Category Archives: PASTA

Tagliatelle with bolognese sauce

Tagliatelle with bolognese sauce

Outside Italy, Bolognese sauce often refers to a tomato sauce with meat (beef or pork) added, and typically bears little resemblance to ragù alla bolognese. In Bologna ragù alla bolognese is customarily paired and served with tagliatelle, made with eggs and northern Italy’s soft wheat flour. Acceptable alternatives to fresh tagliatelle include other broad flat pasta shapes, such as pappardelle or fettucine, and tube shapes, such as rigatoni and penne.  Serving spaghetti with Bolognese sauce is actually a sign of mediocrity in the understanding of Italian cuisine, but it is very popular outside Italy. 

Chicken sausage and vegetables pasta

Chicken sausage and vegetables pasta

Making your own chicken sausage is not something most people would consider, unless they lived in rural Italy and maybe 50 years ago and more. Since sausage is readily available and chickens are no longer in everyone’s backyard, the technique is not so popular anymore. However, for those adventurous types, homemade chicken sausage is pretty easily made with normal kitchen tools and can be wonderfully delicious. Flavorings can be adjusted and changed to whatever your preferences are. This chicken sausage is very versatile and easy to cook and can be used for pizza or spaghetti sauce or whatever recipe that calls for sausage.

Luckily, nowadays is possible to find really great chicken sausages in every supermarket.

Different Types of Pasta

Different Types of Pasta

Lunch in an Italian restaurant is simply not complete without a delicious plate of spinach lasagna or spaghetti bolognese. Pasta is one of best things to come out of Italy. There are around 300 different types of pasta, and probably approximately four times as many names for them. New shapes are being designed and named everyday.

Nowadays, you can get almost everything in your nearby food store. In the exclusive section of instant/packaged food, you can find some of the best known pasta shapes. Get a packet, boil it well into the salt water and drain the excess water to make your desired recipes within a few minutes. People who are very particular in their selection can choose to make fresh content at home by using quality pasta die makers available in commercial marketplaces.

Penne with Broccoli, Walnuts, and Pecorino

Penne with Broccoli, Walnuts, and Pecorino

Penne is traditionally cooked al dente and served with pasta sauces such as pesto and marinara. Penne is a popular ingredient in pasta salads. Penne makes an excellent and versatile pasta for many applications because of its very practical design. Penne is a good pasta to serve with fairly thick creamy or tomato-based sauces as its shape holds the sauce well. It’s also good for using in pasta bakes.

Pasta With Mushroom Sauce

Pasta With Mushroom Sauce

Italians have many mushrooms, and many mushroom sauces for pasta. This is no surprise; mushrooms go very well with pasta, their rich earthy flavors nicely complementing the other ingredients in the sauce, especially tomatoes and cream.

Pasta with mushroom sauce is a creamy pasta that can make a satisfying one-bowl meal. Shell pasta is cooked with mushroom white sauce and cheese. A dot of brandy can add a nice flavor-but you can omit it too. Serve warm with garlic bread.