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Pizza, pasta, risotto and more – there’s no shortage of delicious Italian recipes in the HelloFresh database. Whether you're looking for modern takes on traditional recipes, or old classics just like Nonna used to make it, this collection has it all.

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Explore Every Type of Pasta in the Most Delicious Way

At HelloFresh, our love for pasta knows no bounds! We celebrate the diversity of pasta shapes in our extensive collection of delicious recipes, each designed to bring out the best in flavor and texture.

Discover Our Most Loved Pasta Shapes

  1. Penne: A classic favorite, penne holds its own in any dish. Try our Beef and Veggie Ragu Penne with Basil Pesto for a delightful combination of flavors.
  2. Gnocchi: Indulge in the comforting goodness of gnocchi with our Cheesy Grilled Gnocchi and Veggies recipe.
  3. Spaghetti: Experience the essence of Italian cuisine with our Beef and Veggie Ragu Spaghetti, a dish that celebrates simplicity and flavor.
  4. Fettuccine: Elevate your pasta nights with our luxurious Creamy Mushroom and Truffle Fettuccine.
  5. Orecchiette: For something unique, try the authentic Creamy Lemon Prawn Orecchiette, a lesser-known shape with big flavor.

Find Your Perfect Pasta Match

Whether you're craving the comforting twirls of spaghetti or the hearty bites of gnocchi, HelloFresh has a recipe for every pasta preference. Our range of pasta shapes and recipes ensures there's always something new and exciting to try in your kitchen.

How to Cook Pasta Recipes Like an Italian

Mastering the art of Italian pasta goes beyond just following a recipe; it involves embracing traditional cooking techniques. Here are the six essential rules to perfect any Italian pasta dish, such as our Tuscan Sausage and Pepper Spaghetti:

The Six Essential Rules for Perfect Italian Pasta

  1. Add Salt, Skip the Oil: Use about 10g of salt per liter of water. Salt enhances the pasta's flavor and prevents sticking, while oil can prevent sauce from adhering to the pasta.
  2. Boil Water Before Adding Salt: Wait for the water to boil vigorously before adding salt. Adding salt too early lowers the boiling point, leading to undercooked pasta.
  3. Never Break the Pasta: In traditional Italian recipes, pasta is never broken before cooking. Use a large pot and carefully submerge the pasta.
  4. Stir the Pasta Gently: Once in the water, gently stir the pasta with a fork to prevent sticking and ensure even cooking.
  5. Reserve Some Cooking Water: Save about ¼ cup of the starchy pasta water to add to your sauce, which helps to thicken and enhance the flavor.
  6. Aim for Al Dente: Perfect pasta is 'al dente,' slightly undercooked, offering a chewy texture and a more satisfying meal.
Embrace these traditional Italian techniques to elevate your pasta dishes. Whether you're preparing a simple spaghetti or an elaborate fettuccine Alfredo, these tips will bring authentic Italian flavor to your kitchen.

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