Hot Pasta How-Tos

How To: Make a chicken alfredo bread bowl

In this tutorial, Skinny and Mini teach us how to make a chicken alfredo bread bowl. First, melt a couple tablespoons of butter in a large pan and then add in some crushed garlic. Once you have let this saute, you will add in some heavy cream, as much as you would like depending on how much alfredo you are making. Once this is hot, you will add in fresh and grated mozzarella cheese and whisk together quickly. Then, add in parmesan cheese along with parsley, salt, and pepper to taste. Add as m...

How To: Cook crispy rice noodles

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make crispy rice noodles. Begin with a 6-8 oz package of vermicelli rice noodles and soak them in water for 20 minutes. Then drain the noodles into a colander and let the dry. Now add 2-3 cups of peanut oil into a wok and heat it on high temperature. Then add in a handful of the rice noodles and let it cook for 3-5 minutes. Now remove the crispy noodles and place them on a paper towel to remove some of the oil. This video will benefit those viewers...

How To: Make baked macaroni and cheese with ham

Food historians credit the ancient Greeks and Romans for coming up with the idea of combining macaroni with cheese. And even though it is possible to find ancient recipes for making pasta we don't really have a record for Macaroni and Cheese until 1769. Are you a lover of macaroni and cheese? Try combining traditional baked macaroni and cheese with ham to experience American comfort food at its best.

How To: Make fettuccini Napolitaine in tomato concasse

Vijay Wanchoo of the Imperial Hotel in Janpath, India shares this recipe. To make the concasse sauce he removes the skin of the tomatoes by putting them into hot water for a few seconds, then immediately into cold water; the skin then peels off easily. The tomatoes are then sliced, seeded and cubed.

How To: Make tiny Italian potato dumplings or gnocchi

Gnocchi is a tasty alternative to traditional Italian pasta. Gnocchi is actually teeny tiny potato dumplings and tastes fantastic draped with your favorite olive oil or tomato sauce. Check out this video for advice on how to make your own gnocchi from scratch at home.

How To: Make Italian pasta salad with Giada De Laurentiis

In this clip, learn how to make a traditional pasta salad from Food Network host, Giada De Laurentiis. Giada has been eating pasta since the day she was born and was raised in a big Italian household. In this clip, she shows you one of her favorite recipes - straight from her Mom's kitchen. This pasta salad will serve up great at any get together and is absolutely delicious.

How To: Make Pakistani style creamy pasta

This video shows you how to make Pakistani style creamy pasta. You will need 1 slice of butter, 100 gm finely chopped chicken, 1/2 onion chopped, Cheese to taste- cheddar, Handful of sliced mushrooms (frozen), Pasta of choice- boiled,

How To: Make raw Cantonese style chow mein

Jess Knox from "In the Raw" makes Raw Cantonese-Style Chow Mein. Start by spiralizing (or julienning) butternut squash and making a marinade of 2 tsp tamari (or soy sauce), 1 tbs almond butter, 1/3c water, and 1/2 clove garlic. Combine and put onto dehydrator tray in nest-shaped bunches at 110-125 degrees for 3 hours or until a little crispy.

How To: Make creamy tuna & mushroom pasta

David from "The One Pot Chef Show" demonstrates how to make the delicious, quick, and inexpensive family dish of Creamy Tuna and Mushroom Pasta! All you need is some bow-tie pasta, sliced mushrooms, cream of mushroom soup, garlic, tuna and milk. By following the simple steps in this video, you can make this dish in 30 min. Boiling the liquid ingredients and mushrooms and then combining the mixture with the pasta and sticking it in the oven is really all it takes! If you're looking for a new r...

How To: Make Homemade Black Pasta Dough with Squid Ink

When you think squid ink, you don't normally think of pasta, but that's just because you're not thinking of black pasta! Yes, squid ink is indeed edible, despite its thick, gooey texture, and it's used most commonly as food coloring for pasta dough. And adding color to fresh pasta opens up a world of ideas for sauce, meat, herb, or cheese pairings!

How To: Cook pasta in the microwave

Pasta is really easy to make but sometimes you just don't have the time to wait for the water to boil, or to clean up the mess. This three part tutorial is here to help! This video series will show you exactly how to cook noodles in the microwave to save time and energy.

How To: Make Thai yellow curry with veggies over pasta

This HowTo video is a cooking demonstration that is loaded with fresh veggies, mixed with a Thai yellow curry sauce and served over shell pasta. This recipe is ready in just 10 minutes with this easy to follow recipe. All the ingredients your need for this Thai dish are: cooking oil, red pepper, green pepper, zucchini, squash, onions, baby corn, asparagus and Gourmet Curry Simple Yellow Curry ( or your favorite yellow curry sauce).

