26 Delish & Easy Pasta Recipes
Pasta is everything you want and need in food. It can be healthy or rich and indulgent, whether you’re making a quick and easy weekday tagliatelle or a slow simmering ragù. Whatever you fancy, we have 26 deliciously easy pasta recipes.
Basic Homemade Pasta
First things first – if you have the time, we would recommend making your own fresh pasta. If you’re reading this, chances are you enjoy cooking, and we promise that making fresh pasta is easy and fun – maybe even have a pasta-making dinner party if you like. Also, make sure that you have these essential pasta tools at the ready. Once you’ve mastered making fresh pasta, try any one of these easy and delicious pasta recipes.
Traditional Easy Pasta Recipes
These easy pasta recipes are the iconic, classic staples we have come to love.
Fresh Tomato Marinara Sauce Pasta
Childhood pasta dreams are made of Bolognese; we can’t help but picture kids slurping away at this tasty, meaty tomato dish.
Recipe for Spaghetti Bolognese
Macaroni & Cheese
Another childhood classic! This mac and cheese recipe has been given an adult spin, with the addition of leeks.
Recipe for Macaroni & Cheese
There’s a reason Garfield had a love affair with this classic Italian dish, it’s pure comfort.
Recipe for Chicken Lasagne
Pork Ragù with Pappardelle
A meat ragù is one of those dishes that takes time to prepare, but the result is so worth it. This is basically love in a bowl.
Recipe for Pork Ragù with Pappardelle
Easy Pasta Recipes – Meet Asciutta
This style of dish is plain pasta tossed in a sauce. We love its quick, easy and generally healthy (yes, pasta can be healthy) style.
Marinated Wild Mushroom Pasta with Walnut Crumble
Extra virgin olive oil provides the base for the sauce in this dish, which is filled with earthy umami flavours.
Recipe for Marinated Wild Mushroom Pasta with Walnut Crumble
Green Olive, Caper & Herb Pasta with Crunchy Pangrattato
This bowl of pasta packs a punch in both flavour and texture. Pair it with a glass of your fave white wine and tuck in.
Recipe for Green Olive, Caper & Herb Pasta with Crunchy Pangrattato
Avocado Linguine with Parmesan Pangrattato
A really simple way to make a delicious pasta sauce using avocados.
Recipe for Avocado Linguine with Parmesan Pangrattato
Pappardelle With Cauliflower Purée
The cauliflower purée has a rich, velvety texture and the pappardelle captures it perfectly.
Recipe for Pappardelle with Cauliflower Purée
Aglio E Olio Linguine
This classic pasta dish is tossed only in olive oil, garlic and chilli – proving that a great meal can be had with just a few key ingredients.
Recipe for Aglio E Olio Linguine
Use only the freshest and ripest of plum tomatoes to get the most flavour in a short time.
Recipe for Garganelli Arrabiata
This dish is all about southern Italian cuisine. The Kalamata olives, anchovies and lemon zest pairing make this an irresistible dish!
Recipe for Sicilian-style Pasta
Roasted Red Pepper & Mussel Tagliatelle
This Roasted Red Pepper & Mussel Tagliatelle is a recipe for all seasons – simple to prepare, delivers big flavour and looks beautiful in a bowl.
Recipe for Roasted Red Pepper & Mussel Tagliatelle
Lemony Courgette & Chilli Spaghetti
A zesty and spicy pasta dish that’s as simple to make as it is delicious.
Recipe for Lemony Courgette & Chilli Spaghetti
This classic and tomatoey pasta is filled with anchovies and black olives. Divine!
Recipe for Spaghetti Puttanesca
Linguine with Kale Pesto & Salt Baked Beetroot
A wonderful vegetarian dish, packed with green goodness and beets.
Recipe for Linguine with Kale Pesto & Salt Baked Beetroot
Penne Pasta with Kale Pesto
If pasta were a baby that could be neatly folded up and loved, it would be these recipes. Feel free to adopt.
Beetroot Ravioli with Brown Butter & Poppy Seeds
This recipe is actually quite light for a pasta dish with an earthy beetroot and ricotta filling. Add a heavenly brown butter sauce to make it even more decadent.
Recipe for Beetroot Ravioli with Brown Butter & Poppy Seeds
Chicken Cappelletti with Broth
Chicken noodle soup gets an Italian makeover with this cappelletti broth.
Recipe for Chicken Cappelletti with Broth
This oxtail tortellini dish, served with sage burnt butter and Parmesan, is a scrumptious. Don’t forget the classic beurre noisette and sage sauce.
Recipe for Oxtail Tortellini
Beef Ravioli with Baby Marrow Pesto & Fresh Tomatoes
A mouthwatering pasta dish paired with tasty, fresh ingredients.
Recipe for Beef Ravioli with Baby Marrow Pesto & Fresh Tomatoes
Pasta pundits will argue that gnocchi isn’t technically a pasta, but it would have been a sin to leave out these recipes.
Gnocchi in a Creamy Basil Pasta Sauce
It doesn’t get saucier than this easy pasta recipe. Pillowy gnocchi in a creamy basil sauce – what more could you want?
Recipe for Gnocchi in a Creamy Basil Pasta Sauce
Slow Cooked Lamb Ragù with Gnocchi & Salsa Verde
The saucy lamb ragù, zesty salsa verde and perfectly cooked gnocchi make for a comforting bowl of pasta.
Ricotta Gnudi in a Garlic & Herb Sauce
This gnudi dish is light yet filling – perfect for enjoying during warmer months.
Recipe for Ricotta Gnudi in a Garlic & Herb Sauce
Pumpkin Gnocchi with Roasted Sausages
Not a fan of potato gnocchi? No problem, try this yummy pumpkin version.
Recipe for Pumpkin Gnocchi with Roasted Sausages
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