Delicious pasta recipes are incredibly versatile, which is one reason why they're so popular. Pasta comes in a huge variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, and even easy pasta recipes can use these to delicious effect. That's why the experts at Appliances Connection have compiled this list of five of our favorite pasta dishes. Whether you use store-bought noodles or you want to make your own, one of these simple weeknight recipes will have something for you.
Matt Stone's King Prawn and Fennel Sorpresine
Making your own pasta can be an intensely rewarding experience, as this recipe for king prawn and fennel sorpresine from Miele demonstrates. The recipe makes a lot of pasta, so you can make a lot of it and store it for the future. The sorpresine sauce combines garlic, capers, and shallots for a rich flavor.
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Maltagliati with an Artichoke Sauce
Maltagliati is a type of pasta made with scraps of dough, and it's very easy to make without specialized equipment. This recipe for Maltagliati with artichoke sauce comes from Bertazzoni. Its simple, natural ingredients combine for a mouthwatering effect.
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Penne Pasta with Spinach and Smoked Tomatoes
If you're looking for a simple, nutrient-rich pasta recipe, try this penne pasta with spinach and smoked tomatoes from Weber and Jamie Purviance. Hand-smoking the tomatoes gives them a very distinctive flavor, while the red pepper flakes add spice.
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This recipe for Tortellini Rustica is from Viking, and it serves up to eight people. It's a very hearty pasta dish that can pair with many types of salad, and the sauce is deceptively simple to put together. Meanwhile, the chicken adds healthy protein to the dish, and the cheese blend will make any dairy lover smile.
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Squid Ink Pasta with Clams and White Wine
If you're looking for a truly indulgent pasta recipe that your guests will be sure to remember, consider making this squid ink pasta with clams and white wine from Fisher & Paykel. Not only is the pasta jet-black due to its use of squid ink, but it's homemade. The clams add distinctive flavor to the pasta, but keep in mind their salt content: you probably won't want to salt the pasta water before you boil it.
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What pasta do Italians eat most?
The most popular pasta in Italy is penne pasta.
What can I put on top of plain pasta?
Think of plain pasta as a blank canvas for food. You can put nearly anything on it, from vegetables to your favorite sauce.