Italian pasta recipes

The Italians know best when it comes to pasta and there’s a reason for that. From silky cacio e pepe and creamy carbonaras to perfecting the ultimate bolognese, give one of these Italian pasta recipes a go for a bowlful of carb heaven.

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Spinach and ricotta cannelloni

Vegetarian pasta recipes

Spinach and ricotta cannelloni

A comforting, moreish meal for six that won’t break the bank, this spinach and ricotta...

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Roman-style gnocchi with sausage ragù

Gnocchi recipes

Roman-style gnocchi with sausage ragù

A hearty sausage ragù, topped with cheesy gnocchi and sprinkled with basil leaves, is just...

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Penne with lentils and mushrooms

Italian vegetarian recipes

Penne with lentils and mushrooms

A guaranteed crowd pleaser, this vegetarian pasta dish is made all the richer with the...

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Ligurian swiss chard pansotti in walnut sauce

Italian vegetarian recipes

Ligurian swiss chard pansotti in walnut sauce

If you want to serve a crowdpleaser of a dish, pansotti – triangular pasta –...

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Rigatoni cake

Italian vegetarian recipes

Rigatoni cake

A knockout dinner for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike, this rigatoni cake makes a glorious centrepiece...

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Cannelloni filled with swiss chard

Cannelloni recipes

Cannelloni filled with swiss chard

A crowdpleaser of a dish, Gennaro Contaldo’s cannelloni with swiss chard dish sings comfort and...

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Baked pasta with peas, broad beans, fresh herbs and grana padano

Creamy pasta recipes

Baked pasta with peas, broad beans, fresh herbs...

Serve Italian chef Francesco Mazzei’s baked pasta – in little bowls – as a dinner...

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Tomato and bacon lasagne

Healthy family meals

Tomato and bacon lasagne

Traditionally lasagne can pack a heavy calorific punch. Our fresher take swaps beef for pork mince...

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Fettuccine alfredo

Creamy pasta recipes

Fettuccine alfredo

Fettuccine pasta is stirred through a silky sauce of double cream, parmesan and butter in...

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Lighter bolognese sauce

Italian pasta recipes

Lighter bolognese sauce

A pot of bolognese simmering away on the stove is a joy for the senses....

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Mushroom tagliatelle alfredo with roast tomatoes and chicken milanese

Creamy pasta recipes

Mushroom tagliatelle alfredo with roast tomatoes and chicken...

Creamy mushroom tagliatelle alfredo is served with crispy breadcrumbed chicken and sweet roasted vine tomatoes.

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Cavatelli with crab, lemon and chilli sauce

Creamy pasta recipes

Cavatelli with crab, lemon and chilli sauce

Cavatelli pasta can be a little fiddly to make, but is easy once you know...

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Cacio e pepe with asparagus

Quick pasta recipes

Cacio e pepe with asparagus

Cacio e pepe is one of the simplest – and tastiest – pasta dishes you can...

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Bolognese sauce

Bolognese recipes

Bolognese sauce

This bolognese recipe from Joe Hurd has been passed down through his family. It’s made...

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Tagliolini with lemon, pepper and guanciale

Tagliolini with lemon, pepper and guanciale

“Everything tastes better with butter – and lemon, dare I say. In this recipe, guanciale...

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Spinach and ricotta lasagne

Lasagne recipes

Spinach and ricotta lasagne

We’ve put a twist on the classic lasagne with a creamy spinach and ricotta filling....

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Classic lasagne

Lasagne recipes

Classic lasagne

Making a lasagne is a labour of love, one where the rewards are evident in...

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Pasta vongole

Clam recipes

Pasta vongole

Spaghetti vongole is one of Thane Prince’s favourite pasta recipes. She uses shallots instead of...

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Duck ragù with spinach pasta

November seasonal recipes

Duck ragù with spinach pasta

Inspired by Italy’s Veneto region Antonio Favuzzi created his own twist on the traditional duck...

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Easy spaghetti bolognese

Quick Italian midweek meal recipes

Easy spaghetti bolognese

Still as hearty and familiar as the classic Italian version, we’ve swapped beef for lean...

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Sicilian lemon pappardelle with ‘nduja and crunchy breadcrumbs

Winter pasta recipes

Sicilian lemon pappardelle with ‘nduja and crunchy breadcrumbs

Forget what you know about quick pasta recipes because this heavenly combination of pappardelle, lemon,...

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Breadcrumb spaghetti

Italian pasta recipes

Breadcrumb spaghetti

Nina Olsson fries breadcrumbs with lemon zest and garlic until crunchy before using to top...

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Vegetarian spaghetti alla puttanesca

Vegetarian recipes from around the world

Vegetarian spaghetti alla puttanesca

A vegetarian spaghetti alla puttanesca. Rose Elliot’s recipe leaves out the anchovies but is still...

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Angela Hartnett’s spaghetti alle vongole

Italian pasta recipes

Angela Hartnett’s spaghetti alle vongole

Angela Hartnett’s recipe for spaghetti alle vongole requires minimum effort for maximum results. This pasta...

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