Bring your pasta skills to the next level with these quick, creative and easy pasta recipes that are 100% beginner-friendly, and made with simple everyday ingredients.

Who doesn’t love pasta? I’m pretty sure it’s in everybody’s favorite-food list, because you can’t possibly get bored from pasta, there are thousands of shapes to try and endless recipes to choose from.

From traditional Italian recipes I grew up with in Italy, to something a bit more creative, today I’m sharing with you some of my favorite pasta recipes.

These 10 easy pasta recipes are totally fool-proof, most are ready in 15 minutes, and only require few very simple inexpensive ingredients, in typical Italian fashion. Plus, I’ve made sure to include loads of dairy-free and vegetarian options!

If you’re looking to spice up your pasta game and cook something different from the usual spaghetti bolognese, make sure to give these easy pasta recipes a try!

1. Creamy Mushroom & Spinach Spaghetti

This Mushroom and Spinach Spaghetti recipe has the most amazing and easy creamy sauce - Vegetarian and packed with nutrients, it comes together in just 15 min! Recipe from thepetitecook.comThis easy pasta recipe has the most amazing and easy creamy sauce – Conveniently vegetarian and packed with nutrients, it comes together in just 15 minutes!

2. Easy Lasagna Cups

Summer Lasagna Cupcakes - Healthy, quick and easy to make, these savory cupcakes are ready in only 20 mins and packed with fresh summer flavors! Recipe by The Petite CookAwesomely vegetarian, these 4-ingredient lasagna cups are a great twist on a classic family favorite, and make a super tasty party food!

3. Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells

These classic Italian Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells have all it takes to become a family favourite. Awesomely vegetarian, they're easy and quick enough to make for a weeknight dinner, but also pretty enough to serve at dinner parties and get-togethers. Recipe by The Petite Cook4. Eggplant Spaghetti Sandwiches

Eggplant spaghetti sandwiches are a must for Sunday lunch in Sicily. A different ( and totally tasty) way to present the classic spaghetti with tomato and eggplant. Vegetarian recipe by thepetitecook.comDoppiette di Melanzane are a must for Sunday lunch in Sicily. Simple to put together, it’s a different and totally tasty way to present the classic spaghetti with tomato sauce and fried eggplant.

5. Leftover Spaghetti Frittata

Italian Leftover Spaghetti Frittata - Use leftover cooked spaghetti to make this light veggie loaded spaghetti frittata with fresh healthy ingredients - A great vegetarian option for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner! Recipe by The Petite CookIf you have any leftover spaghetti from the above recipes, then this classic Italian spaghetti frittata is definitely a must-try.

6. Shiitake Mushroom Tagliatelle

These italian-style shiitake mushroom tagliatelle have all it takes to become your next favorite pasta dish - Quick, easy to make, awesomely vegetarian and ready in just 15 mins! Recipe from thepetitecook.comThese light mushroom tagliatelle make the most out of meaty succulent shiitake mushrooms and fresh pasta, and only require 15 minutes to make!

7. Linguine with Clams & Lemon

Linguine with clams and lemon- Light, quick, packed with vibrant summer flavours!This is a classic Italian summer dish, and makes dinner incredibly easy. The added lemon zest is the final touch that gives a refreshing tangy kick to this beautifully simple seafood pasta.

8. Fusilli Pasta with Red Pepper Pesto

Fusilli with roasted red pepper pesto are easy to make, ready in 15 min and packed with vibrant italian summer flavours!Easy and quick to make, these light fusilli with red pepper pesto can also be prepared ahead and served at room temperature, almost like a pasta salad – Perfect for picnics and bbq’s!

9. Pea Pesto Pasta with Prawns

Looking for a light dairy-free pasta recipe to enjoy all spring long? Look no further! This quick Pea Pesto Pasta with Prawns is sure to become a favorite meal this season! Recipe by The Petite Cook

An effortlessly easy to put together meal, conveniently dairy-free, ready in less than 20 minutes, and looks fancy enough for a special occasion!

10. Italian Summer Pasta Salad

Summer Italian Pasta Salad, easy quick healthy recipe The Petite CookPerfect for a summer party or picnic, this easy and simple pasta salad features everyday ingredients such as tuna chunks, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh herbs.

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10 Quick, Creative and Easy Pasta Recipes that are 100% beginner-friendly, and made with simple everyday ingredients. Recipes by The Petite Cook


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