There is no denying the allure of pasta. With seemingly infinite shapes and sizes, there is pasta for every need. From the homemade to the store-bought, pasta is always welcome at the table, no matter what the season. When we cook pasta, we like to play with ingredients like duck bacon and foie gras, truffles and truffle butter, mushrooms and more. The neutral palate gives you plenty of room to explore.
Here are 7 of our favorite pasta recipes … we hope you will try some of them at home.
Rich, creamy, and ready in less than 20 minutes? Yes, please! This easy carbonara is your go-to meal when you want comfort food and you want it now. You could use any bacon, but our smoky duck bacon makes this satisfying dish extra-special.
Yes, orzo is a rice-shaped pasta. This decadent recipe comes together quickly and makes a great side dish for lamb, pork, chicken, or veal. Applewood smoked bacon complements our favorite spring produce, fresh fava beans and morel mushrooms, while lemon zest and black truffle butter add layers of flavor.
When black truffles are available, make this recipe. This luxurious pasta requires only 4 ingredients, 1 pan, and 15 minutes to prepare. It’s kitchen alchemy at its best – a little pasta water and triple-cream soft cheese creates a silky sauce that’s the perfect canvas for heady black truffle.
Some like it cold. This pasta salad will go to picnics, potlucks, or serve as a summery supper or brown-bag lunch. The salty bite of saucisson sec works well with roasted cauliflower, fresh herbs and oil-cured olives.