Our Most Popular Pasta Recipes of the Year

Our Most Popular Pasta Recipes of the Year

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Sheela Prakash
Dec 21, 2017
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Pasta is a comforting, quick meal that is hard not to love. That's probably why we developed more than a handful of great noodle-centric recipes this year that you enjoyed as much as we did. Here are the most popular ones we all keep cooking.

1. Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Fettuccine

Goat cheese is the secret to this decadent, creamy pasta that's enhanced with plenty of sun-dried tomatoes, which are plumped up in the pasta cooking water as the pasta boils.

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2. How To Make Two-Day Tomato Pasta Sauce

When you have a weekend to spare, or the weather is keeping you indoors and you want a pot of sauce bubbling away all day long, this is the recipe to make. You have enough to use for dinner all week long.

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3. How To Make Creamy Avocado Pasta

Blend together a couple of ripe avocados, spinach, basil, and garlic to result in a creamy, pesto-like sauce for pasta that's completely dairy- and nut-free.

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4. Roasted Lemon Oregano Shrimp

We suggest all sorts of ways to serve this Greek-inspired shrimp, but we love it over linguine the most, so that the juices from the shrimp get absorbed into every tangled bite.

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5. Easy Mushroom and Garlic Spaghetti Dinner

This vegetarian pasta is loaded with umami flavor, thanks to a hefty dose of sautéed mushrooms, garlic, and Pecorino Romano cheese.

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6. No-Chop Cold Veggie Noodle Bowls with Soy Lime Vinaigrette

This quick and easy vegetarian meal doesn't even require you to pick up a knife. Instead, a vegetable peeler is used to prep all the carrots and zucchini.

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7. 3-Ingredient Buttery White Wine Pasta Sauce

This is the ultimate dinner to make when your pantry is running seriously low. The sauce is nothing but butter, white wine, and Parmesan and comes together in just a couple of minutes.

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8. Brown Butter Parmesan Pasta

Browning the butter until it's nutty and golden is the secret to this simple pasta that tastes so much fancier than it actually is.

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9. Tomato Tortellini Soup

A bag of frozen cheese tortellini can certainly make an easy dinner when boiled and tossed with marinara sauce, but here it's taken to the next level and made into a creamy, comforting soup.

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

10. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

This take on macaroni and cheese swaps out some of the cheese in the sauce for puréed cauliflower to result in a lightened-up version that's equally as satisfying.

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

11. Pan-Roasted Cauliflower Pasta with Smoky Tomato Sauce

Reach for a bag of frozen cauliflower and this recipe couldn't be easier to throw together. The icing on the cake is the pan-fried prosciutto that's crumbled on top before serving.

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