Category Archives: Pasta

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Cold rice noddle salad in peanut sauce dressing

Cold rice noodle salad in peanut sauce dressing is an ideal dish when you are running late. Dressed in creamy and nutty peanut sauce, this Asian inspired salad is a must try! Get the Recipe: Cold rice noddle salad in peanut sauce dressing

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Gnocchi in Marinara sauce

Marinara sauce is more popular known as “Pizza sauce”. I love simplicity of Italian food because its all about fresh ingredients which really shine through the dish. Gnocchi is hand-made pasta which is made with boiled potatoes and flour. Extremely easy to make, gnocchi tastes wonderful in rich marinara sauce. Get the Recipe: Gnocchi in […]

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Pantry Friendly Tomato Sauce

Delicious Homemade Tomato Sauce! From the original site: Being Italian and married into an Italian family, sauce is a topic of much debate. Too sweet, too acidic, don’t add this, add that…so many variables and everyone has their own preference (and by preference, I mean the right way of doing things ;) ) Enter Alton […]

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Spaghetti in Basil Pesto

Spaghetti is an extremely versatile variety of pasta, it can be rich and satisfying when combined with meatballs in a Bolognese Sauce, light and luscious when tossed with vegetables or seafood, or positively mouthwatering when simply tossed in garlic and extra virgin olive oil. Ingredients: 500 Gm Spaghetti Pasta ⅓ Cup Homemade Basil Pesto (see […]

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Chipotle Chicken and Noodles Slow Cooker

Good things come to those who wait. This especially holds true when creating this slow cooker Chipotle Chicken and Noodle recipe. Personally, I like to put everything into the cooker when I wake up, so I have a delicious hot dinner waiting for me when I return from a long, hard, cold day of work. […]

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Melanzane al Funghetto

I was prowling through one of my Neapolitan cookbooks and stumbled on Melanzane al Funghetto or Eggplant Mushrooms. And – depending on whatever reference book I was looking at it refers to either cooking aubergines in the style of mushrooms… or cutting and cooking them so they look like little mushrooms. Either way, neither taste […]

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Gordon Ramsay Style Leek And Mushroom Pasta

In one of the episodes, Gordon shared ‘Quick TV Dinners’ – Mushroom and Leek Pasta, Farfalle with ricotta, pancetta & peas, Tagliatelle with quick sausage meat bolognaise, Spaghetti with chilly, sardines & oregano and Sweet corn fritters & yoghurt dip, for his Mushroom and Leek Pasta he used Lasagna sheets and I loved the way […]

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Swiss Chard & Tofu Stuffed Shells

Swiss Chard and Tofu Stuffed Shells is a dairy free option to standard stuffed shells recipes. The blended tofu offers the same consistency as a ricotta cheese mixture, and the Swiss chard is a flavorful (and colorful) addition. From the original site: The blended tofu for this dish is basically the same consistency as a […]

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Mushroom Stroganoff

Mushroom Stroganoff is rich, hearty and creamy and a meat-free take on the traditional beef stroganoff dish you might know well. I think this is comfort food at its best! The perfect dish on a Meatless Monday, or a chilly evening! From the original site: If you like mushrooms, you’ll love this dish. If you’re […]

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Pasta Alla Caruso

Enrico Caruso was a foodie at heart long before the word foodie ever came to be and he loved to cook and this dish was one of his favorite spaghetti recipes just as it is one of my favorite spaghetti recipes! Caruso dominated the opera scene of the day at the Metropolitan Opera house in […]

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Seafood Spaghetti with Clams

Spaghetti with clams.. mmhhh, heaven! Get the Recipe: Seafood Spaghetti with Clams   From the original site: “When I make pasta, I usually add some seafoods like clamshell or squid. Sometimes, I add squid balls for extra. I think pasta mixed with seafood is a great combination for taste, I really love it!”

