Top 20 Pasta Recipes


We can’t think of Italian food without a yummy plate of pasta. Pasta is one of the yummiest dishes of all, for the global crowd. Its great taste makes people crave for it. There are a lot of pasta recipes across the globe, which is very difficult to write each and every recipe, however, below are the best 20 recipes of pasta which everyone should try at least once in their lifetime.

1.Creamy Salmon Tagliatelle

This may be a better option for dinner when someone is in a hurry. It requires only six ingredients to get cooked, which includes salmon fillet and frozen peas. The peas give a greenish look to pasta.

Following are the ingredients and method that we use for cooking this pasta dish:

  • Switch on an oven and heat it to 220°C/428°F/Gas point. Take a lined baking pan and put 250g of salmon fillet on it and cook it in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Chop an onion and take 1 vegetable stock pot.
  • Take 1ltr. of water, add salt to it and boil it. Then add chopped onion and vegetable stock pot, mix it well and shove in the 200g of tagliatelle (pasta in narrow ribbons). Again start boiling it and cook for 5 minutes at boiling point.
  • Now take 125g of frozen peas, add it to the pasta pot and cook it for 3-4 minutes until it becomes reddish.
  • Leaving little amount of stock in the bottom of the pot make the pasta dry.
  • Now take 250ml of fresh cream and add to the pasta pot. Remove the skin of the salmon, make chunks of it and add to the pot. Smoothly mix it well.
  • You can add salt and ground black pepper for seasoning. This much amount is enough for serving four people.

2.Baked Vegetable Pasta

It is a nice alternative for the evening meal, especially for vegetarians. This meal will fill your heart with joy. Also, it is very easy to cook. You can store its ingredients in store cupboard so that you can cook a healthy food whenever needed.

Following are the ingredients and method that we use for cooking this pasta dish:

  • Switch on oven and heat oven to 200°C/400°F or Fan oven 180°C/gas mark 6.
  • Take an onion and chop it well, also take 1 garlic and crush it.
  • Take 2-tablespoon vegetable oil and it in a saucepan. Put the onion and garlic in the saucepan, fry over a moderate flame for 5 minutes. Now take the onion and garlic out of the saucepan and dry it.
  • Take 4 thin slices of bacon and cut it into small pieces, add it to the saucepan and fry till it becomes brown.
  • Take 2 large courgettes and make slices of it.
  • Take 300g of tomatoes, peel its skin and chop it. Also, take 100g of frozen sweet corn.
  • Now add tomatoes, courgettes and sweet corn and mix it with onion and garlic.
  • Take 125ml hot vegetable stock and pour above in the vegetable stock, also add 1-table spoon dried thyme, salt, and pepper and mix them well.
  • Cook it uncovered over a moderate temperature for 5-10 minutes.
  • Take a pot and add the pasta in boiling water, cook for 10-20 minutes and add salt to it.
  • Make the pasta dry and then add it to the mixture of vegetable, mixing them together evenly.
  • Put the pasta mixture into a lubricated ovenproof dish.

3.One Pot Pizza Pasta Bake

A very amazingly tasty one-pot dish that the entire family will love. A dish having an Italian essence , enriched with lots of nutrients.

Following are the ingredients and method that we use for cooking this pasta dish:

  • Heat the oven. 
  • Add some olive oil to a pan over medium-high flame. Put some Italian sausage and let it turn little brown for 3-5 minutes, drain off the fat.
  • Add 1/4 cup pepperoni and stir until heated entirely for 1 minute.
    Stir in oregano, pasta, basil garlic powder and 2 cups water; Now season this recipe with pepper and salt, wait for a boil, cover it and reduce the temperature and wait for the pasta to be cooked more for about 15 minutes.
  • Now, take it out, add some toppings as mozzarella and pepperoni, put it again in the oven and let it melt to appear golden brown. Now the dish is ready to be served immediately, garnish with parsley and enjoy.

4.Orecchiette With Kale And Breadcrumbs

In Italy, orecchiette means little ears. This dish is called so because it is in the ear like shape, with its shape orecchiette are perfect for cupping the breadcrumbs and very healthy kale. We can prepare this by cooking in batches.

Following are the ingredients and method that we use for cooking this pasta dish:

  • Boil kale in a large pot of salted water, wait for 4 minutes and put kale on a baking sheet. Cool it, squeeze the water out from kale, start chopping leaves, chop out the stems and keep aside.
  • Add 3 tbsp. oil in a pan and heat on a medium flame. Add another titled ingredient breadcrumbs and then cook, stir until brown.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper for taste and transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.
  • Heat 2 tbsp. oil and butter in a pot over a medium flame, season it with red pepper flakes and add chopped garlic.
  • Cook grinded anchovies and form a paste. Wait for 2 minutes, Add kept away kale and half cup of water.
  • Warm the kale and then season with pepper and salt. Now bring remaining liquid cooking kale to boil, add the pasta, stir if needed and drain off the liquid.
  • Add half cup of pasta cooking liquid and pasta to kale mixture and mix it well. Now raise the temperature to medium and keep stirring. Add the liquid if needed, till the pasta gets coated with sauce.
  • Add Parmesan and half cup of breadcrumbs.

