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24 Cozy Fall Pasta Dishes For When You Want To Treat Yourself

Don't be upsetti, eat some spaghetti.

Pasta night is always a great idea. ๐Ÿ

And that's especially true right now, as temperatures start to drop and cozy, cold weather-approved meal ideas are even more crave-worthy than usual. Below are a ton of comforting pasta recipes to try for fall and winter โ€” including versions that are vegetarian, vegan, and tailored for the slow cooker or Instant Pot.

1. Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta With Bacon

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Purรฉed butternut squash sautรฉed with chicken stock and garlic makes for a seriously creamy (and dairy free) pasta sauce. Top this dish with fresh sage and bacon for the ultimate fall dinner.

Recipe: Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta With Bacon



2. Pasta Alla Norma

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This vegetarian pasta dish โ€” packed with fried eggplant and topped with ricotta salata and basil pesto โ€” always hits the spot.

Recipe: Pasta Alla Norma

3. Pasta Carbonara With Charred Brussels Sprouts

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Adding shiitake mushrooms and crispy Brussels to this indulgent pasta dish might just be the most delicious way to eat your veggies.

Recipe: Pasta Carbonara With Charred Brussels Sprouts



4. Broccoli Pasta Bake

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This baked pasta is packed with broccoli, so let's just call it a salad.

Recipe: Broccoli Pasta Bake

5. Instant Pot Chicken Parm Pasta

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Baked ziti meets chicken parmesan in this incredibly easy, hands-off recipe. Just dump the ingredients into your Instant Pot and wait for dinner to cook itself.

Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Parm Pasta



6. One-Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta With Spinach and Mushrooms

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Tired of washing so many dishes after cooking? Stick with this skillet recipe that is loaded with veggies and tossed in a cream sauce.

Recipe: One-Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta With Spinach and Mushrooms

7. Spicy Pumpkin and Pesto Stuffed Shells

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Stuffed shells get a seasonal twist thanks to a decadent sauce made with bell pepper, pumpkin, milk, and red pepper flakes.

Recipe: Spicy Pumpkin and Pesto Stuffed Shells



8. One-Pan Creamy Tomato Spinach Gnocchi

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Always keep a box of store-bought gnocchi on hand for an easy yet seriously delicious home-cooked meal. You don't need any overly fancy ingredients to whip this up, but it tastes totally impressive.

Recipe: One-Pot Creamy Tomato Spinach Gnocchi

9. Pumpkin Alla Vodka Pasta

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If you like vodka sauce, you'll love this autumnal version that is made with tomato paste, savory pumpkin puree, and creamy coconut milk.

Recipe: Pumpkin Alla Vodka Pasta



10. Caprese Skillet Lasagna

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This one-pot meal comes together from start to finish in your cast iron skillet. Just make sure to use no-boil lasagna noodles!

Recipe: Caprese Skillet Lasagna

11. Italian Sausage Bowtie Pasta

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There's something about spicy Italian sausage that instantly turns an otherwise average bowl of pasta into a restaurant-quality meal.

Recipe: Italian Sausage Bowtie Pasta



12. Vegan Lentil Bolognese

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You can make this tender lentil "Bolognese" sauce on the stove-top or in your slow cooker. The meatless sauce is made with carrots, celery, onion, garlic, canned tomatoes, lentils, and vegetable stock.

Recipe: Vegan Lentil Bolognese

13. Cajun Shrimp Pasta

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You can always add some spicy andouille sausage or chicken to this Cajun-inspired dish. Don't let the ingredient list intimidate you: It's mostly just pantry staples plus some spices and seasonings that you probably have on hand.

Recipe: Cajun Shrimp Pasta



14. Vegan Creamy Tomato Pasta

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This dairy-free pasta is so indulgent, you won't believe it isn't made with cream. The secret ingredient: soaked cashews, which are blended with diced tomatoes and spices to give the sauce a seriously rich flavor.

Recipe: Vegan Creamy Tomato Pasta

15. Chicken Tortellini Alfredo

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Ready in 25 minutes flat and perfect for a weeknight dinner, this tortellini in alfredo sauce is guaranteed to please the whole family. Of course, you can use whatever pasta you have on hand, but cheese-stuffed tortellini gives it that extra flavor boost.

Recipe: Chicken Tortellini Alfredo



16. Baked Brie Mac 'n' Cheese

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Brie > every other cheese in the universe.

Recipe: Baked Brie Mac 'n' Cheese

17. Bacon and Brussels Sprouts Pesto Pasta

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Fact: there are few more quintessential fall flavor combinations than bacon and Brussels sprouts.

Recipe: Bacon and Brussels Sprouts Pesto Pasta



18. Creamy Avocado and Spinach Pasta

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If you're looking for a lightened up pasta dish that still tastes decadent, this one's for you. It's creamy and rich, and it all starts with mashed avocado.

Recipe: Creamy Avocado and Spinach Pasta

19. Pasta With Slow Cooked Shredded Beef Ragu

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Consider this a friendly reminder to make more hearty and cozy ragus this winter.

Recipe: Pasta With Slow Cooked Shredded Beef Ragu



20. Brown Butter Mushroom Pasta

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This dish is the perfect mix of buttery, garlicky, earthy, and savory. Best of all, it calls for just a handful of no-fuss ingredients.

Recipe: Brown Butter Mushroom Pasta

21. Roasted Cauliflower Pasta

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This simple yet satisfying pasta is tossed with caramelized roasted cauliflower, toasted pine nuts, and a whole lot of Parmesan cheese.

Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower Pasta



22. Pumpkin Cacio e Pepe

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If you love classic cacio e pepe, you'll love this fall-inspired version, which is made with pumpkin puree, nutmeg, freshly cracked pepper, and a duo of Parmesan and Pecorino cheese.

Recipe: Pumpkin Cacio e Pepe

23. French Onion Pasta Bake

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Imagine your favorite baked pasta dish but mixed with piping hot, cheesy French onion soup.'s a serious situation.

Recipe: French Onion Pasta Bake

24. Gnocchi With Butternut Squash, Pancetta, and Sage

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Sage, pancetta, and butternut squash just might be the holy trinity of fall flavors. If you want to lighten things up, try using frozen cauliflower gnocchi.

Recipe: Gnocchi With Butternut Squash, Pancetta, and Sage

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