Calling all pasta lovers and culinary adventurers! Ever wanted to wow your dinner guests with a mouthwatering plate of pasta that screams homemade perfection? You’re in luck. We’ve scoured the globe and our own test kitchens to bring you a collection of pasta dishes so delectable, you’ll want to put on your apron and grab a fork before you even finish reading.
From classic Italian favorites to creative twists, this is more than just a list—it’s a journey for your taste buds. Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or a seasoned pro, these recipes are designed to inspire and guide you in crafting pasta dishes that are sure to impress. So dust off those pots, heat up some water, and let’s get cooking!
Turkey Stuffed Shells with Pesto
Large pasta shells are generously stuffed with a flavorful turkey and pesto mixture, then baked to perfection. The herby, aromatic pesto beautifully complements the tender turkey, making this dish an easy but impressive option for any meal.
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Creamy Spinach Orzo
Orzo is a really versatile pasta. I love it in cold pasta salads, or in hot dishes like this Creamy Orzo with Spinach & Tomatoes. It’s a bright and pretty dish, and there’s not a drop of cream in sight!
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Pasta with Ricotta & Tomatoes
Cool nights call for hot, comfort food, and there’s not much better than this Pasta with Ricotta and Tomatoes. The fresh pop of tomatoes and creamy ricotta play really nicely together in this hearty, cheesy, and delicious dish that’s as good as a side as it is an entree.
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Pesto Orzo Salad
This easy-to-make orzo salad is a burst of freshness on your plate. The tiny pasta grains absorb the nutty, herby pesto, making every bite a flavor-packed experience. It’s the perfect side or a light main dish for any occasion.
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Sausage & Broccoli Rabe Pasta
This meaty dish is made with affordable sausage. It’s crumbled up, so it infused the dish with plenty of flavor, and with sausage in every bite, no one will know this is an inexpensive dish.
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Blackstone Tortellini with Meatballs
Indulge in pillowy tortellini pasta paired with homemade, succulent meatballs, all drenched in a rich, creamy sauce. This dish is the epitome of comfort food, and it’s so simple that anyone can make it for a satisfying dinner.
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Steak & Pasta Salad
Savory slices of steak meet tender pasta in this hearty salad. Tossed with fresh greens and a tangy dressing, this dish offers a delicious interplay of flavors and textures that make it ideal for a filling, nutritious dinner.
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Giant Cheese Stuffed Shells
Enormous pasta shells act as vessels for a decadent cheese mixture in this comforting dish. Once baked, the shells become crispy at the edges and gooey in the middle, creating an irresistible texture that pairs well with any tomato-based sauce.
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Salmon Pasta Salad
Flaky salmon is the star in this nutritious pasta salad. Accompanied by crisp veggies and tossed in a light, lemony dressing, it’s the perfect balance of fresh flavors and hearty comfort.
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Transport your taste buds to Greece with this unique take on spaghetti. Kalamata olives, feta cheese, and a hint of lemon make this pasta dinner unlike any other, balancing tangy and savory in every bite.
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Million Dollar Spaghetti
This spaghetti dish feels like a million bucks but is surprisingly easy to make. Layers of creamy béchamel, rich meat sauce, and perfectly cooked spaghetti combine for a luxurious pasta experience that’s sure to impress.
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Rotisserie Chicken Pasta Salad
Repurpose your leftover rotisserie chicken into this delightful pasta salad. Packed with fresh vegetables, and perfectly al dente pasta, this is a light but satisfying dish that’s perfect for picnics, lunches, or simple dinners.
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