24 Delicious & Easy Pasta Recipes
Pasta is everything you want and need in food. It can be healthy, or rich and indulgent – you can make a quick and easy weekday tagliatelle or a slow simmering ragù. Whatever your fancy, we have 22 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. Also, make sure you have these essential pasta tools at the ready. Once you’ve mastered making fresh pasta, try any one of these easy pasta recipes.
Traditional Easy Pasta Recipes
Now that you can make your own fresh pasta it’s time to get cracking. These easy pasta recipes are the iconic classic recipes we have come to love.
Fresh Tomato Marinara Sauce Pasta
Oh so simple, yet filled with the promise of flavour. Marinara sauce pasta will always be a favourite!
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 for 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 terms of flavour and texture. Pair up with a glass of your fav white wine and tuck in. Utterly heavenly!
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 beautiful rich velvet-like 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 and proves 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 the bowl.
Recipe for Roasted Red Pepper & Mussel Tagliatelle
Linguine With Kale Pesto & Salt Baked Beetroot
A wonderful winter vegetarian dish packed full of green goodness.
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. It is, however, made somewhat more decadent with the addition of a heavenly brown butter sauce.
Recipe for Beetroot Ravioli With Brown Butter & Poppy Seeds
Chicken Cappelletti Served With A Broth
Chicken noodle soup gets an Italian makeover with this cappelletti broth.
Recipe for Chicken Cappelletti Served With A Broth
This oxtail tortellini recipe served with sage burnt butter and parmesan is a scrumptious filled pasta, with a classic beurre noisette and sage sauce.
Recipe for Oxtail Tortellini
Beef Ravioli With Baby Marrow Pesto & Fresh Tomatoes
A mouth-watering 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-to-make pasta recipe. Pillowy gnocchi and a creamy basil sauce — what more could you want?
Gnocchi With Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Hazelnuts
A delicious and easy to make veggie pasta meal. A great way to welcome autumn flavours.
Recipe for Gnocchi With Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Hazelnuts
Ricotta Gnudi In A Garlic & Herb Sauce
This gnudi dish is light yet filling, perfect for the 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 variation.
Recipe for Pumpkin Gnocchi With Roasted Sausages
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