Pasta Recipes & Meal Ideas
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Recipe: Squash, Bacon, and Goat Cheese Pasta with Basil
This recipe was inspired by one of our favorite vegetable gratins—a combination of summer ingredients that you should eat now, before Fall arrives and you switch to pastas like this. (P.S. We’ve also made this dish without the bacon, and it’s just as good.)This pasta is a cinch to put together. But you can make it even easier by caramelizing the onion and cooking the bacon ahead of time.
Sep 10, 2010
How To Make Pasta Like a Pro
It’s Italian Week here at The Kitchn, so we’re pumping you full of Italian recipes and other inspiration to make you feel like a real Italian cook. Of course, that means pasta. Maybe you’ve been rolling your own for some time, but have you experimented with shapes? I got turned on to the hand-crank pasta machine years ago, but it was only recently that I figured out how to make some of the fancy-pants shapes like rigatoni and bucatini from scratch.
Sep 9, 2010
Easy Recipe: Roasted Tomato Sauce with Garlic
We have given you a lot of tomato sauce recipes — we really, really love simple tomato sauces, whether they’re made with fresh tomatoes or canned. But I want to revisit one more easy sauce (and we have an even simpler sauce for you coming tomorrow). Lately, my favorite way to make tomato sauce is in the oven. The flavor — oh, it’s so much better! A long, slow roast for your tomatoes lets their flavor slowly concentrate into a chunky sauce.
Sep 9, 2010
Recipe: Rapini With Orecchiette And White Beans
We’ve had a string of cold and rainy spring days, so we’re craving something warm and comforting, yet still seasonal. Enter rapini – the bitter greens are a perfect match for white beans a little pasta in a dish that’s not the most beautiful, but is quite delicious.Rapini is nearing the end of its peak growing season in the northern hemisphere. We found beautiful bunches on opening day of one local Chicago farmers’ market.
May 14, 2010
Quick Supper Recipe: Nutty Farro Pasta with Edamame Pesto
You’ve just come home from a long, hard day. Exhausted. Bedraggled. Famished. Popping a pizza in the oven is one rather unhealthy way to go but this pasta dish, with its minimal effort and huge flavor payback, is most decidedly another. In the amount of time it takes to boil water, you can have a perfect bowl of nutty, chewy pasta topped with a bright green, vibrant sauce.
Apr 21, 2010
What’s the Best Way To Reheat Cream-Based Pasta Sauces?
Q: What is the best way to reheat cream-based leftovers like fettucine alfredo? My attempts for reheating dishes like these have resulted in oily, separated messes.I have the Barefoot Contessa’s lemon fusilli with arugula leftovers waiting for me in my fridge. Is there any hope?Sent by CarolynEditor: Carolyn, that recipe looks delicious!
Mar 30, 2010
Winter Recipe: Rich and Meaty Lamb Ragù
We love rich, meaty ragù — especially in the depths of winter. It’s such a treat poured over fresh pasta, or over fragrant rice. This particular recipe for rich lamb ragù is not hard to make, but you still get the benefits of long, slow cooking. The active part is over quickly, and then then the ragù sits and simmers all afternoon in the oven or all day in the slow cooker.
Feb 18, 2010
Colorful Cooking: How to Make Colored Pasta
Want to add a little color to your plate?! Lovely ribbons of green, red, and yellow pasta really bring a dish to life. They’re also as easy to make as they are to eat! Here’s how:To color pasta, all you need to do is mix a few cups of vegetable puree into the eggs before you begin mixing the dough. This ensures that the color gets distributed evenly throughout the pasta.
Oct 28, 2009
Recipe: Vegetarian Naengmyun (Korean Cold Noodles)
During the boiling days of summer, conversations among my Korean friends inevitably turn toward cravings for mul naengmyun, a dish of buckwheat noodles and cold, tangy broth topped with crisp cucumber, pear, and even a few ice cubes for extra chill factor.Although it originated as a North Korean wintertime dish, icy mul naengmyun has become a favorite hot weather meal. Unfortunately for vegetarians like myself, the broth is traditionally made with beef.
Aug 14, 2009
Tip: Boil Your Vegetables with Your Pasta
Last night we made a very simple, quick dinner—spaghetti, broccoli, and tomato sauce—and it was even easier because we put everything that needed to boil in the same big pot. It takes a little finesse with the timing, but it streamlines the process and eliminates another dirty pan. Boiling your vegetables with your pasta isn’t going to give you layers of different flavors and textures, like adding roasted vegetables would.
Jun 23, 2009
Quick Dinner Recipe: Orecchiette with Sausage and Kale
You know that our most basic go-to meal is a riff on pasta with meat and greens. It’s such an easy one-dish meal, and so satisfying. Here’s our latest exploration of the theme: a hearty, spicy, and bold pasta that is wonderful after a long day of work in the garden. This is just like our other pasta templates; it’s adaptable to whatever you have around. But the main thing is to really brown the sausage and also to cook the kale well.
