Top 20 Easy Pasta Recipes Under 30 Minutes

When you’re craving carbs, nothing satisfies like a plate (or bowl!) of pasta. Whether you’re making a stovetop dish like spaghetti or tortellini or a baked pasta like lasagna, pairing noodles with the perfect sauce and a generous topping of freshly grated cheese is the ultimate comfort food. While any pasta dish is delicious, some recipes stand out as undeniable masterpieces, earning hundreds of 5-star ratings and glowing reviews. These recipes are a must-try.

One of the most popular is the baked feta pasta that has taken TikTok by storm. It’s easy to see why this dish has become so famous: cherry tomatoes and a block of feta are baked until soft and melty, then mixed with garlic, basil, and cooked noodles to create a beautifully cheesy dish. Be warned—you might want to make a double batch.

1. Spinach Lasagna

Spinach Lasagna
Robby Lozano / Food Styling by Emily Nabors Hall / Prop Styling by Josh Hoggle

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2. Creamy Tomato Rigatoni

Creamy Tomato Rigatoni
Photo by Victor Protasio / Food Styling by Torie Cox / Prop Styling by Claire Spollen

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3. Pasta with Crispy Capers & Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower Pasta
Caitlin Bensel

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Pasta Aglio e Olio

Pasta Aglio e Olio
Matt Taylor-Gross / Food Styling by Amelia Rampe

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4. Creamy Vegan Pasta with Lemon Zest, Greens, & Peas, and

Green Pasta in purple bowls
Photo by Antonis Achilleos / Prop Styling by Kathleen Varner / Food Styling by Margaret Monroe Dickey

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5. Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo
Jennifer Causey / Food Styling by Emily Nabors Hall / Prop Styling by Christina Daley

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6. Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Oriana Koren

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7. Buttermilk Macaroni & Cheese with Baby Kale

Buttermilk Macaroni and Cheese with Baby Kale
Kelly Marshall

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8. Pasta with Pumpkin Brown Butter Sauce

Pasta with Pumpkin Brown Butter Sauce
Abby Hocking

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9. Spaghetti Carbonara

How to Make a Spaghetti Carbonara
Victor Protasio / Food Styling by Margaret Dickey / Prop Styling by Shell Royster

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10. Cheesy Baked Pasta with Radicchio

Cheesy Baked Pasta with Radicchio Recipe
Greg DuPree

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11. Spicy Sausage Pasta with Squash & Tomatoes

Spicy Sausage Pasta with Tomatoes and Squash
Photo by David Malosh / Prop Styling by Amy Wilson / Food Styling by Maggie Ruggiero

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12. Kale-Artichoke Stuffed Shells

Kale and Artichoke Stuffed Shells
Photo by Greg DuPree / Food Styling by Chelsea Zimmer / Prop Styling by Claire Spollen

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13. Creamy Baked Pasta with Prosciutto & Gruyère

Creamy Baked Pasta with Gruyere and Prosciutto
John Kernick

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14. Creamy Lemon Pasta

Creamy Lemon Pasta
Victor Protasio

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15. Spaghetti with Braised Greens & Clams

Spaghetti with Clams and Braised Greens
© Greg DuPree

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16. Pasta with Sausage, Mustard & Basil

Sausage Pasta with Basil and Mustard
Diana Chistruga

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17. Shrimp Scampi & with Garlicky Miso Butter

Shrimp Scampi Vermicelli with Garlicky Miso Butter
Christopher Testani / Food Styling by Chelsea Zimmer / Prop Styling by Claire Spollen

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18. Garganelli with Speck, Scallion Cream & Peas

Garganelli with Speck Peas and Scallion Cream
Victor Protasio

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19. Three-Pepper Cacio e Pepe

Three Pepper Cacio e Pepe
Victor Protasio

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20. Cheese Tortellini with Walnut Pesto

Cheese Tortellini with Walnut Pesto
© Christina Holmes

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