Greek Pasta Dishes
Greece's most popular pasta is orzo, a rice-shaped dried noodle that is easy to find and fun to combine in Greek preparations. Salads and sides work beautifully with this pasta as their bases.See Popular Greek Pasta Dishes Recipes
Piquant kalamata olives, rich, tangy feta cheese, and oregano give this super-creamy macaroni and cheese just enough Greek flavor to take it out of the ordinary. Feta cheese, because it is cured and stored in brine, is sometimes called a "pickled cheese."
Feta cheese, black olives, and balsamic vinaigrette bring bold flavors to this baked pasta recipe.
This version of the classic Greek casserole recipe is made with elbow macaroni, ground beef, and an egg- enriched white sauce. To simplify it, bottled Alfredo sauce replaces the homemade white sauce.
Here's a great-tasting, meatless version of the popular Greek dish.
You can use lamb or beef in this hearty main dish casserole recipe.
Artichoke hearts, feta cheese, and kalamata olives add bold flavor to this low-fat chicken and pasta dinner.
With salads like this, who needs meat? This clever concoction is packed with protein-packed beans and feta, making it a perfect pick for vegetarian guests at potlucks and picnics. To up the nutritional ante, make the salad with whole-grain pasta.
The fresh herbs, vegetables, and olives that characterize Greek cuisine are tossed with pasta in this sprightly salad recipe. Feta cheese gives it a tangy finish.
Beat the summer heat with a refreshing veggie pasta dish that's bursting with flavor. Recipe by Laraine Perri
We might love Greek cuisine -- especially those great comfort-food casseroles -- but who would ever dare attempt something like Pastitsio (click here for the recipe)? Who would even dare to pronounce it? What's in a name, though? In this case, pastitsio is really just another way of saying Greek Baked Pasta casserole, and that doesn't sound so scary. Those squares of cheesy, creamy noodles you find -- to go -- at any Greek coffee shop or diner are super easy to make right in your own kitchen. All you need to do is prepare an easy bechamelread more
You have to try spaghetti squash at least once, just because it's so cool! Raw, it looks like any squash. Cooked right, it really does fall into strands that imitate its pasta-noodle namesake.
A Greek vacation probably isn't in the budget for most of us this year, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy fresh Mediterranean cuisine right here at home. Greek salad is a delicious way to savor the warm summer months wherever you are (or to imagine yourself dining next to the crystal blue waters of the Aegean Sea). The classic Greek salad features a few fresh and simple ingredients, but as you'll see, there are a number of delicious variations on the theme.
Here's how to put the piles of zucchini in your garden and at the market to good use for delicious dinners, snacks, desserts, and everything in between.
The debate over where pasta originated is far from resolved, but one thing's for certain: Both China and Italy can boast their fair share of traditional noodle and pasta dishes. It's generally accepted that layered pasta dishes like lasagna originated in Italy. But both China and Italy have stuffed pastas (ravioli in Italy, wontons in China) as well as long noodle dishes. The common belief that Marco Polo brought these concepts to Europe from China is debunked by historical Italian pasta references predating his journey. But no matter where the idea originated, learning how to make ravioli is a skill that can bring the whole famiglia together.
Even simple meals can help re-create moments from past travels, and new flavors and spices may conjure a country you've always longed to visit. It can transport you to another place and time, and it's a lot less expensive than a plane ticket and a dinner in, say, Athens. Even if you don't have access to international markets with exotic ingredients, you can still keep dinnertime interesting without it costing much. Tip 1: Try unfamiliar flavor combinations and cooking techniques.