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10 Weeknight Winner Pasta Dinners

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Pasta is one of our go-to dinner recipes when we need something fast yet flavorful and filling, plus everyone loves and happily eats it. These are quick and easy meals you can whip up in no time, making them ideal for those mad weeknight dinner rush! We’ve got cheesy, savory, meaty, and creamy options and different proteins like beef, shrimp, sausages, chicken, and even vegetables. Which one will you try first?

Shrimp Linguine with Garlic Breadcrumbs

Pasta bowl with shrimp linguine and a fork twirling pasta.
Photo Credit: Loren Runion for My Everyday Table.

This shrimp linguine recipe tastes like a restaurant meal, but is easy to make at home. Tender shrimp and linguine are topped with a crunchy garlic and lemon breadcrumb topping that takes it over the top. Simple to make and made with pantry staples.

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Lemon Ricotta Pasta

Lemon ricotta pasta with breadcrumbs
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table

When you’re on the lookout for a quick and easy dinner idea, you’ve got to try this delicious and nutritious lemon ricotta pasta recipe! This vegetarian dish is perfect for a satisfying weeknight meal, with its creamy ricotta and bright lemon flavors.

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Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli

Bowl of orecchiette with sausage and broccoli
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This orecchiette with sausage and broccoli pasta has all of the components you need for a quick and easy meal, and it comes together in 30 minutes – perfect for weeknight dinners. It’s got rave reviews!

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Bucatini Cacio e Pepe Recipe

Plate of cacio e pepe pasta swirls with parsley garnish
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Bucatini cacio e pepe is the type of recipe that once you’ve made it a few times, it will become a favorite way to turn a few humble ingredients into something special!

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Chicken Broccoli Ziti with Crunchy Bread Crumbs

Bowl of chicken broccoli ziti pasta with spoon
Photo Credit: Loren Runion for My Everyday Table.

This chicken broccoli ziti recipe is sure to become a weeknight dinner staple made with nutritious ingredients, and ready in just 30 minutes! The chewy pasta, tender chicken, fresh broccoli, and crunchy bread crumbs are the perfect combination.

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Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

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I wouldn’t be surprised if this bruschetta chicken pasta recipe becomes your new summer favorite! When the tomatoes are ripe and abundant, this bruschetta pasta recipe needs to be in your rotation. It’s light, bright, and full of flavor.

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Bay Scallop Linguine Recipe

Dish of bay scallop pasta with lemon and parsley garnish
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This easy bay scallop pasta features sweet and tender scallops, chewy linguine, a simple garlic butter sauce, all topped with a crunchy bread crumb and pine nut topping. It’s a restaurant-quality meal made easy at home. 

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Chicken Peanut Pasta Salad

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This easy and nutritious pasta salad is a meal in a bowl! Pasta, chicken, and veggies are drizzled with an addicting peanut sauce you are going to love.

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Udon Stir Fry Noodles with Vegetables

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This udon stir fry noodles meal combines chewy udon noodles, with plenty of tender-crisp and colorful veggies and a delicious soy and sesame sauce. Naturally vegetarian, but satisfying enough for anyone.

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Penne Pomodoro Recipe

Bowl of homemade penne pomodoro with basil and parmesan.
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This is the best penne pomodoro recipe! This quick and easy dinner is perfect for busy weeknights and it has so much flavor that you won’t believe it’s ready in 30 minutes. It’s a perfect example of how simple pantry staples can be turned into something special.

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