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9 Pasta Recipes for Weeknight Dinner

Pasta recipes fit right into comfort food weeknight dinner ideas. So many easy recipe you can whip up fast, or slow cook or even bake for dinner. Then there are the many noodle choices like, everyone’s favorite, macaroni and shells that soak up the sauce, penne pasta that pairs so well with seafood and of course those magnificently versatile spaghetti noodles.

There are so many different types of pasta you can cook for dinner. All pasta recipes are good if you ask me. You can bake pasta casseroles, make many different chicken and pasta dishes, shrimp and pasta recipes, cold pasta salad recipes, spaghetti recipes and so much more.

9 Pasta Dishes To Make for Weeknight Dinner

Chicken Parmigiana with spaghetti
Homemade Chicken Parmigiana with Spaghetti


This Kid friendly weeknight meal is a delicious twist on a pasta casserole. We use ground sausage to create the flavor in this pasta casserole dish. Cheesy Sausage Pasta Casserole. #casserole #weeknightmeal
Sausage Pasta Casserole


Easy recipe for classic lasagna. Easy Lasagna recipe. Classic lasagna recipe.
Easy Classic Lasagna


Comfort food comes in many forms and my easy Classic Lasagna recipe is one of the most desired forms without a ton of ingredients. The blend of cheeses paired with ground beef and sausage will keep them coming back for seconds.

Shrimp pasta and broccoli in a blue bowl with parmesan cheese on top
Lemon Shrimp Penne Pasta and Broccoli recipe
Crockpot Three Cheese Stuffed Manicotti recipe. How to make Manicotti in the Crockpot #manicotti #weeknightdinner #crockpotrecipe #recipe
Crockpot Three Cheese Stuffed Manicotti
Broccoli and Sausage Macaroni Casserole
Broccoli and Sausage Macaroni Casserole
a plate of spaghetti and meatballs covered in sauce
Easy Crockpot Spaghetti and Meatballs
Tuna Pasta Salad recipe. Tuna Macaroni Salad recipe.
Tuna Pasta Salad
Our Hawaiian Pasta Salad recipe is very easy to make. We left the onions out but use Onion Powder instead. This macaroni salad is a big hit at Pot Luck dinners. We use pasta shells instead of macaroni noodles because they trap that delicious made from scratch creamy dressing. #pastasalad #macaronisalad #hawaiiansalad
Hawaiian Pasta Salad

What to serve with pasta?

Bread is the desired side dish to serve with pasta. If you are serving cheesy garlic bread or crusty Italian bread, you will want some Homemade Italian butter to dip it in, just like Carrabba’s.

According to the internet ~wink~, that is spaghetti noodles. It’s no wonder when that long skinny noodle can be used in so many different recipes with many different sauces.

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  1. This is gold. I love pasta so much and all of these recipes are looks so good. So far, I have tried the Cheesy Baked Tortellini Casserole and I love it.

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