Pasta Dishes

I love pasta but usually I make a tomato-based sauce, which is getting a little old. I know there’s one zillion pasta recipes online; that’s the problem. I don’t want to spend the time finding something tasty and not know if it is, indeed, tasty.

Do you have any tried and true pasta recipes?

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6 responses to “Pasta Dishes

  1. Hi there! I found you from MSM. Great job on your de-clutter project below!

    I saw this post as well and thought I’d let you know about a new pasta dish I recently made. I’ve gotten so many boxes of free pasta last month, so I’ve been looking for new ways to use it too. I can’t say I have a recipe for you, but I made a white sauce (butter, flour, milk) and then I added about 3 oz. of cream cheese and 2 pieces of crumbled cooked bacon that I needed to use up. I served the sauce with chicken, broccoli and noodles and it was so very yummy! The cream cheese gave it a lot of flavor. I seasoned it up with salt, pepper, garlic and parsley.

    Jane

    • Canadian Home

      Cream cheese! That sounds awesome! I saw cream cheese on sale this week but didn’t buy any because we don’t buy bagels and that’s immediately (and only, apparently) where my mind goes with cream cheese. I’ll give this a try!

  2. Okay… super easy and fast! I don’t have exact measurments, so just work with what looks right to you.

    Chicken Broccoli Pasta-

    One chicken breast per person, cubed
    garlic (however much you like)
    grill seasoning
    One med. onion, diced
    chicken stock
    parmesean cheese
    pasta (spaghetti or linguini work best)
    broccoli flowerettes

    Sprinkle with grill seasoning and brown up the chicken in a non-stick skillet. Toss in the onion and garlic. When onion is sauted, add just a splash or two of chicken stock. Now, while all that is going on, start your water boiling. When it’s boiling, add your pasta. When pasta is three minutes away from being done (usually about five minutes in) add the broccoli to the same pot. When the pasta and broccoli are done, drain them and add to the chicken/onion/garlic. Toss with a ton of parmesean cheese and enjoy!

    I have a ton of other recipes for chicken and pasta… let me know if you need more.

    • Canadian Home

      This sounds great… and easy – my favourite! We eat a lot of chicken and pasta separately so I would love to hear any great combos you have!

  3. How about some pesto sauce? We tend to use tomato sauce often too but when Spring and Summer comes around and basil is fairly cheap (we try to buy a pot and grow it in our garden) we make pesto sauce.

    Here’s a recipe I found online (instead of cream, I use 2% milk and it still tastes awesome):
    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Phenomenal-Chicken-and-Pasta-in-Creamy-Pesto-Sauce/Detail.aspx

    • Canadian Home

      Thanks, Cheryl! We’re starting a garden this year and I think basil would be a great addition. Thanks for the link – cooking with wine… I can get behind that!

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