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Pasta Round Up

January 22, 2024

With a few boxes of pasta in the cupboard, there’s unlimited possibilities for dinner. We’ve rounded up over sixty of our best pasta recipes for the next time you’re wondering what to make.


Homemade vodka sauce carbonara on cooked pasta topped with parmesan, fresh parsley and red pepper flakes
Photography by Gayle McLeod

Soup Filled With Pasta is Extra Special

Pasta added to soup becomes a weeknight dish that dreams are made of. We love pasta in our soup because it’s like a little treasure hunt to find all of the best bites. Here’s some of our favorite versions.

Orzo, Risotto, And Gnocchi

Toothsome in all the right ways, here are our favorite chewy orzo, risotto, and gnocchi recipes. Cozy and filling, these dishes are just waiting to warm you up.

Mac And Cheese Five Ways

We’ve got more than a few macaroni and cheese recipes for you to choose from. Whether you like to bake mac and cheese, cook it on the stove top or throw it into your Instant Pot, we’ve got you covered.

Our Best Baked Pasta Recipes, Turn On The Oven!

The best of all worlds includes pasta that’s baked. These recipes are easy, baked, and very scoopable. Melted cheese included.

A Variety Of Flavors

We’ve gathered all of our pasta recipes that combine unlikely or exciting flavor combinations. Choose any from the list and find yourself delighted.

More Great Pasta Soups

We’ve already mentioned how much we love soup, and here’s a few more recipes that demonstrate our passion for a noodley pasta filled soup.

Lasagna, Lasagna, Lasagna

What’s better than noodles, than noodles layered with more noodles and cheese? Here’s a few of our favorite lasagna recipes over the years. These are great to make and share.

Classic Pasta Recipes

These aren’t your grandma’s pasta recipes, but they’re modern classics from The Modern Proper. Make sure to have these at the ready, because sometimes nothing else will do.

The Best Pasta Salad Recipes

A cornerstone of all summer get-togethers, these pasta salads are winners at any potluck, picnic, or backyard BBQ.

Best Vegetarian Pasta Recipes

Italian cooking leans heavily on seasonality and thus favors great vegetable dishes. Here are a few of our favorite ways to celebrate great vegetable pasta recipes.

Spicy Pasta Recipes

Our best inventive and flavorful versions of classic pasta dishes. If you like spice, or just trying something different, these recipes are for you!

It’s Giving Italian Weekend Vacation

Pasta recipes can be workaday and classic, or festive and celebratory. These recipes offer fun twists on some of the classics, perfect when you’re looking for something unexpected and new.

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  • Jenn

    I have tried so many of these and you really can't go wrong. TMP always gets it right!

    Thanks Jenn!

  • Tresa

    There are too many good recipes on this list. Creamy zucchini pasta and the instant pot mac and cheese are two of my favorites!

    Thanks Tresa!