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Spaghetti With Fresh Tomato and Basil Sauce

This recipe came to The Times in 2003 from the chef Scott Conant, who was then cooking at his restaurant L'Impero in Manhattan. It is simple, classic Italian fare that makes the most of summer's tomatoes,...

Author: The New York Times

Elaine's Fettuccine Alfredo

This recipe came to The Times in a 2004 article about Elaine Kaufman, the founder and proprietress of the famed New York restaurant and celebrity hot spot that bore her name and where this dish was served....

Author: Alex Witchel

One Pan Feta Pasta With Cherry Tomatoes

In 2018, the Finnish blogger Jenni Hayrinen posted a recipe for baked feta pasta. The dish became a full-on TikTok sensation, popular to the point that supermarkets were selling out of feta. This version...

Author: Melissa Clark

Crispy Gnocchi With Burst Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Pan-fried gnocchi is like a faster version of baked pasta. Store-bought gnocchi can simply be browned in a pan for an exciting mix of crispy outsides and chewy middles, no boiling required. This dish is...

Author: Ali Slagle

Spicy Butternut Squash Pasta With Spinach

Here's a vegetable-filled pasta bake that comes together in under an hour. The most time-consuming part of this recipe is prepping the squash. You can buy precut squash, or cut it yourself: Trim the ends...

Author: Yasmin Fahr

Penne With Ricotta and Asparagus

Author: Amanda Hesser

Caramelized Shallot Pasta

This pasta is all about the shallots, cooked down in a bath of olive oil to a jammy, caramelized paste. Tomato paste is there for tanginess, and anchovies for saltiness, but they serve more as background...

Author: Alison Roman

Spicy Red Pesto Pasta

Today, pesto describes many sauces that don't necessarily adhere to the traditional formula of cheese, basil, nuts and olive oil. This red version, which is inspired by pesto alla Siciliana, the scarlet...

Author: Alexa Weibel

Pasta With Fresh Herbs, Lemon and Peas

Buy a bunch of parsley along with basil or chives to keep on hand in your refrigerator. The herbs will keep for a week if properly stored. Produce departments often use misters, but greens don't keep well...

Author: Martha Rose Shulman

Spicy Chorizo Pasta

Macaroni and chorizo is classic Spanish comfort food. While iterations abound, it typically starts by frying smoked chorizo with a little onion, adding canned or fresh tomato and maybe some oregano, then...

Author: Ali Slagle

Pressure Cooker Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs isn't necessarily any faster when made in an electric pressure cooker, but it does take away a lot of hands-on work. And it can all be done in one pot instead of the usual two to...

Author: Melissa Clark

Baked Artichoke Pasta With Creamy Goat Cheese

This cheese-filled pasta bake gets its sweet and crunchy topping from a layer of canned fried onions and Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top. Canned artichokes give it a savory depth, while a combination...

Author: Melissa Clark

Eggplant Caponata Pasta With Ricotta and Basil

This weeknight pasta is inspired by traditional caponata, a tangy, salty-sweet Italian dish made with sautéed eggplant, tomatoes, caramelized onions, capers, anchovies, olives and vinegar. Though caponata...

Author: Alexa Weibel

Pasta With Roasted Red Peppers and Goat Cheese

Years ago, I stayed with an Italian friend in Bologna who worked long hours at his job. By the time he got home, he was hungry, so he'd start water boiling and cast about his tiny kitchen to see what he...

Author: Martha Rose Shulman

Spaghetti and Meatballs

There's little more comforting on a weeknight - or any night - than spaghetti, tossed in marinara sauce and paired with savory meatballs. This hearty recipe features three kinds of meat - ground pork shoulder,...

Author: Pete Wells

Creamy Chive Pasta With Lemon

This recipe is a good way to showcase any fresh chives you may have. In the spirit of buttered noodles with chives - or stir-fried lo mein with Chinese chives - this recipe uses the delicate alliums as...

Author: Ali Slagle

Spicy Spaghetti With Caramelized Onions and Herbs

Except perhaps for the fresh herbs, you probably have all the necessary ingredients to make this incredibly flavorful, easy pasta. The caramelized onions add sweetness to the salty olives and Parmesan,...

Author: Melissa Clark

Orzo With Peas and Parsley Pesto

This is like a pasta version of the classic rice and peas risotto, risi e bisi. It's a beautiful springtime dish. You can make a whole batch of pesto so that you have it on hand for other uses (like sandwiches),...

Author: Martha Rose Shulman

Stuffed Shells Filled With Spinach and Ricotta

These are comforting and easy to put together. You can make them ahead and heat them in the oven when you're ready for dinner.

Author: Martha Rose Shulman

Red Wine Spaghetti With Pancetta

An easy pasta, and a good one for every cook's repertoire, this dish - known as "drunken" pasta, spaghetti ubriachi (or all'ubriaco) or pasta alla chiantigiana - requires few ingredients: red wine, onions,...

