It’s 7 p.m. already, and need to make dinner after a long tiring day at work. Thinking what to cook that requires zero effort and prepared quickly. Have no time to go for a grocery store or order ingredients online. Pasta is the perfect option for such situation, am I right! It’s the best option for lazy moms to make easy yet yummy dinner for kids as well for the whole family.

Life is too short: Spend less time in the kitchen and more time eating with the people you love (pasta, obviously). Because pasta is great enough to call dinner. Here we compile some of our favorite easy pasta recipes made by our contributors. Whether you are searching for easy Friday night dinner party recipes or for two, these pasta dishes will impress them all.  

These simple yet tasty pasta dishes are blissful when you are hungry but too lazy to cook for yourself. From vegetarian pasta recipes like Tagliatelle makhni carbonara and macaroni salad to nonveg pasta dishes like garlic shrimp pasta and penne pasta with salmon and broccoli, your family or friends will definitely to find a favorite in these healthy pasta recipes.

1. Tagliatelle Makhani Carbonara

It’s a weeknight dinner masterpiece recipe for pasta lovers.  Carbonara is an Italian pasta dish from Rome. You will need fewer ingredients and a short time to whip up. For this recipe, you need to add a little cream as it helps keep your food moist and not dry like the authentic recipes can be. 

Tagliatelle Makhani Carbonara

 Recipe by Chef Hardik Bali

What you need to make it:

150 g Tagliatelle pasta
50 g Tomato purée
5 g Red chili powder
Turmeric powder
30 g Salted butter
50 g Cooking cream
30 g Parmesan cheese
2-3 Cherry tomatoes
Salt to taste
basil leaves
50 ml Olive oil

How to make it:

Heat olive oil in a pan. Pour the tomato purée and allow it cook followed by chili powder and turmeric powder. Now add the boiled pasta and cook it for 2-3 minutes. Add tomato, butter, and fresh cream, salt, and dish out in a bowl. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and serve hot with garlic bread.

2. Two Cheese Garlic Pasta

The laziest girl in the world could make this pasta dish and will taste like you spent all day on it. Pasta tastes its best when served with a rich, creamy cheese sauce.  You can use any other pasta if you don’t have spaghetti. For cheesy and creamy look add cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese.

Two Cheese Garlic Spaghetti

Recipe by Shubhasree

What you need to make it:

500 g Spaghetti
5 Garlic Cloves
2 cup cheddar cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 cup olive oil
 1 tbsp chili flakes
 2 tbsp coriander leaves
salt to taste

How to make it?

Take olive oil and add chopped garlic and saute for few minutes. Now add boiled spaghetti in garlic seasoned it with salt, pepper, and red chili flakes and toss well to coat everything. Cook for few minutes, spread cheese and garnish with coriander leaves. You can also make different pasta by using 

3. Baked Vegetable Lasagna

The more layers the more yum! Yes, let the world meet your favorite dinner, baked vegetable lasagna. Lasagne is wide, flat-shaped pasta, and possibly one of the oldest types of pasta. This baked vegetable lasagna is a perfect combination of lots of vegetables and lots of cheese.

Baked Vegetable Lasagna

Recipe by Lee Dobrev

What you need to make it:

15 Lasagna Noodles
2 tbsp tomato sauce
2 tbsp white sauce
2 tbsp vegetable oil
4 Garlic
1 Onions
100 g Carrot
1 Bell Pepper
1 Zucchini
150 g Broccoli florets
150 g spinach
100 g mushrooms
Salt to taste
2 tbsp mix herbs
1 cup Cheddar Cheese

How to make it:

Take oil in a pan, add garlic and onion and saute it for a minute. Now add any vegetables of your choice. Seasoned it with Italian herbs and cook it till all the vegetables become softened. Take a 9-13 inch baking dish and assemble all the ingredients, the first layer the tomato sauce then layer the lasagna pasta one layer, spread tomato sauce, vegetable sauce and white sauce on it. Sprinkle cheese and Repeat layer with remaining ingredients. Bake it for 15 minutes and your lasagne is ready!

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4. Smoke Penne Pasta with Makhani Sauce

Do you like pasta on the spicy side? Then this pasta dish ensures every bite has the right mix of Indian spices, sauce, pasta, and cheese. Penne pasta in Indian spices makhani sauce, it is a fusion of two cuisines traditional Italian cuisine and authentic Indian cuisine. With the smoke effect, it tastes more rich and savory.

What you need to make:

1 cup Penne pasta
2 tsp Amul Butter
1 tbsp Red Chilli Powder
2 tsp Honey
1 tbsp Cream (malai)
1 tsp Fenugreek Leaves
2 tbsp Cheese
2 tsp Indian makhni gravy

How to make it:

Heat butter in a clean pasta pan. Add Indian makhni gravy ( pink sauce) and spices into butter, stir until mix well. Now add boiled pasta into a cooked gravy and serve in a bowl. For smokey flavor take a small bowl and place it on pasta, add hot coal, butter.

Useful secret ingredient: To add moisture and thickening to the pasta sauce, add 1-2 tbsp cooking water of boiled pasta. This water has starch, which helps the sauce better adhere to the pasta. 

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5. Quick and Healthy Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Spinach

It’s a quick go-to pasta dish made with 5 ingredients for a weeknight meal, ready in just 20 minutes! It is creamy, savory and its instagramable. It gets tossed in spinach and pasta, topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese. It’s an ultimate creamy cheesy pasta to die for… 

Quick and Healthy Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Spinach

Recipe by Hirva

What you need to make:

100 g pasta
50 g spinach
100 g Raw Shrimp
1 tbsp Amul Butter
100 ml milk
3 Garlic
1 Tomatoes

How to make it:

Take butter and add diced tomatoes, garlic and milk into it. Stir for some time and add boiled pasta, spinach and shrimp into it. And your dish is ready!

6. Penne Pasta with Salmon and Broccoli

If you need to make dinner immediately, try this speedy and creamy delicious Italian pasta with the nourishment of fish and broccoli. This pasta dish is full of protein because of the fish and other green vegetables.


Recipe by Zornitsa Taskova

What you need to make it:

300 g Broccoli florets
400 g Salmon fish
1 handful Cheese
300 ml Cooking cream
Black pepper
Red Chilli Powder
250 g Penne pasta

How to make it:

Put boiled penne pasta, fried salmon pieces, broccoli into olive oil. Add Italian herbs and cook for some time. Now add Philadelphia cheese and heavy cream into it and serve hot. Buy now: 

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7. Macaroni Salad

If you can mix few ingredients or make Meggi, you can make this. Macaroni salad is a type of pasta salad, served cold made with cooked elbow macaroni. It normally made for summer events, because of its coldness and high nutrition.

Macaroni Salad

Recipe by Devika Rajput

What you need to make it:

500 g Macaroni Pasta
1 cup Mayonnaise
1 tbsp Mustard Sauce
2 tbsp Vinegar
1 tbsp Tomatoes
1/4 cup sweet corn
1/4 cup Capsicum
1/4 cup Coriander Leaves
Salt and black pepper
1/4 cup boiled red kidney beans (Rajma)

How to make it:

In a bowl, mix all ingredients together with boiled pasta and your instant salad dish is ready to serve!