Quick and easy pasta recipes ready in under 30 minutes

Marmite Pasta Carbonara Recipe

Our quick and easy pasta recipes are ideal for midweek dinners and easy vegetarian entertaining ideas. Try one of our simple pasta recipes for spaghetti, penne pasta and easy pasta bakes.

Our one pot easy pasta dishes save on the washing up (try our one-pan puttanesca or our other easy one pots here), while some of our pasta recipes are ready in just 15 minutes (check out the pasta alla genovese). 

Quick macaroni cheese

Check out these super easy veggie mac ‘n’ cheese one-pans, topped with a punchy salsa. This simple recipe is a real treat without the calories, plus it’s ready in just 25 minutes too. More simple macaroni and cheese recipes here…

Easy Macaroni and Cheese with Salsa

Wholewheat spaghetti with chorizo and rosemary pangritata

Check out this super simple spaghetti recipe with crunchy chorizo and crispy sourdough breadcrumbs, ready in just 30 minutes. Use sourdough that’s a day or two old for extra-crunchy pangritata.

Chorizo Spaghetti Recipe with Pangritata

Easy pappardelle with spicy sausage and kale

Check out this super quick and easy pappardelle with spicy sausage and curly kale. The ribbons of pappardelle and hint of chilli make this dish a wonderful warming midweek meal for two.

Sausage Pappardelle Recipe with Kale

Quick spicy prawn linguine pasta

Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring. This spicy prawn linguine has a spicy chilli kick to keep it interesting. It’s so delicious you’ll forget that you’re being virtuous. Try our easy ideas for linguine here…

Spicy Prawn Linguine Recipe

Quick marmite carbonara

Love it or hate it as they say! This quick and easy spaghetti carbonara recipe is a twist on the classic dish using Marmite which gives it a delicious flavour. Serve with a generous sprinkle of parmesan and parsley.

marmite carbonara

Simple ravioli with buttered lemon greens

Our quick and easy pasta recipe is super zesty and buttery and great when you’re short on time. Low calorie and meat free make this the perfect start to the week. 

Ravioli with buttered lemon greens

Penne alla norma

Check out this easy gluten free tomato pasta with aubergine topped with fresh basil. This simple recipe is veggie friendly and low in calories.

Penne Alla Norma Recipe

Quick green linguine

An easy way to get your greens. This quick and easy pasta dish is veggie friendly and it’s low in calories, a great midweek meal for 2.

Green linguine recipe

Spaghetti with chorizo and rosemary pangritata

Looking for an easy pasta recipe for date night? Check out this quick and easy spaghetti recipe with crispy chorizo and crunchy pangritata. Pangritata, sometimes called poor man’s parmesan, is a mix of fried breadcrumbs and herbs used add flavour and texture to pasta dishes.

Chorizo Spaghetti Recipe with Pangritata

One pot pasta with goat’s cheese and spinach

This easy pasta dish combines wilted spinach and soft goat’s cheese to create a creamy and rich dish. Garnish with some extra parmesan and enjoy!

One-Pot Pasta Recipe With Goat’s Cheese And Spinach

Pasta with sausage, kale and mustard

Check out our simple sausage pasta recipe with kale and mustard. This Italian sausage pasta dish is super quick and easy to make, and you can easily use spaghetti if you don’t have rigatoni.

Sausage Pasta Recipe With Kale and Mustard

One pot four cheeses pasta

Pasta and sauce all cooked in one pot? Sounds mad but it works! Give Sabrina Fauda-Rôle’s four cheeses pasta a go tonight, for a creamy, dreamy dinner (taken from her book, One-Pot Pasta). Check out other easy one pot recipes here…

One-Pot Four Cheeses Pasta Recipe

15-minute linguine pasta recipe with prawn butter sauce

Our quick and easy linguine with prawn butter sauce is creamy, rich and full of flavour. Ready in just 15 minutes this meal is a great dinner for 2. Check out our other quick and easy linguine recipes here…

Linguine Pasta Recipe With Prawn Butter Sauce

Roast Tenderstem® broccoli and lemon pasta

Looking for an easy vegetarian pasta recipe? This roast Tenderstem® broccoli and lemon pasta is quick and easy to make, making it a great veggie option for midweek. Check out our other quick and easy vegetarian recipes here…

Roast Tenderstem® Broccoli and Lemon Pasta Recipe

Pasta puttanesca recipe

Our one pot puttanesca pasta make a really easy midweek meal for one. The pasta soaks up the flavours, and the starch from the pasta makes the sauce rich and creamy. It also makes for less washing up!

One Pot Pasta Puttanesca Recipe

Vegetarian summer carbonara

Everyone loves carbonara, so we’ve updated this Italian classic with asparagus and peas for summer. Our summer carbonara is vegetarian, ready in just 20 minutes and makes the most of seasonal veg, what could be better?

Vegetarian Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

Supergreen broccoli pasta recipe

This supergreen broccoli pasta bowl recipe is easy, vegetarian, and ready in just 20 minutes – ideal for a midweek meal. Try our other easy vegetarian pasta recipes here.

Broccoli Pasta Recipe

Spaghetti with ajvar, mozzarella and smashed olives

Try our fresh and simple spaghetti recipe with creamy mozzarella, smashed olives and ajvar. Ajvar, a sauce traditionally from the Balkans and made up primarily of red peppers, is super quick and easy to whip up and great to use in summer pasta dishes. You can easily exchange the spaghetti for linguine and mozzarella for burrata.