Author: David Tanis

Pasta With Roasted Cauliflower and Blue Cheese

When creamy Gorgonzola dolce hits a pot full of hot pasta, it melts into a rich and complex sauce without your having to do much more than stir. Here, the pasta and sauce are tossed with roasted cauliflower...

Author: Melissa Clark

Fettuccine With Shrimp

Author: Pierre Franey

Spaghetti With Zucchini, Parsley Pesto and Bottarga

Bottarga, the salted, cured roe of grey mullet or tuna, is a delicacy enjoyed by many. It is especially beloved in Sardinia and Sicily, but is eaten throughout the Mediterranean and around the world. Bottarga...

Author: David Tanis

Baked Orzo With Artichokes and Peas

This is a Greek-inspired pastitsio, a comforting béchamel-enriched mix of orzo, artichokes and peas. Rather than butter, the béchamel in this dish is made with a couple of glugs of good extra virgin...

Author: Martha Rose Shulman

Olive Walnut Pasta

Double down on the olive oil flavor in this dish by warming a generous amount with torn green olives to dress your pasta. While you can use just one kind of olive, like mild Castelvetrano, a variety will...

Author: Ali Slagle

Pasta With Lemon, Herbs and Ricotta Salata

Here's a light, brothy pasta with chicken stock, lemon zest, mint and ricotta salata that Amanda Hesser brought to The Times in 2001. It's easy yet elegant; perfect for a impromptu weeknight dinner party....

Author: Amanda Hesser

Pasta With Garlicky Anchovies and Broccoli Rabe

Anchovies star in this robust, wintery pasta dish, lending a savory backbone to a pan full of wilted broccoli rabe and fresh tomatoes. Although the anchovies and garlic are sautéed in olive oil, butter...

Author: Melissa Clark

Pasta Salad With Roasted Eggplant, Chile and Mint

This is a pasta salad, but it is not the mayonnaise-slicked, droopy-noodle kind found on salad bars. To bring out the soft meatiness of the eggplant, roast cubes of it until they collapse into a caramelized...

Author: Melissa Clark

Orecchiette With Broccoli Rabe and Red Pepper

Orecchiette with broccoli rabe, also known as rapini, is a classic dish from Apulia, the region of Italy that makes up the heel of the country's boot shape. To make the dish more colorful, I added red...

Author: Martha Rose Shulman

Orecchiette With Broccoli Rabe

Author: Amanda Hesser

Spicy and Saucy Cherry Tomato Pasta

In this incredibly easy weeknight pasta, red-pepper flakes, capers and tomato paste turn a simple cherry tomato sauce into something hearty enough for cold weather. Sautéeing tomato paste until it caramelizes...

Author: Alexa Weibel

Macaroni With Tomato Sauce, Chard and Goat Cheese

This tomatoey version of macaroni and cheese is a great way to use greens or other vegetables.

Author: Martha Rose Shulman

One Pot Creamy Pasta and Greens

In this recipe, frozen spinach, pasta and a whole lot of milk come together to create a satisfying pasta dish that will remind you of the best creamed spinach you've ever had. Stir the mixture often and...

Author: Ali Slagle

Linguine With Firecracker Shrimp

Author: Marian Burros

Creamy Cauliflower Pasta With Pecorino Bread Crumbs

Equal parts cauliflower and pasta, this one-skillet dinner is a vegetable-forward version of macaroni and cheese. A whole head of cauliflower browns and caramelizes in a skillet before being simmered with...

Author: Alison Roman

Fettuccine With Wild Mushrooms

Author: Moira Hodgson

Pasta With Cauliflower, Spicy Tomato Sauce and Capers

This dish is made with perciatelli, hollow long noodles that also go by the name bucatini. Their texture is robust, supporting a robust sauce like this one. Because the noodles are hollow, they cook much...

Author: Martha Rose Shulman

Pasta With Sausage, Caramelized Cabbage and Goat Cheese

Pasta with cabbage is a common combination across much of Central and Eastern Europe. In this quick weeknight meal, an entire head of cabbage is cooked in the fat left behind by sweet Italian sausage....

Author: Aaron Hutcherson

Ricotta Dumplings With Buttered Peas and Asparagus

These dumplings are a way to get the satisfaction of making your own pasta without having to make your own pasta. This recipe doesn't require you to drain the ricotta, but if you notice that yours is especially...

Author: Alison Roman

Spaghetti With Walnuts and Anchovies

This is a pared-down version of a recipe that I came across in Nancy Jenkins's informative book on Southern Italian food, "Cucina del Sole." The dish is traditionally part of a meatless Christmas Eve dinner....

Author: Martha Rose Shulman

Pasta With Shell Beans and Tomatoes

Many cooks find working with fresh shell beans, so smooth and cool in your hands, to be unexpectedly satisfying. The pods may be tough, but the beans inside are tender and ready to cook, and they need...

Author: Martha Rose Shulman

Farfalle With Fennel And Mushrooms

Author: Florence Fabricant