Pronto pasta: the quick and easy pasta recipes you need this week, and forevermore

There's speedy spaghetti, fast fettuccine, and rigatoni in a rush. And they're a cinch to rustle up.

Spaghetti and meatballs (Photo: Alicia Taylor)
Thirty minutes. That's all the time you need to whip up these quick and easy pasta dishes. Raid the pantry for the bigoli in salsa, the speedy Venetian dish with an anchovy and onion sauce; and if there's rocket kicking around in the fridge, turn it into a chilli, rocket and linguine number. Eat your greens in the orecchiette with cavolo nero recipe or penne with broccoli and pancetta pangrattato, and get fishy with our recipes with tuna, smoked trout or shellfish. As for the classics, our speedy recipes for spaghetti and meatballs and pasta alla carbonara are guaranteed crowd-pleasers.