Quick and Easy Pasta Dishes

There's no better quick and easy dinner than a bowl of steaming hot pasta. From pastas with chicken and shrimp, to fast sauces and pasta salads, these quick and easy pasta dinners will have everyone begging for more.

Pasta Carbonara

Parents

Bored by spaghetti and meatballs? Give carbonara (bacon and egg pasta) a try for a fast and fresh take on Italian cuisine.

Total: 30 mins
Total: 15 mins

Ravioli And Snap Peas

Better Homes and Gardens

A rich cream sauce tops purchased ravioli for this easy meatless main dish.

Spaghetti Carbonara

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Chicken and Bow Ties

Better Homes and Gardens

A rich wine and cheese sauce tops chicken and pasta in this simple, yet elegant, dinner.

Total: 30 mins

Organic White Mac and Cheese

Family Circle

Avoid all of the artificial ingredients in boxed macaroni mixes by stirring together this easy homemade recipe. The extreme creaminess comes from four varities of cheese!

Bowties with Tuna

Family Circle

This pasta and tuna one-dish dinner can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. Save this recipe for a night when you need a meal in a hurry.

Pasta and Peas

Better Homes and Gardens

For a light and springy pasta dinner, try this pea, basil and Parmesan pesto, then top things off with strips of salty prosciutto.

Total: 30 mins
Total: 20 mins

Creamy Sausage-Tomato Rotini

Midwest Living

Coat pasta with a creamy sauce of tomatoes and Italian sausage to make a fast and tasty dinner.

Total: 25 mins

Cavatelli with Broccoli Rabe

Family Circle

Broccoli rabe has a slightly bitter yet delicious taste that blends beautifully with spicy Italian sausage in this pasta recipe.

Herbed Scallops with Couscous

Family Circle

If you crave seafood in the middle of the week, try this 30-minute recipe. It takes little time to saute the seasoned scallops in butter and olive oil and to prepare the tomato-flavored couscous mix.

Pasta Stir-Fry

Better Homes and Gardens

Bottled stir-fry sauce provides a dozen seasoning ingredients in a single step making this five-ingredient recipe possible.

Total: 25 mins

Taco-Night Pasta

Family Circle

This pasta one-dish meal combines all the Mexican flavors and spices that taco lovers enjoy. Try this vegetarian recipe on a weeknight when you need a meal in 30 minutes or less.

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