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5 Quick and Easy Pasta Recipes

Updated on December 3, 2015

Happy Pasta Dish

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5 Quick and Easy Pasta Recipes

For those days that you just want to whip up a quick healthy meal, these recipes are great. Easy and tasty, you will have a delicious pasta in minutes. Make a quick leafy salad with vinaigrette dressing, to compliment your main dish, that's all you will need for a healthy meal. I make these pasta dishes when I am home alone, and too lazy to cook an elaborate meal for myself, or when I am rushing and want to cook a quick meal. I just boil pasta, add my Ingredients and my dish is done. These are no fuss pasta recipes, that are sure to delight your taste buds.

Pasta with Herbs and Black Olives

Fantastic Pasta Dish
Fantastic Pasta Dish | Source

1. Mediterranean Pasta with Herbs and Black Olives

Ingredients

  • 500g Dry Pasta, for this recipe, I like spaghetti, but any pasta is fine
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 8 Garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 Tomato chopped
  • 1 cup Black pitted or stuffed olives
  • 2 tbsp Fresh oregano or I tsp Dry oregano
  • Salt and crushed pepper to taste

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Method

  • Cook pasta as per directions on packet.
  • Heat a pan,
  • Add olive oil and garlic, cook for one minute,
  • Then add tomato, olives, oregano, salt and pepper
  • Cook for five minutes.
  • When pasta is done, drain and toss with the cooked ingredients.

To compliment this dish , serve with a simple leafy salad, tossed with vinaigrette dressing.

Fettuccine with Tuna and Herbs

Yummy Fettuccine
Yummy Fettuccine | Source

2. Fettuccine With Tuna

Ingredients

  • 500g Fettuccine pasta
  • 2 Tomatoes chopped
  • 5 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Can tuna chunks in water
  • 6 Garlic cloves chopped
  • Half a cup of fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  • Cook pasta as per directions on packet.
  • Heat a pan
  • Add olive oil and garlic, cook for one minute,
  • Then add tuna, salt and pepper, cook for three minutes.
  • When pasta is done, drain and toss with cooked ingredients and fresh basil leaves.

To compliment this dish serve with simple tomato salad topped with vinaigrette dressing.

Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Capsicums

Cooked to Perfection
Cooked to Perfection | Source

3. Penne Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Capsicums

Ingredients

  • 500g Penne pasta
  • 5 Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 Large green capsicum, chopped
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 6 Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 Cup water
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  • Cook pasta as per directions.
  • Heat a pan,
  • Add olive oil
  • Add garlic, onions, tomatoes, capsicums and water
  • Cook for 10 minutes or until vegetables are soft
  • Add herbs, salt and pepper
  • Turn off heat
  • Toss in the cooked penne pasta

Simply Delicious Pasta

A Herb Infused Pasta
A Herb Infused Pasta | Source

4. Pasta with Garlic and Herbs

ingredients

  • 500g Pasta of your choice
  • 8 Garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh marjoram
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 5 tbsp olive oil Salt and crushed pepper to taste

Method

  • Cook pasta as per directions
  • Heat a pan
  • Add olive oil
  • Add garlic, cook until the garlic is done but not brown about one minute.
  • Turn off heat, add herbs, salt and pepper, mix well.
  • When pasta is cooked, drain and toss with herbs.

To serve, plate pasta and sprinkle a little olive oil on it, compliment this dish with a simple fresh salad.

Creamy Mushroom Fettuccine

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Mushroomy Goodness | Source

5. Pasta With Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Ingredients

  • 500g Fettuccine or pasta of your choice
  • 2 cups sliced fresh button mushrooms
  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 250 g of fresh cream or double cream
  • half a cup of water
  • 3 tbsp of fresh herbs of your choice or 1 tbsp of dried mix herbs
  • Salt and crushed pepper to taste

Method

  • Cook pasta, as per packet instructions .
  • Heat a pan
  • Add olive oil
  • Add garlic and onions cook for one minute
  • Add mushrooms cook until mushrooms are done
  • Add water, cream, herbs ,salt and pepper Simmer for 10 minutes
  • When pasta is done, drain and toss with mushroom sauce

Serve with toasted garlic bread and fresh salad of your choice.

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      ketage 20 months ago from Croatia

      I sure do hope you enjoy them, Bon Appetite

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      Janellegems 20 months ago from United States

      Thanks for the step by step instructions of these creative pasta recipes. They are really quick and easy to make. Definitely will try it out with my family.