48 pasta recipes
From cheesy one-pot pasta to buttery seafood linguine and Marmite carbonara, check out our best ever pasta recipes, perfect for speedy weeknight dinners and leisurely weekend lunches
Looking for a creamy pasta dish? Want a healthy pasta recipe, or perhaps the speediest spaghetti to make for the family? For more pasta inspiration check out our collection of tortellini recipes, lasagne recipes and spaghetti recipes.
Best pasta recipes
Rigatoni and sausage is a classic combo, and here we've used it to make this simple one pot dish. Any short pasta will work for this magic one-pot that's ready in half an hour.
Perfect a creamy butternut squash pasta for your next special weeknight dinner. Drizzle over a little of the rosemary oil, add a good grinding of black pepper to taste, and serve.
Combine vodka with tomato passata to create a silky sauce that clings well to pasta. Using passata instead of tomato purée also adds extra freshness and acidity. Don't worry – the alcohol evaporates during cooking.
All your favourite flavours from a cheeseburger transported into this rich and delicious pasta for the whole family to enjoy.
This creamy beef cannelloni is the perfect make-ahead family dinner, as chilling the ragu overnight allows the rich flavours to marry together. Serve alongside a green salad with an Italian-style balsamic salad dressing, or with garlic bread.
Entertain a special guest with this effortless dill butter prawn linguine, ready on the table in 20 minutes.
Horseradish and watercress elevate the sophistication of this speedy and straightforward pasta dish that works equally well with linguine or spaghetti.
Casarecce or gemelli pasta shapes work well in this simple veggie bake, packed with creamy feta, tomatoes and olives.
This classic, speedy Italian dish is ready in under 30 minutes, delivering a burst of flavour. Pair with ciabatta or focaccia to soak up the remaining sauce.
Featuring saffron, raisins and pine nuts, this Sicilian pasta dish is packed with flavour and texture.
Reduced-fat crème fraîche makes this popular salmon pasta healthy but still just as creamy. Peas and dill add greenery and there's lemon zest for freshness. Check out more of our healthy pasta recipes.
Check out our speedy version of the classic Sicilian aubergine pasta dish, perfect for a midweek dinner for two. Try more of our vegetarian pasta recipes.
Super simple and only taking 15 minutes to make, try our vegan casarecce with raw cherry tomato sauce for a quick and easy dinner. Find more vegan pasta recipes.
This midweek pasta dish, flavoured with white wine, butter, olive oil and prawns, is on the table in just 20 minutes. Check out more prawn pasta recipes.
Make this smooth and creamy pasta sauce in 15 minutes using just cottage cheese, milk, garlic granules and cornflour. Discover more cheesy pasta recipes here.
Herby sausages, nutritious kale, creamy ricotta and a pinch of chilli combine to make a pasta bake that the whole family will enjoy. Find more of our best pasta bake recipes here.
Tossed in a smooth yet fiery gazpacho sauce, whip up this simple vegan pasta dish in just 15 minutes. Check out more of our spaghetti recipes here.
Take your pasta salad to the next level by adding sweet diced tomatoes and mozzarella cheese balls for a light veggie dinner. Take a look at more of our pasta salad recipes.
Creamy pasta recipes
An easy mid-week filler for all the family, mozzarella and double cream make this veggie pasta bake extra creamy. This super simple recipe is ready in less than an hour, too.
A creamy mustard sauce takes it that little further in this simple penne dish, while broccoli adds a fresh, vibrant touch.
Creamy, comforting and easy to make, this low-maintenance pasta dish is a great weekend treat. Make a big pot for the whole family.
Homemade pasta recipes
The perfect way to celebrate the fresh flavours of spring, this homemade ricotta ravioli is sure to wow your dinner guests.
Follow these step-by-step tips from our cookery team to make the silkiest, smoothest dough to create out-of-this-world pasta at home.
Recreate Padella's famous pici cacio e pepe dish in the comfort of your own home, made with pasta, butter and cheese.
These gluten-free pasta ribbons need just four ingredients to make and can easily be made vegan, too.
10-minute pasta recipes
This parma ham pasta is perfect for a really speedy supper and any leftovers will be great for lunch the next day. Prosciutto can be used instead if you can’t find parma ham.
For a creamy midweek pasta dish for four, check out this quick and easy fettucine alfredo with plenty of parmesan cheese.
For a speedy pasta dish which doesn’t compromise on flavour, try our delicious asparagus spaghetti finished with a crunchy fennel seed pangrattato topper.
This stylish-looking tortellini dish only needs one pot. Super quick and delicious, it's everything you want from a midweek supper, ready in just 10 minutes.
This recipe couldn’t be easier – the only thing you need to cook is the spaghetti, before tossing it with the rest of the ingredients.
This is a great store cupboard supper that only requires five ingredients. It's creamy and filling but low-fat and only takes 10 minutes to make.
15-minute pasta recipes
This simple linguine with prawn butter sauce is creamy, rich and full of flavour. Ready in just 15 minutes, it's a midweek meal you'll make again and again.
Simple but so effective. This easy pasta dish manages to be both light and comforting at the same time, teaming kale with melting anchovies, garlic and lemon.
20-minute pasta recipes
You can't go wrong with salmon, pasta and a great big dollop of crème fraîche. Make our high protein, low salt midweek dinner in a matter of 20 minutes.
This pasta combines wilted spinach and soft goat's cheese to create a creamy and rich dish. Garnish with extra parmesan and enjoy.
Six ingredients and just 20 minutes are all it takes to make this satisfying pasta dinner for two, packed with green veg and finished with lots of parmesan.
This twist on classic spaghetti carbonara uses Marmite, which gives it a delicious savoury flavour. Serve with a generous sprinkle of parmesan and parsley.
Make this easy pasta dish with homemade pesto for a classic speedy dinner – whizzing the pesto takes seconds and your meal will still be on the table in just 25 minutes.
Tinned sardines are a great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids and essential oils. Let them shine in this quick and easy Sardinian spaghetti dish.
The trick here is to steam the broccoli in seasoned olive oil and pasta water until mushy. It emulsifies into a wonderful sauce. It sounds weird but it really works.
Pasta and sauce all cooked in one pot? Sounds mad but it works! Try Sabrina Fauda-Rôle's tomato and basil pasta recipe tonight and see for yourself.
Prawns, harissa and plenty of fresh basil help make this vibrant pasta dish really sing. Finish with a dollop of cooling yogurt to counter the fiery harissa.
Together, pasta and cheese make killer comfort food. This 25-minute dinner is super simple – it's all cooked together in one pan so you'll save on washing up.
This rich leek carbonara only takes 30 minutes to prepare and cook, so it’s a brilliant weeknight dish for two.
Ramp up your classic pine nut pesto with toasted macadamias and toss through long ribbons of pappardelle for a vibrant dinner that's on the table in 30 minutes.
Adding smoked paprika and fennel seeds will give you a more interesting pasta sauce than you can buy, and rigatoni is the perfect pasta shape for clinging onto all that flavour.
Pair earthy sprouts with plenty of cream, pancetta, garlic and white wine for a genius spaghetti tea for two. Finish with lemon juice and zest to lift that creamy flavour.
Check out our super simple green linguine. This quick and easy pasta dish is veggie-friendly, low in calories and will help you pack in your veg for the day.