17 Stress-Free Pasta Recipes the Whole Family Will Love

Dumping a box of pasta into boiling water is easy. But dreaming up a sophisticated flavor combo, too? Not so much. Enter Coterie member Katie Workman, a writer and mom who is simplifying mealtime with her blog The Mom 100. Translation? Her pasta recipes are simple (we’re talking five ingredients max) and tasty.

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Simple Baked Pasta With Bolognese Sauce

Think of this as deconstructed lasagna.

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Chicken And Mushroom Marsala Rotelle

Just rotisserie chicken, plus four simple ingredients.

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Pasta With Creamy Sundried Tomato And Scallion Sauce

Call this a greatest hit.

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Campanelle With Chicken Sausage, Kale And Olives

And just like that, your kids are eating dark, leafy greens.

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Creamy Four-cheese Pasta

Can there ever really be enough cheese?

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Pasta Salad With Chicken, Green Olives And Ramp Vinaigrette

Psst: If you can’t find ramps, scallions are OK, too.

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Pasta With Edamame, Mint And Basil Pesto

Serve hot and pass the Parm around the table.

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Simplest Tomato, Corn, Basil And Mozzarella Pasta Salad

If fresh corn isn’t in season, frozen is great, too.

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Whole Grain Penne With Zucchini, Tomato And Feta

Another five-ingredient wonder.

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Thin Spaghetti With Fennel, Bacon And Parmesan

A dish that proves bacon can be elegant.

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Orange And Herb Orzo

Looks and tastes extravagant. (Hint: It’s not.)

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Sheetpan Macaroni And Cheese Squares

Bonus: The leftovers are portable.

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Instant Pot Ziti 'lasagna' With Bolognese Sauce

It tastes like it was cooking all Sunday long.

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Cavatappi With Roasted Cherry Tomatoes And Pesto

Make it tonight, thank us later.

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Fresh Linguine With Shrimp And Peas In A Pink Cream Sauce

The whole dish comes together in just 20 minutes (really).

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Basic Mac And Cheese

Preheating the oven? What are we, amateurs?

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Creamy Goat Cheese And Spinach Linguine

Best of all, you probably have the ingredients on hand.

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