There's a lot to love about pasta night. Slot it into your meal plan and you can be sure you've got a dinner lined up that's seriously comforting, easy to pull off, and cheap. Those three qualities were also a constant theme in our most popular pasta recipes this year, which featured creamy orzo, a Tuscan tortellini skillet, one-pot primavera, and more.
This weeknight pasta starts by raiding the crisper drawer for whatever veggies you have on hand, then you'll bring it all together with bright and citrusy lemon butter sauce, plus a sprinkle of Parm.
This year we were reminded that orzo is the tiny underrated pasta we're not cooking nearly enough. This ultra-creamy, one-pot dish makes a comforting main and can also play the part of side dish for just about anything you're cooking.
With bold flavors, ample veggies, and serious comfort-food cred, this lemony spaghetti with broccoli and Parmesan deserves to be in regular dinner rotation.
Don't let the fancy name fool you — this garlicky bowl of pasta is the perfect solution for those nights you really don't want to cook.
You just need one pot and 15 minutes to pull off this saucy garlic- and onion-infused pasta dish.
This ultra-comforting weeknight pasta checks all the right boxes with family-friendly flavor, a streamlined ingredient list, and simple one-pot prep.
In case you need another reason to keep a bag of tortellini stashed in your freezer at all times, this five-ingredient skillet dinner is it.
Inspired by the baked casserole, this slow cooker version takes a major shortcut by starting with a bag of frozen ravioli and gets layered with lots of sauce and plenty of cheese. It skimps on the work, but definitely not on the comfort you expect from lasagna.
Inspired by Bonefish Grill's cult-favorite Bang Bang shrimp — beloved for its creamy, sweet, and spicy chili sauce — this recipe is cheaper than dining out, better for you than takeout, and simple enough for even the busiest of nights.
Sure you love hummus for snacking, but did you know that it has what it takes to make a ridiculously creamy pasta sauce? This Mediterranean pasta dinner, studded with roasted red peppers, olives, and herbs, shows you how.