Quick & Easy Pasta Recipes

Shouldn't comfort food be quick and easy to prepare? One of the undeniable titans of the comfort label, find a selection of pasta salads, pasta dishes with vegetable, seafood, chicken, sauces, and more favorites with these quick and easy pasta recipes.

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One-Pan Pasta

Rating: 3.35 stars
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It's one of our most popular recipes and for good reason. This is our original one-pot pasta recipe, inspired by a dish one of our food editors ate in Puglia, Italy. All the ingredients cook together in a straight-sided skillet, you don’t even need to boil water first—and it's on the table in just 20 minutes.

Turmeric-Ginger Chicken Soup

If you need to get dinner on the table fast but you're tight on time, you can make this restorative, immunity-boosting soup with store-bought broth and rotisserie chicken.

Pasta Carbonara

Rating: 3.37 stars
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If you can boil water, then making pasta carbonara is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. A quick dinner made from six everyday kitchen staples, carbonara is a comfort food standby in Italian kitchens for good reason. As the spaghetti cooks, you'll crisp up some pancetta in a skillet, whisk together eggs and cream on the side, and then toss it all together with and grated Parmesan to create a silky, creamy pasta that is perfect for any day of the week.
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Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

Rating: 3.53 stars
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This mouthwatering Italian recipe for gnocchi with tomato sauce was adapted from Martha Stewart Living, February 2004.

Shortcut Italian Wedding Soup

A Parmesan rind is the powerhouse ingredient behind this fast, flavorful version of the classic soup.

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Rating: 3.51 stars
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Capture the pure taste of summer with this pasta. The secret: using raw, fresh tomatoes that have never seen the inside of a refrigerator for the tomato sauce. Recipe copyright 2012 by Eugenia Bone.

Crunchy Ramen Snack Mix

Rating: 3.11 stars
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This spicy snack mix features toasted ramen noodles, nuts, cornflakes and freeze-dried peas.

Easy Spaghetti and Meatballs

Rating: 3.58 stars
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No pasta's more iconic than spaghetti and meatballs, and now, it's a breeze to make -- the meatballs simmer right in the sauce.

Lemony Pasta with Goat Cheese and Spinach

Rating: 3.7 stars
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This is one of the quickest, most efficient suppers on the planet. Creamy goat cheese makes its own sauce, but it needs the fresh brightness of lemon to really pop.

Corn Chowder with Zucchini and Orzo

Rating: 3.61 stars
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This hearty fresh corn soup doesn't take long to make and it can be your main course.

Linguine with Lemon-Cream Sauce

Rating: 3.68 stars
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This quickly made pasta dish relies on the tang of lemons with the richness of cream sauce for its flavor.

One-Pot Pasta with Broccoli and Lemon

Less is more in this quick and easy weeknight dinner. It calls for just five main ingredients (penne, broccoli, garlic, lemon, and Parmesan) and requires minimal cleanup.
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Inspiration and Ideas

14 Fall Pasta Recipes That Make Perfect Weeknight Dinners
As much as we love classic spaghetti with meat sauce, sometimes you just need to switch things up. That's why we've gathered together 31 delicious recipes inspired by favorite pastas from Barilla. From skillet orzo and baked shells to ravioli salad and our ultimate one-pan pasta, there's a lot to enjoy here -- many dinners to come.
Quick, Easy, and Delicious Pasta Recipes Ideal for Weeknight Dinners
When you need a comforting meal but don't have a lot of time, whip up one of these fast pasta recipes. All can be made in 45 minutes or less.

Chow Mein

This Chinese-American restaurant staple pairs crispy fried noodles with chicken and vegetables stir-fried in a thick brown sauce. This family-friendly dinner couldn't be easier to make.