Our Favorite Pasta Recipes

Our favorite pasta recipes, including simple spaghetti, lemony fettuccine alfredo, and baked mac and cheese, will help you forget everything except what’s on your plate. Comfort food at its finest.

Turkey Meatballs With Angel Hair Pasta

Ever wondered if healthy, easy, homemade turkey meatballs that aren't dry as cardboard even exist? These tender meatballs oozing with melted mozzarella are proof that they do.
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Lemony Fettuccine Alfredo

This is as indulgent as a quick weeknight pasta dish you toss together can get with its indulgently creamy and rich (though not too rich) sauce punctuated with the lilt of lemon.
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Braised Beef with Red Wine Pasta

With all due respect, your go-to recipe for beef stew falls short of this magnificent melding of beef, wine, and pasta. No contest.
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Homemade Pasta Dough

Pasta made fresh according to Italian tradition is unspeakably more supple, satisfying, and gratifying than the dried-out store-bought stuff and, in fact, lovely enough to cause you to weep. Here's how to make it at home.
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Dorie Greenspan's Spaghetti and Meatballs

Everything you'd expect from a Dorie Greenspan recipe—easy, utterly delicious, and crowd-pleasing.
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Pasta Puttanesca

Just like the women for whom it's named, this pasta puttanesca recipe is edgy, spicy, and more than a little sassy. Gets the job done in a hurry, too.
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Pasta Soup with Potatoes and Pancetta

This good old-fashioned soup has a frugal heartiness once needed by day laborers. And a satiating subtleness now appreciated by foodies.
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Spaghetti all’Aglio e Olio

This Italian classic is gonna bring ease to your everyday supper situation with its understated complexity and undeniable frugality.
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Baked Mac and Cheese With Bread Crumbs

Because nothing says love like cheesy pasta magnificence. This baked mac n cheese, made with Colby and Cheddar and crisp, buttery bread crumbs, is easily one of the best we've ever had.
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Cheesy Baked Spaghetti

As much of a one-pan wonder as they come. Willpower doesn’t stand a chance against this cheesy baked spaghetti casserole.
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Spaghetti with Bread Crumbs

Bet you've already got everything you need for this frugal pantry pasta. All you need now is 15 minutes to pull it together.
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Leftover Pasta Frittata

Got leftover spaghetti in the fridge? If you've also got eggs, then you've got supper. A simple, frugal specialty of a chef from Chez Panisse, this comes together with spectacular ease.
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