Even though it’s a day late, we still want to celebrate Italy’s most beloved ingredient: pasta. Did you know that there are over 350 types around the world? And with this one ingredient comes the base for plenty of amazing authentic dishes. While we may not have time to share them all below, here are three authentic pasta dishes to try for National Pasta Day!
Pasta Al Pomodoro
One of the simplest and most popular pasta dishes, pasta al pomodoro is a must-have in your pasta repertoire. Pasta al pomodoro is essentially a classic spaghetti dish with a tomato-based sauce. The difference here is that it is a much lighter sauce than a standard, off-the-shelf jar. This sauce is generally a bit chunkier and is finished with a sprinkle of basil. Next time you want a classic pasta dish, definitely give this recipe a try.
This Roman dish has been a favorite for centuries. The main ingredients include egg, Pecorino Romano or Parmigiano-Reggiano, guanciale or pancetta, and black pepper. While all of these ingredients may seem simple, they combine together to create a flavorful dish that is sure to please. While you can vary this dish to your liking, this is the most authentic preparation.
Pasta E Fagioli
The former peasant dish has now become a fan favorite as a starter dish. Literally meaning pasta and beans, pasta e fagioli incorporates a white bean, like cannellini, and a small pasta noodle, like ditalini, in a tomato- or broth-based stock. This dish is more varied than other Italian classics, while your vegetable preferences and stock base the main differences.
While you’re gathering your essentials for your dishes, make sure you stop by a Doris Italian Market! We have everything you need to create authentic Italian pasta dishes to pass around and share. Don’t forget that we also have an online store with a huge selection!