19 Fall Pasta Recipes That Take an Hour or Less

Fall is the time for leaf-peeping, pumpkin picking and cozying up to your favorite book…not stressing over complicated, time-consuming dinners. Luckily for you, these 19 pasta recipes are packed with fall flavor and ready in an hour or less.

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Butternut Squash And Goat Cheese Pasta Salad (50 Minutes)

For dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow.

Grain-free Mushroom, Spinach And Leek Pasta (20 Minutes)

Fast and delicious is the name of the game.

Easy One-pan Baked Ziti (1 Hour)

Ready thy skillet.

Apple, Grape And Pecan Pasta Salad (25 Minutes)

Fruit and pasta? Yes, please.

The Ultimate Pasta Pie (55 Minutes)

Sure to impress your dinner guests.

Spicy Pumpkin And Pesto Cheese-stuffed Shells (1 Hour)

Did someone say spicy pumpkin vodka sauce?

Carrot Gnocchi (50 Minutes)

Simple to make and even easier to eat.

Saucy Baked Pumpkin Pasta (50 Minutes)

Coterie member Monique Volz is right: the saucier, the better.

Brown Butter Mushroom Pasta (30 Minutes)

We’ll never turn down brown butter.

Kale Pasta With Walnuts And Parmesan (30 Minutes)

Bring on the greens (and cheese).

Gluten-free Hidden Veggie Mac And Cheese With Pecan Breadcrumbs (30 Minutes)

The secret ingredients? Butternut squash and cauliflower.

Pappardelle With Roasted Butternut Squash And Tomato Ragu (1 Hour)

This oven-roasted sauce is seriously impressive.

Butternut Squash Pasta With Chicken (25 Minutes)

Like carbonara but better.

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Shredded Brussels Sprouts Bucatini With Peas, Bacon And Mushrooms (45 Minutes)

It’s all about the three B’s: Brussels, bacon and bucatini.

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Pumpkin Seed Pesto Pasta With Caramelized Delicata Squash (30 Minutes)

Rich, creamy and tastes like fall.

Gnocchi With Brussels Sprouts, Chicken Sausage And Kale Pesto (30 Minutes)

Store-bought gnocchi makes it *that* much faster.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi With Apples, Bacon And Balsamic (40 Minutes)

Our mouths are already watering.

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta (25 Minutes)

Seconds? Don’t mind if we do.

Two-ingredient Pumpkin Pasta With Balsamic Sage Brown Butter Sauce (30 Minutes)

We *knew* there was a reason we loved fall.


Senior Food Editor

Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...