Our Favorite Pasta Recipes

Go Italian with SAVEUR magazine's favorite pasta recipes. Savor such favorites as spaghetti with lobster or clams, pasta primavera, lasagne, shrimp scampi, pesto, ziti with sausage and fennel, tube-shaped pasta with wild mushrooms, tagliarini with citrus zest, and veal pasta sauce with red, green, and yellow peppers.

Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera
Sirio Maccioni, the well-known restaurateur of Le Cirque fame, has been acknowledged for creating this dish. Get the recipe for Pasta Primavera »Matt Taylor-Gross

Pasta Cacio e Pepe (Cheese and Pepper Pasta)

Pasta Cacio e Pepe
Less is more in an elemental Roman pasta dish which takes its spiciness from cracked black pepper toasted in oil. See the recipe for Pasta Cacio e Pepe (Cheese and Pepper Pasta)Helen Rosner

Rigatoni with Pancetta Tomato Sauce

Rigatoni with Pancetta Tomato Sauce
Enriched with white wine, a bit of dried chile heat, and loads of deliciously salty pancetta, the sauce for this version of the classic Italian dish comes from Salvatore Denaro, the chef at Montefalco's Arnaldo Caprai winery. See the recipe fro Rigatoni with Pancetta Tomato SauceDave Hagerman

Creamy Orzo Risotto with Meyer Lemon and Wild Mushrooms

Creamy Orzo Risotto with Meyer Lemon and Wild Mushrooms
Simmering orzo slowly with butter, shallots, and chicken stock and enriched it with cream yields a silky, risotto-like texture. See the recipe for Creamy Orzo Risotto with Meyer Lemon and Wild MushroomsHelen Rosner

Lobster Linguine with Chiles

Lobster Linguine with Chiles
This classic pasta, from award-winning chef Fulvio Pierangelini at his restaurant, Irene, in Florence, Italy, is enriched with the lobsters' coral, or roe sac. It adds a pop of briny flavor to the pasta, but can be omitted if the lobsters you buy don't contain it. Get the recipe for Lobster Linguine with Chiles »Christina Holmes

Pasta with Carrots, Risotto Style

Pasta with Carrots, Risotto Style
We adapted this recipe from The Minimalist Cooks Dinner by Mark Bittman (Broadway Books, 2001). If you can't find the short, twisted "twin" pasta called gemelli, use penne instead. See the recipe for Pasta with Carrots, Risotto StyleFarideh Sadeghin

Triple Garlic Linguine

Triple Garlic Linguine
The pasta for this potent and luxurious dish is cooked in chile-spiked chicken stock and bolstered by three preparations of garlic: roasted, fried, and sauteed. See the recipe for Triple Garlic LinguineRomulo Yanes

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs recipe
Lou Di Palo shared his grandmother's recipe for the meatballs that he sells at his family's store, Di Palo's Fine Foods, in New York City; they're composed of pork, beef, and veal and flavored with four kinds of cheese. Get the recipe for Spaghetti and Meatballs »Jasmine P. Ting

Pappardelle with Mixed Mushrooms, Ricotta, and Walnuts

Pappardelle with Mixed Mushrooms, Ricotta, and Walnuts
A mix of sautéed mushrooms, toasted walnuts, ricotta, thyme, honey, and pappardelle, this pasta dish needs only a green salad on the side. Get the recipe for Pappardelle with Mixed Mushrooms, Ricotta, and Walnuts »Farideh Sadeghin

Classic Easy Lasagna

Lasagna
Lasagna gets a bad rap for being a labor-intensive dish, but with a few shortcuts, like starting with store-bought lasagna sheets, you can make a great version any night of the week. See the recipe for Classic Easy LasagnaFarideh Sadeghin

Buckwheat and Ricotta Gnocchi with Cream, Peas, and Spinach

Buckwheat and Ricotta Gnocchi with Cream, Peas, and Spinach
Making gnocchi with buckwheat flour gives the pasta weightiness and an earthy flavor that pairs perfectly with a spring mix of peas and spinach. See the recipe for Buckwheat and Ricotta Gnocchi with Cream, Peas, and SpinachCon Poulos

Kale and Sausage Penne with Lemon Cream Sauce

Kale and Sausage Penne with Lemon Cream Sauce
This is a pasta dish of strong flavors: dark, earthy kale is offset by bright lemon cream and a warm, aromatic heat from crushed red chiles and garlic. See the recipe for Kale and Sausage Penne with Lemon Cream SauceMaxime Iattoni

Farfalle with Cavolo Nero Pesto

Farfalle with Cavolo Nero Pesto
In this rendition of traditional Genoese pesto, sweet and nutty cavolo nero (also known as Tuscan kale or Lacinato kale) is used in place of basil and pine nuts. See the recipe for Farfalle with Cavolo Nero PestoLaura Sant

Summer Bolognese

Simple Weeknight Meal, Summer bolognese
This recipe for summer bolognese has the classic comfort of bolognese, but without the heaviness of a red sauce, instead embracing the summer's bounty of gorgeous tomatoes and fresh basil. Get the recipe for Summer Bolognese »Farideh Sadeghin

Baked Manicotti

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A little nutmeg added to the ricotta filling for this classic baked pasta imparts a subtle note of spice. See the recipe for Baked ManicottiVirginie Blachere

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi
An Italian-American classic, shrimp scampi is a simple dish of sauteed shrimp tossed with a sauce of white wine, garlic, lemon juice, and butter, then served with pasta. See the recipe for Shrimp ScampiFarideh Sadeghin