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14 Pasta Dinners That Make Weeknight Cooking a Breeze

When you need a quick and delicious meal on a busy weeknight, pasta is the perfect solution. These 14 pasta dinners are not only easy to prepare, but they’re also packed with flavor and sure to satisfy the whole family. Say goodbye to stressful evenings and hello to effortless, tasty dinners!

Marry Me Chicken Tortellini

Marry Me Chicken Tortellini
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Creamy, flavorful Marry Me Chicken Tortellini is an easy yet show-stopping recipe to cook up for those you love! Chicken, tortellini, sun dried tomatoes and cream come together for a dish everyone will adore. This viral TikTok dish is famous for a reason, and you’ll be whipping it up in no time!

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Sopita (Shell and Cheese Soup) from Mexico

Sopita (Shells and Cheese Soup)
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This Shells and Cheese Soup is a popular and simple soup recipe made using shell pasta, tomato sauce, and chicken broth. It is affordable, versatile, and so easy to make!

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The Best Vodka Sauce Recipe in the Instant Pot

The Best Vodka Sauce Recipe in the Instant Pot
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This recipe is the Best Vodka Sauce out there! This recipe is made in the Instant Pot, so it takes only a few minutes and zero effort to throw together. And it is 100% delicious. You can make this recipe with Pappardelle Noodles or penne!

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Instant Pot Pizza Pasta Bake

Instant Pot Pizza Pasta Bake
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Pizza + Pasta = The Ultimate Dinner Heaven! This Pizza Pasta Bake can be made in your Instant Pot and will be ready to enjoy in under 15 minutes!

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Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta in the Instant Pot

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta in the Instant Pot
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If you want a 20 minute meal complete with pasta, shrimp, and a delicious (slightly spicy) sauce, this is the recipe for you! Bang Bang Shrimp is a popular appetizer at a classic chain restaurant. This meal takes the best flavors of that dish, but brings it up a notch by adding pasta and cooking it quickly in the Instant Pot.

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Instant Pot Goulash

Instant Pot Goulash
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This Instant Pot Goulash is a delightful blend of meat, pasta, tomato sauce, and cheese. It has a cook time of 6 minutes in the Instant Pot, and will satisfy your family’s cravings without needing to slave away over the stove!

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Shrimp Scampi in the Instant Pot

Shrimp Scampi in the Instant Pot
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The ever elegant restaurant entree that you love to order just became so much easier to make at home! This recipe for Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi cooks in– get this– 3 minutes! This is a one pot meal that you’ll love to serve up, either for a quick meal for yourself or to impress at a dinner party!

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Creamy Pesto Pasta (Instant Pot or Stovetop)

Creamy Pesto Pasta (Instant Pot or Stovetop)
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This Instant Pot Pesto Pasta is a quick and easy way to cook your noodles and add even more flavor to your dinner! The pesto cooks with cream to make a Creamy Pesto Pasta that is delightful! Keep reading for instructions on how to make it.

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30 Minute Thai Peanut Noodles

Thai Peanut Noodles
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This Thai Peanut Noodles recipe is fantastic for a quick and delicious better-than-takeout meal. The noodles are cooked in a rich and delicious Peanut Sauce. The recipe comes together, start to finish, in under 30 minutes.

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Creamy Beef and Shells in the Instant Pot

Creamy Beef and Shells in the Instant Pot
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This Creamy Beef and Shells in the Instant Pot is a perfect 20 minute dinner. The pasta is cooked in a tomato and cream sauce that mixes deliciously with the beef in the recipe! It is thickened up with parmesan cheese and ready to serve so quickly. You’re going to love it!

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Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe
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A classic Roman dish, Bucatani Cacio e Pepe is a cheesy pasta covered in creamy sauce that you’ll want to make again and again!

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Instant pot spicy rigatoni

Spicy Rigatoni with Sausage and Cream Sauce (Instant Pot)
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This Spicy Rigatoni is ready in under 25 minutes. Cooked in the Instant Pot with spicy sausage, a tomato cream sauce, and red chili flakes, this flavorful pasta will leave you wanting more!

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Brown Butter Gnocchi with Sage and Walnuts

Brown Butter Gnocchi with Sage and Walnuts
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This brown butter gnocchi with sage and walnuts is the perfect 30 minute dinner! It comes together quickly, and the browned butter adds a depth and richness to the dish. Top it with some parmesan and mwah…. perfection.

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Gouda Mac and Cheese

Gouda Mac and Cheese
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This super easy gouda mac and cheese recipe is super creamy, rich, and packed with flavors. It’s super delicious, quick, and easy to make in just under 30 minutes!

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