20+ EASY Penne Pasta Recipes

20+ EASY Penne Pasta Recipes

Macaroni is one of our favorite types of noodles to use in recipes. Whether it’s hot pasta or pasta salad, you’ll love these various macaroni pasta recipes!

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Why we love macaroni

Macaroni is one of my favorite pastas!

I can cover them with a simple marinara sauce or use them to make delicious and creamy baked macaroni – endless recipes and dinner ideas! I’ve rounded up some of our favorite pasta recipes for macaroni that I know your family will love.

Macaroni works especially well because it’s designed to deliver a burst of flavor with every bite. The hollow tube allows sauces and spices to penetrate the center, while the firm texture helps coat the outside with delicious flavors.

Tips for Using Macaroni

Storing regular macaroni: Once the pasta is cooked and drained, you can add it to your recipes right away or store it for later. I would like to add that you should cook it al dente. This will help keep the pasta from getting mushy when stored.Also, toss the pasta in olive oil to keep the pieces from clumping

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days before using it in any of your favorite recipes. It works especially well in frozen pasta salads.

You can also freeze pasta. Place the macaroni in a single layer on the baking sheet. Freeze for 1-2 hours or until pasta is firm. Transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze for 1-2 months.

store cooked food: Most of these pasta dishes can be successfully stored in the refrigerator and freezer for reheating and use on a busy day. See individual posts for details.

Macaroni Substitute: If you don’t have macaroni, you can still make these delicious recipes, just replace the macaroni with similar sized pasta, for example:

wagon wheel, shell, rigatoni, fusilli, ziti, bow tie

Favorite Macaroni Pasta

Favorite Macaroni Pasta

These pasta recipes come in a variety of different sauces, meats, and additions.

Main Dish Pasta with White Sauce Recipe

This super easy and delicious Creamy Garlic Macaroni recipe is packed with flavor. The dish is perfect on its own, or you can add chicken!

Total time: 15 minutes

Check out this recipe for Entree Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake

A delicious and easy casserole that every family will love – Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Casserole! Pasta, chicken, loads of cheese and delicious seasoning make this pasta casserole a hit!

Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Check out this recipe for Entree Three Cheese Pasta Bake Recipe

If you like creamy, cheesy, white sauce pasta, then you’ll absolutely love this three-cheese pasta bake recipe. Filled with ricotta, parmesan and mozzarella, and so easy to put together! The whole family loves this recipe! !

Total time: 45 minutes

Main Course Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta Recipe

Easy Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta is bright, cheesy, and comforting. This is a delicious dish the whole family will love!

Total time: 50 minutes

Check out this recipe for Entree Lemon Chicken Pasta Recipe

Delicious Lemon Chicken Pasta is coated in a delicious sauce made with lemon, whipped cream, cheese and fresh basil.

Total time: 20 minutes

Check out this recipe for Entree Chicken Asparagus Pasta Bake Recipe

Delicious Cheesy Chicken Asparagus Pasta Baked A Favorite Dish Topped With Panko And Baked To Crispy Perfection! !

Total time: 45 minutes

Check out this recipe for Main Dish Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Recipe

Easy and delicious Chicken Bruschetta Pasta is a hot pasta filled with all the flavors of a classic Bruschetta – chicken, tomatoes, basil and mozzarella.

Total time: 25 minutes

Check out this recipe for Salad, Side Layered Pasta Salad Recipe

A dish that your taste buds and eyes can’t put it down! This beautiful layered pasta salad is filled with your favorite toppings, including pasta, chicken, peas, lettuce, celery, and more.

Total time: 13 minutes

Check out this recipe for Main Dish Chicken Pasta Recipe

Delicious and Easy Macaroni Mozzarella with Italian Sausage is a super tasty and cheesy recipe everyone will love!

Total time: 35 minutes

Main Dish Creamy Sausage Macaroni Bake Recipe

Cheesy Creamy Sausage Penne Bake is an easy, delicious and hearty dinner recipe. It’s a delicious and delicious weeknight meal!

Total time: 40 minutes

Check out this recipe for Main Course Italian Sausage and Macaroni Recipe

The Italian sausage and macaroni with a little sauce were delicious and filling. This kid-friendly dish is ready for busy weeknight dinners in no time!

Total time: 35 minutes

switch to macaroni

switch to macaroni

These recipes are written using other pasta shapes, such as bow tie pasta. However, you can easily substitute macaroni for pasta.

Main Dish Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe

Everyone loves this Italian Sausage Pasta recipe! Not only is it easy, cheesy, and delicious, but it’s loved by the whole family and can be made as mild or spicy as you like.

Total time: 20 minutes

Check out this recipe for Main Dish Garlic Butter Pasta Recipe

Easy Garlic Butter Pasta is filled with veggies and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. It’s simple and full of flavor!

Total time: 30 minutes

Check out this recipe for Salad Taco Pasta Salad Recipe

A delicious Taco Pasta Salad with beans, corn, tomatoes, avocado and more! !

Total time: 15 minutes

Check out this recipe for a side dish Easy Pasta Salad Recipe

Easy and delicious pasta salad recipe with rotini pasta, olives, tomatoes and cheese in Italian dressing! It only takes a few minutes to make and is perfect for any gathering, including barbecues and the holidays.

Total time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Check out this recipe for Entree Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe

Easy Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta – A creamy and delicious pasta filled with cheese, chicken and bacon, all in one pot! This pasta can’t be beat!

Total time: 23 minutes

Check out this recipe for Appetizers, Salads Chinese Pasta Salad Recipe

Chinese Pasta Salad – Filled with lettuce, noodles, fried wontons and more, tossed with a delicious homemade dressing.

Total time: 6 minutes

Check out this recipe for Entree Sun Dried Tomato Pasta Recipe

A knockoff version of the Cheesecake Factory Sun Dried Tomato Lasagna recipe. This delicious and creamy dish is filled with chicken nuggets, garlic, whipped cream, spinach, and sweet sun-dried tomatoes. Not only is it delicious, but it’s a great way to change up a classic fettuccine recipe.

Total time: 25 minutes

Check out this recipe for Main Course Chicken Asparagus Pasta Recipe

This Cheesy Chicken Asparagus Pasta is something the whole family will love. It’s delicious and full of everyone’s favorite ingredients!

Total time: 35 minutes

Check out this recipe for Entree Pesto Pasta Recipe

This Chicken Pesto Pasta is a delicious and easy dinner idea sure to please. It’s filled with bowtie pasta, chicken nuggets, cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and pesto, making it a new go-to meal recipe.

Total time: 25 minutes

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