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Kids’ pasta recipes

You can rely on our family pasta recipes for filling midweek meals that kids will love, with favourites like lasagne, mac ’n’ cheese and spaghetti Bolognese.

95 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Simple storecupboard pasta salad with sunny Mediterranean flavours

30 mins
Easy
27 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Make the ultimate comfort dish, macaroni cheese, but with vegan credentials. The recipe is quick and easy to make, so a great midweek meal for the family

35 mins
Easy
Vegan
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13 ratings 4.8 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
12 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This springtime pasta dish requires just four ingredients. The perfect, fuss-free feast with a creamy sauce and pork meatballs that's bound to be a hit

28 mins
Easy
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
733 ratings 4.8 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
21 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

An affordable way to include oily fish in your diet. Canned sardines are a great source of omega 3 and add oomph to this simple, family pasta dish

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
50 ratings 4.3 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
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A seafood twist on a family favourite that's packed with sustainable shellfish. Serve with a lemony rocket salad

55 mins
More effort
40 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Switch up your classic family lasagne with pesto, broccoli, mascarpone and chunks of sausage in a dish that's rich in calcium, folate, fibre and vitamin C

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Spelt spaghetti has a nutty flavour and adds extra protein, fibre and vitamins. This quick and easy pasta dish is great for a midweek family meal

22 mins
Easy
141 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Satisfy your comfort food cravings with this cheap and simple creamy pasta dish with chunks of ham and crunchy veg

30 mins
Easy
26 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Runner and green beans make a delicious addition to a comforting pasta bake - top with pumpkin seeds for added crunch

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
21 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This layered pasta dish is a family favourite - give it a healthy makeover with ricotta, lentils and lots of filling vegetables

2 hrs
Easy
Vegetarian
13 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Lemon zest and crème fraîche make this seafood pasta dish with king prawns and green beans rich and zingy - enjoy it hot or cold

25 mins
Easy
19 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Lentils make a low-fat addition to these minced pork patties for a healthier family favourite - still full of herby, garlicky flavour

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
10 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This quick and easy pasta dish is sure to be a family favourite and it's ready in 30 minutes

30 mins
Easy
14 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Fill sheets of pasta with tomato, aubergine and ricotta for a delicious vegetarian main - perfect for feeding a crowd

2 hrs and 45 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
20 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Roast squash with garlic until caramelised, then toss with pasta, sage and crumbled goat's cheese for an easy weeknight dinner

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This cheesy, Greek inspired one-pot stretches out lamb mince with lots of veggies and filling pasta - perfect for cooking on a budget

2 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Packed with goodness and with extra toppings to choose from, even the fussiest eaters will be happy with this sweet tomato pasta

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A child-friendly take on pasta alla genovese. Kids can help make the green sauce and toss the whole mix together

31 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
38 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

You don't get much more comforting than a melty pasta bake with a crunchy topping. Serve with a crisp green salad

50 mins
Easy
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