Presto Pasta Nights #143

Presto Pasta Nights #143

Has it really already been over a year since I hosted Presto Pasta Nights #67? The time is just flying by... but once again I am pleased and honoured to be hosting Presto Pasta Nights, the weekly food event that rounds up as many tasty pasta dishes that it can get its hands on to share with the world. Without further adieu, on to the pasta:

Our first entry by Kait from Pots and Plots shows us just how easy it is to make a really tasty pasta with her mozzarella and roasted garlic sausage spaghetti.

Mozzarella and Roasted Garlic Sausage Spaghetti

Next up is one of my favorite meals, a tasty lasagna by Mahala from Halo's Homemade. Lasagna can be a bit time consuming to make but it is always worth it! I like that this lasagna uses Italian sausage as the meat to add even more flavour.


Pasta dishes don't have to be so heavy and this creamy pasta with bacon and peas brought to us by Amy of very culinary is a perfect example. You just can't go wrong with a creamy pasta with sweet peas and salty bacon!

Creamy Pasta Bacon Peas

Pastas come in so many different wonderful shapes and sizes and one that I often forget about is Israeli couscous. Allie of Yum in Tum brings us this chickpeas and Israeli couscous (risotto style) that includes some amazing Mediterranean flavours including eggplant, olives, preserved lemons and pomegranate molasses.

Chickpeas and Israeli Couscous (Risotto Style)

One of the things that I like about pasta is that there are so many different ways to use it and I always enjoy coming across new ways. George from A Nod Is As Good As A Wink to a Blind Horse... introduced me to a new way of using pasta with his entry, a really tasty sounding chicken frittata.

Chicken Frittata

Erica of piExperiment brings us something new and exciting in the form of an Italian Stew-erole. I really enjoy a nice and hearty and tasty Italian style stew with Italian sausage, lots of vegetables and of course some pasta!

Italian Stew-erole

Lasagna is being well represented in this roundup with this one being brought to us by Joanne from Eats Well With Others whom had to make lasagna after loosing a drinking game. I am a little glad that she lost because we all get a chance to see her lasagna.


Chaya of Sweet and Savoury Says it All sends us these tasty sounding crabby cheese won tons. It is always nice to have some won ton wrappers in the freezer for making quick and tasty stuffed parcels and frying them until they are crispy is always good!

Crabby Cheese Won Tons

The genius behind Presto Pasta Nights, Ruth of Once Upon A Feast serves up this super quick and tasty sounding mustardy rotini with chicken and mushrooms. This pasta dish is just packed with flavour and I really like the sound of a grainy mustard based 'sauce'.

Mustardy Chicken & Mushroom Rotini

How about a spicy take on manicotti in the form of manicotti in chorizo sauce brought to us by Ben from What's Cooking? This amazing looking manicotti uses spicy Mexican chorizo in the sauce and it is tempered by some creamy ricotta and cheese filling!

Manicotti in Chorizo Sauce

The first soup of the roundup, a longevity noodle soup comes to us come Ching of Little Corner of Mine. This light and tasty looking soup uses long noodles that signify a long life.

Longevity Noodle Soup

I always enjoy cooking with seasonal ingredients and this roasted butternut squash pasta with bacon lardons brought to us by Ann of Pig Pig's Corner certainly uses the in season butternut squash really well. Who could resist a creamy pasta with roasted butternut squash and bacon?

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta with Bacon Lardons

Núria from Spanish Recipes serves up not one, but two tasty looking pasta dishes; a black linguini with artichokes and green garlic and a spaguetti with mussels and red pepper! Using coloured pastas is always fun and that black linguini is definitely on my list of things to look for at the market this weekend.

Black Linguini with Artichokes and Green Garlic

Spaguetti with Mussels and Red Pepper

My contribution to this weeks Presto Pasta Nights is this spanakopita inspired spinach and feta lasagna.

Spinach and Feta Lasagna (aka Spanakopita Lasagna)

I hope that you have all enjoyed Presto Pasta Nights #143 as much as I have! There are a lot of tasty looking pasta ideas in this weeks roundup and I discovered some tasty new ways of enjoying pasta. I have already bookmarked more than a few of the pasta dishes to try!

Reeni from Cinnamon, Spice & Everything Nice will be hosting next weeks Presto Pasta Nights and you can find the details on submission and who's hosting future Presto Pasta Nights here.


Ruth Daniels said...

Wow, what a fabulous roundup. So many stunning and unusual dishes too! Thanks a bunch for hosting this week...shall we pencil you in for next year ; -) ?

Amy said...

Great round-up, Kevin. Everything looks really delicious, of course, and now I know what I'll be eating for the next week!

George Gaston said...

Kevin, have you ever thought of doing a food review for one of the leading magazines. Because you are absolutely incredible describing various dishes and their cooks. Thanks for my great review.

Now I have to bookmark all the other terrific recipes. Again many thanks...

Alexa said...

Beautiful offerings--everything looks delicious!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Fantastic round up, Kevin! So many different kinds of pasta to explore!

Ben said...

I love PPN! There are so many new ideas every week that I could eat pasta everyday for the rest of my life and never get tired of it.

Great job, Kevin.

Mary said...

You did a super job with the round-up, Kevin. Kudos.

The Food Hunter said...

great round up!

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Great looking pasta dishes!

I especially like the black spaghetti wrapped around the fork, very fancy!

I have pasta twice a week at least, so thanks for posting everyone's dishes!

giz said...

Really a beautiful array of unique dishes this week.

Allie said...

What a great round up - thanks for having me for this event!

Helene said...

Great round-up.

Bergamot said...

Wow, what a roundup...A very nice collection of pasta dishes.

Pam said...

Great roundup Kevin! I know it's a lot of work!

pigpigscorner said...

Great roundup! Lots of interesting recipes this week.

Joanne said...

Fantastic roundup! You did a great job.

Pam said...

Holy all looks SO good!

Bee Happy!

Chris said...

Great compilation, I really like Amy's carbonara.

Anonymous said...

hello kevin,
wow! there are so many things can be done with that black linguini with artichokes and green garlic. waiting to see how you prepare that.

Sweet and Savory said...

Kevin, you got great recipes for us to share. THanks for hosting and doing a great job.

Now, what do I make next. This time, I think I will start with, Ruth's. Not only is she a great leader of this group but she cooks beautifully, too. Thanks to Ruth.

Núria said...

Wonderful roundup Kevin! Delicious pasta dishes :D.

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