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Creamy pasta 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.

30 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Invite some friends over and wow them with this delectable, creamy dish

40 mins
More effort
34 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

A filling family meal for under a fiver

35 mins
Easy
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41 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

The classic quick, creamy sauce - but made without cream

15 mins
Easy
47 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Try a new topping for your pasta, ready in just 15 minutes

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
41 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

If you've got leftover smoked salmon trimmings, use them up in this creamy, indulgent pasta dish

10 mins
Easy
28 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Italian comfort food without the calories, this recipe is rich and creamy, yet just one third of the fat

35 mins
Easy
27 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This pasta dish with bacon and courgettes is deliciously rich and creamy

40 mins
Easy
37 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

A simple and flavoursome storecupboard prawn pasta dish that combines fresh flavours with quick cooking

15 mins
Easy
22 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This crunchy and creamy pasta is special enough for summer entertaining

15 mins
Easy
22 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This luxuriously creamy recipe has only 5 ingredients

25 mins
Easy
26 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Settle down with a comforting bowl of creamy pasta, safe in the knowledge that it's low-fat too

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
19 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A quick and creamy pasta bake that can be reheated for lunch the next day - if you manage to have any left!

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
20 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

A creamy and delicious pasta dish - that's low-fat, using crème fraîche

20 mins
Easy
24 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This everyday, freeze-ahead supper combines tomatoes with a creamy cheese sauce - a perfect family meal

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
20 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Fresh crab is one of summer’s real treats and its delicate flavour means it needs only minimal cooking

15 mins
Easy
23 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Comfort food with a kick, this creamy pasta has just five ingredients

20 mins
Easy
25 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This fast, fresh pasta sauce with cherry tomatoes, prawns and crème fraîche is ideal for a midweek supper, and it's low-fat

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
18 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Try pasta instead of potatoes as a quick side-dish with chicken or steak

17 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
72 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy a vegetarian lasagne bursting with spinach and courgette, held together with a creamy mascarpone sauce. It's a filling midweek meal for all the family

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
13 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Treat someone special to this elegant meal for two, with gently poached oysters and other delicious seafood

1 hr and 20 mins
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18 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

You’ll love the classic combination of salmon, lemon and peppery rocket in this tasty summer pasta

15 mins
Easy
26 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Eggs, bacon and sausage - not a breakfast plate, but a delicious budget pasta dish with creamy sauce and parsley

25 mins
Easy
22 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Stuff rolled lasagne sheets with creamy spinach and ricotta and bake with tomato and mascarpone sauces for a filling vegetarian meal

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
13 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This unusual pesto is also wonderful with potato gnocchi, on crostini, in panini, or stirred into risotto at the end

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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