Pasta is an incredibly versatile carb as it tastes delicious both hot in pasta bakes, ragus and one-pots, and cold in pasta salads. We have gathered and collated our top 10 pasta dishes for you to try.

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These must-try recipes are great for feeding a crowd as most can be made in large batches, and some are freezable for later use. Pasta suits almost every diet, so check out our vegetarian pasta recipes and vegan pasta recipes for more hits.

10. Italian broccoli & salmon bake

Penne pasta with broccoli, salmon and anchovies

Make this creamy pasta bake with salmon, broccoli, anchovies and sundried tomatoes. It's perfect for a family midweek meal, and you can easily adapt the recipe depending on what fish and vegetables you have in the fridge.

Discover more recipes that use smoked or fresh salmon in our salmon pasta recipes.

9. Hearty pasta soup

Bowl of vegetable soup with tortelloni inside

Do something different with a pack of tortellini. This filling soup is full of fibre and veg, plus it's low in fat. The perfect lunch or supper. Freeze the soup base for an even quicker meal prep.

Perfect served with vegetables, in soup or smothered in cheese, our tortellini recipes makes a great light lunch or supper.

8. Chicken & chorizo ragu

Chicken-&-chorizo-ragu

Serve this delicious chicken and chorizo ragu over rice or pasta as an easy midweek dinner for the family. Chicken thighs are a more affordable cut of meat than chicken breast and are just as flavourful and juicy. You can freeze any leftovers for another day.

Looking for a comforting dinner? Our chorizo pasta recipes are perfect. This Spanish sausage lends a beautiful smoky flavour to ragu, pasta bakes, lasagnes and spaghetti.

7. Sausage ragu

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Feed the family this comforting, budget-friendly sausage ragu with pasta. Sausagemeat provides an affordable yet flavourful option to replace more expensive mince. You can freeze the leftovers for another time, which tastes just as good.

Whether you like plain pork, chorizo or chipolatas, our sausage pasta recipes have you covered for the ultimate comfort food.

6. Creamy courgette & bacon pasta

Cougette and bacon tagliatelle

This quick and creamy carbonara-style tagliatelle showcases delicious courgettes contrasted with cream and pancetta. With only two simple steps and a helpful step-by-step video, this 30-minute pasta recipe will soon become one of your go-tos.

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If you like the smoky flavour boost that bacon offers to pasta dishes, check out more of our bacon pasta dishes.

5. Chorizo & mozzarella gnocchi bake

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Upgrade cheesy tomato pasta with gnocchi, chorizo and mozzarella for a comforting bake that makes an excellent midweek meal. Enjoy with homemade focaccia or garlic and basil ciabatta to mop up all the leftover tomato sauce.

4. Creamy courgette lasagne

Courgette lasagne with a chunk missing

Serve this quick, creamy courgette & ricotta lasagne for a last-minute dinner party to impress vegetarian friends. It's a great way to use courgettes when they're in season. The recipe was created to serve four, but it is designed to be easily halved or doubled, making a great meal for large groups or romantic dining.

Discover more variations on the classic Italian lasagne. We have all sorts of lasagne recipes, including traditional mince, seafood and vegetarian versions.

3. Chicken pasta bake

Baking dish of chicken pasta and a small serving on a plate

This gooey cheese and chicken pasta bake is a wonderfully warming and creamy option for a midweek dinner. Enjoy with a dressed green salad like our green salad with olive dressing or chopped green salad with herby chilli dressing – the freshness will complement the creamy sauce perfectly.

2. Ultimate spaghetti carbonara

Spaghetti carbonara topped with parmesan and pepper

Discover how to make a superb authentic carbonara using less than ten ingredients (and here’s a secret: not one of them is double cream). The creamy sauce uses only eggs and cheese, and is loosened with pasta water.

Serve up a sensation spaghetti recipe for dinner, from classics like bolognese to puttanesca and more.

1. The best spaghetti bolognese

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Our best-ever spaghetti bolognese is an easy Italian classic with a meaty tomato sauce that the whole family will enjoy. Serving up to six people is great for feeding a hungry hoard, but if you’re cooking for fewer people, fear not because you can freeze the sauce, saving time for a midweek supper.

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