Is there anything better than pasta when you need to pull together dinner on the fly? Pasta is quick-cooking, completely versatile, and ranks high on my list of comfort foods. Here’s a look at the Best Pasta Recipes ever to appear on Center Cut Cook!
When I have no idea what to make for dinner, and no desire to hit the grocery store, I am always so relieved to find a box of pasta in the pantry! Pasta dishes are so handy when you want to use up bits of this and that from the produce drawer in the fridge. They also save the day when you need to knock out a meal quickly, or feed a crowd affordable. Pasta is the best!
Since I already put together a collection of the Best Pasta salad Recipes for you, I opted not to include any of those here. Instead I have made you a comprehensive list of the Best Pasta Dishes; the kind that will make your dinner-cooking self swoon.
There are several lasagna recipes to choose from, including a Spicy Skillet Lasagna recipe that takes the time out of everyone’s favorite pasta dish. I added several soups, too. That Easy Minestrone is perfect for making in big batches and then toting along for lunch all week! If you want something a little different, definitely try the One Pot Creamy Pumpkin Pasta or the Jalapeno Popper Mac and Cheese. You really can’t go wrong!
Bucatini Carbonara – Carbonara is a favorite at most Italian restaurants but making it at home seems tricky due to the use of less-than-fully-cooked eggs. This recipes imparts just enough heat into the eggs to thicken them without turning them into scrambled eggs and without leaving them raw. Easy to make, with flavor that matches the best carbonara I’ve had at any fine dining restaurant.
Tortellini with Shrimp and Mushrooms – Tortellini with Shrimp, Mushrooms, and tender Asparagus is a super simple supper ready in under 30 minutes. If you are looking for new pasta recipes to try, definitely try this one! It comes together quickly and tastes like you’re eating in an Italian restaurant!
One Pan Cheesy Sausage Skillet – Cheesy Sausage Skillet made entirely in one pan is the perfect meal when you need to get dinner on the table quick! It’s cheesy, hearty, and quick to make! Ready in under 30 minutes.
Angel Hair Pasta with Olive, Artichoke and Mozzarella – This angel hair pasta uses pickled veggies and very minimal seasoning to create the best flavor. It requires just 10 minutes to cook – a great choice for a quick lunch or dinner.
Creamy Four Cheese Baked Pasta Skillet – Creamy Four Cheese Baked Pasta Skillet is quite possibly my favorite baked macaroni and cheese recipe!
Easy Minestrone Soup – This easy minestrone soup recipe teaches you the fastest way to create the richest soup while staying true to the original flavor.
Spicy Skillet Lasagna – Spicy Skillet Lasagna is made entirely in one pan and is ready in 30 minutes! It tastes just like lasagna without the hassle and mess!
Smokehouse Bacon Ziti Alfredo – Smokehouse Bacon Ziti Alfredo: an easy pasta recipe with bacon, spinach and mushrooms in a smokey, creamy, cheesy alfredo sauce! Ready in under 30 minutes!
Four Cheese Classic Lasagna – Layers of seasoned Italian Sausage, cheese, and pasta topped with a four cheese blend and baked in pasta sauce. This is classic lasagna at its finest!
Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells – Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells are made with jumbo pasta shells stuffed with cheese and chicken and topped with creamy alfredo sauce.
Lasagna Soup – All of your favorite flavors of lasagna come together in a bowl of soup! Lasagna Soup is cheesy, comforting, and delicious.
Jalapeño Popper Mac and Cheese – This Jalapeño Popper Mac and Cheese has all the flavors of the popular appetizer, made into a creamy and delicious meal that is all cooked in one pot.
Chicken Noodle Casserole – A cross between a chicken pot pie and noodle soup, this chicken pot pie noodle casserole will become your go to recipe when you need comfort food. Easy to follow, hearty and filling!
Three Cheese Baked Rigatoni – Three Cheese Baked Rigatoni with chicken and mushrooms is deliciously cheesy and baked until golden and bubbly. An easy recipe that promises to satisfy!
Baked Ziti – This baked ziti is kid-approved, an easy weeknight dinner, and super delicious.
One-Pot Pasta Bolognese – Save on the washing up and make this delicious pasta bolognese all in one pan!
Easy Pasta Carbonara – This pasta carbonara makes a great weeknight dinner since it’s easy, delicious, creamy, and super fast to make.
One Pot Creamy Pumpkin Pasta – Creamy, cheesy, full of savory pumpkin flavors, this one pot creamy pumpkin pasta is ready in less than 30 minutes!
Easy Skillet Baked Ziti – Baked Ziti is a cheesy comforting meal that the whole family loves. This quick and easy version with Italian Sausage is made entirely in one skillet for super easy clean-up!