Your ORECCHIETTE WITH KALE AND BREADCRUMBS is ready, top with remaining breadcrumbs and serve hot.


5.Exchange Gang Pasta With Shrimp

This recipe is amazing and is a collection of many recipes that’s why it is termed as exchange gang pasta. The recipe is made up of the best parts of the other recipes. It is a unique and tasty option for all pasta lovers.

Following are the ingredients and method that we use for cooking this pasta dish:

  • Take a large pot, add some water, sprinkle salt over it and boil it over high temperature. Stir in the pasta and wait for another boil and keep cook. Stir occasionally. After pasta being cooked well drain off the liquid and toss with butter.
  • Add some butter to a large skillet over moderate heat.
  • Stir in shallots and mushrooms until they are tender. Add grapes, garlic and tomatoes.
  • Sprinkle some pepper and salt and cook.
  • Now pour some white wine and lemon juice, adjust the temperature to moderate and simmer till the shrimp turns opaque, cook for about 6 minutes. Stir in wilted spinach and Parmesan cheese, simmer till the entire mixture gets evenly heated, and the sauce attains a thick consistency.
  • After 5 minutes switch off the stove. Serve hot.

6.Calamaretti Pasta With Squid Sauce

Preparing this dish is tricky and time taking because it has squid as one of its ingredient. Please, do not try any shortcut, take your time and prepare the sauce in as much time as it deserves, then finally, you will be left with a flavored sauce, with a perfect consistency. This dish is a classy version of pasta and it worth the time it takes.

The ingredients and method that should be used for cooking this pasta dish are as follows:

  • Squid heads should be cut into half and their bodies into thin circles. Put all these in a bowl, cover it and put in refrigerator to be used later.
  • Now take some tomatoes cut out the little eye at their top and make a cross at the bottom of each.
  • Plunge them in boiling water for few seconds. Peel off the skin and cut them half. Discard the center area; you will be left with walls of tomatoes.
  • Now cut them into strips. Put olive oil into the pan and heat over high temperature; on another flame simmer a fish stock in a small pan.
  • Add olive oil and also put crushed garlic and chili to the pan and cook, until it becomes brownish, now take out the chili and garlic from the pan. Combine in the squid heads and circles to the hot oil. There will be release of a lots of water from squid, keep cooking until the liquid vapourises to half. 
  • Mix the white wine and cook until the fluid becomes quarter.
  • Add crushed tomato and mix well to spread the tomato evenly, then add the strips of tomato and wait for few minutes and add the fish stocks boiling gently in another pan. Reduce the heat and cover the pan with lid.
  • Bring the recipe to a simmer, for 45 minutes. 
  • After that add another good amount of fish stock and wait for next 45 minutes. Both the time stir well and do not let the sauce to be too dry, add half a ladle of fish stock if needed.
  • Season it with some salt and black pepper. Keep the pan away from heat and cover with a lid.
  • Now cook the pasta and transfer it to the prepared sauce and stir well. You can add some water if the pasta looks too dry.

7.Pasta Alforno

It is one of the beat pasta recipes you might have ever tried. This dish has a wonderful addition of briny olives and bake of eggplant to cheesy pasta; this is a very easy way to enhance the taste and quality of this classic and traditional recipe.

The ingredients and method that we use for cooking this pasta dish are as follows:

  • Pour some water into a big pot and put some salt and boil it.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Over medium flame put a medium skillet and add some extra virgin olive oil. Cook garlic and onions in the oil.
  • Stir in tomatoes till it gets mashed forming bubbles.
  • Add season sauce and cream with cinnamon, sprinkle pepper and mix well with cooked pasta, coat a bowl of medium size with butter, transfer pasta to the bowl and season it, top with Parmigiano-Reggiano and keep in the oven, for 10 minutes.
  • Serve it hot.

8.Creamy Spinach Tagliatelle

It is a healthy serving for the whole family, since it contains spinach. This quick and easy pasta recipe is a big solution for busy days when you need a fast and healthy food for your family. It has peas for extra veggie boost and flavor. You can reduce the fat by swapping the fresh cream.

