Hot Pasta How-Tos

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 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 instant noodles on the stove

To make instant noodles you would need a pot, a pair of chopsticks, scissors, napkin and most importantly the right instant noodles that you want. Start by opening the noodle bag using the scissors. Empty the contents by removing the packets of flavoring first. Toss the noodles into the pot and add some water. Place the pot on top of the stove and heat it up to a boiling degree. Once the water would boil, mix in the flavoring for an added taste. Use the chopsticks to stir the contents well un...

How To: Make cavatappi bolognese bake

In this cooking video lesson celebrity Chef Jon Ashton creates a customized dish using Joy of Cooking Foods. Watch this video as he prepares a delicious homestyle cavatappi bolognese bake served with multi-grain ciabatta and chedder ciabatta breads. Delish!

How To: Make spaghetti carbonara

This video shows us how to make a traditional, true carbonara. First, the video points out that people often use bacon in their caronara, but you should really use guanciale, which is a cured pig's cheek. Put the pig's cheek in a nice and hot pan and get it crispy. The next step is to cook the pasta. Then, you put one whole egg and one egg yolk into a bowl and whisk it up. Mix about three tablespoons of Pecorino cheese as well as three tablespoons of parmigiano cheese with the eggs, plus some...

How To: Cook Pasta Perfectly

Cooking perfect pasta isn't hard. Then again, cooking mushy or crunchy noodles is dangerously easy. Watch this how-to video from Howcast to learn how to cook pasta al dente.

How To: Make Christmas lobster ravioli with mascarpone cheese and truffle butter

Love the lobster, but also love the pasta? That's okay, because you can combine the two for dinner tonight with this delicious recipe for Festive Lobster & Mascarpone Ravioli with Truffle Butter. It sounds like a lot, but seriously, you can't say no to this dish. If you like lobster like you say you do, and you like pasta, you can't pass the opportunity to try out Roberta Dowling's dinnertime masterpiece.

How To: Cook shrimp with alfredo sauce and pasta

In this video, we learn how to cook shrimp with alfredo sauce and pasta. First, clean and devein your shrimp. Shred up some parmesan cheese, them smash a few cloves of garlic. Cook your pasta with some oil in a large pot. Then, add in garlic and butter in another pan. Saute the garlic, then add in the shrimp and cook until they are pink. Add in some half and half to this until it covers the shrimp. Then, add in your shredded cheese and mix together. Let this simmer until the pasta is done. Th...

How To: Make crawfish fettuccine alfredo

In this video, we learn how to make crawfish fettuccine alfredo. You will need: 1/4 c chopped onion, 1 tbsp butter, 8 oz package sliced mushroom, 2 c alfredo sauce, 12 oz peeled crawfish, 1/8 tsp Creole seasoning, and 1 package of cooked fettuccine. First, pour 2 tbsp olive oil into a saucepan and with the butter and onion. Saute the onion until tender, then add in whipping cream and stir in Romano cheese. Whisk until blended and melted, then saute your mushrooms in a skillet with oil. After ...

How To: Make a lasagna with non-traditional béchamel sauce

Tired of the same old family recipe? Then spice up your family lasagna with a new twist — béchamel sauce. Adding béchamel sauce (a rich white sauce made milk, herbs, and other goodies) will satisfy you family's craving for a new tasty dinner dish. The OriginalNakedChef shares his recipe for his lasagna with non-traditional béchamel sauce and beef. If you're a pasta and lasagna fan, it's definitely worth trying out. Watch the video for the full recipe and ingredients.

How To: Make fried mac and cheese with Paula Deen

Ready to do some deep south cookin'? In this video, learn how to make fried mac & cheese with owner of Lady and Sons and Food Network's resident top southern chef, Paula Deen! ...And this isn't just any mac & cheese! This is mac & cheese wrapped in bacon and fried for a delicious crunchy finger food!

