Our quick and easy pasta recipes are ideal for midweek dinners and easy vegetarian entertaining ideas. Try one of our simple pasta recipes for spaghetti, penne pasta and easy pasta bakes.
Our one pot easy pasta dishes save on the washing up (try our one-pan puttanesca or our other easy one pots here), while some of our pasta recipes are ready in just 15 minutes (check out the pasta alla genovese).
Check out this super quick and easy pappardelle with spicy sausage and curly kale. The ribbons of pappardelle and hint of chilli make this dish a wonderful warming midweek meal for two.
Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring. This spicy prawn linguine has a spicy chilli kick to keep it interesting. It’s so delicious you’ll forget that you’re being virtuous.
Love it or hate it as they say! This quick and easy spaghetti carbonara recipe is a twist on the classic dish using Marmite which gives it a delicious flavour. Serve with a generous sprinkle of parmesan and parsley.
Our quick and easy pasta recipe is super zesty and buttery and great when you’re short on time. Low calorie and meat free make this the perfect start to the week.
Looking for an easy pasta recipe for date night? Check out this quick and easy spaghetti recipe with crispy chorizo and crunchy pangritata. Pangritata, sometimes called poor man’s parmesan, is a mix of fried breadcrumbs and herbs used add flavour and texture to pasta dishes.
This easy pasta dish combines wilted spinach and soft goat’s cheese to create a creamy and rich dish. Garnish with some extra parmesan and enjoy!
Check out our simple sausage pasta recipe with kale and mustard. This Italian sausage pasta dish is super quick and easy to make, and you can easily use spaghetti if you don’t have rigatoni.
An easy way to get your greens. This quick and easy pasta dish is veggie friendly and it’s low in calories, a great midweek meal for 2.
Pasta and sauce all cooked in one pot? Sounds mad but it works! Give Sabrina Fauda-Rôle’s four cheeses pasta a go tonight, for a creamy, dreamy dinner (taken from her book, One-Pot Pasta). Check out other easy one pot recipes here…
Our quick and easy linguine with prawn butter sauce is creamy, rich and full of flavour. Ready in just 15 minutes this meal is a great dinner for 2. Check out our other quick and easy linguine recipes here…
Looking for an easy vegetarian pasta recipe? This roast Tenderstem® broccoli and lemon pasta is quick and easy to make, making it a great veggie option for midweek. Check out our other quick and easy vegetarian recipes here…
Our one pot puttanesca pasta make a really easy midweek meal for one. The pasta soaks up the flavours, and the starch from the pasta makes the sauce rich and creamy. It also makes for less washing up!
Everyone loves carbonara, so we’ve updated this Italian classic with asparagus and peas for summer. Our summer carbonara is vegetarian, ready in just 20 minutes and makes the most of seasonal veg, what could be better?
This supergreen broccoli pasta bowl recipe is easy, vegetarian, and ready in just 20 minutes – ideal for a midweek meal. Try our other easy vegetarian pasta recipes here.
Try our fresh and simple spaghetti recipe with creamy mozzarella, smashed olives and ajvar. Ajvar, a sauce traditionally from the Balkans and made up primarily of red peppers, is super quick and easy to whip up and great to use in summer pasta dishes. You can easily exchange the spaghetti for linguine and mozzarella for burrata.
Pasta and sauce all cooked in one pot? Sounds mad but it works! Try Sabrina Fauda-Rôle’s tomato and basil pasta recipe (taken from her book, One-Pot Pasta) tonight.
Who needs pasta when you can have spiralized courgette? Try our easy ‘courgetti’ recipe, made with baby plum tomatoes, garlic, pesto, pine nuts and a lot of courgette noodles. Our favourite courgetti recipes are here, try one out…
Give pesto pasta a twist with this quick and easy recipe for two. A simple homemade pesto with rocket and parmesan is the perfect sauce for tagliatelle.
Love sausages? Love pasta? Then you’ll make this quick and easy midweek meal time and time again. Full of spicy fennel flavour, it’s fast and good value.
Impress friends and family with this simple but delicious chorizo and pasta recipe. Toss in some bocconcini with the parsley for extra flavour.
This one pot pasta recipe is not only low calorie but low cost, too. It’s simple and easy to put together; plus it’s packed full of punchy flavours. If you don’t have fusilli in your cupboard then wholemeal rotini works just as well.
This must be the best easy vegetarian lasagne! Mix the courgettes, garlic and chilli with ricotta, add a shop-bought tomato sauce and fresh lasagne and dinner can be on the table in under 30 minutes. Check out our best ever lasagne recipes here.
An easy way to serve samphire. This dish is made with linguine and pairs the sea vegetable samphire with king prawns in a super-quick pasta sauce.
One of our best low GI veggie mains: silky pappardelle and chestnut mushrooms seasoned with garlic and sage. Try topping with parmesan (or vegetarian alternative) for an easy mid-week meal.
Have a go at our Sicilian pasta with pistachio sauce, one of the most divine pasta dishes that island has to offer. The ingredients are simple and it’s ready in 20 minutes.
Pasta and chorizo… two easy ingredients, one quick midweek meal for two. Make a quick salsa sauce with shallots and fresh tomatoes and dinner is ready in 20 minutes.
Penne pasta makes an easy midweek meal, and this healthy, raw tomato sauce makes it even quicker. With added olives, capers, garlic and chilli, it’s fresh and full of flavour.
Creamy, classic carbonara is a bound to please a crowd and it’s really easy to make. We love it with parmesan and lots of freshly ground black pepper.
A quick meal for two based on the classic Sicilian aubergine pasta sauce. Meat-free and full of flavour it’s easy to make. Use rigatoni if you have it at home.
Looking for an impressive but easy pasta dish for a dinner party? Angel hair pasta makes a light base for lobster. Lobster tails are really good value, though if you have access to whole lobster add the claw meat to the recipe as well.
This recipe for wholewheat spaghetti with long-stemmed broccoli, chilli and lemon is quick and easy to make and vegan. Plus, it’s pasta for under 500 calories – yes please
A seriously simple, homely pasta dish that everyone will love. Tuna is tossed together with red onion, lemon and dill and served on top of fresh linguine.
Pasta alla genovese is a classic Italian pasta dish using simple ingredients. Ready in just 15 minutes, it’s the perfect quick and easy meal to make midweek.
This recipe for linguine with creamy tomato, rosemary and caper sauce is super simple but delicious. It’s ready in just 30 minutes, so makes for a great, speedy veggie supper.
Listen to our cookery team chatting about how to cook the perfect pasta in our podcast here
olive magazine podcast ep61 – how to cook perfect pasta and an expert guide to sherry