30+ Best Pasta Recipes
Looking for great pasta recipes? If you love pasta and you love noodles, you’re absolutely in the right place. These are the best pasta recipes on 101 Cookbooks.
Everything I know about making homemade pasta. Four ingredients! If you have flour, two eggs, a splash of olive oil, and a bit of salt, you can do it right now. We make this all the time and this dough is simple to work with and made from basic pantry ingredients.
Ravioli salads are the best! Plump raviolis tossed with toasted hazelnuts, lemony chard, and caramelized onions are at the heart of this ravioli salad recipe. I typically use pumpkin ravioli here. The colorful platter is finished off with a dusting of cheese, snipped chives, and lemon zest.
If you (or your kids) find yourself craving classic box mac & cheese, this is how to make an amazing homemade version. The recipe starts by showing you how to create four cups of a green chile-spiked mac & cheese powder. Enough to use for four nights of mac & cheese (each serving 4). Use one cup of the homemade powder for each pot of mac & cheese. It tastes just like the commercial version, but better. This recipe is part of a collection of make-ahead, meal prep recipes we take out on road trips and camping.
If you have an endless supply of zucchini right now, this is your recipe. A simple, garlic-boosted pasta, it uses two pounds of zucchini, and is endlessly adaptable. I also love this topped with pan-fried capers.
Toasted walnuts pounded with garlic into a creamy sauce make this pasta easy and exceptional. If you have dried pasta, a few cloves of garlic, walnuts, and black pepper you can make this. The other ingredients – lemon zest, a bit of grated cheese, a finishing cascade of breadcrumbs and herbs are encouraged, but not essential. One of my very favorite pasta recipes!
From the Pasta Grannies series, this is a simple pasta with a special sauce made from a quick puree of sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, parsley, and garlic. It’s fast, strong, adaptable, and doesn’t disappoint.
Everyone needs a go-to lasagna recipe. A great one. This is a true weeknight lasagna. No pre-cooking pasta sauce, no pre-cooking noodles. You, literally, stir the first five ingredients together into a vibrant crushed tomato sauce, and start layering.
Make this stroganoff your dinner tonight, seriously! Made with caraway-spiked vodka, and a hearty mushroom base, you get all of what you love about mushroom stroganoff, without the all the butter and cream.
So good! If you’re looking for one of these pasta recipes to try, this is it. An updated take on weeknight spaghetti. It’s basically spaghetti combined with skillet blistered cherry tomatoes and broccoli. Tossed with mint, cashews, chiles, and Parmesan. I recently made this using penne pasta and it was equally tasty.
Pasta salad extraordinaire – tomatoes & pasta in an A+ one-bowl meal. Whole-grain pasta, baby kale, basil, and the best tomatoes you can get your hands on, with a generous drizzle of strong harissa dressing.
A perfect one-pot meal. Noodles, tofu, and broccoli boiled in one pot, drained, tossed with splashes of olive oil and ponzu, plus a generous showering of everything bagel seasoning to finish it all off.
Chili, beer, and elbow pasta. I know of no other dinner that takes less effort than the Instant Pot version of this. It’s literally for nights when take-out takes too long, and is too much effort. Seriously.
One-pot meals are the savior of weeknight cooking, and this pasta is a go-to. It’s pasta and lentils simmered in crushed tomatoes, finished with lots of chopped kale, saffron, swirls of tahini and chopped almonds.
A twist on a favorite pasta recipe from Super Natural Simple. Light and bright with assertive jolts of lemon zest and cayenne, plus a bit of crunch from sesame seeds, this version was made with Spinach pasta, but can be made with a whole range of noodles. Grab the recipe on this page, just below!
I hope at least a few of these pasta recipes strike a chord with you! And if you’re looking for pasta sauce inspiration, this is my forever favorite pesto recipe, and this is my favorite tomato sauce recipe.