If you are craving pasta for dinner, but want something unique, look no further! These Easy Pasta Recipes are sure to get dinner on the table as quickly as possible. Don’t worry, not only are they easy but they are full of flavor!
Tired of figuring out something to make for dinner? Need something fast, flavorful that will make the whole family happy? Look no further than creamy, cheesy pasta!! I always know if I make a pasta dish my kids will gobble it up.
Pastas a go to in our house when we’re trying to get dinner on the table fast. I typically make up my sauce or sauté veggies while my pasta is boiling. When the pastas done toss in your sauce and voila dinner is served! It could not be easier! I like to serve pasta with a side salad or a veggie. You could also serve it with your favorite protein!
More of a low carb person or gluten free? Try replacing any of these pastas with your favorite gluten free alternative. You could also give my zucchini spaghetti recipe a try instead!
Easy Pasta Recipes
Lighter Fettuccine Alfredo
Rich and Creamy Lighter Fettuccine Alfredo. Made with chicken stock, 1% milk and parmesan cheese. No heavy cream or butter is used in this recipe! Only 500 calories a serving and tastes just as good as the original!
This Pasta Carbonara features spaghetti noodles, a thick and creamy egg sauce with crispy bacon, and parmesan cheese. The best part is that it only takes 20 minutes to make!
Pasta with Vodka Sauce
This Pasta with Vodka Sauce is rich, creamy and loaded with flavor! Best of all this dish is ready in under 15 minutes! In the time it takes to boil your pasta, your sauce will be ready! This recipe is the perfect meal for a busy weeknight!
Cajun Chicken Pasta Bake
This Cajun Chicken Pasta Bake is the best kind of comfort food. Blackened chicken breast is tossed with creamy Alfredo pasta, then baked in the oven and topped with a thick layer of parmesan and cheddar cheese.
Walnut Pesto Pasta
Instead of pine nuts, this Walnut Pesto Pasta has walnuts and a savory pesto sauce. It is light, healthy, and perfect for summertime!
Chicken Pot Pie Pasta
This chicken pot pie but much easier to make and eat! This Chicken Pot Pie Pasta features all the flavors you love in an easy to make meal.
Pasta with Garlic and Oil
Talk about easy! This Pasta with Garlic and Oil is the easiest recipe. It is also very satisfying and perfect for picky eaters!
Instant Pot Spaghetti
Ready in less than 30 minutes, this Instant Pot Spaghetti is super easy! The entire recipe is cooked in the instant pot – the pasta AND the meat sauce meaning less clean up later. This Instant Pot pasta recipe is perfect for busy families!
One Pan Mexican Pasta
Loaded with vegetables and protein, this 30 minute One Pan Mexican Pasta takes tasty Mexican flavors and puts them into pasta form!
Penne ALla Vodka with Sun dried Tomatoes
A classic vodka sauce with bright sun dried tomatoes comprise this Penne Alla Vodka with Sun Dried Tomatoes Recipe. This is truly the ultimate comfort food and can be made in just 40 minutes.
Crockpot Chicken Alfredo
I couldn’t make a list of pasta recipes without Chicken Alfredo making the cut. Although this one takes longer since it is in the crockpot, that doesn’t mean it is difficult. I love a good crockpot recipe and this one is one you just have to try!
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Most of the effort that goes into this Macaroni and Cheese is actually just getting it into the oven. Once it is in the oven you can relax and know that you’re about to have a delicious meal! Give this one a try for a classic and comforting easy pasta recipe.
Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese
If you love buffalo sauce as much as me, you have to give this Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese a try. It is cheesy and spicy and will have the whole family asking for seconds!
Lemon Asparagus Pasta
This bright, veggie packed pasta is perfect for summertime. Lemon Asparagus Pasta is made with just a few ingredients and will be done in no time!
Creamy Mushroom Carbonara
Clocking in at only 30 minutes, this easy, vegetarian take on carbonara is still as delicious as the original. Instead of cooking bacon, cook up some mushrooms for this easy Creamy Mushroom Carbonara!
What to Serve with Easy Pasta Recipes
Pasta goes great on it’s own, but sometimes you need some vegetables on the side to balance out the rich carbohydrates! Try some of these favorites:
- Italian Chopped Salad
- Grilled BLT Wedge Salad
- Chopped Kale Quinoa and Avocado Salad
- Air Fryer Vegetables
- Broccoli Bacon Salad
More Easy Pasta Recipes to Try!
- Mexican Stuffed Shells
- 15 Minute Vodka Sauce
- Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup
- Vegetarian Lasagna
- Instant Pot Spaghetti