Our best pasta recipes & techniques will have you cooking like an Italian Grandma.
Polenta Recipe


Polenta is one of my favorite side dishes, and far more simple than a lot of people think. In this recipe video, I make a simple and tasty polenta that would go great as a side dish for roast chicken, braised dishes like oso bucco, or simple classic dishes like chicken piccata .
Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a classic Mac ‘n Cheese. We all know the box versions, and I’ve been guilty (in a former life) of loving those. But now, I prefer the rich, creamy, cheesy version that I can make at home. The basic technique is to make a béchamel sauce, then a cheese...
Ravioli with Chicken and Sundried Tomato

Ravioli with Chicken and Sundried Tomato

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a quick and simply ravioli with chicken and sun dried tomato dish. Simple, because I'm just using my favorite store bought cheese ravioli's. There is lots of good product out there, and while I love making my own, I frequently don't have...
Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs

In this recipe video, I show you how to make my beloved and honored spaghetti and meatballs. Spaghetti was a mainstay in my house as a kid…we had ground meat in the sauce itself (Bolognese) which is great, but I love to sink my teeth into a tasty meatball. I make spaghetti and meatballs every few...
Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara

In this recipe video, I how you how to make a pasta carbonara…a close cousin of fettucini alfredo, another one of my favorites. I’ll generally make carbonara with fettucini, spaghetti, or linguini, and love the egg based sauce it creates. The salty taste and crisp texture of the bacon is also...
Dave Beaulieu January 2nd, 2011 Pasta
Italian Meatballs Recipe

Italian Meatballs

In this recipe video, I show you how to make, one of, my versions of Italian meatballs. I love a great meatball, covered in a rich tomato sauce & spaghetti, and I make these every few months. And one of the nice things about meatballs, is you can modify them pretty easily with other meats,...

How to Roll Out Pasta Dough

Once you have a pasta dough made, your next step is to roll it out into sheets, from which you can easily make long pastas, like spaghetti and linguini, or cut rounds for raviolis or other stuffed pastas.
Dave Beaulieu January 1st, 2011 Pasta
Fettucini With Pork Sugo Recipe

Fettucini Pasta with Pork Sugo

In this recipe video, I show you one of my favorite pasta dishes, fettucini with pork sugo. A sugo is a pasta sauce, that is generally meat based, and cooked for hours and hours. This one, using pork, combines some tomato, onion, celery, carrot, several herbs/spices, and cream to make a luscious...
Mushroom Risotto Recipe

Mushroom Risotto

In this recipe video, I make a mushroom risotto recipe that probably ranks among my wife’s top 3 favorites. We both love the creamy consistency of the risotto, set up by the al dente rice. And in this risotto, the earthy mushrooms bring a delicious, distinctive flavor – and also create a perfect...
Butternut Squash Agnolotti

Butternut Squash Agnolotti with Brown Butter Sauce

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a butternut squash agnolotti, with a brown butter sauce…a recipe that just screams Autumn. Now I’ll admit that this recipe takes a significant amount of time to make. If you make the pasta, then the filling, then the agnolotti (BTW – you can do ravioli...
Dave Beaulieu November 14th, 2010 Pasta

How to Make Pasta Dough

I’m not going to lie to you and say that making your own pasta is the easiest thing in the world, but it’s also important that you know it’s not hardest. I generally only do it if I want to make pasta for a special occasion, or want to make my own stuffed pasta like ravioli or anglelotti. Neither...
Basic Tomato Sauce Recipe

Basic Tomato Sauce

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a basic tomato sauce; something every cook should know. And while I would never claim that mine is the one and only, I do think this version is very good. I use this sauce directly on pasta, but this is also one of the mother sauces that you can take...

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