Fancy pasta tonight, but want to step away from the usual tried and tested recipes that, let’s face it, you’ve grown tired of? Well allow us to step in and present to you nine quick and easy pasta recipes that make use of the kind of ingredients you should be able to find at your local deli or supermarket.
Pairing pasta with vegetables, fish and meat, these nine quick and easy pasta recipes will satisfy that pasta craving and liven up dinnertime.
9 quick and easy pasta recipes
1. Pasta salad with olives, tomatoes and walnuts
A sublime combination of flavours and textures make this simple salad as tasty as it is quick to prepare.
2. Pasta con la sarde (pasta with sardines)
A traditional Sicilian dish, bursting with zingy lemon, earthy saffron and fresh sardines.
3. Macaroni cheese
Try this classic Pellegrino Artusi recipe topped with breadcrumbs for a satisfyingly crunchy finish, as a side or main dish.
4. Spaghetti Napoli
Try this amazingly fresh tasting, easy to prepare pasta dish that’s also vegan-friendly.
5. Linguine alle Genovese
Boost simple pasta with pesto with the addition of pine nuts, green beans and new potatoes for extra carbs. Here are 14 recipes made better with pine nuts.
6. Cannelloni stuffed with salmon
Salmon and spinach stuffed cannelloni – why not?
7. Garganelli Pasta With Grana Padano Cream, Prosciutto and Radicchio
Pork and cheese are at the heart of many of the best pasta dishes in our opinion. Here’s one from two Michelin star chef Michael White (Altamarea Group).
8. Spaghetti with clams
The classic spaghetti alle vongole – sit back, savour every mouthful and imagine you’re on a terrace somewhere, anywhere, on the Italian coast.
9. Green lasagna Bolognese
This Simili Sisters recipe takes a little longer to prepare, but believe us, the results are worth it and it will work great as leftovers.