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Creamy pasta recipes

51 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.

Two-step carbonara

4.297295

(37 ratings)

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

Smoked salmon carbonara

4.055555

(36 ratings)

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

Lemony prawn & pea pasta

3.875

(32 ratings)

A simple and flavoursome storecupboard prawn pasta dish that combines fresh flavours with quick cooking
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Garden veg pasta

4.076925

(26 ratings)

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

Fiorentina baked pasta

4.11111

(18 ratings)

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

Creamy prawn pasta

4.05263

(19 ratings)

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

Creamy crab & pea pasta

3.65

(20 ratings)

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

Creamy tomato, courgette & prawn pasta

4.210525

(19 ratings)

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

Spinach & courgette lasagne

4.625

(40 ratings)

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 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Spaghetti with seafood velouté

4.75

(12 ratings)

Treat someone special to this elegant meal for two, with gently poached oysters and other delicious seafood
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • More effort

Crispy bacon & sausage carbonara

4.38095

(21 ratings)

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

Spinach & nutmeg cannelloni

4.3125

(16 ratings)

Stuff rolled lasagne sheets with creamy spinach and ricotta and bake with tomato and mascarpone sauces for a filling vegetarian meal
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pasta with creamy walnut pesto

4.166665

(12 ratings)

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

Simple salmon with spring pasta

4.466665

(15 ratings)

Asparagus, peas and broad beans are all natural partners for fish, make them more indulgent with creamy tarragon pasta
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Ravioli with artichokes, leek & lemon

5

(9 ratings)

Fresh stuffed pasta makes a great base for a speedy Italian-inspired supper - mix with marinated artichokes and a creamy lemon sauce
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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