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Creamy pasta recipes

50 Recipes

What's more comforting after a long day than a bowl of creamy pasta? Versatile, filling and easy to prepare, take a look at our best-rated recipes.

Creamy courgette lasagne


(515 ratings)

Serve up this creamy quick dish for a last minute dinner party and impress veggie friends
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Ultimate spaghetti carbonara recipe


(369 ratings)

Discover how to make superb spaghetti carbonara. This cheesy pasta dish is an Italian favourite and with the right technique, you can make it perfect every time
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Creamy courgette & bacon pasta


(236 ratings)

A quick and creamy carbonara-style tagliatelle that showcases delicious courgettes contrasted with cream and pancetta
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Beef stroganoff with herby pasta


(161 ratings)

If you usually serve beef stroganoff with rice, try it with pappardelle pasta instead - it works beautifully with the creamy sauce
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Best ever macaroni cheese recipe


(125 ratings)

This perfect macaroni cheese recipe comes with a creamy cheese sauce, a hint of mustard and uses leftover French stick for its crunchy topping
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Roast pumpkin & spinach lasagne


(85 ratings)

Nothing is as comforting as a rich creamy lasagne and the sweet, earthy flavours of this veggie classic are well worth the effort
  • 2 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cheesy leek & bacon pasta


(72 ratings)

A creamy and comforting quick pasta recipe, ideal for when you're short on time...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Cheesy ham & broccoli pasta


(100 ratings)

Satisfy your comfort food cravings with this cheap and simple creamy pasta dish with chunks of ham and crunchy veg
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Leek & mackerel penne bake


(57 ratings)

This is a super-fast, filling meal for busy midweek winter nights - it's great with smoked haddock too
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Turkey bolognese pasta bake


(63 ratings)

No need to choose between tangy tomato or creamy cheese sauce – this easy bake, with turkey mince and mascarpone, has the best of both...
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

Butternut macaroni cheese


(45 ratings)

This comforting and creamy family pasta bake is given a makeover by adding roasted squash
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Creamy linguine with prawns


(54 ratings)

This delicious recipe is ready in a flash yet special enough to serve friends too. Add fresh crab and sliced red chilli for a treat
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Two-step carbonara


(36 ratings)

The classic quick, creamy sauce - but made without cream
  • 15 mins
  • Easy


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