13 Divinely Delicious Pasta Recipes You Must Make Before National Pasta Month is Over

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Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired October 01, 2015

It’s National Pasta Month (though in our world, that’s every month since we love pasta so much). Celebrate with 13 of our most amazingly tasty pasta recipes!

No. 1: Ground Turkey Ragu with Tagliatelle

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This quick and easy homestyle dish is the perfect hearty option for a fall evening. The thick tagliatelle pairs perfectly with a flavorful turkey ragu.

No. 2: Fabio Viviani’s Basil Pesto

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Are you looking to cook with fresh pasta? Look no further than Fabio's Earth-shattering Basil Pesto recipe, which is as flavorful as it is fun (and easy!) to make. It's like taking a trip to Italy in your mouth!

No. 3: BLT Spaghetti

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This scrumptious dish is exactly what it sounds like – spaghetti with B – bacon, L – Romaine lettuce and T – cherry tomatoes. Rach also adds in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, spring onions, thyme, basil and Pecorino cheese.

No. 4: Lasagna Bolognese

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This lasagna will change your life. Well, maybe not everything about your life, but it will take your family dinners to the next level. Fabio Vivian’s lasagna bolognese is the perfect Sunday supper for a busy fall day.

No. 5: Garlic and Lemon Spaghetti

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This fresh and delicious spaghetti is super simple, but don’t let that fool you – it packs a big flavor punch! A delicate sauce of garlic and lemon-infused olive and herbs is tossed with al dente spaghetti. We’re drooling over here!

No. 6: Mushroom and Shallot Spaghetti with Crispy Prosciutto

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Spaghetti is tossed with a veritable mountain of sautéed mushrooms, shallots and garlic, and accented with parsley, freshly grated cheese, prosciutto and walnuts. Yum!

No. 7: Rotisserie Chicken Cold Noodles

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For a refreshing meal, check out this cold Asian-inspired noodle dish. Start with a shredded grocery store rotisserie chicken, then cook some spaghetti noodles to al dente and allow to cool. Toss with a delicious and easy homemade Asian-inspired dressing, peanuts, red onion, scallions, basil and lettuce. Delish!

No. 8: Pasta with Ricotta and Peas

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This vibrant green of this dish and the brightness of the lemon flavor will reinforce that spring has arrived. It’s a great dish to throw together after a busy workday, and the rich, creamy Ricotta sauce will win over every member of the family.

No. 9: Sweet Pepper Riggies

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Mild red peppers are the backbone of this recipe, giving the dish its signature sweet flavor. Rach roasts and peels the peppers, then sautees them with onion, garlic and adds chicken stock, tomato puree, basil and cream to make a rich and flavorful sauce. Toss with al dente rigatoni, and top with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. Amazing!

No. 10: Carbonara

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Rach describes this dish in her own words, “This is a favorite late-night dinner for my husband and I. John’s favorite meal is carbonara; he always asks for it on his birthday. We also make it when he plays with his rock band. John doesn’t like to eat dinner before a show so this has become our favorite midnight supper after a gig. It’s really like an early breakfast, with pasta rather than potatoes or bread. It is, after all, bacon and eggs.”

No. 11: Thug Kitchen's Cauliflower Cream Pasta with Fresh Herbs

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This recipe from Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook lightens up a cream sauce by thickening it with pureed cauliflower, and use non-dairy almond milk as the base. Healthy and yummy!

No. 12: Pacchieri alla Genovese

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This ultimate comfort food starts with wide pacchieri noodles, which are topped with a meat sauce featuring beef chuck meat and pancetta.

No. 13: Umami Meat Sauce and Spaghetti

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This umami meat sauce has a secret weapon -- sundried tomato paste! How could you possibly get a more concentrated tomato flavor? The complex beef sauce also includes anchovies, sweet vermouth and thyme, among other ingredients.

What’s your favorite type of pasta? Share below!

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Watch Top Chef star Fabio Viviani prepare his famous bolognese-style lasagna below!

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