Pasta is an item that has taken over major portions of many American restaurant menus.
Choices and versatility are understatements when talking pasta.
There are so many kinds, shapes and flavors, each having its special uses and recipes. You can eat it hot or cold. It is used as an entrée, a salad and a side dish.
Red sauces, white sauces, olive oil ...just merging the “right” sauce with the right "noodle" becomes boggling for our “noodles.” :-)
Don’t worry. Find quality recipes and it’s a little like “painting by the numbers.” The right recipes are on this website. You can cook with confidence and style.
How do you know a recipe is really good? Of course you try it. But wouldn’t you like to give yourself “an edge?”
These restaurant recipes have been tested (tasted), approved and requested by real restaurant customers over the past three decades! Each is a favorite restaurant recipe.
Champagne Shrimp Angel Hair with a champagne-cream sauce, this makes for a great romantic dinner anytime of the year. Preparation time: 20 minutes. Serves 2
Chicken Fettuccine Ricardo Recipe. This favorite restaurant recipe uses fettuccine sautéed with a breast of chicken, mushrooms, zucchini, and some herbs and spices in my garlic cream sauce (Alfredo Sauce ...listed as part of this recipe). Preparation time: about 30 minutes. Recipe is for 2 servings
Linguine Pesto Recipe. It’s true! If you master this restaurant sauce recipe for classic Alfredo Sauce, you’ll be able to cook literally dozens and dozens of other great tasting recipes with little or no difficulty. Preparation time: about 45 minutes. Number of servings: one quart, about 10 servings. Serve this dish with garlic bread and a glass of fine Merlot. Preparation time: 30 minutes. Serves 4
Fettuccine Alfredo. It’s true! If you master this restaurant sauce recipe for classic Alfredo Sauce, you’ll be able to cook literally dozens and dozens of other great tasting recipes with little or no difficulty. Preparation time: about 45 minutes. Number of servings: one quart, about 10 servings.
Fettuccine with Scallops and Asparagus. This restaurant recipe uses the classic Alfredo sauce with scallops and asparagus. Don’t like scallops? No problem. You can use any seafood item in place of the scallops. Preparation time: 20 minutes. Serves 6.
Scallops and Linguine. This Sea Scallop Pasta Recipe calls for linguine, but you can substitute fettuccine or other long, narrow pastas. Preparation time: 20 minutes. Serves 4.
Chicken Pesto Fettuccine With Sun-Dried Tomatoes. This Chicken Pesto recipe is a favorite restaurant recipe for both chicken and pasta lovers. The addition of sun-dried tomatoes is one of the ingredients that make this a secret restaurant recipe. Preparation time: 20 minutes. Serves 2.
Shrimp Fettuccine. This recipe for shrimp fettuccine was submitted by a reader of the website. I put the shrimp fettuccine recipe to the ultimate test (served it to my guests). The recipe calls for skim milk and part-skim Ricotta cheese to help reduce the calories in the meal. Preparation time: 15 minutes. Serves 4.
Seafood Fettuccine Recipe! YOU FOUND IT! This Seafood Fettuccine IS a signature item for the restaurant. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I have been asked for this restaurant recipe. Once you try it, you’ll understand. This secret restaurant recipe is secret no longer. Preparation time: about 20 minutes. Serves 2
Italian Sausage Lasagna. Lasagna speaks to the tradition of sharing a meal. Preparation time: 45 minutes plus baking time is 65 minutes with a standing time of 10 minutes. Serves 8.
Penne’ & Smoked Salmon with Asparagus Salad. Preparation time: 45 minutes, but the salad should be chilled for at least one hour when finished. This restaurant recipe serves 6-8 people depending on portion desired. ENJOY!
Vegetarian Fettuccine or Linguine Recipe. Lots of yummy vegetables sautéed in olive oil with herbs and seasonings. Serve this with some crusty bread! Preparation time: about 30 minutes. Serves 2.
Fettuccine with Beef Stroganoff. This classic dish is named after a nineteenth-century Russian diplomat Count Paul Stroganov. Preparation time: 30 minutes. Serves 6
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Did you know? The National Pasta Association originally formed as The National Association of Macaroni and Noodle Manufacturers of America in 1904, making it one of the oldest trade associations in the United States.