26 Best Fall Pasta Recipes

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The second fall is said, I instantly start to crave pasta—and solely pasta—for each meal. There’s one thing concerning the holy union of carbohydrates, creamy sauces, and earthy autumnal greens (hey squash, good day mushrooms, good to see you cauliflower) interspersed with zingy cheese and sausage and delicate threads of nutmeg that make autumn the perfect season for pasta consumption.

Fall pasta dishes are simply cozy, which I do know is a much-overused time period, but when the phrase cozy had been ever to be manifested as a pasta, it could for certain be a cool-weather one, stuffed with bubbly cheeses and greens and some woody herbs. Probably a brassica or two. It doesn’t matter what they comprise, fall pasta dishes should be heat, they should be hearty, and, above all, they should be deeply satisfying.

Listed below are 26 of our greatest fall pasta recipes that verify all of these bins.

1. Candy Potato, Goat Cheese & Sage Pasta Pile-Up

We love an herby, tacky pasta pileup—particularly when a couple of traditional fall flavors, like candy potato and sage, come into the combination.

2. Pasta with Nduja & Bitter Greens

Nduja—a spreadable fermented sausage with a pleasant hit of spice—takes heart stage on this bitter inexperienced pasta that does not want a lot in the way in which of elements (for the reason that nduja brings a bunch of taste all by itself).

3. Creamy Mushroom Pasta

This extra-easy mushroom pasta checks all of the bins for creaminess, coziness, and pace, making it good for any night time of the week.

4. Mushroom Stuffed Big Shell Pasta

Extra methods to eat mushrooms with pasta? Proper this fashion, please. This one’s good and zippy, due to garlic, chile, recent parsley, and lemon juice.

5. Orecchiette with Cauliflower, Breadcrumbs, Pancetta & Pepitas

Bread crumbs and pepitas staff up right here for a one-two punch of crunchy goodness, whereas the pancetta brings a pleasant hit of fatty-smoky taste.

6. Jen’s “Improved” Rooster Liver Ragu

In the event you’ve by no means cooked with rooster livers earlier than, contemplate this hearty ragu a really tasty motive to introduce it to your kitchen (you will not be sorry!). The recipe makes a surplus of sauce, which freezes superbly for subsequent week’s (or month’s) dinner.

7. Kale & Italian Sausage Lasagna with Pumpkin Béchamel

No tomato sauce wanted right here—this lasagna calls on a luscious béchamel sauce thickened with pumpkin puree (so fall!) for final consolation.

8. Spätzle with Sage Butter, Parmesan & Toasted Hazelnuts

Created from a batter of eggs, flour, and milk, spätzle is a German pasta that is form of like a cross between a dumpling and noodle. Right here, it is bathed in an earthy sage butter and topped with toasty hazelnuts and parmesan, aka pasta heaven.

9. Baked Penne with Butternut-Sage Sauce

This may not be the final pasta on this listing with butternut squash (or sage, for that matter), and that is as a result of it is simply too darn good with a little bit of cream and grated cheese.

10. Orecchiette with Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale & Caramelized Pink Onion

Hiya, butternut squash! We could not be happier to see you once more, this time with a couple of new buddies—hey there, orecchiette, crimson onion, and goat cheese.

11. Kale Pesto Orecchiette

Kale steps in for basil on this riff on pesto that delivers a bit extra zing than the standard model—due to the addition of crushed crimson pepper flakes, Dijon, and white vinegar.

12. Braised Onion Sauce

This beloved braised onion sauce takes hours (sure, severely) to complete, however the time spent is oh-so value it. You will know what we’re speaking about while you style that ethereal sauce—in its jammy, syrupy, buttery surprise—for your self.

13. Pasta & Bean Soup with Kale, Revisited

A soul-warming soup for these particularly brisk fall days, when you can begin to really feel that winter is simply across the nook.

14. Baked Ricotta Gnudi with Vodka Sauce

We love absolutely anything coated in a thick blanket of bubbly-melty mozzarella cheese, however this baked gnudi (which really feel additional mild and fluff due to ricotta) doused in a wealthy vodka sauce is one in every of our favorites.

15. Pasta Al Forno with Pumpkin & Pancetta

This dreamy pasta al forno from our co-founder Merrill Stubbs is one in every of our most treasured fall recipes. One reviewer wrote, “That is actually excellent,” and even shared a scorching tip: “I used pumpkin for the pureed half and butternut squash for the chunks and it was scrumptious.”

16. Al Forno’s Penne With Tomato, Cream & 5 Cheeses

One other approach to al forno, as a result of properly, why the heck not? This one’s good for the final week or two of September when it is time to formally say farewell to summer season.

17. Mezzi Rigatoni with Broccoli Pesto & Smoked Mozzarella

Since this rigatoni bake has a reasonably quick elements listing, each feels particularly essential. You might use plain mozzarella right here, however the smoked selection provides the entire dish an additional layer of complexity (and feels good and comfy for fall).

18. Pasta with Gradual-Cooked Cauliflower, Anchovies & Garlic

If you wish to take a break from heavy cream–crammed pastas, this umami-packed quantity (thanks, anchovies) is a good possibility. Plus, it is nonetheless fairly creamy from the slow-cooked cauliflower.

19. Bucatini Pasta with Pork Ragu

This bucatini with slow-simmered pork ragu simply could be the most effective factor you eat this fall—or 12 months. It did take house the title for our The Greatest Factor You Ate This 12 months recipe contest, in spite of everything.

20. Pepper-Crusted Filets with Ricotta Gnocchi, Shiitakes & Brown Butter-Sage Sauce

With tender filet mignon and home made ricotta gnocchi, this pasta is ideal for a special-occasion meal.

21. Buckwheat Pasta with Charred Cabbage, Speck & Provolone

One tip to bear in mind when making this buckwheat pasta, from recipe developer Josh Cohen: “Purchase the nice provolone. Don’t purchase the pre-sliced stuff. Get the aged, sharp provolone, and inform your native retailer to not slice it skinny on the deli slicer.” It will make a world of distinction.

22. Pasta with Brown Butter & Brussels Sprouts

Who might say no to Brussels sprouts after they’re dressed up in brown butter, lemon zest, black sesame seeds, and crimson pepper flakes? Not even the pickiest eater might flip up their nostril at this pasta.

23. Fall Mac & Cheese With Butternut Squash & Bacon

An autumnal riff on Martha Stewart’s traditional recipe, this mac and cheese proves as soon as and for all that butternut squash and bacon actually are a match made in heaven.

24. Creamy Sausage Pasta With Cabbage

This autumn-ready pasta is a combination between a beloved Marcella Hazan recipe, a stovetop mac and cheese, and a baked pasta—how might it not be good?

25. Prompt Pot Beef Bourguignon

Okay, so beef bourguignon is not technically a pasta dish, however you possibly can’t deny its deliciousness when served over a tangle of scorching buttered egg noodles.

26. Miso-Eggplant Spaghetti

White miso provides a beautiful “savory depth” to this eggplant pasta, writes our Desk for One columnist Eric Kim—much more so while you caramelize it with mirin, brown sugar, vinegar, and crimson pepper flakes on the stovetop first.



How do you fall pasta? Add some pureed pumpkin into your macaroni and cheese? Put a couple of sage leaves into your buttered noodles? Encourage us!

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