How To: Make tuna lasagna

A tasty fish alternative to the traditional recipe. This mouth-watering pasta dish is easy to make and perfect for the weekend. Enjoy our tuna lasagna recipe. Make tuna lasagna.

How To: Jazz up ramen noodles

In Japan, ramen noodle shops differentiate themselves from other noodle shops with variations on the dish. Learn from the Japanese and add some spice and variety to your plain old ramen noodles for some extra flavor on cold nights. Watch this video to get some great ideas for adding different toppings to your ramen dish.

How To: Prepare Pad Thai

To prepare the sauce for this dish you will need tamarind juice or white vinegar, fish sauce, coconut palm sugar or (granulated white sugar and corn syrup). For the Pad Thai you will need vegetable oil, red onions, garlic cloves, extra firm tou fuu, chopped preserved turnips, dried shrimp (or fresh peeled shrimp), fresh noodles or dried packaged noodles, eggs, putt Thai sauce, crushed roasted peanuts, fresh bean sprouts, garlic chives, dried roasted ground peppers and raw bean sprouts, green ...

How To: Make chicken fettuccine alfredo with cream cheese

Wow your dinner party with a hearty pasta dish everyone can appreciate! In this video, learn how to make an Italian classic dish: fettuccine chicken alfredo! Follow the recipe below and get a standing ovation after dinner... that is, if your full-bellied dinner guests can stand up!

How To: Make Lots O'Meat Lasagna with Paula Deen

In this episode of Paula's Best Dishes, with guest Cheryl Day, celebrity chef Paula Deen shares her recipe for Lots O'Meat Lasagna. If you and your family love a meaty pasta, this is definitely going to be a winning recipe in your house. And if you want to be just like Paula Deen, you can make some garlic bread and turn that slice of lasagna into a lasagna sandwich! Ingredients:

How To: Make West Indian style lo mein

In this video, Halima shows us how to make delicious lo mein at home. The ingredients you need for this are: 1 lb thin spaghetti, 2 cloves garlic, 1 tsp salt, sesame seed oil, 1 can corn, 1 lb shrimp, 1 small onion (diced), 1/4 tsp hot sauce, soy sauce, 4 scallions (diced) and Sazon. Before beginning the shrimp, start cooking your pasta. To make the shrimp, pour your oil in a heated pan and add your garlic and onions. Saute this for 2 minutes then add in your shrimp. Now, add in your seasonin...

How To: How to make delicious, low calorie lasagna

Nicko shows us how to make a mouth-watering homemade lasagna. Lasagna is a very easy dish to make. This is a healthier version. Ingredients include celery, zucchini, onion, carrots, beef, lasagna sheets, oregano, cheese, beef stock, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes and skimmed milk. Saute the onions and some garlic until the onions are golden brown. Add chopped vegetables and stir until they are soft. Then add the beef and cook until the meat is brown. Season with oregano, salt and pepper. The ...

How To: Make hand pulled noodles

Making delicious hand pulled noodles is no longer Asia's best kept secret! In this two part tutorial, learn exactly how to create those delicious noodles - fresh from your own kitchen! Enjoy these noodles in all of your favorite Asian inspired dishes. Delicious!

How To: Make Pinoy style baked macaroni

Sick of lasagna? Check out this recipe for baked macaroni and branch out to new baked pastas! This recipe for baked macaroni is made in the style of Panlasangpinoy, a baked pasta dish from the Philipines. This meal is large and serves many, so consider making this for your next pot luck or family gathering. It tastes so yummy, you won't even have leftovers to clean up! Enjoy!

How To: Make Macaroni and Cheese

Packaged macaroni and cheese dinners can be a quick, guilty pleasure, but making the real thing can be easy, too. This is the perfect recipe for a rainy day (and great for kids on spring break!)

How To: Make traditional Italian spaghetti carbonara

In this recipe, you will learn how to make traditional spaghetti carbonara. This dish may not be exactly what you expect it to be - there is no cream involved, and it is essentially spaghetti with eggs and bacon. Follow along with this tutorial from Chef John and make your family a healthier and much tastier carbonara.

How To: Make Taste of Asia's house special lo mein

Chef Jui Chin demonstrates how to make Lo Mein. First, he starts with cut up meat and vegetables: green onions, white onions, shrimp, bean sprouts, julienne cabbage, julienne carrots, and separately he has some julienne sliced pork. You want precooked lo mein noodles or you can substitute with linguini or spaghetti. After preparing your meat and vegetables heat up the wok (you may want a bigger wok to avoid spilling) on the stove. Add a couple of tablespoons of oil and rotate the pan around t...

How To: Make lobster ravioli

Kick out the beef and bring in the shellfish for this hit ravioli. There's nothing better than a little lobster ravioli. But that's not all, lobster isn't the only ingredient in this pasta dish—it even has lump crab meat for the sauce.

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