There are a lot of pasta recipes here. Great thing about pasta is that it is very filling.
Where I came from, rice and noodles are in our daily diet. If my mom cooked any pasta for a meal, we would be jumping with joy.
After moving here in the States, I am in a happy place. I even incorporate pasta into Asian recipes as substitutes. If you live so far away from your closest Asian store like I do, you came to the right place.
Through my mother, I learned an awesome method to cook pasta. It never fails. This method applies to almost all brands, such as Barilla, any store brand, except Rozoni. Once you learned this method (coming soon), you are on auto-pilot.
Before moving on to exploring the delicious recipes, I would like to talk about pasta varieties.
I am grateful that there are so many out there that it helps you and I having more fibre intake. I am sure if you are watching your diet, last thing you want to do is to eat more carb. But it is very irresistible, right?
You can have some alternatives, like whole grain or whole wheat pasta. The texture and smell of these 2 kinds of pasta are very different from any typical pasta we always have. If you had never tried either one of them, I would encourage you to try the Barilla brand to begin with.
But if you don't like that idea, I would highly recommend you to try any pasta with vegetables added. Their texture and smell are no more different than any typical pasta.
Besides, they are so colorful that it
enhances the presentation of your
Everybody loves to eat with their eyes, right?
Different healthy choices of pasta
There are also some exotic pasta that you can hardly find out there, except online. But we may cover that in the future.
Now, let's check out these fantastic pasta recipes.
Many pasta dinner recipes on EZ-DinnerIdeas.com can be done in one pot.
Most of the time, I cook the pasta till al dente and drain, leave the pasta in the strainer, put the big sauce pot on the stove top and cook the rest of the ingredients. Then, last step, combine everything with the pasta and serve. Sounds too simple to be true? Yes, it's that simple.
So, here is something for you to consider. Do you want to get the dinner on the table that you can't even wait for another 10-15 minutes more? Do you prefer to take your time to prepare other ingredients or do something else while you are waiting for the pasta and do less dishes later?
By answering these 2 questions, it will help you to figure out if you want to do everything in one pot.
Using the right size of pot will make your one-pot pasta dinner pasta successful. Too tall or too small of that pot just don't cut it. Here are my picks of the sauce/soup pots for different stove tops.
Stainless 6-Quart Sauce Pot with Lid
Rachael Ray Nonstick 5-Quart Covered Oval Saute
KitchenAid Hard Anodized Nonstick 6.0-Quart Chef's Pan with Lid
10 Quart Nonstick Ceramic Dutch Oven
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