If only everything in life were as reliably delicious as pasta. Whether you prefer brown butter gnocchi, creamy mac and cheese or chicken Parmesan, this staple food always delivers. Celebrate Italy’s famous export with these best-loved pasta recipes.
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5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Beef Bolognese
Ready to make the most comforting dinner with the least amount of effort? Then you’ll love this beef Bolognese. It only requires five ingredients, plus a little salt and pepper!
Spanish Mac & Cheese with Chorizo
While you can’t go wrong with traditional mac & cheese, Lynn Crawford gives the classic comfort dish a gourmet twist with the addition of chorizo sausage, smoked paprika and Dijon mustard.
Pan Fried Gnocchi With Sage, Lemon, and Brown Butter
This simple pan fried gnocchi comes together in under 30 minutes and is the perfect weeknight pasta dish. It gets its flavour by browning the butter first, which gives a really toasty and nutty aroma to the final dish.
This Spanakopita Lasagna mashes up everyone’s favourite Italian and Greek dishes. With layers of spinach and herbs, feta and ricotta, and a classic béchamel, it’s a perfect comfort dish that everyone will love.
Pappardelle Duck Ragu
With luxurious fall-apart duck legs, yummy pasta and plenty of veggies, this is sure to be your new go-to pasta recipe. Also, this is a hearty make-ahead dish: it improves over time and lends a richness to the noodles that keep you wanting more.
Winter Greens Mac and Cheese
Enjoy this cheesy, creamy pasta for dinner, while sneaking in a healthy serving of vegetables, too!
Mark McEwan’s Ricotta Gnocchi
A switch-up to traditional potato gnocchi, this pillowy ricotta version is lighter, easier to make and just as versatile. Served with a luxurious gorgonzola cream sauce, the Italian dumpling will be your new go-to for an extraordinary dish that’s a breeze to pull off.
30-Minute Chicken Parmigiana
Whether you’re whipping up this easy and soul-satisfying dish for a family or planning for an intimate weeknight meal, the main course’s classic old-world Italian flavours and simplicity will quickly make its way into your dinner rotation.