What We’re Loving: Homemade Pasta Dishes


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“Pantry pasta,” or more precisely whatever leftover or canned-good-was-about-to-expire my mother needed to use tossed with spaghetti, was a specialty at our house when I was growing up. My mother never wanted to waste anything, and so we spent many nights dining on colorful pasta dishes made with an assortment of odd ingredients. Watching as those noodles became the magical base for a full meal made me grow to appreciate and love how versatile pasta can really be in a pinch.

So it should come as no surprise that I’m super excited about National Pasta Day this Friday, October 17. Instead of pantry pasta this year, however, I’m going to go with something fancy, and I’ve selected a few homemade pasta dishes (thanks to truly talented food bloggers) that are the perfect way to celebrate the big day.

This Sweet Potato Gnocchi happens to be one of the top three most popular posts on Eat Boutique. Ever. And for good reason. {From Eat Boutique}


Casarecce with Griddled Asparagus, Sugar Snap Peas and Ricotta? Yes, please. {From Top with Cinnamon}


This Simple Spaghetti Fra Diavolo is comfort food at its very best. {From Baker by Nature}

Brighten your day with a healthy dose of this Lemony Pesto Pasta with Edamame and Almonds: {From The Kitchn}


Cuddle up with these delightful Pumpkin & Ricotta Stuffed Shells on a chilly fall evening. {From Love and Olive Oil}

Photos courtesy of Jill Chen, Izy, Ashley, Leela Cyd Ross, and Lindsay.

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