Italian Pasta Recipes


Here you'll find some of my favorite pasta recipes. An Italian tradition for hundreds of years, pasta can be used everyday for a year without repeating a dish. I love the taste! I love the texture! I love the flavor! I love the versatility! I love pasta and I definitely love these recipes.

From basic spaghetti to stuffed manicotti to fettuccine alfredo, the variety of pasta recipes are endless.

Sundays are always the traditional day for pasta. But of course it can be enjoyed any day of the week.

Some of the greatest pasta recipes have been redefined over and over by many of the best chefs in the world. Cooks and diners alike may find the different shapes of pasta amusing and sometimes challenging to eat and prepare.

There should be no short cuts when preparing these pasta recipes. Only the finest freshest ingredients should be used at all time. No jar sauce or powdered garlic could ever justify being used in an authentic Italian pasta dish. I shudder at the thought of such products being served to my guests let alone eaten by myself. Yes, I hate to admit it but I am a pasta snob.


Pasta is always better fresh. Fresh pasta allows you to be a more creative by adding flavor and color, dry works just fine as long as you purchase the right pasta.

Everyone should own a pasta maker even if you only use it a couple of times a year. It's always fun to get the kids involved when making fresh pasta. Though time consuming, it is well worth the effort.

Pasta is basically made two ways. Classic pasta is traditionally made with flour moistened with eggs and sometimes oil or water mixed to form a dough to be rolled out and shaped by hand. The second type is made with just flour and water. Both types can be made by using a variety of different flours.

When buying dried pasta make sure that it is made with 100% semolina flour from durum wheat. This just makes for a better quality pasta than some you may find in the stores. Check the ingredients before buying. This hold true even if your buying fresh pasta from a store.

So within these pages, lets discover, enjoy and share the many pasta recipes that will create memories for the whole family. I'm sure these pasta recipes will keep you busy for quit a while.

I hope you bought enough garlic.

Pasta Making
Before we get to the really good stuff lets start with delicious fresh pasta.

Spaghetti Alla Maranara
This is one of the quickest Italian pasta dishes, yet one of the most delicious.

Angel Hair Pasta with Asparagus Sauce
Light and elegant, slightly creamy best describes my recipe for Capelli d'Angelo with Asparagus Sauce. Simply delicious.

Four Cheese Stuffed Shells
Stuffed with four cheeses and served with a wonderful hearty bolognese sauce.

Penne with Vodka Sauce
Great sauce made with mascarpone cheese.

Mostaccioli with Cauliflower
Old family recipe I'm sure you will enjoy.

Lasagna con Cavolifiore
Creamy lasagna with cauliflower and ricotta.

Linguine Alla Bolognese
Creamy meat sauce made with four different meats.

Rotini with Red Peppers
Delicious Roasted red pepper sauce for pasta or seafood.

Chef Doug D'Avico's Risotto with Grilled Skirt Steak
A delicious dish from Trattoria No.10's Executive Chef.

Fettuccine Alfredo
Rich, creamy pasta to die for.

Pasta Primavera
Creamy pasta with fresh vegetables.

Chicken Tetrazzini with Broccoli
Excellent pasta dish.

Grilled Shrimp with Pasta and Fresh Tomatoes
Fresh tomatoes and grilled shrimp make up this delicious pasta recipe.

Potato Gnocchi with Fresh Tomatoes Sauce
Fresh tomatoes top this delicious potato gnocchi.

Linguini with Clam Sauce
Light summer meal with fresh clams and tomatoes.

Tuna with Basil Cream Sauce
Tender tuna with bow tie pasta.

Potato Gnocchi with Broccoli, Portobello and Sage
A creamy sage sauce tops this gnocchi with broccoli and Portobello.

Cannelloni with Ricotta and Spinach
A spicy tomato sauce tops this delicious stuffed cannelloni.

Orecchietta with Escarole and Chickpeas
Little ear pasta with delicious escarole.

Baked Penne
Delicious pasta mixed with Parmesan and ricotta cheese and topped with melted mozzarella.

Shells with Ricotta Sauce
Medium sized shells topped with ricotta, tomatoes, capers, onions and mozzarella.

Potato Gnocchi with Lamb
Tender lamb ragu tops these delicious little gnocchi.

Orecchietta with Rapini and Sausage
Excellent rapini and sausage mixed with orecchietta pasta and red pepper flakes.

Risotto with Tomatoes and Basil
Fresh tomatoes and basil make up this delicious risotto dish.

Fettuccine with Gorgonzola Sauce
Homemade spinach fettuccine with a creamy Gorgonzola sauce.

Luciano Pavarotti's Linguine
One of Pavarotti's favorite pasta recipes.

Spaghetti Alla Caruso
Spaghetti with chicken livers, garlic, onions and San Marzano tomatoes.

Vegetable Lasagna
Fresh vegetable lasagna is a great alternative to traditional cheese lasagna.

Sicilian Rice Balls
Traditional Arancini di Riso.

Fettuccine with Artichokes and Prosciutto
Delicious pasta with tender baby artichokes and Italian cured ham.

Spicy Cauliflower with Pancetta
Cauliflower spiced with red pepper and sauteed with Italian bacon.

Taganu D'Aragona
Delicious baked pasta layered with meatballs, tuma cheese and gravy.

Stuffed Cannelloni
Excellent cannelloni made with fresh basil crepes and stuffed with ricotta and spinach.

