12 Easy Pasta Recipes

From saucy one-pot meals, to fresh summer salads, to Instant Pot dinner miracles, pasta can really do it all. Here are some of our favorite easy pasta recipes!

5 Ingredient Vegan Vodka Pasta

A creamy, tangy, luscious, and SUPER easy take on vodka pasta – and vegan!

rotini noodles, vodka, coconut milk, tomato paste

Red Pepper Fettuccine in a bowl with shrimp.

Red Pepper Fettuccine with Shrimp

Quick, pan-fried shrimp, creamy noodles, and red pepper garlic butter lemon sauce vibes. Perfect quick and easy dinner!

fettuccine noodles, shrimp, chili powder, garlic, lemon

Creamy Tomato Shells in bowl with greens.

3 Ingredient Creamy Tomato Shells

This trick will make your pasta sauces creamy, velvety, and nutritious with no butter or cream!

shell pasta, cashews, tomato sauce

Slow Cooker Beef Ragu with Pappardelle

Slow Cooker Beef Ragu with Pappardelle – easy comfort food from the new Skinnytaste cookbook!

pappardelle pasta, flank steak, crushed tomatoes, garlic

Mushroom Penne with pesto in a bowl.

Simple Mushroom Penne with Walnut Pesto

AMAZING mushroom penne made with easy ingredients like Parmesan cheese, whole wheat penne, mushrooms, garlic, and butter. 

penne pasta, butter, mushrooms, Parmesan cheese, basil

Date Night Rigatoni with Sausage and Kale

AMAZING rigatoni with sausage, kale, tomato cream sauce, Parmesan, and red pepper flakes! Perfect for date night.

rigatoni, Italian sausage, fennel, Parmesan cheese, kale

Mushroom fettuccine on plate with fork.

Date Night Mushroom Fettuccine

Date Night Mushroom Fettuccine that’s elegant and luscious and FIVE INGREDIENT EASY.

fettuccine, Parmesan cheese, mushrooms, butter, garlic

Red Pepper Cashew Pasta in bowl with spoon.

Red Pepper Cashew Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower

Red Pepper Cashew Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower that is TOO GOOD TO EVEN BE TRUE. This sauce is a three-ingredient game-changer!

penne pasta, cauliflower, cashews, roasted red peppers

Garlic Herb Spaghetti with Baked Chicken Meatballs in a pan with noodle pull.

Garlic Herb Spaghetti with Baked Chicken Meatballs

Garlic Herb Spaghetti with Baked Chicken Meatballs is SO GOOD! Lots of lemon, butter, parsley, and a handful of Parmesan. Yum!

spaghetti noodles, lemon, ground chicken, butter, Parmesan cheese, garlic, spinach

Baked penne with meatballs.

No-Boil Baked Penne with Meatballs

Baked Penne with Meatballs! No-boil, fail-proof, garlic-buttery, easy dreamy weeknight dinner. SO GOOD! 

penne pasta, fire roasted tomatoes, butter, spinach

Best Easy Italian Pasta Salad

Super easy Italian Pasta Salad – with pasta, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, spicy salami, pepperoncini, olives, and easy Italian dressing. DANGEROUSLY GOOD.

pasta, summer sausage, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, olives, pepperoncini, Italian dressing

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese – made with just 5 real food ingredients. This is SO MUCH BETTER (and easier) than any mac and cheese I’ve ever had! Unreal.

pasta, butter, whole milk, shredded cheese

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Love your recipes but even more i love the ease of function in your website. Quick access to the recipe, clear instructions and if needed helpful hints.