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.

A patterned bowl filled with turkey meatballs with angel hair pasta, and a piece of bread and glass of white wine next to the bowl.
Turkey meatballs with angel hair pasta is a healthy, kid-friendly pasta dinner made with ground turkey and bread crumbs and stuffed with mozzarella. Exactly what you need the next time it’s a weeknight and you’re wondering what’s for dinner.
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A patterned bowl filled with lemony fettuccine alfredo on a white and gold plate with a glass of water and dish of Parmesan on the side.
This lemony fettuccine alfredo is a slight twist on the classic made with fresh pasta, creamy white wine alfredo sauce, and Parmesan. Fast and easy enough to make on a weeknight yet impressive enough for company.
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Braised beef with red wine pasta and carrots in a skillet.
This braised beef with red wine pasta is versatile. You can use oxtails, short ribs, or stew meat to make the ragú. And the homemade red wine pasta? You have to experience it to truly understand its loveliness…though you could swap in store-bought pasta instead. The beef ragu is even better the next day.
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Homemade pasta dough in 5 colors, plain, squid ink, spinach, beet, and saffron on a white background.
This homemade pasta dough is foolproof and easy to make by hand or with your stand mixer with just eggs, flour, olive oil, and salt. Italian through and through. Here’s how.
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This spaghetti and meatballs from Dorie Greenspan is, as you'd expect, easy and delicious. #spaghetti #meatballs #spaghettiandmeatballs #doriegreenspan
This spaghetti and meatballs recipe is everything you’d expect from Dorie Greenspan. It’s easy, utterly delicious, and a crowd pleaser. The meatballs take on a unique taste and texture thanks to a couple healthy stealth ingredients.
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White bowl with ziti and a pasta puttanesca sauce
This pasta puttanesca, made with tomatoes, anchovies, olives, and penne is edgy, spicy, and sassy, just like the women it’s named after.
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A white bowl filled with pasta soup with potatoes and pancetta on a linen cloth with a spoon resting on the edge of the bowl.
This pasta soup with potatoes and pancetta is a traditional Italian soup made with potatoes, carrots, and leeks, tender pasta and diced pancetta. Hearty cold-weather comfort food.
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A bowl of spaghetti all'Aglio e Olio topped with olive oil and flakes of Parmesan cheese.
Spaghetti all’aglio e olio–spaghetti with garlic, olive oil, pepper flakes, and cheese–is a simple authentic Italian classic that makes an ideal weeknight supper.
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A grey ceramic bowl filled with baked mac and cheese with bread crumbs
This baked macaroni and cheese boasts all the cheesy goodness of the usual American classic but with the spectacular addition of crunchy, buttery crumbs on top as well as the bonus points that it can be prepared in advance. What’s not to love?!
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A cheesy baked spaghetti casserole in a cast-iron skillet.
This cheesy baked spaghetti, made with pasta, tomatoes, ground beef or Italian sausage, mozzarella, and Pecorino Romano is a true one-pan wonder that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters at your table.
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A white bowl filled with spaghetti topped with bread crumbs and a chunk of pecorino beside the bowl.
This spaghetti with bread crumbs is a simple yet impressive meal made with pasta, bread crumbs, garlic, fennel seed, and cheese. Perfect for those days when there’s nothing left in the fridge.
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A cooked leftover pasta frittata on a round metal pan.
This mashup of pasta and frittata combines some of my favorite comfort foods for a rich, cheesy, inexpensive pantry meal. And the variations are endless, too.
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