Feeling the chill? Craving comfort? Then buckle up, pasta lovers! We've got 22 cozy pasta recipes that'll warm your tummy and hug your soul. Forget boring dinners – these dishes are bursting with flavor, easy to make, and perfect for chilly nights.
Creamy Pasta with Chickpeas and Spinach
This creamy pasta is satisfying, delicious, and incredibly easy to make! The creamy, rich coconut sauce perfectly coats the penne pasta, while the roasted chickpeas provide a pleasant crunch. The garlic and spinach add a layer of freshness, making every bite absolutely delicious! Get the recipe.
No more bland mushroom pasta! This incredibly delicious Mushroom Stroganoff recipe packs a seriously flavorful punch. It's creamy and satisfying, the perfect comfort food for long winter days. Get the recipe.
Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta
You won't believe how delicious this Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta dish is.
This recipe is a hit with jumbo shrimp, creamy mushroom sauce, and a splash of red wine! Get the recipe.
Coconut Milk Pasta Sauce
Coconut milk makes a simple tomato-based pasta sauce into something truly rich and delicious. You will not miss heavy cream after trying this easy coconut milk pasta sauce recipe. In 30 minutes, you’ll get to experience a whole new level of pasta goodness! Get the recipe.
Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo
This Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo is the perfect one-pot meal! Tender, juicy, aromatic chicken with perfectly cooked penne pasta. This is the easiest way to make delicious Alfredo pasta and it takes only 10 minutes! Get the recipe.
Mussels Pasta with Garlic and Fennel
This Mussels Pasta with Garlic and Fennel is a culinary trip to Tuscany. This is a recipe that tastes and looks like a luxury but comes together in less than half an hour. It's the best mussels recipe for busy weeknights when you need a quick meal but still want a deliciously inspired one. Get the recipe.
Sun-Dried Tomato Alfredo Pasta
Creamy, flavorful, a bit sweet and tart, this Sun Dried Tomato Alfredo With Zucchini Spaghetti will make a quick and easy dinner recipe that is perfect for busy weekdays but is also delicious and satisfying for a Sunday family meal. Get the recipe.
Creamy Salmon Pasta
This Easy and Creamy Salmon Pasta features quickly seared salmon tossed in a creamy smoky sauce along with your favorite pasta. This hearty and satisfying dish is loaded with flavor and comes together in no time. Get the recipe.
Easy Truffle Pasta
This amazing vegetarian Black Truffle Pasta is healthy, flavorful and very easy to make. It's great for a date night with your significant other or when you want to make your dinner extra special. Get the recipe.
Creamy Kale and Mushroom Pasta
This creamy kale and mushroom pasta is a single-skillet, rich, and creamy pasta you can have ready in 30 minutes. It’s great for a quick weeknight dinner, and at the same time, perfect for lunch the next day. Get the recipe.
Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta
Make this easy creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta in less than 15 minutes. With hot smoked salmon and lots of lemon flavor it's a super easy yet elegant weeknight dinner with little prep and just a few simple steps. Get the recipe.
Creamy Miso Pesto Pasta
This 30-minute Creamy Miso Pesto Pasta with Pecans is simply the best. Packed with a savory white Miso paste, garlic and crunchy Pecans, this easy vegan pasta makes a perfect recipe for busy weeknights. Get the recipe.
Chicken & Bacon Ranch Mac and Cheese
This is like a classic mac and cheese bumped up a notch or two. You do make a from-scratch cheese sauce, beginning with a butter/flour roux, but then in addition to milk you whisk in Ranch Dressing! Get the recipe.
Pad See Ew
This Pad See Ew is very close to the classic Thai stir-fried noodles, which are a favorite street food. Unlike Pad Thai, which is sweeter and sourer, Pad See Ew is more savory and focuses on salt and rich umami flavor. It is a stir-fried dish and easy to make. Get the recipe.
Rattlesnake Pasta is a creamy, spicy, and savory meal that combines juicy chicken, sautéed peppers, and tender pasta all enveloped in a rich and creamy Alfredo-style sauce with a hint of heat. Get the recipe.
Creamy Chicken Pasta
On your table in just 30 minutes - this Creamy Chicken Pasta is a winner every time! Packed full of fall flavors like red wine, mushrooms and thyme, it's a perfect Saturday night dinner - that you will love to have in your lunchbox come Monday. And sure to become your new favorite pasta dish! Get the recipe.
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
Get ready for a delicious and healthier twist on a classic comfort food dish: Cauliflower Mac and Cheese! This recipe features tender cauliflower florets coated in a creamy sauce made with butter, cream cheese, and a blend of cheeses seasoned with savory herbs and spices, then baked to perfection. Get the recipe.
Vegetarian Fajita Pasta
Loaded with veggies and lots of flavors, this Vegetarian Fajita Pasta is our favorite pasta dinner. Fire-roasted tomatoes, black beans, colorful bell peppers, sour cream, and cheese make this a healthier pasta dish. Make it as a one-pot dish in the Instant Pot or Stovetop. Enjoy topped with cilantro and avocado. Get the recipe.
Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells
Everyone loves a comforting, creamy pasta dish, and this Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells recipe perfectly marries the richness of Alfredo sauce with the delightful texture of stuffed pasta shells. Imagine biting into a tender pasta shell filled with creamy, flavorful chicken Alfredo, and you've got the essence of this dish. Get the recipe.
Creamy Pumpkin Pasta
This Pumpkin pasta is a delightful dish that brings together the savory taste of pumpkin puree and the comfort of cooked pasta. The combination of fresh sage, minced garlic, and chopped onion in olive oil offers a rich flavor profile that perfectly compliments the creamy pumpkin sauce. The toasted pine nuts provide a delightful crunch, making every bite absolutely delicious! Get the recipe.
Buffalo Chicken Pasta
Make this simple & delicious Buffalo Chicken Pasta in just 15 minutes! It's the perfect weeknight treat with all your favorite buffalo flavors - spicy sauce and tangy blue cheese, all mixed with pasta & chicken. Get the recipe.
Easy Ground Beef Pasta Skillet
This ground beef pasta recipe can be made in under 30 minutes with any pasta you have and tastes like it’s been simmered all day long on the stove. A true weeknight dinner superstar! Get the recipe.
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Iryna Bychkiv is the founder and writer of the culinary website Lavender & Macarons, where she shares clean, European-inspired recipes that are delicious, easy to prepare, and made with wholesome ingredients. Iryna loves creating meals that are simple yet healthy and unique, including vegan and vegetarian recipes.
Iryna is also a freelance writer for MSN and Associated Press Wire.