Truffle & shiitake linguine; Pancetta & tomato pappardelle; and Pesto & garden pea bow ties. Three amazing homemade pasta dishes that are simple and quick, and definitely won’t break the bank
Homemade pasta dishes
Post number 3 of pasta making is here!!
Now that we’ve mastered the art of basic pasta making its time to think about what can go with those tasty, al dente strips of linguine, ribbons of pappardelle and cute little bow ties.
If you missed my guide to homemade pasta making you can find the blog post here or check out the video below.
Truffle and Shiitake homemade linguine
The first homemade pasta dish I want to share is of course a truffle one! Obviously! I absolutely adore truffle and my many trips to Italy have only made me more addicted to the stuff.
Last year my obsession with truffle went a step further when Ben and I went on a little truffle hunting adventure for our honeymoon in Italy, after our Italian Wedding in Verona.
Our trip to Italy last year also included a visit to a little town called San Gimignano where we found an amazing little truffle shop (Villa Magna) selling all kinds of truffle products. Its here that I bought some little jars of truffle paste (salsa tartufata), which is what I used in this first pasta dish. Find out more about Villa Magna and how you can buy this paste here.
Pancetta, tomato and basil homemade pappardelle
The second dish in this series of homemade pasta dishes is a very traditional pancetta and tomato pasta with capers and fresh basil. Its so simple and yet so amazingly tasty.
This recipe comes straight from the heart of Italy. Its one of the first dishes we learnt to make way back in 2014 on our first trip to Italy, in a cookery class with Chef Maurizio, in Rome. Followed the year after by an amazing pasta class at the Culinary Institute of Bologna.
There is a bit of meat in this dish – the pancetta. So if you’re looking for a veggie option just leave out the pancetta and add a tsp of smoked paprika powder instead.
Pesto and garden pea homemade bow ties
All three of these dishes are super easy and really quick to make, but this last one is the easiest and probably the quickest.
Boil the peas, boil the pasta, but it together and add some pesto. Done. If you want to try making your own pesto for this dish have a look at my basil and pine nut pesto recipe here or even try it with my celery, apple and walnut pesto recipe here.
Remember to check back soon or sign up to my emails for the next pasta instalments. I have plans for truffle pasta, truffle lasagna, and ravioli. I also hope to attempt tortelloni, which I learnt how to make when we visited Bologna in 2015!!
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