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Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals


When the cold weather hits, there's nothing like a warm bowl of pasta to warm you up and keep you full. Try one of these hearty recipes for a family weeknight supper or a holiday dinner party.

Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

The Cookie Rookie

Made in just one pan, this easy, cheesy meal will become a weeknight staple.

 

Taco Pasta

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Dinner at the Zoo

Finish off this kid-friendly recipe with your favorite taco toppings: sour cream, avocado, and tortilla chips.

 

Ultimate Chicken Noodle Soup

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Brian Woodcock

Skip the canned stuff and whip up this homemade chicken noodle soup that will warm you up all winter long.

 

Pumpkin Pasta with Balsamic Sage Brown Butter Sauce

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Half Baked Harvest

These homemade noodles are made with just two ingredients—yes, really!—and the entire dish comes together in 30 minutes.

 

Chicken Meatball and Vegetable Noodle Soup

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Brian Woodcock

Go low-carb with this healthy recipe that calls for sprialized "zoodles."

 

Butternut Squash-Apricot Chicken Noodle Curry

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Brian Woodcock

This hearty curry is the most delicious way to enjoy butternut squash this season.

 

Pancetta-and-Brussels Sprouts Linguini

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Brian Woodcock

For even more protein, top each serving of this hearty winter pasta with a fried egg.

 

Chicken and Fideo Posole

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Brian Woodcock

Top this Mexican meal with sour cream, jalapeños, and lime wedges.

 

Chicken and Arugula Cacio e Pepe

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Brian Woodcock

Arugula gives cheesy spaghetti and pulled chicken earthy freshness.

 

Ginger Garlic Chicken Ramen

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Brian Woodcock

This homemade ramen is filled with shiitake mushrooms, baby bok choy, and snow peas.

 

Bucatini with Winter Pesto and Sweet Potatoes

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Ready in under 30 minutes, this deserves a spot in your weeknight dinner rotation come winter.

 

Pesto Chicken Minestrone

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Brian Woodcock

This mouthwatering minestrone is made with four-cheese tortellini.

 

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Seared Chicken

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Brian Woodcock

Upgrade butternut squash ravioli with asparagus and seared chicken.

 

Creamy Mac-and-Cheese Chicken Soup

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Brian Woodcock

Your family will finish every lost drop of this comfort food mash-up.

 

Anchor Steam Mac and Cheese

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Brian Woodcock

Beer and cheese? Set a place setting for us!

 

Summer Vegetable, Chicken, and Gnocchi Soup

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Brian Woodcock

Move over, chicken noodle: This gnocchi and veggie chicken soup is the ultimate comfort food.

 

Broccolini Pasta Salad

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Brian Woodcock

Mix up this cold pasta dish with a kick from Dijon mustard.

 

Pasta with Sautéed Peppers, Zucchini, and Smoked Mozzarella

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Becky Luigart-Stayner

This fresh pasta dish puts a springtime twist on spaghetti night.

 

Skillet Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Brian Woodcock

For cold winter nights, this hearty, meat-free lasagna recipe is the perfect way to warm up.

 

Skillet Roasted Cauliflower and Sausage Rigatoni

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Brian Woodcock

The mild flavor of Castelvetrano olives won't overpower this wintry pasta.

 

Queso Mac and Cheese

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Brian Woodcock

Tomatoes, slightly spicy green chiles, and crunchy corn chip pieces make this homemade mac and cheese recipe pretty extraordinary.

 

Creamy Chicken-and-Broccoli Pesto Bow Ties

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Brian Woodcock

Toasted pecans add unexpected warmth and crunch to this creamy pasta dish.

 

Fava-Bean Pasta Salad with Garlic-Scape Pesto

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Andrew Purcell

Lighten up! Reduce Parmesan, pistachios, and olive oil each to 1/3 cup, add 1/4 cup water, and substitute in low-fat feta. Total savings? 110 calories and 12 fat grams per serving.

 

Pasta with Toasted Walnuts, Blue Cheese & Chives

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Getty Images / Philippe Desnerck

This decadent dish with toasted walnuts, blue cheese, and fresh chives can be made with rotini, rigatoni, penne, or bow-tie pasta for endless pasta-bilities.

 

Spaghetti with Red Onion and Bacon

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Marcus Nilsson

Traditional pasta gets an upgrade from Jenn Louis, chef-owner of Lincoln Restaurant in Portland, Oregon, with the addition of smoky, salty bacon and zesty red onion.

 

Pappardelle with Beef Ragu

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Ellen Silverman

A stick-to-your ribs tomato sauce of brisket, bacon, and red wine calls for a pasta with equal gusto. This wide, ribbony egg noodle fits the bill.

 

Orecchiette with Sausage and Radicchio

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Andrew Purcell

Lighten up this recipe by using ground turkey instead of sausage, plus 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano and 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes. Omit the bread, and opt for fat-free ricotta. Total savings: 57 calories and 6 fat grams per serving.

 

Pasta with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Grace Clementine

Enjoy this simple one-dish pasta meal with delicious Italian chicken sausage and broccoli rabe!

 

Fresh Tomato Lasagna with Olive Tapenade

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Ellen Silverman

For a delectable twist, skip the sauce and instead tuck into thick-sliced tomatoes, plus caramelized onions, black-olive tapenade, and plenty of mozzarella.

 

Macaroni and Gruyère Cheese

Pasta Recipes For Cozy Weeknight Meals

Kana Okada

Update this traditional dish with a slightly sweet, slightly salty cheese. Even better: This version requires just five ingredients and 10 minutes to prep.


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