This roundup of
pasta dinner recipes will help get the ball rolling on dinner prep tonight.
Pasta is one of the ultimate comfort foods! Who doesn’t love long strands of
spaghetti smothered in tomato sauce or thick pieces of lasagna layered with meat and cheese? Pasta is an instant family favorite that is as much fun to make as it is to eat! Pasta for the Win!
Budget-friendly and versatile, pasta dinners are winning dinners! Not only for busy weeknights, but also when weekends call for casual get-togethers and formal-ish dinner parties.
Get creative with a pasta shape that’s already in the pantry or explore something new. And don’t forget – the same recipe can be made with a different pasta shape every time, making it original all over again!
Table of Contents Pasta for the Win! Meat and Pasta Seafood-Based Pasta Dishes Meat-Free Pasta Dishes One Pot Creamy Garlic Pasta Recipe Meat and Pasta
Big appetites with love these hearty, and easy to make pasta dishes.
Italian Sausage Pasta
This easy 30 minute, one pot Italian Sausage Pasta recipe is the perfect family meal topped with mozzarella and parmesan cheese. View the recipe
Crock Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs
Crock Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs is one meal closer to making life simple and delicious. Each meatball is seasoned perfectly and topped with a quick and easy homemade sauce your whole family will love.
View the recipe
Taco Spaghetti Recipe
Make Taco Spaghetti for a hearty and tasty dinner that's ready in no time at all! View the recipe
Chicken Tetrazzini (or turkey)
Chicken Tetrazzini is a creamy and delicious casserole. So simple and delicious your family will love it! View the recipe
Seafood-Based Pasta Dishes
Shrimp and pasta go hand in hand like old friends!
Cajun Shrimp Pasta
Cajun Shrimp Pasta with a spicy and rich cream sauce is a quick and easy dinner recipe with just the right amount of kick! View the recipe
Easy Shrimp Alfredo
Easy Shrimp Alfredo is so simple to make, it's perfect for a mid-week meal. But it's also decadent enough to serve as a special dinner for family or guests. View the recipe
Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta
Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta is a super quick and delicious dish that is perfect for busy nights. In just 20 minutes you’ll be sitting down to a creamy satisfying dinner. View the recipe
Garlic Shrimp Pasta
Garlic Shrimp Pasta is a quick and delicious weekday recipe that's ready in under 30 minutes. View the recipe
Meat-Free Pasta Dishes
Folks who enjoy a meat-free day of the week, and vegetarians alike, keep pasta on regular rotation. These dishes don’t miss the meat and will be easy family favorites in no time!
Veggie Feta Pasta Recipe
With quick and easy preparation, this feta pasta bake will become a meal time favorite recipe. View the recipe
One Pot Creamy Tomato Pasta
This creamy one pot pasta dish with garlic, tomatoes and cream is perfect for lunch or dinner. View the recipe
Cacio e Pepe
This is the best Cacio e Pepe Recipe! Only 4 ingredients are needed for a light, full-flavored and delicious dish. View the recipe
Black Bean Pasta
This black bean vegetarian pasta makes a hearty and healthy one pot pasta main dish. View the recipe
Pasta Primavera Recipe
This pasta primavera recipe is easy to make and loaded with healthy vegetables and hearty pasta. It's perfect for lunch or dinner. View the recipe
Leave a comment below and let us know what your favorite pasta dinner recipe is!
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One Pot Creamy Garlic Pasta is filled with rich flavors for one of the best pasta dinner recipes to feed a hungry crew!
Prep Time 5 minutes minutes Cook Time 10 minutes minutes Total Time 15 minutes minutes
Author The Shortcut Kitchen
Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. When butter is melted, add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add chicken broth to the pot and bring to a boil.
Once chicken broth is boiling, add angel hair pasta.
Cook pasta until done then lower heat and let simmer until most of the broth has evaporated.
Turn heat off and add whipping cream and parmesan cheese.
Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.
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Calories: 938 kcal | Carbohydrates: 89 g | Protein: 22 g | Fat: 55 g | Saturated Fat: 33 g | Cholesterol: 187 mg | Sodium: 757 mg | Potassium: 453 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 2025 IU | Vitamin C: 9.7 mg | Calcium: 257 mg | Iron: 1.8 mg
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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Stumbled upon this recipe looking for something to do with heavy cream that needed to be used. It was delicious, with very little effort. Could definitely be a weeknight meal, and could also be adapted to use small amounts of leftover protein or vegetables. I used vermicelli instead of angel hair, which had an 8 minute cooking time in a large deep skillet vs. a pot. I significantly increased the garlic, and garnished with fresh chives and fresh cracked black pepper, because that’s what I had on hand. We cleaned our plates, and will definitely be making again. A keeper! And LOVE that it’s a one-pot wonder!
So happy you loved this recipe, Renee!
I added 2 tablespoons of garlic one and a 1/2 cups of cheese
It is very good I give it 8 stars
So glad you loved it! More cheese sounds delish Paul!
How many does it serve?
As a main dish, it serves about 4 people Peyton.
WOW!! This was fantastic!! I had doubts about it with the whipping cream but holy smokes. Will make again!
Yay! That is great to hear Nicole!
Made this for dinner last night and it was a huge hit for all of us! Easy and so flavorful. Loved it and we will make it again for sure!
Love this recipe! It is a favorite at my house. I add cream cheese to it sometimes to create a richer sauce. Pair it with Lemon chicken, your family will beg you to make it all the time! 😉
Would it still be good without the cheese?
Made this tonight, my super picky 12year old loved it. I made it exactly as outlook Ned, next time I may add more garlic, couldn’t really taste it much. This would also be great with some chicken tossed in.
Super yummy, easy recipe. Will be making this again soon! Thanks for sharing.
This looks yummy! I would like to make this, however I have never used canned chicken broth,. Is it concentrated chicken broth (that you would have to mix with water) or normal chicken broth? Thank you!
Help! This is o e of my favorite recipes but can’t see the directions and ingredients. Could you please send it to me?
added about 2 T of garlic, used about 30 oz of sodium free chicken broth in the box. (My biggest pan could not hold 3 14.5 oz cans). and used less pasta. SOOOO good. I made chicken and mushrooms in another pan and added after the parm and cream. Delicious. Thank you
I have made this quite a few times! I do add more garlic, use fat free half and half and add shrimp.
I add chicken and bacon to it for some protein.. Awesome!!!
This is mouth watering!! My husband loves it!!
Sounds really good! Though with only 1 tsp of garlic in it, not sure why it has garlic in the name. Think I’ll add more garlic (maybe fresh minced) and maybe some red pepper flakes. 🙂
I added more garlic and red pepper flakes. Yum yum. Thanks.
To reduce the sodium, use either low sodium or no sodium chicken broth and try seasonings which do not have salt in them or a salt substitute.
Can you substitute something for the heavy cream?
My daughter made this for dinner tonight and added broccoli and grilled chicken. Delicious!
So easy – trying this one during the weekend! Thanks!
Delicious! Added mushrooms. Next time I will also add bacon.
How would it be if you added chicken ?
This was great! So easy too. I left out some of the whipping cream because after pouring 1/2 of it in, it seemed like enough.
Next time I will try some grilled chicken with it!
I made this last night.. It was GREAT. I used Rigatoni. I added Pepper, Red Pepper Flakes and some italian Seasoning, it was Amazing. This will become a twice a month recipe for me now..
I made this tonight. My family LOVED it!!! Thanks for the recipe!!
Do you have the carb and sodium count on this recipe?
I need a kidney friendly version if there is one.
It looks amazingly yummy by the way!!
This looks awesome! Can’t wait to try soon!
LOVE THIS ONE!