Following are the ingredients and method that we use for cooking this pasta dish:

  • Take a pan, add olive oil, garlic, nutmegs and butter, heat butter to melt it.
  • Add spinach; cook until wilted down and dark. You will be left with a pan of intensely flavored spinach and some cooking liquid.
  • Take another pan boil 1litre of salted water.
  • Stir in the onion and vegetables stock pot, combine and shove in tagliatelle.
  • Let the ingredients boil and now cook for 5 minutes.
  • Put in the peas to the pan of the pasta, cook for 3 minutes.
  • Drain off the liquid from pasta; reserve a little amount in pan’s base.
  • Transfer pasta to the spinach sauce, stir well and add fresh cream if you wish to.
  • Add the chunks to the pan. Mix all ingredients well. Sprinkle some salt and black pepper and enjoy the dish.

9.Buttery Shrimp And Pasta

This pasta is very tasty and tender with shrimp in it. A non-veg lover can enjoy this combination of pasta.

The ingredients and method that we use for cooking this pasta dish are as follows:

  • Boil the pasta.
  • Heat butter in a large skillet, stir in some shrimp and garlic. 
  • Fry it quickly a little for 4 minutes and take away the shrimp.  
  • Wait for a boil, decrease the temperature and simmer for a quarter hour and stir well.
  • Now add, basil, cheese, shrimp, pepper, pepper flakes and salt.
  • Put sauce into the plate; mix it well after adding pasta to it.

10.Indian Style Masala Pasta

There is another level of fun in eating a non desi food, cooked in Desi style.

The ingredients and method that we use for cooking this pasta dish are as follows:

  • Pour six large cups of water and boil it, put some salt, now add the pasta and cook it well.
  • Drain off the warm water and use cold water to rinse. Set it aside.
  • Heat a pan over medium flame. Put some oil and wait for few seconds.
  • Add cumin and garlic, fry until it smells good.
  • Now put onions and fry it for some 6 minutes after that add chopped vegetable and fry them.
  • Add well-mashed tomatoes to the pan and sprinkle salt over it. Stir well the tomatoes until it turns soft and get mixed well with the vegetables.
  • Now it’s the turn for spices, so add kasturi methi masala powder and red chili powder and stir well.
  • Take it away from the flame, add cream if you wish to.
  • Add the left over oil and cooked pasta. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with green coriander leaves and serve it hot.

11.Pasta With Abruzzi-Style Lamb Sauce

If you are craving for some different and unique style of pasta, pasta with Abruzzi-style lamb sauce. This meat sauce is entirely unique because of its intense flavor of lambs. This recipe is a great combination of health and taste.

Following are the ingredients and method that we use for cooking this pasta dish:

  • Put a large skillet over a moderately high flame, add some oil and put onion, stir continuously, wait for the onion to turn pale golden.
  • Mix the rosemary and pancetta, till the fat from pancetta, becomes granular.
  • Mix the lamb and cook, wait for 5 minutes.
  • Season it with pepper and salt and add some wine and wait for few minutes.
  • Time to time stir it and wait for some time, so that fat starts to get separated from the sauce.

12.Roasted Chicken And Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Along with taste, this dish has an eye catching look. It is a recipe that allures the crowd not only with its taste but also with its health benefit.

Following are the ingredients and method that we use for cooking this pasta dish:

  • Add water to a pan put the pasta in it and cook until firm-tender. Drain off the liquid and rinse with cold water.
  • In a bowl, pour orange juice, lemon juice, olive oil and mustard oil. Add sugar, salt, black pepper and rice vinegar to it and mix them well.
  • In cooked pasta add chicken, celery, red onion, grapes, chives, parsley and wall nuts and mix well.
  • Put in refrigeration for 2 hours for blended flavor.

13.Penne With Spicy Tomato Cream Sauce

This spicy pasta recipe is a cheap and best recipe for those who don’t want to spend more. You can enjoy your party with this dish along with a glass of red wine.

Following are the ingredients and method that should be used for cooking this pasta dish:

  • Pour some water in a pot, add some salt and put it on the stove and boil it.
  • Put pasta in it and wait for 8-10 minutes
  • Heat a large pan over medium flame.
  • Add some sausage to the skillet and cook. Break up the meat till it turns brown.
  • Stir it in some red pepper and garlic and cook.
  • At last, add fresh cream and boil it again.

14.Cavapatti With Bacon And Summer Vegetables

It is a flavored and light pasta recipe, with the accent of bacon. It is a quick and easy to make dinner for any weeknight. The best thing about this dish is the freshness it has. It gives you a great variety to opt for the vegetables of your choice.

Following are the ingredients and method that we use for cooking this pasta dish:

  • Cook the pasta, following the direction mentioned in the package.
  • At the same time, cook bacon in a large skillet over moderate high temperature, for about 5 minutes.
  • Take out bacon from the pan, reserve the bacon drippings in the pan and raise the oil level to the drippings.
  • Add Zucchini, cook for 3 minutes and keep stirring whenever needed.
  • Add in corn and tomatoes, cook until burst.
  • Put off the flame, add 1/4 cup of cheese, salt, basil, and mix.
  • Well-Spread the remaining cheese.

