It's easy to look to pasta as that happy weeknight cure-all: the palette on which to throw any bits and bobs, to dress with the random things hanging out in the pantry, to just top with cheese and call it dinner. But there are some classic pasta dishes — or just really delicious ones — that we love having up our sleeves: the ones that can work as well on a weeknight as for a wine-drunk dinner party. Here are the 10 pasta recipes you should turn to — and to save room for in your memory bank.
Nigel Slater's Really Good Spaghetti Bolognese by Genius Recipes
Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter by Genius Recipes
Birthday Lasagna by Merrill Stubbs
Grandma DiLaura's Italian Ricotta Gnocchi by cdilaura
Spaghetti Carbonara by brette warshaw
Al Forno's Penne with Tomato, Cream & Five Cheeses by Genius Recipes
Broccoli Aglio e Olio with Gremolata Breadcrumbs by healthierkitchen
Down and Dirty Pasta e Ceci by fisheri
Linguine con Vongole by TheWimpyVegetarian
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