9 Pasta Recipes that Are Perfect for Family Parties

So you’ve been asked to bring something to a family party. Or maybe you’re hosting the family potluck and you need to focus on cleaning and getting everything setup. Either way, you’re in need of a dish that will impress, feed everyone, AND taste good. Pasta dishes are a great (and easy) way to meet all of your needs. Here are 9 pasta recipes that are sure to be the center of attention at your family gathering.

Parmesan Garlic Spaghetti

Parmesan Garlic Spaghetti

Recipe by DamnDelicious

If you’re short on time, this 20-minute recipe is a lifesaver. With only 5 ingredients, this recipe is sure to please even the pickiest of palates. Double or even triple the ingredients to feed a crowd.

The BEST Pasta Salad


Recipe by Iowa Girl Eats

If you’d prefer bringing a cold dish over a dish that may need reheating, a pasta salad is a perfect answer. As a bonus, this particular recipe can be made with gluten free pasta if you wish.

One Skillet Cheesy Penne


Recipe by Carl’s Bad Cravings

Make a flavorful dish that will have everyone clamoring for leftovers! This cheesy penne dish is made in only one skillet so cleanup is minimal, which is great if you’re sharing a kitchen with family members.

Grilled Chicken Bow Tie Pasta Salad


Recipe by Six Sisters’ Stuff

Use seasonal veggies in this pasta for an ever changing but consistently delicious pasta salad. With protein, veggies, and pasta this dish makes a balanced dish to add to the potluck table.

One Pot Zucchini Mushroom Pasta

One Pot Zucchini Mushroom Pasta

Recipe by DamnDelicious

Looking to eat less meat? Lots of family vegetarians? This creamy zucchini and mushroom pasta is free of meat, but not low on flavor. Another one pot recipe, this pasta is ideal if you want minimal cleanup.

Vegan Pesto Gluten Free Pasta Salad


Recipe by Abbey’s Kitchen

Another meat-free recipe, this pasta salad is also perfect for those with a gluten allergy or sensitivity. This recipe uses avocado instead of a dairy based dressing to give it a creamy texture.

Chicken Parmesan Baked Pasta

Chicken-Parmesan Baked Pasta Recipe

Recipe by Budget Savvy Diva

This chicken parmesan baked pasta isn’t only hearty and versatile, it’s extremely easy to make. Because it’s baked, it can easily be slipped into a heat proof carrying case to be kept warm and fresh for your party.

Family Favorite Baked Mac and Cheese


Recipe by The Chunky Chef

Bring the most talked about dish at your get-together! This decadent take on baked macaroni and cheese is sure to leave you with no leftovers.

Easy Baked Ziti


Recipe by The Country Cook

Baked ziti is a classic for a reason. It’s satisfying and easy to adjust the recipe to make as many servings you might need, so it’s the ideal go-to when someone asks you to bring a pasta dish to a family get-together.

Any of these pasta recipes are sure to be a hit at your gathering. Pick the one that suits your party’s needs the best and sit back as the compliments roll in!