15 Flavorful Pasta Recipes + A Beginner's Guide to Herbs and Cooking Pasta (Printable)

Have you ever wondered what kinds of herbs to use with what sorts of pasta sauces/dishes?

I am planning on sharing a recipe for One Pan Pesto Chicken Pasta this time next week, and this new recipe will focus on flavorful and high-quality cooking that is both wholesome and easy to make! I realize a lot of people aren't super comfortable with cooking new recipes (especially those who are just starting to cook for themselves), but I truly believe that anyone can conquer pasta recipes! 

I mean, think about it! When you were first starting to cooking pasta you were probably unsure what to include in the pasta pot besides some water, dried pasta, and some sort of store-bought sauce. My goal today is to share a beginner's guide to cooking pasta and what herbs typically go with what sorts of pasta sauces and pasta dishes. On top of this printable cooking ingredients guide, I'm also sharing 15 flavorful pasta recipes for you to try!

A Beginner's Guide to Herbs and Cooking Pasta Printable 

Download the guide here to print onto an 8.5" by 11" piece of paper, or you can save this image to your smartphone, tablet, or computer! 

15 Flavorful Pasta Recipes

Check out these diverse, flavorful and relatively easy-to-cook pasta recipes! Enjoy!

Lemon Asparagus Pasta with Grilled Chicken from  Dinner at the Zoo 

Penne Alla Pepper Vodka from  Nomageddon

Parmesan Meatball Mac and Cheese from  Kitchen Dreaming

Fettuccine Turkey Bolognese from  Life is But a Dish

Super-Fast Herbed Mediterranean Shrimp Pasta from  Two Healthy Kitchens

Vegemite Linguine with Parsley Pangrattato from  Sprinkles and Sprouts

Easy Goat Cheese Spaghetti and Meatballs from  Bless Her Heart Y'all

Chicken Chorizo Spinach Orecchiette from  Thyme for Cocktails

Lemony Pasta Primavera with Roasted Vegetables from  Hello Little Home

Sweet Potato Alfredo from  Peas & Crayons

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Skillet from  Leelalicious

Quick and Creamy Avocado Pasta from  Hurry the Food Up

Creamy Gnocchi with Mushroom and Sun-Dried Tomatoes from  Two Sisters Kitchens

Seafood Pasta with Spinach-Basil Pesto from  Simply Fresh Dinners

One Pan Pollo Asado Parmesan Pasta from  Our Mini Family

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  1. I absolutely adore pasta, and these recipes are all so gorgeous! Can't wait to pin this to share! I especially love your handy guide to help people expertly choose the right herb for the flavor profile they're creating - really, really helpful! :D ~Shelley

  2. I am so glad you found it helpful! And thanks a lot for sharing the post to Pinterest, Shelley!


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