Rigatoni with Sausage Cream Sauce
Nothing is better with rigatoni than a delicious sausage cream sauce.

Crab Carbonara
Pasta with crab meat, pancetta, peas and cream sauce.

Crawfish with Tortellini
A delicious combination of crawfish with Parmesan cheese filled tortellini.

Pasta with Pesto
Delicious basil based sauce made with garlic, pine nuts, olive oil and cheese.

Cavetelli with Arugula
Excellent pasta dish with the peppery flavor of arugula.

Linguini with Red Clam Sauce
A favorite pasta dish with red clam sauce .

Broccoli and Provolone Alfredo
Creamy pasta dish smothered with fresh broccoli.

Rotelle with Ricotta
Light and airy ricotta seasoned with fresh herbs over pasta.

Spaghetti with Eggplant

Pasta covered with a tasty eggplant sauce.

Gnocchi with Ricotta
Gnocchi with creamy pieces of ricotta topped with mozzarella.

Spaghetti with Spinach
Spaghetti topped with baby spinach and cream sauce.

Penne with Zucchini
Simple pasta with zucchini, cherry tomatoes and basil with a touch of mint.

Farfalle with Chicken
Excellent springtime pasta recipe.

Pappardelle with Creamy Tuna Sauce
Wide noodles with tuna cream sauce.

Tuscan Pasta
Tasty pasta with toasted pine nuts and shrimp.

Shrimp Artichokes and Pasta
Great lemony combination of shrimp and artichokes.

Basil Mozzarella Tomato Risotto
Creamy risotto topped with mozzarella cheese.

Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
Delicious mixture of sun dried tomatoes, cheese, almonds and basil .

Pasta with Red Beans and Veggies
Tasty rigatoni with beans and fresh vegetables.

Ricotta Gnudi
Light fluffy boiled ricotta topped with basil tomato sauce.

Rigatoni with Spinach and Ricotta
Fresh and tasty pasta dish.

Pasta with Sausage Peppers and Onions
Pasta topped with tender pieces of Italian sausage and vegetables.

Shells with Salmon Cream Sauce
Flaky Atlantic salmon mixed with pasta and a dill cream sauce.

Pasta with Mushrooms Spinach and Walnuts
Delicious four cheese cream sauce covers this pasta dish.

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
Simple spaghetti in garlic and oil.

Penne and Broccoli with Fresh Mozzarella
Melted fresh mozzarella tops this great pasta dish.

Chef Pat Marone's Penne alla Cognac
Delicious pomodoro sauce blended with a cognac cream sauce.

Tagliatelle with Baked Pumpkin and Sage Butter Sauce
Pasta with chunks of pumpkin seasoned with nutmeg in a great sauce.

Trofie with Pesto, Potatoes and String Bean
Liguria pasta dish with a delicious pesto sauce.

Fettuccine with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil
Healthy pasta recipe using whole wheat pasta.

Ravioli with Spinach
Tasty low cal ravioli dish with fresh spinach.(Healthy Italian Recipes)

Rigatoni with Eggplant
Traditional eggplant mixed with whole wheat pasta.(Healthy Italian Recipes)

Wild Mushroom Risotto
Creamy rice with exotic mushrooms.

Tagliatelle with Broccoli
Fresh broccoli blended with butter,olive oil and breadcrumbs.

Savory Polenta
Creamy polenta, a favorite Italian staple

Aromatic Fresh Herbs with Gnocchi
Fresh herbs with homemade gnocchi.

Sagnarelli with Beef Tenderloin
Tender beef in a Gorgonzola cream sauce.

Ground Meat Tomatoes and Spinach
Finely ground meats seasoned and mixed with tomatoes and spinach and served over penne pasta.

Cheese Lasagna
Layers of pasta filled with cheese and topped with meat gravy.

Pasta with Bacon
Delicious pancetta sauce with pasta.

Meat Stuffed Shells
Shells stuffed with ground meat and sausage.

Tomato Spinach Lasagna
Layers of pasta filled with ricotta, tomatoes and spinach.

Tortelloni with Gorgonzola Spinach Cream Sauce
Herb stuffed tortelloni with a creamy Gorgonzola cream sauce.

Spaghetti alla Lemone
Lemon, basil and Parmesan cheese top this delicious pasta dish.

Penne with Spinach
Nutritious spinach and Gorgonzola cheese top this pasta dish.

Rotini with Mushroom Sauce
Creamy mushrooms top this delicious pasta dish.

Penne with Pancetta, Spinach and Treviso
Delicious pasta dish with roasted garlic and Italian radicchio.

Spinach Ricotta Tomato Pasta
Fresh ricotta, spinach and tomatoes are mixed into pasta.

Italian Sausage Puttanesca
Great pasta dish made with, Sicilian sausage, Kalamata olives, capers and tomatoes.

Gnocchi Carbonara
Light fluffy gnocchi with a rich velvet cream sauce made with cheese and eggs.

Orecchiette with Mini-Chicken Meatballs
Great pasta dish with juicy mini-chicken meatballs, mozzarella and basil.

Fried Spaghetti
Crispy pasta.

Crisp Gnocchi with Tomatoes and Basil
Crisp and creamy gnocchi with cherry tomatoes and basil.

Artichoke Risotto
Deliciously creamy rice with tender baby artichokes and Parmesan cheese.

Easter Pie
Traditional Easter Pie stuffed with delicious meats and cheeses.

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