Pasta is the ultimate comfort food, and when you need a quick and satisfying meal on a busy weeknight, it’s the perfect choice. With these 20 easy and weeknight-friendly pasta recipes, you’ll discover a world of flavors that will leave you obsessed. From classic spaghetti Bolognese and creamy mac and cheese to veggie-packed primavera and zesty pesto, there’s a pasta dish for every craving. These recipes are designed to be simple and quick to prepare, making them ideal for those evenings when you want a delicious meal without spending hours in the kitchen. So, get ready to indulge in pasta perfection and elevate your weeknight dinners with these irresistible recipes.
Butternut Squash Paste Bake
Butternut Squash Paste Bake is a creamy and comforting dish made with smooth butternut squash puree, layered with cheese and herbs, and baked to golden perfection. This hearty and flavorful bake is a delightful way to enjoy the natural sweetness and velvety texture of butternut squash.
Recipe: butternut squash pasta bake
Casarecce Pasta in Peperonata Sauce
Looking for a quick and delicious meal? Try our casarecce pasta recipe! Originating from Sicily, these short pasta noodles are known for their twisted or rolled shape, perfect for holding rich and flavorful sauces. Boil the pasta, and in just 30 minutes, you’ll have a comforting Italian masterpiece.
Recipe here: casarecce pasta
Creamy Mushroom Pasta
Indulge in the rich and creamy flavors of this mushroom pasta, made with sautéed mushrooms and a savory herb-infused creamy sauce. Topped with Parmesan and a touch of red chili pepper, this dish is a comforting and delicious meal that’s perfect for any day of the week.
Recipe: mushroom pasta
Twisted Pasta Bolognese
Try our mouthwatering bolognese made with meatless option. Combining tomatoes, veggies, vegan ground beef, and aromatic herbs, it’s a satisfying, tasty twist on the classic dish. Ready in just 30 minutes, it’s perfect for newer vegans seeking familiar flavors without meat.
Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Making gnocchi is super easy especially if you make them with sweet potatoes. No special ingredients are needed, only pantry staples.
Recipe: sweet potato gnocchi
Lemon Pepper Pasta with Asparagus
This lemon pepper pasta is a simple yet delicious dish that can be made in just 15 minutes with only 5 ingredients. The addition of asparagus makes it a refreshing and satisfying meal.
Recipe: lemon pepper pasta
Introducing our delicious lentil bolognese – a meatless take on the beloved Italian favorite! It blends brown lentils, savory tomato sauce, veggies, and aromatic herbs to create a hearty and flavorful dish that’s a must-try.
Recipe here: lentil bolognese
Spicy Miso Soba Noodles
If you are looking for the most delicious miso noodles recipe, this spicy tahini miso sauce will surely deliver. It is not only delicious, but it is also an easy, no-cook sauce that you can mix within 5 minutes. Soba noodles are the perfect candidate to elevate these flavors.
Recipe: miso soba noodles
Pad Woon Sen (Thai Glass Noodles Stir Fry)
This is a classic Pad Woon Sen recipe turned completely meatless. Silky Thai glass noodles in a sweet and salty sauce are stir-fried with carrots, cabbage, tomato, onion, and mung bean sprouts. For added protein, this recipe calls for tofu scramble and marinated oyster mushrooms
Recipe: pad woon sen
Thai Oyster Mushroom Noodle Stir Fry
It is an easy aromatic Thai noodle stir fry with sauteed oyster mushrooms, tofu, par-boiled broccoli, and rice noodles. Thai food is well-known for its spiciness, although it’s not always hot to taste.
Thai Red Curry Mac and Cheese
This Thai Red Curry Mac and Cheese is featuring cashew nuts, coconut milk, and Thai red curry paste. It is a great fusion recipe where the coconut milk makes it extra creamy, while the red curry paste adds a little bit of spiciness.
Recipe here: red curry mac and cheese
It is an easy recipe to make the classic Italian delight vegan. Our tofu bolognese is a 30-minute recipe that combines ingredients like rich tomato sauce, crumbled tofu, finely chopped veggies, and aromatic herbs and spices for a wholesome meal.
Recipe: tofu bolognese
Tuscan Red Wine Pasta
Tuscan Red Wine Pasta is a hearty and flavorful dish that brings together the robust flavors of red wine, tender pasta, and roasted cauliflower. The cauliflower adds a delightful texture and a subtle earthy taste, while the red wine sauce infuses the dish with depth and richness, resulting in a satisfying Italian-inspired meal.
Recipe: tuscan red wine pasta
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Pasta Bake
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Pasta Bake is a delightful twist on the classic comfort food, combining the creamy, cheesy goodness of traditional mac and cheese with the added nutrition and subtle flavor of roasted cauliflower. The cauliflower adds a delicious depth to the dish, creating a satisfying and wholesome meal that will please both kids and adults alike.
Recipe: cauliflower mac and cheese
Green Pesto Pasta
Indulge in the deliciousness of this green pesto pasta that’s bursting with flavors of freshly made basil pesto, juicy cherry tomatoes, and a sprinkle of parmesan. It’s a quick and easy meal that’s perfect for any time of the day.
Recipe: pesto pasta
Hummus pasta salad from our cookbook is a quick and flavorful pasta dish that can be prepared in just 15 minutes. The combination of creamy hummus with tangy sun-dried tomatoes and olives creates a unique taste. Different flavored hummus, such as roasted red pepper or spinach, allow for endless variations.
Recipe: hummus pasta
Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
This sun-dried tomato pesto with rosemary is a flavor-packed condiment that can add a tasty twist to your meals. Use it as a spread on sandwiches, a dip for veggies, or a sauce for pasta to enjoy the delicious taste of sun-dried tomatoes and aromatic rosemary.
Recipe: sun-dried tomato pesto
Caramelized Carrot Pasta Sauce
This unique carrot pasta sauce is made by caramelizing root vegetables and combining them with tangy mustard, lemon juice, and creamy sour cream, resulting in a sweet and savory dish that is both filling and flavorful, and is sure to be a standout addition to any dinner table.
Recipe: carrot pasta sauce
Lasagna with Lentil Bolognese
This lentil lasagna is a delicious and satisfying dish that features a rich and flavorful lentil bolognese sauce layered with creamy white bechamel and lasagna noodles. It is a perfect comfort food that will leave you feeling full and satisfied.
Recipe: lentil lasagna
Mac and Cheese
Looking for a healthy and delicious mac and cheese recipe? Look no further than this creamy sauce that’s ready in just 20 minutes!
Recipe: mac and cheese