31 Days of Pasta -- Just Because!
Squash Lasagna with Spinach
Layered with sweet, nutty kombucha squash and spinach plus a rich Gruyere and creamy ricotta cheese filling, this lasagna is just right for sweater weather.
Minimal prep with maximum flavor? Yes, please. This fan-favorite linguine recipe is sure to become your weeknight dinner go-to.
Lemony Orzo with Tuna
Orzo deserves more love. If you're new to this rice-shaped pasta, try this easy one-step meal that's on the table in just 15 minutes.
Test Kitchen's Favorite Mac and Cheese
They tried a lot of creamy, cheesy pasta possibilities to develop this definitive recipe. Our food editors' pick is APC (American, Parmesan, and Cheddar), we say it's the ultimate.
Spaghetti with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon
We love a pasta that uses pasta cooking water in its sauce. There's starch in that there water and it thickens, here transforming creamy garlicky Boursin cheese, and sauteed butternut squash into a luxuriously rich sauce for pasta shells and cubes of roasted butternut squash.
Pasta with Salmon, Broccoli Rabe and Garlic
A bold, unexpected penne pasta for a chilly fall night. Canned wild salmon has an assertive flavor and we combine it with the robust taste of greens, garlic, and Pecorino Romano.
Spinach and Prosciutto Lasagna
Because you love lasagna; this streamlined recipe makes use of no-boil noodles, jarred sauce, and frozen spinach so this elegant entree comes together in less than an hour.
Plenty of color, plenty of flavor, plenty of vegetables, you’ll want to make this pasta salad for potlucks and parties. Or maybe pack it for lunch?
Italian Chicken Soup with Pasta and Tomatoes
What is chicken soup without pasta? Sure noodles are great but we adore this Italian take starring ditalini, a tiny tubular pasta.
Linguine with Boquerones, Peppers, and Breadcrumbs
A sophisticated Spanish take on pasta that's easy to make. Boquerones are meaty white anchovies, very different to the usual jarred or canned. And those breadcrumbs, they're one of our favorite ways to finish a pasta.
Penne with Grape Tomatoes and Mozzarella
Enough with the basil! This 20-minute meatless pasta lets fresh thyme have the spotlight. You'll love how it tastes with the tomatoes, mozzarella balls, and chickpeas.
Cacio e Pepe with Lemon
Totally simple, absolutely irresistible -- yes, this is the classic pasta with cheese and freshly cracked pepper. We opt for two types of cheese and add a squeeze of lemon.
Rigatoni with Sausage and Fennel
A simple sausage pasta with plenty of fall flavor; give it a restaurant-style finish by drizzling with olive oil and garnshing with fennel fronds, lemon wedges, and arugula for serving. And don't skip the Parmesan!
Fried Macaroni-And-Cheese Bites
Who'd have ever thought you'd see mac and cheese as panko-crusted cubes? These bites are guaranteed to be the most popular appetizer at any party.
Spaghetti with Shrimp and Olives
Shrimp might seem light and summery, especially when paired with cherry tomatoes. Add rosemary, capers, and olives to the mix and the result is one hearty and totally delicious dish. Bonus points: This entree will be on the table in just 20 minutes.
Gemelli with Red Cabbage, Beet, and Prosciutto
Did you ever eat pink pasta before? Boiling pasta with beets gives a strikingly hue (and cooks the beets at the same time). Accentuate the pink pasta with a saute of red cabbage and onion and top it all off with rosy crisps of sauteed proscuitto -- dinner will be very colorful and tasty tonight.
Very Vegetable Lasagna
Packed with zucchini, spinach, and plenty of marinara sauce, this vegetarian lasagna is also rich and creamy thanks to the Parmesan and ricotta mix. It's healthy comfort food at its most comforting.
Baked Shells and Broccoli with Ham and Cheesy-Creamy Cauliflower Sauce
Can’t go wrong with a baked pasta. This one ups the ante by adding cauliflower to the garlicky cream sauce and folding broccoli, cauliflower, and ham into the shells.
Spaghetti with Tuna and Caper Sauce
A pantry dinner that's far from boring: canned tuna is paired with garlic, capers, lemon zest, and red-pepper flakes in this 30-minute pasta entree.
Rigatoni with Chunky Vegetable Sauce
Want a 30-minute pasta to please vegans? This zucchini and cremini mushroom dish tastes way more complex than its simple ingredients would suggest, plus it's both meatless and dairy-free.
Baked Ziti with Crunchy Italian Salad
A fan-favorite, that's baked ziti. We like to serve it with an easy endive salad and plenty of fresh garlic bread for an all round delicious meal.
Garlicky Italian Pasta
A leftovers lifesaver, this gemelli recipe calls for shredded meat -- chicken, pork, whatever you have in the fridge -- plus fresh spinach and frozen peas for greens.
Linguine with Clams and Peppers
Olive oil, clam broth, and white wine creates an almost creamy sauce for this pasta "con le vongole." The clams are left in their shells, and a generous sprinkling of parsley provides the finishing touch.
Campanelle with Walnuts, Ricotta, and Lemon
Feed a crowd with this easy-going campanelle recipe that's as delicious served at room temperature as it is warm. And those garlic chips; thin slices of garlic are fried until crisp, they just might be the ultimate garnish!
Green Bean and Shallot Ravioli Salad
Pasta salad doesn’t have to be plain or mayo heavy. Try mixing cheese ravioli with crisp string beans for a fresh take. Finish the dish by doubling up on crunch with a topping of fried shallots and toasted almonds.
Healthy Pumpkin Pasta
So very fall! This whole-wheat pasta dish is hearty not heavy and full of flavor thanks to cubes of roasted sugar pumpkin, plenty of garlic, toasted walnuts, and a touch of umami from anchovies. Sure you can skip the anchovies if you must ...
Skillet Shrimp and Orzo
As pretty as it is delicious, this paella-inspired, one-pan recipe is fancy enough for company but easy enough for weeknights.
Fettuccine Alfredo with Cauliflower and Peas
One of those sneaky ways to get more vegetables into your diet is to blend cauliflower into your favorite cream sauce, as we’ve done here.
Baked Rigatoni with Mini Meatballs
This just might be the perfect meal for before trick or treating?! Make in one pan or in individual portions to tempt the kids. The path to ease: assemble the dish the night before (or bake it the night before and reheat for your tricky-treaters).