Pasta is one of the best foods out there and naturally, ”pasta recipes” is the term you’re probably googling every once in a while. Truth is, pasta evolves every day and there are probably tonnes of recipes you’ve not even heard of that you’re missing out on. Today, we will dive into the world of pasta and explore some of the best new twists out there, so you can cook some for yourself next time you feel hungry!
Cajun Chicken Pasta
You don’t need to be Jaime Oliver to cook pasta nicely, therefore our recipes won’t be super tough either. Our first one is Cajun Chicken Pasta, which is for all the chicken lovers out there. You’ll need 115 grams linguine pasta, 2 boneless chicken breast halves, 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning, 2 tablespoons butter, 1 red bell pepper sliced, 1 red bell paper sliced, 4 fresh mushrooms sliced, 1 green onion chopped, 1 cup heavy cream, some dried basil, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, lemon pepper, salt, and garlic powder.
Boil a large pot of lightly salted water, add pasta and cook for 10 minutes, then drain. Place the chicken and the Cajun seasoning in a plastic bag and shake to coat. Then, saute in the chicken in butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add the bell peppers, mushrooms and green onion and stir for 2-3 minutes. Reduce the heat! Now add the cream, basil, lemon pepper, and garlic powder, heat through. Add the cooked pasta and toss. Sprinkle some Parmesan and you’re ready to eat!
Creamy Pesto Shrimp Pasta
The second one of our pasta recipes incorporates the nation’s favourite – pesto – with some fancy shrimps. For this one prepare 1/2 cup butter, 2 cups of heavy cream, 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1/3 cup pesto, 450 grams large shrimp and 450 grams linguine pasta.
Boil a large pot of lightly salted water, add the pasta and cook for 10 minutes, then drain. In a large pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in cream and season with pepper, then cook 6 to 8 minutes while stirring constantly. Afterward, stir the Parmesan into cream sauce, stir it until it’s thoroughly mixed. Add the pesto and cook for up to 5 minutes until it’s thickened. Finally, stir in the shrimp and cook until they turn pink. Then serve!
Spinach Tomato Tortellini
We feel hungry just by reading its name, to be honest. Prepare 1 package cheese tortellini, 1 can diced tomatoes with garlic, 1 cup fresh chopped spinach, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon dried basil, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 2 tablespoons flour, 3/4 cup milk, 3/4 cup heavy cream and 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese.
Cook the tortellini until tender, for about 10 minutes. While the tortellini’s cooking, mix the tomatoes, spinach, salt, pepper, garlic, and basil together in a large pan over medium heat. Cook and stir until there are bubbles. Then, in a medium bowl, whisk the flour, milk, and cream. Stir the mixture into a pan along with the Parmesan, heat through then reduce it to low and stir until it’s thick. Drain the tortellini, then pour them into the pan with the sauce, stir and serve!
One Pot Mexican Pasta
All of the pasta recipes so far have been somewhat more or less challenging, so we’re including some easy ones for when you’re tired or lazy and just want to eat! For this Mexican pasta, you’ll need some Cheddar cheese, salsa, corn, beans, a tomato, avocado, and ground beef. Start by adding the ground beef to the pan. Then, add the tomato sauce and the salsa. Once it’s heated, add the pasta, the beans, tomatoes, and corn! The good thing is that you can totally customise this bit – add veggies of your choice! Then, add the cheese and stir again. That’s it! Isn’t it super easy?
Pesto Pasta With Sun-Dried Tomatoes
This is one of the easiest pasta recipes EVER. Toss the pesto in some sun-dried tomatoes, roasted asparagus. Then, add some mozzarella cubes and finish it off with a fried egg! Tasty, quick, easy.
Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce Pasta
For this recipe, you’ll need to prepare 230 grams of fettuccine, 1 tablespoon butter, 3 cloves garlic, pressed, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1/2 cup whole milk, 1/3 Parmesan cheese, grated, 1 large egg yolk, beaten, salt and ground black pepper and 2 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves. Cook the pasta and drain. Mix butter, garlic, heavy cream and milk in a pan over medium heat. When it warms up remove from heat and stir in Parmesan and egg yolk, while whisking, to prevent the egg from scrambling. Stir in the pasta and toss to combine, season with salt and pepper. Garnish with Parmesan and parsley and serve!
Yep, that’s right. For the days when nothing is going okay, you’re allowed to just get a pack of noodles and sit in front of the TV!
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