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Top 10: Favorite Pasta Recipes

Leave your luggage and passports where they are – you can enjoy the incredible pasta of Italy at home with these easy and delicious Italian-inspired recipes. More

Top 10: Favorite Pasta Recipes

Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad

Tis the season for this incredible Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad, a tasty mash up of a traditional Caprese salad with a creamy Pesto pasta salad. With tomatoes and basil at their prime, the fresh flavors combined with homemade pesto perfection make this pasta salad a super-easy and gourmet way to bring sunshine to the table.
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Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pasta

Onions are a little like high school gym coaches. they have a reputation for being harsh, but warm them up a little and, boy, can they be sweet. In this case, 20 minutes of heat transforms the pungent bulb into a deep brown, sugary marmalade. Pair it with tangy goat cheese and you’ve got a rewarding pasta. More

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pasta

Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

Basil is known as the “King of Herbs.” But garlic, the so-called “Stinking Rose,” is a lowly clove. Who’d ever think the two would get along so well? My Cuisinart, that’s who. This Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad is a family favorite, the perfect combination of basil, garlic and pine nuts. More

Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

Creamy Spinach and Ricotta Pasta Recipe

True-blue Pastafarians, we ignored all the Carbaphobian warnings and continued to buy bulk- size boxes. No one was going to scare us away from the luscious white noodles – long and short, hollow and swirled. This is our nirvana, Mon...let’s all delight in this creamy dish of tender pasta paired with subtle ricotta cheese, mellow baby spinach and sharp, tangy Parmesan. More

Creamy Spinach and Ricotta Pasta Recipe

Garden Pasta Salad Recipe

How do you jazz up your plain old pasta salad? Ditch it and start over with this delicious and easy one, a Garden Fresh Pasta Salad chock full of crunchy vegetables and tender pasta, all tossed in a zesty Italian dressing. In fact, this pasta salad is so delicious, we`ve been known to add chicken and make a meal of it! More

Garden Pasta Salad Recipe

Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad Recipe

Think pasta salads are boring, greasy, salad bar staples? This spectacular Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad proves otherwise. Tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette and teeming with flavorful grilled peppers, zucchini, asparagus and onions, this full-of-incredible-taste-and-texture pasta salad is the life of the party!
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Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad Recipe

Hearty Pasta Fagioli Soup

This recipe for Pasta Fagioli Soup was, at one time, called Pasta FaJulie as I endlessly begged Lisa to create it for me. You see, I`m a sucker for classic Italian dishes, especially this hearty soup of pasta, beans and vegetables. Scrumptious and heartwarming spoonful after spoonful, this soup doesn`t disappoint.  More

Hearty Pasta Fagioli Soup

Pasta alla Norma Recipe

This classic Sicilian sauce has been hitting the right note since 1831, the year it was named for Bellini’s opera. Music to your palate, the sweet roasted eggplant is combined with a spicy tomato sauce and tangy ricotta salata, giving rise to a full-bodied aria. More

Pasta alla Norma Recipe

Quick and Easy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

How do you get everyone to say `Mamma Mia` with each bite? Simply whip up this quick and easy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta, fusilli coated in a creamy (yet cream-free) pesto-like sauce of roasted red pepper, sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan, almonds and olive oil. Mixed with fresh green peas and topped with ricotta and basil, who could resist? More

Quick and Easy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad with Asiago Cheese

Looking for the perfect pasta salad? Search no further because this quick and easy recipe for Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad fits the bill, a superb salad bursting with the flavors of sweet oven-roasted vegetables, Asiago cheese, fresh oregano and sun-dried tomatoes.


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Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad with Asiago Cheese

Spicy Pasta Puttanesca Recipe

Quick and easy, spicy and fragrant, robust and satisfying, it’s no wonder this Neapolitan dish, Pasta Puttanesca, is also known as “whore’s spaghetti.” Myth has it that prostitutes would use this aromatic sauce to lure men into their bordellos, so, unless you’re looking for unexpected visitors, keep your windows closed. More

Spicy Pasta Puttanesca Recipe

Zesty Pasta Salad with Fresh Vegetables and Herbs

Lisa knows how to make us all look good. In between critiquing my rouge application (“Like a clown”) and my dance skills (“Spaz!”), she has found the time to make us all chefs. If you can boil water, thanks to this quick and easy recipe, you can be Master of the Pasta Salad. With a few chops here and a slice and shake there, this fresh vegetable and herb-loaded pasta salad is tossed in a zesty lemon Dijon dressing in no time at all. You can thank her later, after she has corrected your pronunciation (“It’s PAH-stuh, not PAW-stah”) and posture. More

Zesty Pasta Salad with Fresh Vegetables and Herbs

How to Throw a Pasta Party

Want to throw a party straight from the pantry? You can with this super fun and easy Pasta Party, a carb-fest guaranteed to satisfy every appetito! More

How to Throw a Pasta Party

EASY PASTA RECIPE – Gnocchi 3 Ways


We love hacking our way through life especially when it comes to making dinner. One of our favourite cooking cheats is using ready-made store bought pasta (c`mon you know you buy it too)! We love that most of the leg work is done and all that we`re left with is customization. Check out how we transform grocery gnocchi into a gourmet Italian meal with a few easy steps!

ONE SKILLET GNOCCHI WITH CHICKEN

Ingredients:
1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium zucchini, chopped
¼ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1 large garlic clove, minced
½ tsp Italian seasoning
¼ tsp red pepper flakes
¼ tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
2½ cups chicken broth
½ cup half and half cream
2 (300g) packages uncooked gnocchi
4 cups loosely packed baby spinach, roughly chopped
5 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
¾ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Directions:
1) Heat olive oil in a large skillet oven medium heat. Add zucchini and cook for 3 minutes until golden. Add sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Stir cooking for 2 minutes. Stir in chicken broth and half and half. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir in gnocchi and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn heat to low and stir in spinach, chopped tomatoes, shredded chicken and Parmesan cheese. Cook for 2 minutes until heated through. Remove from heat and stir in parsley.

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EASY PASTA RECIPE – Gnocchi 3 Ways