24 Totally Creamy Pasta Recipes

These irresistible creamy pasta recipes are just the thing when you're craving some comfort food.

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Easy Shrimp Alfredo

Instead of buying a jar of sauce, make it from scratch for this easy creamy pasta recipe with shrimp. The garlic aroma will call your family to the table. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Mushroom Pasta Sauce

This creamy pasta sauce has an earthy flavor that tastes delicious served over pasta with chicken or pork. I like to add bottled sherry and black truffle oil when I have them on hand. —Francine Lizotte, Surrey, British Columbia
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Tortellini with Tomato Spinach Cream Sauce

I enjoy all things pasta, and tortellini is my favorite. The flavor of this creamy pasta recipe is amazing. Even my husband, who hates pasta of any kind, loves it! It’s a great recipe for non-spinach fans to try, too. —Jenny Dubinsky, Inwood, West Virginia
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White Cheddar Shells

My kids and I love mac and cheese. We always get it in the bread bowls when we're at a restaurant, but with three cheeses, these white cheddar shells are filling on their own. —Steven Schend, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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One-Pan Rotini with Tomato Cream Sauce

I like to make one-pan meals and this creamy pasta recipe was proclaimed a clear winner by my family. Bonus: It’s also easy to clean up. Serve with crusty bread to dip into
the sauce. —Angela Lively, Conroe, Texas
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Chicken and Bows

I first made this chicken bow tie pasta when I was a professional nanny. It comes together quickly at dinnertime when the kids are hungry. —Danette Forbes, Overland Park, Kansas. Pair your pasta with this creamy pesto sauce.
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Steak Stroganoff

This slow-cooker creamy pasta recipe makes a traditional dinner completely fuss-free. Serve this tender sirloin steak with a flavorful gravy over noodles for a home-style meal that your whole family is sure to request time and again. —Lisa VanEgmond, Annapolis, Illinois
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Creamy Pasta Rags

This skillet meal was born out of necessity on a busy weeknight. I pulled together a package of turkey sausage links, lasagna noodles and a bag of frozen peas and went to work. —Amy Freeze, Avon Park, Florida
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Shrimp and Sausage Pasta

A creamy white sauce pairs well with the meat and slightly spicy seasonings of this pleasing shrimp and sausage pasta dish. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Spaghetti with Four Cheeses

This cheesy, creamy pasta recipe is my mainstay whenever company is coming. The recipe, handed down from my aunt, is on the table in 30 minutes. As cook and hostess, I never feel hurried preparing this meal. —Nella Parker, Hersey, Michigan
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Buffalo Chicken Alfredo

My family loves this quick Buffalo chicken Alfredo! It became an instant favorite. I like to use Frank's cayenne pepper sauce, but if you like things on the milder side, just use a little less. —Lauren Wyler, Dripping Springs, Texas
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Beer and Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

We put a creative spin on classic mac and cheese by adding our favorite beer and bacon. Six tests later, we are happy. —Cindy Worth, Lapwai, Idaho
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Vegan Bechamel Sauce

Here’s how to make a creamy vegan bechamel sauce with three main ingredients. It’s the perfect white sauce for pasta, lasagna and more! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Creamy Pasta Primavera

When I think of springtime, asparagus comes to mind. This creamy pasta recipe is a wonderful blend of tender, crisp, colorful vegetables and a creamy Parmesan cheese sauce. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
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Ranch Pasta

I came up with this creamy pasta recipe after making recipes for a bridal shower. It was party day and I needed to take some shortcuts! Everyone loves the simple Parmesan ranch white sauce, and it’s easy to throw in veggies you have on hand. —Merry Graham, Newhall, California
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Shrimp in Cream Sauce

Looking for an extra-special Christmas Eve entree to delight your busy crowd? My family always manages to make time for this rich creamy pasta recipe. We enjoy it over golden egg noodles.
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Kielbasa Bow Tie Skillet

Not only is this kielbasa pasta skillet a real crowd-pleaser, it comes together in just one pan. My daughters are picky eaters, but this creamy pasta recipe reminds them of macaroni and cheese. I toss in their favorite veggies and they gobble it up! It freezes and reheats beautifully, too, so you’ll want to fix extras for a fast entree later. —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia
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Baked Ziti with Sausage

This is my husband’s favorite creamy pasta recipe, and he requests it often. He loves the combination of zesty Italian meat and three types of cheese, which together create a scrumptious baked ziti with sausage.—Christina Ingalls, Manhattan, Kansas
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Crawfish Fettuccine

I have lived in this close-knit community all my life and enjoy cooking Cajun dishes, especially this crawfish fettuccine. Along with a green salad and garlic bread, this dish is great for family gatherings. The recipe can easily be doubled to serve a larger group, and if you’d like it less spicy, remove the seeds from the jalapeno before chopping it. —Carolyn Lejeune, Welsh, Louisiana
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Creamy Tomato Shrimp Pasta

People love this creamy pasta and think it’s complicated, but jarred sauces make it so quick to prepare. It feels special enough for festive occasions. —Cassandra Gourley, Williams, Arizona
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Creamy Pumpkin Tortellini

My kids love the creamy, rich sauce on these tortellinis so much but they don’t even know pumpkin is inside. Use freshly grated Parmesan cheese for the best, nutty and delicious flavor. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
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Creamy Spinach Chicken Dinner

Cleanup is a breeze with this creamy pasta recipe. To make things even easier, tear the spinach with your hands instead of cutting it. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

This is the ultimate creamy mac and cheese. It’s saucy, thick and very rich, with a wonderful cheddar flavor. Once you taste it, you’ll be hooked. —Cindy Hartley, Chesapeake, Virginia

Caroline Stanko
Caroline has been with Taste of Home for the past seven years, working in both print and digital. After starting as an intern for the magazine and special interest publication teams, Caroline was hired as the third-ever digital editor for Taste of Home. Since then, she has researched, written and edited content on just about every topic the site covers, including cooking techniques, buzzy food news, gift guides and many, many recipe collections. Caroline also acts as the editorial lead for video, working with the Test Kitchen, videographers and social media team to produce videos from start to finish. When she’s not tip-tapping on a keyboard, Caroline is probably mixing up a killer cocktail, reading a dog-eared library book or cooking up a multi-course feast (sometimes all at once). Though she technically lives in Milwaukee, there is a 50/50 chance Caroline is in Chicago or southwest Michigan visiting her close-knit family.