How Versatile can Pasta be?

Have you ever pondered HOW versatile pasta truly is? Most of us hear pasta and think Two things— Italian or Macaroni and cheese. In almost every Heritage you will find a variation this wonderful creation. There are many different sizes, shapes, and types. Pasta is also a very economical sound buy at your local market. It becomes even more economical when made from scratch at home.

How Versatile Can Pasta BeToday, I have invited some of my FAVORITE Foodie Friends to help me prove a point! I am EXCITED to say they brought their Game-Faces! Below you will find several ways to utilize pasta! There’s a UNSTOPPABLE variety for you to test out in your own Kitchen.

Lemon Cheese Sauce over Cheese Ravioli with Shrimp and Arugula

The Homemade Creamy Sauce with Lemon and Arugula and Shrimp is a combination from Foodie Heaven ! It’s a perfect Summer dish that will impress your guests with a flavor all of its own. It’s perfectly paired with a White wine .The McCallum’s Shamrock Patch

Smoked Sausage Penne Alfredo

Everything you love about alfredo but with half the time! This Smoked Sausage Penne Alfredo is ready in under 30 minutes and sure to be a weeknight meal your family will love! Aunt Bee’s Recipes

Chow Mein Noodles

This Recipe for Chow Mein Noodles is super easy and really quite yummy! If you want, toss a little protein of some kind in tofu would be lovely, shrimp, fried egg, chicken, beef, whatever you like.LIFE CURRENTS

Toasted Ravioli

Toasted ravioli is really popular in St. Louis . It is breaded and fried pasta with a gooey cheese center and it is amazing! When I make it for dinner, I normally serve it with a side salad and sometimes garlic bread.The Love Nerds

Tequila Run Pasta with Shrimp and Mussels in Spicy Tomato Sauce

A Cultural Fusion of Spanish and Italian undertones. This recipe is a perfect meal to impress your guests. It’s HIGH in flavor and has remarkable color. A wonderful combination of Pasta, Shrimp, Mussels, and a Spicy Tequila Red Sauce. Seasoned with Fresh Oregano, Cilantro, Lime Juice, other various spices!The McCallum’s Shamrock Patch

One Pot Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti is an easy dish to whip up on a busy night, but to make it even easier, I cook the entire thing in one pot — together. No boiling pasta, I just throw it right in.Tiptoe Fairy

Pasta with White Wine & Mussels

This is a quick and easy, go-to lunch or dinner. If you haven’t tried mussels, you really should, especially with white wine sauce, and a nice crusty bread or crostini for dunking into the rich broth .Kitchen Dreaming

Fettuccine with alla vodka sauce and Pink Shrimp

Fettuccine with alla vodka sauce and Pink Shrimp

Fettuccine with, Key West Pink Shrimp, San Marzano tomatoes,vodka, heavy cream, Romano cheese and various spices make this American Italian dish a meal to remember ! The McCallum’s Shamrock Patch

Calamarata Pasta with Roasted Kale and Cashew Pesto

Soft tubes of calamarata pasta dressed with deliciously tangy roasted kale and cashew pesto and sprinkled with cheese make an excellent vegetarian dinner! Anyonita Nibbles

Macaroni and Beef Pasta Dish

This recipe is a homemade version of Hamburger Helper. The boxed meal deal is super convenient and cheap, but it never makes enough for a good amount of leftovers. The Foodie Affair

Pasta with wild garlic & hazelnut pesto

A perfectly seasonal Spring pasta dish. Pasta coated with an earthy but fresh and zingy pesto, made from wild garlic and hazelnuts, topped with crispy wild garlic flower-buds. vohn’s vittles

Italian Chicken Sausage Pasta Skillet with Sweet Chicken Sausage

Adapted from a dish I saw on my friend, and fellow Allrecipes Allstar, Valerie’s blog From  From Valerie’s Kitchen, you make this dish from start to finish in one big oven proof skillet. The original dish had more of a southwestern flair calling for full-fat Monterey jack cheese and heavy cream or half and the half in the sauce, but I was able to make a few swaps for those high-calorie ingredients to make this dish a bit more diet friendly, without sacrificing flavor. I also decided to make it with an Italian flair because I had some Trader Joe’s Sweet Italian Chicken sausage in the freezer already.Renee’s Kitchen Adventures

Mediterranean Spaghetti Cake 

This recipe is provided “as a guide“, as I like using up ingredients I have on hand; minimizing food wastage.I personally like the idea of beans and pasta combination.Feel free to use ingredients YOU have on hand in YOUR pantry too!What’s on The List?

Red Pepper and Fresh Mozzarella Lasagna

This vegetarian version fulfills both of our needs for a lasagna. This is hearty without any meat. Cheesy without being greasy. Fresh without being too light. Easy and quick to put together.
LIFE CURRENTS

Vegetable Bolognese Sauce With Angel Hair Pasta

A little info on the history of Bolognese Sauce – it’s a traditional sauce that originated in the Northern Italy city of Bologna. There is a bit of conflict as to where the Bolognese sauce originated – the city of Naples in the Southern part of Italy has also claimed to have originated the sauce. This Bolognese Sauce is made using only vegetables. I’m breaking the tradition today.Wine Lady Cooks

Red Pepper, Green Bean, and Pasta Side with Peanut Dressing

This Chopped combo proves that you can put Silky, Ginger, Peanut, Hoisin Dressing on any combo and it’s delish.The Kitchen Chopper

Artichoke, Corn, And Edamame Spaghetti

Do your kids LOVE pasta like mine do? I am constantly on the lookout for creative things to do with spaghetti. Artichoke, Corn, And Edamame Spaghetti takes about Twenty minutes, and you will be sitting down to a great Healthy dinner! Dizzy Busy and Hungry

Stuffed Shells with Ricotta , Arugula , and fresh Basil

This version of Stuffed Shells Rocks one my ALL-time favorites! ARUGULA that lovely Spicy and sometimes Peppery leaf! This recipe takes on a whole NEW Flavor sensation with the combination of Ricotta Cheese, Arugula , and FRESH Basil!The McCallum’s Shamrock Patch

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16 thoughts on “How Versatile can Pasta be?

  1. Joanne/WineladyCooks says:

    This is an outstanding post. I love all the varieties and certainly the versatility of pasta. Coming from an Italian heritage pasta was a mainstay. This is a delicious variety of the many ‘faces’ of pasta. Thank you so much for including my vegetarian Bolognese sauce with Angel Hair pasta.

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