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National Pasta Day: Try these Pasta Recipes!

In Food & Drink by Adam's Crossing Apartments

October 17th is National Pasta Day! From vegetarian dishes to chicken or seafood, there are so many different ways to prepare pasta. This versatile dish is oftentimes both a fan favorite and a go-to, easy weeknight dinner option. How will you celebrate this delicious holiday? With a pasta dish, of course! Check out these pasta recipes for National Pasta Day.

Cacio e Pepe

This recipe by Julie Blanner for Cacio e Pepe, meaning cheese and pepper, is perfectly simple! Requiring just 5 ingredients and made in just 20 minutes, it proves to be the perfect weeknight dinner. Although this dish uses only a few ingredients, it’s packed full of flavor. Creamy Grana Padano and Pecorino cheeses paired with thick, black pepper flakes make this dish scrumptious. Even the pickiest eaters will enjoy it!

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Bacon Cream Cheese Tortellini

Crispy bacon and cheesy tortellini covered in Alfredo sauce — it doesn’t get much better than that. This recipe by Salt & Lavender is indulgent and delicious, the perfect dinner on a chilly fall evening. With a rich flavor and a creamy, thick texture, this dish will be a hit for everyone.

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Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

Are you in the mood for something new? Spice it up with this recipe for Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta by To Simply Inspire. With a tasty Thai sauce, this dish is the perfect mix of sweet and spicy. In just 30 minutes, you’ll have a creamy dish bursting with flavor.

Roasted Red Pepper Alla Vodka Pasta with Cheesy Oregano Breadcrumbs

This dish by Half Baked Harvest is unique, flavorful, and mouthwatering. Roasted red pepper, fresh herbs, and garlic come together to create a creamy, delectable tomato vodka sauce. Pasta smothered in this smooth sauce and topped with crunchy, crispy breadcrumbs makes for the perfect flavor and texture combination. You’ll want to give this dish a try!

Spinach Ricotta Pasta Bake

This Spinach Ricotta Pasta Bake by Recipetineats makes “made from scratch” simple. “Homemade” shake and pour pasta sauce is slathered over a creamy ricotta, spinach, and pasta mixture and baked to perfection. It tastes like stuffed shells, without all the tedious, extra work! In just 40 minutes, you’ll have a simple, yet satisfying, pasta bake.

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Are you hungry yet? These pasta recipes are sure to hit the spot. Give one of them a try to celebrate National Pasta Day the only way we see fit — eating a hefty serving of pasta!

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