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Are you one of those people who usually have pasta with cheese and ketchup for lunch?

Then we hope to take your eating habits to a new level!

Pasta is a great and quick addition to many ingredients and has a place in almost every household.

Get inspired by our pasta recipes in many ways.

Pasta with cheese sauce

Cream sauce, pasta and lots of cheese. A classic that almost everyone loves! You only need five ingredients and a little time.


  • 500 g of pasta
  • 1.5 cups of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 2-3 cups of grated cheddar type cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of mustard


  1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions.
  2. Drain and set aside.
  3. Heat 1 cup of milk in a heavy saucepan.
  4. Separately, in a bowl, mix 1/2 cup of the milk with the flour, thoroughly so that there are no lumps.
  5. As soon as steam comes from the milk in the pan, pour the milk and flour mixture into it.
  6. Stir briskly until you get a creamy consistency (approx. 3-4 min).
  7. Lower the heat and start adding the grated cheese, salt and mustard.
  8. Stir until all the cheese has melted and the sauce has a creamy, lump-free consistency.
  9. If the sauce is too thick, you can thin it with more milk.
  10. If you want, you can add your favorite spices (basil, oregano, etc.).
  11. Remove from heat.
  12. On a plate, mix the pasta with the sauce so that it is not dry.
  13. You can sprinkle with your favorite cheese.
Kolinka with cheese sauce in a glass bowl

Pasta with spinach and parmesan

Don’t know what to cook for dinner today? Try this quick and easy recipe that again only requires a few ingredients.

INGREDIENTS (4 people)

  • any pasta
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 5-6 cups spinach (fresh packed leaves)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions.
  2. Drain them, but keep 1/2 cup of the pasta water aside.
  3. Heat the butter in a pot or large pan over medium heat.
  4. Add the pressed garlic and fry for 2-3 min.
  5. Add the cooked pasta and spinach leaves.
  6. Stir gently until the spinach leaves have wilted.
  7. If the pasta starts to be too dry, add the water you poured into the cup.
  8. Add 1/4 cup Parmesan and stir.
  9. Salt and pepper with freshly ground pepper.
  10. Transfer the pasta to a large bowl, sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan and serve immediately.
Spaghetti with spinach on a plate with a fork

Pasta with sun-dried tomatoes

You will simply fall in love with the irresistible taste of roasted garlic! It is beautifully soft and, in combination with dried tomatoes, nuts and spinach, a great gourmet experience awaits you.


  • 500 g of your favorite pasta
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 2 heads of roasted garlic or 3 cloves of fresh garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped or ground walnuts
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup blended sundried tomatoes
  • 4 cups of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Place the whole head of garlic with the root down and cut off the upper part lengthwise (about 1 cm).
  2. Then place the head of garlic on foil, drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Wrap the whole garlic honestly in aluminum foil so that there are no air holes.
  4. Place on a tray in the oven and bake for approximately one hour at 200°C.
  5. The finished garlic should be brownish and soft.
  6. After baking, remove it from the foil and squeeze out the individual cloves of garlic from the root.
  7. Cook the pasta according to the instructions.
  8. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large saucepan.
  9. Add the onion cubes and let them become vitrified (3-5 min).
  10. Add the flour to the onion, stir until it turns a light brown color (2-3 min).
  11. In a small bowl, mash the roasted garlic with a fork and add it to the onion.
  12. Sprinkle the walnuts, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and keep stirring briskly so as not to burn the sauce.
  13. Add milk, dried garlic, pepper and salt and mix everything well.
  14. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened (5-8 min).
  15. Add Parmesan cheese and cook again until thickened (another 5-8 minutes).
  16. If the sauce is too thick, you can dilute it with water or milk.
  17. Add salt, pepper or cheese to taste.
  18. If you think the sauce is well seasoned, you can turn off the flame and put the cooked pasta in the pot with the finished sauce.
  19. Stir to keep the pasta from being dry.
  20. You can serve pasta sprinkled with Parmesan on plates.
Spaghetti with sun-dried tomatoes and cheese on a plate

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Spaghetti Carbonara

This simple pasta is ready in about 30 minutes and you can quickly conjure up the perfect dinner. Crispy bacon and the creamiest Carbonara sauce will get you going!


