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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

    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.

    3. Spaghetti Carbonara

    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

    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

    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.

    7. Pasta With Bacon and Asparagus

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

    8. Italian Sausage and Kale Baked Ziti

    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.

    10. Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta

    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.

    12. 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.

    14. Pasta con Ceci

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

    15. Chicken Alfredo Baked Penne

    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.

    17. Pesto Pasta Salad With Arugula

    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.

    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.