Pasta is one of those delicious quick recipes that you can prepare within half an hour if you’re really good at the art of cooking. There is nothing to worry about even if you’re not. Pasta is one of the easiest preparations on Earth and with some basic help, you can master it in minutes.
Although lockdown restrictions have been eased off across Britain, it’s better to stay inside and we thought some nice delicious pasta recipes could be an added motivation.
So, to inspire you, we had a look at the YouTube trends and relevant #hashtags in order to find out what are the most popular pasta recipes on YouTube that people loved.
Here are 15 such mouthwatering pasta recipes that we hand-picked for you.
1) One Pan Pasta!
A brilliantly simple pasta dish inspired by American food writer and domestic goddess Martha Stewart which sees both pasta and sauce all cooked in the one pan resulting in perfectly al dente spaghetti wrapped in a silky tomato sauce. Add 100g of spinach for extra greenery.
Check out the recipe: https://donalskehan.com/recipes/marthas-one-pan-pasta/
2) Creamy & Cheesy White Sauce Pasta
The White Sauce Pasta recipe is an easy pasta recipe made with white sauce and veggies. If you’re tired of eating red tomato pasta, watch this White Sauce Pasta recipe. It’s easy to prepare and delicious to eat with its silky smooth and sweet-smelling sauce made from butter, milk, and broth.
Try it at your home and let us know in the comments if you liked it!
3) Garlic Cherry Tomato Pasta
Might sound odd, but Garlic Cherry Tomato Pasta is really delicious and easy to prepare!
Saute garlic in olive oil until it is lightly golden and cook tomatoes in that oil, until they burst and create a flavorful and super simple sauce. This burst cherry tomato sauce goes perfectly with linguine or spaghetti. Top it with a handful of fresh basil leaves and good quality extra virgin olive oil and in about 15-20 minutes you’ll have an awesome easy pasta recipe!
4) Mushroom, Leek, and Tarragon Pasta
This Creamy Mushroom and Leek Pasta is just delightful.
A simple dish of pasta with a creamy mushroom sauce and fresh garlic bruschetta. Leeks are a fantastic ingredient – cheap and easy to work with and they give a subtle savoury flavour.
5) Martha Stewart’s famous One Pot Pasta
Everyone loves a weeknight meal they can get on the table in 20 minutes. This One-Pot Pasta recipe combines a few fresh ingredients, water, and a touch of olive oil with dried pasta, and it all cooks together in a saute pan.
With its straight sides and flat bottom, it’s ideal for this dish. #justonepot
6) The Creamiest Garlic Mushroom Pasta
Hunt down a selection of interesting mushrooms for this Creamy Garlic Mushroom Pasta recipe, they will add flavour and texture beyond anything you’d get from regular old button mushrooms!
Make sure you cook until the garlic is fragrant and the butter absorbs into mushrooms, about 2 minutes.
7) Viral Feta Pasta (The Best Version!)
I came across one viral TikTok video a few days back showcasing another Feta Pasta recipe, which I actually hated. However, as I watched this, I just loved it.
Of course, if you want to bake it, you might roast a block of feta with bursting tomatoes, which would be mind-blowing. Do you like it spicy? I suggest, pour in a ton of chilli flakes. Got thyme? Add a couple of sprigs for an earthy touch.
8) Macaroni Pasta (Indian Style)
Quick and easy to prepare and tastes super delicious – this Veg Macaroni is perfect for your kids’ lunch box. It’s Elbow Pasta or Macaroni cooked in onion-tomato sauce, which is a little tangy and spicy.
Since it’s loaded with veggies, it makes a perfect healthy lunch for your kid. Not only as a lunch special recipe, but this is also a perfect dish to make in the evenings when you wish to snack on.
9) The Perfect Pasta
If not the prefect, this is surely one of the perfect recipes out in this list. Before watching this video I thought I knew how to prepare a good pasta meal, but this video made me realise that I knew nothing.
If you don’t like Spaghettis, you can definitely try different other variants like Penne, Ziti, or Tortellini, but make sure you know how long you need to boil it and at what temperature.
10) Cheesy White Sauce Pasta
Cook as per instructions in this video and you won’t regret it.
This special Cheesy White Sauce Pasta doesn’t take more than 15 mins to cook. It is super simple to cook and scrumptious beyond belief. This dish is just perfect by itself. However, if you want, you can add some mushrooms or chicken too!
11) White Sauce Pasta
White Sauce Pasta is a perfect combination of creaminess and flavors. This pasta recipe can be made quickly with very minimal ingredients. You can choose the vegetables that you like to add to this recipe and you can always alter the amount of cheese in the recipe.
This is one of our favorite White Sauce pastas because it’s SO simple and easy to prepare!
12) Creamy Mascarpone & Mushroom Pasta
Do you know how to make the perfect Creamy Mushroom Pasta using Mascarpone? Here you go!
This is suitable for vegetarians. Ingredients for 4 people: 400g pasta (200ml pasta water for mascarpone), 400g mushrooms, 320g mascarpone, 80ml extra virgin olive oil, 1 bunch of sage (keep 4 whole leaves fried per serving for garnish – chop the rest), 6 garlic cloves, 4 tbsp toasted hazelnuts – crushed salt & pepper to taste.
13) A Delicious Fusilli Pasta
Fusilli Pasta is one of our favorite go-to recipes. Pasta recipes are super easy and are really delicious. You can never go wrong with pasta, especially Fusilli Pasta.
This spicy Fusilli Pasta is our new favorite fusilli pasta recipe!🤗
14) Ground Beef Tomato Pasta
Bolognese sauce, known in Italian as ragù alla bolognese, or simply ragù, is a meat-based sauce originating from Bologna, Italy, hence the name. In Italian cuisine, it is customarily used to dress “tagliatelle al ragù” and to prepare “lasagne alla bolognese”. In the absence of tagliatelle, it can also be used with other broad, flat pasta shapes, such as pappardelle or fettuccine.
It is a slowly cooked sauce, and its preparation involves several techniques, including sweating, sautéing, and braising. Ingredients include a characteristic soffritto of onion, celery, and carrot, different types of minced or finely chopped beef, often alongside small amounts of fatty pork. Red wine and a small amount of tomato concentrate or tomatoes are added, and the dish is then gently simmered at length to produce a thick sauce.
15) Creamy Chicken Pasta
In this video, Rebecca Brand shows how to make a delicious alternative to Fettucine Alfredo with this Creamy Chicken Basic Pasta.
Although similar in flavor to Chicken Fettucine Alfredo, this recipe is one-fourth the cost and just as delicious, and even creamier! Chicken pasta is a great dinner and Creamy Chicken Basil Pasta is as fast to make as the pasta alone. Rebecca’s cooking technique with this recipe saves you time and gets you the dinner table lickity split! Enjoy your new chicken pasta recipe; one to keep forever.
Our list ends here. Let us know if we missed out on any or if you want to suggest some. We’d love to hear from you. 🙂
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