I think one of the best things I’ve learned how to do in the kitchen is how to make homemade pasta sauce. On cozy, and maybe lazy nights, I love to whip up a simple, fresh pasta dish. I typically go for simple tomatoes and garlic for mine, but Louisa’s recipe suggestions have me ready to venture off the beaten path to try something new. (Also, random, I’m dying to get a spiralizer! Do you have one and love it too?!)
5 Pasta Recipes to Make This Winter
Guest post by Louisa from Living Lou
I can’t be the only one who eats pasta at least once a week, can I? If I need something really quick after working a long, 12 hour day, a quick pasta dish is the answer. If I need to relax and decompress when a project hits a hiccup or a situation goes south, I’ll close my computer, turn up the music and hunker down in the kitchen with a comforting pasta recipe to cook. Cooking and sharing food with the people I love is something that makes me so incredibly happy, and I think everyone can agree that pasta, is without a doubt the ultimate crowd pleaser. I mean, we all love carbs, don’t we? It’s about balance, friends! Pasta for dinner tonight, salad for lunch tomorrow.
When I work on these posts, I’m always trying to solve a problem, whether it’s packing your lunch, essential cooking techniques, or tips for cooking for one, I’m always trying to help come up with a solution. So I want to know, what do you struggle with the most in the kitchen? What recipes or techniques do you want to tackle, but aren’t sure how? Or is there a recipe or a topic you’d love to know more about? Let us know in the comments below!
In the meantime, I think pasta is important, and these recipes will change your life.
Everyone has their favorite pasta shape and rigatoni is without a doubt, one of my absolute favorites. This recipe is my newest pasta recipes with a creamy tomato-based sauce with chicken, olives, red pepper and basil. It’s to die for. I can’t stop eating this!
You guys, this pasta recipe, is so easy, but it seems fancy because you start by making a chili garlic oil. I know, you’re making a homemade infused oil! Which seems crazy and complicated, but actually, the secret is just eating up oil slowly on the stove with tons of garlic and hot chili flakes. This pasta recipe is so simple, fresh and flavourful it will blow your mind.
Ok, this one is a cream-based sauce with sausage, so I’m not going to lie and pretend it’s healthy. It’s definitely on the more indulgent side of the spectrum. But this is the kind of pasta you need for those nights when you have a bad day at work, or someone isn’t texting you back, or you’re left out of something and feeling a little down (we’ve all been there!).
If you’ve never tried kale and sausages together, you are seriously missing out! These two ingredients go together like peanut butter and jam. I love this recipe because I love kale, sausages, pasta and cheese (not in that order), and it combines all of them.
5. Light vegetarian fare: asparagus and white bean pesto pasta
Whole wheat pasta + pesto + asparagus + tomatoes + white beans. Need I say more?