21 Easy Pasta Recipes
Take it beyond the same old clam sauce with big-flavor seafood-and-pasta duos.
A dash of red pepper adds a bit of heat for an exciting version of this classic recipe.
- Recipe: Shrimp Scampi Linguine
Spaghetti night just got an upgrade. When tossed with pasta and savory stock, uni melts into a creamy carbonara sauce with a texture as velvety as custard. Bucatini has a hollow center—think of it like a straw made of spaghetti—whch captures sauce for more uni goodness in each bite.
What is uni? The foie gras of the sea: rich, buttery, and meltingly smooth.
Recipe: Smoky Uni Carbonara
The twisted shape of the gemelli makes it the perfect pairing for the chunky vegetables and scallops.
Farfalle comes from an Italian word meaning "butterfly," but we know (and love) this popular shape as bow tie.
Pad Thai has never been easier to prepare at home. And our recipe for Pad Thai leaves you craving for more.
Using your favorite prepared pesto makes cooking this luscious cream sauce easy.
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.
With briny chunks of fresh lobster and nutty Gruyere cheese, this childhood favorite is all grown up.
Two types of cheese make this pasta recipe especially delicious.
- Recipe: Crab Mac 'n' Cheese
Besides being an easy and delicious meal you’d be proud to serve company, the best thing about this dish is that it’s so quick―boiling water for the noodles is the most time-consuming part. Leftovers make a tasty cold noodle salad.
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.
- Recipe: Shrimp and Brie Linguine
Flavorful feta cheese, fresh olives, and seasoned tomatoes take ordinary penne pasta to the next level.
The creamy sauce and the bright flavors of lemon and basil make this recipe delicious and versatile. Try it with rotisserie chicken, too.
Pasta with Arugula Pesto takes on a peppery flavor as arugula replaces basil in the sauce. This pasta dish is perfect for weeknights as it's ready in less than 25 minutes.
Recipe: Pasta with Arugula Pesto
Pour this simple sauce over any pasta for a quick anytime meal. Top with cheese, pine nuts, and black pepper, if desired.
- Recipe: Easy Cherry Tomato Pasta Sauce
Simple and delicious, this recipe is perfect with a simple salad and a glass of red.
A tasty way to eat your vegetables, this delicious recipe gets a taste of sweetness from currants.
This healthy recipe calls for carrots, zucchini, squash, and green beans, but you can utilize any veggie that's fresh from the garden.
- Recipe: Grilled Vegetable Primavera
This recipe debunks the myth that seafood and cheese don’t belong together. The richness of the lobster marries well with the zesty Cheddar and mellow Gruyère.
- Recipe: Lobster Mac and Cheese
It all starts with the right canned tuna. Buy sustainable, dolphin-safe tuna, and look for “chunk white” or “chunk light” on the label.
- Recipe: Lemony Tuna Noodle Casserole
Want to make this seafood lover's dream-come-true dish even more spectacular? Substitute chopped fresh lobster for half the shrimp.