Pasta with Eggplant, Portobella, and Tomatoes
This 20 minute recipe is the perfect solution to leftover ingredients from a previous eggplant parmesan or ratatouille meal.
Summer Sun Gold Tomato Pasta with Bread Crumbs
This faintly spicy pasta with crunchy bread crumbs celebrates the sweet flavor of cherry tomatoes.
30-Minute Pasta and Kidney Bean Soup (Pasta e Fagioli)
Traditionally, this bean and pasta soup is made with leftovers; this version isn't packed with meat, but it's got a ton of garlic, oregano, and a couple bay leaves to add plenty of flavor to the mix.
Spicy Braised Broccoli Rabe with Quinoa Pasta
In this quick skillet dish, the vegetables and pasta are cooked together at the same time. The tender broccoli rabe gives the dish a slightly bitter taste.
Aglio e Olio (Garlic and Oil Sauce)
This rustic Italian sauce starts with just two ingredients—garlic and olive oil. . Toss this sauce into a bowl of spaghetti and you have a meal that bursts with a bright and smooth garlic flavor that seems to fit any season. Best part is, the whole thing only takes about 15 minutes.
Pasta With Cherry Tomatoes and Herbed Ricotta
This is one of those quick and easy pasta dishes that can be completed from start to finish in less than twenty minutes if you have everything on hand, making it a great option for a busy weeknight meal.
Zinfandel Spaghetti with Spicy Rapini
It's no secret that wine and pasta make a natural pair, but this particular pasta is cooked with a whole bottle of wine. The result is particularly dramatic: each strand is dyed a gorgeous ruby red. The flavor isn't quite as shocking as it looks, but it has a pleasing earthiness that pairs well with the rapini.
Eggplant and Tomato Pasta
Making pasta in a skillet saves time and effort. This pasta is a slight adaptation of Pasta alla Norma, which is typically made with ricotta.
Linguine With Oven-Roasted Tomato Puttanesca
This recipe is versatile and a great way to use up excess produce. It can be frozen, eaten hot or cold, and used as a bruschetta topping, too. Don't have pancetta? Use bacon. Forgot to get capers? Leave them out. And if there's something else in your fridge that makes sense, go ahead and throw it in. That's the beauty of this sauce: almost anything goes.
Beet Green and Radish Green Pesto Pasta With Roasted Beets and Radishes
Incorporating beet and radish greens into a pesto makes a sauce that's bolder and spicier than your average basil pesto, but just as versatile. The resulting dish is shot through with magenta from the ribs of the beet greens, adding an unexpected hue to your bowl of pasta.
Penne with Piment d'Espelette
Piment d'Espelettet is a Basque dried chili with a delayed and gentle heat that hits you after you expect it to—which, aside from being spicy, makes it exciting and delightful. Studded with garlic and shallots and laced with whole leaves of basil and mint, it's a fun departure from a regular ol' pomodoro.
Spaghetti with Fennel Pollen, Orange, Garlic, and Mint
Fennel pollen is an incredibly powerful spice, with notes of licorice, citrus, and handmade marshmallows. It tastes like pure summer joy. Toss it into this simple and light spaghetti dressed with olive oil, orange zest, and mint. The trick to fennel pollen is not to overuse it. A little really does go a long way, and even a generous pinch may be too much.
Roasted Tomato and Fennel with Tagliatelle
This is the perfect way to make pasta effortless but still seriously good. Roast cherry tomatoes, shaved fennel, fresh red chilies, garlic, and mint leaves are cooked in olive oil. When the tomatoes have burst, the fennel has softened, the garlic mellowed, and the chilies slightly charred, toss the fresh roasted Arrabiata sauce with a tangle of fresh whole wheat tagliatelle.
Green Tapenade Pasta Salad
This tapenade is made with briny green olives smashed with lemon, thyme, garlic, capers, and anchovies. Tossed in matching green penne, chopped baby spinach and arugula turn this room-temperature pasta into a emerald-hued salad.
Torn Pasta Sheets With Brown Butter, Herbs, and Poached Eggs
Nutty with brown butter, a little salty with soy sauce, but somehow, impossibly, light with zingy lemon juice and fragrant herbs, this pasta dish is sure to delight.
Spaghetti With Clams, Mussels, and Tomatoes
This light pasta recipe will bring out the sweetness of fresh clams and mussels.
Spaghetti With Parsley Pesto
This pesto is made simply of parsley, walnuts, Parmesan, olive oil, and garlic. Toss that with hot spaghetti for dish that's different, light, summery, and fresh.
Tagliatelle with Red Provençal Pistou
Soft, flat pasta, wafting the scent of garlic, flavored with smashed basil, oozing Parmesan, and the sweet, chewy tang of a plethora of Provençal sun-dried tomatoes, Provençal pistou is a humble and simple classic.
Butternut Squash and Pasta Soup
The pasta is cooked in the soup and helps bulk things out, making this a pleasantly filling meal.
Tagliatelle with Basil and Egg Yolk
This recipe is a nod to pesto but without pine nuts to thicken it. Instead, the recipe takes a cue from pasta carbonara, mixing an egg yolk into the base of puréed basil and Parmesan to give it a silky texture. A squeeze of lemon rounds out the acidity; the result is a quick and satisfying pasta dish that's a little bit out of the norm.