Ah, our old friend, the humble pasta recipes. Pasta is an excellent easy weeknight meal that can easily be used for leftovers throughout the rest of the week – whether that be for dinner or lunch at work through the following days.
Pasta recipes are usually easy to make, especially when made with your favourite ready-to-boil pasta. All you need now are some easy sauce ideas to pair your favourite pasta with! And these five creamy pasta recipe ideas are both easy to make and super delicious!
1. One-Pot Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Nothing quite compares to our classic favourite, a good old fashioned Alfredo pasta. And when made in one pot, some kind of magic happens. According to this one-pot chicken Alfredo pasta recipe from Recipe Tin Eats, the secret to a creamy sauce is to add cream and parmesan cheese at the end to avoid that gluey texture.
Adding cream and cheese at the end of the cook allows the broth and milk to cook harmoniously with one another, and you end up with a silky sauce that looks like something out of a magazine. Cooked in under 30 minutes, this is definitely a weeknight meal to save your struggles over what to cook for dinner.
2. Creamy Tomato Pasta
We all adore a good old tomato pasta. Throw some pasta on the boil, add your favourite tomato pasta sauce and you’re done, right? Well, that’s one way to do it, but if you want something slightly creamier, richer and more complicated, then this creamy tomato pasta recipe from Kitchn is perfect for you.
Made with can crushed tomatoes, fresh basil leaves and of course some heavy cream, this is definitely one of those pasta recipes that are easy enough for a weeknight cook, but rich enough to leave you wanting more for leftovers over the week.
3. Creamy Salmon Asparagus Pasta
We all know that just about any protein can make for a delicious pasta sauce, and our favourite fish salmon is no exception. Salmon and asparagus are like some kind of match made in heaven, and when paired together to make a gorgeous creamy pasta sauce, some magic is alive.
This creamy salmon asparagus pasta recipe from Lavender and Macarons is super easy to prepare, doesn’t take long and packs ‘a flavour full of punch!’ Additionally, salmon embodies all the necessary nutrients for a healthy diet paired with the goodness of asparagus. So it’s creamy, healthy and delicious – perfect!
4. Creamy Broccoli Pesto Pasta
Pesto is another classic pasta sauce recipe that has stolen our hearts. Traditionally made with basil, pesto adds a zingy twist to the humble pasta sauce, causing our pasta to turn blush green and our tastebuds to dance. But this creamy broccoli pesto pasta recipe from Half Baked Harvest is made with a made-from-scratch broccoli pesto sauce.
The pesto is made with raw broccoli so as to not turn the sauce into a mushy mess, and the results have us salivating. Made in under thirty minutes, this pasta is also tossed with some creamy ricotta cheese, making it yet another easy and creamy pasta recipe idea. Fresh and somewhat light, this is a fantastic Spring weeknight dinner recipe with a clever twist.
5. Creamy Mushroom Pasta
One of personal favourite pasta sauce combinations, cream and mushroom is like a roasty, dark golden combination that works so effortlessly well when tossed into a creamy pasta sauce. Mushroom is not only a wonderful meat alternative but also leaves you feeling full and satisfied for dinner.
This creamy mushroom pasta from Salt and Lavender is one of our favourite pasta recipes listed. It is perfect for those who wish to eat vegetarian and is super simple to make without too much hassle. To add to the mouth-watering goodness of this sauce, white wine is added to really enhance that rich and creamy flavour. We are salivating.
What is your go-to easy weeknight meal? Is it similar to one of these pasta recipes, or something else? Let us know in the comments down below!
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