World Pasta Day 2015: 11 Delicious Recipes To Celebrate The Yummy Holiday

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No one needs an excuse to eat pasta, but since World Pasta Day is turning 10 years old today, we should probably celebrate, big! The World Pasta Day Organization shares its passion for the dish all year round, and explains the origin of this holiday: “A journey that began in Naples, a road that has touched the most important cities in the world, in countries so distant from each other but all united by a single element: pasta!" Check out these amazing recipes and make your guests and family happy with tonight’s delicious pasta dinner!

Martha Stewart’s Spaghetti And Meatballs: This dish is not only a classic but a big crowd pleaser! The good thing is you can prep the meatballs in advance and then make regular pasta in the moment. Don’t forget the red wine and, presto!

Mexico In My Kitchen’s Pasta with Creamy Roasted Poblano Sauce: This is an absolute favorite of ours. Blend the Mexican flavors of ‘Rajas con crema’ into a delicious pasta, and win your guests over with this amazing dish. The corn also adds the perfect amount of sweetness. Recipe here.

Linguini with Asparagus and Chipotle Aioli: Don’t let the word aioli intimidate you; it’s not only super easy to make but it’s absolutely delicious. You can add a protein like grilled salmon, shrimp or chicken if you want more substance. Check this recipe out here.

Food & Wine’s Spaghetti with Tomatoes, Basil, Olives, and Fresh Mozzarella: Pastas are universal crowd pleasers, so it’s hard to go wrong with this simple-yet-delicious dish. Everyone in your family will be asking for more! Here's the recipe.

Mario Batali’s Linguine with Lemon: This dish isn’t just luscious and delicious; it requires very few ingredients as well. Try this simple recipe and impress your whole family with just a few simple steps. Recipe here.

Giada De Laurentis’ Penne alla Vodka: A classic dish for the adults’ table. This one is a no-brainer and it is super simple to make when you have the right ingredients at hand (which are very few). If you want to, you can add a kick with marinara sauce, too! Check it out here.

Ina Garten's Linguine with Shrimp Scampi: An even fancier way to to bring a pasta dish to your table is shrimp scampi. You can make this dish as spicy as you think Dad can handle it and even grill the shrimp for added flavor! Try it here.

All Recipes’ Chipotle Mac & Cheese: Add a touch of smoky, spicy flavor to your traditional cheesy pasta, to bring it to the next level. This too can be served as a side or a main dish… you can even add veggies or chicken if you like. Check it out!

Sweet Life’s Sopita de Letras: This traditional comfort food will bring back childhood memories and make for a delicious start of a meal. With tomato broth and pasta alphabets, your fall and winter dinners just got a whole lot better. Recipe here.

Martha Stewart’s Garden Linguine with Ricotta: Like we say, pasta is a no brainer for family celebrations and I happen to find that sometimes simpler is better, so toss these ingredients together and voila! A beautiful, bright pasta dish.

Aaron Sánchez’s Sopa (de fideo) Seca: The Chef describes the dish perfectly: “You see it in homes throughout Mexico, one of the many foreign foods that we have welcomed into our cuisine and something I ate growing up. We call this Mexican comfort food, funnily enough, sopa seca, which means ‘dry soup.’” Find the recipe here.

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Natalie Roterman
Natalie Roterman

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