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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.

closeup of baked ziti with tomatoes and cheese covered pasta noodles some gooey and some crispy

Baked Ziti with Ragù (from Scratch)

If you’re looking for a warm, cozy pasta dish to make right now, this piping hot, ooey-gooey (easy) baked ziti recipe is the one. With its beefy Italian ragù, perfectly chewy pasta, fresh mozzarella, and Parmigiano cheese it’s pasta al forno the whole family will love. This is a great […]

closeup of a braiser dish filled with spaghetti with zucchini and Grana Padano cheese

Simple & Delicious Pasta alle Zucchine (Spaghetti with Zucchini)

This classic Italian zucchini pasta is perfect for busy weeknight dinners or when you’re fridge is nearly empty. If you’ve got spaghetti and zucchini, you’re more than halfway there. Pan-seared zucchini rounds, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, and a little grated Grana Padano or Parmesan cheese are all you need to […]

closeup of garganelli egg pasta noodles in a shrimp and tomato sauce

15-Minute Shrimp Pasta w/Garganelli (the Italian Way)

We LOVE all kinds of shrimp pasta and this recipe is probably our favorite of the bunch. It’s definitely the one that gets made the most anyway.  The flavors are so delicious and it takes 15 minutes to pull off from start to finish (really). Plus, it’s healthy too. With […]

Radiatore Pasta with Sautéed Zucchini + Corn

This delicious corn and zucchini pasta recipe is filled with garden-fresh sweet corn and summer zucchini and takes less than 30 minutes to make. So, if you’re looking to try out a new pasta shape, or just trying to get the kiddos to eat more veggies, this is a really […]

a serving of plated pasta in a white pasta bowl with bits of golden brown garlic bits and crispy prosciutto bits glistening with olive oil

Spaghetti Aglio Olio e Peperoncino w/Crispy Prosciutto

Pretty much everyone loves spaghetti, from the youngest among us to the oldest of sweet Oldies.  This pasta is based on “Spaghetti Aglio e Olio” but has a porky prosciutto di Parma twist — a bit of crispy fried prosciutto adds a slightly smokey flavor-bomb finish to each bite. And […]

closeup of a white pasta bowl filled with spaghetti and clams

Italian Spaghetti with Clams (Spaghetti alle Vongole)

Spaghetti alle Vongole (or as you may already know it, Spaghetti with clams) is one of our top 3 favorite pasta dishes.  This briny delicious pasta tastes exactly like the salty sea the clams come from.  It’s the perfect seafood pasta to make right now and pretty easy to get […]

fork holding a mouthful of cajun royal red spaghetti with a shrimp on it

Cajun Style Royal Red Shrimp Pasta for One (or a crowd)

Jumbo shrimp, meet spicy Cajun! This Cajun-style shrimp pasta is ready to eat in 15 minutes!  No joke. Nine to 10 minutes for the pasta to cook to “al dente” while the sweet Argentine Royal Red shrimp cook in just about 2 1/2 to 3 minutes.  Toss the pasta with […]

closeup of fresh egg maccheroni pasta with purple and red sauce

Fresh San Marzano + Purple Carrot Tomato Sauce w/Maccheroni

This simple and rustic naturally purple’ish San Marzano tomato sauce is not to be underestimated. With just a few quality ingredients you can be enjoying a big ole bowl of beautiful, sweet, tomatoey pasta with chewy ‘pasta fresca’ (fresh egg pasta). And it only takes 30 minutes.  Adults and kiddos […]

Sausage + Mushroom Maccheroni Pasta in the pot looking scrumptious and glistening

Easy Sausage and Mushroom Maccheroni Pasta (For Any Night of The Week)

If you’re looking for a new easy pasta recipe to add to your menu rotation, this one’s really delicious and easy. This pork and mushroom tomato pasta sauce is made with Italian “salsiccia” (a high-quality fatty pork sausage seasoned with just salt and black pepper), sweet jarred tomatoes, pan-seared golden […]

closeup of ragù alla bolognese sauce in a aubergine colored Le Creuset Dutch oven on a bright orange and white checked table cloth

The Best Authentic Ragù alla Bolognese (Bolognese Ragù Sauce)

This restaurant-quality Italian Bolognese ragù recipe is really as good as pasta gets. It’s the stuff of tagliatelle dreams and gnocchi naps. This Ragù is based on the official Italian Academy of Cuisine’s original recipe and it couldn’t be easier to make. A rich slow-simmered beefy, porky, tomato sauce with added […]

a closeup of an oozing hot square of lasagna Bolognese slice with layers of spinach egg pasta, ragù alla bolognese sauce, bechamel and Parmigiana cheese on a piece of brown parchment paper on top of a gold and pink tray

Classic Lasagna alla Bolognese (Authentic Italian Lasagna Recipe)

Do you want to make Lasagna alla Bolognese the way Italians do? If so, this is the only recipe you’ll ever need. This authentic Italian lasagna from Bologna, Italy is melty, rich, and luxurious without feeling heavy. A slow-simmered beefy, porky, tomato, and wine ragù, layered in between sheets of spinach […]

lasagna with asparagus on top in a white ceramic lasagna pan

Asparagus & Prosciutto Cotto Lasagna w/Asparagus Bechamel

This lasagna recipe is a house favorite and gets requested multiple times a season whenever asparagus is popping up everywhere.  Filled with layers of pan-seared asparagus, delicate slices of prosciutto cotto (Italian cooked ham), generous helpings of sliced fresh mozzarella, grated Grana Padano cheese, a green asparagus-infused bechamel, and one […]