There's nothing more comforting than a delicious serving of pasta. From the classic spaghetti bolognese to the more adventurous lemon garlic pasta, this versatile dish has something to offer everyone. We've rounded up 10 of the best pasta recipes you can easily recreate in your kitchen. These pasta dishes are simple, quick and guaranteed to please your taste buds.
Classic Spaghetti Carbonara
This Roman dish is a crowd-pleaser and beyond simple to make. All you need is spaghetti, eggs, pecorino cheese, and guanciale. The secret lies in mixing the cooked pasta with the eggs and cheese while it's still hot, creating a creamy, delicious sauce.
Garlic Lemon Spaghetti
This is a perfect dish for a summer evening. The freshness of the lemon combined with the garlic gives it a vibrant flavor. Remember to reserve some of the pasta water; the starchy water adds body and silkiness to the sauce.
Creamy Mushroom Penne
Mushrooms and cream are a match made in heaven. After cooking the mushrooms, make sure to deglaze the pan with some white wine to unlock all the flavors that got stuck to the bottom. Mix in some cooked penne and heavy cream for a rich and satisfying pasta.
Pesto Pasta with Grilled Chicken
First cook your chicken on the grill to add a smokey flavor that pairs perfectly with bright basil pesto. Toss with your preferred pasta and top with cherry tomatoes and pine nuts for a delightful crunch.
Packed with all the veggies you can imagine, Pasta Primavera is a colorful dish that celebrates spring produce. Sautéed vegetables are mixed with cooked pasta and topped with a generous amount of parmesan cheese. The recipe is flexible so you can use whatever vegetables you have in the fridge.
It might sound fancy, but Clam Linguine is simple to whip up. Fresh clams cooked in white wine, garlic, and chili make a briny, tasty sauce for linguine. Just remember to discard any clams that did not open after cooking.
A take on the classic, Fettuccine Alfredo boasts of richness and creaminess. It's simple yet decadent. A light note of nutmeg rounds out the flavors of this dish.
Pasta alla Norma
This Sicilian pasta dish features a beautifully bold tomato and eggplant sauce. Topped with a sprinkling of ricotta salata, Pasta alla Norma is a comforting and hearty dish.
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
One of the most traditional Italian pasta dishes, Spaghetti Aglio e Olio requires only a few ingredients: spaghetti, garlic, olive oil, and crushed red pepper flakes. This dish is simplicity at its best.
Ravioli with Brown Butter and Sage
This dish turns simple ravioli into a gourmet meal. The brown butter sauce provides a rich, nutty flavor, accented by fresh sage leaves. Toss with your favorite ravioli and finish with a dusting of parmesan.