10 Easy Pasta Recipes

Take it beyond the same old clam sauce with big-flavor seafood-and-pasta duos.

Shrimp Scampi Linguine

Photo: Luca Trovato, Recipe: David Bonom and Marge Perry

Shrimp Scampi Linguine

A dash of red pepper adds a bit of heat for an exciting version of this classic recipe.

Shrimp Lasagna with Creamy Tomato Sauce

Photo: Luca Trovato, Recipe: David Bonom and Marge Perry

Shrimp Lasagna with Creamy Tomato Sauce

Want to make this seafood lover's dream-come-true dish even more spectacular? Substitute chopped fresh lobster for half the shrimp.

Pappardelle with Salmon and Peas in Pesto Cream Sauce

Photo: Luca Trovato, Recipe: David Bonom and Marge Perry

Pappardelle with Salmon and Peas in Pesto Cream Sauce

Using your favorite prepared pesto makes cooking this luscious cream sauce easy.

Seared Scallop Gemelli with Asparagus, Snap Peas, and Pecorino

Photo: Luca Trovato, Recipe: David Bonom and Marge Perry

Seared Scallop Gemelli with Asparagus, Snap Peas, and Pecorino

The twisted shape of the gemelli makes it the perfect pairing for the chunky vegetables and scallops.

Italian Tuna with Bow Ties, Black Pepper, and Olive Oil

Photo: Luca Trovato, Recipe: David Bonom and Marge Perry

Italian Tuna with Bow Ties, Black Pepper, and Olive Oil

Farfalle comes from an Italian word meaning "butterfly," but we know (and love) this popular shape as bow tie.

Lemony Tuna Noodle Casserole

Photo: Jennifer Davick

Lemony Tuna Noodle Casserole

It all starts with the right canned tuna. Buy sustainable, dolphin-safe tuna, and look for “chunk white” or “chunk light” on the label.

Shrimp and Brie Linguine

Photo: Howard L. Puckett, Recipe: Julia Rutland

Shrimp and Brie Linguine

This recipe is easy on the wallet—just $4 per serving—and easy on your kitchen, since it only requires one bowl and one pot.

Fresh Pasta and Zucchini with Ricotta Salata

Photo: Jennifer Davick, Recipe: Jackie Mills, R.D.

Fresh Pasta and Zucchini with Ricotta Salata

Fresh pasta cooks in less than half the time as dried pasta. Look for unflavored varieties or the spinach version in the deli section of your market. Ricotta salata is a variation of ricotta cheese that is salted, pressed, and dried. It can be sliced or grated. If it's unavailable, try feta cheese but be sure to decrease the added salt.

Pasta with Caramelized Onions, Tomatoes, Parsley, and Olives

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner, Recipe: Marge Perry and David Bonom

Pasta with Caramelized Onions, Tomatoes, Parsley, and Olives

Flavorful feta cheese, fresh olives, and seasoned tomatoes take ordinary penne pasta to the next level.

Linguine with Turkey, Basil, and Creme Fraiche

Photo: David Hillegas, Recipe: Caroline Wright

Linguine with Turkey, Basil, and Crème Fraîche

The creamy sauce and the bright flavors of lemon and basil make this recipe delicious and versatile. Try it with rotisserie chicken, too.

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