of these recipes in this pasta recipe roundup can easily be customized! Switch out for your favorite kind of pasta or sauce. Anything goes when it comes to pasta!
Start With the Pasta: The best pasta dishes always start with tender, al dente noodles! Looking to try something new? See my guide on making the perfect tagliatelle pasta here.
Make it Low-Carb: Now, I know what you’re thinking. The year just started and you’re trying to stick to your New Year’s resolution of eating healthier. You can make these recipes healthier by opting for zucchini noodles or protein-packed chickpea noodles!
Serve With: Now that you have entrée worked out, here are some tasty sides! Breadsticks are always a must. Try my copycat Olive Garden breadstick recipe here! I also have a great copycat recipe for their salad and Italian dressing.
Creamy Bacon Carbonara is a classic Italian creamy pasta. Bacon, mushrooms, and onions are cooked together and tossed in a cheesy, rich egg yolk sauce for an easy 30 minute meal! A quick and easy dinner that is made in minutes!
Ingredients: eggs, cream or heavy cream , parmesan, parsley , salt, red pepper flakes, bacon, mushrooms, small onion, pasta
California Spaghetti Salad is a delicious pasta salad filled with fresh veggies and covered in a zesty Italian dressing. With all those flavors and colors making one beautiful and tasty side dish, there is no doubt this will be the hit of your next gathering!
Ingredients: thin spaghetti,, cherry tomatoes,, cucumber,, red bell pepper,, red onion,, black olives,, Italian salad dressing, Parmesan cheese, sesame seeds, paprika, celery seed, garlic powder
Classic Baked Spaghetti is the delicious casserole version of the traditional pasta and meat sauce. With multiple layers of cheesy buttered noodles, melted mozzarella cheese, and onion beef sauce you'll want to make this a new family favorite.
Bolognese Gnocchi is everything that you would hope for in an amazing Italian dish! Flavorful, bold, and full of delightful texture, this tried and true recipe is something that will definitely get you a "WOW!" from your family and friends!
This Shrimp Pasta Salad is going to become your new go-to for summer picnics and potlucks. With tender bits of shrimp, fresh veggies, and the fact that it is so easy to put together and take on the go, it is quickly becoming one of my favorite recipes of the season!
Ingredients: rotini noodles, celery, red bell pepper, red onion, cooked salad shrimp, mayonnaise, Juice and zest of half a lemon, dill, salt and pepper to taste
The flavor of the sauce combined with alfredo and marinara was divine! The family loved it. This is definitely a keeper!
Ingredients: boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into super thin strips, garlic – minced, crushed red pepper flake, coarse black pepper, salt, olive oil, heavy cream, marinara sauce, peas, rigatoni noodles cooked al dente, butter, Sprinkle of fresh parmesan cheese and a pinch of red pepper flake for garnish.
This sausage pasta recipe with pumpkin sauce is an easy dish to make — it takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish.
Ingredients: olive oil, extra lean sausage, garlic, onion, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, chicken broth, canned pumpkin, heavy cream, ground nutmeg, Salt and pepper, penne pasta, Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Tuscan Pasta Salad is an easy pasta salad with sun dried tomatoes, peppers spinach, and olives tossed in a tangy dressing. This pasta salad is perfect for your next potluck!
Ingredients: bowtie pasta, jar sun-dried tomatoes in oil, red bell pepper, can sliced olives, spinach, basil, grated parmesan cheese, olive oil, white vinegar, water, salt, sugar, dry oregano, dry basil, garlic, black pepper to taste
For those nights when you need something fast and easy turn to 10 minute Instant Pot Spaghetti. Superbly seasoned beef and tender noodles all cook together in a delectable sauce and is ready in no time.
Ingredients: olive oil, ground beef, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, pepper, spaghetti noodles, marinara sauce, water
Crispy breaded chicken, angel hair pasta, and an amazing lemon garlic butter sauce combine to make this knockout chicken scampi. It's light, flavorful, and ready in less than 30 minutes!
Ingredients: angel hair pasta, Olive Oil, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, red onion, boneless chicken tenders, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, flour, butter plus one tablespoon, garlic cloves, white wine, juice of half a lemon, parsley, grated parmesan for serving
The link for the creamy pesto pasta is the slow cooker chicken parmesan.
Thank you for all these great recipes! Pasta is my favorite food in the world! I’m going to try each & every one! Great website!