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If you’re looking for some easy and healthy pasta recipes on your budget, you’ve come to the right place. Here, I’ve gathered 10 best budget healthy pasta recipes that your whole family will love.

1. Spaghetti with Tomato and Basil Sauce

Spaghetti with Tomato and Basil Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook according to package directions.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, basil, salt, and pepper and bring to a simmer. Cook until the sauce has thickened, about 15 minutes.

Drain the spaghetti and add it to the saucepan with the tomato sauce. Toss to combine. Serve warm.

2. Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound fettuccine
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the fettuccine and cook according to package directions.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir in the cream, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper and cook until the sauce is heated through, about 5 minutes.

Drain the fettuccine and add it to the saucepan with the Alfredo sauce. Toss to combine. Serve warm.

3. Rigatoni with Sausage and Peppers

Rigatoni with Sausage and Peppers

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound rigatoni
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the rigatoni and cook according to package directions.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the bell peppers, tomatoes, salt, and pepper and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.

Stir in the sausage and cook until it is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add the Parmesan cheese and stir to combine.

Drain the rigatoni and add it to the saucepan with the sausage and peppers. Toss to combine. Serve warm.

4. Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook according to package directions.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in the flour, salt, and pepper and cook for 1 minute. Slowly add the milk, whisking constantly until the mixture is smooth.

Bring the milk mixture to a simmer over medium heat and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cheddar cheese and continue cooking until the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.

Drain the macaroni and add it to the saucepan with the cheese sauce. Toss to combine. Pour into a 9×13 inch baking dish.

Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly, about 20 minutes.

5. Penne with Tomato Cream Sauce

Penne with Tomato Cream Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the penne and cook according to package directions.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, cream, salt, and pepper and cook until heated through, about 10 minutes.

Drain the penne and add it to the saucepan with the tomato cream sauce. Toss to combine. Serve warm.

6. Spaghetti with Olive Oil and Garlic

Spaghetti with Olive Oil and Garlic

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook according to package directions.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Add the garlic, salt, and pepper and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Drain the spaghetti and add it to the saucepan with the olive oil and garlic. Toss to combine. Serve warm.

7. Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound fettuccine
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the fettuccine and cook according to package directions.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the cream, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.

Bring the sauce to a simmer over medium heat and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes.

Drain the fettuccine and add it to the saucepan with the Alfredo sauce. Toss to combine. Serve warm.

8. Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook according to package directions.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, salt, and pepper and cook until heated through, about 10 minutes.

Drain the spaghetti and add it to the saucepan with the tomato sauce. Toss to combine. Serve warm.

9. One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (24 ounce) jar marinara sauce
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

In a large pot or Dutch oven, bring the pasta and 2 quarts of water to a boil. Cook according to package directions.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken, salt, and pepper and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth and marinara sauce. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 10 minutes.

Drain the pasta and add it to the skillet with the chicken Parmesan sauce. Toss to combine. Stir in the Parmesan cheese. Serve warm.

10. Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound fettuccine
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the fettuccine and cook according to package directions.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the sun-dried tomatoes and their oil, cream, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.

Drain the fettuccine and add it to the saucepan with the sun-dried tomato sauce. Toss to combine. Serve warm.

Conclusion

These 10 easy and healthy pasta recipes are sure to please the whole family! From classic spaghetti and meatballs to creamy sun-dried tomato pasta, there’s something for everyone. And with only a few simple ingredients, they’re quick and easy to make. So what are you waiting for? Get cooking!