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Presto Pasta Nights #173 Round-Up

Posted in Events/Round-Ups by Janet M on July 23, 2010

Hosting Presto Pasta Nights, originally created by Ruth, was a joy this week. What a wonderful collection of savory pasta dishes we cooked up! Without further ago, here is our creative carb feast:

Jennifer from Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat cooked a simple, yet delicious Spaghetti with Lemon, Garlic and Thyme Mushrooms.

Allie from Yum in Tum created a masterpiece while cleaning up her freezer and pantry: Three Sisters Stuff Shells

Stash from The Spamwise Chronicles brought us two recipes this week: The first was a simple, decadent pasta dish titled Cacio e Pepe, but better known as Penne with Manouri Cheese, Fried Breadcrumbs and Garlic.

Stash’s second submission was a lovely, fluffy ricotta gnocchi dressed up cherry tomatoes and mushrooms: Ricotta Gnocchi with Sungold Cherry Tomatoes and Shiitake Mushrooms

Tigerfish from teczcape – an escape to food created a simple dish for 2 which was a Vegetarian Stir-Fry Noodles with Bok Choy, Shiitake Mushrooms and Bell Peppers. It doesn’t sound weird to me at all!

Kristin from Holy Cannoli Recipes substituted gnocchi with tortellini to create a healthy, filling meal: Tortellini with Swiss Chard and White Beans.

Katie from Thyme for Cooking was perplexed by her half-yellow, half-green zucchinis but ended up making a Cobb Pasta Salad with ham, runner beans, bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, avocado, cheese and hard-boiled eggs.

Nic from Lemon and Cheese figured out a creative way to use up her basil and bacon: Bacon, Pea and Basil Macaroni. I am currently on the look-out for basil recipes, so this is a great idea!

Joanne from Eats Well With Others made a Middle Eastern meal with mini fritter sandwiches: zucchini fritters were filled with an eggplant couscous salad a cinnamon-cumin dressing. It looks scrumptious!

Sandra from Gesund Geniessen looked into her fridge and pantry and whipped together an awesome meal with Chinese vermicelli with shrimp and broccoli.

Giz from Equal Opportunity Kitchen continues to experiment with kale and brings us a comforting bowl of Kale and Hungarian Sausage Pasta.

Pam from Sidewalk Shoes created a lovely, easy, weekday meal: Orzo with Roasted Shrimp and Tomatoes… and Garlic with Feta and Fresh Basil.

Theresa from The Food Hunter explores Mario Batali’s new cookbook, Molto Gusto, and shares an easy, yummy, healthy weeknight meal: Penne Alla Primavera.

Looking for a way to combine dill with roasted chickpeas, I made a lovely orzo salad with pan-fried chickpeas, lemon and dill.

How could I refuse a “damn delicious” pasta from Anna at Morsels & Musings: Orecchiette w Peas, Lemon & Crème Fraîche

It was a pleasure to host Presto Pasta Nights this week. I am inspired by so many people who looked into their fridge, freezer or pantry and whipped together such tasty, healthy and creative meals. I encourage everyone to submit their pasta dish from next week to Daphne at More Than Words.

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