Pasta Recipes include old fashioned Italian pastas, Macaroni and Cheese and Macaroni Tuna Salad.
popular now in the news often because they are a good
carbohydrate made with hard grain
Other enriched nutrients pasta contains are protein, iron, vitamins, thiamine B-1, riboflavin B-2, niacin, and folate.
addition of sauces such as tomatoes, rich with the antioxidant
Lycopene, considered by many experts to reduce the risk of certain
cancers, add more excellent nutrition.
Some pasta recipes can be served alone, with minimal seasonings, or mixed with a variety of good healthy vegetables, cheeses, or meats.
They are quick to
prepare, often within 30 minutes from start to finish.
Cold Pasta Salad Recipe Easy
Delicious, simple cold salad with Homemade Dressing.
Have ready instantly for unexpected guest.
Homemade Noodles Recipe
Recipe to make noodles for Fettuccine Alfredo.
Can also make into other types of pasta.
Italian Lasagna Recipe
Has that restaurant quality and taste!
Rich and creamy.
Made with three cheeses.
Includes a second recipe with a creamy Cheddar Cheese And Buttermilk Sauce.
Children are fond of this one.
Spaghetti Pasta Recipes
Two delicious homemade recipes that tastes like restaurant made.
Served with a special topping.
out the recommended salad dressing for a very special, quick and easy
Made easy with three cheeses, tomato sauce and Italian spices.
Bake in the oven.
Use large pots with lots of room for water pasta to boil vigorously.
I call it a hard boil.
For each 8 ozs. of dried uncooked pasta use 3 quarts of boiling water and 1 teaspoon salt.
Add 2 teaspoons olive oil per 8 oz. of pasta to help the pasta from sticking together when you first added it to your pot. (optional).
Add the dry pasta to the boiling water, a little at a time.
To prevent long pastas like spaghetti that you want to remain unbroken, hold a bunch of it together in one hand and gradually slide the pieces into the water, making a spiral shape as it softens, while stirring.
That also helps to keep the temperature from dropping and aids in keeping the pieces from clumping together.
Do not cover pot.
Most all pasta instructions on how to cook pasta say to cook it until it is al dente.
When it reaches that stage, it is cooked soft with a small core that is firm.
Some folks prefer that core to be cooked completely making the pasta softer.
Test your pasta for your preferred stage of done by taste-testing before the cooking time is up.
If you think it needs more cooking, keep testing every minute or two.
Pasta will continue to cook after removing it from the stove if it is not cooled immediately.
To do that you will need to either drain the pasta and rinse it in cool water or drain it and set the pot in a larger pot of cold water.
Be careful not to over-cook your pasta, especially if you plan to cook it more by adding it to another dish, like a casserole for additional cooking.
Your recipe for your other dish should supply instructions at what stage cooking or not cooking before adding it.
TIP: Pasta Recipes that are going to have a separate sauce like spaghetti mixed into it after cooking should not be rinsed.
Rinsing washes the starch out of pasta.
Starch helps sauce adhere to it your pasta.
It is best to rinse the starch if pasta will be added to salads, especially if you are going to add a salad dressing.
TIP: Serving freshly grated Parmesan and Romano Cheese over your pasta at the table will give you a better, fresh Italian taste!