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Aubergine, ricotta and ’nduja paccheri

Weekly pasta recipes

Aubergine, ricotta and ’nduja paccheri

Fiery ’nduja and creamy ricotta are natural companions for meltingly tender roasted aubergine in this baked pasta dish, bringing together...

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Sicilian tuna pasta

Tuna recipes

Sicilian tuna pasta

This quick and easy tuna pasta is ready in under half an hour and brings the fresh, vibrant flavours of...

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Leftover pasta frittata

Leftover lunch recipes

Leftover pasta frittata

Leftover spaghetti is the carb hero of this robust omelette – a bit like potatoes in a Spanish tortilla. This...

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Creamy bucatini with chorizo and mushrooms

Weekly pasta recipes

Creamy bucatini with chorizo and mushrooms

Spanish chorizo gate-crashes an otherwise distinctly Italian party in this indulgent dish, imbuing the cream with its punchy, paprika-coloured oils....

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Angela Hartnett’s rigatoni with fennel and sausage

Sausage pasta recipes

Angela Hartnett’s rigatoni with fennel and sausage

A simple, rustic, deeply flavourful pasta dish from the iconic Angela Hartnett is as good as you’d imagine. Fennel and...

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Anelli alla vodka (vodka spaghetti hoops)

Tomato pasta recipes

Anelli alla vodka (vodka spaghetti hoops)

This is spaghetti hoops – but for grown-ups! Anelli is the Italian word for pasta hoops, and this recipe is...

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Pea green orzotto

Easy orzo recipes

Pea green orzotto

Everyone loves the ease of orzo, or risoni as it’s known in Italy. This beautiful, bright green orzotto has the...

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Tuna puttanesca ragù

Weekly pasta recipes

Tuna puttanesca ragù

This tuna pasta isn’t your usual. Puttanesca is usually a fresh and zingy dish, but whizzing up the olives and...

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’Nduja risotto with burnt lemon honey

'Nduja recipes

’Nduja risotto with burnt lemon honey

This simple fiery ’nduja risotto is brought to life with a bittersweet charred lemon honey. It’s interesting, unusual and addictive!...

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Penne all’arrabbiata

Weekly pasta recipes

Penne all’arrabbiata

Penne all’arrabbiata is a classic pasta dish and is proof that a few good ingredients can create greatness. It hails...

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Short rib ragù with pappardelle

Winter pasta recipes

Short rib ragù with pappardelle

A slow-cooked ragù is always a joy to cook – and fills the kitchen with its amazing aroma as it...

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Harissa, mascarpone and basil rigatoni

Quick pasta recipes

Harissa, mascarpone and basil rigatoni

This speedy, veggie pasta has just six ingredients but heavily delivers on fiery, creamy goodness. It’s a winner for a...

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Gennaro Contaldo’s cheesy spinach terrine

Spinach recipes

Gennaro Contaldo’s cheesy spinach terrine

Gennaro Contaldo’s cheesy spinach terrine (sformato di spinaci) makes a versatile lunch or light supper dish. Cut off a cheesy,...

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Gennaro Contaldo’s asparagus carbonara

April seasonal recipes

Gennaro Contaldo’s asparagus carbonara

Gennaro Contaldo gives classic carbonara a spring makeover with the addition of asparagus. “A classic carbonara is loved the world...

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Crunchy mozzarella-stuffed olives

Snacks and nibbles

Crunchy mozzarella-stuffed olives

These crunchy stuffed olives make for a fabulous snack to share over a cold beer or glass of wine. The...

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Pasta alla sorrentina

Midweek meal recipes

Pasta alla sorrentina

This delicious, easy pasta recipe is inspired by gnocchi alla sorrentina, a crowd-pleasing dish from Sorrento in the Campania region...

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