20 Ways with Strozzapreti, Farfalle, and More Fun Pasta Shapes
Make pasta night a little more interesting with fun shapes like fusilli, farfalle, and orecchiette in these 20 delicious dishes.
Lots of whimsical pasta shapes invite inspiration in the kitchen and are just plain fun to eat. These recipes offer appetizing flavors that all ages will enjoy, with fun pasta shapes that might make vegetables seem less daunting to your little ones.
Our first dish tastes as amazing as it looks. Strozzapreti with Favas, Peas, and Prosciutto uses twisty strozzapreti which gripes the prosciutto and peas. Riccioli, another great shape, are tightly curled spirals that would work well too.
An ideal dish to make as the weather gets warmer, this farfalle pasta recipe is so good you’ll be craving it year-round. You can use shiitake mushrooms and edamame as good year-round alternatives to morels and fava beans.
Surprising ingredients create an exciting dish with mouthwatering aromas and flavors. Ready in just 20 minutes, this dish is ideal for a mid-week meal for the whole family.
Dress up pasta night with a hearty bowl of fresh cheese tortellini tossed in a homemade sauce. Serve with toasted bread for a complete meal that’s ready in no time.
Ready in just 20 minutes using three easy steps, this recipe incorporates fun-sized pasta with high-flavor ingredients for an unbeatable dinnertime combination.
This fusilli dish is low in calories and saturated fat, without sacrificing any flavor. Tip: Spring onions are those that have been harvested early—they look like scallions with large white bulbs. If they're unavailable, use Vidalia onions.
This cheesy pasta dish uses asparagus and lemon rind for a boost of flavor and terrific texture. Ready in just 30 minutes, it’s a dish that is perfect for family dinner or to serve to company on a special occasion.
Cavatappi pasta offers a fun element to an easy weeknight dish. Full of exquisite, flavors from the walnut and blue cheese, this dish offers a pleasant palate of tastes and textures.
Orecchiette (little ears pasta) is a classic shape that's ideal for this chunky sauce. You can also substitute short pasta shapes like penne or rigatoni, if desired.
Extra virgin olive oil and two kinds of vinegar make an easy, classic dressing for this pasta-and-vegetable salad. You can also try this with chicken or mushroom tortellini or cheese ravioli.
This macaroni and cheese meal is sure to gather rave reviews from kids and adults alike. This family-friendly one-dish meal gets it richness from sharp cheddar cheese, which mellows the heat from the hot sauce.
To ensure efficiency, you can purchase peeled and deveined shrimp to reduce prep time. Chop, measure, and prepare the remaining ingredients while the pasta water comes to a boil.
The fun shape of the fusilli pasta in this chicken noodle soup rendition adds a little something special to this dish. To ensure the soup is ready in just 20 minutes, heat the broth mixture in the microwave to jump-start the cooking. Meanwhile, sauté the aromatic ingredients in your soup pot to get this dish under way.
Toss warm pasta with the tangy dressing so it will absorb more flavor. If you prefer to serve this salad chilled, make it up to a day ahead, toss, and refrigerate until you're ready to serve.
Pierce sausage casings with the tip of a knife before combining them with the cauliflower to ensure they retain their uniform shape as they cook. Garnish the dish with chopped parsley.