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The 10 Pasta Recipes to Know

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It's easy to look to pasta as that happy weeknight cure-all: the palette on which to throw any bits and bobs, to dress with the random things hanging out in the pantry, to just top with cheese and call it dinner. But there are some classic pasta dishes -- or just really delicious ones -- that we love having up our sleeves: the ones that can work as well on a weeknight as for a wine-drunk dinner party. Here are the 10 pasta recipes you should turn to -- and to save room for in your memory bank.

Nigel Slater's Really Good Spaghetti Bolognese by Genius Recipes

Bolognese from Food52

 

Pasta Puttanesca by Snafu06

Pasta puttanesca from Food52

 

Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter by Genius Recipes

Tomato sauce with onion and butter from Food52

 

Birthday Lasagna by Merrill Stubbs 

Birthday lasagna from Food52

 

Grandma DiLaura's Italian Ricotta Gnocchi by cdilaura

Gnocchi from Food52

 

Spaghetti Carbonara by brette warshaw

 

Al Forno's Penne with Tomato, Cream & Five Cheeses by Genius Recipes

Penne from Food52

 

Broccoli Aglio e Olio with Gremolata Breadcrumbs by healthierkitchen

Broccoli aglio e olio from Food52

  


Down and Dirty Pasta e Ceci by fisheri

Pasta e ceci from FOod52

 

Linguine con Vongole by TheWimpyVegetarian

 

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3 months ago Angel

This is really Good!!!!!!

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4 months ago Glen

I want to thank you for the most wonderful recipes I have ever had the pleasure of finding in one spot. So many meals and just not enough hours in the day to make them all. I thank my lucky stars that I stumbled upon Food 52. I love this site.

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7 months ago Margaret

I don't know what my family would do without bucatini all'amatriciana - it has saved me countless times! It's so fast, easy, and most importantly, delicious! I simply cook chopped onion and bacon (or pancetta) in a bit of olive oil with a pinch of crushed red pepper and a couple dashes of red wine vinegar. I then add crushed (or fresh) tomatoes and cook for approx 10-15 min. Just toss with bucatini (or spaghetti or even gnocchi) and top with parm cheese. Soooo good!

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7 months ago HomeKuchen

Seafood pasta in vodka (or marsala) cream sauce is quick,easy to prepare, and oh so luscious.

Stringio

7 months ago Elizabeth Hille Cribbs

I think a Penne Arrabbiata recipe is always a winner. It took me years, but I finally have a go-to recipe, and it's been a huge relief many a time when I get home late. The dish takes 30 minutes from start to finish, and it's wonderful plain but even better with some fresh mozzarella, julienned basil, and Pecorino Romano. That's MY go-to pasta dish.

Lardofavon

7 months ago The Lard Of Avon

While simple in ingredient, a good cache y pepe is not as easy as it sounds. Too bad a recipe for that did not make the cut.