Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hasta la Pasta!

Pasta is truly an amazing creation. With an infinite variety of shapes & sizes, even the most seasoned chefs have trouble keeping track. Fusilli. Bucatini. Fettucini. Campanelle. No matter the name, we love them all.

How do we love pasta? Let's count the ways: it tastes great, it's fun to eat, it's customizable with different sauces and toppings, and it's great for carb loading before a marathon!

To help you assemble a delicious pasta tasting menu, we fired up the FoodPair search engine and found a handful of great dishes from across the Web.

Farfalle with Winter Pesto
This seasonal pesto dish is a dinnertime must.
Ingredients in this recipe: garlic, olive oil, spinach, walnuts, salt, black pepper, farfalle, ricotta salata

Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce & Garlic-Basil Oil
Hard to beat this classic Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce.
Ingredients: basil, garlic, olive oil, Parmesan, butter, black pepper, kosher salt, canned tomato, red pepper flakes, plum tomato, spaghetti

Baked Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells
This baked pasta with spinach is easy to make and fun to eat.
Ingredients in this recipe: basil, garlic, mozzarella cheese, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, egg, ricotta cheese, baby spinach, marinara sauce, jumbo pasta shells

Fusilli with Goat Cheese, Lemon & Asparagus
This dish, with goat cheese, citrus and asparagus hits all the right notes.
Ingredients in this recipe: goat cheese, olive oil, asparagus, tarragon, lemon peel, fusilli

Shells with Sausage and Greens
Italian sausage and broccolini combine for a rustic & delicious dish.
Ingredients in this recipe: garlic, Parmesan, scallion, broccolini, chicken stock, red pepper flakes, Italian sausage, shell pasta

Fettucine with Tuna, Arugula & Hot Pepper
This seafood pasta is incredibly simple to prepare.
Ingredients in this recipe: arugula, garlic, olive oil, kosher salt, red pepper flakes, fettucine, canned tuna

Let's get cooking!

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