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Nicky’s perfect weeknight pasta recipes

Nicky Harper

“When it comes to midweek cooking, it’s got to be quick, simple and, above all, tasty. That’s where these perfect pasta dishes come in. I’ve chosen my favourite creative recipes for you to try that are easy on the wallet and can be whipped up when you’re short on time. "

- Nicky

Tomato, Bean & Rocket Pasta

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Tomato, Bean and Rocket Pasta

Beans and pasta are meant to be together. This hearty dinner loaded with creamy borlotti beans, sweet capsicum and punchy rocket is bound to satisfy. Even better, you can make this nutritious spaghetti in just 20 minutes.

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Healthier Tuna Mornay

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Healthier Tuna Mornay

We love reworking a family favourite! This healthier tuna mornay is packed with veggies and loaded with flavour. It’s satisfying and creamy, but you can rest assured that you’ll still be giving the family a nutritionally-approved dinner.

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Roast Tomato & Chickpea Linguine

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Roast Tomato & Chickpea Linguine

You might be surprised to know that this elegant linguine dish is ready in three easy steps. With roast tomato, garlic, rosemary, chickpeas and fresh basil, this flavourful pasta is just the ticket for when you want a fast, fuss-free dinner.

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Easy Spaghetti Marinara

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Easy Spaghetti Marinara

This classic seafood pasta has a rich and creamy tomato sauce with a touch of chilli. The family will devour this Italian dish in no time. The best part? Our easy marinara hack means you’ll have it on the table in 20 minutes.

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Mushroom Bolognese

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Mushroom Bolognese

Pack extra veg into your dinner with this hearty mushroom bolognese. Swiss brown and cup mushrooms give this dish a meaty texture and depth of flavour. Add this meat-free meal to your regular recipe rotation for an easy, family-friendly feed.

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One-pot Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta

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One-pot Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta

Save time on cleaning with this sensational pasta recipe, cooked all in one pot. Loaded with greens and coated in a creamy basil pesto, this aromatic chicken spaghetti is a winner that delivers on all fronts (including being wallet friendly!)

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Summer Vegetable Pasta

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Summer Vegetable Pasta

After a summery dinner that’s easy to whip up? Try this delicious wholemeal penne loaded with veggies and a hint of chilli. We’ve used zucchini and yellow squash, which are abundant in summer, however you can make this dish year-round using your favourite seasonal veggies.

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Nicoise Pasta Salad

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Nicoise Pasta Salad

You can’t go wrong with this crowd pleaser. We’ve given pasta salad a fresh niçoise twist. This vibrant vegetarian dish delivers an abundance of flavour with olives, tomato, green beans, eggs and fresh herbs tossed in a honey-mustard dressing.

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Spaghetti With Rustic Tomato Sauce

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Spaghetti With Rustic Tomato Sauce

Celebrate affordable, yet quality ingredients with this superb spaghetti featuring a quick and easy tomato and basil pasta sauce. This colourful pasta ticks all the boxes and is just what you need for a no-fuss midweek dinner that doesn’t break the bank.

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Healthier Baked Ricotta & Pumpkin Pasta

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Healthier Baked Ricotta & Pumpkin Pasta

Get your pasta on with this healthy baked ricotta and pumpkin pasta recipe. This nutritionally-approved dish lets your oven do most of the work, proving that a healthy dinner can come together easily, with just a few minutes of prep work.

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Prawn & Spring Greens Pasta

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Prawn & Spring Greens Pasta

Easier than it looks, this stunning spring fettuccine is ready in just 20 minutes. Juicy prawns and vibrant greens are the star of this light and tasty pasta. Think crisp asparagus, kale, spinach, peas and basil tossed through a zesty lemon sauce.

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Pasta Alla Norma

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Pasta Alla Norma

This comforting vegetable pasta has a rich and silky tomato, eggplant and chilli sauce. Rigatoni has a knack for capturing lots of delicious sauce in every bite. What more could you want from your pasta?

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Pork, Fennel & Pea Gnocchi

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Pork, Fennel & Pea Gnocchi

Super speedy and ridiculously tasty, make gourmet pork meatballs in a flash and have this sensational pesto gnocchi ready in just 15 minutes. We guarantee there will be no leftovers!

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Cheesy Sausage & Gnocchi Traybake

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