Homemade gnocchi Bolognese or (gnocchi ragù Bolognese) is a pasta bowl full of bear hugs — it’s warm, cozy, and 100% satisfying! Total comfort food. This recipe is made completely from scratch and in the authentic Bologna way which puts it squarely in superstar pasta territory. Pillowy spinach dumplings covered […]
If you love pasta as much as we do, you’re in the right spot. Here you’ll find all the “buona fides” (our delicious authentic regional Italian pasta dishes), plus a few tasty cross-cultural recipes. Each pasta recipe is loaded with love (and carbs) and made from scratch in my kitchen here in Italy. You’ll find everything from homemade egg pasta, to whole wheat pasta, bronze-drawn (and gold-drawn) pasta dishes, and our family favorite cozy lasagne and pasticcio recipes –there’s a little bit for everyone here.
Spinach Gnocchi is a delicious healthy twist on my classic potato gnocchi recipe and it’s just as easy to make! Fluffy as pillows, these bright green tender little dumplings pair with any gnocchi sauce you can think of from the ultra creamy to the super meaty gnocchi Bolognese. Skip the […]
This crab pasta is perfect for any seafood lover! Lucious linguine tossed in a silky white wine crab sauce (Italian granchio blu) — this restaurant-quality seafood pasta has everything you could want flavor wise. Based on a Venetian crab pasta dish from one of our favorite restaurants here in Venice […]
This paccheri recipe (aka Paccheri con Sugo di Gamberi e Zucchine) was inspired by a handful of paccheri pasta dishes from one of our favorite restaurants in Venice, Italy (Antiche Carampane). Toothsome “slappy” tube-shaped paccheri gets paired with a simple seafood sauce as it’s often served here in the coastal regions […]
You can find gnocchi on menus just about everywhere here in Italy — light, tender, toothsome, pillowy potato pasta dumplings! But making homemade gnocchi is incredibly simple and costs next to nothing (which is exactly why you should make your own). To make this potato gnocchi, you only need 3 basic […]
This is the best light and creamy mushroom pasta recipe! Creamy garlic mushroom sauce gets its delicious forest flavor and perfectly “meaty” texture from one of our favorite stars of the fungi family — Italian Velvet Pioppini mushrooms. And this easy pasta is ready in less than 30 minutes. Earthy, […]
If you’ve ever wondered how to make bright green chewy pasta with bite, this is the recipe for you! Homemade spinach pasta is easy to make and this recipe uses just 4 ingredients — twice-milled semolina flour (semolina rimacinata), eggs, and a bit of extra virgin olive oil. This spinach […]
This homemade tortellini recipe is 100% made from scratch and it’s easier to prepare than you might think (especially filling and folding them). “Tortellini in brodo” or little meat and cheese stuffed pasta cooked in homemade broth is one of Bologna Italy’s most iconic pasta dishes along with Bolognese ragù, […]
This homemade egg pasta recipe is simple to make and uses just 3 ingredients — a combination of soft wheat Italian 00 flour, semolina rimacinata (twice-milled hard wheat flour), and eggs. If you’ve ever wanted to try making your own pasta, this is probably my favorite recipe on the site. […]
This easy beefy homemade spaghetti sauce recipe is the best! Not only is it super quick and ready in just about 35 minutes, but it uses just 7 ingredients and it freezes really well making mid-week meal prep a cinch. Which by all standards, makes this a perfect spaghetti sauce […]
This is the easiest lasagna recipe you’ll ever make and it could not be more delicious. Mama A’s melty delicious Italian ham and mozzarella lasagna is filled with layers of fresh egg lasagna, delicate slices of prosciutto cotto (Italian cooked ham), generous helpings of shredded mozzarella, grated Grana Padano cheese, […]
Classic Tagliatelle alla Bolognese (and pappardelle alla Bolognese) is as good as pasta gets and it’s incredibly easy to make! A rich slow-simmered beef, pork, and tomato Italian ragù with extra flavor from soffritto and the addition of white wine, milk, and beef stock tossed together with wide ribbons of […]
This lightly creamy spicy pasta recipe encompasses everything I want in a comforting bowl of pasta — chewy artisanal Abruzzese Verrigni gold-drawn pasta (even more porous than delicious bronze-drawn pasta), Italian salsiccia, piquant Abruzzo Ventricina salami, garlic, herbs, onions, carrots, a little wine, and a splash of cream come together […]
This creamy sausage and wine pasta sauce could not be easier to make or more delicious and it’s ready in just 25 minutes from start to finish! Inspired by “Pasta alla Norcina” from the Umbria region of Italy (and also with what I had in my fridge when I made […]
Everything you need to make springy, slippery delicious alkaline ramen noodles at home. Plus, these are the perfect noodles for homemade dan dan mian.