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42 Pasta Dinners That Are So Good, You’ll Want to Make Them Twice a Week

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Are you tired of the same old dinners and looking to spice up your evenings? Discover our collection of pasta dinners that will elevate your meal game and leave everyone asking for seconds. These recipes are not only easy to make but also packed with flavors that will have you ditching takeout in no time. Dive into a world of delicious pasta dishes that will become your new weeknight favorites.

Pasta With Peas And Ham

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Pasta with peas and ham is a classic Italian dish that combines the savory flavors of ham with the sweetness of peas and the comfort of pasta. This simple and satisfying recipe is easy to make and perfect for a quick, delicious weeknight dinner. Garnish it with chopped, fresh basil leaves. Get the Recipe: Pasta with Peas.

Meat Lover’S Meaty Pasta Sauce

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Photo Credit: Binky’s Culinary Carnival.

Meat Lover’s Meaty Pasta Sauce is full of all different kinds of meats. It has chicken, beef, pork, and venison. Once everything is browned, throw it in the slow cooker and let it go. It’s an easy, hands-off recipe that makes enough to feed a crowd! Get the Recipe: Meat Lover’s Meaty Pasta Sauce.

Chorizo Pasta And Fried Basil

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This Chorizo Pasta and fried basil is a fast, flavorful meal with only ten major ingredients. It’s fresh, cheesy, and so tasty, and it is done in less than 20 minutes. It’s another perfect, delicious meal for any busy weeknight. Get the Recipe: Chorizo Pasta.

Venison Stroganoff

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This venison stroganoff mixes bold, rich flavors in a new take on a traditional favorite, offering a warm and pleasing dish on a budget. Enjoy the combination of tender venison, smooth and creamy sauce, and soft noodles to create a cozy meal perfect for cooler nights. Get the recipe: Venison Stroganoff.

Smoked Mac And Cheese

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Smoked mac and cheese is a delicious twist on classic comfort food that incorporates added smokiness’s rich and savory flavor. It boasts three cheeses, including Velveeta, cheddar, and Parmesan cheese, to make it extra creamy and tasty. Get the Recipe: Smoked Mac and Cheese.

Lobster Mac And Cheese Recipe

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Have you ever had Lobster Mac and Cheese? It is so amazing! You must try it! This Lobster Mac and Cheese Recipe takes only about 30 minutes to put together and then another 30 or so in the oven. It is surely a dish to impress even the most picky foodies. Get the Recipe: Lobster Mac And Cheese Recipe.

Crockpot Buffalo Wild Wings Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta

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If you’re a fan of Buffalo Wild Wings and crave the bold flavors of their Garlic Parmesan sauce, then you’re in for a treat with this Crockpot Buffalo Wild Wings Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta recipe. Combining the irresistible taste of Buffalo Wild Wings’ signature sauce with tender chicken, creamy cream cheese, and perfectly cooked pasta, this dish is a game-changer for busy weeknights. With just a few simple ingredients and minimal prep time, you can enjoy a satisfying and flavorful meal that the whole family will love. Get the Recipe: Crockpot Buffalo Wild Wings Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta.

Smoked Salmon Pasta

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Smooth cream sauce, soft linguine, and tasty smoked salmon make this dish a real winner, and can be ready in about 20 minutes. Get the Recipe: Smoked Salmon Pasta.

Ricotta Lemon Pasta

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This recipe is a new favorite of mine for sure! It’s a simple one-pot creation with a creamy lemon ricotta sauce, peppery arugula, and nutty parmesan cheese. I love all the fresh ingredients and the bright, bold flavors, especially as a weeknight dinner during spring and summer. I made it with bronze-cut pennoni pasta, but it works well with any shaped pasta that can pick up all the creamy sauce! Get the Recipe: Ricotta Lemon Pasta.

Caramelized Pear & Gorgonzola Pasta

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Any pasta in a creamy white cheese sauce is hard to resist. And this recipe for Caramelized Pear & Gorgonzola Pasta takes it to a whole new level. Even better yet – it’s ready in less than 30 minutes. Get the Recipe: Caramelized Pear & Gorgonzola Pasta.

