Who loves an easy pasta dinner? With summer upon us, we've moved away from casseroles and are looking for quick meals that come together easily on the stovetop or can be prepped ahead in the slow cooker. All of these 11 Easy Pasta Dinners include vegetables and can be made with your favorite pasta (I like wheat or protein pasta for extra nutrition). Add some of these recipes to your menu plan for a little variety this summer.
Creamy Sausage and Spinach Tortellini from Everyday Reading
Just seven ingredients (and two are garlic & olive oil!) make this colorful and flavorful dish that cooks up quickly in one pot with a creamy tomato sauce.
One Pot Pasta Primavera from Oh My Veggies
Combine broccoli, asparagus, mushrooms and peas with your favorite pasta and an easy cream sauce with this fresh primavera.
Turkey Parmesan Pasta from MoneywiseMoms
This stovetop version of baked ziti lets you skip the oven and long cooking time and enjoy a cheesy, meaty meal in a half hour. Everything cooks in one pot, so clean up is easy, too!
One Pot Chicken Enchilada Pasta from Spoonful of Flavor
Make your Taco Tuesday a twist by cooking pasta in enchilada sauce and adding cooked chicken, black beans and corn. Add whatever toppings you like once it's ready to go.
One Pot Pasta from Damn Delicious
It sounds odd to put sausage, onions, basil and tomatoes into a pot with water to boil and then just ignore it, but it really works. The water gets absorbed into the pasta, and this one-pot meal is ready to serve.
Chicken Broccoli Lo Mein from Mom Advice
This quick-and-easy version of lo mein makes feeding the family so easy. My kids love this recipe.
Rainbow Peanut Noodles from Gimme Some Oven
Whenever I can have Pad Thai, I grab the chance. My son has a peanut allergy, so this recipe won't happen in my house, but this lightened-up version includes more vegetables and protein than the tradition. Give it a try!
Slow Cooker Pork Ragu and Fettuccine from MoneywiseMoms
We enjoy this meal year-round. It's a dump-in-the-slow-cooker-and-go recipe. I just boil the water for noodles, and while they're cooking, I shred up the pork right in the pot. It's easy and so delicious, my family requests it at least once a month!
Chicken Fajita Pasta from Kevin and Amanda
This flavorful dish is made all in one pot (love that!) and uses homemade taco seasoning along with lots of fresh bell peppers.
One Pot Spinach & Artichoke Mac and Cheese from House of Yumm
We eat a lot of mac & cheese, so I love finding novel recipes like this one that includes another of our favorite flavor combos (spinach and artichoke dip fans!). It's another easy one-pot meal.
One Pot Chicken Lo Mein from The Wholesome Dish
Yes, I know I've shared this recipe before, but it's because it's THAT GOOD. It's in our regular meal plan rotation, and everyone loves it. It only takes a few minutes to chop everything up, it all goes in one skillet, then I cover and walk away. I love easy recipes like this!