31 Pasta Recipes To Make Your Belly Full and Your Heart Happy

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Y’all, pasta is the one pure thing we have on this earth other than pets. All pasta wants to do is fill you with warmth and comfort. It just wants to make your belly feel full, your heart happy, and fill your home with beautiful carb-o-licious smells. Pasta is the easiest thing to cook also; if you can boil water, you can make pasta. And if you can make pasta, you can make spaghetti, and if you make spaghetti, you are sure to win someone over for the rest of your life. After a long day of existing, nothing makes me feel better than a warm oversized bowl of warm noods. Maybe you feel the same? Well have I got a list for you. Feast your eyes upon these 31 delicious pasta recipes. That’s something new every day for an entire month! You’re welcome, and enjoy.

Avocado Pasta

Gluten-Free Penne With Peas, Ricotta and Tarragon

Spaghettini with Mushrooms, Garlic, and Oil

Pesto Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Roasted Asparagus

Spinach Lasagne

Gemelli with Sausage, Swiss Chard, and Pine Nuts

A Creamy Mushroom Pasta For When Nothing Else Will Do

I eat this for dinner a minimum of 3 nights a week no joke.

Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo Fettuccini with Bacon (Gluten and dairy free)

Vegan Bolognese

Gluten Free and Vegan Mac and Cheese

Springtime Spaghetti Carbonara

Piri Piri Pasta

One Pot Zucchini Mushroom Pasta

Carbonara Cake

Easy Spaghetti and Meatballs

My first homemade meatballs were these. It’s so easy!

Pasta with Spicy Sausage and Sweet Peppers

Vegan Penne alla Vodka

Fettuccine with Asparagus and Smoked Salmon

Spaghetti with Fresh Soppressata

One Pot Lemon Orzo Shrimp

Mushroom & Lentil Pappardelle Bolognese

Chicken, Edamame, and Noodle Stir-Fry

Pasta with Grilled Eggplant, Smoky Tomato Sauce, and Walnut Pistou

Fresh Pasta with Prosciutto and Peas

Orchiette with Pistachio Pesto

Squash and Ricotta Ravioli

Spinach Pesto Pasta Salad with Shrimp (gluten free)

All’Amatriciana with Extra Umami

Tomato and Caper Linguine

Orecchiette with Bacon, Black-Eyed Peas and Spinach

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Ari is a 20-something artist and educator. They are a mom to two cats, they love domesticity, ritual, and porch time. They have studied, loved, and learned in CT, Greensboro, NC, and ATX.

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  1. I just came to say thank you for the phrase “After a long day of existing,” which I will now be using constantly.

  2. “31 pasta recipes because pasta”

    ^ That right there….. :D

    Also now I’m really hungry

  3. Ha clearly you’ve never dumped a box of spaghetti into boiling water only to have it all clump together into an unappetizing mess. Thanks for the recipes!

  4. I’m so glad this section has returned, although the “carbonara cake” looks like something I would have attempted to pass off as dinner at age 7 when my attempts at ‘cooking’ for the family didn’t turn out quite as expected

  5. Here I was deciding what to cook later and then I go on autostraddle. you always know what I need (sometimes even before I need it)

    That said, I’d like all my recipes to be like the creamy mushroom pasta:
    “Begin by browning a good chunk of butter in a skillet—exactly how much depends on what kind of week you’ve had. ”

    I never measure anything anyway, so this is a great description

    • Mariana, every time i make it I remember that sentence and it really is a great way to take stock of how my day’s been

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