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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.
Crockpot Olive Garden Chicken With Pasta
3.93 from 67 votes
This Olive Garden crockpot chicken is to die for! The juicy and tender chicken cooked with some pasta is insanely delicious! Plus, it's super easy which is a total win-win!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Welcome to my kitchen! I am Alyssa Rivers and the food blogger behind The Recipe Critic. The blog launched in 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family. Each recipe is tried and true, family-tested and approved.