The Ultimate Guide to Odd Pasta Shapes

There’s a whole world beyond penne that’s worth exploring. Get to know our six favorite picks.

How to Make Gnocchi

It’s easier than you think.

The Best Vegan Recipes

From breakfast to dessert, we’ve got plenty of meat-free meals worth sinking your teeth into.

10 Best Spaghetti Recipes    

Yes, marinara is nice. But may we recommend bacon and escarole? These dishes put something new (and noteworthy) on top of spaghetti.

25 Favorite Pasta Recipes on Pinterest

A weeknight standard in many households, there are endless pasta recipes to choose from. Here are the top 25 as chosen by our Pinterest followers.

12 Healthy Pasta Recipes


Real Simple has teamed up with the USDA’s MyPlate, Let’s Move!, and Partnership for a Healthier America to showcase tasty recipes that are low in calories, saturated fat, and sodium. Browse through our good-for-you pasta recipes here.

8 Elegant Pasta Recipes

So what if Wednesday night has always been spaghetti night—how about showing bucatini and cavatelli some love? These stepped-up (but still easy!) recipes toss tradition aside, with delicious results.

10 Recipe Ideas for Meatballs

Spaghetti’s sidekick takes center stage in these delicious and surprising meatball dishes. Let the good times roll.

Easy Dinners: 8 Pasta Salad Recipes

Eight quick, tasty pasta salad ideas for backyard parties or weeknight sides.

The Best Dried Pasta Brands

Real Simple staffers used their noodles to find the best dried pastas among 80 different varieties. Ciao down!