I think we can all agree that pasta is crowd favorite when it comes to delicious meals. Best of all, pasta dishes are easily adaptable, making them a great option for serving dinner guests with varying tastes or dietary preferences. We’ve rounded up four unique pasta recipes that will be the talk of your next dinner party.
Looking for a hearty, warm pasta casserole? Baked pasta dishes are a stress-free option for your next party, allowing you to mix up ingredients and then place in the oven so you can spend time on other party preparations. Baked ziti is a savory option to feed the hungriest of guests. This recipe features ground beef, penne pasta, tomato sauce, and is topped with mozzarella cheese. This twist on typical pasta flavors is sure to welcome second helpings.
Crockpot Beef Stroganoff
Crockpot recipes are good candidates for pasta party dishes because there is minimal hands-on cooking time required. If you’re looking for something different than the traditional pasta and tomato sauce, try this crockpot beef stroganoff dish. The beef provides ample protein, complimented by the vitamins and minerals in the mushrooms. This recipe is perfect for the busy host, allowing you to “fix it and forget it” while going about your preparations for the party.
Baked Mac and Cheese
Is you’re searching for a pasta dish that all ages will enjoy, then baked macaroni and cheese is the answer. Kids and adults will crave the gooey cheese coated macaroni noodles. Another advantage of this recipe is that you can add-in vegetables for added nutrition, such as broccoli or kale. Craving some savory flavor? Add in cooked chicken or bacon.
Easy Greek Pasta Salad
Barbecues and potlucks are great excuses to throw a party or host a get-together. Pasta salads are great contributions, requiring minimal preparation time and can be made on your own time, storing them in the refrigerator until it’s time to party. This easy Greek pasta salad recipe is vegetarian friendly, featuring chopped nutrient-packed cucumbers, red peppers, and red onions.