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.
This make-ahead Greek Pasta Bake features lamb, spices, and an easy bechamel substitute. The casserole freezes beautifully and tastes delicious.
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?
You love vegetarian pizza. You're nuts about healthy chicken dishes. Can't live without pasta.
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.
Good bread can make a meal. Think about it: the simplest of pasta dishes becomes something special with a side of warm, flavorful garlic bread. Soup is just an appetizer until you add fresh bruschetta to make it a meal.
Smooth, luscious, green avocado is what's in season now. Guacamole might be the first thing you think of (and it's a great idea, anytime), but don't forget the soups and salads that welcome avocado with open arms. And it's a natural with pastas (such as this Avocado-Basil Pasta with bacon and Pecorino) or grains such as quinoa (Greek Quinoa and Avocados).