Pasta is the best use of carbs! I’ve rounded up 30 of my favorite recipes that are sure to be a hit with your family! Whether you’re wanting something cheesy, saucy, meaty, or something in between, there’s a recipe for every craving! This pasta recipe roundup is definitely one to come back to time and time again.
I’m drooling just looking at all of these pasta recipes. They make the perfect hearty meal! To start you off, this quick and easy Instant Pot spaghetti is always a hit, as well as my reader-favorite Olive Garden chicken with pasta!
30 Must-Make Pasta Recipes
If you’re wanting a dinner that everyone loves and that easily feeds a crowd, pasta is the way to go. (Is it just me, or does anyone else make enough spaghetti to feed an army?) I have more pasta recipes on the blog than I can count. Somehow I managed to narrow it down to 30 recipes that you need to add to your dinner lineup right now. There are all kinds of pasta featured here, as well as toppings and sauces! Slow cooker, Instant Pot, casseroles, they are all here! I’ve added a handful of pasta salad recipes as well so you’re potluck-ready.
Pasta really is the best. It’s always my go-to cheat meal. Sauced up, loaded with veggies, topped with cheese, hot, cold – I can’t get enough! Without further ado, here is my list of 30 pasta recipes that you’re going to absolutely LOVE! I’ve thrown in a few recipes for gnocchi as well as tips and tricks for perfecting your pasta! Get a load of this goodness…
Perfecting Your Pasta
Keep in mind that each of these recipes in this pasta recipe roundup can easily be customized! Switch out for your favorite kind of pasta or sauce. Anything goes when it comes to pasta!
- Start With the Pasta: The best pasta dishes always start with tender, al dente noodles! Looking to try something new? See my guide on making the perfect tagliatelle pasta here.
- Make it Low-Carb: Now, I know what you’re thinking. The year just started and you’re trying to stick to your New Year’s resolution of eating healthier. You can make these recipes healthier by opting for zucchini noodles or protein-packed chickpea noodles!
- Swap the Sauce: Feel free to swap out the sauce in these recipes for your favorite kind! I’m always an advocate for making pasta sauce from scratch. It just tastes better! Need some inspo? My homemade alfredo sauce is one of the most popular recipes on the blog! It’s SO delicious and super easy to make. This Bolognese sauce, lobster ravioli sauce, and basil pesto sauce are a few more great options. You also can’t go wrong with meaty, homemade spaghetti sauce!
- Serve With: Now that you have entrée worked out, here are some tasty sides! Breadsticks are always a must. Try my copycat Olive Garden breadstick recipe here! I also have a great copycat recipe for their salad and Italian dressing.
Salt And Pepper (to taste)
, Parmesan Cheese , Mozzarella Or Monterey Jack Cheese , Low Sodium Chicken Broth , Baby Spinach, Artichoke Hearts , Penne, Italian Panko Breadcrumbs,
Crushed Red Pepper (to taste)