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20 Casual Pasta Dishes

From Spiced Sausage Pastas to Gluten-Free Gnocchi Meals

— June 22, 2015 — Lifestyle
These casual pasta meals range from spiced sausage noodles to gnocchi dishes that are gluten-free. Though associated with fine dining, pastas are becoming increasingly popular within the casual restaurant realm. Pasta dishes are no longer solely a staple of gourmet restaurants but are also synonymous with convenient pizzerias, fast food establishments and casual bars that cater to a budget-conscious consumers.

Standouts include chipotle chicken linguini dishes that remix tradition along with portion-controlled meals that are a healthier alternative to traditional pasta meals. Other favorites include menu items that are crafted with spiced sausage and light white wine ingredients.

Though they feature artisanal ingredients, these signature dishes are made affordable and cater to a budget-conscious demographic with an appreciation for great taste and quality.
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Gluten-Free Gnocchi Pastas
Gluten-Free Gnocchi Pastas
Mamma's Pizza Serves Up a Convenient and Diet-Conscious Family Favorite
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19
White Wine Pastas
White Wine Pastas
Vapiano's Pasta Delicata is a meat-lovers dream
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18
Indulgent Pasta Flights
Indulgent Pasta Flights
Italian Fast Casual Chain Fazoli's Offers a Selection of Samplers
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17
Updated Italian Dishes
Updated Italian Dishes
Sbarro's Spaghetti and Meatballs Menu Item Remixes Tradition
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16
Meaty Mexican Pastas
Meaty Mexican Pastas
McAlister Deli's Bacon Jalapeno Pasta Blends Meaty and Zesty Flavors
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15
Portion-Controlled Pasta Dishes
Portion-Controlled Pasta Dishes
Mikes' Chicken and Broccoli Pennine Dish is Health-Focused
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14
Spiced Chipotle Pastas
Spiced Chipotle Pastas
Swiss Chalet's Chipotle Chicken Linguini is Infused With Garlic Cream Sauce
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13
Mediterranean Pesto Dishes
Mediterranean Pesto Dishes
Panera Bread's Pesto Sacchettini Menu Item is Nut-Free
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12
Tomato Cream Ravioli
Tomato Cream Ravioli
Carrabba's Mezzaluna Dish Blends Chicken, Cheese and Spinach Ingredients
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11
Southern Italian Menu Items
Southern Italian Menu Items
Terroni's Menu Features an Indulgent Tagliatelle alla Bolognese
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10
Convenient Penne Pastas
Convenient Penne Pastas
Fazoli's Penne Romano is Baked With Two Cheeses and Meat Sauce
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9
Traditional Protein Pastas
Traditional Protein Pastas
Sbarro's Baked Ziti Pasta Blends Mozzarella and Marinara Ingredients
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8
Boil-Free Pasta
Boil-Free Pasta
The Barilla Pronto Pasta is For People Who Are Too Lazy to Boil Pasta
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7
Cheese Ravioli Pastas
Cheese Ravioli Pastas
Olive Garden's Traditional Pasta Recipe is Convenient and Affordable
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6
Familial Pasta Menus
Familial Pasta Menus
Fazoli's Family Pasta Duo is a Sampler for Those Who Love to Share
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5
Remixed Gourmet Pastas
Remixed Gourmet Pastas
Panera Bread's Chicken Tortellini Alfredo is a Pracical Take on Fine Dining
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4
Spiced Sausage Pastas
Spiced Sausage Pastas
Boston Pizza's Spicy Sausage Arrabbiata Penne is a Twist on Tradition
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3
Sausage Stuffed Rigatoni Meals
Sausage Stuffed Rigatoni Meals
Olive Garden's Stuffed Pasta Menu Item Features Homemade Meat Sauce
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2
Jambalaya Pasta Dishes
Jambalaya Pasta Dishes
This Southern-Inspired Pasta is a Menu Item at Bertucci's
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1
Seafood Spaghetti Menu Items
Seafood Spaghetti Menu Items
This Dish by Jamie's Italian UK is Topped with Mussels and Octopus
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