Nothing makes for a faster, more satisfying dinner than a bowl of pasta with a hearty sauce and your favorite toppings. Perhaps the best thing about pastas is that although they are simple enough for your weeknight rotation, they also are kinda impressive—meaning they double as crowd-pleasing mains for your dinner parties. Here are ten good—no, insanely good—recipes from a baked penne to a kicked up eggplant linguine for classic pastas.

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