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Best pasta recipes

One-pot sausage pasta

Rigatoni and sausage is a classic combo, and here we've used it to make this simple one pot dish. Any short pasta will work for this magic one-pot that's ready in half an hour.

Creamy Sausage Bake

Asparagus and anchovy pasta

For a speedy pasta dish which doesn’t compromise on flavour, try our delicious asparagus spaghetti finished with a crunchy fennel seed pangrattato topper.

Two bowls of asparagus spaghetti

Creamy butternut squash pasta

Perfect a creamy butternut squash pasta for your next special weeknight dinner. Drizzle over a little of the rosemary oil, add a good grinding of black pepper to taste, and serve.

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Bowl of spaghetti with butternut squash sauce next to bowl of oil and glass of water

Vodka pasta

Combine vodka with tomato passata to create a silky sauce that clings well to pasta. Using passata instead of tomato purée also adds extra freshness and acidity. Don't worry – the alcohol evaporates during cooking.

A plate of tomato penne pasta with a small plate of grated parmesan on the side

Healthy spaghetti bolognese

This spaghetti bolognese has slightly less meat in than usual but no less flavour, and is bulked out with lentils for healthy fibre. You could also use vegetarian mince, if you like.

A white bowl of spaghetti bolognese with parmesan and a grater in the background

Cheeseburger pasta

All your favourite flavours from a cheeseburger transported into this rich and delicious pasta for the whole family to enjoy.

Beef tomato pasta topped with pickled cucumbers and green peppers

Linguine alle vongole

The crunchy, chilli-laced pangrattato adds an extra kick to the salty, gloriously glossy sauce made from emulsified clam juice and extra virgin olive oil.

Linguine with clams and chilli in a bowl with a fork on the side

Beef cannelloni

This creamy beef cannelloni is the perfect make-ahead family dinner, as chilling the ragu overnight allows the rich flavours to marry together. Serve alongside a green salad with an Italian-style balsamic salad dressing, or with garlic bread.

Beef cannelloni in a baking dish and served on a plate

Vegetable pasta bake

A Mediterranean-inspired freezable pasta bake packed with summer veg – use frozen if not in season.

Vegetable pasta bake topped with feta in a baking dish

Chicken and bacon pasta bake

Enjoy this classic combo of chicken and bacon in a creamy pasta bake on a weeknight with family or serve to friends for a comforting dinner party main.

Chicken and bacon pasta bake in a dish with garlic bread on the side

Effortless dill butter prawn linguine with chilli crisp fried eggs

Entertain a special guest with this effortless dill butter prawn linguine, ready on the table in 20 minutes.

Plate of linguine topped with potted prawns and dill, next to a fried egg with chilli crisp

Smoked salmon pasta

Horseradish and watercress elevate the sophistication of this speedy and straightforward pasta dish that works equally well with linguine or spaghetti.

A plate of linguine with smoked salmon and watercress in, on a turquoise tablecloth

Baked feta pasta

Casarecce or gemelli pasta shapes work well in this simple veggie bake, packed with creamy feta, tomatoes and olives.

Baked feta pasta

Penne arrabbiata

This classic, speedy Italian dish is ready in under 30 minutes, delivering a burst of flavour. Pair with ciabatta or focaccia to soak up the remaining sauce.

Penne pasta in tomato sauce topped with parmesan and basil

Broccoli pasta bake

Add some green goodness to the classic cheesy pasta bake with florets of broccoli. Dijon mustard and a pinch of chilli flakes ensure a punchy sauce.

Broccoli and cheese pasta bake in a baking dish

Bolognese pasta bake

Make this decadent, grown-up take on a pasta bake with a rich ragu and a layer of creamy béchamel sauce to make it extra luxurious.

Bolognese pasta bake topped with cheese in a baking dish

Sicilian pasta with cauliflower

Featuring saffron, raisins and pine nuts, this Sicilian pasta dish is packed with flavour and texture.

A large white bowl of pasta on a grey stone background with a white linen napkin

Healthy salmon pasta

Reduced-fat crème fraîche makes this popular salmon pasta healthy but still just as creamy. Peas and dill add greenery and there's lemon zest for freshness. Check out more of our healthy pasta recipes.

Two bowls of salmon and pea pasta with lemon zest on the side

Chorizo pasta bake

Combine chorizo, honey, roasted red peppers and creamy mozzarella to make a crowd-pleasing pasta bake. Offset the richness by serving it with a dressed bitter leaf salad.

