With four kids and a busy weekly schedule, our routine now includes the cutest meal prep ever: #PhoebeSavesTheDay. My twelve-year-old makes pasta every Thursday. Easy pasta. Delicious pasta. These are the easy pasta recipes our whole family loves.

Brown Butter Pasta with Sage

This one-ingredient topping takes three to five minutes to make, but don’t let that fool you. It’s decadent and packed with flavor.

One-Pot Instant Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Brown the meat, add the pasta and sauce, then put the lid on your Instant Pot. Now, just wait for your gorgeous meal to cook politely.

Cheese Tortellini with Spinach & Bacon

This cheese tortellini recipe idea without red sauce is one of my favorite easy dinners for kids.

And we made it out of need on one very, very cold night. (And then kept making it and making it!) 

Double Roasted Broccoli Pasta

Start by opening two bags of frozen broccoli and roasting them (prewashed! precut!) in the oven, while your water comes to a boil. Break out the food processor, blender or just give those roasted florets a good chop and tada! Sauce. Incredible sauce.

One-Pot Pasta with Sausage & Veggies, an Easy Pasta Recipe

Choose any vegetables–zucchini, spinach, etc.–and you’ll have dinner on the table in under 30 minutes, all with only a single pan to wash.

Ginger Pork with Sugar Snap Peas

Whole-wheat penne has a nutty flavor (and extra fiber) that works perfectly with these fresh Asian flavors. Of all our easy pasta recipes, we’ve been loving this one the longest–and still make it all the time!

Kielbasa Sausage with Zucchini & Cheese Sauce

All you need is 20 minutes and you’ll have a big bowl of deliciousness ready for a happy crowd.

Caprese Pasta with Fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes & Basil

No need to cook a sauce here! Just combine hot pasta with fresh cheese, cherry tomatoes and basil. Drizzle olive oil on top and bam, dinner is served.

Mac & Cheese with Sweet Potatoes

Microwave. Blend. Combine with cooked pasta and enjoy.

Sweet Roasted Cherry Tomato Pasta with Parmesan

Throw your juicy cherry tomatoes on a baking sheet and roast until they start to pop. By the time your pasta is done cooking, the tomatoes will be transformed into a mouthwatering partner. Easy pasta recipes don’t get much more tasty!

Ravioli with Peas & Pancetta

A BOWL OF PASTA DOESN’T ALWAYS MEAN TOMATO SAUCE. One of the easiest ideas I’ve learned from the Italians is to substitute traditional red sauce with something much simpler: extra virgin olive oil, fresh herbs and a sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Dinner’s on the table in 20 minutes, and it’s a really good one.

Super Simple Shrimp Pasta

Juicy shrimp, flavorful fresh basil and al dente pasta, a dream team you really can’t beat!


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