11 Amazing Ina Garten Pasta Recipes To Try Today

There are very few creations quite as great as pasta. Pasta is incredible because it is such an adaptable food.

It tastes great served hot, it tastes great served cold. It is delicious on its own, likewise, it tastes delectable when paired with a sauce.

It is high in carbohydrates and incredibly filling. But best of all, there are tons of different pasta recipes out there for you to try, so you will never get bored! 

Among a variety of other recipes, Ina Garten has also produced a number of recipes for pasta dishes.

If you have ever made any of her recipes, then you will know that they are absolutely out of this world. Her pasta recipes really are no different. 

In this guide, we’re taking a look at 10 of the most popular Ina Garten pasta recipes for you to try today (see also “Best Anna Olson Recipes To Try Today“). 

1. Weeknight Bolognese

The first recipe we would recommend checking out is Ina Garten’s weeknight bolognese. This recipe is perfect for anybody who is a big fan of spaghetti bolognese, that is looking for a recipe that is a little different. 

The best thing about this recipe is that it provides lots of potential substitutions for different ingredients. If you can’t get your hands on ground sirloin, then that’s fine.

In the recipe, Ina has listed a variety of different ingredients that you can use if a situation prevents you from purchasing all the ingredients in this list. 

This recipe is perfect because it contains such a wide variety of flavors. It is a delectable meal that you’ll turn to time and time again. Try it out to see what we mean. 

2. Tagliarelle With Truffle Butter

If you are looking for a recipe that is a little more simple, we would recommend checking out this Tagliarelle with Truffle butter recipe.

This recipe contains less than 10 ingredients and can easily be thrown together in a hurry. 

For anybody who doesn’t like lots of vegetables in a pasta dish, this recipe is perfect. It doesn’t contain too many different ingredients, but it is still packed with flavor. 

For fussy eaters out there who still want to eat a recipe that feels fancy, this is the one we would recommend. It is simple yet elegant, so we’re sure you’ll love it!

3. Summer Garden Pasta

Pasta is incredibly versatile, and that is why it can be eaten all year round. In particular, we love pasta during the summer months purely because cold pasta can be so refreshing.

But, if you are looking for a summer pasta recipe, this is the one to check out. 

This summer garden pasta dish contains lots of different healthy ingredients that create a unique and delicious flavor.

But, it isn’t overly complicated to make which is why it is so easy to throw together during a heatwave. 

The angel hair pasta forms the perfect base for this recipe and the tomatoes, basil, and garlic top the pasta to create a delicious flavor combination (Also check out Best Ina Garten Tomato Soup Recipes).

Give this recipe a try and you’ll understand why we love it so much!

4. Penne With 5 Cheeses

If you love cheese more than anything else in the world, this recipe is the one for you!

Pasta and cheese really is an elite food combination, and the only way to make this combination even better is to use multiple different types of cheese in the recipe. That is exactly what this recipe does. 

With Pecorino Romano, Gorgonzola, ricotta, mozzarella, and fontina cheese in this recipe, there are lots of different flavors scattered throughout the recipe. It really is every cheese lover’s dream, so be sure to give this recipe a try!

5. Pasta, Pesto, and Peas

For something a little different, we would suggest giving this pasta, pesto, and peas recipe a try. It is very different from your standard pasta dish, but we’re confident you will love it. 

In the same way that pasta and cheese work as a flavor combination, so do pasta and pesto.

No matter whether it’s green or red pesto, pesto, and pasta make a delicious combination and a really simple meal too. That is highlighted in this recipe. 

We love that Ina Garten put together this simple recipe for anybody who loves pasta but doesn’t have tons of time to prepare a meal. If you haven’t tried it yet, you really should! 

6. Orzo With Roasted Vegetables

Orzo is a pasta type that has become very popular in recent years, so if you love Orzo, you should check out this recipe by Ina Garten(see also: 8 Best Ina Garten Stuffing Recipes To Try Today). 

