Good Eats: 53 pasta dishes you'll want to eat again and again

There are a lot of reasons you might want to kick back and eat a plate bowl of pasta, but here are few: it's easy to cook, versatile in its flavoring and tastes just so dang good. Even picky eaters have to agree! But, it can be easy to get stuck in a pasta rut, making the same dish repeatedly with boring old store-bought bolognese or three-cheese sauce. 

So switch up your usual pasta dish with something bolder, creamier, more interesting or even healthier and check out our favorite pasta recipes in the gallery below. 

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Rigatoni with Lemony Kale-and-Pecorino Pesto by Food & Wine

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Mixed Pepper Pasta by Food & Wine

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Spaghetti with Brussels Sprouts and Sausage Breadcrumb Topping by Food & Wine

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Shortcut Ravioli Lasagna by Prego

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Carrot Macaroni and Cheese by Food & Wine

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One-Pot Spinach Pea Pasta by Savory Nothings | Nora Rusev

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Baby Shells with Butter Toasted Tomato Sauce & Fresh Ricotta by Clara Persis | Clara Artschwage

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Lemon Arugala Pasta by Melanie Makes | Melanie Bauer

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Tuna Noodle Casserole with Cauliflower by Martha Stewart

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Spaghetti in Parchment Paper with Clams and Scallions by Kitchen Daily Editors

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Stove-Top Pasta and Cheese by Martha Stewart

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Baked Pasta with Sausage and Fontina by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen | Susan Palmer

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Brunch Time Asparagus Spaghetti with Egg by Bacon Egg & Cheese{cake} | Shelley Liu

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Fiesta Pasta Salad & Chile Lime Vinaigrette by The Skinny Fork | Amanda Plott

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Broccoli and Garlic Penne Pasta by Campbell's Kitchen

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Zucchini Noodles with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil by Fork Knife Swoon | Laura Bolton

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Pesto Zucchini Pasta by Healing and Eating | Lauren Silverman

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Beet Pasta with Ricotta by Martha Stewart

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Four-Cheese Pasta Florentine by Philadelphia Cream Cheese

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Sundried Tomato and Asiago Cheese Pasta Salad by Carrie's Experimental Kitchen | Carrie Farias

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Macaroni and Cheese with Butternut Squash by Martha Stewart

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Pasta Salad with Salmon, Peas and Herbs by Weeknight Wonders | Ellie Krieger

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Shrimp, Asparagus & Tortellini in Lemon-Dill Scampi by Mom Foodie | Robin Gagnon

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Spring Pea and Asparagus Pasta by Girl Versus Dough | Stephanie Wise

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Creamy Avocado Pasta with Shrimp by Girl Versus Dough | Stephanie Wise

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Tuna and Pasta Cheddar Melt by Campbell's Kitchen

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Spaghetti with Collard Greens and Lemon by Martha Stewart

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Easy Butternut Squash Soup with Ravioli by A Happy Food Dance | Jessica Potts

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Linguine with Broccoli Rabe—Walnut Pesto by Food & Wine

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Spaghetti with Clams and Braised Greens by Food & Wine

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Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe by Food & Wine

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Wild Herb Ravioli by Martha Stewart

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Beef Lasagne by Taste of Home

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Linguine with White Clam Sauce by Now Eat This! Italy | Rocco DiSpirito

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Cheesy Eggplant Linguine by Eating Made Easy | Amelia Winslow

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Penne with Creamy Vodka Sauce by Campbell's Kitchen

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Chicken Tortellini Noodle Soup by Savory Nothings | Nora Rusev

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Penne with Pancetta, Peas and Mint by HelloFresh

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Fusilli with Creamed Leek and Spinach by Food & Wine

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Turkey Sausage & Tortellini in Creamy Tomato Basil Sauce
by Campbell's Kitchen

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Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake by Philadelphia Cream Cheese

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Whole Wheat Rigatoni with Roasted Vegetables by Food & Wine

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Spicy Garlic Eggplant & Ground Pork Noodles by Two Red Bowls | Cynthia

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Baked Rigatoni with Broccoli, Green Olives and Pancetta by Food & Wine

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Mason Jar Pasta Salad by Organize Yourself Skinny | Tammy Kresge

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Baked Shells with Cauliflower and Taleggio by Food & Wine 

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Penne with Asparagus, Sage and Peas by Food & Wine

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Pasta Primavera Alfredo by Philadelphia Cream Cheese

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Pasta with Guanciale, Radicchio and Ricotta by Food & Wine

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Shiitake Mushroom Tortellini with Soy Cream Sauce by The Woks of Life | The Leung Family

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Macaroni and Cheese with a Crusty Crunch by Kitchen Daily Editors

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Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Shells by Prego

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Make-Ahead Unstuffed Shells by Philadelphia Cream Cheese

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Keep in mind, pasta and noodles are two different things, and it all comes down to their ingredients and country of origin. These dishes all hail from or are inspired by Italian and American classics. And yes, there is a lot of cheese involved.

