15 of our favourite pasta recipes

Lasagna, cannelloni, tagliatelle, spaghetti and other selects for weeknights or whenever.

Lasagna, cannelloni, tagliatelle, spaghetti and other selects for weeknights or whenever

(Photo credit, left: CBC Life; photo credit, middle and right: David Bagosy, styling: Melissa Direnzo)

The phrase "we're having pasta" immediately signals that something delicious is ahead for dinner. The epitome of a carb-y comfort food fave, it seems welcome anytime of year, any night of the week. We also love that it's one of those versatile dishes where pretty much any level of effort affords a delectable meal. Whether you're cooking up a from-scratch sauce and rolling out the pasta yourself (we're pretty sure this lasagna eclipses any engagement chicken out there) or simply whipping up a quick pesto for your favourite boxed variety, it's all appetizing. If we have you pondering what your next feast of pasta should be, here are 15 of our favourites that will not disappoint.

Lidia Bastianich's Tagliatelle with Porcini Mushroom Sauce

Rapini and Sausage Baked Pasta

Skillet Lasagna with an Easy Everyday Tomato Sauce

(Photo: David Bagosy, Styling: Melissa Direnzo)

Jamie Oliver's Skinny Carbonara with Smoky Bacon, Peas, Almonds & Basil

(Credit: Matt Russell)

Spaghetti and Meatballs

(Photo: David Bagosy, Styling: Melissa Direnzo)

The Sunday Gravy

(Photo credit: Jackson Roy)

Jamie Oliver's Super Greens Cannelloni with Creamy Ricotta & Basil Sauce

(Credit: Jamie Oliver)

The Senator Winebar's Cavatelli Gorgonzola

(Photo credit: Kayla Rocco)

Stuffed Shells

Healthier Creamy Sausage Lasagna

Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese

(CBC Life)

Lasagne Verde Alla Bolognese

(Photography by Eric Wolfinger)

Jamie Oliver's Fettuccine Alfredo

(Credit: James Lyndsay)

Make Ahead Sausage and Mushroom Lasagna

David Rocco's Ethiopian-Style Lenticchie Pasta

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