50 Quick, Easy & Delicious Pasta Recipes

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50 Quick & Easy Recipes

Quick and easy pasta recipes are my favorite! Seriously. There is something beautiful, comforting and satisfying about a nice big bowl of pasta. There are so many ways to prepare pasta. I could eat it just about every night of the week! Don’t forget that there is more than just the plain-jane spaghetti to have in your arsenal of fast and delicious pasta recipes. Our family has several favorites and we are always looking for new and creative pasta dishes. These are some of our favorites. You are going to love them all!

1. Pasta with Broccoli Simple pasta recipes can be so amazing. This one is perfect for a quick meal on a busy night. Recipe

2. One Pot Pasta Bolognese One pot to clean and an amazing dinner! Recipe

3. Asparagus Pasta with Pine Nuts and Sun-dried Tomatoes The perfect meal for the Asparagus lover. Recipe

4. One Pot Spicy Mac & Cheese Your favorite comfort food kicked up a notch. Recipe 

5. Tortellini Pasta Salad The perfect picnic salad or weeknight dinner. Extremely popular! Recipe

6. Cheesy One Pot Pasta with Parmesan and Pine Nuts A one-pot dinner that will give you the most creamy and delicious pasta. Recipe

7. Creamy Tomato and Spinach Pasta A bit of cream cheese sets this pasta apart and enhances the tomato and spinach flavors. Recipe

8. One Pot Creamy Spaghetti Creamy one-pot pasta that you will make over and over again. Recipe

9. Parmesan Garlic Noodles The perfect side-dish for just about any meal. Recipe

10. Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti An economical filling meal for the whole family. Recipe

11. Simple Sesame Noodles An easy and quick Asian noodle dish. Recipe

12. The Easiest Mac and Cheese Whip up this yummy mac & cheese from scratch and you will never use a box mix again. Recipe

13. Quick and Easy Bucatini al-l’Amatriciana A bacon-based sauce, ready in 3o minutes and tastes like you have been cooking all day. Recipe

14. 30-Minute Skillet Lasagna A quick stovetop variation with the delicious flavors of the layers of Lasagna. Recipe

15. Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta In just 20 minutes you will have a delicious and flavorful shrimp dish on the table. Recipe

16. 20-Minutes Cheesy Veggie Pasta Bake Bring your family to the table with this veggie-packed pasta. Recipe

17. Kale and Feta One Pot Pasta A healthy and quick one-pot pasta. Recipe

18. One Pot Indian Style Masala Pasta An Indian twist on pasta. Recipe

19. Grilled Shrimp with Pasta and Pesto Tossed pasta with pesto and chili-garlic shrimp grilled to perfection. Recipe

20. 15-Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta 15 minutes for a quick and healthy pasta dish to be on the table. Recipe

21. Easy Goulash The classic Go-To pasta dish we all grew up on. Recipe

22. Quick and Easy Pad Thai No need to get take-out. This recipe is amazing. Recipe

23. Spicy Sriracha Shrimp and Zucchini Low Mein Make your favorite Lo Mein noodles at home. Recipe

24. White Wine Pasta Sauce Perfect with chicken, seafood or veggies. Recipe

25. Light and Easy Pasta Primavera A lighter version of the classic veggie and cream pasta. Recipe

26. Slow Cooker Enchilada Orzo Throw everything in a crockpot and your done! Recipe

27. Linguini with Garlicky Bread Crumbs A quick garlic pasta that becomes the perfect side dish. Recipe

28. One Pot Chili Mac The perfect pasta dish for a cool evening. Recipe

29. Chicken Yakisoba A Japanese noodle dish loaded with veggies and great flavors. Recipe

30. Easy Greek Pasta Salad This delicious salad will last for a few days in the fridge if you can resist it. Recipe

31. Quick and Easy Tuna Pasta A healthy and fast pasta dish that will leave you full and satisfied. Recipe

32. Creamy Spinach Tomato Tortellini The perfect blend of fresh flavors and cream. Recipe

33. Cajun Chicken Alfredo Kick up your Alfredo with spicy Cajun flavors. Recipe

34. 30-Minute Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta Chunks of ham and chicken throughout the pasta with a creamy sauce and swiss cheese and bread crumb crust. Recipe

35. Skillet Italian Sausage and Peppers with Whole-Wheat Penne A well-rounded meal capable of feeding the whole family from one skillet. Recipe

36. Ground Beef Stroganoff A quick and economical dinner with a fast cooking time. Recipe

37. One-Pot Caprese Pasta Another one-pot dinner that will have you craving for more. Recipe

38. Baked Spaghetti A change-up from the typical Spaghetti dinner. Recipe

39. Cajun Sausage and Pasta Skillet A perfect option for the evenings you don’t feel like turning on the oven. Recipe

40. Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce A very basic pasta recipe that will keep you coming back for more. Recipe

41. 5-Ingredient Pasta Salad Just 5 ingredients is all it takes to make this amazing salad. Recipe

42. Easy Lo Mein Classic take-out food in just 15 minutes. Recipe

43. Super Easy Macaroni Salad Easy on the budget and huge on flavor. Recipe

44. Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo Cheesy, creamy, red pepper sauce over a huge tangle of pastas. What could be better? Recipe

45. Mandarin Pasta Spinach Salad with Teriyaki Dressing When you are looking to shake things up in your life, make this fun and amazing salad. Recipe

46. Mexican Summer Salad A fabulous salad that comes from your pantry staples. Recipe

47. One-Pan Veggie Fajita Pasta Fresh veggies and pasta with amazing fajita flavors. Recipe

48. Creamy Broccoli Chicken Shells and Cheese A lighter mac and cheese loaded with broccoli. Recipe

49. Pizza Pasta Salad A cold pasta salad with your favorite flavors of pizza. Recipe

50. Easy Lemon Chicken Piccata A fresh tasting pasta dish no longer reserved for just eating at restaurants. Recipe

What is your favorite Pasta Dish? 

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


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