Who doesn’t love pasta? Arguably Italy’s Number 1 export (I know pizza is delicious too) pasta dishes range from tasty to super duper delicious. Here are 10 of my favourite pasta recipes (lockdown lovelies) from 2020.
You simply can't go wrong with a delicious bowl of pasta at any time of the day, any day of the week, any time of the year. There are endless variations of shapes, sauces and techniques to keep you satiated and occupied all year round. 2020 has seen us stuck indoors so far, so I've been hard at work creating delicious recipes that feature not only store bought pasta, but also fresh (when pasta couldn't be found on any supermarket shelf!). Hopefully you'll love my favourite pasta recipes as much as I do.
Store bought or fresh pasta?
The answer is quite simply, BOTH! Some dishes are perfectly happy with store bought pasta (let's face it, we don't all have the time to make fresh egg pasta, but for a treat or to create some fo the more adventurous stuffed pasta dishes, fresh is the way to go. Once you've made fresh pasta yourself once or twice, you'll wonder what all the fuss was about. It's really easy, and the texture is quite literally out of this world! But don't beat yourself up... you decide which way to go.
This mushroom ragu, rich with umami is the perfect partner for some very simple fresh pasta, torn into random shapes. Such a splendid combination of taste and texture. The perfect vegetarian pasta dish - try my mushroom ragu with torn pasta recipe and you'll see why I love it so much.
This classic Italian Spaghetti Amatriciana is a splendid blending of salty pancetta and tomatoes. So simple, so full of flavour. A divine little pasta dish, any day of the week.
If you're looking for a really impressive pasta dish to serve to your friends or family. Then this delivers on all fronts! Meltingly tender osso buco (beef shin) cooked to perfection and made into the perfect pillow soft ravioli. It really is a dish for royalty! Amaze yourself with my recipe for osso buco ravioli!
If you can get over the amazing vibrant colour of this spaghetti with cavil nero and almonds you'll be left once again amazed by the absolutely delicious flavour. Who knew that a bit of cabbage and some nuts could taste so sensational! This REALLY is a top notch pasta sauce to try at home.