14 Pasta Recipes YOU MUST TRY!

by Lisa K. Photography FriedChillies on Wed, May 02, 2018

Whatever your mood, there is a pasta dish for you here! Check out some of our favourite dishes to have for your weekday meal

Going gaga for pasta

Feel like pasta tonight but not entirely sure what it is? Here's 14 of our favourite recipes to get you started. There is a style for every pasta whim and fancy. Cream-based or light, a quick cheat or a salad. There is a recipe for you here!

Easy Pasta
Busy but hungry? These 2 quick cheat recipes are great for weekday meals.

One Pot Bolognaise is that! One pot to wash only.

Simple Sausage & Mushroom Pasta utilises the flavour from sausages to add tastiness to your pasta. All you need is just to keep some sauces in the freezer (they defrost faster than normal meat).

You can never deny the appeal of a good 'ol meatball pasta. These 2 recipes guarantee juicy meaty meatballs that will send you to food coma heaven.

Meatballs In Putanesca Sauce is a good, basic recipe cooked in tomatoes, olives, capers and parsley. Grab yourself a nice jar of it and snazz it up with grated cheese.

Cheesy Meatball Spaghetti is next level meatballs where within those balls is a gooey, cheesy centre.

If seafood is your thing, here are 2 recipes that will float your boat.

Prawn Olio Spaghetti is a simple tossed together pasta dish that utilises the sweetness of fresh prawns for a satisfying meal.

Squid Ink Pasta Aglio Olio is a little more ambitious but dead sexy to make for a date night at home. Plus, we love the slightly briny taste of the pasta spiced up with a bit of chilli punch.

Creamy Sauce
There is always a comforting and satisfying feeling after indulging on a plate of creamy pasta. Here are our 3 best recipes.

Crispy Parmesan Chicken Pasta pairs up a crispy, salty chicken breasts with a lovely creamy sauce.

Simple Chicken Carbonara is even simpler where you pair some crisp beef bacon with a creamy, chicken stock reduction.

Creamy Chicken & Pumpkin Pasta is a very filling meal for those cold rainy evenings in front of your favourite Netflix show.

Light and Healthy
Light and healthy doesn’t have to be boring. Use good quality fresh ingredients for the best flavours.

Linguine with Pan-seared Chicken, Broccoli & Cherry Tomato combines crunchy broccoli with protein. If you want it lighter simpler serve this up with Angel-hair pasta.

Eggplant Pasta are for those who want to slurp something down but do not want the carbs. This eggplant pasta is so delicious, you'll make it part of your meal plan for sure!

Pasta Salads
Salads are just not leaves and dressings. These are great for pot luck, BBQs or just a snack to have in the fridge for a quick bite. They taste better overnight too!

Mediterranean Pasta Salad is a good way to use left-over jarred sauce. Just add grilled vegetables and some fresh herbs and you're good to go!

Rainbow Pasta Salad is another good lunchbox filler with delicious pesto dressing.