There is something so nourishing about a good pasta dish, especially in the fall. Whether it’s the carbs our bodies crave in the colder months, the nourishing sauces, or the comfort of the melty cheese, pasta has me saying, “Yes, please!” these days.

Dive into 14 of our favorite and most popular pasta dishes in this roundup. You’ll see many warm and gooey pasta bake recipes, some copycat recipes of Italian restaurant favorites, and some pasta salads, too. They’re all great for easy family meals or holiday parties!

Check out our roundups of nourishing Weight Watchers soups, tasty Weight Watchers casseroles, and warm and cozy Weight Watchers-friendly baking recipes for more fall meal inspiration!

Ground Turkey Pasta in white dish
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Easy Ground Turkey Pasta

This easy ground turkey pasta recipe is simple, healthy, and loaded with protein. This hearty and cheesy turkey penne bake requires minimal prep time. Simple ingredients make it a perfect one-pot meal for the whole family. 

The recipe makes 6 servings at 240 calories per serving—but you can easily make extra and freeze or refrigerate for easy meal prep! Each serving comes in at just 5 WW points.

Finished plate of shrimp pasta
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Healthy Shrimp Pasta

If you love pasta and shrimp, this recipe is made for you! Tender and succulent shrimp are seasoned to perfection and sautéed with garlic and shallots for maximum flavor. Spinach and tomatoes add a beautiful pop of color and freshness.

This dish is beautiful in its presentation and requires only 30 minutes to make! Choose your favorite pasta as the base and add your favorite veggies to bulk things up. As written, this recipe feeds four at just 3 WW points per serving.

Sloppy Joe Pasta Bake in pyrex dish

Turkey Sloppy Joe Pasta Bake

This hearty turkey-based sloppy Joe pasta bake is a gift from the gods! It’s a simple yet satisfying meal that will delight and warm up the whole family on a cool fall night. It’s perfect for this hectic season, as prep is truly minimal. 

The recipe includes bell pepper and onion, but you toss in any of your favorite veggies or use this one-pot meal to clean out the fridge of leftovers. Another great meal prep option, this recipe makes 6 servings at just 6 WW points a piece.   

Mexican Green Spaghetti with Creamy Sauce

Green Spaghetti in Creamy Poblano Sauce 

What in the name of Dr. Seuss is green spaghetti? This Mexican-inspired dish gets its name from its token green sauce made with creamy Greek yogurt, sauteed veggies, chicken stock, and the star ingredient—charred poblano peppers. 

The roasted peppers add minimal work to your preparation, but they give this dish a phenomenal depth of flavor. The recipe makes four generous servings at 12 WW points per serving. It’s a great alternative to traditional spaghetti!

Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Salad

Chicken & Broccoli Pasta Salad

This delightful pasta salad is great served warm or cold. It’s a perfect dish to bring to parties and holiday events. Fresh broccoli, celery, red onions, and sliced almonds are added to penne pasta and coated in a super creamy mustard and mayonnaise-based sauce. 

This crowd-pleasing recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes! The recipe as written serves 8, but it’s super easy to double for parties or large groups. A serving of this hearty salad is just 2 WW points.

Weight watchers friendly chicken ranch spaghetti

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

This dish is as easy as it is flavorful! Bacon and ranch mix really jazz up this chicken pasta dish, which is mixed with a creamy and cheesy sauce and topped with fresh herbs for freshness, color, and added nutrition. It’s a great dish to hide some sneaky veggies in too, if you’re so inclined!

Another perfect one-pot family meal or party dish, this recipe comes together in under an hour and serves at least six. Each serving is just 6 points per serving as the recipe is written. 

Giant Stuffed Cheese Shells served in a plate

Giant Cheese Stuffed Shells

Delight your dinner guests with this Olive Garden copycat recipe! Giant pasta shells are stuffed with cheeses and herbs and smothered with a mix of homemade Alfredo sauce and saucy marinara in this restaurant favorite. 