How To: Make popular Korean noodle soup, jjamppong

In this video, we learn how to make Jjamppong. You will need: Jjamppong noodles, 10 dried anchovies, 3 shiitake mushrooms, 1/3 c dried kelp, 1/2 of a medium onion, 1/4 c pork, 3 large shrimp, 4 mussels and a few pieces of squid. You will also need garlic, ginger, vegetable oil, oyster sauce, fish sauce, hot pepper flakes, ground black pepper, carrots, leeks, bamboo shoots and white mushrooms. First, you will make your stock which involves taking 7 cups of water and boiling it with your dried ...

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: 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: Cook a lasagna

This step by step video tutorial will teach you how to cook a beautiful lasagna dinner at home. You will need: 1 1/2 lbs. of ground beef, a whole container of cottage cheese, 2 large eggs, mozzarella cheese, lasagna noodles, spaghetti sauce, and 1 medium onion. First step is to brown up the ground beef and add diced onions to the beef. Next add the spaghetti sauce to the mixture. Next mix eggs and cottage cheese together in a bowl. Boil the noodles until tender. Layer meat, cottage cheese, mo...

How To: Cook pasta with lavender with The New York Times

Lavender is a very underrated herb,and not many people use it for cooking. In this cooking how to video tutorial Mark Bittman, from the New York Times, adds an unusual flavor to an old favorite. Watch and learn how to cook pasta with lavender. All you need for this NY Time recipe is: zucchini, carrot, red pepper, oil, garlic, lavender and pasta.

How To: Cook vegetarian spaghetti bolognese

Get the texture of a bolognese sauce without the meat. This recipe is a vegetarian version of the traditional spaghetti bolognese. Watch and learn how it is done. For this recipe you will need: pasta, zucchini, tomatoes, Quorn and ragu sauce. Enjoy!

How To: Make pasta palermo with Italian side salad

Pasta palermo with Italian side salad is a Sicillian favorite. This simple meal takes approximately 30 minutes to prepare. You will need sun-dried tomato turkey sausage, skinless chicken thighs, butter, red onons, garlic, salt, pepper, water, ziti, mild pepper rings, zucchini, black olives and red wine vinegar. Make pasta palermo with Italian side salad.

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 Monterey Jack spaghetti in a slow cooker

This is a delicious recipe you can make in your crock pot or slow cooker! For this recipe, you will need (apart from a slow cooker): a box of spaghetti, grated Monterey Jack cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder (or one garlic clove), 1 cup sour cream (or fat free yogurt) and 1 egg.

How To: Make your own fettucini noodles at home

Making your own pasta noodles can be fun and rewarding! It is not that difficult - all you need are 4 cups of '00' flour, 5 eggs, a pinch of sea salt and some semolina flour for dusting. This video also shows you the proper technique for making fettucini noodles using the twist and turn method. Make your own fettucini noodles at home.

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: Make spinach pasta dough

Make your pasta dough more aesthetically pleasing with spinach! Spinach pasta doesn't just look colorful and vibrant— it tastes great, too! This beautiful pasta dough is made with fresh spinach, sautéed and puréed, which is added to flour, eggs and salt.

How To: Make reddish pasta dough with roasted, puréed red peppers

If you're making homemade pasta at home, you're not making "homemade" if you're not kneading the dough yourself. That means no pre-made pasta from the store! Forget the rigatoni on the shelf. Forget the penne pasta. Forget the ziti! If you didn't make it and shape it yourself, you didn't actually make a home-cooked pasta for dinner.

How To: Make a simple and quick mac'n' cheese pie

If mac'n'cheese and Bisquick pancake mix had a love child, this is without a doubt how it would look like. If you're feeling a wee bit tired today and don't want to put in too much effort to get your junk food fix, then check out this video to learn a recipe for quick mac'n'cheese pie.

How To: Prepare a simple penne carbonara with bacon and mushrooms

Most moms these days both work outside of the house and handle kid duties, which means that meals have to be both delicious and extremely easy and quick to make. So if you're a busy mom who's getting a little tired of feeding her kids Ramen and hot dogs for dinner, check out this video to learn a recipe that takes very little time and tastes great.

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