13 Pasta Recipes that Take Less than 30 minutes

You just walked in the door, it’s 6:30 p.m., and if you don’t eat something in 30 minutes, it’s going to be DefCon 4. Pasta to the rescue. Whether it’s a simple carbonara, a spicy peanut sauce, or a shrimp and feta piece de resistance, you can get pasta on the table in less time than it takes you to finish an episode of your favorite TV show.

This dish is perfect to use late summer’s sugary heirloom tomatoes. The raw tomato sauce gets better as it sits and the meaty olives and sharp feta marinate, so feel free to make the sauce ahead of time and then toss it with the warm pasta à la minute.

This dish epitomizes the laziness of summer: It’s as simple as folding a handful of fresh ingredients into cooked pasta. Use the ripest tomatoes you can find and you’ll be rewarded with a flavorful sauce that gives cooked tomato sauce a run for its money.... Read More