The Barefoot Contessa and pasta go hand in hand. They’re both effortless, classic and always there for you. Here, 12 of the Ina Gartens best pasta recipes. How cheesy is that? (Sorry, had to.)

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Linguine with Shrimp Scampi

Presenting the pasta you’ll want to eat alfresco all summer.

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Ina Garten’s Pastitsio

It’s like baked ziti took a vacation to Greece.

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Rigatoni with Sausage and Fennel

Make it for your Jeffrey.

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Ina Garten’s Pasta Alla Vecchia Bettola

Aka pasta with vodka sauce…Ina, you’re so naughty.

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Lobster Mac and Cheese

Just how Ina likes it.

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Ina Garten’s Turkey Lasagna

No red meat, so it’s healthy…right?

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Weeknight Bolognese

Don’t forget to use good red wine.

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Pasta with Pecorino and Pepper

Use high-quality ingredients to make this simple dish shine. (Ina would be so proud.)

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Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

This one comes together in no time (but with broccoli rabe and *two* types of sausage, it's sure to impress).

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Penne with Pesto and Peas

Say that five times fast.

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Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Aka spaghetti with garlic and olive oil, the easiest, most elegant dinner ever.

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