Round and Round Pasta

  • prep time10 min
  • total time 30 min
  • serves 6 - 8
Giada De Laurentiis
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This fun pasta recipe is sure to be a hit with the kids. Serve Round and Round Pasta for lunch or dinner.

35 Ratings
Directions for: Round and Round Pasta



1 lb(s) rotelle pasta

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

2 shallots, thinly sliced

3 medium carrots, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds

½ tsp kosher salt

¼ cup orange juice

3 medium zucchini, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch rounds

2 cups cherry tomatoes

1 lb(s) sweet italian sausages, cooked, cooled and sliced into 1/2-inch rounds


½ cup mascarpone cheese (4 oz), at room temperature

1 Tbsp lemon juice

Zest of 1 large lemon

1 tsp salt, plus extra for seasoning




2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes. Place the pasta in a large bowl.

3. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots, carrots and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Cook until the carrots begin to soften, about 4 minutes. Add the orange juice, zucchini and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil. Cook until the juice thickens and the zucchini is tender, about 2 minutes. Add the zucchini mixture to the pasta.


1. Whisk together the mascarpone cheese, lemon juice, lemon zest and salt in a small bowl until smooth.

2. Pour the dressing over the pasta. Add the tomatoes and sausage slices and toss until coated. Season with salt.

See more: Cheese, Vegetables, Dinner, Kid-Friendly, Lunch, Main

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