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20 Best Pappardelle Pasta Recipes

Bring the taste of Tuscany home with these fantastic pappardelle pasta recipes.

They’re so tasty and filling; you might never go back to regular spaghetti.

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Pappardelle is a variety of ribbon pasta that’s flat and much wider than, say, fettuccine.

Usually served with hearty sauces and chunks of game meat, pappardelle pasta recipes are super satisfying and family-friendly.

Of course, we don’t all have access to wild boar, so I’ve found lots of different versions for you to try, including recipes with duck, sausage, and a selection of succulent seafood.

Let’s dig in!

Best Recipes with Pappardelle Pasta

1. Pappardelle Pasta with Portobello Mushroom Ragu 

Ragu typically has a meat-based sauce, but this one is entirely vegetarian. That said, you won’t believe how spot-on its meaty flavors are!

The secret lies in the combination of woodsy portobello mushrooms and earthy rosemary. Together, these two create a masterpiece.

The glorious dish is finished off with shavings of Parmigiano Reggiano.

It looks and tastes like it came straight out of an Italian restaurant, but in reality, it needs just 30 minutes, from start to finish.

2. Pappardelle Pasta with Arrabbiata Sauce

Arrabbiata sauce is a must-try if you like pappardelle with a little (or a lot) of heat.

Please don’t feel intimidated by its fancy-sounding name. Arrabbiata is actually just a simple sauce made with tomatoes, garlic, and red chili peppers in olive oil. 

See, here’s the great thing about Italian cuisine. It uses so few ingredients, but that just means they can shine without being overpowered.

As long as you use fresh, good-quality ingredients, you’ll do great!

3. Homemade Bolognese Sauce (Pappardelle)

No list of pasta recipes would be complete without classic bolognese!

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This tomato and meat sauce is excellent in any kind of pasta, pappardelle included.

I’m pretty sure you already have a recipe for this traditional sauce, but I highly recommend giving this one a try.

You’ll combine the goodness of two kinds of ground meat (pork and beef) to make the sauce, and it’s all jazzed up with onion, garlic, and seasonings.

4. Pappardelle with Italian Sausage

Thick, al dente pappardelle noodles tossed in a bright tomato sauce filled with smoky Italian sausage is a dish your family will beg you for.

It’s a lot like ragu and bolognese, but the ground Italian sausage really elevates it to a new level of scrumptiousness.

The sauce is extra special because it uses roasted tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, and garlic. 

Don’t skip the roasting, you guys! It gives the vegetables a much better flavor dimension.

5. Beef Noodle Soup

Let’s take a quick break from pasta dishes with thick sauces and put the spotlight on this sensational beef noodle soup.

This bowl of braised beef, veggies, and pappardelle pasta is a fantastic way to warm your body on a cold day.

Even on its own, this pasta soup is comfort food at its best. But if you serve it with garlic knots or cornbread, it becomes downright irresistible.

6. Pesto Pappardelle (Pasta with Pesto and Tomatoes)

I can’t put my finger on it, but there’s something so mouthwatering about pesto. 

Perhaps it’s the rich and creamy combination of blended basil leaves, olive oil, and pine nuts. Or maybe it’s its glorious green hue.

All I know is that it’s impossible to resist – especially when you add tomatoes! And this recipe does exactly that.

7. Mushroom Spinach Pasta with Shallots

Firm and chewy pappardelle noodles are coated in a thick sauce of olive oil, garlic, and white wine.

To that, you’ll include fresh spinach, meaty mushrooms, and shallots to add color and flavor.

It’s another vegetarian dish that, despite the absence of meat, is still super meaty.

As a bonus, this dish comes together in just 30 minutes. So, if you need something last minute, this recipe is all you’ll need.

8. Venetian Duck Ragu with Pappardelle Pasta

If you’re interested in something different yet absolutely delish, this recipe perfectly fits the bill.

This pappardelle recipe has a ragu sauce that’s flavored with white wine, orange, and cinnamon.

As if that wasn’t unique enough, the sauce is also filled with duck meat!

While it seems like it’ll be a sweet sauce, it’s not. The hint of cinnamon and orange is subtle, so the primary flavor is still savory.

The duck is super rich and gamey, adding another dimension of flavor to the dish. It’s definitely a must-try!

9. Pappardelle with Shrimp, Garlic, and Olive Oil

Love seafood? This shrimp and garlic pappardelle is for you.

This recipe requires only nine ingredients, resulting in such a ridiculously delectable pasta dish.

The mix of sweet shrimp, peppery garlic, tart lemon, and rich olive oil makes this such a joy to eat.

It’s salty and savory, with a bit of sweetness from the shrimp and nuttiness from parmesan cheese. 

