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Easy and Delicious Pasta Recipes

Updated on July 31, 2012

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

Salt

Ground pepper

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

Salt

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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    • stars439 profile image

      stars439 

      5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Thank you for sharing you're recipes. Our daughter loves pasta, and I will try these. God bless You, and wishing you a pleasant Sunday.

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      Linda Rogers 

      6 years ago from Minnesota

      Thanks for the great pasta recipes. I just love any type of pasta. All your recipes look great! My favorite one is the Spaghetti E Scampi. I can't wait to try this one out tonight for dinner. Thanks so much!

    • fresh2def05 profile imageAUTHOR

      fresh2def05 

      6 years ago from Louisville, Ky

      I am very glad you enjoyed these pasta recipes! Thank you for taking the time to read this hub.

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      diplorging 

      6 years ago from Serbia

      I really like to try on some new pasta recipes, so I will probably come back to this hub a lot because it sounds awsome. Thanks for sharing!

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      CWanamaker 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      That Bacon Cheese Fettuccine looks really awesome. It's so easy too. Thanks for the Idea!

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      Thomas Silvia 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi fresh2def05, I love pasta, thanks for all these great recipe !

      Awesome hub !!!

    • fresh2def05 profile imageAUTHOR

      fresh2def05 

      7 years ago from Louisville, Ky

      breakfastpop and DIR-ACT,

      I am very glad that you enjoyed my recipes. I will be adding more soon that I'm sure you'll enjoy. Thank you both for reading.

      justom,

      For some reason, my cake recipes are still being submitted for publication. Stinks since I did put a lot of work into that hub. But, I'm sure in do time, Hubpages staff will fix this problem. Please stay tuned, the cakes will return. Thanks for reading.

    • fresh2def05 profile imageAUTHOR

      fresh2def05 

      7 years ago from Louisville, Ky

      breakfastpop and DIR-ACT,

      I am very glad that you enjoyed my recipes. I will be adding more soon that I'm sure you'll enjoy. Thank you both for reading.

      justom,

      For some reason, my cake recipes are still being submitted for publication. Stinks since I did put a lot of work into that hub. But, I'm sure in do time, Hubpages staff will fix this problem. Please stay tuned, the cakes will return. Thanks for reading.

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      justom 

      7 years ago from 41042

      Great hub, I've started using Italian sausage with ground beef in my lasagna and it tastes much better to me. What happened to the cake recipes? They were gone before I could even try one. Peace!! Tom

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      Madelon Janssen 

      7 years ago from Papendrecht

      Italian food is one of my favorite´s. thanks for sharing your recipies.

    • breakfastpop profile image

      breakfastpop 

      7 years ago

      Lovely to look at and delightful to eat. Thanks.

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