Healthy Shrimp And Asparagus Over Linguini

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This is a simple and healthy shrimp and asparagus recipe using linguine. For optimal health benefits, use whole-grain pasta. I find that sauces using tomato and garlic, like this one, do a pretty good job of flavoring whole-grain pasta. It isn’t specifically in the recipe since it adds calories, but sprinkling feta cheese on top of this before serving is delicious! Feta tastes wonderful with shrimp and pasta and while, yes, it adds some calories, it still is one of the healthier choices when it comes to cheese. Get the Recipe: Healthy Shrimp And Asparagus Over Linguini.

Easy Baked Rigatoni With Ground Beef

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This Easy Baked Rigatoni with ground beef combines pantry staples into a simple, comforting meal. Rigatoni noodles are coated in a meaty sauce and topped with gooey cheese for the ultimate comfort food. With minimal effort, you can enjoy a hearty and satisfying dish perfect for any day of the week. Get the Recipe: Easy Baked Rigatoni With Ground Beef.

Pasta With Beet Sauce

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This pink pasta with beet sauce combines the earthy sweetness of beets, the richness of cream cheese, and the comforting texture of al dente pasta topped with crunchy walnut pieces and a good sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese. Get the Recipe: Pasta With Beet Sauce.

Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta

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Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta is going to be your family’s first choice, too. This quick, creamy vegetarian pasta recipe uses sun-dried tomato pesto and bursts with rich garlic, basil, and cheese! It is conveniently customizable with any veggies to create your own favorite version.  Get the Recipe: Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta.

Creamy Boursin Pasta (Quick & Easy Recipe)

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Boursin Pasta recipe has been sweeping the Internet after gaining popularity amongst TikTok users looking for an easy pasta recipe to serve on a busy weeknight! And we totally agree that Boursin makes the most delicious and creamy sauce without having to use heavy cream or add much other than a cup of pasta water! Get the Recipe: Creamy Boursin Pasta (quick & Easy Recipe).

Haluski: Egg Noodles With Caramelized Onions, Bacon, & Cabbage

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Haluski is a delicious American-Slavic immigrant meal that is quick, easy, budget-friendly, and family-friendly. Caramelized bacon and onions are sauteed with fresh cabbage and then tossed with egg noodles, which are also allowed to get just a little crispy on the edges. This is so simple but incredibly tasty and comforting. Get the Recipe: Haluski: Egg Noodles With Caramelized Onions, Bacon, & Cabbage.

Instant Pot Cacio E Pepe Pasta

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A cheesy Roman classic, this Instant Pot Cacio E Pepe Pasta Recipe is one of the fastest, easiest, and most delicious recipes you can make in your Instant Pot. Cacio E Pepe will bring a delicious cheesy flavor to your main course and can be made with just a few simple ingredients. Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Cacio E Pepe Pasta.

Pasta With Coconut Milk

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Looking for a dairy-free pasta recipe that’s quick to make and tastes delicious? Then you must try this pasta with coconut milk recipe. Pasta with coconut milk is a simple, delicious, and quick meal to make for lunch or dinner. Get the Recipe: Pasta With Coconut Milk.

Butter Lemon Sauce Pasta

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Discover the magic of butter lemon sauce pasta! Its delicious flavors and easy preparation make it the perfect meal for busy days or special occasions. Make a big batch and enjoy it anytime—get ready for a taste sensation that’ll leave you wanting more! Get the Recipe: Butter Lemon Sauce Pasta.

Easy Oven Roasted Tomatoes Recipe With Pasta, Pine Nuts, And Mozzarella

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Serve this Oven-Roasted Tomato recipe as a side dish, appetizer, salad, or a perfect lunch on top of pasta with pine nuts, mozzarella, and fresh basil! Roasted Tomatoes are sweet and juicy and perfectly accented with garlic, olive oil, and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Get the Recipe: Easy Oven Roasted Tomatoes Recipe With Pasta, Pine Nuts, And Mozzarella.

Easy Spinach Garlic Pasta With Peas

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This 20-minute spinach garlic pasta with peas is comforting, satisfying, and the perfect weeknight meal. Cooked pasta noodles, spinach, fresh basil, sugar snap, and sweet peas are all infused in extra virgin olive oil, sautéed fresh garlic, onions, simple seasoning, and creamy Parmesan cheese. Get the Recipe: Easy Spinach Garlic Pasta With Peas.

