With these italian pasta recipes, you’ll be able to make one of each.
From classic spaghetti to creamy lasagna and everything in between, you’ll definitely find something you like.
The key to making good Italian dishes is the use of fresh ingredients and sauces.
When it comes to pasta, Italy is the country to follow!
The most popular types of pasta include:
linguini (spaghetti) and fettuccine (similar to spaghetti)
cannelloni (Italian-style criss-cross noodles), rigatoni, fusilli, and penne (bolognese-type noodles)
There are also plenty of other types that are not as common.
arancini (roasted small Spanish nuts), amatriciana, bajon, bolognese, cannoli, fettuccine Alfredo, fusilli with clams, fava beans, and white wine sauce, kebabs, lasagna, macaroni alla Piacenza (Piedmontese mac and cheese), mussels, pecorino cheese w/olives & capers, penne alla Vongole (genoa-style pasta), pappardelle, salmon linguine (spagetti), spaghettini al ragout (Italian ravioli), shrimps alla carbonara (carbonara sauce with peas), spaghetti alla Norma di Marengo – a traditional Italian dish of beef or veal served on a bed of garlic bread)
What do you think?
Are there any other pasta dishes you’d love to try?
Let me know in the comments below!
1. Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta
This creamy Tuscan chicken pasta is the perfect dinner for busy weeknights.
It’s packed with rich, robust flavors from fresh herbs, garlic, and more.
It’s a hearty meal that will have you feeling full even after one bite.
There’s nothing quite like the first bite of a cannelloni.
It just screams comfort food to me, and it always makes me want more!
This recipe is for the most classic and comforting cannelloni.
The filling is made with ground beef and pasta, making it ultra-rich.
You can even enjoy this dish as an antipasto or side to your favorite meal.
3. Crockpot Italian Chicken Pasta
This is one of those pasta dishes that will satisfy your craving and keep you away from the beef.
Enjoy this Italian chicken pasta dish with a side salad, and a hearty bowl of rice.
The best thing about this recipe is that it only takes about an hour to make.
So, it’s a great option for busy weeknights!
4. Aglio E Olio (Spaghetti With Garlic And Oil)
This simple, three-ingredient recipe is a great way to add some garlic to your life.
The pasta is coated in a delicious mixture of garlic, olive oil, and parmesan cheese.
With just four ingredients, you’ll have a tasty dinner on the table in no time!
5. Seafood Pasta
This seafood pasta is a great way to impress that special someone.
Spaghetti is paired with shrimp, clams, mussels, and scallops.
It’s then topped off with a creamy garlic sauce that’s hard to beat!
The flavor combinations are stunning, and the textures are fantastic.
You can even make this dish ahead of time and store it in the fridge.
Just pop it in the oven when you’re ready to serve!
6. Vodka Sauce
Mmm… I love a rich and creamy vodka sauce, especially when it’s paired with grilled meat.
This recipe is easy to make, and all you need is simple ingredients.
All you’ll need is thick cream cheese, butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and vodka.
Garnish this sauce with your favorite fruit cocktail or fresh fruit slices for a more refreshing treat.
7. Italian Sausage Pasta
Next time you want to turn up the spicy Italian pasta sauce and heat up your life, make this sausage pasta!
You can add a side of garlic bread or toss it with some veggies for an easy and delicious meal.
It’s sure to impress your family and friends.
This dish is so good that all you need is a handful of ingredients.
You can have it ready in less than 20 minutes!
8. One Pot Pasta
The secret to this pasta dish is to use a packet of roasted red pepper sauce.
It infuses so much flavor into the pasta, and it’s great with some fresh mozzarella too.
You can also top it all off with some meaty ground beef or chicken if you want something more substantial.
Either way, I guarantee you’ll be satisfied after one bowl of this delicious pasta!
9. Four Cheese Garlic Pasta Sauce With Spaghetti
The cheese and garlic take this pasta sauce to a whole new level of deliciousness.
You’ll add sharp cheddar and parmesan to the mix.
Then, you’ll toss in some buttery spaghetti noodles along with garlic powder, basil, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
It’s beyond delectable!
10. Creamy Tuscan Sausage Pasta
This creamy Tuscan sausage pasta is exactly what you need on a chilly night.
It’s packed with garden-fresh, rustic ingredients such as mushrooms, kale, and tomatoes.