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Angry Birds Instant Noodles

You don’t have to be a Chef to #CookForFamily. You can turned a simple instant noodle dish into a lovely one too, if you put in your heart & soul. I’m not joking, these were just instant noodles that I’d made for my family on a lazy day. Get the Recipe: Angry Birds Instant Noodles

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Fettuccini with Fresh Corn Pesto and Pancetta

This is a creative take on pesto that is perfect when corn is in season. As an expat from the United States currently living in the Middle East, finding fresh, sweet corn was a treasure and this recipe was perfect for highlighting the wonderful flavor of this seasonal ingredient! From the original site: Living abroad […]

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Conchigliette & Three Cheese with Lobster & Bacon

I’ve created an elegant twist to an American classic and baked it up in a portion-controlled size. Baked simply in ramekins, each one is filled with nutritious whole wheat baby shells and a delicious blend of three cheeses — gruyere, sharp white cheddar and pecorino romano cheese. And for that elegant touch, and to create […]

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Macaroni Salad

Who doesn’t love Macaroni Salad? This version will be a hit at your next gathering. From the original site: I had my Husband make up some Macaroni Salad for a church pot luck, being held now every Wednesday during Lent.

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Martha’s Perfect Mac and Cheese

If you are looking for an ooey, gooey, creamy and comforting dish for the whole family…you really can’t beat Martha’s Mac & Cheese. It’s like a warm cheesy blanket to keep you warm. From the original site: But, being a mother of two almost-four-year-olds, (where did the time go!?!?) one cannot maintain sanity without some […]

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Fresh Beet Fettucine with Sausage and Greens

Rich rosemary-scented lamb sausage and the subtle earthiness of fresh beet fettuccine deliciously complement each other in this quick and easy pasta dish. The small amount of lamb fat that is used for sautéing the vegetables gives this simple sauce just the right amount of richness without being too heavy. Tomatoes round out the flavors […]

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Paparadelle w. Creamy Camembert Champagne Sauce

There is nothing quite like Champagne and Camembert to dress up a dish and this pasta recipe is no exception. Impressive, yet quick AND easy, it will make the intended party swoon. From the original site: I don’t recall the first dish I ever prepared for my husband, but I do remember the first dish […]

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Spaghetti with Bacon and wine + Italiano Grilled Peppers

One of my all-time favorite dishes has been the Penne with Bacon at one of Delhi’s first few Truly Italian restaurants- The Big Chill. Not only does the place hold a lot of special memories for anyone who has been in the age group of 18-26, during that time, but till date, it serves some […]

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Lemon Chicken Risotto

Fabulous Risotto Recipe, Cant go wrong! From the original site: isottos are considered to be complicated; because it’s very easy to overcook or under cook. Also, the time taken to cook it, is considerably more than an average meal, since it included just standing and watching, refilling with stock and then waiting again for it […]

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Vegan Lasagna Recipe

I’ve been dairy free for over 20 years now and the tofu mixture in this recipe is the base for my df lasagna, stuffed shells, and baked ziti. If you are DF and not vegan you can easily add meat sauce or meatballs to this dish. I am gluten free as well and use gluten […]

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Eggplant Parmesan with Meat Sauce

Taste of crispy eggplants and cheese with the tartness of the tomato blended perfectly. From the original site: I’ve never cooked Eggplant Parmesan before but I love eggplants, tomato sauce, and pasta, and her pictures made me super hungry. However, I had one problem: my husband wants meat (or any kind of seafood) with all […]

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Dairy Free (& Gluten Free) Fettuccine Alfredo

This dairy free alfredo sauce recipe is thick and bubbly in no time. Adding shrimp and asparagus promotes fettuccine alfredo from a side dish to a main course! The base recipe can be used to make it as a vegan side dish or the dairy free sauce can be used as a base for chicken […]

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Truly Tender Meatballs in Rich Tomato Sauce

True to its title,these are truly tender meatballs in a rich tomato sauce.Ricotta makes the meatballs tender and delicious. From the original site: I knew I had to make this without wasting another day … the tiresome teen had been begging me to make some for ages. Heed Jennifers advice … do it now!