Pasta is a staple in almost everyone’s pantry. For some (and definitely for us), pasta is the ultimate comfort food.
But, before we start with our collection of pasta dishes we’ll be making all year round, let’s show you how to make your own pasta dough. It’s fairly easy and very, very satisfying.
Take your simple ingredients, add a whole lot of love and you’ve got fresh pasta, one of the world’s most gratifying dishes – whichever shape or flavour it comes in.
And it is much easier than you thought.
So, without further ado, pasta la vista baby!
10 Pasta recipes we’ll be making all year round
1. Beef ragù with pasta and gremolata
This dish is perfect for when you want to potter around the kitchen over the weekend.
Recipe here: Beef ragù with pasta and gremolata
2. 15-Minute creamy avocado pasta
Don’t have the time or energy for lengthy cooking? Try our quick and easy 15-minute creamy avocado pasta, ideal for a weeknight meal.
Recipe here: 15-Minute creamy avocado pasta
3. Creamy Alfredo-style pasta
Although Italian purists would argue that you should never, ever add cream to an authentic Alfredo sauce – it should simply be the silky result of an emulsion of grated cheese, melted butter and starchy pasta water – we’ve bent this rule here, with deliciously indulgent results.
Recipe here: Creamy Alfredo-style pasta
Pasta with herb, Parmesan, anchovy and garlic butter
Flavourful and done in no time, aromatic pasta with herb, Parmesan, anchovy and garlic butter is great for when you’re running short on time but still want a delicious dinner.
Recipe here: Pasta with herb, Parmesan, anchovy and garlic butter
Fresh pasta with sage butter
Fresh pasta with sage butter is such a simple dish, but the sage is so pungent that it is always a hit. It needs lashings of freshly ground pepper and the best Parmesan you can find. Don’t be shy with either of those ingredients.
Recipe here: Fresh pasta with sage butter
Spinach pasta Alfredo
This spinach pasta alfredo is a vegetarian version of the wholesome classic by Ntwenhle Gcabashe.
Recipe here: Spinach pasta Alfredo
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Osso Bucco pasta
This Milanese dish literally means ”bone with a hole”, with the bone marrow being an essential part of the dish. It is a deliciously aromatic veal shank stew – perfect comfort food for a night in.
Recipe here: Osso Bucco pasta
Vegan summer pappardelle with lemon-cashew cream
This delicious vegan pasta only takes 40 minutes from start to finish.
Recipe here: Vegan summer pappardelle with lemon-cashew cream
If you love simple, yet flavourful food, serve this classic Italian dish at your next get-together.
Recipe here: Caprese ravioli
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Mac ‘n cheese ciabatta toasties with crispy bacon
Carb-on-carb, cheesy, bacony deliciousness! These may well be the ultimate cure for the night before…
Recipe here: Mac ‘n cheese ciabatta toasties with crispy bacon