Jun 5, 2009
Trader Joe’s Pasta Wins a Taste Test New York Magazine
May the cheapest pasta win! That’s what happened, anyway, when New York convened a panel to sample different store-bought, dried pasta. At 99 cents a pound, TJ’s was the least expensive pasta of the bunch, and it beat out some very fancy brands. Which grocery store staple came in last?
May 11, 2009
Recipe: Quick Pasta with Dried Morels and Fresh Ramps
Spring is progressing, and the season for early spring foraged treats like morels and ramps will be over soon. So eat them while you can still find them! This pasta takes these two spring delicacies and puts them together in one simple, quick pasta.And if these two good things are out of season already, or hard to find, then try dried mushrooms and leeks or scallions instead. In fact, I had to use dried morels myself.
Apr 29, 2009
Recipe: Rigatoni with Shredded Pork in Mustard Cream Sauce
Yesterday we showed you a basic recipe for cooking and shredding a pork shoulder. It’s a great recipe on its own; there are plenty of soft carrots, tomatoes, and caramelized onions to make it a stand-alone meal. But we like to set aside some leftover meat, free from its braising sauce, and save it for other meals throughout the week. This is a good one that’s super easy and has a really unexpected flavor.The idea of a mustard cream sauce came from a recipe in Food & Wine.
Mar 18, 2009
How To Dry Pasta Without a Rack
When I learned how to make fresh pasta (thanks to my Italian mother-in-law) it was so easy that I was definitely encouraged to try it again soon! But we did run into one little snag near the end: my mother-in-law asked if we had a drying rack. Well, no.Pasta has to be quickly laid out or hung to dry as soon as it comes through the machine or as it’s rolled and cut. The thin noodles will dry quickly so you want them in the right shape for that.
Mar 10, 2009
Recipe: Pasta with Brown Butter and Fried Sage
We ate this pasta twice last weekend—at both dinner parties. It’s not healthy. It’s soaked in butter. Delicious, toasted, slightly sweet brown butter with little bits of sage fried up in that buttery bath. Save it for the holidays, when you’re splurging on calories. Or, hey, eat it twice in one weekend like we did…We weren’t really adept at browning butter and took a completely uneducated stab at it. Guess what?
Dec 16, 2008
Chef Recipe: Pumpkin Ravioli in a Parmesan Fondue with a Red Wine Reduction
Looking for one more dish for Thanksgiving, or maybe a first course appetite-teaser? Maybe you should try this dish of pumpkin ravioli from chef Salvatore Corea of New York City’s Alloro. This is a very fun dish; we love pumpkin ravioli, and the sauces that accompany the pasta here are deceptively easy.Alloro is an Italian restaurant on the Upper East Side – thank you to chef Salvatore Corea for this delicious dish! We’ll be trying it out soon.
Nov 25, 2008
Dinner for One: Sesame-Garlic Soba Noodles with Fried Egg
This is definitely one of those dishes that evolved from being home alone on a weeknight and having nothing in the fridge. Success! Who knew a handful of leftover soba noodles, the last egg in the carton, and a few condiments could make such a delicious and satisfying meal?!The best part about this meal is the fried egg, in our humble opinion. The runny yolk mixes into the sesame-coated soba noodles like a creamy sauce, adding richness and substance to the dish.
Oct 16, 2008
Recipe: Basic Tomato Sauce (with Optional Zing!)
For the sauce-hungry crowd, here is a basic tomato sauce, with some lemony and spicy elements for adding an optional zing. It’s easy, quick, and isn’t a boring old sauce. Basic sauces were one of the requested items from Cure-takers. This week’s assignment was to add a new skill to your cooking arsenal.
May 6, 2008
Recipe: Ridiculously Quick Pasta al Pomodoro
But sometimes when I just want some dinner after a long day, I do need to be reminded of the basics. For this you need only a handful of ingredients: a big tomato, half an onion or a few shallots, garlic, olive oil, some fresh basil, sage, or rosemary. Some red wine really helps, but don’t knock yourself out. Swirl over some tortellini from Trader Joe’s, pour the rest of the wine into a glass and you have yourself a very nice dish of pasta – all in about 10 minutes flat.
Oct 24, 2006
Recipe: Pasta With Greens and Feta
Here’s a recipe from a reader, SarahW, for a simple pasta dish using Swiss Chard (it’s been a hot topic of discussion on the Open Threads for a while) and Feta cheese. With greens such as spinach about to come into season on the East Coast, this would make a great spring dish. Pasta With Greens and Feta 6 Tbsp. olive oil (or less) 4 cups chopped onion 8 cups packed chopped bitter greens (e.g.
Apr 7, 2006