15 Pasta Dishes That Deserve Their Own Fan Club
Pappardelle with Chicken and Pistachio-Mint Pesto
Packed with mint-and-pistachio sauce and plenty of fresh vegetables, this colorful pasta only takes two steps to make.
10 Pasta Dishes That Deserve Their Own Fan Club
Is there a more comforting meal than a steaming bowl of pasta? (No. The answer is no.)
Stovetop Mac and Cheese
We could wax poetic about mac and cheese forever—this version is especially easy, since it doesn’t require a roux or long stint in the oven. Oh, and it involves *four* cheeses: Gruyère, cheddar, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Fontina. Yes, please.
Consider this recipe by Andrew Carmellini “Carbonara with a kick,” including spicy Calabrian ’nduja (spreadable sausage) and Pecorino Romano.
Pasta with Sausage, Basil and Mustard
Let go of any misconceptions you have about mustard and pasta at the door—this dish is savory, fragrant, and delightfully easy to make. There’s a reason it made the list of our best 40 recipes of all time.
Pasta with Marinated Grilled Eggplant, Burrata and Chiles
Creamy burrata? Check. Smoky eggplant? Check. Four steps and one hour is all it takes to make this show-stopping pasta.
Beef Brasato with Pappardelle and Mint
Satisfy your inner carnivore with this pasta, where beef shank is the star over fresh pappardelle.
Cheese Tortellini with Walnut Pesto
Pasta and pesto are meant to be together. Pesto over cheesy tortellini? Even better. This quick sauce has a twist, with walnuts and flat-leaf parsley.
Free-Form Sausage-and-Three-Cheese Lasagna
We couldn’t make this list without including lasagna—and this one’s ooey, gooey, and incredibly decadent. Pair it with a Primitivo for the perfect meal.
Tagliatelle with Mussels and Tarragon
Pernod, fresh tarragon, and mussels make a simple, but flavorful combination over tagliatelle. The best part? It’s ready in 30 minutes.
Black-and-White Pici Pasta with Squid and Shellfish
This recipe by Eli Kulp is just as delicious as it is photogenic, earning a solid five stars from our readers.
Gnocchi with Wild Mushrooms
If you’re feeling really ambitious, go the homemade gnocchi route with this one—and then serve with porcini butter and white-truffle shavings for the ultimate trifecta.
Pasta with Pumpkin Brown Butter Sauce
Brown butter and sage are a classic combination, made all the more delicious with the addition of pumpkin and a Parmigiano-Reggiano garnish.
Bucatini with Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts
Anything with a crispy bread crumb topping is good by us—on this bucatini loaded with veggies and a garlicky sauce, it’s the perfect finishing touch.
Tagliatelle with Braised Chicken and Figs
We’ve found this pasta by chef Kyle Bailey to be “rich and complex tasting”—best paired with a dark sour beer and topped with shavings of Manchego.
Orecchiette with Sausage and Cherry Tomatoes
Bright cherry tomatoes, orecchiette, sausage, and creamy provolone come together in this quick recipe by Marc Vetri.