Pasta Main Dish Recipes

For over-the-top lasagna, stuffed shells, fettuccine, spaghetti, and all your favorite main dish pasta recipes, you've come to the right place.

Staff Picks

Baked Ziti I

Rating: 4.5 stars 8646
Spaghetti sauce and three kinds of Italian cheeses make a surprisingly quick and budget-friendly baked ziti that's perfect for a weeknight meal.
By Allrecipes Member

To Die For Fettuccine Alfredo

Rating: 4.5 stars 2218
This is a recipe that I created by modifying my mother's recipe. My boyfriend is a fettuccine Alfredo connoisseur and he scrapes the pan every time! I get nothing but rave reviews when I make this dish. I must warn you, this recipe is not for the health conscious. Enjoy!

Stuffed Shells III

Rating: 4.5 stars 1219
This recipe is a hit wherever you go. It is a very rich and cheesy meal and looks like a deep-dish pizza when done. I altered what I was originally given because I did not like cottage cheese and added other ingredients that I thought it deserved.
By Renee


Rating: 4.5 stars 771
Delicious! Serve with a crispy salad and garlic bread, and you'll have a dish your family will love! The kids like to help stuff the noodles too!
By Anny

World's Best Lasagna

Rating: 5 stars 19677
It takes a little work, but it is worth it.

Pasta with Gorgonzola Sauce and Radicchio

Rating: 4 stars 5
This rich and flavorful sauce is the perfect match for bitter radicchio. It is incredibly easy to make and goes well with any type of (preferably fresh) pasta. My favorite pasta to have this with is gnocchi. The light and fluffy potato pasta goes well with the rich sauce. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and parsley.

Whole-Family Pasta with Broccoli and Cauliflower

Rating: 4 stars 24
Many children, especially picky eaters, love pasta loaded with plain butter--a dish that clearly earns low marks on the health scale. This great alternative adds fiber and protein with beans, which kids actually love!

Bucatini All'Amatriciana

Rating: 5 stars 25
This pasta dish is my signature dish. I really enjoy making this pasta, especially with the right ingredients like guanciale. Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Oven Chicken and Linguini

Rating: 4.5 stars 80
Easy and delicious. Add more pepper flakes if you like it spicy.

Quick and Easy Pancit

Rating: 4.5 stars 477
Quick pancit recipe made with rice noodles, chicken, cabbage, and carrots.
By Allrecipes Member

Chicken and Asparagus Fettuccine

Rating: 4.5 stars 129
This is so rich and filling that one serving goes a long way. Crusty bread and a salad is all this creamy dish needs to make a complete and hearty meal.

Saigon Noodle Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 25
This Vietnamese-style noodle salad is my 'too hot to cook' staple. It is bursting with flavor and makes great use of leftover grilled meat or shrimp.

Inspiration and Ideas

Shrimp Scampi with Pasta
Rating: Unrated 1265
"My kids beg me to make this weekly! It is super easy, and I follow the directions exactly." – lilacdlf
Chef John's Macaroni and Cheese
Rating: Unrated 1687
"Easy to make. Tastes amazing—an instant family favorite!" – Jillian
World's Best Lasagna
Rating: 5 stars 19604

Filling and satisfying, John Chandler's lasagna is our most popular recipe. With basil, sausage, ground beef and three types of cheese, it lives up to its name.