Beef ragu on a plate

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 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


(394 ratings)

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

Fennel spaghetti


(3 ratings)

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


(105 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


(15 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 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 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

Ratatouille pasta salad with rocket


(2 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


(215 ratings)

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

Easy pesto lasagne


(26 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


(172 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


(140 ratings)

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

Creamy courgette & bacon pasta


(141 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


(117 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


(125 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


(127 ratings)

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

Spaghetti & meatballs


(106 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


(102 ratings)

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

Healthy pasta primavera


(9 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


(3 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