These Christmas pasta recipes take traditional Christmas dinner expectations and turn them on their head. From alfredo to steak and shrimp and everything in between, serve up these delicious dishes as a fun new addition to your dinner table or exclusively as a completely new way to enjoy the holidays.
Why These Pasta Recipes are so Great
I mean, the obvious reason is staring us all right in the face. It's pasta! Who doesn't love pasta? I can't think of anyone. Pasta dishes have always been pure comfort food to me, and what's more comforting than the holiday season? That's why these recipes are all so great for the Christmas season.
Of course, we're all used to turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, and a whole host of other sides, and I'm definitely not saying that you should forego those. I'm just saying that it would be great to have all of that and then some, wouldn't it?
Imagine a plate of turkey and dressing alongside some delicious alfredo pasta. Or maybe you make an entire holiday feast of several different pasta recipes to really mix things up. The choice is up to you, but you'll definitely have a holiday dinner that will be remembered in either case.
Christmas Pasta Recipes
From Cajun flavors to pizza spaghetti and everything in between, this collection has all kinds of delicious flavors for you to experiment with. They're all delicious and make for a truly unique addition to any holiday table.
Perfectly cooked steak prepared in your favorite manner is combined with al dente pasta and tasty marinara sauce.
A meaty vodka sauce is combined with perfectly cooked penne noodles for a pasta dish that everyone will love.
This light, delicious alfredo pasta recipe makes a great side for your dinner table. Add chicken, beef, shrimp, or pork to turn it into a complete meal.
This delicious Cheesecake Factory copycat recipe is loaded with all the flavor we love about the original. Heck, it might be even better!
Who says buffalo chicken is only for game day? Take the delicious flavor of buffalo chicken and pair it with pasta and you get this delicious dish.
Tender chicken and a creamy garlic parmesan sauce are combined with al dente penne noodles for a delicious pasta dish that will have everyone coming back for more.
Creamy, spicy, and exploding with flavor, this bang bang chicken pasta packs a punch of spicy flavor.
A creamy sauce loaded with Cajun seasoning envelopes tender shrimp and noodles.
This delicious dish combines two things we all love - spaghetti and pizza. It's loaded with your favorite pizza toppings and spaghetti.
Cheesy, creamy, beefy, and loaded with flavor. This is one of the most unique and flavorful pasta dishes you'll ever make.
Enjoy surf and turf along with past with this delicious steak and shrimp pasta dish.
A unique marriage of spaghetti and lasagna, this spaghetti pie is loaded with sauce, ricotta cheese, and meat.
Simple and delicious, this delicious garlic shrimp pasta is loaded with flavor but won't leave you feeling weighed down.
Tender chicken and pasta come together with a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce loaded with garlic and parmesan cheese.
Something about this recipe is fishy - in a good way! Using tuna or salmon, this delicious casserole creates a creamy, rich homemade dish loaded with delicious flavor.
This casserole combines all the ingredients we love in a meat lover's pizza like sausage, ham, pepperoni, and more with a delicious sauce and noodles.
This list of Christmas pasta dishes isn't all about hot dishes. This Greek pasta salad combines perfectly cooked al dente noodles with vegetables, feta cheese, and a delicious dressing.
Ham, vegetables, and a cheesy sauce make for a heart meal when added to delicious pasta and served up on a plate.
This recipe combines everyone's favorite appetizer with everyone's favorite cheesy sauce to create a rich, creamy, meaty dish everyone will love.
Take a rich, creamy alfredo sauce and combine it with your favorite meat like chicken, beef, sausage, or shrimp and layer it all over a bed of noodles, and you get one tasty pasta recipe.
This delicious pasta carbonara is loaded with chicken, bacon, and vegetables, all in a rich, creamy cheese sauce.
This delicious chicken pasta dish is full of chicken and your favorite vegetables along with a nutty, creamy sauce.
This easy alfredo sauce makes the perfect base for everything from traditional chicken alfredo to a unique twist on scalloped potatoes.
These absolutely huge shells are filled to capacity with a rich cheese mixture and topped with a tasty red sauce.
Another great stuffed shells recipe, this one is loaded with ricotta cheese, meat, mushroom, and spaghetti sauce.
One of the most unique Christmas pasta recipe ideas on the list, this ramen chicken noodle soup combines the best of our Asian favorite with North America's most classic soup.
Perfectly cooked beef, garlic, and earthy beans come together to create a pasta dish that's like nothing you've ever had.
A real stash buster, this pork noodle dish uses pork and whatever veggies you happen to have on hand to create a delicious dish.
Add some Asian flair to your holiday table with these Asian beef noodles. use your favorite vegetables and noodles. It's the sauce that brings this dish together.
Sweet, tangy, and loaded with veggies, shrimp, and noodles, this Asian delight will satisfy anyone's tastebuds.
Bring an extra helping of nostalgia to your holiday table with this school cafeteria spaghetti. It tastes just like everyone's favorite childhood meal.
Fried spaghetti is a unique twist on the classic dish.
The perfect marriage of Italian and Mexican flavors, this spaghetti Verde combines perfectly cooked noodles with the flavors of salsa Verde!
This Mexican chicken spaghetti is loaded with tender chicken, cheese, Mexican spices, and spaghetti noodles. It's a great addition to this Christmas pasta recipes list because you can use leftover turkey to make it.
Just like the recipe above, you can use turkey in this instant pot cheesy chicken spaghetti to give it a distinct holiday flavor.
This delicious casserole is loaded with ground beef, your favorite veggies, cream of mushroom soup, and cheese!
Makes Christmas Pasta Recipes Part of Your Holiday Table
If you're tired of the same old same old, then give these Christmas pasta recipes a try. Any dish is a holiday dish if you serve it for your Christmas meal, so whip up a few of these and try an all-pasta Christmas dinner. You can also simply add one or two of them to your traditional dishes for a twist. In either case, everyone is going to love them.
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