Who on Earth does not love pasta? Anyone who says they don’t is not to be trusted. Pasta is wonderful food, truly one of life’s culinary pleasures whether the sky is grey and gloomy or cloudless and shining with sun. Boiled or baked, made by hand or cooked from a box, with jarred marinara or covered with your grandma’s red sauce, it is always a perfect time for pasta — a classically simple and humble food that is incredibly versatile and can be made to please any number of appetites.
We reached out to our Culinary Content Network of food bloggers and asked them which pasta recipes they love the most. Pasta is perfect for speedy lunches and easy dinners as well as for show-stopping dinner party dishes.
From spaghetti, penne, and ravioli to Chinese pork noodles, Thai peanut noodles, and Spanish fideos, the world is filled with an array of truly delectable pasta recipes and we decided not to limit this list to a strictly Italian definition of pasta. Rather, for this roundup, we embrace all things doughy and noodle-y in this list of perfectly delicious pasta recipes for all occasions that are sure to satisfy all of your carb-y needs!
Creamy and delicious, this recipe from Cooking on the Ranch is a simple yet wonderful way to enjoy some fresh spring ingredients.
This one-pot recipe from Food in Jars is easy to make and delicious to eat being hearty, comforting and bright all at once!
Pasta doesn’t necessarily mean Italian cuisine. These Chinese minced pork noodles by Grits and Chopsticks are an absolutely delicious and easy weeknight staple to keep up your sleeve.
Fideos is a Spanish pasta dish that involves baking angel hair pasta before adding all sorts of delicious things, like mussels and chorizo, to the pot and cooking everything together. This recipe from The Rose Table is guaranteed to delight your taste buds with wonderful Spanish flavors!
Four-cheese ravioli? Say no more! This recipe from Living the Gourmet, with homemade pasta and a filling that is loaded with mozzarella, Asiago, ricotta, and Parmesan cheese will have everyone at the table clamoring for more.
This dish from Of Batter and Dough that features quinoa pasta that is smothered with a cheesy butternut squash sauce, flecked with bacon, and then topped with fried sage. Gluten-lovers and gluten-avoiders alike will love this.
Make your own silky ribbons of pasta for this recipe by Cherry on My Sundae and then top them with a tasty and unusual corn pesto and finish the whole thing off with more corn and a smattering of bacon.
Spice up your mac and cheese with this version from Tasty Ever After that gets its wonderful kick from Jamaican jerk bacon and Pepper jack cheese.
Homemade pasta (in this case delicious, chewy fettuccine) can seriously take your pasta game to the next level. This recipe from Mango Tomato is a simple and mouthwatering way to dress your homemade noodles.
Carbonara is a great indulgent dish that is super-easy to make. This recipe from Platter Talk is no exception, with creamy, eggy, cheesy, and bacon-studded sauce that will have diners begging for seconds! The best news of all? This dish comes together in the time it takes the spaghetti to cook! Hurrah!
Elegant, visually stunning, and delicious, these jewel-green gnocchi from Coley Cooks are a great dish to make for any dinner party.
You can’t have a perfectly delicious pasta roundup without spaghetti and meatballs, right? It’s a truly iconic comfort food dish! This recipe from Le Moine Family Kitchen is a perfect weekend recipe to make and pairs wonderfully with garlic bread!
There’s always enough time to make these 15-minute Thai peanut noodles from My Suburban Kitchen! This dish is full of great flavors from sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sriracha, not to mention peanut butter, honey, ginger, and garlic — perfect for a satisfying weekday lunch.
Here a great recipe from The Harried Housewife that will take you back to your childhood in the most comforting and delicious way! It uses just eight ingredients and makes great use of a magical pasta shape — wagon wheels, just one of the many wonderful and whimsical pasta shapes featured in the ultimate guide to pasta shapes!
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