Recipes For Italian Pasta That You Would Absolutely Love


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There’s nothing quite like a big plate of steaming hot pasta to make your taste buds happy. Italian pasta dishes are some of the most delicious in the world, and once you learn how to make them yourself, you’ll never go back to eating out.

In this article, we’re going to teach you how to make six classic Italian pasta dishes that will have your family and friends begging for more. So sit down, grab a pen and paper, and let’s get started!

1) Spaghetti Bolognese

– 1 pound ground beef

– 1 onion, diced

– 2 cloves garlic, minced

– 1 can (28 ounces) of crushed tomatoes

– 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste

– 1 tablespoon of sugar

– 1 teaspoon of salt

– 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

– 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

– 1/4 teaspoon dried basil

– 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

– 1 bay leaf

In a large pot over medium heat, cook the beef, onion, and garlic until the beef is browned. Drain off any excess fat. Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, salt, pepper, oregano, basil, thyme, and bay leaf. Stir until well combined. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 1 hour, or until the sauce has thickened.

2) Fettuccine Alfredo

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– 1/2 cup butter

– 1 clove of garlic, minced

– 2 cups heavy cream

– 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

– 1 teaspoon of salt

– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

– 1 pound of fettuccine noodles

In a large pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the garlic and cook for about 1 minute, or until fragrant. Add the heavy cream and bring to a simmer. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the cream has thickened. Add the Parmesan cheese and stir until well combined. Add the salt and pepper, and cook for 1 more minute.

3) Penne alla Vodka

– 1 tablespoon olive oil

– 1 onion, diced

– 2 cloves garlic, minced

– 1 can (28 ounces) of crushed tomatoes

– 1/2 cup vodka

– 1 teaspoon sugar

– 1 teaspoon of salt

– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

– 1 pound of penne noodles

In a large pot over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened. Add the crushed tomatoes, vodka, sugar, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes.

4) Spaghetti with Meatballs

– 1 pound of ground beef

– 1/2 cup bread crumbs

– 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

– 1/2 teaspoon salt

– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

– 2 cloves garlic, minced

– 2 eggs, beaten

– 1/4 cup chopped parsley

– 1 tablespoon olive oil

– 1 onion, diced

– 2 cloves garlic, minced

– 1 can (28 ounces) of crushed tomatoes

In a large bowl, mix the beef, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, garlic, eggs, and parsley. Shape into 1-inch meatballs.

In a large pot over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened. Add the crushed tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Add the meatballs and cook for about 20 minutes, or until cooked through.

5) Ravioli with Tomato Cream Sauce

– 1 tablespoon olive oil

– 1 onion, diced

– 2 cloves garlic, minced

– 1 can (28 ounces) of crushed tomatoes

– 1/2 cup heavy cream

– 1 teaspoon sugar

– 1 teaspoon of salt

– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

– 1 package (25 ounces) of cheese ravioli

In a large pot over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened. Add the crushed tomatoes, cream, sugar, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes.

Add the ravioli and cook for about 5 minutes, or until cooked through.

6) Baked Ziti

– 1 tablespoon olive oil

– 1 onion, diced

– 2 cloves garlic, minced

– 1 can (28 ounces) of crushed tomatoes

– 1/2 cup tomato sauce

– 1 teaspoon sugar

– 1 teaspoon of salt

– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Instructions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large pot over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened. Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, sugar, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the ziti noodles according to package instructions. Drain and add to the pot with the sauce. stir until well combined.

Pour into a 9×13 inch baking dish and bake for about 30 minutes, or until bubbly.

Conclusion

Italian pasta is a dish that can be made in so many different ways, with endless variations of ingredients, that it’s impossible to get bored of. Whether you like your pasta with a simple tomato sauce or loaded up with meats and vegetables, there’s a recipe out there for you. We’ve collected some of our favorite Italian pasta recipes for you to try, so why not get cooking? With such a variety of dishes to choose from, we’re sure you’ll find one (or several) that will become your new favorites. Buon appetite!

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