Love dungeness crab, but don't want to spend a pretty penny on it? You can stretch your dollar by incorporating its tender meat in a toothsome pasta. This rustic meal, which comes from the cookbook of culinary show host and former model Sophie Dahl, combines crab with whole wheat linguine, cherry tomatoes, and chile pepper. I love how al dente linguine and a paste of garlic, chiles, and lemon zest highlight the crab's succulence and sweet flavor. Keep reading for the recipe.
Ultra-comforting, and packed with layers of meat sauce, cheese, and tender noodles, Olive Garden's Lasagna Classico is one of their bestselling menu items (and for good reason). Learn how to make this surprisingly easy dish at home, and bring a taste of Italian-American fare to your table. Gooey, gratifying, and fit to feed a crowd, it's a must-make for large dinner parties — for extra ease make it ahead of time and reheat it — or to keep on hand for leftovers throughout the week. Watch the video to learn how to make it, and then get cooking.
Comfort food lovers, listen up: we've got a recipe for truffle macaroni that takes pasta and cheese to a whole new level. This velvety stove-top version, which includes three types of cheese and truffle butter, is the most umami-packed mac we've ever had. To find out all the tips for getting the texture just right — including our secret cheese for extra creaminess! — watch our video.
Translated: spaghetti with garlic, oil, and chili pepper flakes.
This is the kind of meal that makes you stop and think that the simplest foods are often the most wonderful. With only a few ingredients that are staples in most pantries, you can create a beautiful, flavorful, heartwarming meal from scratch.
Spaghetti aglio, olio, e peperoncino is a traditional Italian pasta dish. It's well loved by many because it's so easy and inexpensive to make. This is a perfect solution whenever you're in a bind. For example, if guests come over and you've got nothing to serve, they are certain to be wowed when you present them with this meal.
It packs quite a kick from the minced garlic and chili pepper flakes, and I highly suggest enjoying this dish with fellow garlic lovers. Keep on going for more.
What's the secret to making a pasta-less mac and cheese just as irresistible as the classic? Cauliflower. The cruciferous vegetable is the perfect vehicle for a cheesy, creamy sauce made from cheese, coconut milk, butter, and coconut flour. While the resulting dish is gluten-free and under 400 calories, note that it's high in saturated fat, so enjoy this comforting dish in moderation.
It's a staple at Summer BBQs, but when you're trying to make healthy choices, many macaroni or pasta salad recipes are far too high in fat, calorie, and sodium. Swap out your old recipe for this fiber-filled salad; crisp veggies, whole wheat pasta, plus a low-fat dressing come together to create a tasty pasta dish that's less than 215 calories per serving and packed with vitamins A and C.
Between the chopped pickles and tangy dijon mustard, the flavor of this vegan Summer side is so good you won't even miss the mayo! Keep reading to learn all about your new favorite pasta salad recipe.
For mushroom lovers, it'd be sacrilege not to seize the moment during the short window of time that morels are in season; they have a uniquely nutty, earthy quality that simply can't be resisted. Unfortunately, the cost of morel magnificence certainly doesn't come cheap: more often than not, these babies go for upwards of $40 per pound!
Yet I've discovered ways to work in little bits of this luxury item into my everyday meals. This pasta, which is coated in a pesto of morels, shallots, and pine nuts, is the perfect way to stretch a small amount of the delicacy while getting a good amount of their flavor, and the tab is a manageable $5 to $10 a person. Want to savor morel mushrooms on a budget, too? Here's one way to do it.
This spaghetti recipe highlights the fava bean, a veggie that requires a somewhat fussy preparation to shell and skin but is revered in the food world for its fresh, slightly nutty flavor. Plan to cook and shell the beans the night before to make this pasta a quick fix for family, friends, or yourself.
The simple ingredient list actually contains a complex range of flavors: saltiness of the pancetta; acidity from the wine, lemon, and tomatoes; and buttery flavor from the fava beans. Take a look at the recipe now.
Whenever I'm cooking for a crowd and need a recipe that's portable, I always consider pasta salad. It's filling and easy to make a large batch.
What sets this salad apart from the rest is its sun-dried tomato dressing — it's so good, I've even enjoyed it on fish. Made in a blender or food processor, the dressing is a mixture of tomatoes, capers, and garlic, thinned with olive oil and red wine vinegar. A generous handful of parmesan cheese and fresh basil finish off this satisfying salad that only tastes better the next day. Make this easy, yet rewarding, recipe now.
We've got a partnership with the recipe, equipment, and product-testing gurus at America's Test Kitchen. They'll be sharing some of their time-tested recipes and technical expertise with us weekly. Today's topic? A guide to 17 common Italian pastas, plus a fast, easy recipe for meatless pasta recipe to boot.
Ridged, tubed, stranded—they're all here.
What could be a higher art form than Italian pasta names—where pappardelle means "gulp down" and ziti translates to "bridegroom"? Pairing a pasta shape with the right sauce is more art than science. However, we think there’s only one basic rule to follow: Thick, chunky sauces go with short pastas, and thin, smooth, or light sauces with strand pasta. (Of course, there are a few exceptions—but that’s where the art comes in.) Although we specify pasta shapes for every recipe we publish, like campanelle in pasta with roasted tomatoes and porcini sauce, you should feel free to substitute other pasta shapes as long as you’re following this one basic rule.
Read on for the pasta shapes we use most often, along with translations or alternate names, plus some measuring tips.