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19 Ridiculously Good Five-Ingredient Pasta Recipes

Because you can up your pasta game without spending a ton of money.

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1. Smoked Sausage Cajun Alfredo

http://www.plainchicken.com/2015/08/smoked-sausage-cajun-alfredo.html?m=1#more
http://www.plainchicken.com/2015/08/smoked-sausage-cajun-alfredo.html?m=1#more

Cajun seasoning and heavy cream combine to create a restaurant-worthy dinner that comes together in a flash. Get the recipe here.

2. Creamy Tomato Angel Hair Pasta

The secret to this creamy, indulgent dinner? Cream cheese! Get the recipe here.
thecomfortofcooking.com

The secret to this creamy, indulgent dinner? Cream cheese! Get the recipe here.

3. Spaghetti Carbonara

This classic pasta is loaded with crispy bacon and comes together in just 15 minutes. Get the recipe here.
damndelicious.net

This classic pasta is loaded with crispy bacon and comes together in just 15 minutes. Get the recipe here.

4. Cheese Ravioli With Brown Butter Tomato Sauce

http://www.kevinandamanda.com/cheese-ravioli-with-five-ingredient-homemade-brown-butter-tomato-sauce/
http://www.kevinandamanda.com/cheese-ravioli-with-five-ingredient-homemade-brown-butter-tomato-sauce/

Store-bought ravioli get a major upgrade with a homemade sauce of brown butter, cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil. Get the recipe here.

5. Linguine With Arugula, Garlic, and Parmesan

https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/linguine-with-arugula-garlic-parmesan/
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/linguine-with-arugula-garlic-parmesan/

Garlic + parmesan + arugula + olive oil = your new go-to pasta combination. Get the recipe here.

6. Pasta With Butter Tomato Sauce

This pasta proves that the most simple recipes are sometimes the best. Optional breadcrumbs take this pasta from good to great. Get the recipe here.
budgetbytes.com

This pasta proves that the most simple recipes are sometimes the best. Optional breadcrumbs take this pasta from good to great. Get the recipe here.

7. Pasta With Bacon and Asparagus

Bacon and asparagus become best friends in this decadent one-pot pasta. Get the recipe here.
gimmesomeoven.com

Bacon and asparagus become best friends in this decadent one-pot pasta. Get the recipe here.

8. Italian Sausage and Kale Baked Ziti

https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/5-ingredient-italian-sausage-kale-baked-ziti-recipe/
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/5-ingredient-italian-sausage-kale-baked-ziti-recipe/

Only 20 minutes of prep and 20 minutes in the oven! Get the recipe here.

9. Cozy Pasta Parmesan Soup

Is it soup, or is it pasta? Whatever this gloriously cheesy recipe is, it only takes five ingredients to make. Get the recipe here.
cheekykitchen.com

Is it soup, or is it pasta? Whatever this gloriously cheesy recipe is, it only takes five ingredients to make. Get the recipe here.

10. Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta

http://minimalistbaker.com/sun-dried-tomato-pesto-pasta-vegan-gf/
http://minimalistbaker.com/sun-dried-tomato-pesto-pasta-vegan-gf/

This pasta sauce quickly comes together in the food processor for easy cleanup. Get the recipe here.

11. Cacio e Pepe

The dish may sound fancy, but this easy-to-make pasta is the the king of comfort food and comes together in just 20 minutes. Get the recipe here.
food52.com

The dish may sound fancy, but this easy-to-make pasta is the the king of comfort food and comes together in just 20 minutes. Get the recipe here.

12. Creamy Bacon Pasta

http://www.dessertfortwo.com/dinner-for-two-5-ingredient-creamy-bacon-pasta/
http://www.dessertfortwo.com/dinner-for-two-5-ingredient-creamy-bacon-pasta/

This pasta gets it's indulgent texture from an unlikely ingredient: Greek yogurt. Get the recipe here.

13. Parmesan Garlic Spaghetti

Brown butter (AKA butter than has been toasted to nutty perfection) gives this pasta major flavor. Get the recipe here.
damndelicious.net

Brown butter (AKA butter than has been toasted to nutty perfection) gives this pasta major flavor. Get the recipe here.

14. Pasta con Ceci

https://food52.com/blog/18799-my-new-genius-5-ingredient-dinner-to-make-by-heart-now-tell-me-yours
https://food52.com/blog/18799-my-new-genius-5-ingredient-dinner-to-make-by-heart-now-tell-me-yours

This humble pasta gets it's comforting heartiness from a generous amount of olive oil. Get the recipe here.

15. Chicken Alfredo Baked Penne

https://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/chicken-alfredo-baked-penne/cb946ddc-a330-42bc-8d7e-ef682c25460a?crlt.pid=camp.D8TGAGFL9syG
https://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/chicken-alfredo-baked-penne/cb946ddc-a330-42bc-8d7e-ef682c25460a?crlt.pid=camp.D8TGAGFL9syG

A true crowd-pleaser with creamy alfredo sauce, broccoli, and grilled chicken. What's not to like? Get the recipe here.

16. Sausage and Escarole Pasta

If escarole is not available in your market, feel free to substitute with chard or kale. Get the recipe here.
kraftrecipes.com

If escarole is not available in your market, feel free to substitute with chard or kale. Get the recipe here.

17. Pesto Pasta Salad With Arugula

https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/5-ingredient-pasta-salad/
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/5-ingredient-pasta-salad/

This beauty is a breeze to prepare making it the perfect weeknight dinner. Get the recipe here.

18. Spinach Parmesan Pasta

The hardest part of this easy-to-make spinach and parmesan pasta is waiting for the water to boil. Get the recipe here.
twopeasandtheirpod.com

The hardest part of this easy-to-make spinach and parmesan pasta is waiting for the water to boil. Get the recipe here.

19. Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo

Ok, so technically this decadent pasta calls for six ingredients, but it's so worth it. Get the recipe for this luscious pumpkin alfredo sauce here.
pinchofyum.com

Ok, so technically this decadent pasta calls for six ingredients, but it's so worth it. Get the recipe for this luscious pumpkin alfredo sauce here.

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