Pasta Recipes That are Better Than Mom's

By Burn The Wine
Created March 17, 2017
Noodle over these hearty pasta dishes for an easy and delicious weeknight meal. MORE+ LESS-

There’s something exceptionally comforting about pasta. Filling and delicious, we just can’t seem to get enough of the noodley-goodness. Available in practically any shape and size imaginable, you can have noodles that are long and slurpable, or shaped like shells, wheels, bowties and even elbows! Whether you prefer your carbs covered in cheesy cream sauce or a tangy tomato sauce, paired with chicken, lobster or savory bacon – there’s likely a pasta dish guaranteed to please your palate. Why not try out one of these great dishes or two to get your noodle going?

1. Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta

Hearty chicken chunks simmer in a succulent cream sauce that features the fine flavors of garlic, onion and the bright zest of lemon. The most charming part might just be the little bowtie pasta!

2. Baked Ziti Casserole

What is ziti, truly? What, aside from the ends, makes it different from penne? Can its place in the universe ever truly be understood? While I don’t have all the answers, I do know that you can use this recipe to make an amazing baked ziti casserole.

3. Cheesy Tuna Noodle Casserole

White albacore tuna, frozen vegetables, cheese and creamy garlic alfredo pasta sauce are topped with Progresso™ Italian style panko breadcrumbs for a casserole that’s out of this world.

4. Chicken-Bacon-Ranch Baked Penne

In just over an hour you can make this delicious cheesy, noodle-filled dish. It’s got ranch, it’s got bacon, and it’s got shredded chicken! What’s not to love?

5. Pizza Spaghetti Casserole

Look at this charmer! No, this isn’t a regular pizza pie. It’s got a noodle base that will blow your socks off and sate your hunger. Now you can have your pasta and pizza too!

6. Veggie Tortellini Casserole

Look at the great colors on those veggies! Carrots, zucchini and red bell peppers get nice and cozy with cheese filled tortellini. Get ready for the yum!

7. Chicken Alfredo Baked Penne

This cheesy, creamy baked penne is super easy to make and takes very little time. Cleverly employ the use of frozen broccoli, Alfredo sauce, and chicken tenders for a mouthwatering meal that’s ready in minutes.

8. Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole

Those wide egg noodles just want to wrap you up in a warm cheese-filled embrace. They’re all about comfort, so get your bacon and your bake on! This recipe will definitely put al dente in your hunger pangs.

9. Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole

Why is it Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole? I mean, can we truly put a price tag on happiness? No, but we can eat like we’re millionaires, amirite?

10. Cowboy Spaghetti Bake

This recipe is real rugged-like. Beefy, cheesy, full of bacon and jalapeños, this bake will lasso your taste buds and tame your hunger.

11. Lobster Mac and Cheese

How can one amp up the class level of mac and cheese? Put a lobster in it. Just take a peek at that rich, creamy dish filled with succulent chunks of decadent lobster. Doesn’t it make you want to swoon? And then immediately grab a spoon to start shoveling it into your facehole. Your feelings are valid.

12. Bacon and Caramelized Onion Mac and Cheese

This mac and cheese is not playing around. This mac and cheese cares about only one thing: being delicious. This mac and cheese doesn’t have time for your jokes, it just wants to get in your face.