Pasta Main Dish Recipes

For over-the-top lasagna, stuffed shells, fettuccine, spaghetti, and all your favorite main dish pasta recipes, you've come to the right place.

Staff Picks

Baked Ziti I

Rating: 4.71 stars
A lady I worked with brought this in one day, and it was a hit. Now it is the favorite of all my dinner guests. It's great for a covered dish dinner too. I have made this also without the meat, and it is well received.

To Die For Fettuccine Alfredo

Rating: 4.61 stars
This is a recipe that I created by modifying my mother's recipe. My boyfriend is a fettuccine Alfredo connoisseur and he scrapes the pan every time! I get nothing but rave reviews when I make this dish. I must warn you, this recipe is not for the health conscious. Enjoy!

Stuffed Shells III

Rating: 4.55 stars
This recipe is a hit wherever you go. It is a very rich and cheesy meal and looks like a deep-dish pizza when done. I altered what I was originally given because I did not like cottage cheese and added other ingredients that I thought it deserved.


Rating: 4.7 stars
Delicious! Serve with a crispy salad and garlic bread, and you'll have a dish your family will love! The kids like to help stuff the noodles too!

World's Best Lasagna

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

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.

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: 4.32 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 Mac and Cheese

Rating: 4.16 stars

This is a nice rich mac and cheese. Serve with a salad for a great meatless dinner. Hope you enjoy it.