Our 10 Most Popular Pasta Recipes of 2021

published Dec 28, 2021
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Crispy Skillet Ravioli with Garlic Butter Mushrooms in a skillet on a table
Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Anna Stockwell

When it comes to weeknight dinner mainstays, pasta can’t be beat. It’s the low-stress crowd-pleaser that requires little time and fanfare. If you’re looking for some pasta dish inspiration, we’ve got you covered. 

From extra-cheesy casseroles to one-pot pastas, the top recipes we shared this year definitely deserve a spot in your weeknight dinner rotation. Skillet ravioli with garlic butter mushrooms and seafood pasta were just a couple mouth-watering recipes that made top billing. Here are the 10 most popular pasta recipes published on Kitchn this year.

1 / 10
Johnny Marzetti
This extra-cheesy casserole only calls for a handful of ingredients.
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2 / 10
Caribbean Macaroni Pie
This crowd-pleasing dish is packed with heat, herbs, and spices, and features ingredients like ketchup, mustard, and New Zealand sharp cheddar cheese.
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3 / 10
Whether you call it baked ziti or mostaccioli, it's impossible to dislike this tender pasta dish tossed in red sauce, topped with cheese, and baked until bubbling and browned.
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4 / 10
Caramelized Onion, Apple, and Sausage Pasta
This ultra-savory one-pot pasta tastes like fall.
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5 / 10
Winter Pasta with Olives, Herbs, and Lemon
This pasta is fast, warm, and bright, and made solely with pantry ingredients.
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6 / 10
Creamy Baked Cavatappi
Cream cheese, cheddar, and Parmesan amp up the flavor in this oh-so-creamy pasta bake.
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7 / 10
Crispy Skillet Ravioli with Garlic Butter Mushrooms
You don't even have to boil a pot of water to make this quick and easy, and totally satisfying, one-pan pasta dinner.
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8 / 10
Seafood Pasta
Upgrade your weeknight pasta game with scallops and shrimp drenched in a white wine-based sauce, served over linguine.
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9 / 10
Caramelized Cabbage Butter Pasta
This buttery caramelized cabbage isn't just perfect with pasta — try it piled onto toast, with eggs, or in sandwiches and wraps.
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10 / 10
Miso Carbonara
If you're looking for ultra umami creaminess in your next meal, this carbonara is everything.
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