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Old 09-07-2015, 12:41 PM   #1
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Your favorite pasta dishes?

What are your favorite pasta dishes? What is your favorite kind of pasta?
I love ziti, fettuccine, and spaghetti.
My favorite pasta dishes would have to be:
-Chicken Parm
-Chicken Francaise
-Chicken Marsala
I truly feel that Francaise and Marsala are best served with pasta as you can scoop the sauce right over the aldente pasta.
I love meatballs too.
Pesto sauce is a huge hit.
Alfredo sauce once in a while.
So what about you guys and gals?

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Old 09-07-2015, 01:07 PM   #2
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What are your favorite pasta dishes? What is your favorite kind of pasta?
I love ziti, fettuccine, and spaghetti.
My favorite pasta dishes would have to be:
-Chicken Parm
-Chicken Francaise
-Chicken Marsala
I truly feel that Francaise and Marsala are best served with pasta as you can scoop the sauce right over the aldente pasta.
I love meatballs too.
Pesto sauce is a huge hit.
Alfredo sauce once in a while.
So what about you guys and gals?

I prefer long pastas - spaghetti, linguine, fettuccine, etc. Not really a fan of rotini, fusili, penne, ziti et al.

Fetticcine Alfredo, Spaghetti ala carbonara, true Bolognese, Sunday Ragu with meatballs and sausages over spaghetti, pasta with basil pesto (try it with pistachio nuts).

I don't consider XXX Parm, Francaise and Marsala as pasta dishes as they all can be served without pasta.
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:45 PM   #3
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Pasta with butter. Pastina with butter. Pastina in chicken broth with a shirred egg. Alfredo pasta. I love the sauce. And I don't like my pasta so al dente that it is almost still raw.

Mac and cheese. Notice what is missing? Any pasta dish with tomato sauce. I love meatballs, but only if they are baked.

I grew up on Italian pasta dishes. So much so that now I am sick of the them.
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:56 PM   #4
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For baked pasta, I'd have to say Lasagna al Forno would be my choice.

For sauced pasta, it depends on the sauce and our mood. I really like bucatini or rigati with Sunday Gravy. Potato gnocchi it can be a red sauce or brown butter-sage sauce. Lobster ravioli gets a red bell pepper sauce. Butternut squash ravioli gets the brown butter-sage sauce for sure. There is a homemade spinach pasta and onion sauce in this thread:

ISO TNT Recipe for spinach-flavored pasta (green pasta)

There are many others, but I'm in the middle of browning onions for a soup.
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:56 PM   #5
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I prefer long pastas - spaghetti, linguine, fettuccine, etc. Not really a fan of rotini, fusili, penne, ziti et al.

Fetticcine Alfredo, Spaghetti ala carbonara, true Bolognese, Sunday Ragu with meatballs and sausages over spaghetti, pasta with basil pesto (try it with pistachio nuts).

I don't consider XXX Parm, Francaise and Marsala as pasta dishes as they all can be served without pasta.
Sounds good. I like having carbonara for Easter.

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Pasta with butter. Pastina with butter. Pastina in chicken broth with a shirred egg. Alfredo pasta. I love the sauce. And I don't like my pasta so al dente that it is almost still raw.

Mac and cheese. Notice what is missing? Any pasta dish with tomato sauce. I love meatballs, but only if they are baked.

I grew up on Italian pasta dishes. So much so that now I am sick of the them.
I hope I don't get like you when I get older. I've had pasta all of my life, so I hope I continue to enjoy it. I forgot to mention Mac and cheese. I love mac and cheese.
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Old 09-07-2015, 02:13 PM   #6
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I have had some of the best pasta dishes made by the little old Nonnies straight from Italy that couldn't speak a word of English. My mother cooked New England dishes. All my friends were Italian. I couldn't go into any house but a plate of pasta of some sort was offered to me. My daughter husband's family is Italian. So she has been cooking Italian for more than 30 years. She too loves to feed me pasta dishes with tomato gravy. I learned to make pasta gravy from the very best. I have had enough.
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I'm very open to any type of pasta and sauce combos.

I make zoodles (zucchini noodles) for my pasta these days.
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I'm very open to any type of pasta and sauce combos.

I make zoodles (zucchini noodles) for my pasta these days.
Do you use spaghetti squash at all?
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Old 09-07-2015, 02:22 PM   #9
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What are my favorite pasta recipes; the once that have pasta in them.

That being stated right up front, I do admit that I do love orzo, and penne rigate, and cavatappi, manicotti, lasagna noodles Spaghetti, Elbow Macaroni.

And I pretty much love all red sauces, Alfredo's, Morney, carbonara, melted butter, brown butter, creamed pearl onions, etc. with pasta. Why, I've even been known to throw some good pasta and chili together occasionally.

If it's my Dad's goulash (American Style) I need to have the rotini. If I'm going to use conchiglie (shells), It has to be the large, or jumbo variety so that it can be stuffed.

And don't even get me started on which shapes are best in various kinds of soups.

I love pasta, as stated in my first sentence, and use each type listed for a specific recipe, though Spaghetti can be used almost universally (except for stuffed pasta recipes). And no, I have no Italian ancestry.

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I prefer pasta made with eggs, so:-

- Lasagna

- Spaghetti Carbonara

- Egg tagliatelle or egg spaghetti with pesto (with added toasted pine nuts and parmesan on top)
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