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 PastaEver 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.
Lemony Fettuccine AlfredoThis 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.
Braised Beef with Red Wine PastaWith all due respect, your go-to recipe for beef stew falls short of this magnificent melding of beef, wine, and pasta. No contest.
Homemade Pasta DoughPasta 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.
Dorie Greenspan's Spaghetti and MeatballsEverything you'd expect from a Dorie Greenspan recipe—easy, utterly delicious, and crowd-pleasing.
Pasta PuttanescaJust 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.
Pasta Soup with Potatoes and PancettaThis good old-fashioned soup has a frugal heartiness once needed by day laborers. And a satiating subtleness now appreciated by foodies.
Spaghetti all’Aglio e OlioThis Italian classic is gonna bring ease to your everyday supper situation with its understated complexity and undeniable frugality.
Baked Mac and Cheese with Bread CrumbsBecause 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.
Cheesy Baked SpaghettiAs much of a one-pan wonder as they come. Willpower doesn’t stand a chance against this cheesy baked spaghetti casserole.
Spaghetti with Bread CrumbsBet you've already got everything you need for this frugal pantry pasta. All you need now is 15 minutes to pull it together.
Leftover Pasta FrittataGot 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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