  • 8 – 10 slices of bacon, cut into pieces
  • 8 and 1/2 cups water, divided
  • 4 crushed garlic cloves
  • 500 g of spaghetti
  • 1 and 1/4 cups finely grated Parmesan and more to serve
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Add bacon and 1/2 cup water to a large nonstick skillet and bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Simmer until the water evaporates (about 6-7 minutes), then reduce the heat and continue to cook until the bacon is nicely browned and crispy.
  3. Place a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl, then pour the bacon into the strainer and allow about a teaspoon of the fat to drain into the pan.
  4. Heat the pan and fry the garlic in the bacon fat until fragrant and slightly golden (about 30 seconds).
  5. Transfer to a medium bowl and add a tablespoon of the extra bacon fat that has drained from the strainer.
  6. Add the egg, egg yolk, Parmesan and pepper to the mixture and beat until all the ingredients are combined.
  7. Meanwhile, in a large pot, bring 8 cups of water to a boil, add the spaghetti and salt and cook until al dente.
  8. While the pasta is cooking, place a colander in a large bowl.
  9. Drain the finished spaghetti and save the water.
  10. Measure out 1 cup of the drained water and discard the remaining water.
  11. Immediately place the pasta in an empty bowl.
  12. Slowly whisk 1/2 cup of the pasta water into the egg mixture, then slowly pour the mixture over the pasta and mix well.
  13. Add the bacon and mix again.
  14. Season with salt as needed.
  15. Let the pasta rest, tossing frequently, until the sauce thickens slightly and coats all of the pasta.
  16. Thin with remaining 1/2 cup hot pasta water as needed.
  17. Serve the spaghetti immediately topped with parmesan and parsley.

Pasta with tuna

This canned tuna pasta recipe is quick, healthy, and very tasty. Perfect if you don’t have many ingredients at home and want to conjure up a great dinner.


  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 large crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 can of crushed tuna in oil
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 100 g uncooked pasta


  1. Cook the pasta in salted water until al dente according to the instructions on the package.
  2. While it’s cooking, prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  3. When the pasta is almost ready, pour oil into a small pan and heat over medium heat.
  4. Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
  5. Mix the garlic with the tuna, lemon juice and parsley.
  6. Once the pasta is done, add some of the pasta water (a couple of tablespoons) to the sauce, then drain the pasta and toss with the sauce.
  7. Season with salt and pepper as needed.
  8. Optional: serve the pasta with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and lemon zest.
Spaghetti with tuna and cheese on a plate

Penne with mushrooms

Thanks to this recipe, you can prepare amazing creamy pasta with only 6 ingredients! They are buttery, garlicky and simply delicious.


  • 200 g of penne pasta
  • 400 g of mushrooms, cut into 1/2 cm thick slices
  • 3 tablespoons butter, separated
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan, plus for serving
  • finely chopped parsley for garnish


  1. Prepare a large pot and bring salted water to a boil.
  2. Add the pasta and cook according to the instructions on the package, just subtract 1 minute from the cooking time.
  3. Set aside 1 cup of the cooking liquid, then drain the pasta.
  4. In a large skillet, melt half the butter and all the oil.
  5. Add the mushrooms and cook until the water has evaporated and the mushrooms begin to turn golden around the edges (about 5 minutes).
  6. Add salt and pepper halfway through cooking.
  7. Add the garlic and remaining butter and cook for 2 minutes, until the mushrooms and garlic are nicely golden.
  8. Add the finished pasta, about 3/4 cup of the prepared pasta water, and the Parmesan cheese.
  9. Stir gently until the mixture thickens.
  10. If the pasta is dry, add more water.
  11. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.
  12. Remove from the oven and serve immediately garnished with fresh parsley and parmesan.
Penne with mushrooms, parmesan and parsley in a pan.

Light lemon rigatoni with salmon

Full of fresh flavors and so healthy at the same time! They’re fresh and simple, and with fresh basil, garlic, lemon juice, capers and salmon, you practically have summer on your plate.


  • 500 g rigatoni pasta
  • 1 teaspoon of crushed garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • salmon fillet weighing 500 g
  • zest of one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons of capers
  • grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, season the salmon with salt and pepper and bake at 180°C for 15-20 minutes, depending on thickness.
  3. Once the pasta is cooked, drain and toss with the garlic, olive oil, basil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the lemon juice, zest and capers to the pasta and mix.
  5. Cut the salmon into pieces.
  6. Gently mix it with the pasta.
  7. Serve hot with grated Parmesan cheese.
Rigatoni with salmon and parmesan with a fork on a white plate.

Spaghetti with basil pesto

Make a delicious, quick and easy summer recipe! It can be served as a main course or side dish and can be enjoyed hot or cold.


