Weeknight Cooking

9 Weeknight Pastas

November  3, 2011

Nothing makes for a faster and more satisfying weeknight supper than a warm bowl of pasta, simply sauced. Here are 7 simple, delicious any-day pastas, plus a famously easy sauce, and an ingenious technique with tomatoes that requires no cooking at all. Weeknights just got a whole lot better.

Daddy's Carbonara by Eric Lifton

Daddy's Carbonara

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Grandma DiLaura's Italian Ricotta Gnocchi by cdilaura




Baking Sheet Mac and Cheese by amanda

Mac and Cheese


Linguine with Brown Butter, Sage, and Poor Man's Parmesan by thirschfeld

Linguine with Brown Butter, Sage


Lemon Ricotta Spaghetti with Arugula by melissav

Lemon Ricotta Spaghetti


Linguine with Bread Crumbs and Kale by Hotplate Gourmet

Linguine with Bread Crumbs


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

Tomato Sauce


Cold Sauce by Roxanne DeRosa

Cold Sauce


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Written by: hadleysage

Cook, writer, Food52 contributor.

1 Comment

isabelita November 7, 2011
Pasta menues. How did you know this is what I was thinking. You two are amazing.