Pasta Recipes & Meal Ideas
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A Visual Guide to 35 Popular Pasta Shapes
Plus the best sauce to pair with each.
Sep 17, 2022
What Is 00 Flour — Pizza and Pasta Flour
Obviously, pizza.
Sep 17, 2022
This Italian Sausage Pasta Is Made for Weeknights
Quick and comforting.
Sep 15, 2022
You Only Need 30 Minutes to Make Alphabet Soup
It's so much better than anything from a can.
Sep 15, 2022
How To Make One-Bowl Microwave Mac and Cheese
One bowl. All yours. No leftovers.
Sep 13, 2022
Why It’s Worth Getting to Know Gluten-Free, Low-Calorie Shirataki Noodles
Traditional shirataki noodles are pretty much the perfect food for those who may have food allergies or are on special diets; they're vegan, gluten-free, and keto-friendly.
Sep 12, 2022
3-Ingredient Buttery White Wine Pasta Sauce
These are the grown-up buttered noodles you need in your life.
Sep 8, 2022
One-Pot Spinach Orzo with Parmesan
It's got all the cheesy goodness you crave at the end of a busy day.
Sep 8, 2022
5-Ingredient No-Boil Baked Ziti Is the Lazy Dinner You Crave
It doesn't get much easier (or cheesier).
Sep 5, 2022
Taco Pasta Is as Dreamy as It Sounds
It's the perfect mash-up of tacos and mac and cheese.
Sep 4, 2022
The Best Gnocchi Are Homemade — And They're Super Easy to Make
They'll melt in your mouth.
Sep 3, 2022
Creamy Ricotta Pasta with Broccoli
Miracle Meals
You’re only five ingredients away from an incredibly satisfying dinner.

Sep 3, 2022
How To Make Homemade Tortellini
If you feel like you’ve mastered Pasta 101: Make Pasta from Scratch, then it’s time to graduate to Pasta 201: Tortellini Edition. In today’s class, you will learn the fine art of rolling, stuffing, and shaping these fetching little dumplings, all for the eventual goal of serving them to your adoring fans.
Sep 2, 2022
How To Make Creamy Avocado Pasta
And it's super easy to make.
Sep 2, 2022
Tuscan Tortellini Skillet
Why haven't we been doing this all along?
Aug 31, 2022
Cheesy Baked Beef Rigatoni Is as Comforting as It Gets
Puddles of mozzarella in a meaty marinara tossed with tender rigatoni pasta.
Aug 31, 2022
How to Make the Best Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
A hands-off recipe to always keep in your back pocket.
Aug 28, 2022
Love Gnocchi? Wait Until You’ve Tried This Pillowy Tuscan Gnudi
These pillowy dumplings will whisk you away to Italy.
Aug 27, 2022
This Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo Tastes Just Like the Creamy Classic
So satisfying and so easy.
Aug 22, 2022
What’s the Difference? Soba, Udon, and Rice Noodles
Once upon a time, if you wanted to make a recipe that called for soba, udon, or any other kind of Asian noodle, you had to also find your nearest Asian grocery store. Happily, these noodles have become much easier to find in recent years. Here’s a quick guide to the most common kinds!You generally cook these Asian noodles the same way you cook any other kind of pasta: in a large amount of salted boiling water until the pasta is al dente.
Aug 21, 2022
Tomato Orzo Pasta Salad Is Peak Summer Eating
The lemon-tahini dressing pulls the whole dish together.
Aug 21, 2022
What Is the Difference Between Rice Flour and Sweet Rice Flour?
Here's why you should keep both on hand.
Aug 19, 2022
How to Make Buckwheat Soba Noodles from Scratch
I must confess to eating this entire bowl of soba by myself. I didn’t share. I didn’t look up from the bowl. I just inhaled. Fresh buckwheat soba is an entirely different food group from the dried soba we usually buy at the store. It’s like night and day. The nutty aroma of the buckwheat, the perfect chewiness of the noodles, the way they slip perfectly around a chopstick — fresh soba needs little more than some dashi and a splash of soy sauce to be the perfect meal.
Aug 15, 2022
Made In’s Sold-Out Pasta Cookware Set Is Back in Stock — Get It While You Can!
Shopping
It's bound to sell out im-pasta-bly fast.
Aug 15, 2022
This Creamy Mushroom Orzo Is Supremely Satisfying
A one-pot dinner for when serious comfort is what you crave.
Aug 15, 2022
These 5 One-Pot Pasta Recipes Are Absolutely Magical
Snapshot Cooking
One pot, pasta, a few ingredients, stir up and cook: magic!