Chorizo pasta bake in a baking dish

Pasta Norma

Check out our speedy version of the classic Sicilian aubergine pasta dish, perfect for a midweek dinner for two. Try more of our vegetarian pasta recipes.

Pasta Norma Recipe

Casarecce pasta with cherry tomato sauce

Super simple and only taking 15 minutes to make, try our vegan casarecce with raw cherry tomato sauce for a quick and easy dinner. Find more vegan pasta recipes.

Vegan Casarecce Pasta With Raw Tomato Sauce

Vegan pasta bake

Make an umami-rich vegan ragu with mushrooms and carrots, plus pre-cooked lentils to minimise prep time. Delicious baked in the oven with vegan cheese.

Vegan pasta bake in a baking dish with salad on the side

Prawn spaghetti with tomato, chilli and basil

This midweek pasta dish, flavoured with white wine, butter, olive oil and prawns, is on the table in just 20 minutes. Check out more prawn pasta recipes.

Prawn spaghetti with tomato, chilli and basil

Cottage cheese alfredo

Make this smooth and creamy pasta sauce in 15 minutes using just cottage cheese, milk, garlic granules and cornflour. Discover more cheesy pasta recipes here.

Cottage cheese al fredo

Meatball pasta bake

This freezable weekday hero is packed with flavour from homemade sage and nutmeg seasoned meatballs, plus stringy baked mozzarella on top.

Meatball pasta bake in a baking dish

Stuffed sausage pasta bake

Herby sausages, nutritious kale, creamy ricotta and a pinch of chilli combine to make a pasta bake that the whole family will enjoy. Find more of our best pasta bake recipes here.

Baked Sausage and Kale Pasta Recipe

Gazpacho sauce spaghetti

Tossed in a smooth yet fiery gazpacho sauce, whip up this simple vegan pasta dish in just 15 minutes. Check out more of our spaghetti recipes here.

Quick and Easy Spaghetti Recipe with Gazpacho Sauce

Pasta salad with bocconcini, capers and tomatoes

Take your pasta salad to the next level by adding sweet diced tomatoes and mozzarella cheese balls for a light veggie dinner. Take a look at more of our pasta salad recipes.

Two bowls filled with curly pasta, roast tomatoes, basil and white cheese balls

Creamy pasta recipes

Creamy tomato pasta bake

An easy mid-week filler for all the family, mozzarella and double cream make this veggie pasta bake extra creamy. This super simple recipe is ready in less than an hour, too.

Vegetable Pasta Bake Recipe with Tomato and Basil

Penne with broccoli and mustardy sausage meatballs

A creamy mustard sauce takes it that little further in this simple penne dish, while broccoli adds a fresh, vibrant touch.

Sausage Meatball Pasta Recipe with Broccoli

Creamy pancetta and parmesan pasta

Creamy, comforting and easy to make, this low-maintenance pasta dish is a great weekend treat. Make a big pot for the whole family.

One Pot Pasta Recipe with Pancetta and Parmesan

Homemade pasta recipes

Ricotta ravioli

The perfect way to celebrate the fresh flavours of spring, this homemade ricotta ravioli is sure to wow your dinner guests.

two plates of ravioli with creamy whipped ricotta and parmesan shavings on a pink tablecloth

Butternut ravioli with brown butter and sage

Follow these step-by-step tips from our cookery team to make the silkiest, smoothest dough to create out-of-this-world pasta at home.

Two pieces of butternut squash ravioli on a plate

Padella’s pici cacio e pepe

Recreate Padella's famous pici cacio e pepe dish in the comfort of your own home, made with pasta, butter and cheese.

Padella's pasta pici cacio e pepe, with with a metal fork on a large white plate

Gluten-free pasta

These gluten-free pasta ribbons need just four ingredients to make and can easily be made vegan, too.

Nests of fresh linguine pasta on a wooden board

10-minute pasta recipes

Rigatoni with Parma ham and tomatoes

This parma ham pasta is perfect for a really speedy supper and any leftovers will be great for lunch the next day. Prosciutto can be used instead if you can’t find parma ham.

Rigatoni with Parma ham and tomatoes

Tortellini in a pea broth

This stylish-looking tortellini dish only needs one pot. Super quick and delicious, it's everything you want from a midweek supper, ready in just 10 minutes.

Tortellini in a pea broth

Spaghetti with tuna, capers and chilli

This recipe couldn’t be easier – the only thing you need to cook is the spaghetti, before tossing it with the rest of the ingredients.