3-Ingredient Authentic Easy Fettuccine Alfredo

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This extremely simple pasta dish will have you eating like a low-stress Italian, enjoying the hustle and bustle on the terrace of your favorite little restaurant. You can whip this up in under 20 minutes. Add a little leftover or precooked chicken for protein, and steam some veggies or open a bag of salad to create a complete meal you can be proud of. Get the Recipe: 3-Ingredient Authentic Easy Fettuccine Alfredo

Italian Sausage Rigatoni

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Italian Sausage Rigatoni is a delicious comfort food pasta dish. Made with flavorful sausage and hearty rigatoni pasta in a rich tomato sauce. Perfect for busy weeknights, this easy recipe is very flavorful and one we make again and again! Get the Recipe: Italian Sausage Rigatoni.

Creamy Jalapeno Poppers Chicken Casserole with Bacon

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All the flavors of cream cheese jalapeño poppers are packed into this jalapeño popper chicken casserole! It’s like taking your classic jalapeño appetizer and turning it into a full-blown meal. Get the Recipe: Creamy Jalapeno Poppers Chicken Casserole with Bacon.

Asparagus Lasagna (lasagne Agli Asparagi)

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This traditional Italian asparagus lasagna is a light and flavourful asparagus pasta recipe from where I live in Veneto, Italy.  Also known locally as ‘pasticcio di asparagi’ or ‘lasagne agli asparagi’, this is an easy spring lasagna recipe with just a few main ingredients. Perfect for special occasions like Mother’s Day and Easter, as well as Sunday lunch! Get the Recipe: Asparagus Lasagna (lasagne Agli Asparagi).

Tortellini Alla Panna

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This Tortellini Alla Panna is a creamy and cheesy pasta dish that is always a family-favorite. The tortellini are filled with cheese and cooked in a white sauce made with cream, butter, Parmesan cheese, and garlic. Get the Recipe: Tortellini Alla Panna.

Lobster Pasta (Quick And Easy Recipe)

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Lobster pasta is a light and tasty meal you can make in minutes. It’s not complicated and requires a minimal of ingredients; perfect for a special occasion or a weeknight splurge. Get the Recipe: Lobster Pasta (Quick And Easy Recipe).

Eggplant Pasta

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This delicious recipe combines the savory flavor of eggplant with a hearty pasta dish. It’s a perfect option for a quick and easy dinner that will satisfy your taste buds. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a meal that is both healthy and flavorful. Get the Recipe: Eggplant Pasta.

Creamy Shrimp & Broccoli Pasta

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Fresh ricotta, lemon, garlic, and chili. This creamy Shrimp & Broccoli Pasta recipe celebrates this classic Italian flavor combination. A fresh yet comforting meal that you can whip up in 30 minutes flat – perfect for slow summer days. Get the Recipe: Creamy Shrimp & Broccoli Pasta.

Ravioli Carbonara

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Ravioli Carbonara is a decadent dish that you can have on the table in about 10 minutes!  Delicious cheese ravioli are tossed in a rich and creamy sauce made of the simplest ingredients. Get the Recipe: Ravioli Carbonara.

Copycat Cheddars New Orleans Pasta

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Cheddars New Orleans Pasta is a favorite Cajun-style pasta dish. It is so easy to make, and you can put together this dish at home. It’s the perfect way to feed a large gathering. Get the Recipe: Copycat Cheddars New Orleans Pasta.

Easy and Oh So Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Pasta (gluten-free)

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This creamy vegan pumpkin pasta is a surprisingly delicious and nutritious twist on the traditional pasta dinner. It’s easy to make, packed with delicious pumpkin flavor and the perfect blend of spices, it’s just right for fall, but I guarantee you’re going to want to serve this all year round. Get the Recipe: Easy and Oh So Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Pasta (gluten-free).

Trader Joe’s Tortellini with Chicken Sausage & Asparagus

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At our household, Trader Joe’s tortellini is a quick dish to make! With numerous flavors available, we opted for the spinach type for this particular recipe. Additionally, the 4 cheese tortellini from Trader Joe’s is also worth a try. Our recipe features chicken sausage, two types of tomatoes, and asparagus. Thanks to the speedy cooking time of Trader Joe’s tortellini, this dish can be whipped up in no time! Get the Recipe: Trader Joe’s Tortellini with Chicken Sausage & Asparagus.