The tender pasta and chewy sausage are a match made in heaven.
With just one bowl, this dish is so easy to make!
Plus, it only takes 15 minutes to prep!
That’s the perfect meal for a busy weeknight.
11. Classic Baked Penne Pasta with Ricotta
This pasta dish is great when you’re looking for something a little different from the norm.
The penne noodles are tossed in creamy ricotta and baked to perfection.
As the dish bakes, the cheese will melt and create a luscious sauce that coats all of those little noodles and pairs perfectly with every bite.
Serve this classic baked penne pasta with some roasted veggies or add some fresh herbs for an extra touch of flavor.
12. Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta Toss
This creamy Italian sausage pasta toss is a fabulous way to top off any meal, and it’s easy to make at home.
It has everything you could ever ask for in food.
The sausage is flavorful and savory, the pasta is fresh, and the sauce is of course, delicious.
You’ll love how this dish has all the best elements of an Italian meal in one container.
13. Cacio E Pepe
This is a classic, hearty Italian dish made with bread and cheese.
It’s often served as part of an antipasto platter.
Cacio e pepe is usually eaten to start the meal.
It’s a simple dish that tastes great alone or together with other varieties of bread.
When you serve it for dinner, however, it can be a little more special.
In fact, if you pair this scrumptious pasta with some roasted vegetables and another type of cheese, you could have one heck of a meal.
14. Pasta E Fagioli
This contemporary take on a classic Italian dish is hearty and flavorful.
It’s packed with veggies, protein, and carbs to help you feel full after your meal.
And while it may not look like the traditional pasta e fagioli, this recipe has a few tricks up its sleeve.
The most impressive one is toasted pine nuts.
They add an extremely nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with the herbs and spices.
This recipe calls for cannellini beans, but you can use other types of beans too.
If you have a bit of leftover canned tomatoes, you can throw them in as well.
Shredding cheese before adding it to the bowl gives it just enough bite without being overpowering.
15. Baked Feta Pasta With Cherry Tomatoes
This baked feta pasta with cherry tomatoes is the perfect recipe to whip up on a busy weeknight.
The combination of creamy feta and juicy cherry tomatoes gives this dish a bright, refreshing flavor.
While it may seem a little complicated, this recipe is actually pretty easy to make.
First, you’ll have to cook the pasta in water with butter until tender.
Then, throw it in the oven to bake until everything is cooked through.
16. Italian Sausage Rigatoni With Spicy Cream Sauce
You can’t have a list of sausage recipes without this one.
It’s like spaghetti and meatballs only better.
This recipe uses whole Italian sausages and marinara sauce to make the most delightful Rigatoni with sausage.
It has tomato, basil, oregano, garlic, and more.
The pasta is cooked in a rich tomato-based sauce, which makes it fall apart even more than usual.
Serve this dish with crusty bread for dipping and enjoy!
17. Scallop Spaghetti In Creamy White Wine Butter Garlic Sauce With Capers
Scallops, cream cheese, white wine, and garlic?
This recipe is a little different from the other scallop recipes you’ve tried.
It’s a meatless dinner that will make your tastebuds sing with delight.
The creamy sauce coats the tender, buttery scallops in rich flavors.
Serve it over spaghetti noodles for an easy weeknight meal or serve it as a seafood platter for brunch.
18. Italian Chicken Pasta In Creamy White Wine Parmesan Cheese Sauce
If you’re in the mood for something more sophisticated, I have a pasta recipe for you!
This creamy white wine parmesan cheese sauce is not only easy to make, but it’s also ridiculously delicious.
It has that same classic Italian flavor with a hint of sweetness from the creaminess of the cheese.
Plus, it’s packed with protein thanks to the chicken and veggies in this dish.
19. Chicken Parmesan Pasta
Chicken parm is one of my favorite meals. It’s bold, meaty, and so flavorful.
And this recipe is no slouch either!
The sauce itself is super simple.
All you need are some spices and pasta water.
No-Cook Spinach Salad With Chicken Tenders and Pine Nut Topping
Chia pudding adds a nice chewiness to contrast with the tender chicken pieces.
You can serve this salad as a main dish or add it into your low-carb diet meal.
Sweet potato soup made with sweet potatoes and spices is a fantastic way to warm you up after dinner.
