Some of the world's most iconic dishes are built around noodles, from spaghetti with meatballs to pasta salad to creamy, gooey macaroni and cheese. If you're making pasta recipes using dried wheat-flour pasta (the default for most Italian dishes), it's important to follow some simple pasta cooking tips: Salt the water liberally (don't add oil, it will make the noodles repel sauce), cook the pasta just to al dente (nothing's worse than gummy pasta), and never, ever rinse after cooking: You want the starch on the pasta to act as a magnet for sauce. Pasta comes in many shapes, and not just to entertain the kids - each cut is perfectly suited to a purpose. Thin, delicate angel hair pasta (cappellini) is best dressed with a light sauce like tomato, garlic and olive oil, while the wide tubes of manicotti (cannelloni) work great for stuffing with ricotta. Penne (rigate) has ridges that are great for capturing hearty sauces, and corkscrew shape of fusilli is perfect suited for creamy cheese sauces.See Popular Pasta Recipes
A little bit of Tuscany comes to your table after making this tuscan pasta filled with fresh vegetables.
The slow cooker makes it easy to make this luscious kugel that's so versatile you can use it as a dessert, a brunch dish or a flavorful side dish.
This creamy noodle casserole features a cheesy custard spiked with lemon and rum, studded with almonds and raisins.
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Using fresh spring vegetables and an easy one pot cooking technique, this Pasta and Bean soup comes together in 30 minutes or less.
This quick and easy pasta dish is the perfect summer meal. Featuring bright basil, lemon juice, and summer favorite avocado its a fresh dish great for picnics, potlucks, or a weeknight dinner.
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At least once a winter, I indulge myself in homemade Macaroni and Cheese. This time I made it extraspecial with panko bread crumbs (which made the top even crispier), and Raffetto's Homemade Cavatelli Pasta (pictured here). I live just a few blocks from this wonderful New York City pasta shop, where you can find just about any homemade pasta variety.
Pasta salad is a no-brainer for potlucks or other occasions when you're asked to bring a course or side dish. It's simple to make, easy to transport, and can be prepared ahead of time. And since pasta salad lends itself so easily to ingredient substitutions or additions, creating a "signature" salad is a breeze.
Learn how to make pasta salad and you will have an easy side to bring to potlucks or make for any event. You can add many ingredients to create your own signature salad!
This make-ahead Greek Pasta Bake features lamb, spices, and an easy bechamel substitute. The casserole freezes beautifully and tastes delicious.
Pasta and potato salads are staples of the barbecue-and-picnic season. Both are high in carbohydrates, but when pasta and potatoes are cooked and then cooled, some of their starches are converted to "resistant" starches, which pass through the body undigested. To be sure, the effect is fairly small, shaving only a few calories from each serving.
For lunch, dinner, a potluck, or even a party, this Summer Pasta Salad with Grilled Vegetables is a versatle and satisfying option.