Looking for a simple Italian dish for a stress-free meal? These easy pasta recipes are made with simple everyday ingredients and taste incredible!


Who doesn’t love pasta? I’m pretty sure it’s in everybody’s favorite comfort food list.

If you’re looking for a super easy pasta dish to make for dinner tonight, you’ve come to the right place!

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

These 10 easy pasta recipes are totally fool-proof, most are ready in 15 or 30 minutes and only require few simple ingredients.

Plus, I’ve made sure to include loads of dairy-free and vegetarian pasta options!

If you’re looking to spice up your pasta game and cook something different, 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, packed with nutrients, and comes together in just 15 minutes!

2. Traditional Bolognese Pasta

traditional bolognese sauce with tagliatelle pasta

Traditional bolognese sauce (ragù alla bolognese) is an Italian classic pasta dish, and one of the most famous pasta sauces in the world.

Make spaghetti bolognese or traditional tagliatelle with this classic recipe.

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 Cook

These easy classic Italian Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells make a great vegetarian pasta bake for the whole family.

4. Aubergine 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 is a must-try Sicilian recipe and a classic Sunday meal.

Simple to put together, it’s a creative way to present classic spaghetti with tomato sauce.

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 Pasta

shiitake mushroom tagliatelle pasta in a plate

This light mushroom pasta makes the most out of meaty succulent shiitake mushrooms and fresh pasta.

It’s super easy to make and it’s ready in just 15 minutes!

7. Calamarata Pasta (with calamari and tomato sauce)

calamarata pasta

This classic Italian summer dish is perfect for a special occasion or a weeknight meal alike. A simple seafood pasta loved by kids and grown-ups.

8. Vegan Broccoli Pesto Pasta

broccoli pesto sauce pasta

Never stress over mealtime again thanks to this quick, easy dinner idea.

Perfect for busy nights, this broccoli pesto pasta features a delicious creamy sauce and it’s ready in just 15 minutes.

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

A quick easy meal that’s ready in less than 20 minutes. This conveniently dairy-free pasta dish looks fancy enough for a special occasion!

10. Italian Caprese Pasta Salad

caprese pasta salad

Vegetarian Caprese Pasta made with only 5 ingredients and ready in just 20 minutes!

This incredibly simple Italian recipe makes a fantastic summer dish the whole family will love.

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