Easy and Delicious Pasta Recipes
Here are some delicious pasta recipes that I'm sure you'll enjoy. These pasta recipes have been my all-time favorites since I was a kid. If your not a big fan of pasta dishes, just try one of these. You might find something you like.
I will frequently update this list so tune in every now and then to see whats new. Enjoy.
Note: In this list, I will often use the phrase “al dente”. This means, to cook noodles to where they are still firm but just tender enough to bite.
Delicious Baked Lasagna
1 lb. - Lasagna pasta noodles (cooked)
2 - 16 oz. Jars of meatless sauce
2 cups - cottage cheese, lg. curd
1/2 cup - Parmesan cheese (grated)
1 lb. - Mozzarella cheese (sliced thin)
3/4 cup - chopped onion
2 – cloves of garlic (chopped or minced)
2 tsp. - salt
2 - eggs (beaten)
2 lbs. - ground beef
1 tsp. - Italian seasoning
Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions or until tender (but not too tender) . Drain and keep warm. Meanwhile, saute your ground beef, garlic and onion is a large skillet or saucepan until beef is done. Add meatless sauce, salt, and Italian seasoning and mix well. Let simmer on low heat for 12 to 15 minutes. In a separate bowl, combine eggs and cottage cheese. Grease a 9" x 12" or larger, baking pan. Arrange a first layer of noodles, then a layer of the cooked beef, cottage cheese and mozzarella cheese. Add a second layer of lasagna noodles and other ingredients. Repeat until the pan is full ending up with a top layer of the lasagna sauce. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes. Serve and enjoy.
Bacon Cheese Fettuccine
4 - bacon slices (chopped thick)
4 - green onions (chopped)
1 cup - whipping cream
1/2 cup - parmesan (freshly grated)
1/2 cup - romano (freshly grated )
1/3 cup - basil (chopped fresh)
1/2 lb. - fettuccine
Parmesan (freshly grated)
Romano (freshly grated )
Cook bacon in a medium skillet over medium heat until it begins to brown. Add green onions and stir until softened (about 1 minute 30 seconds). Add whipped cream and simmer until it begins to thicken (about 1 minute). Mix in Romano cheese, Parmesan cheese, and chopped basil. This will be your sauce. Meanwhile, cook fettuccine in a large pot of boiling salted water until they just start to tenderize but still firm enough to bite, stirring occasionally. Drain well. Return fettuccine to hot pot. Add the sauce and stir to coat. Season with salt and pepper to you liking. Serve immediately with any additional cheese.
Penne Rigate Con Salsiccia
6 tablespoons - butter
1- small onion (peeled and chopped )
1- clove of garlic (peeled and finely chopped)
1 lb. - Italian sausage
1- sprig of fresh rosemary
2/3 cup – your favorite white wine
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
Pinch of ground cloves
Freshly ground black pepper
13 oz. - penne pasta
3/4 cup - Parmesan cheese (grated)
Heat the butter and gently fry the onion and garlic together. Remove the skin from the sausages and break up the meat with a fork. Add to the pan and gently fry the sausage until it is well browned. Add the rosemary, and the wine and cook slowly for 10 minutes. Add the nutmeg, cloves, salt and pepper. Meanwhile, cook the pasta, al dente, and drain. Mix with the sausage mixture and Parmesan cheese. Serve and enjoy.
Spaghetti E Scampi
1 lb. - Italian Spaghetti, Taglinini, or Linguine
10 oz. - Shrimp (peeled and de-veined)
4 tbs. - extra virgin olive oil
1 tbs. - tomato sauce
1 - hot red chili pepper (crushed )
1 cup - heavy cream
1 tbs. - Curry powder
1 - large red bell pepper (seeded and diced)
Salt to taste
Cook the spaghetti noodles in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente (cooked just right). Meanwhile, heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet or cast iron frying pan. Add in the shrimp and cook for 2 minutes, turning once. Drain in a separate skillet, pour in the cream, stir in the tomato sauce, curry powder, chili pepper and heat to a light boil. Add shrimp, bell pepper and cook for 2 minutes. Drain spaghetti (do not rinse) and add it to the skillet containing the shrimp and spaghetti sauce. Cook for 1 minute over medium heat, stirring lightly to mix. Salt to taste. Arrange spaghetti and shrimp on a plate and serve.
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