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The Best Pappardelle Pasta Recipes

Cozy up with The Best Pappardelle Pasta Recipes! From the Italian classics to new, creative ways to use pappardelle, these easy dinner ideas are guaranteed to be a hit on your next pasta night.

Overhead view of a bowl of slow-cooked beef ragu pappardelle pasta next to a glass of red wine.
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The Best Pappardelle Pastas To Make Tonight

I think we can all agree that cozy pasta dishes make the best lazy weeknight dinners. What’s more comforting than a plate of tender pasta soaked in your favorite flavor-packed pasta sauce? That’s what inspired this round-up of 13 of the best recipes featuring an Italian favorite: pappardelle pasta. 

Pappardelle isn’t just for Italian dishes, either. You’ll find everything from the classics like beef ragu and bolognese recipes, to Asian-inspired noodles, and more.

You might not be familiar with pappardelle, and that’s OK. Prepare to be blown away by the possibilities that come with it!

What Is Pappardelle?

Pappardelle is traditionally a type of long, flat egg noodle that originates in Tuscany, where pasta dishes are known for their rich, meaty sauces.

If you’re looking at pappardelle pasta and thinking, “isn’t that just extra wide tagliatelle?”, you’re not far off. The main differences between pappardelle and tagliatelle are their width and the region they come from. Pappardelle’s broad, ribbon-like shape, plus the addition of eggs in the dough, make it strong enough to hold up to heavier sauces and chunkier ingredients. 

Pappardelle gets its name from the Italian word pappare, meaning to “gobble up.” Trust us, from the classic to the creative, you’ll want to gobble up the pappardelle recipes we’ve rounded up below!

Where Can I Find Pappardelle Pasta?

You can find pappardelle pasta in the pasta aisle of most major grocery stores, at your local Italian deli, or online. You can also make your own fresh homemade egg noodles and cut them into a long, wide, pappardelle shape.

13 Cozy Pappardelle Pasta Recipes

Who’s looking to jazz up pasta night this week (and the next week, and the next)? Below you’ll find our favorite pappardelle recipes that we can’t wait for you to dig into. Don’t forget to scroll for easy serving ideas and storage tips!

pasta in champagne cream sauce on plate

Pappardelle in Champagne Cream Sauce

Champagne brings extra sparkle to this rich and savory pasta recipe. Tender pappardelle noodles are cooked in a flavor-packed cream sauce infused with bubbly.

Pappardelle Pasta with Arrabbiata Sauce

Pappardelle, with some kick! Spicy arrabbiata sauce breathes tons of zesty flavor into this easy pasta dish.

Overhead view of a bowl of slow-cooked beef ragu pappardelle pasta next to a glass of red wine.

Slow Cooked Beef Ragu Pappardelle

A true classic, this easy beef ragu recipe is slowly simmered to rich, flavor-filled perfection on the stovetop, then served over pappardelle with basil.

Beef Bolognese Sauce with Pappardelle Pasta

Classic beef bolognese pasta is tried-and-true comfort food. You’ll love this easy recipe that’s warm, filling, and loaded with flavor.

Fresh Coho Salmon with pappardelle pasta and pesto

Salmon Pappardelle with Spinach and Watercress Pesto

Try this creative take on pappardelle pasta that sees tender noodles tossed in a fresh homemade pesto cream sauce made from watercress and spinach, finished with juicy flaked salmon and herbs.

Beef Noodle Soup

This is a cozy and hearty soup recipe made from juicy braised beef, veggies, and tender pappardelle noodles. Don’t forget crusty bread for dunking!

A plate of short rib ragu with pappardelle, topped with parsley and parmesan cheese, with a fork

Short Rib Ragu

Turn a classic Italian dish into something extra decadent with savory shredded short ribs, herbs, garlic, and ripe tomatoes.

Pappardelle Pasta with Portobello Mushroom Ragu

Pappardelle with mushroom ragu is a quick and easy vegetarian pasta, made with ribbons of tender noodles tossed in a flavorful meatless ragu sauce with rosemary.

Stir-fried chicken and noodles with broccoli and spinach.

Pad See Ew (Thai Stir Fried Noodles)

Bring a little Asian-inspired flair to the table with this easy recipe for homemade Thai noodles! Pad See Ew is a classic chicken and veggie stir fry that anyone can master. The tangy sauce clings perfectly to the wide pappardelle!

Pappardelle with Roasted Butternut Squash and Tomato Ragu

Spicy Italian sausage brings outrageous flavor to this savory, slow-roasted tomato ragu filled with sweet butternut squash. After a flavor-building stint in the oven, your sauce is ready to serve.

Bolognese Sauce over Pappardelle Pasta

Pappardelle was made for hearty pasta sauces like homemade bolognese! Try this recipe for rich and savory meat sauce filled with tender ground beef, pork, veal, and sausage, plus aromatic veggies in a rich tomato gravy.

Tomato Pappardelle Pasta with Italian Sausage and Peppers, a delicious comfort food recipe done in 30 minutes - perfect for school nights! Full of flavor! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes Quick Easy Dinner Ideas

Tomato Pappardelle Pasta with Italian Sausage and Peppers

Craving classic comfort food? This delicious tomato pappardelle recipe is calling. Tossed with hearty sausage, roasted tomatoes, and sweet peppers for an easy but satisfying pasta dinner.

How to Make Perfect Pappardelle Pasta

These pappardelle recipes are all undoubtedly delicious, but you know what would make them even better? Homemade pappardelle pasta! Learn how to make pappardelle pasta perfectly, right in your own kitchen with this straightforward recipe and tutorial.

What To Serve with Pasta

It doesn’t take much to turn a great plate of pasta into a satisfying meal, especially with sides like Sweet Dinner Rolls or Garlic Bread for sopping up the extra sauce. Or, keep it light with a Chopped Salad or Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad. You do you. 

For an easy starter, serve up a bowl of Tomato Basil Soup or a plate of Homemade Bruschetta

More pasta side dish ideas to serve with your favorite pappardelle recipes include a hearty and healthy Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad, Roasted Root Vegetables, or Roasted Asparagus

Storing and Reheating Leftover Pasta

Most leftover pasta can be covered and refrigerated for up to 3-4 days. Always refer to the specific instructions for each recipe, but reheating is usually easy enough to do on the stovetop or in the microwave. It often helps to add a splash of liquid, like water or broth, when reheating pasta as it helps to loosen up the sauce.

Can I Freeze Pasta Recipes?

In general, pasta doesn’t freeze well after it’s been cooked. For this reason, many pasta recipes recommend preparing and freezing the sauce without the pasta. Then, whenever you’re ready, defrost the pasta sauce in the fridge or microwave, and boil a fresh batch of pasta for serving.

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