Have you ever thought about what you’re craving for dinner and realized that nothing will quite hit home in the satisfaction department than a good, hearty pasta? Well, we’re total pasta lovers, so we can’t say we blame you, but sometimes it’s still nice to try something new even when we’re sticking to our favourite things. That’s why we always have our eyes peeled for unique and extra delicious homemade pasta recipes that would make great family dinners!
1. Curry spaghetti noodles
Like most households, spaghetti is a huge hit in our home with every member of the family. Even so, it’s nice to put a fun twist on your favourite classic dishes sometimes! That’s why we love the idea of making this curry spaghetti noodles dish from Pure Wow so much. We’re all big fans of spicy food as well, so it’s just about the perfect combination for our family.
2. Black and white pasta
If you’re going to make yourself an awesome tasting and unique new pasta recipe from scratch that you haven’t tried before, would you be thrilled to be able to make something that looks just as neat as it tastes? Well, especially if you’ve ever been a big seafood and shellfish fan, we have a feeling you’ll be rather intrigued indeed by this recipe from Reddit that shows you how to make “black and white” pasta covered in clams.
3. Laminated basil pasta with garlic brown butter sauce
If you’ve never tried “laminated” pasta before then we’re very sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out and we’d honestly suggest giving it a try as soon as possible! We’d never made or eaten it before we came across this delicious recipe from Just A Taste and now we simply can’t get enough of it. Check out their tutorial to learn more about how this laminated basil pasta with garlic brown butter sauce was made.
4. Baked zucchini “ziti” spirals with mozzarella
Perhaps you’re actually a huge pasta lover who has been trying your best to cut carbs and count calories but you can’t help feeling like you deserve at least the flavour or your favourite pasta dishes here and there? Well, if you’ve ever been a big fan of ziti spirals or noodle dishes involving mozzarella, them we think you’ll adore this low carb baked alternative that shows you how to replace the flat noodles in your rolls with shaved lengths of zucchini. Get the full details for making it happen on Pure Wow!
5. Pizza pasta bake
Perhaps you’re really just looking for something satisfying and delicious that you can enjoy on nights when you really want to treat yourself to a guilty pleasure dish and you’re not worried about things like carbs and calories in the least? Well, if you’re also a fan of other Italian dishes like pizza along with your love of pasta, then we really think you’ll appreciate the way Eclectic Recipes made this dish that combines both! Take a better look at their tutorial to see how this mouthwatering pizza pasta bake was made.
6. Meatball parm subs with deep fried pasta
Just in case you’re really craving just about any pasta based and tasty right now, here’s another guilty pleasure recipe that was actually a huge hit in our household as well! This recipe from Food & Wine guides you step by step through the process of making meatball parm subs covered with cheese and- yes, you read that right- deep fried pasta noodles.
7. Lasagna soup
Have you ever wished that there were more ways to enjoy the flavour of your favourite dish them just in its classic serving style because, even though you do want to change things up a little, you still just really love the taste? Well, if your favourite kind of pasta is lasagna, then we have a feeling you’re really going to love this lasagna soup outlined step by step on Pure Wow.
8. Chocolate pasta with chocolate hazelnut cream sauce, white chocolate shavings, and fresh berries
Are you the kind of sweets lover who regularly wishes that just about anything and everything you like could come in a chocolate version, since chocolate is your very favourite thing of all? Then we have a sneaking suspicion that you’ll get a huge kick out of the way Cooking Channel made this chocolate pasta with chocolate hazelnut cream sauce, white chocolate shavings, and fresh berries!
9. Three cheese Italian rigatoni pie
Just in case you weren’t quite done with the whole “guilty pleasures” recipe idea that we were talking about a little earlier on and you’re still on the lookout for something hearty and unique, here’s a pasta pie! Yes, that’s what we said. Check out One Little Project in a little more detail to see how this three cheese Italian rigatoni pie was made.
10. Peanut noodles
Beside pasta, have your favourite kinds of dishes actually always been those that are at least slightly inspired by Asian cuisine of different types? Well, if you’ve ever had the peanut sauce that’s so common in those kinds of dishes, then we think The Girl Who Ate Everything might just have the perfect fusion style recipe for you. It teaches you how to make peanut noodles from a homemade version of that very sauce and classic spaghetti noodles!
11. Gnocchi macaroni and cheese
Even though we know that gnocchi is actually a potato based dumpling and is therefore a little bit different than the average pasta noodle, we’re just as obsessed with it. We’re also huge lovers of macaroni and cheese, so imagine our excitement when we came across this combination recipe that combines the two in one place thanks to Pure Wow!
12. Avocado mac and cheese
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about different ways to make mac and cheese but you’re the kind of person who loves it so much you’re practically a collector of recipes by now, so you’re scouring our list for even more? In that case, particularly if you’re an avocado lover too, we think you’ll get a kick out of this creamy and green avocado mac and cheese from Eats Well With Others.
13. Squid ink spaghetti with shrimp and white truffle oil
Perhaps the idea you’ve found the most interesting on our list so far was actually the black and white pasta but you’ve never been a huge fan of clams? Then we think you might get along a little better with something like this equally black but practically gourmet tasting squid ink spaghetti with shrimp and white truffle oil, outlined step by step on Lemons and Anchovies.
14. Butternut squash lasagna
Did we really pique your interest when we started talking about alternative ways to make lasagna, but you’re not quite sure the soup idea we showed you earlier appeal to you? Maybe you were just really interested in the idea of replacing noodles with vegetables in pasta dishes to reduce carbs but the zucchini recipe we gave you didn’t really appeal to you. In either case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Recipe.com made this scrumptious butternut squash lasagna in surprisingly few simple steps.
15. Spaghetti salad
Maybe you’re such a big pasta lover that you’ll even eat it cold rather than hot and like it just the same? Well, we’re huge fans of different pasta salads too, so we can’t say we blame you. We’d also be willing to bet that you’ll love this delicious, veggie filled spaghetti salad recipe from Six Sisters Stuff just as much as we did.
Do you have another favourite and unique homemade pasta dinner recipe that’s always a huge hit in your house but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about it or link us to the recipe in the comments section so we can try it out too!