15 Best Pasta Meal Prep Recipes

Pasta meal preps are something we can never get enough of around here. These are our favorites for meal prepping.

Pasta is one of the best comfort foods, and it makes for easy, low-cost, meal prepping. Technically, pasta is made from a dough of flour, eggs, and water that can be run through an extruder and turned into different shapes (dried pasta) or rolled out and cut into different shapes and thicknesses, whether it's pappardelle or ravioli.

You can make noodles out of other things, too, such as zucchini, but for this list, we are presenting you with a more straightforward and traditional version of the word "pasta," with a few modern touches. Of course, Dad would say, "A fake noodle is just an impasta!" Ok, ok, that's the only corn in this meal prep recipe list! Here are our 15 best pasta meal prep recipes. Never run out of ideas again! And of course, feel free to substitute a gluten free/plant-based pasta if need be.

Arugula Pesto Pasta 

A bright mix of delicious greens and pasta, covered in Parmesan cheese and some olive oil, this healthy option is a tasty pasta meal prep. (Use nutritional yeast to make it vegan!)

(Carbs: 62g - Fat: 15g - Protein: 28g)

Slow Cooker Beef Ragu Pasta

This dish is savory and rich in flavor, consisting of chewy pasta with a slight tangy bite, meaty goodness. It's a pasta meal prep your family will want again and again.

(Carbs: 44g - Fat: 12g - Protein: 40g)

Red Pepper and Parmesan Quinoa Pasta 

Creamy with a delightful red pepper crunch throughout, this pasta recipe is livened with garlic and fresh basil.

(Carbs: 63g - Fat: 29g - Protein: 36g)

Mediterranean Pasta Bake

This surprisingly quick and easy recipe is not only extremely tasty but also affordable! It gets all of the macros as well as being full of flavor with chunks of sirloin. There's no chance of being hungry two hours later!

(Carbs: 58g - Fat: 38g - Protein: 34g)

One Pan Baked Pasta Primavera

Cooking in a single pan makes this pasta dish super easy to make, and the combination of vegetables and complementary flavors makes this an instant favorite.

(Carbs: 53g - Fat: 27g - Protein: 24g)

Caprese Pesto Sausage Pasta

Did you know it's pronounced, "kuh pray zay?!" This delicious and nutritious meal of an Italian classic takes only around 15 minutes to make and uses only one pot. It'll be a reliable pasta meal prep for when you need a meal quickly without the hassle of cleaning up too much.

(Carbs: 49g - Fat: 34g - Protein: 33g)

20-Minute Chicken, Lemon, Broccoli, Pasta Skillet 

Another quick and easy pasta dish that takes around 20 minutes to make, but will last for days for your meal-prepping needs. Vibrant lemon zest, minced garlic, and healthy broccoli make this pasta bowl a favorite for many families.

(Carbs: 81g - Fat: 19g - Protein: 44g)

Italian Sausage Pasta Salad

This dish mixes salad with pasta, making it a fantastic lunch meal on the lighter side. You get the nutrients but without that heavy feeling you can sometimes get from eating pasta.

(Carbs: 39g - Fat: 31g - Protein: 37g)

Cold Chicken Soba Noodle Salad

Tasty, crunchy, playful, and vibrant, this cold soba noodle dish brings tons of flavors to the forefront. Adding cilantro and a squeeze of lime will also bring out more of the nutty notes.

(Carbs: 53g - Fat: 6g - Protein: 37g)

Popcorn Chicken with Rice Noodles and Gochujang Sauce

This Korean-inspired noodle dish is sweet, spicy, and absolutely savory! It may remind you of some of the popular Asian takeout dishes, but with a deeper flavor profile and less grease.

(Carbs: 50g - Fat: 23g - Protein: 18g)

Beef Lasagna Casserole 

Boasting tons of flavor and fun pasta shapes, you’ll love this easy and gluten-free twist on the classic beef lasagna!

(Carbs: 58g - Fat: 26g - Protein: 48g)

Chicken Penne with Asparagus and Pistachios

This high-protein pasta bowl comes with chickpeas, pistachios, and chunks of chicken—giving it plenty of fiber and protein. It is creamy and delicious and takes about 20 minutes to make.

(Carbs: 69g - Fat: 21g - Protein: 59g)

One-Pan Mushroom Tetrazzini 

Vegan and filled with cremini mushrooms, which are a superfood, this dish offers health benefits as well as plenty of flavor!

(Carbs: 58g - Fat: 30g - Protein: 24g)

Baked Ziti

This delicious classic is always a hit, and can be spiced up with crushed red peppers or cooled down with plenty of Parmesan. Creamy, soft bites, with a perfectly acidic and tangy tomato sauce.

(Carbs: 58g - Fat: 25g - Protein: 28g)

Jo Mama’s World-Famous Spaghetti 

You'll have to try this tasty dish to see how well it lives up to its name! This take on classic spaghetti and meat sauce is out of this world.

(Carbs: 50g - Fat: 26g - Protein: 30g)

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