19 Low-Stress Pasta Dinners You Can Make In One Pan

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1. Pizza Pasta Skillet Dinner

You can add whatever pizza toppings you like best, although pepperoni is definitely a classic. Here’s the recipe.

2. Cajun Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo


Taking Alfredo up a notch. Get the recipe here.

3. Rigatoni With Leeks, Zucchini, and Garlic Scapes in White Wine Lemon Sauce


Chop, measure, and go. If you don’t want to shell out for garlic scapes (or if they’re out of season), you can substitute green onions, or a few sliced garlic cloves. Here’s the recipe.

4. Leftover Beef Noodle Soup

Start with your carrots and end with your noodles, and it all takes just half an hour, assuming you have some leftover pot roast on hand. You could also use rotisserie chicken, if you want a chicken noodle soup. Here’s the recipe.

5. Chili Macaroni Skillet


Warm and wonderful! Here’s the recipe.

6. Chicken Enchilada Rigatoni

Olives optional. Cheese, not so much. Here’s the recipe.

7. Roasted Red Pepper Whole Wheat Spaghetti


As the recipe suggests, you can cut the time it takes to make this by buying jars of roasted red peppers and chopped garlic. It can also be an easy vegan meal if you don’t sprinkle feta cheese on top.

8. Ants Climbing a Tree

It’s a Chinese dish with ground pork, vegetables, and chile sauce. Get the recipe here.

9. Vegetable Pasta Primavera


Featuring onions, broccoli, asparagus, tomatoes, corn, and whatever else you happen to have lying around your fridge. Get the recipe here.

10. Soba Noodles With Edamame and Spring Veggies

You do have to mix up the sauce in a separate bowl, but then you can just serve the noodles in that same bowl. Here’s the recipe.

11. The Best Damn Easy Skillet Lasagna


You cook the meat. You layer in literally everything else (including uncooked lasagna noodles and a jar of pre-made sauce). You bake for 25 minutes. That’s it. Get the recipe here.

12. Cheesy Lemon Chicken Bow Ties

With optional roasted tomatoes (because you have to cook those in the oven). Here’s the recipe.

13. Chicken Sausage Tex Mex Orecchiette


Bless you, Rotel, for all of your spicy tomato-ness. Here’s the recipe.

14. Garlicky Broccolini and White Bean Fusilli

Exactly what you want to eat on a spring evening, with a cool glass of white wine. Here’s the recipe.

15. Pasta Puttanesca With Olives, Tomatoes, Capers, and Artichokes


So many flavors, so little time. Here’s the recipe.

16. Ricotta Fettuccine With Mint and Garlic Sauce

Sounds fancy, but it’s also fast. To make it even faster, skip the step where you make the sauce in a separate bowl: While the pasta’s draining, make the sauce in the same pan you used to cook the pasta. Here’s the recipe.

17. Buttery Spinach Artichoke Mushroom Fettuccine


Get the recipe here.

18. Weeknight Cheeseburger Fusilli

Ketchup and mustard in your sauce? Yes, actually. Get the recipe here.

19. And (drumroll, please): RED. WINE. PASTA.


Yep, you RED that right (if you’re skeptical — apparently it’s worth a try). Get the recipe here.

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