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traditional homemade egg noodles being dried (some are traditional egg noodle shape for chicken soup and others are curly and look like ramen noodlees)

Easy Homemade Egg Noodles (For Chicken Noodle Soup & More)

This homemade egg noodle recipe is super easy and what I use to make classic homemade chicken noodle soup. In fact, these noodles are made with just 2 ingredients (four, if you count salt and water). So, if you’ve ever wondered how to make your own homemade noodles, this is […]

a large rectangular piece of lasagna in a pasta bowl

Abruzzese Almost-Bolognese (Lasagna al Ragù w/Porcini Béchamel)

This melty, cheesy, saucy, beefy lasagna al ragù uses whole sheets of golden fresh egg pasta layered with tomato and beef white wine sauce, creamy porcini béchamel, grated Grana Padano, and mozzarella cheese. It’s full of flavor and it’s much quicker than making authentic Lasagna Bolognese (which you should also […]

summer fresh tomato and zucchini pasta sprinkled with Grana Padano cheese

Easy Italian Summer Garden Spaghetti w/Zucchini & Fresh Tomatoes

This is hands down one of the best-tasting garden-fresh pasta recipes to cook right now. In fact, it’s so delicious we ate it for lunch four times last week. All you need is a little extra virgin olive oil, garlic, shallots (or onion), zucchini, and a variety of vine-ripened Italian […]

How to Make Homemade Italian Egg Pasta (Using Italian 00 Flour)

This homemade pasta recipe is simple to make and uses just 2 ingredients — Italian 00 Flour and eggs. If you’ve ever wanted to try making your own pasta, these noodles make great lasagna, ravioli, tortellini, or tagliatelle, even fettuccine, or cut a little wider to make chewy ribbons of […]

Mediterranean pasta salad with pasta, olives, fresh mozzarella, shrimp, sauteed asparagus and carrots, sun dried tomatoes, celery, cucumbers, and more.

Best Mediterranean Pasta Salad (Pasta Freddo)

This Mediterranean pasta salad recipe is pretty much a perfect antipasti platter in a bowl! I’ve used 3 of our favorite pasta shapes for extra texture, seasonal vegetables, prosciutto cotto (cooked Italian ham), baby shrimp, and fresh mozzarella for the protein, plus a few of our favorite pickled and cured […]

buttery yellow pappardelle with Venetian Duck Ragù

Italian Duck Ragù w/Pappardelle Pasta (Pappardelle al Ragù d’Anatra)

This Venetian duck ragù recipe is regional Italian cooking at its best. It comes from right here in the Veneto where we live and it’s one of our absolute favorite pasta dishes of all time. If you’re familiar with our Venetian Duck Ragù w/Bigoli Pasta, then you probably already know […]

classic italian tomato sauce

Simple and Velvety Italian Tomato Passata Sauce

This naturally (intensely) sweet tomato Passata Sauce recipe is in a word, delicious. We use it for making all kinds of toothsome pasta dishes and in some of our favorite lasagnas. You can use any type of jarred tomato purée for this recipe, but today (and for as long as […]

Speck and Asparagus lasagna just out of the oven

Italian Speck & Asparagus Lasagna (w/Asparagus Béchamel & Zucchini Crema)

This creamy, cheesy, slightly smoky, tomatoey asparagus and speck lasagna recipe is part of my yearly spring tradition of creating a seasonal asparagus-inspired Italian pasticcio. This lasagna is filled with layers of pan-seared asparagus, delicate slices of Italian Speck (plus a little crispy-fried Speck for even more flavor), intensely sweet […]

a ladle full of deep red tomato pasta sauce

How to Make Simple Classic Italian Tomato Sauce for Pasta

If you need a quick and easy tomato sauce for pasta this recipe is the most essential (and delicious) of them all.  Made with basic pantry staples — a jar (or can) of high-quality San Marzano (or Mutti brand tomatoes), extra virgin olive oil, onion, garlic, and a little carrot, […]

pan seared shrimp in a pan full of cream tomato alfredo

Easy Spicy Tomato-Alfredo and Shrimp Pasta (Anniversary Pasta)

If you love Classic Shrimp Fettucine Alfredo pasta we think you’ll really enjoy this delicious creamy zippier version filled with pan-seared shrimp smothered in a velvety tomato-alfredo sauce. It all starts with a quick homemade clarified shrimp-butter, then a little heavy cream, Grana Padano cheese, scallions, and garlic. It’s so good! […]

the most delicious creamy shrimp alfredo pasta ready to eat with huge red Argentinian shrimp on top of a zigzag regional egg pasta

Easy Shrimp Fettuccini Alfredo Pasta Recipe (w/Parmigiano Cream)

Shrimp alfredo pasta is made with sautéed garlic shrimp, tossed in a Parmigiano-Reggiano cream sauce with chewy ribbons of Italian egg pasta. It’s a restaurant-quality pasta alfredo recipe that’s so delicious, simple to make, and won’t leave you feeling like you need to take a nap. Sweet Argentinian red shrimp […]