Making your pasta into a side dish? Pair it with one of our favorite chicken recipes:

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Grilled Chicken with Asian Marinated Tomatoes by Food & Wine

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Curried Maple-Mustard Chicken Breasts by Food & Wine

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Honey Balsamic Mustard Glazed Chicken by Chef Billy Parisi

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Buffalo Chicken Parm Poppers by Oh, Bite It | Amy Erickson

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Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Chicken by Oh, Bite It | Amy Erickson

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Spicy Barbecued Chicken with Miso Corn by Food & Wine

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Healthier Slow Cooker Crack Chicken by Slimming Eats

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Honey-Ginger Chicken with Lime by Food & Wine

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Roast Chicken Panzanella by Food & Wine

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Crisp Chicken Thighs with Peas and Carrots by Food & Wine

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Easy Chicken Fajitas With Thai Mango Slaw And Coconut Rice by Half Baked Harvest | Tieghan Gerard

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Whole Roast Chicken With 40 Brussels Sprouts by Food & Wine

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Buffalo Chicken Casserole by Campbell's Kitchen    

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Sesame-Ginger Chicken Meatballs by Food & Wine

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Pan-Roasted Chicken Breasts with Tarragon Creamed Corn by Kitchen Daily Editors

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Chicken, Fennel and Artichoke Fricassee by Martha Stewart

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Mini Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas by Campbell's Kitchen

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Five-Spice Chicken Banh Mi Sandwiches by Food & Wine

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup by Melanie Makes | Melanie Bauer

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Sticky Sweet Chili Chicken Wings by Savory Nothings | Nora Rusev

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Fresh Harissa & Yogurt Spiced Chicken Sandwiches by JJ Begonia | Carlynn Woolsey

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Spicy Asian Chicken Noodle Soup by Love and Olive Oil | Lindsay Landis

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Healthy Spinach Artichoke Chicken Pizza by Savory Nothings | Nora Rusev

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Chicken Tikka Masala by Food & Wine

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Butter-Roasted Chicken with Soy-Garlic Glaze by Food & Wine

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Wintertime "Barbecue" Chicken by SELF

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Strawberry Basil Chicken by The Kitchen Prep | Dianna Muscari

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Butcher Shop Chicken by Food & Wine

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Chicken Chile Verde by Food & Wine

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Cambodian Red Curry Chicken Wings by Food & Wine

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Braised Chicken and Noodles in a Creamy Garlic Sauce by In Sock Monkey Slippers | Meredith Steele

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Turmeric Chicken & Rice by Food & Wine

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Slow Cooker Healthy Creamy Chicken Casserole by The Magical Slow Cooker | Sarah Olson

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White Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas with Pomegranate by Cooking and Beer | Justine Sulia

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Chicken Caesar Skewers by Food & Wine

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40 Glove Garlic Chicken by Today's Nest | Sam Henderson

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Chicken & Wild Rice Soup by Food & Wine

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Crock Pot Chicken and Chickpea Stew with Tomatoes by Chef Billy Parisi

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Tea-Brined and Double-Fried Hot Chicken by Food & Wine

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Chicken Paprikash Over Dumplings by Carrie's Experimental Kitchen | Carrie Farias

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Creamy Rice, Chicken And Spinach Dinner by Philadelphia Cream Cheese

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Buttermilk Fried Chicken by Food & Wine

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Chicken Thigh Kebabs with Chile-Yogurt Sauce by Food & Wine

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Thai Chicken Pizza by Bacon Egg & Cheese{cake} | Shelley Liu

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BBQ Pulled Chicken with Balsamic Onions and Slaw by Chef Billy Parisi

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Yuzu Kosho-Glazed Chicken Drumsticks by Perry's Plate | Natalie Perry

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Korean Fried Chicken by Simply Delicious | Alida Ryder

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Barbeque Chicken Quesadillas by Curtis Stone

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Creamy Tomato-Basil Pasta With Chicken by Philadelphia Cream Cheese

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Chicken & Quinoa Salad with BBQ-Spiced Vinaigrette by JJ Begonia | Carlynn Woolsey

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Healthified Crock Pot Chicken & Dumplings by The Skinny Fork | Amanda Plott

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Braised Chicken with Pomegranate Molasses by Own Your Kitchen | Anne Burrell

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Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta by Philadelphia Cream Cheese

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Kingside Roast Chicken by Marc Murphy 

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Easy Skillet Chicken Parm by Prego

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Open-Face Buffalo Chicken Subs with Ranch Slaw by Domesticate ME! | Serena Wolf

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Mini Chicken Pot Pies by Campbell's Kitchen

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Lemony Chicken Stir-Fry by Food & Wine

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Easiest Chicken Tacos by Food & Wine

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Tagliatelle with Braised Chicken and Figs by Food & Wine

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Chicken Nuggets by Deceptively Delicious | Jessica Seinfeld

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Chicken Quinoa Meatballs by Chez Us | Denise Woodward and Lenny Ferreira

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Coffee-Spice Chicken and Fruit-Basil Salsa by Kitchen Daily Editors

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Spicy Asian-Chicken-Salad Lettuce Cups by Food & Wine

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Chicken Cordon Bleu by Kitchen Daily Editors

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Chicken and Cheese Poppers by Kitchen Daily Editors

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Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken Caprese by Well Plated by Erin | Erin Clarke

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Easy Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo by Philadelphia Cream Cheese

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Oven Fried Chicken Breasts by Food & Wine

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