Presto Pasta Nights #83: The round-up

Thanks to everyone who contributed a delicious dish to this week’s Presto Pasta Nights. As expected there are fabulous ideas from all around the world, but this week Europe is under-represented.


Let’s start with the fun!

Bild I got the first entry from Kitchenetta of Got No Milk. She fell in love with the recipe just of Tomato Basil Cream Pasta the moment she discovered it on another blog. This pasta dish offers fresh flavors and a comforting blend of healthy and simple ingredients, cashew gives the sauce a creamy base.

Daphne from More than Words shares the recipe for Plum Sauce Char Siew Fettuccine with us. Roast pork from the freezer and plum sauce from the pantry are the ingredients of this wonderful pasta dish. Bild

Bild Mrs Ergül from Mrs Ergül in the Kitchen over at serves Beef Meatballs and Farfalle in Tomato Sauce ( now defunct). A classic combination which is always convincing.

Jin Hooi from Smell & Taste are my memory whipped up something simple but delicious for dinner: Dried Orange Peel pork with noodles. Thoese dried orange peel pork noodles are very delicious and the aroma from the star anises goes well with the taste of dried orange peel. Her husband was totally blown with this dish, I totally understand that. Bild

Bild Elizabeth from Elizabeth’s Cooking Experiments serves Manicotti. Manicotti – the name for cannelloni in the US – are large hollow pasta tubes, approximately 3-4 inches long and 1 inch in diameter. Elizabeth stuffed her noodles with a delicious sounding cheese mix.

Becke from Columbus Foodie13.01.2019** shares two pasta recipes with us. Skillet Chicken Breasts Aglio e Olio and Linguine with Bacon and Onions13.01.2019*. Both were a great success and sound delicious, it’s up to you which one you prefer. Bild

Bild Christine from Eat First, Diet Later over at serves a lazy spaghetti lunch.(http;// now defunct) Although it’s not a „real“ recipe it hits the kid’s taste. Can you expect more from a simple and easy to prepare dish?

The Stir-fried Asian-style Spicy Pasta**06.10.2019 is Elaine’s first submission to Presto Pasta Nights. She made A Series of Kitchen Experiments 07.06.2022 ** and this (almost) vegetarian spicy pasta dish has Japanese and Chinese influences. Elaine’s experience: With a cooler weather her taste buds were craving hot and spicier foods.

Bild Haalo from Cook (almost) Anything at Least Once prepared Truffled Ricotta Tortelloni using Jiao Zi skins, which can found in Asian stores. The filling is a delicate mix of ricotta and Crema Turtuffon (a white truffle paste). Haalo recommends her dish as a starter, I could eat it also as main dish and dessert.

Ning from Heart and Hearth prepared a Sukiyaki-Inspired Beef Udon Soup with ingredients she had just at hand. Real original is the sauce, making all the difference. All together made an instant, hot, delicious meal when you are in a hurry. Bild
Bild Ruth from Once Upon A Feast, the inventor of this event has been craving to try Pasta with Pesto Chicken Meat balls. She did her very best to keep it (almost) kosher with some substitutions on the original recipe. Her dish looks so tasty that nobody should spare a thought about dieting.

Autumn is coming on in Germany and the colourful squashes and pumkins appear on farmer’s markets. I uses butternut squash to prepare the Squash, ricotta & sage pasta bake, of course the lasagne sheets were homemade. The aroma of sage goes well with the squash. 
Squash, ri&cotta  sage pasta bake

update 2008/10/04

Bild I apologize to Susan from the Well-Sesaoned Cook. For any reason I didn’t include her delicious Kasha Varnishkes with Frizzled Onions in the round-up. I do make up my mistake now. This dish is worth to get out your old world tablecloth if you own any. Bow ties, buckwheat groats – kasha – and crispy fried onion are a perfect combination to please everyone.

update 2008/10/05

Another apologize to Patsy. This was definitely not my week or my month. I have to take care for my mother who is suffering from dementia. Obviously I am also getting forgetful. I hope this was the last missing entry, if not, please drop me a line.

Patsy from Family, Friends and Food cooked light: Pasta with prosciutto and spinach , a perfect combination of contrasting flavours This dish can be served as a quick and simple meal and needs not much to accompany. Bild

**13.01.2019, no longer available
**06.10.2019 is lost
** 07.06.2022 no longer available

6 thoughts on “Presto Pasta Nights #83: The round-up

  1. Christine (Gast)

    Great job Ulrike!

    Don’t worry, we’ve all been absent minded about something before! Hope your mum and your family are coping well, my husband’s grandmother is also suffering from Dementia and we understand the difficulites of what you’re going through. God bless and we wish you well.



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