Another contender from Food Network Canada’s roundup is Giada’s Pasta Primavera. It pairs bowtie pasta with an array of colorful vegetables to leave your plate looking bright and pretty healthy. The recipe calls for a mix of carrots, zucchini, squash, onion, yellow bell pepper, and red bell pepper to bake on a large cookie sheet until tender. From there, cook your farfalle noodles and eventually toss those warm veggies in with a handful of halved cherry tomatoes for your perfect pasta primavera.
If you’re avoiding meal prep, De Laurentiis’ Cacio e Pepe Gnocco Fritto turns store-bought pizza dough into a delectable appetizer or entree for those no-fuss cooking nights. All you need is a dutch oven, deep-fry thermometer, pizza cutter, and minimal ingredients like flour, pizza dough, salt, Pecorino Toscano cheese, and pepper for a fried favorite. Here’s a tip: Serve with marinara sauce to make it even tastier.
Ending on an all-encompassing and plentiful note, De Laurentiis’ Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables brings quite literally everything to the table. The baked penne is packed with a bunch of veggies and different cheeses, smothered in sauce to ultimately crown itself your new weeknight go-to (that can easily be turned into leftovers).
You have the pasta dish recipes, now all you need is the wine for pairing!