Homemade pesto

  • 2 cups basil
  • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts
  • 4-5 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 and ½ spoons of crushed garlic
  • ½ cup parmesan
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • 500 g of spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons of roasted pine nuts
  • cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, parmesan for garnish


  1. Cook the spaghetti according to the instructions on the package, don’t forget to salt the water.
  2. Drain the cooked spaghetti (do not rinse), return to a dry pot, cover with a lid and set aside.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, prepare the homemade pesto.
  4. Heat the pine nuts in a small pan over medium heat and stir once you notice them starting to brown.
  5. Set the roasted nuts aside and let them cool.
  6. Place the olive oil and basil leaves in a high-powered blender.
  7. Blend for about 60 seconds until the ingredients are combined but still not completely smooth.
  8. You may need to pause the blender, scrape the ingredients off the sides, and then resume blending.
  9. Add ¼ cup pine nuts, garlic, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and blend until desired consistency (about 30-60 seconds).
  10. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.
  11. Transfer the warm pasta to a serving bowl.
  12. Add the homemade pesto and mix into the pasta.
  13. Sprinkle with remaining toasted pine nuts.
  14. Add tomatoes and fresh basil, or parmesan.
  15. Serve warm or refrigerate and let cool.
Spaghetti with pesto, cherry tomatoes and basil on a plate.

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Creamy tagliatelle with prawns

Creamy Garlic Lemon Prawn Pasta is easy and yet so delicious. Try them too!


  • 500 g of tagliatelle pasta
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 500 g peeled shrimps
  • 4 crushed garlic cloves
  • 250 ml of cream
  • 2-3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • a handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions.
  2. Drain and set aside 1 cup of the pasta water.
  3. Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet and gradually sauté the shrimp until golden brown and opaque.
  4. Season the shrimp to taste.
  5. Remove from pan and set aside.
  6. Add the remaining butter and garlic and sauté for a few seconds until the garlic is fragrant, then pour in the cream, lemon juice (start with 2 tablespoons and add more as needed), parsley and season to taste.
  7. Let it simmer on a low flame.
  8. Return the shrimp to the pan and season.
  9. Add the pasta and some of the cooking water and toss to coat the tagliatelle completely with the sauce.
Tagliatelle with shrimps on a plate with a fork.

Baked penne with chicken and cheese

This baked pasta with cheese and chicken is not only delicious, but also an easy meal that you don’t have to be ashamed to serve to your friends. Enjoy it!


  • 350 g of penne
  • 2 cups cooked chicken (about 2 small chicken breasts), cut into small pieces
  • a glass of tomato passata with basil
  • 1 and 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C.
  2. Cook pasta al dente in a large pot of salted water according to package directions.
  3. Drain.
  4. Return the pasta to the pot and add the chicken and tomato sauce.
  5. Mix gently.
  6. Pour half of the pasta into a greased baking dish.
  7. Sprinkle with 1 cup mozzarella, half the Parmesan, and half the basil.
  8. Layer the remaining half of the pasta evenly on top.
  9. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella.
  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden.
  11. Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.
  12. Serve warm.
Baked penne with cheese and basil in a bowl.

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A few tips to make pasta even better

Pasta is one of the easiest and most popular dishes that you can prepare at home. With a few extra steps, you can take this dish up a notch. Let’s check them out!

  • Use the right amount of water .

Not enough water can cause the pasta to stick together during cooking. We recommend using 6 liters of water for every 500 g of pasta. If you are unsure about the amount of water, use more than you think you will need, but not so much that the water overflows the pot during cooking.

  • Do not add olive oil .
    Many people believe that adding olive oil to the pasta water will prevent it from sticking together during cooking. However, this is not true. Adding olive oil to everything can prevent the sauce from adhering properly to the pasta.
  • Salt properly.
    To really bring out the flavor of the pasta, add one tablespoon of salt per liter of water. As for the timing, wait until the water starts to boil, add the salt and then the pasta. Adding salt immediately after putting the pot on the stove increases the time it takes for the water to boil.
  • Turn off the stove and cover the pot .
    Instead of cooking the pasta until it’s done, bring the water to a boil, then turn off the stove, cover the pot, and wait seven minutes. It works great for spaghetti, ziti or rigatoni, for example, and at the same time, this procedure saves energy.
  • Use pasta water .
    Do not pour out the water after draining the pasta. A pinch of starchy water from the pasta helps the pasta and the sauce come together beautifully.
  • We recommend wine to drink.

As you can see, pasta can be prepared in many ways and it is up to you which one you choose.

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