7 Pasta Dinners for Every Night of the Week

a bowl of baked ziti with a forkful being lifted from the bowl,
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"Pasta" is always a great answer to "What's for dinner?" If you're in need of some fresh ideas to shake things up, you've come to the right place. Make sure to bookmark this list of pasta recipes to make every night of the week—it'll simplify your suppers and make your evenings much more delicious.

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Monday: Pancetta Primavera Rigatoni

white bowl of rigatoni with peas, asparagus, green onion, pancetta, cheese, and green herb sauce

John Mitzewich

"This pancetta primavera rigatoni really is a tremendous bowl of pasta. Thanks to the pancetta, it's rich and decadent, but thanks to all the herbs and veggies, it's also fresh and vibrant." —Chef John

02 of 08

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken Noodles

slow cooker honey garlic chicken noodles

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"“Umami noodles that you can set and forget? It’s perfect!” says Amanda Stanfield.

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Wednesday: Shrimp Pesto Penne

overhead view of penne in white bowl with snap peas and shrimp

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"Shrimp pesto penne takes just minutes to prepare—both shrimp and snap peas cook very quickly while you boil the pasta, and the pesto is ready-made." —Nicole McLaughlin

04 of 08

Thursday: Broccoli Alfredo Pasta

overhead view of green plate with bow-tie pasta with broccoli on bright checked tablecloth

Brenda Venable

"This broccoli Alfredo pasta is so pretty made with farfalle, also called bow-tie pasta. Of course, you may use fettuccine if you prefer." —Brenda Venable

05 of 08

Friday: Cowboy Spaghetti

cast iron skillet with spaghetti with cheese and bacon

TheDailyGourmet

"Everyone will love this cowboy spaghetti, a fun twist with bacon, cheese, and pasta in a spicy beef and tomato sauce. The best part is that it’s a one-dish meal, cooked in a cast iron skillet." —TheDailyGourmet

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Saturday: Chicken Marsala Fettuccine

Chicken Marsala Fettuccine

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"Chicken marsala over fettucine is a wonderfully rich Italian-American dish. Think chicken cutlets, mushrooms, and spinach cooked in a creamy Marsala wine sauce served over pasta—the ultimate comfort food." —Renu Dhar

07 of 08

Sunday: Five Cheese Ziti al Forno

a bowl of baked ziti with a forkful being lifted from the bowl,

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"Five cheese ziti al forno is a delicious pasta bake made with ready-made marinara and alfredo sauces, Italian cheese blend, ricotta, ziti, and topped with panko bread crumbs and Parmesan." —Juliana Hale

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