Spaghetti Egg

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If you’re looking for a delicious and unique pasta recipe, try spaghetti egg! This Italian-inspired dish combines spaghetti noodles with egg to create an unforgettable meal. It’s a simple yet flavorful combination that is sure to become a staple in your kitchen. Plus, it only takes minutes to prepare – perfect for busy weeknights. Get the Recipe: Spaghetti Egg.

Gnocchi with Pancetta

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This gnocchi with pancetta recipe is a favorite here at my house. My guests request it and I oblige them. The gnocchi is soft and succulent and are complemented by the pancetta and veggies. Get the Recipe: Gnocchi with Pancetta.

American Chop Suey

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American chop suey is an easy dinner recipe made with juicy ground beef and veggies cooked in a flavorful tomato sauce with elbow macaroni. Ready in around 30 minutes, this cozy and delicious meal is perfect for weeknight meals. Get the Recipe: American Chop Suey.

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

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Are you looking to whip up something special in a flash? Check out this speedy and delightful recipe for buttery garlic shrimp with a touch of wine. Serve it with noodles, and you’ll have a gourmet shrimp scampi pasta ready in under 30 minutes. We love making this dish because it’s quick and impressive, making guests feel like VIPs at dinner. Get the Recipe: Shrimp Scampi Pasta.

Spaghetti Aglio Olio

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Imagine a pasta dish so simple yet bursting with flavor – that’s Spaghetti Aglio Olio for you. It’s all about the glorious combo of garlic and olive oil, and it’s perfect whether you want it as your main dish, a tasty side, or a light lunch. This pasta’s got the power to make your taste buds dance, and it’s as easy as can be. Give it a try and see how something so straightforward can be incredibly enticing! Get the recipe: Spaghetti Aglio Olio.

Meat Stuffed Shells

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Get ready for a dinner that’s bound to be a total winner! We’re talking about big pasta shells stuffed with yummy ground beef and Italian sausage, smothered in sauce, and baked to perfection under a gooey mozzarella cheese layer. This one is perfect for those who aren’t fans of ricotta. Get the Recipe: Meat Stuffed Shells.

Instant Pot Chicken Spaghetti

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Instant Pot Chicken Spaghetti is a timeless Southern comfort food favorite. It’s not just a winter dish! This one’s light and simple enough to enjoy any time of the year. It is even more convenient to use leftover chicken. Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Spaghetti.

Copycat Steak N Shake Chili Mac

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When it comes to chili mac, we’re not talking about your run-of-the-mill chili dumped on noodles or mixed with elbow macaroni. We’re talking about the real deal, like the one you crave from Steak ‘n Shake. It’s all about spicy chili beef perched on a tasty scoop of spicy ketchup and a mountain of pasta. Get the Recipe: Steak N Shake Chili Mac.

Ground Beef Goulash

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Looking for a fast and kid-friendly dinner option? You’ve hit the jackpot with this Quick & Easy Beef Goulash made with ground beef. It’s your go-to for those hectic evenings when you crave something delicious without the wait. No need to worry about authenticity or slow-simmering here—this goulash is all about speed. It’s like a kitchen playground, perfect for beginners and seasoned cooks alike. Get the Recipe: Easy Ground Beef Goulash.

14 Date Night Dinners That Won’t Break the Bank

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Planning a romantic date night doesn’t have to drain your wallet. With these budget-friendly dinner ideas, you can impress your partner with delicious, luxurious meals without the hefty price tag. From elegant pork dishes to seafood and beef, these recipes are designed to deliver great taste and romance on a budget. Enjoy a memorable evening without the financial stress, and make date night special every time. Get the Recipes: Date Night Dinners.

Fine Dining at Home: 28 Recipes to Dazzle Your Guests!

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Planning a dinner party and want to impress your guests? Look no further! These exceptional dishes are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. From gourmet creations to elegant classics, each recipe is designed to wow even the most discerning foodies. Get ready to elevate your hosting game and create an unforgettable dining experience that will have everyone talking long after the meal is over! Get the Recipes: Fining Dining at Home.

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