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Pasta Recipes

Perfect Pasta!  Some of Nigella's favourite pasta recipes, from old favourites like Pasta with Ham, Peas and Cream and Spaghetti Alla Carbonara, to fresh flavours like Linguine with Mussels and Linguine with Lemon, Garlic and Thyme Mushrooms.  

Posted by Nigella      Serves 6

I like to use fusilli lunghi, which are like long golden ringlets (or, less poetically, telephone cords) but, if you can't find them,…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8

This is a real rib-sticker of a soup. Photo by Francesca Yorke.Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8

It is not quite normal to feel as joyous as I do when saying the words “Brussels sprouts”, but this recipe does not merely…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 10

As with all dishes that find their way into a country's repertoire, even oddball ones like this, there are many versions of this recipe:…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8

This recipe does involve a lot of fiddly preparation, but what it creates is addictive; every mouthful repays the effort a hundredfold.…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 2-3

This is child's play to make, and I use the term advisedly, since it is the invention of my ten-year-old son Bruno (Brunostrone, we…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 6-8

I do realize that a dish that needs an hour in the oven, might not, at first glance, seem to qualify for the epithet "quick", but…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 2

I think spaghetti carbonara is what Meryl Streep cooks for Jack Nicholson in the film version of one of my favourite books, "Heartburn",…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 2-3 children

When my children were younger, this was always one of their favourite teas and is now one of their favourite suppers. It serves 2…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 2

You might label this shiny black musselled variation of linguine alle vongole, linguine alle cozze, but to be frank, this version…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 2

Although this recipe does not itself issue from Italy, the inspiration is entirely Italian. One of my favourite things to eat is a…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 6-8

My children wouldn't care if all I ever gave them was pasta with some bottled sauce poured over, and I don't deny that's sometimes…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8

I have a feeling that this is another recipe with a del Conte derivation, although I have cooked it so often over the years, I can't…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 2

‘Ragout’ is French, ‘ragù’ Italian, and this meat sauce is certainly inspired by the Sicilian combination…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 4 heartily

This is in one sense wholly un-Italian, and yet the inspiration for it is the traditional pasta alla Norma, which combines aubergines…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 6 children, give or take

I'm sure that children's rights activists will think it cruel and wrong to lie to children, but there is no way I would ever tell…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 4-6

Well, how could I resist this translation of pasta alla puttanesca, whore's pasta as it usually is described in English? The general…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 4-6

This is one of my proudest creations and, I suppose, a good example of a recipe that isn't originally from Italy, but sits uncontroversially…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 6 as a starter, 4 as a main

You know, I'd eaten this a couple of times and made it myself (throwing in handfuls of peppery watercress as I did so) a few more…Read on

Posted by tess.ward      Serves serves 2

This is a 15 minutes quick dish. It is quick, fresh and light and a refreshing break from the heavy duty winter dishes. Perfect for…Read on

Posted by The Gourmet Vegan      Serves 2-4

This is such a comforting dish and a must cook for any pasta lover. These delightful bean balls are so incredibly simple to make (they…Read on

Posted by FrancescafromItaly      Serves 4

Another recipe from my maternal grandmother!Read on

Posted by UNA ROSSA IN CUCINA      Serves 4

A traditional first course for Sunday lunch. If you've never ventured into the preparation of home-made pasta, well this is the time…Read on

Posted by Edda      Serves 4

Yummy garlicky sauce to eat with pasta, and feel thrifty to boot! Serves 4 big eaters who like to smother their pasta...Read on

Posted by Glitters      Serves 4

Recipe curtesy of Cookinglight.com. Gorgeous hearty pasta bake.Read on

Posted by deadcellsociety      Serves 6

An interesting spin on the traditional Italian classic, using up what I had left in the fridge one afternoon and found it to be a…Read on

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