Simple dishes like this Spaghetti with Artichokes and Tomato, are among my favorite thing to make. The sauce takes just about the same amount of time, as cooking the spaghetti it self. So it’s super fast to make. And treated right, the ingredients come together in perfect harmony, giving a ton of flavor and the impression, that it’s a recipe you’ve been working on for hours.
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Like all pasta, I love cooking Ravioli, because it’s so easy to make hundreds of different, delicious recipes. And while making your own ravioli is pretty time consuming (although I love it), there are lots of great store bough brands, that will allow you to get a complete meal made in about 20 minutes. Here I do a recipe for Cheese Ravioli with Chicken and Peas.
We all think of Pesto as the green pasta sauce, made with basil, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, etc…but over the past several years, I’ve come to think of pesto as a technique as much as a specific recipe. If a pesto is simply a pureed, generally uncooked, pasta sauce…well, then you can make all kinds of pestos. And one of my favorites is walnut pesto.
Alfredo sauce is as simple as it is delicious. I mean cream and cheese…how you can go wrong? I keep this alfredo sauce recipe to just a few ingredients, but it’s actually a very easy sauce to modify with things like garlic, shallots, herbs, or other vegetables. And it has a ton of uses.
Until recently, a Bolognese sauce has always meant a tomato and meat sauce. So I was blown away when I saw Lidia Bastianich take a totally different spin on the recipe, creating a White Bolognese. This sauce, still with meat, drops most of the tomato, adding a bit more cream and ricotta…which leaves it…well…white.
Traditional basil pesto is one of my favorite pasta sauces, and I’m making a spaghetti pesto, or penne pesto every month or two. But I’ve recently added a twist to the traditional version, that I’m absolutely loving…Spaghetti with Broccoli Pesto. Broccoli pesto tastes a bit stronger/more flavorful than the standard basil pesto, and just like the standard, goes great with pasta.
I love a good pesto…but I also love to tinker with recipes, and it’s in that spirt that I made this broccoli pesto. Traditionally, pesto is a very tasty combo of ground, garlic, pinenuts, parmesan cheese, olive oil and…basil. I love it. But I also love broccoli. And I really love the health benefits of eating broccoli, so I fiddled around a bit, and started make broccoli pesto essentially,
Chicken & Penne pasta is one of my all time favorite dishes, because there are about a thousand different ways you can change it up. In this recipe, I show how to make Chicken Penne Arrabiata, which is an Italian dish with spicy rich tomato sauce. The sauce, is similar to a standard marinara or pomodoro, but it’s spiked with some hot chili flakes and red wine vinegar. When combined with
I’m not sure why Penne Pesto has become such a classic combination, but I do know that it’s a damn fine pasta recipe. I’ll end up making pesto every few months (generally in large batches and freezing some), as it’s really easy to make, tastes great, and can be used in a ton of different ways. For this recipe, I’ll show you how to toss the fresh pesto sauce with some penne pasta, a bit of oli