Ahhh, ‘tis finally the most fabulous season of fall, with grey, drizzly days and leaves turning from green to crimson, orange, yellow, and every shade in between. Pasta is something that could and should be eaten all year long. In the summer, you want something light that won’t weight you down, but as the days get shorter and the winds get brisker, you might begin to crave something a bit more substantial.
Bucatini, rigatoni, spaghetti, manicotti, penne, gnocchi, tagliatelle — we have recipes for all of your favorite pasta shapes; whether you fancy long noodles or short tubes, we have something delicious for you to make! These recipes are cozy, warm, and comforting, some require time in the kitchen while other can be on the table in a flash (perfect for a speedy weeknight dinner that everyone will love), and all of them are delicious. Click on to discover our 30 fabulous pasta dishes for fall and make something wonderful today!
This classic Italian dish is simple but oh so delicious. Featuring guanciale (cured pork jowl) for a delectable savory flavor that is balanced by salty pecorino and acidic tomato sauce, this is a perfect dish to make when the leaves are turning.
Here’s a healthy recipe that feels rich and decadent. Ricotta adds a lovely creaminess, while kale, butternut squash, and sage add all of the flavors of fall.
Does it get much better than a plateful of cheesy, béchamel-covered layers of pasta? This vegetarian lasagna is hearty, comforting, and wonderfully earthy.
The weather has cooled and we can finally turn on our ovens, so here’s a perfect dish to make for an easy, no-fuss dinner that will satisfy a crowd.
It doesn’t get much more autumnal than this meat-free pasta recipe. It’s so creamy and satisfying, you’ll probably forget its vegan!
This unusual pasta uses bold flavored ingredients like sundried tomatoes, capers, red pepper flakes, and tarragon to transform the humble cauliflower into something hearty and delicious.
The sweetness of butternut squash is offset by mushrooms and kale. Aleppo pepper adds a gentle heat to warm you up on even the most blustery autumn evening.
Inject some light, airy greenness into the muted tones of fall.
Here’s a mac and cheese recipe that is elegant enough to serve at dinner parties! Make it ahead of time and you won’t have to spend your evening rushing in and out of the kitchen.
Lighten your traditional Bolognese with a few mushrooms! If you’re short on time, this is a great sauce to make — it can be ready in just an hour.
People often forget that orzo is in fact pasta. This one-pot recipe is the epitome of comfort food and won’t result in a kitchen sink full of dirty dishes.
This recipe substitutes ground lamb for more traditional ground beef. Give it a go and see what you think!
Keep this recipe up your sleeve and whip it out when you need to get dinner on the table quickly. Everything comes together in the time it takes to cook the pasta — perfect for any hectic weeknight.
Boscaiola means “in the style of the woodsman,” but you can judge the woodiness of this dish for yourself. Broad ribbon-like noodles, meaty mushrooms, and sharp pecorino cheese — whether Italian lumberjacks ate this or not, it’s an unarguably delicious dish.
The bold flavors of bitter radicchio and smoky speck are muted and tamed with heavy cream for a wonderful, simple and satisfying recipe you must make this autumn.
This is the sauce to make on those lazy weekend days when you want to spend time cooking slowly, coaxing flavor from a pot and creating something rich and indulgent. Make a big batch of this on your day off and store extra sauce in the freezer so you can enjoy a hearty bowl of pasta Bolognese any day of the week.
Don’t be put off by the anchovies; they add a wonderful hit of umami to this dish, without adding any kind of fishy flavor.
Turn a traditional Thanksgiving side into an easy weeknight meal.
This dish is creamy and comforting, with a delicate squash flavor accentuated by sharp Parmesan and bright parsley.
The black trumpet mushrooms and kale give this dish a warm, rustic feel. If you can’t find black trumpets, feel free to substitute whatever mushrooms you like best.
Brighten up any dreary, drizzly fall day with this sharp, lemony, shrimp pasta. You won’t believe how easy this delicious recipe is to make!
Honestly, spaghetti carbonara is a perfect dish all year round. It’s creamy, savory, and definitely a recipe you should have in your repertoire.
Spaghetti with tomato sauce is the best simple recipe you can make, the ultimate in last-minute delicious dining. It’s tangy, it’s sweet, and with a drizzle of olive oil and a shower of grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, it’s pretty unbeatable.
This dish is perfect for a quick dinner. With zucchini that is simultaneously crispy and soft and sharp, salty pecorino romano, you can’t possibly go wrong!
These sweet potato gnocchi are a nice alternative to their Idaho potato cousins. Pair these bright jewel-like dumplings with a simple sauce of butter and fried sage.
This citrus sauce uses both orange and lemon peel to infuse the cream sauce with bright floral notes that will bring a little bit of summer sunshine into your fall kitchen.
Why use one cheese when you could use three? This recipe uses Gruyère, Cheddar, and Parmesan for a perfect balance of cheesy decadence, but honestly, you could use your favorite cheeses instead and end up with an equally wonderful result.
These stuffed shells are perfect for those days when you have a hankering for lasagna, but don’t have the time or energy. They hit all the marks with their cheesy, tomatoey, bubbling deliciousness.
Most of the ingredients (all but one) in this recipe are pantry staples, which means you can throw this tasty meal together without having make a dash to your local supermarket. This is just one of the many recipes we can't wait to cook this fall!