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Traditional Italian Pasta Dishes


traditional italian pasta dishes

Traditional Italian pasta recipes were made from scratch at home using fresh pasta. They made their pasta by preparing a dough and rolling out different kinds of pasta shapes using rolling pins and cutters. An authentic and traditional pasta tastes much better than the one made with store bought ready-made pastas. Here are some recipes.

Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce and Mushrooms

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The spaghetti noodles used in this pasta recipe has been prepared fresh at home a day before and then refrigerated.

Ingredients:

  • 2 (~119 g each) red bell peppers
  • Handful of Button Mushrooms
  • 2-3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium and finely chopped shallots
  • 4 cloves garlic minced or finely chopped
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper 
  • 1 1/2 cups Almond Milk
  •  2 Tbsp yeast 
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch 
  • 12 ounces spaghetti noodles

Instructions:

  • Roast bell peppers on the stove or a in an oven at 500 degrees F for 30 minutes. Remove the peel and seeds.
  • Cook pasta as per the instructions on the packet. Drain and keep aside.
  • Take a large skillet and pour in some oil. Add the mushrooms and saute.
  • Shallow fry the shallots and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer the sautéed onions and garlic in a blender and blend with roasted peppers and some almond milk, yeast and cornstarch.
  • Add some paprika for heat.
  • Blend into a smooth sauce and then transfer again to the skillet to cook. Continue simmering, until nice and thick.
  • Add the boiled pasta noodles to this sauce. Mix well and garnish with cheese and herbs.

Vegan Macaroni and cheese Pasta

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The elbow macaroni used in this pasta recipe has been prepared at home a day before and then refrigerated.

Ingredients:

  • Elbow macaroni – 8 ounces
  • Broccoli florets, cleaned
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped 
  • Peeled and grated potato, 1 cup
  • Chopped button mushrooms, 1 cup
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon Paprika
  • Pepper as per taste
  • Mixed herbs ½ teaspoon
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

Instructions:

  • Boil pasta in salted water. Drain and set aside.
  • Take a medium saucepan and heat some oil.
  • Sauté onions until translucent.
  • Add the grated potato, mushrooms, garlic, spices and stir well.
  • Let the mixture boil until the potatoes are nice and tender.
  • Transfer to a blender and grind to a smooth paste. Add some yeast to the blender before grinding. You can add some water to make it a little thin. You can also add cashew paste to make it thick.
  • Add the pasta in the sauce and add some vinegar in the end. Garnish with herbs and cheese.
  • Now toss the cooked pasta into the pesto sauce and the balance pasta water. Serve hot. 
  • You can also add some variations to this dish by adding some vegetables of your choice. This is a very nutritious and healthy recipe as it has the goodness of pine nuts and basil. 

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