Aug 15, 2022
Mushroom and Garlic Spaghetti Dinner
This vegetarian pasta dinner is loaded with mushrooms, garlic, and, of course, cheese.
Aug 15, 2022
The 2-Ingredient Sauce That Instantly Upgrades Any Pasta Dish
It will never steer you wrong.
Aug 15, 2022
How to Cook Rice Noodles
Noodle mush, no more! Here’s how we make perfect rice noodles for dishes like pad thai, pho, and spring rolls, plus a few extra tips. Rice noodles are much more delicate and fragile than their wheat noodle counterparts. This actually makes them so easy to prepare that we hardly think of it as cooking. Place all your rice noodles in a deep mixing bowl, trying to snap as few of them as possible as you remove them from the package (always a challenge for us).
Aug 14, 2022
Marcella Hazan’s Famous Tomato Sauce
Don't try to be original — just make this four-ingredient recipe.
Aug 13, 2022
How To Stir-Fry Noodles
Stir-fries don’t have to mean just vegetables and rice — they can mean noodles, too! In fact, noodle stir-fries are one of my favorite weeknight comfort foods. Whether made with lo mein noodles or rice noodles, these stir-fries are quick to prepare, and serve as the perfect backdrop for everything from sliced chicken breast to tender bok choy.
Aug 11, 2022
Creamy Caesar Pasta Salad Is Ready in Just 20 Minutes
If you simply can't say no to chicken Caesar salad, you're going to fall hard for this summery pasta salad.
Aug 9, 2022
How To Make Vietnamese Beef Noodle Pho
Beef pho feels like a restaurant staple, but it's not actually all that hard to make a quick homemade version.
Aug 7, 2022
Creamy Tomato Pasta
An easy weeknight dinner for cold winter nights.
Aug 5, 2022
Taco Spaghetti Is a Marvelous Mash-Up of Tacos and Baked Pasta
It brings together two favorite family dinners.
Aug 1, 2022
This Fregola Recipe Will Become Your Go-To Pasta Salad This Summer
The kale and herb pesto is herby and bright.
Jul 25, 2022
Pasta al Forno Is the Perfect Weeknight Comfort Food
There are plenty of make-ahead moments to keep things as easy as possible.
Jul 22, 2022
The $10 Pasta Dinner You'll Want to Make All Summer Long
It's creamy, garlicky, and packed with zucchini and corn.
Jul 21, 2022
Shrimp Pasta Salad Is Perfect Summer Picnic Food
It's as vibrant as can be.
Jul 19, 2022
Ranch Pasta Salad Is My Ode to the Pizza Parlor
It's packed with all the best salad bar ingredients.
Jul 4, 2022
This Baked Mac & Cheese Has the Best Cheesy, Crunchy Crust
It's all about the cast iron skillet.
Jun 14, 2022
The Brand Behind My Favorite Gluten-Free Pasta Just Launched Its Most Versatile Variety Yet
Shopping
It's im-pasta-bly delicious!
Jun 13, 2022
I Tried Rao’s Homemade’s Newest Jarred Pasta Sauce (and It’s Even Better than the Original)
Groceries
It's only available for a limited time, so you’re going to have to beat me to the checkout.
Jun 5, 2022
Spaghetti for Breakfast? With Bacon and Egg Pasta, the Answer is Yes!
Start your day swirling and twirling.
May 19, 2022
Cheesy Pasta Recipe: Fusilli al Telefono
We love the looks of just about every recipe in Pasta Sfoglia (see our review here). But we decided to reprint one of the simplest, most elemental recipes in the book: Fusilli al Telefono. Pasta cooked with a simple homemade sauce of tomatoes and basil, with an entire pound of fresh whole milk mozzarella folded in until it melts and runs off the pasta like gooey strings. Yum yum. We would like a plate of this right now please!
May 17, 2022
Recipe: Curried Udon Noodle Stir-Fry
Yesterday, we promised you a recipe from Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero! This recipe is a perfect example of the kind of effortless vegan cooking that the book is all about. It uses basic ingredients, comes together in a snap, and is so tasty we were stealing fork-fulls straight from the pan!
May 17, 2022
I Tried Trader Joe’s Best-Selling Pasta — And I Have Some Thoughts
Groceries
The most popular pasta just happens to be gluten-free.
May 16, 2022
Cooking By Feel: Baked Pastas
In this week’s Cure assignment, Cure-takers are planning a menu. All along I’ve been encouraging people to cook by feel a little more and use formal recipes a little less, so I hope these menus involve some cooking by feel. The way this is done is by arming oneself with skills, but you also need ideas. Here’s a great idea for making pasta: bake it. Baked pasta doesn’t need to conjure up memories of school cafeteria baked ziti.
