Kids' Pasta Recipes

Kids love pasta! Browse the kid-friendly spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, pasta salad, and beef and noodles recipes they'll never turn down.

Staff Picks

Restaurant Style Mac and Cheese

Rating: 4.18 stars
Excellent restaurant-style macaroni with cheese that knocked me away!

Tuna Noodle Casserole from Scratch

Rating: 4.39 stars
No canned soup mix in this recipe! Mushrooms, onions, celery, and peas all go into this comfort casserole.

Old Fashioned Mac and Cheese

Rating: 4.6 stars
This is a classic recipe for macaroni and cheese. The kids will love this!

Allie's Delicious Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 4.25 stars
I took my grandmother's basic, but delicious, recipe and improved it. Very creamy and cheesy! Unlike any you've ever tasted!! Well worth the prep time. Get all the ingredients together first and it will be a cinch to prepare.

Tuna Noodle Casserole with Potato Chips

Rating: 4.32 stars
A creamy classic, great to make for those busy nights when a time consuming recipe just isn't an option.

Spaghetti Tacos

Rating: 4.47 stars
My kids wanted these after seeing them on one of their favorite TV shows. Very quick and easy.

Ham and Cheese Bowties

Rating: 4.29 stars
This is like homemade macaroni and cheese but with the fun bow tie pasta and hearty ham. While this makes perfect use of leftover ham, there usually aren't any leftovers when I serve this! My family gobbles it right up.

Pizza Pasta

Rating: 4.36 stars
Very easy to make, and kids will love it!

Cheating Cheeseburger Macaroni

Rating: 3.81 stars
This is one of those happy accidents that happened when I had to make up dinner from what I had in the cabinet. It serves a whole family and the kids love it. I used a mixture of what was left in the bottom of the pasta boxes for the pasta. Any short pasta will work. Try adding broccoli, peas or carrots as a variation.

Asian Chicken Salad

Rating: 4.64 stars
A perfect salad for leftover BBQ, boiled, broiled or baked chicken. A very crunchy salad with a tasty sweet Asian-style dressing. The kids love it too! The Chinese rice noodles are of the cellophane type and can be found in the Asian section of most grocery stores. They are often in rectangle form and in clear packaging.
By D

Simple Beef Tips and Noodles

Rating: 4.15 stars
This is one of my family favorites; it's a great starter recipe for using a pressure cooker. It is wonderful any time of year, but we like it best in the cooler weather. Very quick and easy to make after a day at work. It can also be made in a slow cooker.

Pumpkin Pasta

Rating: 3.75 stars
Tasty! Connor approved!

Inspiration and Ideas

Prego® Now and Later Baked Ziti

Ziti, sauteed beef and onion, Prego® Fresh Mushroom Italian Sauce and cheeses are combined to bake and serve now or to freeze to bake later.

Halloween Pasta

Rating: Unrated
This pasta can be eaten any time but is best for Halloween. Very tasty and no need for sauce.

S.O.B. (South of the Border) Casserole

Rating: 4.11 stars

Ground meat, tomatoes and corn with a little spice creates a quick meal everyone loves. My husband usually requests a double batch! The ground turkey can be replaced with ground beef, pork or chicken.