Punchy pestos, meaty sauces, and more of your favorite pastas this year.
The end of each year is the time to reflect, to think deeply about the past 12 months and how we spent our energy. Well, in 2019, it seems our readers had one thing on their minds: Pasta. From labors-of-love like BA‘s Best Bolognese, to weeknight-friendly, pantry pastas like Basically‘s Adult Mac and Cheese, to a brothy, vegetarian pasta you can go ahead and call healthy(ish), there was plenty to satiate all the carb cravings. Here were the year’s most popular new pasta recipes, starting with No. 1.
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These summer pasta recipes are light and filled with tomatoes, fresh herbs, and other in-season vegetables.
We’ll happily eat pasta year-round—including when we can blanket our carbs with fresh herbs, tomatoes, and other seasonal favorites that won’t weigh us down. (Don’t worry, there can still be cheese!) Check out our all our favorite go-tos. Continue at Source: 47 Summer Pastas Full of Fresh Tomatoes, Herbs, and More
A cool, big bowl of pasta salad is endlessly versatile
Let’s be honest — we never stopped eating pasta. It plays well with creamy, comforting flavors in colder months, then graciously welcomes warmer temperatures with bright, fresh zest. But while pasta is seasonless, the pasta salad screams summer.
From soba noodles dressed in citrus ginger to tender bow ties sprinkled with red pepper flakes and tomatoes, a cool, big bowl of pasta salad is endlessly versatile. You can plop in whatever farmer’s market bounty you find: cucumbers, carrots, corn, or radishes. Plus, they hold up (even improve!) over time as dressings and ingredients marinate — no wilting or getting soggy. So, now as we’re entering long summer days, we’re piling our plates with these eight beauties. Continue at Source: The 10 best pasta salad recipes you need this summer
If pasta salad didn’t already exist, the first person invited to a potluck picnic would pretty much have to invent it. A cold salad of penne or macaroni, tossed with summer vegetables, meats, cheeses, herbs, and a bold dressing is the perfect thing to transport out to the coast, to drop on a picnic table, harmonizing beautifully with anything coming off the grill. Here, as inspiration for what to haul to your next party, are 9 of our recent favorites. Continue at Source: 9 Summer Pasta Salad Recipes for Every Picnic, Potluck, and BBQ
Be it lasagne or spaghetti Bolognese, we all love our pasta. But in it’s homeland of Italy, there’s an etiquette around eating the stuff.