Monday, April 7, 2008

Pasta party !!!

Few days ago I've asked my friend bloggers for help: I needed recipes for pasta dishes to be used in a pasta party.

I've received a lot of recipe and it was really hard for me to choose. At the beginning, I was supposed to choose only three recipe, but since I've got so many delightful ideas, I've decided to pick 5 recipes. Plus, I made the mac and cheese for the children at the party.

The choice has been based on easy accessibility to the ingredients, easy to prepare in advance and, most of all, the ones more close to the knowledge of Italian food among my American friend. So something familiar to them, but with a twist and very close to the Italian tradition.

 presentazione party pasta


To get the recipe, simply follow the link. In case you don't have a translator and you need help with a translation, please feel free to write to me and I'll send it to you!

Involtini di melanzane ripieni di Ema - Nonsisamai

Eggplant parmesan rolls stuffed with rigatoni pasta

There is no link for this recipe, but just the comment left from the author:

Slice the eggplant, flour them and wash in beaten eggs and fry. Let cool down. Cook "al dente'" rigatoni pasta and dress them with a simple tomato sauce. Put 4-5 rigatoni on each slice of fried eggplant and roll it. Layer them on a greased baking pan. Top each with a slice of mozzarella cheese; then cover everything with the rest of the tomatoes sauce. Sprinkle with parmesan and fresh basil and bake until the mozzarella cheese will melt.

Lasagna al forno di Elga- Semi di papavero

This is the original recipe for the Italian lasagna.

Gnocchi 'ncaciati di Cuochetta - Un diavolo per fornello

Baked potatoes dumpling with broccoli and sheep cheese.

I've made few changes: I've used gnocchi instead of orecchiette pasta and I've used a greek sheep cheese, called myzithra.

Mac & cheese

Crostata di tagliatelle di Unika - I piaceri della vita

Tagliatelle pie with ham and peas

I've used a package of spinach tagliatelle (similar to fettuccine) and one of simple egg tagliatelle to create a visual effect!

Spaghetti alla carbonara di Aiuolik - Trattoria Muvara

I've used a light beer instead of white wine.


Thank you for sharing your recipe with me!!!

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