10 Easy Pasta Dinners You’ll Want to Put on Repeat This Month

By TBSP Angela
Created March 1, 2017
Whether you’re a party of one or a fam of four, the key to making your weekly dinner planning work is knowing what foods to stock up on and how to stretch ‘em out. MORE+ LESS-

Pasta and tomatoes are like the PB & J of weeknight dinners. Not only are they super easy on the wallet, with just a few pinches-of-this and dashes-of-that you can make a flavorful dish that is belly-filling perfection.

While different pastas can provide fun textures to experiment with, the special guests of this dinner party are the tomatoes. Nothing pairs with pasta like tomatoes so be sure to stock up on canned tomatoes (we love organic fire-roasted!) and pasta sauce to add flavor and versatility.

Know Your Tomatoes

Diced, sliced, and nicely priced, you’ll be able to fill your cart with a few different canned tomato types. Here’s a little cheatsheet to help you know how to use them and when. 

3 Easy Pasta Sauce Recipes

Sometimes there’s nothing better (or simpler) than a big bowl of pasta and sauce. Here are 3 easy, homemade pasta sauces to try. 

1. Creamy Tomato-Vodka Sauce

2. Arrabbiata Pasta Sauce

3. Bolognese Sauce

10 Easy Pasta Recipes

Now that you’ve got yourself all nicely stocked on the essentials, check out these 10 pasta dinner recipes that will bring out the boss in your sauce.

1. Taco Pasta

2. One-Pan Pasta and Meatballs

3. Angel Hair with Tomato and Basil

4. One-Pot Rigatoni with Spicy Tomato Sauce

5. Taco Spaghetti Skillet Dinner

6. Slow Cooker Baked Ziti

7. Easiest-Ever Creamy Tomato Pasta

8. Shrimp in Tomato Sauce Over Pasta

9. One-Pot Mexican Spaghetti

10. Fettuccine with Italian Tomato Sauce