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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.

7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 20 mins
Easy
470 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
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57 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This vegetarian bake from reader Lucy Nanor is packed with spinach and peas along with creamy pesto and mascarpone sauce

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
198 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
209 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Jazz up sausages with this spicy tomato pasta

25 mins
Easy
162 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

17 mins
Easy
226 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
Easy
54 ratings 4.4 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
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
309 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Take a fresh look at broccoli with this creamy pasta bake

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
100 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

A simple step-by-step guide to making a classic supper dish. An old favourite, made with plenty of cheese and a little mustard

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
15 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
617 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
554 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Serve up this creamy quick dish for a last minute dinner party and impress veggie friends.

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star 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
270 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A quick and creamy carbonara-style tagliatelle that showcases delicious courgettes contrasted with cream and pancetta

30 mins
Easy
180 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

If you usually serve beef stroganoff with rice, try it with pappardelle pasta instead - it works beautifully with the creamy sauce

30 mins
Easy
231 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

40 mins
Easy
235 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Whip up this cheap treat using storecupboard ingredients, tinned tuna and sweetcorn

50 mins
Easy
148 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Creamy pasta needn't be off the menu when you're watching your weight - this one's low-fat

30 mins
Easy
180 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
175 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
42 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
18 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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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