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24 Cozy, Hearty Pasta Recipes To Get You Through Winter

Creamy, cheesy, carb-y goodness.

When winter gets you down, turn to one of these decadent and comforting pasta recipes. Nothing pairs better with a cold night than a warm bowl of noodles.

1. One-Pot Rigatoni Bolognese

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Brown the beef, cook the veggies, and even cook the pasta all in one pot. If you're trying to cut back on meat, try whipping this up with Beyond Meat's plant-based ground "beef." Get the recipe for one-pot rigatoni Bolognese here.

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2. Orecchiette With Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

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You can make a big pot of this pasta on Sunday night and eat it throughout the work week. The best part is it tastes delicious hot or cold. Get the recipe for orecchiette with sausage and broccoli rabe here.

3. One Pot Taco Pasta

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Think: Bolognese with a Mexican flare, this pasta features ground beef, corn, black beans, green chiles, and diced tomato. Oh, and it's made from start to finish in a single pot. Get the recipe for one-pot taco pasta here.

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4. Kale and Spicy Romesco Pasta

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This dish is so creamy and decadent, yet completely vegan. If you don't have time to make the romesco from scratch you can always pick up a store bought version. Get the recipe for kale and spicy romesco pasta here.

5. Pumpkin Mac 'n' Cheese With Roasted Veggies

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Take a trip to your local farmer's market and then whip up this pasta, using entirely what's in season. Get the recipe for pumpkin mac 'n' cheese with roasted vegetables here.

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6. Creamy Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Pasta

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Andouille sausage and shrimp get tossed with pasta in a creamy sauce made of crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, cream, and lots of spices. Get the recipe for creamy Cajun pasta here.

7. Gnocchi With Brown Butter, Pancetta, and Sage

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Store bought potato gnocchi is a total godsend on lazy nights. Just boil it and in minutes you have an elevated restaurant-quality meal that will be sure to impress. Get the recipe for gnocchi with brown butter, pancetta, and sage here.

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8. Baked Ziti

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It's hard to beat a bowl of cheesy, bubbly baked pasta fresh from the oven. Plus, you can easily make it ahead of time and heat it up on lazy nights. Get the recipe for baked ziti here.

9. One Pot Creamy Mushroom Tortellini

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You can never have too many one-pot pasta recipes in your arsenal, because who likes doing dishes after all? Get the recipe for one pot creamy mushroom tortellini here.

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10. One Pot Skillet Ravioli Lasagna With Spinach and Kale

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This cheater's lasagna recipe calls for ravioli instead of lasagna sheets, and it comes together entirely in one skillet. Get the recipe for skillet ravioli lasagna here.

11. Tuscan Sausage Pasta

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A winter trip to Tuscany might be out of the question, but you can transport yourself to a quaint vine-draped trattoria with the help of this hearty sausage pasta in a garlic and lemon dijon cream sauce. Get the recipe for Tuscan sausage pasta here.

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12. 30-Minute Tortellini With Pesto

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You can whip up this delightfully cheesy recipe in no time using only a few basic ingredients like store bought tortellini, pre-made pesto, garlic, and butter. Get the recipe for 30-minute tortellini with pesto here.

13. Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup

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Winter has its perks. Number one on our list: It's soup season, baby. Get the recipe for rotisserie chicken noodle soup here.

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14. Creamy Pumpkin Sausage Gnocchi

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If you're trying to lighten things up, try substituting coconut milk for the heavy cream and cauliflower gnocchi for the potato dumplings. The result still tastes outrageously good. Get the recipe for creamy pumpkin and sausage gnocchi here.

15. Roasted Brussels Sprouts Pasta

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Seasoned with nutritional yeast, paprika, roasted walnuts, bread crumbs, and chili flakes, this simple pasta is full of intense flavor. Get the recipe for roasted Brussels sprouts pasta here.

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16. Spaghetti Carbonara

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When in Rome...or when pretending to be in Rome to escape a December polar vortex...you make spaghetti carbonara. Get the recipe for spaghetti carbonara here.

17. Three-Cheese Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

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If you're down in the dumps or feeling the winter blues, three-cheese alfredo sauce is just what you need. Pair it with penne (or your favorite noodle), broccoli, and chicken breast. Get the recipe for three-cheese chicken broccoli alfredo here.

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18. Baked Rigatoni With Tomatoes and Eggplant

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A hybrid between baked ziti and eggplant parmesan, this melty, cheesy dish is a total crowd-pleaser. Get the recipe for baked rigatoni with tomatoes and eggplant here.

19. Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina

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This outrageously decadent dish calls for just four ingredients: potato gnocchi, your favorite pasta sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese, and basil. Get the recipe for gnocchi alla sorrentina here.

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20. Bow Tie Lasagna

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Bow tie noodles get tossed with ground beef, sour cream, pasta sauce, mozzarella cheese, and seasonings. It's a big bowl of goodness your stomach will thank you for. Get the recipe for bowtie lasagna here.

21. Shrimp Pasta With Creamy Mozzarella Sauce

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If you thought seafood was just for summertime, think again. Consider this creamy and indulgent dish a winter version of shrimp scampi. Get the recipe for shrimp pasta with creamy mozzarella sauce here.

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22. Braised Short Rib Spaghetti

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Seared short ribs take this otherwise ordinary spaghetti to the next level, as does the homemade sauce — a delicious concoction of pan drippings, veggies, red wine, beef broth, and crushed tomatoes. Get the recipe for braised short rib spaghetti here.

23. Creamy Cauliflower Pasta

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This vegetable-packed pasta is still completely decadent. The key to the cream sauce is miso paste, which adds a delicious umami kick. Get the recipe for creamy cauliflower pasta here.

24. Tomato Soup With Tortellini

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Jazz up your ordinary tomato soup with the help of plump, cheese-filled tortellini. Get the recipe for tomato soup with tortellini here.

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