Pasta & Pasta Sauce Recipes

Garlic, Spinach, Olive & Cheese Pennette">garlicspinachandchesspennetepasta

Garlic, Spinach, Olive & Cheese Pennette">

Cheesy, tart, savory & rich, this dish is easy to make and intensely satisfying. Because you can make the garlic paste ahead of time, this is a perfect recipe for a busy weeknight. If you wanted to make it even
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Porcini Pasta w/ Alba Truffles">Trufflepasta

Porcini Pasta w/ Alba Truffles">

When you’re working with white Alba truffles, one of the world’s most amazing ingredients, a dish doesn’t have to be complicated to be amazing.  Here we’ve paired them with porcini pasta and parmigiano reggiano cheese to further emphasize their intensely
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Truffle Ravioli w/ Morel Cream Sauce">truffle_ravioli_w-morel_cream_sauce-THMB

Truffle Ravioli w/ Morel Cream Sauce">

Morels and truffles in the same recipe?  If you’re a fan of these delicacies, pasta dishes don’t get much better than this. This recipe is easy, but the results are luxurious – earthy, creamy & decadent. If you don’t have
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Lobster & Crab Ravioli w/ Soy “Caramel” Sauce">lobster_&_crab_ravioli-THMB

Lobster & Crab Ravioli w/ Soy “Caramel” Sauce">

East meets West in this unusual (and tasty) pasta dish. Sweet crab & lobster pasta served with a gingery “caramel” sauce. Drink Pairing: Riesling Wine, especially one from Alsace Ingredients:             Makes 4 Servings 18oz Lobster & Crab Ravioli 2 tbsp
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Guanciale Pasta Carbonara">guancialepastacarbonara_thumb

Guanciale Pasta Carbonara">

Take carbonara to new heights with intensely flavorful guanciale (cured pork jowl) instead of bacon.  This version is creamy, cheesy, very lemony and porky. Wine Pairing: Chardonnay Ingredients:             Makes 4 Servings 1/4 lb Guanciale, diced 8.8oz Dry Tagliatelle (we used
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Squid Ink Pasta w/ Squid, Tangerine & Peppers">squid_ink_pasta_w_squid-THMB

Squid Ink Pasta w/ Squid, Tangerine & Peppers">

This dish combines striking flavors with a striking presentation. Briny black pasta with tender squid, spicy piquillo peppers, crunchy breadcrumbs, salty bottarga & citrusy tangerine. Wine Pairings: Vermentino or Albarino Ingredients: Makes 2-4 Servings 1/2lb Dried Squid Ink Linguini Half
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Lemon Porcini Orzo">lemon-porcini-orzo-THMB

Lemon Porcini Orzo">

This simple side dish harnesses the flavors of browned butter, lemon, and wild porcini mushrooms to make orzo exciting. Ingredients: (Makes About 3 Cups) 1 cup Orzo Pasta (we used Rainbow Orzo) ¾ tsp Porcini Powder (or grind your own
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Truffle Cream Pasta Sauce">trufflecreampasta-thumb

Truffle Cream Pasta Sauce">

Creamy, truffle-y and easy, this simple sauce satisfies truffle urges using affordable truffle products. We served it atop black truffle tagiolini, but you could substitute plain tagiolini, linguini or spaghetti. Ingredients: Makes Four Appetizer Servings 4 tbsp Unsalted Butter ¼
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Mushroom Pasta Sauce with Lemon Persillade">mushroompastasauce_thumb

Mushroom Pasta Sauce with Lemon Persillade">

This pasta sauce recipe contrasts earthy mushrooms and rich butter with a persillade – a blend of raw garlic, flat leaf parsley and lemon zest. We originally created this sauce to pair with wheat germ porcini tagliatelle, but you could
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Truffled Lemon Pasta with Bacon & Chickpeas">truffledlemonpasta_thumb

Truffled Lemon Pasta with Bacon & Chickpeas">

This dish is a study in decadence balanced with bright flavors.  On one side you have rich, swoon-inducing bacon and truffle.  On the other – fresh mint, lemon, pea tendrils and fresh chickpeas. Drink Pairing:  Rosé Wine Ingredients:                   Makes 4 Servings
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Braised Rabbit with Morels Over Pappardelle">braisedrabiitwithmorelsoverpappardelle_thumb

Braised Rabbit with Morels Over Pappardelle">

We’ve done braised rabbit dishes several times on the blog, but we keep finding new variations on this versatile meat – and each is very different from the last.  The flavors in this dish are deliciously simple – morels, butter,
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Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Pasta Sauce">lemongarlicshrimppasta_thumb

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Pasta Sauce">

We created this very simple, very satisfying sauce to pair with wheat germ lemon & peppercorn linguini, but you could serve it over plain linguini, spaghetti, etc. It’s very good served hot, but also delicious cold and would make a
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