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Pasta Recipes

Pasta can be a quick, easy and healthy option for any meal. Easy pasta dishes cook quickly and offer endless flavor possibilities. Here's a collection of our best classic Italian recipes and new twists on old favorites.

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Garlic Beef Stroganoff

Garlic Beef Stroganoff

Garlic Beef Stroganoff

"I'm a mom and work full-time, so I try to use my slow cooker whenever possible," explains Erika Anderson of Wausau, Wisconsin. "This Stroganoff is perfect because I can get it ready in the morning before the kids get up."

Minestrone with Italian Sausage

Minestrone with Italian Sausage

Minestrone with Italian Sausage

I make this zippy, satisfying soup all the time, and it’s my dad’s favorite. The recipe makes a lot, and I have found that it freezes well and tastes just as great reheated. —Linda Reis Salem, Oregon

Holiday Tortellini Soup

Holiday Tortellini Soup

Holiday Tortellini Soup

Hearty and full of flavor, this Italian-style soup freezes well if you want to make it ahead or have leftovers to save for another day.—Michelle Goggins, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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Crunchy Romaine Strawberry Salad

Crunchy Romaine Strawberry Salad

Crunchy Romaine Strawberry Salad

This is such an impressive salad! It’s been a hit with people of all ages at every get-together we’ve ever brought it to. In addition to being pretty and colorful, it’s a snap to make. And the mouthwatering combination of tastes and textures seems to please every palate.—Leslie Lancaster, Zachary, Louisiana

Curly Noodle Chicken Soup

Curly Noodle Chicken Soup

Curly Noodle Chicken Soup

I created this recipe for a dinner I hosted for a group of friends. The main course was Italian, and I needed a good soup, so I converted a favorite tortilla soup recipe by substituting pasta and adding different seasonings. —Maxine Pierson, San Ramon, California

Cream Cheese and Swiss Lasagna

Cream Cheese and Swiss Lasagna

Cream Cheese and Swiss Lasagna

I like to fix the chunky meat sauce for this dish the day before, so the flavors can blend. It serves 12, unless you have big eaters who will definitely want seconds. —Betty Pearson, Edgewater, Maryland

Meaty Pasta Casseroles

Meaty Pasta Casseroles

Meaty Pasta Casseroles

I love this recipe because it makes a lot—two hearty casseroles. Every time I fix it, I add something different, such as extra garlic, to give it a little extra flavor. —Debra Butcher, Decatur, Indiana

Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells

Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells

Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells

Here's a kid-friendly dish so flavorful and fun, nobody is likely to guess that it's also lower in fat. It's a great family supper for busy weeknights! —Anne Thomsen, Westchester, Ohio

Three-Cheese Turkey Manicotti

Three-Cheese Turkey Manicotti

Three-Cheese Turkey Manicotti

This is my husband’s favorite dish. He always requests it, even on holidays! You’ll love the variety of cheeses and spices that jazz it up. It’s restaurant-quality, but at a quarter of the price! —LuAnne Wallace Bennett, Powder Springs, Georgia

Artichoke Spinach Lasagna

Artichoke Spinach Lasagna

Artichoke Spinach Lasagna

Friends of ours served this homey dish when we visited them in Maryland. We just had to get the recipe and have since added a few items to make it even tastier. —Carole Rago, Altoona, PA

Simple Sausage Lasagna

Simple Sausage Lasagna

Simple Sausage Lasagna

When I saw a lasagna recipe that did not call for precooking the noodles, I was anxious to try this time-saving shortcut. Making some changes and additions to suit my taste, I developed this popular dish that I now call my own.

Beef Lasagne

Beef Lasagne

Beef Lasagne

This recipe is one of my mom's specialties. It's a hearty main dish that gets requested time and time again. The from-scratch sauce makes each cheesy slice extra flavorful and softer-textured than other versions. —Kim Orr, West Grove, Pennsylvania

Classic Macaroni Salad

Classic Macaroni Salad

Classic Macaroni Salad

From Sardis, Ohio, Dorothy Bayes sends this refreshingly light take on an all-time favorite. It's perfect for a fast weeknight dinner or festive weekend barbecue.

Contest-Winning Easy Minestrone

Contest-Winning Easy Minestrone

Contest-Winning Easy Minestrone

This recipe is special to me because it’s one of the few dinners my entire family loves. And I can feel good about serving it because it’s full of nutrition and low in fat. —Lauren Brennan, Hood River, Oregon
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