Pasta

June 2000 – Pasta – my favorite dish! I could make a steady diet of it. Nothing could be easier than putting together some pasta with a sauce concocted from whatever you have on hand – dinner will be ready in no time at all.

And not only can you vary your sauce ingredients as you wish, there are also many shapes and sizes of pasta you can choose from. Many of the recipes here have a suggested pasta, but you can substitute whatever type you like. I always have a few varieties of dried pastas on hand. Fresh pasta is great too, and only requires a couple minutes of cooking time.

To get you started, here are some of my favorite sauce recipes!

Beef and Sausage Sauce

Beef and Sausage Sauce

Hearty pasta sauce combines crumbled Italian sausage, ground beef and mushrooms with tomatoes.

Spaghetti With Fresh Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti With Fresh Tomato Sauce

Garden fresh tomatoes are so delicious. Let the fresh taste shine through by just tossing them with pasta, herbs and some Parmesan cheese.

Tomato Sauce

Tomato Sauce

If you have an abundance of fresh tomatoes, make and freeze your own tomato sauce ready to use in the winter when tomatoes aren’t so fresh.

Rigatoni With Chili Sauce

Bolognese Sauce

This is a great recipe to make and freeze when the tomatoes are fresh from the garden – whether you grow them yourself or buy them at the farmers’ market.

Mushroom Tortellini

Mushroom Tortellini

Party pasta recipe with tortellini, bacon, mushrooms and peas in a creamy sauce.