Easy Pasta Recipes

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!

collage of easy pasta dinner recipes

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!

skinny lightened up fettuccini Alfredo in large skillet with tongs

Pasta Carbonara

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!

 

Spaghetti pasta with bacon and parmesan with tongs.

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!

easy pasta recipe with vodka sauce

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.

cajun chicken alfredo in casserole baking dish

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!

Pasta in a silver pan with tomatoes and basil and tongs.

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 peas and carrots in a white bowl with a fork.

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!

Pasta in a white bowl with a fork.

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!

Two white bowls of mexican pasta with a fork.

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.

Pasta in a white bowl with a fork.

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!

Noodles with a white sauce in a slow cooker being scooped with a spoon.

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.

Macaroni and cheese in a white baking pan with wooden spoon.

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!

Two while bowls filled with noodles and a spoon on the side.

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!

Upclose shot of noodles with asparagus in a silver pan.

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!

Top view of noodles with mushrooms in a pan with tongs.

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:

More Easy Pasta Recipes to Try!

 

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