20. Pasta Fagioli
You’ve probably heard of fagioli, a traditional Italian pasta dish made with beans, tomatoes, and onions.
But did you know that it was also created in honor of John F. Kennedy?
Fagioli is traditionally made with dried beans, but in the early days of American cooking (before refrigeration), this dish was given a unique twist by adding canned tomatoes.
Beware: if you don’t have a can opener on hand or remember how to use one…well then!
Just pop the tomato right into your blender and turn it on!
21. One Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta
This one-pot recipe will make you feel like a kid on Christmas.
The pasta is coated in cheesy, garlicky sauce and topped with fresh herbs for a scrumptious meal.
And it’s so easy to make!
Just toss everything into the pot and before you know it, your house will smell amazing.
So, whether you’re celebrating holidays or just want a cozy dinner on a cold night, this is the perfect meal.
22. Spaghetti Carbonara
Carbonara is a rich and creamy pasta dish that’s perfect for those cold days in the fall.
You’ll make it with canned tomatoes, cream of chicken soup, ham hock, and veggies.
It’s hearty and delicious with plenty of cheese in every bite.
This recipe comes together quickly and easily. It’s great to whip up when you have some leftover veggie ingredients on hand or need an easy weeknight dinner.
23. Pasta Boscaiola
Boscaiola is a hearty and hearty pasta dish.
It combines the comforting flavors of marinara, mozzarella cheese, and bell peppers.
It’s a little bit spicy, but not overly so.
You can have this on the table in no time!
24. Pasta Alla Zozzona
This pasta is an Italian classic that’s one of the best things to come out of Italy.
The recipe requires a bit of time and patience, but it’s worth every second.
It calls for ricotta, garlic, parmesan, chopped prosciutto, and so much more.
It’s also served alongside a plate of chicken-based linguine.
25. Pasta Pomodoro
Pomodoro is my favorite spaghetti sauce. It’s rich, creamy, and full of mozzarella.
The only thing missing on this recipe is you can use any fresh tomato you like.
I think the best way to enjoy it is with some grilled chicken or shrimp.
26. Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina
Gnocchi alla Sorrentina are a treat of delicious dumplings.
With their soft, pillowy texture and creamy sauce, they’re ideal for a quick and easy meal.
This recipe is a great choice because it calls for only five ingredients!
It’s made with ricotta cheese, flour, eggs, butter, and parmesan cheese.
All you have to do is mix the ingredients together until smooth and roll them into balls.
Store them in the fridge or freezer; then bake right before serving. They’re ready when they look golden on top.
Creamy White Wine Parmesan Chicken Pasta Recipe
For the chicken:
- 4 chicken breasts thin boneless skinless
- ½ cup flour
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 1 tsp garlic
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 2 tbsp olive oil
For the pasta:
- 12 oz spaghetti
For the White Wine Parmesan Sauce:
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1 onion or ½ onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 2 scallions chopped
- 2 tomatoes diced
- 1 tbsp flour
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup white wine
- ½ cup cheese
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- ½ tsp salt more to taste
- ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
Preparing the chicken:
- If using thick chicken breasts, slice them horizontally to make them thinner. Alternatively, use thin chicken breasts and pat them dry with a paper towel.
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
- Using tongs or a fork, coat the chicken breasts in the flour mixture, pressing them down to make sure the coating sticks to both sides.
Cooking the chicken:
- Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Once the skillet is hot, place the flour-coated chicken breasts in the skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
- Remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside.
- Making the sauce:
- In the same skillet, add the butter, diced onion, and minced garlic. Cook over medium-high heat until the onions and garlic are translucent.
- Add the chopped scallions and tomatoes, and stir.
- Add 1 tablespoon of flour to the pan and whisk to combine.
- Pour in the heavy cream, white wine, Italian seasoning, salt, and red pepper flakes. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
- Add the shredded Parmesan cheese and whisk or stir until the sauce is smooth.
Cooking the pasta:
- Cook the pasta according to the package instructions in salted water until al dente. Drain, but do not rinse.
- Add the cooked pasta to the skillet with the sauce and stir to combine over low heat for 2-4 minutes. Taste and add salt if needed.
- Return the chicken to the skillet on top of the pasta and allow it to warm up for an additional 5 minutes.
- Serve the chicken either on top or next to the pasta, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired.
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