Now you can make them at home for only 10 points per serving, thanks to our lightened-up recipe! These shells are full of all the right Italian flavors, and they reheat beautifully—so make extra! The recipe serves four as written.

spinach and artichoke pasta bake

Spinach Artichoke Pasta Bake

This dish takes all the best parts of a beloved party dip and turns it into a nourishing and filling one-pot meal. We love this creamy pasta bake as a brunch item, but it’s great for lunch and dinner, too. It’s definitely a meal the whole family will love. 

It’s delightfully cheesy yet healthy, with lots of fiber, vitamins, and nutrients. This recipe is ready in just 30 minutes and makes 6 servings at 7 WW points a piece. It reheats well, too! 

Deviled Egg Pasta Salad

Deviled Egg Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is a fun twist on a classic party finger food—deviled eggs. While pasta salads are often served in the summer, this versatile and well-seasoned dish is a great option for the fall and winter holidays, too. 

The recipe is simple and takes just 20 minutes to make 10 servings. Bulk it up with added veggies of your choice. As written, each serving is 1-4 points, depending on your program. 

Asiago Tortelloni topped in baking tray sprinkle with the breadcrumbs and parmesan

Asiago Tortelloni Alfredo with Grilled Chicken

Asiago Tortelloni with Grilled Chicken is an Olive Garden copycat recipe with beautifully creamy, cheesy, and rich pasta topped with perfectly seasoned and juicy chicken. The recipe uses accessible pantry staple ingredients. It comes together quickly but is impressive enough to serve to dinner guests or at a big family potluck. 

Follow the recipe tips for truly juicy and succulent grilled chicken. Leftovers can be stored for up to 5 days, making it a great meal prep option for the week. Each serving comes to 11 WW points, which may be an indulgence for some, but it’s a big improvement from the restaurant version. And it tastes just as good!

buffalo chicken pasta bake

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake

This buffalo chicken pasta bake is not only great for family functions, but it’s a major crowd-pleaser at football-watching parties, too! It’s got just the right amount of spice and flavor, and it’s full of healthy protein and carbs to boot. 

This is a fun and flavorful twist on a classic cheesy pasta bake. You could easily add veggies for added flavor, nutrition, and color. The recipe makes 6 servings as written at 8 points per serving. 

chicken fajita pasta bake

Chicken Fajita Pasta Bake

For another fun spin on a pasta bake, try this Mexican-inspired chicken fajita version. Shredded chicken and high-fiber pasta are mixed with bell peppers, salsa, and fajita seasonings before baking to cheesy perfection. 

This easy recipe is ready in 40 minutes, and prep is pretty easy. Top with green onion or fresh cilantro if you’re feeling extra fancy. This healthy and nourishing recipe makes 6 servings at 2-6 personal points, depending on your WW plan.

Chicken alfredo pasta bake

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Pasta Bake

When the weather is getting cold, it’s time to whip up some comfort food. This creamy and cheesy chicken and broccoli alfredo is like a big, warm hug in a bowl. Full of fiber, lean protein, and nutrient-rich broccoli, this pasta bake will nourish you from the inside out.

Like all of our pasta bake recipes, prep is minimal while the flavor and texture are fantastic. The recipe makes 6 decent-sized portions at only 5 freestyle smart points per serving.

Chicken parmesan spaghetti bake on white plate

Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti Bake

Chicken parmesan spaghetti bake is a simple pasta dish to quench your Italian cravings. You can riff off this recipe in so many ways, incorporating extra veggies, cheeses, and flavor combos from some of our other pasta bakes. Or enjoy it for what it is—a classic, hearty meal for the whole family. 

We use whole-grain spaghetti, juicy shredded chicken, and three kinds of cheese in this easy yet flavorful dish. It’s ready in just 45 minutes and makes 6 servings at just 7 WW points per serving.

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