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Easy pasta recipes

58 Recipes

You can rely on our easy pasta recipes with fail-safe pasta bakes like mac 'n' cheese and pasta sauces like beef ragu that are perfect for a midweek meal.

Easy pulled beef ragu

3.75

(2 ratings)

A low-and-slow cooking dish that works a treat when you don’t have time to watch a pot. Add this rich sauce and tender shredded beef to your favourite pasta...
  • 4 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy

Creamy courgette lasagne

4.613335

(375 ratings)

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

Fennel spaghetti

3.75

(1 rating)

Low fat and low calorie, this fennel spaghetti is a healthy vegetarian meal for two. Make it as an easy midweek meal and garnish with parsley and parmesan
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Saucy sausage pasta

4.227275

(99 ratings)

Tomato, onion and garlic pasta sauce with sausage chunks for a bit of substance - brilliant for students (and as a hangover cure)
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Pasta with salmon & peas

4.166665

(3 ratings)

Make this salmon pasta in under 20 minutes for a dinner the whole family will enjoy. Kids will love the fun-shaped pasta while packing in fibre and omega-3
  • 17 mins
  • Easy

Easy spaghetti Bolognese

0

(0 ratings)

Mix pork and beef mince in this easy spaghetti bolognese that also has a splash of red wine and plenty of garlic for a filling, flavourful family supper
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Spinach & courgette lasagne

5

(1 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 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Ratatouille pasta salad with rocket

0

(0 ratings)

Use up leftover ratatouille to make a substantial vegetarian lunch that's quick to prepare and also super healthy, providing all five of your five-a-day...
  • 13 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

The best spaghetti Bolognese recipe

4.796055

(152 ratings)

Our best-ever spaghetti Bolognese is super easy and a true classic. An Italian pasta favourite with a meaty, chilli sauce, this ultimate recipe comes courtesy of BBC Good Food user, Andrew Balmer.
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy

Easy pesto lasagne

4.369565

(23 ratings)

This vegetarian bake from reader Lucy Nanor is packed with spinach and peas along with creamy pesto and mascarpone sauce
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Ultimate spaghetti carbonara recipe

4.665515

(145 ratings)

Discover how to make our best spaghetti carbonara recipe. This cheesy pasta dish is an Italian favourite and, with a little help from Gennaro Contaldo, you can make it perfect every time
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Bacon & mushroom pasta

4.507635

(131 ratings)

A simple one-pan pasta dish with bacon, mushrooms and pesto - ready in under 30 minutes
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Creamy courgette & bacon pasta

4.60569

(123 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

4.472725

(110 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

Chicken & broccoli pasta bake

4.25885

(113 ratings)

This dish can be assembled ready for baking a good few hours ahead - and it's all cooked in one pan
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Tuna pasta bake

4.17826

(115 ratings)

Whip up this cheap treat using storecupboard ingredients, tinned tuna and sweetcorn
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Spaghetti & meatballs

4.79948

(96 ratings)

Get everyone to help rolling meatballs and you'll soon have one supper on the table and another in the freezer
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Roasted vegetable lasagne

4.65278

(90 ratings)

Young, old and in-betweens will love this vegetarian Italian-style dish
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Healthy pasta primavera

4.583335

(3 ratings)

A healthy spaghetti dish full of broad beans, leeks and asparagus tips. Make the most of spring greens with this vibrant, filling pasta recipe
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Asparagus, chilli & feta farfalle

0

(0 ratings)

A simple, budget pasta dish with a touch of chilli, squeeze of lemon and fresh basil. Add a drizzle of oil and sprinkling of feta cheese to serve
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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