Reader Eats: Italian pasta dish recipes from around the world

On this page you'll find the Italian pasta dish recipes I've received from readers around the world. Now I'd like to enlist your help to grow this section, so if you have a recipe please submit it here.

C'mon... you must have a favorite pasta dish you like to whip up for guests! Or maybe an easy pasta staple that you turn to when the cupboard's bare or you're out of inspiration?

If so, share it for all the world to see... I know I'd like to learn it! Thanks!

vegetable_pasta_recipe Nuccia's vegetable pasta recipe

This stupidly easy vegetable pasta recipe comes courtesy of my mamma-in-law's good buddy Nuccia Pelliccia. (What a cracking Italian name!). Called ‘penne zucchine pomodoro’ in Italian, it combines molten zucchini (AKA courgette) with fresh chopped tomatoes, basil and a seriously fiery chili kick.

italian_salmon_pasta_recipe Heidi's salmon pasta recipe

This pasta recipe was sent to me by a very kind Belgian lady named Heidi. To luscious spinach tagliatelle it adds a leek and onion crunch, fresh salmon strips, and subtle mix of herbs and spices. It's just amazing to me that a recipe as simple as this can result in such a tasty meal.

orecchiette_recipe Rosetta's orecchiette pasta recipe

I received this traditional ‘Pugliese’ recipe from an Italian mamma named Rosetta Chirico. It offers a lovely contrast - rolled beef, the 'kick' of celery leaf and tomato and cheese-smothered little ears (orecchiette).

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Carole's turkey tagliatelle recipe

Perfect for using up leftover turkey after Christmas or thanksgiving, this baked tagliatelle recipe is a real creamy meat treat. (Don't have leftovers? Just fry up turkey from scratch - I explain how.)

Quick Recommendation: Italians have pasta and Germans have their noodles. And Southern Germany in particular just loves 'em! Check out my German friend Gerhild's German noodles page to learn more and explore some tasty traditional treats.

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Toby's lasagna heaven for frugal gourmets who cook from scratch 
First of all, I'm going to give you the method and suggestions for ingredients and baking information. You will be able to decide how large a lasagna to …

Pasta olio e aglia (oil and garlic pasta, AKA 'Pavarotti's Pasta') 
Serves 2 Ingredients: - Boiling water with a good handful of salt. - 1 packet of capellini pasta (I like the Barilla) or if you use the nests, …

Pesto sauce recipe - made with a Chef's Knife or Mezzaluna 
This is the pesto sauce recipe I used to make pesto in the days when I was a poor college-student. Of course, I did not have a blender or food processor, …

Spaghetti noodles and cheese 
I just made this tonight, and it is AMAZING! What you'll need: - 3 large, fresh basil leaves (cut into ribbons or small pieces) - 1 fresh garlic …

Tomato Meat Sauce 
This is an AWESOME tomato meat sauce and i recommend it with fresh spaghetti or rigatoni. It's great for family meals or when you are cooking for others. …

Green Bean Pasta Primavera (Ready in 30 Mins!) 
(Matt: this green bean pasta primavera or 'pasta salad with green beans' as you may have heard it called is a super-fresh crunchy delight. Thanks for …

Hannah's Black Truffle Pasta 
Direct from Ireland, Hannah's black truffle pasta... Serves 2 - Daddy and Hannah Ingredients: 1 large red chili 2 cloves garlic 2 shallots …

Our Favorite Italian Pasta Dish 
Our favorite Italian pasta dish is the most mouth-watering veg and sausage treat, which we make at our house. It's simple too, and the whole family hops …

Italian Side Salad Recipe 
Well this is not a pasta recipe, but it is a fine side salad to go with any pasta dish, and so easy to put together! Italian Side Salad Recipe 1 …

Swiss lemon pasta recipe 
My Swiss colleague suggested this cream and lemon pasta recipe, called Stroh und Heu an Zitronensauce in German, and even helped me translate it into …

Pasta with butter 
( Matt - Pasta Recipes Made Easy: This pasta with butter dish is quick to make and seriously scrumptious. The key is to make sure you use 'sweet' unsalted …

Manitoba Street Pasta 
( Matt - Pasta Recipes Made Easy: This spinach pasta recipe combines what I reckon is a really unique blend of cheese, garlic, wine, tomatoes, olives and …

Italian Meatball Soup 
I was given this Italian meatball soup recipe years ago without any explanation. This dish is also called Italian wedding soup; a common soup name …

Pasta Pesto Recipe with Avocado 
This tangy pasta pesto recipe serves 4 and tastes super fresh. Ingredients 400g/14oz dried linguine pasta 2 hass avocados (ripe) 1-2 cloves of garlic …

Best Vegetarian Pasta Sauce 
Ingredients - 1 1lb.12oz. can crushed tomatoes, or whole Roma tomatoes, drained and crushed - 1/2 can whole black olives, or 1/2 cup marinated (deli) …

Cherry tomato sauce with pasta 
Cherry tomato sauce for pasta Ingredients 3-4 cherry tomatoes Pasta Cream Chopped garlic Black pepper Chilli flakes Salt Olive oil 5-6 …

Sesame oil tagliatelle with mushroom and almond 
Dinner heaven tonight! I've no idea what recipe I was trying to emulate, it was just made up on the spot. Try it out :) - Cook tagliatelle …

Spinach pasta recipe (spaghetti) with garlic  
Hey Matt, This recipe is from Bill Granger's ' Every Day ' recipe book (I sometimes tweak this recipe though depending on what's in the pantry!). …

Mom’s Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe 
Introducing Mom’s homemade spaghetti sauce recipe, which uses just one crockpot to cook everything. Ingredients: - 1 large can diced tomatoes …

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