23 Mouthwatering and Effortless Pasta Recipes to Satisfy Your Hunger

Everyone loves pasta, but sometimes it can be a challenging task in the kitchen. Don’t worry. Here are some of the easiest pasta recipes you can make in your sleep. No skills, no fuss! Just easy-peasy pasta cooking.

Pasta is one of the most sought after comfort food dishes. Bursting with different flavors and with endless varieties to make these dishes your own, you’re sure to find what you’re making for dinner tonight.

Njuda Pasta

3-ingredient creamy nduja pasta (super easy)
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This nduja pasta is the easiest weeknight meal at any time of the year. You can make it for one person, or you can make it for eight people. And it’s so packed with flavor!

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Chicken Alfredo

Creamy Chicken Alfredo and Spinach Casserole
Photo Credit: This Mom Is On Fire

What can be more comforting than eating a warm, cheesy, chicken Alfredo pasta dish, with an oh-so creamy sauce?! Another wonderful thing is that with this dish you are getting a complete meal – carbs, protein, dairy, and vegetables all in one dish. To top it all off, this is a kid approved dinner in our house.

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Lobster Ravioli

lobster ravioli sauce
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When you’re having lobster ravioli, the question that comes up first is: what does lobster ravioli sauce actually look like? To tell you the truth, it can look like a lot of different things, but by far, the best option (in my opinion) is a cream-based or a butter-based sauce. Lobster is such a rich, indulgent ingredient that it needs a sauce that can hold up to it. Plus, butter and lobster are bff’s, they have been since the dawn of time.

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Salmon Pasta

smoked salmon pasta with crispy capers
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Smoked salmon pasta is such an indulgent, luxurious dish. Pasta swimming in a thick and creamy sauce, fresh herbs that compliment the smoked salmon, and for a perfect salty crunch on top: crispy capers. You are going to LOVE (in all caps) this recipe.

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Tahini Pasta

Photo Credit: The Urben Life

This tahini pasta recipe is creamy, filling, and comforting. It comes together with 4 common ingredients in 15 minutes. Add pasta with tahini sauce to your dinner rotation this week!

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Ground Beef Goulash

Easy Ground Beef Goulash Recipe
Photo Credit: Pear Tree Kitchen

Kid-friendly, Quick, and easy Beef Goulash made with ground beef is great for any busy night of the week when you want something satisfying yet fast that the whole family will enjoy. There is nothing authentic about this goulash recipe. There is no slow-simmering involved. This easy meal is one of the quickest I cook.

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Honey Garlic Chicken
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Seafood Penne

Easy Shrimp Scampi | Seafood Penne
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish

This easy shrimp scampi recipe is made with a garlic and butter sauce that melts right in your mouth. Serve it over your pasta of choice and enjoy! It has succulent shrimp, chunky veggies, and a glorious, flavorful sauce draped over penne pasta. I know that most shrimp scampi is made with long noodles like linguini, fettuccini, or spaghetti but I prefer my pasta with some bite to it. And this pasta, has such a lovely texture and makes for a mouthful of deliciousness.

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Chicken Noodle

Vintage Chicken Noodle Casserole
Photo Credit: Pear Tree Kitchen

Classic chicken noodle soup has been used for years to feed unwell kids, but this vintage chicken noodle casserole takes the original idea and makes for a noodle-filled main meal dish that will fill the whole family.

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Pasta Chips

Viral TikTok Pasta Chips But Better (Oven-Baked Recipe)
Photo Credit: Food Plus Words

Want to try the viral pasta chips at home? Here’s a must-try leveled-up oven-baked recipe with a yummy dipping sauce, perfect while watching movies.

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Ramen Lasagna

TikTok Ramen Lasagna
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Put those eyebrows down and give this TikTok ramen lasagna recipe a chance. The budget-friendly hack only needs 6 ingredients and is ready in 40 minutes!

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Sausage Pasta

Photo Credit: Greedy Gourmet

If you’re looking for a simple yet delicious one tray recipe, this easy sausage pasta bake is hard to beat! Rich sausage meat in a delicious tomato sauce, topped with bubbling melted cheese, this pasta bake is a truly sensational one tray wonder!

