8 Crazy-Delicious (and Simple!) Pantry Pasta Recipes

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If you're not familiar with the term pantry pasta, it's pretty self-explanatory: a pasta dish you can throw together with just a few ingredients that you probably have (and if you don't, bookmark our handy pantry pasta essentials list for your next shopping trip).

1. Bon Appétit's Tuna Pasta

Most important things you'll need: Lemons, garlic, canned tuna, and optional extras like olives or capers

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2. Basically's Ginger Scallion Noodles

Most important things you'll need: Scallions, garlic, ginger

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3. Smitten Kitchen's Spaghetti Pangrattato

Most important things you'll need: Eggs, breadcrumbs, red pepper flakes, garlic

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4. Hiyashi Chuka

Most important ingredients you'll need: Hiyashi Chuka is a cold Japanese noodle dish that traditionally uses quite a few toppings, but you could easily modify/subtract based on what you have. We'd say the essentials are: Sliced ham, egg, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil. If you don't have ramen, sub with spaghetti.

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5. Alison Roman's Caramelized Shallot Pasta

Most important ingredients you'll need: Anchovies, an entire tube of tomato paste, shallots, red pepper flakes, garlic

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6. New York Times Creamy Chickpea Pasta With Spinach and Rosemary

Most important ingredients you'll need: Canned chickpeas, rosemary, red pepper flakes, heavy cream, spinach

Get the recipe here.

7. PureWow Pasta Limone

Most important ingredients you'll need: Lemons, parmesan, garlic

Get the recipe here.

8. New York Times Five-Ingredient Creamy Miso Pasta

Most important ingredients you'll need: Butter, miso, parmesan

Get the recipe here.


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