Not everybody will love Orzo. It is a very unique shape of pasta that some people simply cannot get used to. However, if you are a fan, this dish is made for you.

The orzo in the recipe combines perfectly with the roasted vegetables, creating a delicious meal that will have you savoring every bite (Also check out Best Ina Garten Orzo Salad Recipes). 

Just like the previous recipe we looked at, this is another that you can easily throw together. So if you are busy, this is the recipe we would recommend trying out.

7. Mac And Cheese

Next up, we have a dish that pretty much everybody loves: mac and cheese. Mac and cheese is a real comfort food, and this recipe by Ina Garten takes this comfort food to the next level. 

Making mac and cheese at home can be difficult. The actual method of making it isn’t really that hard, but finding a recipe that tastes good is.

It is incredibly difficult to beat the flavor of mac and cheese served at a restaurant or bought in a store. So, if you have been struggling to find the perfect recipe, check this one out! 

This really is one of the best mac and cheese recipes we have come across, so we’re sure you’ll love it! 

8. Linguine With Shrimp Scampi

The shape of pasta that you use to create a pasta dish really can level up the entire meal, and that is definitely true of this linguine with shrimp scampi recipe. 

If you love fish, then we’re confident that you’ll like this linguine recipe. The sauce of the linguine is perfectly complemented by the strong taste of the shrimp, and together it creates a meal that will have you savoring every single bite. 

If you are looking for a recipe to prepare for your family that will impress everybody, including yourself, this is the recipe that we would recommend making! 

9. Baked Rigatoni With Lamb Ragù

Another showstopper dish that you should consider making is this baked rigatoni with lamb ragù recipe.

Lamb is a delicious type of meat, and the flavor of the lamb really takes this dish to the next level.

There is no denying that this recipe is a little more complicated than some of the others that we have looked at, but it is totally worth it. Save this recipe for when you want a fancy meal, and you won’t be disappointed. 

Once you’ve made this dish once, you’ll find yourself turning back to it time and time again. It really is that good! 

10. Baked Pasta With Tomatoes and Eggplant

For any vegetarians out there, we would recommend this baked pasta with tomatoes and eggplant recipe. 

Some of the best pasta recipes out there are totally meat-free, and this recipe is a testament to that. Pasta tastes best when it is served with vegetables, and that is really highlighted in this recipe. 

Of course, you don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy this recipe. It can be enjoyed by meat lovers and vegetarians alike. So if you have a veggie in the family, make this recipe and we’re sure everyone will love it! 

11. Noodle Kugel

Consider something a little different with Ina Garten’s noodle kugel – a traditional festive Jewish meal made with pasta. It is a little sweet making it a versatile pasta dish.

Its great for lunch or dinner as a side with meats or is even great on its own as a snack or dessert.

It will fill your kitchen with the most comforting smells of baked pasta, cinnamon and sweet fruit. Anyone familiar with this dish will be transported back in time.


In short, there are lots of delicious Ina Garten pasta recipes for you to try out today. From a simple mac and cheese recipe to a delicious summer garden recipe, and lots of other fancier dishes too. 

So, if you are looking for a new pasta recipe to try out, you are in the right place. Check out the guide above for our delicious Ina Garten pasta recipes. 

Thanks for reading! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Did Ina Garten Specialize In Pasta?

While Ina Garten did not specialize in pasta during her career, she has produced a number of different pasta recipes.

These recipes can be found in her cookbooks, on repeats of her television programs, and on her website.

Is Ina Garten A Chef Or A Baker?

Ina Garten is very much a chef, and she is actually one of the most loved celebrity chefs in the world.

She is one of the best-paid female chefs on the planet and has a host of fans that she has acquired over the years.

She bolted to fame with her very own Food Network television show – Barefoot Contessa – and has also published a number of cookbooks.

A lot of her recipes can also be accessed through her website which has an index of her recipes. 

11 Amazing Ina Garten Pasta Recipes To Try Today

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