Hello, pasta lovers! It seems that everyday is a National Food Holiday, and today is no different. Today is National Pasta Day, and we all have reason to celebrate. Pasta is versatile and can be served with a sauce or without, in a casserole, and you can find it in salads or soups. Whether you make your own (if I had enough counter space, I’d definitely try!), cook it from a box, or order it from your favorite restaurant, get your forks ready to carb up!
There are over 600 types of pasta, and we’d be here all day if we listed them all. So, here are five favorite pastas and a few recipes if you want to show some culinary love to your favorite noodle.
It doesn’t matter if you prefer a simple marinara or meat sauce, there’s something wonderful about a tomato-based sauce. Pick your favorite ground meat and start rolling.
A staple on every kid’s menu (also the first thing I learned how to cook on the stove), macaroni and cheese in its purest form is two things we love: noodles and cheese. If you’re just making yourself dinner on a weeknight, go with something simple. But, if you have a little more time or people you want to impress, make Alton Brown’s Baked Macaroni and Cheese.
There are endless varieties of lasagna, veggie or classic. Some use zucchini or eggplant in place of noodles. But, since today is National Pasta day, we’re ignoring those people today. If you’re looking for something a little different, try this Mexican inspired Corn and Poblano Lasagna.
Orzo salads are ridiculously easy, they make a great lunch and are awesome for a potlucks. Check out this Greek Orzo Salad if you’re looking for something a little lighter but still filling.
Looking for something without a marinara or meat sauce? Do you want something fast where you won’t be in the kitchen forever? Make this Linguine with Lemon, Garlic, Thyme and Mushroom. It’s a five-star recipe for a reason.
What’s your favorite pasta? Let us know what you’ll be eating later!