15.Cajun Chicken Pasta

It has royalty in itself. It has a perfect combination of healthy veg and spicy non-veg.
Cajun seasoning is a mixture of simple kitchen spices like oregano, salt, paprika, cayenne pepper and black pepper. This dish is healthy, spicy and tasty.

Following are the ingredients and method that we use for cooking this pasta dish:

  • Take a bowl put in it some Cajun seasoning and chicken and toss well to combine.
  • Place a large pot over medium flame, add butter or margarine and fry for 5-6 minutes.
  • Now, lower the temperature, add heavy cream, tomatoes, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, onion and basil and heat it.
  • Top with linguine; put some Parmesan cheese and toss.

16.Pasta Carbonara

This Italian pasta dish originated from Rome. It contains eggs, bacon, grated cheese and black pepper as main ingredients.
This dish was invented in mid of 20th century and is still loved.

Following are the ingredients and method that we use for cooking this pasta dish:

  • Cook the pasta as mentioned in the package.
  • Take a large skillet over moderate heat and fry the bacon.
  • Take a large bowl, stir the yolks of egg, add the reserved drippings, about 2 tbsp.
  • Add the parmesan and pasta to the yolk mixture and combine well.
  • Add parsley and bacon and sprinkle some salt and pepper.
    Serve immediately.

17.Tri-Colour Pasta

This pasta salad is a quick and tasty dish. Being very Indian with colours, this dish has a very attractive look. It has three colours white, orange, green which brings a patriotic feel to the dish.

Following are the ingredients and method that we use for cooking this pasta dish:

  • Cook the pasta according to the recipe mentioned behind the package.
  • Drain off the liquid and keep cooked pasta aside.
  • Discard the yolk from the boiled eggs and cut into slices.
  • Prepare thin strips of bell pepper. Any color could be used here. It is orange and green in the picture.
  • Sprinkle some olive oil to it.
  • Stir in minced garlic and onion and fry for a minute.
  • Season with red pepper flakes, black pepper and white slices of eggs will make it yummier.
  • You can add Italian flavour also to it and toss it. If you need, add lemon juice, soy sauce, and salt.
  • Add the boiled pasta and fry until properly mixed.

18.Cheesy Baked Pasta

This dish is delicious, cheesy and satisfying. It is very addictive.

Following are the ingredients and method that should be used for cooking this pasta dish:

  • Take butter, flour, milk and cheese in a bowl and prepare the cheese sauce with them.
  • Cook the pasta as per the instructions mentioned on the packet, drain off the water and transfer the pasta to the bowl of cheesy sauce.
  • Now, add the cheese, pepper, salt and cooked vegetables to the pasta.
  • Place the mixture in the baking dish.
  • Wait for 20 minutes until the dish is baked.
  • Serve hot with garlic bread.

19.Chicken piccata pasta

This dish is an ultimate killer, the lemony butter sauce over this chicken pasta will make your mouth watery.

Following are the ingredients and method that should be used for cooking this pasta dish:

  • Sprinkle some salt and pepper over the chicken and then plunge the chicken pieces in the flour.
  • Heat a large skillet and put 1tbsp olive oil in it, over a moderately-high flame. Stir in chicken and cook through, for about 10 minutes.
  • Clean the skillet and now take out the chicken and put on a plate.
  • Now reduce the temperature, add garlic and butter and cook. Pour some white wine, wait for simmer.
  • Add in lemon juice, capers, and chicken stocks and cook until simmer.
  • Now add the heavy cream, transfer the chicken back to the pan and stir.
  • Top it with grated parmesan and mix it well and coat the pasta with sauce.
  • Use parsley to garnish the pasta and immediately serve it.

20.Rotini with Ratatouille

This dish is a treat for all vegetarians. They will love this colorful pasta.

The ingredients and method that should be used for cooking this pasta dish are as follows:

  • Put eggplant in a large pot. Spread 1 tbsp salt over it and mix well. Let the liquid get drained off and use paper towels to dry.
  • Put 1tbsp oil in a large pan and place it over a medium flame. Mix in Zucchini and cook for 5 minutes and cook until edges turn brown. Transfer to a plate.
  • Heat a big pot over filled with water, add salt and bring it to boiling position.
  • Take a skillet add two table spoon oil and heat it over a medium flame. Add eggplant and stir occasionally till it turns brown. Put in garlic, bell pepper , and onions. Reduce the temperature.
  • Add in tomatoes, water and sprinkle the pepper and salt, cook until it thickens.
  • Stir in the Zucchini.
  • Cook the pasta as per the direction mentioned behind the package.
  • Drain off the pasta liquid and transfer pasta to a warm serving bowl.
  • Put in eggplant and mix well. Now it is ready to eat.

Happy pasta to all!