May 12, 2022
Bacon to BBQ: 6 Favorite Mix-Ins for Mac n’ Cheese
Straight up macaroni and cheese is seriously good all on its own, no matter how you make it. But this is also one of those magical dishes that only seems to get better as you start adding things in. Here are six of our favorite mix-ins. What are yours?1. Bacon – Yes, everything really is better with bacon.2. Roasted Butternut Squash – This works well with a sharp cheese to contrast the sweetness of the squash.3. Ham and Peas – A childhood classic.
May 12, 2022
How Cheesy Budae Ramyun Connects 3 Parts of Chef Eric Ehler's Identity
This recipe reflects his Korean roots, his American upbringing, and the Chinese food he’s cooked professionally in San Francisco.
May 12, 2022
Pasta Recipe: Sausage & Fennel Ragù
My husband likes nothing more than a good ragù. His perfect meal would involve something saucy, bright, and rich with a bit of meat, falling over a dish of toothsome pasta. A good ragù is nearly a religious experience for him. It expresses the ultimate goodness of the world, a place where people feed one another good food in love and honesty.
May 11, 2022
Make Great Fresh Pasta at Home: Tips From My Italian Mother-in-Law
We’ve talked a lot about homemade pasta here on The Kitchn, but I had never made homemade pasta noodles myself. Well, that has changed, and now I’m wondering: why did I wait so long? I did have one secret weapon, though: my Italian mother-in-law. To see what I learned from her about homemade pasta, read on! When my husband and I were married, we received a wedding gift certificate to a major cookware shop, and I wanted to use it on something we’d both enjoy.
May 11, 2022
Recipe Review: Pasta alla Norma from Cook’s Illustrated
We knew immediately upon opening the July/August issue of Cook’s Illustrated that we would have to make this dish. We’re recent converts to the clan of eggplant-lovers, and the description of caramelized eggplant and silky tomato sauce sounded too good to resist!The article says that some of the problems with this eggplant pasta dish is that it can be labor-intensive to prepare and the resulting sauce can be oily and overwhelming.
May 4, 2022
Spicy Crab Dip Pasta Bake Is Exactly as Amazing as it Sounds
If crowd-pleasing baked crab dip got together with creamy, cheesy pasta, you'd get this win-win of an appetizer-turned-dinner dish.
Apr 28, 2022
Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta Is a Weeknight Winner
Calling all pesto-lovers!
Apr 19, 2022
Bucatini all'Amatriciana Is Destined to Be Your New Favorite Weeknight Pasta
The classic Roman pasta comes together in 30 minutes.
Apr 18, 2022
The Freshest-Tasting Penne Pomodoro with Just 5 Ingredients
Only five ingredients go into the fresh-tasting basil tomato sauce that's tossed with penne pasta.
Apr 16, 2022
Our Rich, Creamy Version of Olive Garden's Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara
Our version of the Olive Garden favorite.
Apr 16, 2022
All Hail Creamy Caesar Spaghetti!
Two favorites in one.
Apr 14, 2022
I Tried Serious Eats’ Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe and It’s Absolutely Foolproof
The clever double-boiler technique guarantees a smooth, creamy sauce.
Apr 8, 2022
I Tried The Pasta Queen’s Spaghetti Carbonara and It Was Absolutely Divine
Rich, creamy, and, as The Pasta Queen says, "just gorgeous"!
Apr 6, 2022
I Worked as a Line Cook and This $15 Tool Is My Secret for Perfect Pasta
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One of my biggest takeaways from working in one of the top Italian restaurants in NYC was to never discard pasta water. On the line, large pasta baskets are used to transfer pasta out of boiling water directly into a saucy skillet, but bulky baskets aren’t ideal for home cooking. That’s why I am letting you in on my secret to making restaurant-quality pasta at home: the handheld strainer, also known as a spider.
Apr 5, 2022
A Cozy Kitchen’s Lemon Pepper Carbonara Is a Zesty Twist on the Classic Dish
The classic Italian pasta gets an upgrade with the addition of lemon zest and a healthy grind of black pepper.
Apr 5, 2022
I Tried Damn Delicious’ 15-Minute Spaghetti Carbonara and Did Not Expect These Results
I’m all for simplifying, so I was super curious to give this recipe a spin.
Apr 5, 2022
Tortellini Alfredo
How to make cheesy-filled pasta even cheesier.
Mar 30, 2022
Made In Just Launched a Cookware Set That’ll Make Pasta Night a Million Times Better
Shopping
Never strain pasta water again!
Mar 22, 2022