Spaghetti with tuna, capers and chilli

Pasta with peas, parmesan and tarragon

This is a great store cupboard supper that only requires five ingredients. It's creamy and filling but low-fat and only takes 10 minutes to make.

Veggie Pasta With Peas, Parmesan and Tarragon Recipe

15-minute pasta recipes

Linguine with prawn butter sauce

This simple linguine with prawn butter sauce is creamy, rich and full of flavour. Ready in just 15 minutes, it's a midweek meal you'll make again and again.

Linguine Pasta Recipe With Prawn Butter Sauce

Pasta with kale, anchovies and lemon

Simple but so effective. This easy pasta dish manages to be both light and comforting at the same time, teaming kale with melting anchovies, garlic and lemon.

Pasta with kale, anchovies and lemon

20-minute pasta recipes

Fettucine alfredo

For a creamy midweek pasta dish for four, check out this quick and easy fettucine alfredo with plenty of parmesan cheese.

Two plates of Fettuccine Alfredo

One-pot pasta with goat’s cheese and spinach

This pasta combines wilted spinach and soft goat's cheese to create a creamy and rich dish. Garnish with extra parmesan and enjoy.

One-Pot Pasta Recipe With Goat’s Cheese And Spinach

Pea, broccoli and pesto ravioli

Six ingredients and just 20 minutes are all it takes to make this satisfying pasta dinner for two, packed with green veg and finished with lots of parmesan.

A blue bowl filled with ravioli and green vegetables

Marmite carbonara

This twist on classic spaghetti carbonara uses Marmite, which gives it a delicious savoury flavour. Serve with a generous sprinkle of parmesan and parsley.

Marmite Pasta Carbonara Recipe

25-minute recipes

Easy pesto pasta

Make this easy pasta dish with homemade pesto for a classic speedy dinner – whizzing the pesto takes seconds and your meal will still be on the table in just 25 minutes.

A bowl of fusilli pasta coated in green pesto next to a glass of wine and blue linen napkin

Sardine spaghetti

Tinned sardines are a great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids and essential oils. Let them shine in this quick and easy Sardinian spaghetti dish.

Sardine spaghetti

Orecchiette with broccoli and chilli sauce

The trick here is to steam the broccoli in seasoned olive oil and pasta water until mushy. It emulsifies into a wonderful sauce. It sounds weird but it really works.

Orecchiette with broccoli and chilli sauce

One-pot tomato and basil pasta

Pasta and sauce all cooked in one pot? Sounds mad but it works! Try Sabrina Fauda-Rôle's tomato and basil pasta recipe tonight and see for yourself.

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Prawns, harissa and plenty of fresh basil help make this vibrant pasta dish really sing. Finish with a dollop of cooling yogurt to counter the fiery harissa.

Prawn, basil and harissa pasta

One-pot four cheeses pasta

Together, pasta and cheese make killer comfort food. This 25-minute dinner is super simple – it's all cooked together in one pan so you'll save on washing up.

One-Pot Four Cheeses Pasta Recipe

30-minute recipes

Creamy salmon pasta

You can't go wrong with salmon, pasta and a great big dollop of crème fraîche. Make our high protein, low salt midweek dinner in a matter of 20 minutes.

Creamy Salmon Pasta

Leek carbonara

This rich leek carbonara only takes 30 minutes to prepare and cook, so it’s a brilliant weeknight dish for two.

Two grey bowls filled with spaghetti, fried leeks and chunks of fried pancetta, topped with grated white cheese

Macadamia pesto pappardelle

Ramp up your classic pine nut pesto with toasted macadamias and toss through long ribbons of pappardelle for a vibrant dinner that's on the table in 30 minutes.

Pappardelle Recipe with Macadamia Pesto

Pasta with smoky sausage ragu

Adding smoked paprika and fennel seeds will give you a more interesting pasta sauce than you can buy, and rigatoni is the perfect pasta shape for clinging onto all that flavour.

Smoky sausage ragu pasta

Creamy sprouts and pancetta spaghetti

Pair earthy sprouts with plenty of cream, pancetta, garlic and white wine for a genius spaghetti tea for two. Finish with lemon juice and zest to lift that creamy flavour.

Sprouts Pancetta Creamy Spaghetti

Green linguine

Check out our super simple green linguine. This quick and easy pasta dish is veggie-friendly, low in calories and will help you pack in your veg for the day.

Green Linguine Recipe

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