I couldn’t let a day like #WorldPastaDay go by unnoticed on DrizzleandDip. I’m traveling in Italy at the moment and eating my body weight in the stuff along with amazing gelato, cakes, pizza and, and, and. I’ve always wondered who makes up these food named days and how they become a thing on social media? Please drop me a comment if you can throw any light on how they come about. Anyway it’s here, and its as real as my love for it, so these are a few of  my fave pasta recipes on DrizzleandDip:

Tagliatelle with roasted butternut and mascarpone sauce

This is one of my all time favourite pasta sauce recipes as it breaks away from the more conventional and uses the roasted butternut creamed with Mascarpone to make a decadent but delicious sauce. I often include crispy pancetta into the mix as this adds a lovely salty element to the dish.

butternut tagliatelle with crispy bacon and mushrooms

Meatballs with Napolitana sauce

Classic and delicious. These meatballs are tender and always a winner.

meatballs with Napolitana sauce

Meatball & spinach ravioli bake

Here the meatballs get cooked with the spinach & ricotta ravioli in a tomato sauce and are then topped off with delectable fresh mozzarella to make this a super easy and super comforting pasta dish. I added spinach to the mix to add greens and its delicious.

meatball and spinach ravioli bake

Tortellini with Italian sausage meatballs

Here the meatballs are made out of fennel-laced-Italian sausages and baked with tortelleni in a tomato sauce with cheese.

tortellini & italian sausage meatball bake with spinach

Chicken meatballs with spaghetti & Marcella Hazan’s famous tomato sauce

I discovered Marcella Hazan’s life changing tomato sauce with this recipe and have not looked back.

chicken meatballs with spaghetti & marcella hazan's famous tomato sauce

Spinach and ricotta canneloni bake

Comfort food at its absolute best with a classic combination of spinach and ricotta smothered in a delicious tomato sauce with melty cheese. 

spinach & ricotta cannelloni bake

Lemony spinach ‘carbonara’

An old recipe from my archives and a vegetarian riff on a classic. I’m also obsessed with adding spinach to pasta dishes it seems as they feature everywhere. 

Bolognese mac & cheese

Another blast from the past but I absolutely love adding a tasty bolognese sauce to a mac and cheese.

bolognese mac and cheese

Sausage and pea carbonara

I love the combination of salty pork sausages and peas.

sausage and pea carbonara

Pasta with broccoli, anchovies and garlic

This is one of those dishes that is way more interesting than it looks or sounds. Packed with flavour, its a delicious recipe that will have you slurping up the pasta ribbons and wanting more. It certainly is my best way to eat broccoli.

broccoli pasta with anchovies, garlic & chilli

Rosmarino pasta with roasted tomato, feta and olives

I love how easy rosemarino are to eat and work just as well in a salad too.

rosmarino pasta with tomatoes, feta and olives



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  1. Yum! And Marcella Hazan is genius! I have the First and Second Italian Cookbooks and everything I have tried is absolutely delicious!

  2. My boyfriend made me you butternut pasta; it was amazing, thank you !! 🙂

  3. Sam

    Ah that’s so nice to hear Clara and I’m so pleased you enjoyed it.

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