20 Comforting Pasta Recipes to Make This Fall
Autumn is the time of year to fully embrace Southern comfort food. And what could possibly be heartier and more delicious than fall pasta dishes? Whether you’re in the mood for pasta tossed with chicken, vegetables, or a warm and simple pasta bake, there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy. We’re a fan of these recipes because they are usually on the table and ready to eat in less than 30 minutes. Overflowing with savory flavor, these dinnertime favorites are the key to an unforgettable fall season.
Cheesy Sheet Pan Pasta
The best part of this sheet pan pasta recipe is the golden crunch edges. Spinach and tomatoes add an irresistible freshness to this dinner.
Fettuccine Alfredo with Leeks and Peas
Crispy bacon takes this fettuccine alfredo recipe to the next level. Topped off with leeks and peas, this dish is full of texture and zest.
Skillet-Toasted Gnocchi with Peas
Looking for a quick and easy pasta recipe? We’ve got you covered. This dish creates perfectly crispy bites of gnocchi for a simply delectable meal.
Vegetables and Gnocchi
Recipe: Vegetables and Gnocchi
Pillow-like gnocchi and fresh vegetables combine to create a simple yet delicious pasta dish. Make it your own by adding your favorite in-season fall veggies.
Quick and Easy Spaghetti Bolognese
Complete with a full-bodied meat sauce and enriched with freshly shaved Parmesan cheese, this fall pasta recipe is blooming with flavor.
Creamy Chicken Alfredo Casserole
Recipe: Creamy Chicken Alfredo Casserole
Creamy chicken alfredo is a classic dinnertime choice. And store-bought sauce, rotisserie chicken, and pre-shredded cheese make this casserole a true superhero.
Braised Chicken Thighs with Slow-Cooked Marinara
Let your nifty slow cooker do all the work in this dish. Tender braised chicken and tangy marinara sauce create a mouthwatering pasta recipe.
Cabbage, Mushroom, and Bacon Pasta
Bacon and wilted cabbage together create an incredible flavor profile that’s a surefire crowd-pleaser. And this pasta meal is ready to enjoy in less than 30 minutes; what more could you want?
One-Pan Pasta with Chicken Sausage, Mushrooms, and Collards
The combination of collard greens, mushrooms, chicken sausage, and pasta creates a hearty, one-dish meal you’ll want to make again and again.
Fettuccine Alfredo with Asparagus
Fresh asparagus provides a textured crunch to this fettucine dinner, and citrusy lemon juice beautifully compliments the creamy pasta sauce.
Baked Shells and Greens
Recipe: Baked Shells and Greens
Southerners have a favorite method of eating our daily greens - smothered in pasta sauce. This vigorously robust recipe is sure to fill you to the brim.
Recipe: Mushroom Stroganoff
Served over wide egg noodles, this rich mushroom-filled pasta sauce deserves a spot on the table.
Cast-Iron Pork Cacciatore
Recipe: Cast-Iron Pork Cacciatore
White wine and fresh herbs season this full-bodied pork dish to perfection. And it’s on the table and ready to enjoy in just 30 minutes.
Gnocchi Gratin with Ham and Peas
Recipe: Gnocchi Gratin with Ham and Peas
Wondering what do to with those frozen peas that only take up space in your freezer? Add them to this gnocchi gratin recipe for a delightful, easy pairing.
Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore with Spaghetti
No fall pasta roundup would be complete without a tried-and-true spaghetti recipe. This gorgeous, savory sauce will have you coming back for a second helping and maybe even a third.
Pizza Spaghetti Casserole
Recipe: Pizza Spaghetti Casserole
Hosting an Italian-style dinner party but can’t decide on pasta or pizza? No problem. This genius recipes pairs two family favorites.
Tuscan Pasta with Tomato-Basil Cream
Jarred alfredo sauce and refrigerated ravioli get an upgrade with the addition of fresh tomatoes, basil, and white wine in this recipe.
Recipe: Chicken-and-Artichoke Penne
Are you a massive fan of spinach-and-artichoke dip? Turn it into a jazzy chicken dinner. You won’t be disappointed.
Chicken-and-Prosciutto Tortellini Soup
Add this pasta-favorite to your weeknight menu. Complete with Prosciutto, tortellini, and savory chicken, this recipe is fall comfort food at its finest.
One-Pot Pasta with Tomato-Basil Sauce
One-pot meals keep things simple and easy. Plus the tomato-basil sauce in this recipe is worthy of the highest praise.