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Bacon Tomato Pasta

Bacon Tomato Pasta Casserole
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish

This recipe has been passed down the generations. My family members all make it and I’m sure future generations will make it, not even knowing who Bena was! It is one of those time-tested, soul-satisfying recipes that, once you’ve eaten it, you just have to make!

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Roasted Pumpkin Baked Pasta

Low FODMAP Roasted Pumpkin Baked Pasta with Sage
Photo Credit: FODMAP Everyday

Low FODMAP Roasted Pumpkin Baked Pasta with Sage is hearty, yet a bit elegant. Low FODMAP gluten-free pasta combined with roasted kabocha squash (also called pumpkin), red bell peppers and kale with Low FODMAP Garlic-Infused Oil along with marinara, fresh mozzarella and sage. Comfort food, easy to make, and will please FODMAPers and non, alike. Reheats well, too.

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Feta Pasta

Feta Pasta
Photo Credit: Corrie Cooks

Feta pasta is a simple and delicious pasta dish that has become very popular on TikTok and social media. The recipe involves baking a block of feta cheese and cherry tomatoes in the oven until they are soft and juicy. Then, the cooked pasta is tossed with the cheese and tomato mixture along with some garlic, olive oil, and fresh herbs.

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Beef Stroganoff

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff
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Beef Stroganoff is a classic dish known for its tender chunks of beef and rich, creamy sauce. Originating from Russia, this dish has traveled the world, with variations popping up across different cultures. Our slow cooker version takes the hassle out of constant monitoring, allowing the flavors to meld over time, resulting in a hearty, comforting meal.

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Chicken Carbonara

Photo Credit: Greedy Gourmet

A delicious twist on an Italian classic, my chicken carbonara with leek and mushrooms recipe is the perfect quick and easy midweek meal – quick as a flash and knock-out delicious!

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Lemon Chicken Thighs (Easy Pasta Prep)

Eric’s Lemon Chicken Thighs- Easy!
Photo Credit: Binky’s Culinary Carnival

These Lemon Chicken thighs are so very tasty and so easy! Lemon Chicken Thighs only takes less than 30 minutes for all of the preparation and 30 to cook!

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Sopa de Pollo con Fideos

Photo Credit: In Mama Maggie’s Kitchen

For a flavorful and authentically Mexican meal, give this Sopa de Pollo con Fideos a try! This hearty chicken soup with pasta is as delicious as it gets.

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Buffalo Chicken Pasta (Salad Style)

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad
Photo Credit: The Gracious Pantry

Buffalo chicken wings are all the rage, but if you’re tired of them, try this buffalo chicken pasta salad instead. When the weather gets warm, pasta salads are a healthy lunch or dinner choice. Buffalo chicken pasta salad is a tasty option. Plus it’s great for sharing at picnics, potlucks, and more!

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Artichoke Chicken Pasta

Artichoke Chicken Pasta Recipe
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Artichoke hearts are something I personally love. Mini Chef doesn’t care for them, but for me, they are a delicious treat from time to time.

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Chicken Broccoli Ziti

Chicken Broccoli Ziti with Crunchy Bread Crumbs
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table

This chicken broccoli ziti recipe is sure to become a weeknight dinner staple! The broccoli chicken ziti combination has been on my “to create” list for a while and while originally I was going to go in a baked and cheesy direction, our trip to Italy inspired me to keep it simple, highlighting the flavors of this chicken broccoli pasta in a more understated way.

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Bolognese Pasta

Photo Credit: Greedy Gourmet

Bolognese pasta bake is the perfect comfort food that can be mastered by anyone. In sum, it is an easy pasta recipe which is perfect for feeding large families. It is also an excellent recipe for cooking large batches of food at a time, which you can defrost and enjoy at a later stage. This Bolognese pasta bake stores and freezes well, so make sure you take advantage of this recipe. In addition, it is perfect for students, because a Bolognese pasta bake is inexpensive to make and it can last for several dinners.

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Make Weeknight Dinners Easy

Honey Garlic Chicken
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