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Easy pasta recipes

56 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 spaghetti Bolognese


(7 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

Ultimate spaghetti carbonara recipe


(434 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

Easy pesto lasagne


(57 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

Saucy sausage pasta


(190 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


(136 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

Bacon & mushroom pasta


(215 ratings)

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

Spinach & courgette lasagne


(43 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


(4 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

Easy pulled beef ragu


(12 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

The best spaghetti bolognese recipe


(574 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

Creamy courgette lasagne


(535 ratings)

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

Fennel spaghetti


(10 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

Creamy courgette & bacon pasta


(265 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


(174 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


(221 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


(223 ratings)

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

Spaghetti & meatballs


(172 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


(165 ratings)

Make our easy veggie lasagne using just a handful of ingredients. This classic Italian-style pasta bake is sure to become a family favourite
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Healthy pasta primavera


(40 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


(18 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

Pappardelle with sorrel butter & pine nuts


(1 rating)

This seasonal sorrel and pappardelle pasta dish is simple and uses just a handful of ingredients. It's ready in 20 minutes and makes a fresh veggie main...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian


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