10. Pappardelle with Brown Butter Sage Sauce

This 4-ingredient pasta is, hands down, the easiest dish to make on this list. It also happens to be one of the tastiest!

As hard as it is to believe, you only need butter, sage, and lemon to make a wildly delectable sauce.

Believe me when I say this simple combination will blow your taste buds away. 

But you don’t have to take my word for it. Try it and see for yourself.

11. Pappardelle Pasta al Limone {Creamy Lemon Pasta}

Pappardelle al Limone is a simple dish of pasta coated in a creamy lemon sauce.

Finished with a sprinkling of Parmesan, it’s a hearty yet refreshing dish that’s perfect for the summer.

The sauce is cooked the same way as carbonara, which is a thick mixture made of cheese and eggs. 

The only difference is the added splash of lemon. It balances out the creaminess of the eggs and cheese beautifully.

This is for those who find carbonara to be a little too rich. 

12. Pappardelle with Chanterelles in a Garlic Butter Wine Sauce

Here’s another 30-minute pasta dish you should add to your weekly meal rotation.

This healthy pasta uses a combination of butter, garlic, and wine to coat pappardelle. But, despite the absence of cream, it’s still wonderfully rich and creamy.

The key is to allow the pasta to soak in the sauce for a while so that it soaks it up beautifully.

The chanterelles, with their peppery and fruity taste, add extra zip to the dish.

13. Beef Stroganoff with Pappardelle

This is just like classic creamy and meaty beef stroganoff, but instead of egg noodles, you’ll use pappardelle.

Beef stroganoff is a delectable mix of tender beef and mushrooms in a rich and savory gravy.

It’s typically served with egg noodles, but since both egg noodles and pappardelle are made from egg-based dough, they can be used interchangeably.

Top the pasta dish with a dollop of sour cream and enjoy.

14. Fresh Pappardelle Carbonara with Arugula

Elevate classic carbonara with just two simple additions: pancetta and arugula.

The beautiful thing about carbonara is that while it’s fantastic as it is, it’s also so easy to jazz up. 

You’ll delight in the flavor contrast provided by the salty and fatty pancetta and peppery arugula. 

Oh, and the pop of color they add to the all-white dish also gives it more pizazz.

15. Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pappardelle

Chicken alfredo is that one pasta dish no one can say no to.

Seriously, have you ever met anyone who doesn’t like alfredo?

This version has the same components you love about the OG recipe but with a pappardelle twist.

Thin is out; thick is in! 

16. Pappardelle Pasta with Seafood Sauce

This next pasta dish doesn’t only contain seafood but also features a delectable seafood sauce.

The briny mix of shrimp, scallops, and clams are cooked with dry white wine, tomato sauce, and heavy cream, resulting in a sauce that I can only describe as heavenly.

It’s not just sweet, savory, and creamy but also bursting with wonderfully unique flavors from the sea.

17. Pappardelle with Roasted Butternut Squash and Tomato Ragu

This isn’t just your ordinary ragu, folks. It’s so much better!

Typical ragu mainly contains tomato sauce, red wine, and meat. But in this ragu, you’ll also get warming flavors from butternut and acorn squash.

And for the meat? Instead of the usual ground beef, this one features Italian sausage.

It’s a simple swap, but it makes a world of difference.

18. Pappardelle Pasta With Basil Cream Sauce

If you’re reading this round-up on a hot summer day, you have to try this recipe today!

This dish highlights the goodness of summer produce, such as cherry tomatoes, fresh corn, and basil. 

Bound together by cream, this trio of ingredients makes a fantastic pasta sauce. 

Care to make this dish a little extra? Top it with a generous sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

19. Lemon Parmesan Pappardelle with Arugula and Chilli

Lemon and Parmesan are a match made in heaven, and this dish is the proof.

If you’re not a fan of heavy pasta sauces, I think you’ll enjoy this lighter, more refreshing option.

I mean, it’s just lemon, butter, and Parmesan, so it doesn’t get much lighter than that!

But it’s far from boring, thanks to the kick of peppery arugula and fiery chili.

20. Lemon Pappardelle Pasta & Asparagus

To cap off this list, we have another lemon-infused pasta that’s just too good for words!

I love how seriously refreshing this dish is. The combo of bright lemon and crunchy asparagus is absolute perfection.

Coated with a simple yogurt sauce with dill, this easy peasy pasta is the perfect dish to bring to a summer potluck or picnic.

20 Best Pappardelle Pastas

Bring the taste of Tuscany home with these fantastic pappardelle pasta recipes. They’re so tasty and filling; you might never go back to regular spaghetti.


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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