9 Seriously Delicious Pasta Dishes to Add to Your Rotation

When we think of crowd-pleasing dishes, pasta is surely at the top of the list. This Italian staple is versatile, delicious, filling, and perfect for a range of occasions be it a dinner party, comfort meal for one, or romantic date night in.

Whether you're partial to an indulgent and creamy gnocchi, or you're in the mood for a spicy spaghetti alla puttanesca, a good pasta dish rarely misses the mark. 

We've rounded up a seriously delicious selection of pasta dishes that will go down a treat with even the fussiest eaters and have you and your guests begging for seconds. Even better? Each of these mouthwatering recipes is quick and easy to make and vegetarian friendly.

9 Delicious Pasta Recipes to Add to Your Rotation

1. Cavatelli With Green Sauce, Pangrattato and Burrata

Starting this line up with a bang, this creamy cavatelli dish is one of our most clicked recipes. And it's easy to see why. This dish uses leeks softened in melted butter, combined with vibrant vegetables and a splash of white wine. It's then topped with golden, crunchy breadcrumbs and creamy cheese. What's not to love?

2. Fettuccine With Cherry Tomatoes, Roasted Eggplant and Burrata

Another dish where burrata steals the show, this fettuccine masterpiece is packed with flavour thanks to roasted eggplant, bright cherry tomatoes, a touch of chilli, and fresh basil. But it's the melted burrata cheese that's gently folded through the long strands of silky pasta that we can't get enough of.

3. Tomato and Garlic Linguine

The recipe for this vibrant dish is easy to understand and almost completely fool-proof. Perfect for weeknights where you're feeling exhausted, or dinner parties where you need something easy to whip up, this pasta celebrates cherry tomatoes that are perfectly enhanced with garlic. 

4. Broccolini, Roasted Almond & Lemon Spaghetti

Pasta dishes don't need to be super indulgent, and this delightful recipe is a great example of the perfect summertime pasta. Packed with fibre from an abundance of vegetables, freshness from herbs, crunch from roasted almonds, zest from lemon and creaminess from cheese, every mouthful is an explosion of different textures and flavours that all work in harmony.

5. Pumpkin Gnocchi With Butter and Sage

Gnocchi's bite-sized pieces are soft, delicate, and just truly delightful to eat. This recipe teaches you how to make and roll your own gnocchi and the perfect buttery pumpkin sauce to go with it. Topped with crunchy pine nuts and sage leaves, this vibrant dish is sure to become a household favourite. 

6. Roasted Cauliflower Orecchiette With Garlicky Breadcrumbs & Crispy Sage

Cauliflower is a bit of an underrated vegetable. Any doubts you may have about it will change after you try this delicious orecchiette recipe. It's creamy, it's crunchy, it's punchy (thanks to a little kick of chilli), and it's packed with flavour - what more could you want?

7. Spicy Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca

Spaghetti alla putannesca's sharp and punchy flavours make it an enticing and favourite meal for many. If you're a salt fiend you'll love the ingredients list which consists of anchovies, capers, and two kinds of olives in a rich tomato sauce. Better yet, it's quick and easy to whip up, making it a great recipe for a mid-week meal or dinner party.  

8. Baked Rigatoni With Broccoli and Zucchini Pesto and Pangrattato

This easy-to-make but ridiculously good, baked rigatoni, is not only the solution to your weeknight dinner juggle, but will soothe your soul in the way that only carbs can. It's creamy, it's crunchy, and it's a classic. It also  also only requires one pan which means a quick clean up.

9. Mushroom & Thyme Pappardelle

Mushrooms and pasta are a match made in heaven, and this dish only proves that further. Silky, wide ribbons of pasta meet buttery, in-season mushrooms in this heavenly autumn dish. Fragranced with thyme, it's a rich and decadent option that will please meat-lovers and vegetarians alike.

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