Vegetarian Pasta Recipe With Ajvar, Mozzarella and Smashed Olives

One-pot tomato and basil pasta

Pasta and sauce all cooked in one pot? Sounds mad but it works! Try Sabrina Fauda-Rôle’s tomato and basil pasta recipe (taken from her book, One-Pot Pasta) tonight.

One-pot tomato and basil pasta

Courgetti with pesto and balsamic tomatoes

Who needs pasta when you can have spiralized courgette? Try our easy ‘courgetti’ recipe, made with baby plum tomatoes, garlic, pesto, pine nuts and a lot of courgette noodles. Our favourite courgetti recipes are here, try one out…

Courgetti Recipe With Pesto and Balsamic Tomatoes

Tagliatelle with peas and summer green pesto

Give pesto pasta a twist with this quick and easy recipe for two. A simple homemade pesto with rocket and parmesan is the perfect sauce for tagliatelle.

Tagliatelle Recipe With Peas And Green Pesto

Rigatoni pasta with sausage, lemon and mustard

Love sausages? Love pasta? Then you’ll make this quick and easy midweek meal time and time again. Full of spicy fennel flavour, it’s fast and good value.

Sausage Rigatoni Recipe With Lemon and Mustard

Pasta with crisp chorizo, olive oil and parsley

Impress friends and family with this simple but delicious chorizo and pasta recipe. Toss in some bocconcini with the parsley for extra flavour. 

Chorizo Pasta Recipe With Olive Oil and Parsley

One-pot pasta with anchovies and Tenderstem broccoli

This one pot pasta recipe is not only low calorie but low cost, too. It’s simple and easy to put together; plus it’s packed full of punchy flavours. If you don’t have fusilli in your cupboard then wholemeal rotini works just as well.

One Pot Pasta with Anchovies and broccoli

Quick courgette lasagne

This must be the best easy vegetarian lasagne! Mix the courgettes, garlic and chilli with ricotta, add a shop-bought tomato sauce and fresh lasagne and dinner can be on the table in under 30 minutes. Check out our best ever lasagne recipes here.

Quick Courgette Vegetarian Lasagne Recipe

Linguine with samphire and prawns

An easy way to serve samphire. This dish is made with linguine and pairs the sea vegetable samphire with king prawns in a super-quick pasta sauce.

Linguine Pasta Recipe with Samphire and Prawns


Pappardelle with lemon and sage mushrooms

One of our best low GI veggie mains: silky pappardelle and chestnut mushrooms seasoned with garlic and sage. Try topping with parmesan (or vegetarian alternative) for an easy mid-week meal.

Pappardelle with lemon and sage mushrooms recipe

Salsa di pistacchi (Pasta with Pistachio Sauce)

Have a go at our Sicilian pasta with pistachio sauce, one of the most divine pasta dishes that island has to offer. The ingredients are simple and it’s ready in 20 minutes.

Salsa Di Pistacchi Recipe (Pasta Recipe with Pistachio Sauce)

Linguine with chorizo and fresh tomato salsa

Pasta and chorizo… two easy ingredients, one quick midweek meal for two. Make a quick salsa sauce with shallots and fresh tomatoes and dinner is ready in 20 minutes.

Linguine Pasta with Chorizo and Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe

Penne pasta with chopped puttanesca sauce

Penne pasta makes an easy midweek meal, and this healthy, raw tomato sauce makes it even quicker. With added olives, capers, garlic and chilli, it’s fresh and full of flavour.

Penne with Chopped Puttanesca Sauce Recipe

Simple spaghetti carbonara

Creamy, classic carbonara is a bound to please a crowd and it’s really easy to make. We love it with parmesan and lots of freshly ground black pepper.

Best Ever Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

Easy pasta Norma

A quick meal for two based on the classic Sicilian aubergine pasta sauce. Meat-free and full of flavour it’s easy to make. Use rigatoni if you have it at home.

Pasta Norma Recipe

Angel hair pasta with lobster 

Looking for an impressive but easy pasta dish for a dinner party? Angel hair pasta makes a light base for lobster. Lobster tails are really good value, though if you have access to whole lobster add the claw meat to the recipe as well.

Angel Hair Pasta Recipe with Lobster

Wholewheat spaghetti with long-stemmed broccoli, chilli and lemon

This recipe for wholewheat spaghetti with long-stemmed broccoli, chilli and lemon is quick and easy to make and vegan. Plus, it’s pasta for under 500 calories – yes please

Wholewheat Vegan Spaghetti Recipe with Broccoli, Chilli and Lemon

Linguine with tuna, lemon and dill

A seriously simple, homely pasta dish that everyone will love. Tuna is tossed together with red onion, lemon and dill and served on top of fresh linguine.

Linguine Recipe with Tuna, Lemon and Dill

15-minute pasta alla genovese 

Pasta alla genovese is a classic Italian pasta dish using simple ingredients. Ready in just 15 minutes, it’s the perfect quick and easy meal to make midweek.

Pasta Alla Genovese Recipe

Linguine with creamy tomato, rosemary and caper sauce

This recipe for linguine with creamy tomato, rosemary and caper sauce is super simple but delicious. It’s ready in just 30 minutes, so makes for a great, speedy veggie supper.

Linguine Recipe with Tomato, Rosemary and Caper Sauce


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