Elevated Pasta Recipes You Can Make at Home May 1, 2020

by Jade Farhat Our Recipes

Bring restaurant-worthy dinners to your table with these 6 elevated pasta recipes you can make at home. 

We’re all cooking from our pantry at a lot more often right now, pasta is now more important than ever. It’s super versatile, inexpensive, and can be elevated with simple ingredients you have at home. We’re sharing our 6 favourite restaurant-worthy recipes so that you can enjoy elevated pasta recipes on rotation.

Rigatoni Lamb Verde

One of our favourite ways to elevate a simple pasta dish is by switching up the proteins. This rigatoni dish is taken to a whole new level thanks to delicious homemade lamb meatballs and fresh Italian herbs. Warm flavours tossed together in pesto, bursting cherry tomatoes, and lamb meatballs make this recipe a family favourite! Enjoy this delectable restaurant-worthy dinner in just 30 minutes. Get the recipe here.

FRESH TIP: Take this recipe up a notch by making your own homemade pesto recipe!

meatball pasta recipe with lamb

Sesame-Crusted Salmon

Pasta isn’t just about spaghetti, rigatoni, and penne – shake it up with soba noodles! Soba noodles are thin noodles made from buckwheat flour, or a combination of buckwheat and other wheat flours, and offer a great base for this Japanese-inspired recipe. This quick and easy dish brings a refined sesame oil & soy sauce glaze to fresh salmon! Get the recipe here.

FRESH FACT: Soba noodles can be enjoyed both cold and warm – a great addition to soups!

sesame crusted salmon on soba noodles

Cheesy Baked Ravioli

A top-rated recipe for a reason! This Cheesy Baked Ravioli is decadent, flavourful, and super comforting. Please your palate with butternut squash ravioli baked with fresh butternut squash, kale, and topped with smoky cheddar cheese. Is your mouth watering yet? Ours is! Get the recipe here.

FRESH TIP: Amp up the flavour with a blend of your favourite cheeses.

cheesy baked ravioli pasta bake

Beef and Spinach Lasagna Stew

Lasagna is a labour of love, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all the delicious flavours of the traditional dish in just 30 minutes! Swap lasagna sheets for farfalle pasta and enjoy this quicker, easier, and just as delicious variation. Farfalle, ground beef, tomato sauce, spinach, and cheese come together in this one-pot wonder. Topped with a dollop of a ricotta mozzarella blend for the perfect finishing touch. Get ready for ultimate comfort! Get the recipe here.

FRESH TIP: A sprinkle of fresh basil and parmesan are the perfect flavour boosters for this comfort food classic.

quick and easy lasagna pasta bake

Mussel Linguine and Roasted Salmon

Nothing says restaurant-worthy pasta than seafood packed linguine. Bright and briny flavours of the sea are balanced with sweet, bursting cherry tomatoes and zesty garlic. Soak up the delicious sauce with warm toasted garlic ciabatta. Get the recipe here.

FRESH TIP: Drizzle your finished pasta with a little olive oil for some master chef flare.

seafood linguine pasta

Minestrone Tortellini

Bored of pasta in a simple marinara sauce? Shake things up a bit with our Minestrone Tortilla without any extra work. All you have to do is throw it all in a pot and let it simmer. It’s filled with vegetables, cheese stuff tortellini, and topped with homemade crunchy croutons. Get the recipe here.

Minestrone Tortellini pasta soup

Craving carbs? Check out these delicious meatball recipes, paired with some of our favourite bases like mashed potatoes and pasta.

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