8 Super-Easy Pasta Dinners Ready in 15 Minutes
When quick and easy are what you need, these pasta sauce recipes are there for you. Start a big pot of water heating up on the stovetop, and by the time your pasta's ready, these super-simple sauces are, too. Just toss everything together and serve. Each one of these pasta recipes is ready in 15 minutes or less.
Fettuccine with Sweet Pepper-Cayenne Sauce
Here's a hearty, healthy pasta dish featuring sweet red bell peppers sautéed with garlic and cayenne pepper, and then simmered with sour cream and chicken broth, tossed with pasta, and finished with grated Parmesan cheese. Add a little cooked chicken if you like.
Pesto is a great ingredient to keep on hand for extra fast dinners. The sautéed onions add a little sweetness and some depth. Reviewer cookformywife "doubled the pesto as suggested and added ready crisp bacon and a little bit of red pepper flakes. Awesome!"
Linguine with White Clam Sauce I
Sauté minced garlic and chopped clams in olive oil; add clam juice, and chopped parsley; and then toss with cooked pasta. "Quick and Easy! Can be used when you forget to take something else out of the freezer," says JANBLIDEN. "You can use water instead of the clam juice, if you like."
Tony's Summer Pasta
Chopped plum tomatoes and mozzarella cheese are bathed in olive oil, fresh basil, and minced garlic, and then tossed with linguine. "The tomatoes are warmed and the cheese melts ever so slightly, creating a simple but delectable meal," says KDCG.
Anchovies are sautéed with garlic in olive oil to create a pungent, tasty sauce for hot spaghetti. Add some breadcrumbs and parsley to the anchovy mix and toss with the noodles to serve. "If you love anchovies and pasta, this recipe is for you," says DIGGER2640. "It's quick, easy, and very tasty. Serve with crusty Italian bread, if desired."
Shrimp and Peanut Butter Noodles
You'll toss Japanese udon noodles with broccoli, shrimp, and a simple peanut butter sauce, and garnish with chopped peanuts. "A sweet, salty, nutty dish that can be cooked up in less than 15 minutes," says w. "Measurements for the sauce can be adjusted for your taste, but with these ingredients, you can't go wrong! I use pre-washed, pre-cut broccoli florets to cut down on prep time as well."
Fettuccine Alfredo with Ham
Four simple ingredients (ham, cream, butter, and Parmesan cheese) combine with fettuccine noodles in this super-quick dinner. "This was great! Easy! Quick!" says Cecile. "A good weeknight dinner. Next time I may add some red pepper flakes to add a little more zest."
Lighter Mushroom Tortellini Alfredo
Toss cooked tortellini with sautéed sliced mushrooms and garlic simmered in evaporated milk and grated Parmesan cheese. "This pasta dish is a perfect choice for meatless Monday, and with minimal ingredients it's fast to make, too!" says thedailygourmet.