15 Knock-Your-Socks-Off Pasta Dishes for #NationalPastaDay [October 17]

RecWednesdaysBadge2Welcome back to Recipe Wednesday; another avenue to promote your very best content, this time in the form of your most favorite recipes on your blog. Each Wednesday when you visit HLB you’ll find the theme for the newest recipe round up.

Some weeks our themes read like cookbook chapters, spotlight ingredients or flavors, or simply request the best recipe for a certain situation. Find an appropriate recipe from your blog archives to fit the theme and add to the link up. Or be inspired to create a new theme-friendly dish worth posting about before next Wednesday.

Each week we feature a handful of our favorite recipes from our HLB Members [learn how to become a Member here: HLB Membership How-To,] giving even more exposure to some of the best you’ve shared from your own kitchen. Let’s get to it, shall we?

Did you know today, October 17, is National Pasta Day? Here are some of our favorite pasta dishes from around the HLB community to add to your Pasta Night menu:

Italian Chicken Pasta with Artichokes from The Lemons Bowl // “This easy and delicious Italian pasta recipe is filled with large chunks of chicken, tender artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes.”

Baked Pasta Fries from Sinful Nutrition // “Baked Pasta Fries — A recipe for pasta chips made healthy by baking them in the oven, and using Banza to make this addicting appetizer for pasta lovers gluten-free, vegan, and protein-packed!”

Bruschetta Shrimp Pasta from Hungry Hobby // “The easiest most delicious pasta salad you will ever make! This bruschetta shrimp pasta is a healthy filling dinner that can be enjoyed hot or cold!”

Pesto Chicken Pasta from Getting My Healthy On // “For a quick weeknight meal, combine rotini pasta with chicken, pesto, and Parmesan. Top with fresh basil for an easy yet flavorful dish.”

Pumpkin Pasta Carbonara from Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen // “Creamy vegan Pumpkin Pasta Carbonara is the ultimate fall dinner. No one will guess that’s it’s dairy-free and full of hidden veggies!”

Roasted Radish Lemony Chickpea Pasta from Cotter Crunch // “Roasted Radish Lemon Chickpea Pasta with olives! This vegan chickpea pasta recipe is packed with lemony flavor, making it the perfect light, gluten free pasta dinner for summer!”

Creamy Coconut Pumpkin Pasta Veggie Saute from Savory Spin // “This quick, easy, and thrifty, Creamy Coconut Pumpkin Pasta & Veggie Sauté is the perfectly delicious and nutritious vegetarian meal for those chaotic Fall evenings!”

Vegan Instant Pot Pasta Recipe from Nutriciously // “Healthy & easy vegan one pot pasta marinara made with whole plant-based ingredients. This oil-free comfort dish is prepared in just 20 minutes total, using the Instant Pot.”

Cheesy Chili Pasta from Prevention RD // “As someone who grew up eating chili over pasta, this recipe triggered nostalgia. The Fontina and cheddar cheese additions were spot-on!”

Spicy, Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta from Nutritionist Reviews // “Spicy Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta features a creamy, spicy tomato basil sauce made with Greek yogurt, Parmesan, fresh cherry tomatoes and sauteed mushrooms!”

Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Sauce from Kim’s Cravings // “This Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Sauce is the perfect comfort food feast. It’s super thick and silky with the most wonderful smoky-sweet flavor. Healthy, vegan, weeknight deliciousness comin’ atcha!”

Creamy Butternut Squash Hummus Pasta from Hungry Healthy Happy // “Do you love hummus and want a quick and easy dinner? This Creamy Butternut Squash Hummus Pasta is for you! Make a batch of our Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus and then use some of the leftovers to stir in to pasta with some greens for a healthy meal under 15 minutes. Trust me on this one – hummus makes an incredible pasta sauce.” 

Caprese Pasta from Healthy Delicious // “Gluten-Free pasta and zucchini noodles coated in lactose-free garlic-mozzarella sauce and topped with fresh tomatoes and basil highlight the best the season has to offer.”

Pumpkin Ricotta Pasta Bake from Lemons and Zest // “Pumpkin isn’t just for pie and lattes–it’s great in savory fall dishes! This rich and creamy Pumpkin Ricotta Pasta Bake is a cozy baked dish with pumpkin, ricotta, spinach and rounded out with a touch of oregano. Great comfort food for a warm family dinner.”

Squid Ink Pasta in a Garlic Lemon Cream Sauce from The April Blake // “Now you can feel fancy in about 20 minutes, how about that? Ooh, or this would make an awesome Halloween themed dish! You could also add chunks of red bell pepper for a spookier effect.”


Now it’s time for the link up!  Find a recipe on your blog showcasing your best pasta dish and link it up below. We’ll also be sharing some of the best dishes we came across on our members’ blogs on social media today with the hashtag #PastaRecipes

If you don’t have a recipe that fits this week’s theme on your blog, why not make one and share it this week? Let HLB’s Recipe Wednesday series be a pool of inspiration for your recipe creation and post ideas.

Please limit yourself to 2 recipes per blogger. If you enjoy our weekly roundups, we’d love if you shared about Recipe Wednesdays with your blends and followers!


  1. By Dianne


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