Pasta Main Dish Recipes

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Staff Picks

Bacon White Cheddar Pesto Mac and Cheese

Rating: 4.27 stars
A rich and bacon-y variation of the tradition macaroni and cheese pasta dish.

Chicken Sausage Gnocchi Skillet

Rating: 4.21 stars
A light-tasting dish with mild flavors that is quick to prepare as long as you prep the gnocchi in advance.

Asian-Inspired Vegetable Noodle Bowl

Rating: 4 stars
Delicious, nutritious vegetarian noodle bowl. Lots of color and flavor. You can find the green soybeans in the freezer department of your grocery store.

Light Shrimp and Pesto Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars
For a quick meal that's elegant enough to serve to company, you can't beat the combination of shrimp, pesto, and pasta. Using garlic scapes instead of basil and garlic gives this dish a lighter note.

Pasta with Gorgonzola Sauce and Radicchio

Rating: 4 stars
This rich and flavorful sauce is the perfect match for bitter radicchio. It is incredibly easy to make and goes well with any type of (preferably fresh) pasta. My favorite pasta to have this with is gnocchi. The light and fluffy potato pasta goes well with the rich sauce. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and parsley.

Whole-Family Pasta with Broccoli and Cauliflower

Rating: 4.19 stars
Many children, especially picky eaters, love pasta loaded with plain butter--a dish that clearly earns low marks on the health scale. This great alternative adds fiber and protein with beans, which kids actually love!

Bucatini All'Amatriciana

Rating: 4.83 stars
This pasta dish is my signature dish. I really enjoy making this pasta, especially with the right ingredients like guanciale. Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Oven Chicken and Linguini

Rating: 4.51 stars
Easy and delicious. Add more pepper flakes if you like it spicy.

World's Best Lasagna

Rating: 4.8 stars
It takes a little work, but it is worth it.

Quick and Easy Pancit

Rating: 4.37 stars
Quick, Easy and delicious! Will remind you of Island Fiestas!

Chicken and Asparagus Fettuccine

Rating: 4.44 stars
This is so rich and filling that one serving goes a long way. Crusty bread and a salad is all this creamy dish needs to make a complete and hearty meal.

Saigon Noodle Salad

Rating: 4.33 stars
This Vietnamese-style noodle salad is my 'too hot to cook' staple. It is bursting with flavor and makes great use of leftover grilled meat or shrimp.

Inspiration and Ideas

Shrimp Scampi with Pasta

Rating: Unrated
"My kids beg me to make this weekly! It is super easy, and I follow the directions exactly." – lilacdlf

Chef John's Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: Unrated
"Easy to make. Tastes amazing—an instant family favorite!" – Jillian

Homemade Four Cheese Ravioli

Rating: 4.28 stars

Great homemade Italian ravioli recipe that I have recreated to taste like the ravioli at Maggiano's restaurant. Don't be intimidated by the large list of ingredients, it is well worth it!