Hot Pasta How-Tos

How To: Make a Southern Italian pasta with sardines

Got a few cans of sardines you've been stashing in your emergency kit that are so old you don't even know when you purchased them? Well, as long as your sardines aren't expired (canned goods can last years) you can actually put some use to them before the world ends simply by tossing them into a pasta.

How To: Make Japanese yakisoba with pork with Mark Bittman

Yakisoba is one of the most popular fast food dishes in Japan. Yeah, we know what you're thinking. Fast food in a nation known for minimalist healthy couture like edamame and salmon rolls? Well, the Japanese often have a craving for fried stuff just like us, but rather than chowing down on artery clogging burgers and french fries, the take a higher route to get their fried food fill.

How To: Make a creamy raw mushroom sauce for kelp noodles

Learn how to make kelp noodles with a creamy mushroom sauce brought to you by the renegade health show. The creamy mushroom sauce is made with chopped white mushrooms and leeks. Then you add in some olive oil, a little apple cider vinegar, some tamari, and a few pieces of sliced celery, then add some soaked sunflower seeds all into a food processor. Mix until it forms a creamy sauce. Serve kelp noodles into a bowl and then cover in the mushroom sauce and serve. Simple and easy recipe.

How To: Make homemade ravioli dough

In this tutorial, we learn how to make homemade ravioli dough. Ingredients are: 6 oz plain flour, 1 egg, salt, and pureed spinach. First, mix the egg and spinach together in a small bowl. Now, mix this together with the rest of the ingredients until well combined. Once finished, knead for several minutes adding in flour if the mixture is too wet. Next, place dough onto the counter and let it sit for 30 minutes. When finished, place into the fridge overnight, the you can roll it out the next d...

How To: Make Campbell's style Maggi mee noodles

Maggi mee are a brand of noodles that if cooked wrong cook end up tasting pretty bad. Watch this how to video to learn a great way to quick fix your Maggi mee noodle recipes. Add some Campbell's soup cream of mushroom to your Maggi mee noodles for a great meal.

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: Make foie gras ravioli

Chef Portale demonstrates how to make foie gras ravioli. These light and delicate white bean and foie gras filled ravioli are perfect for a variety of dishes. Make foie gras ravioli.

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 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: 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 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 chow mein

No need to go out, or order in from your local Chinese restaurant. This video shows you how to make the delicious traditional Chinese dish, chow mein. Yummy noodles, perfectly cooked and perfectly paired and use choose. It could be shrimp, chicken, or vegetables, whatever your heart desires to eat. Cooked to perfection on a frying pan or wok, this recipe is great for a self made stay at home meal. No more ordering you'll master this great delicious Chinese meal after watching this video. Dont...

How To: Make penne pasta with golden cherry tomato sauce

This penne pasta with fresh cherry tomato sauce recipe is a perfect way to use the incredibly sweet Sun Gold tomatoes. Of course they're great raw on salads, but why only enjoy this delicious cherry tomato cold? This simple penne pasta recipe may not have lots of fancy ingredients, but what it does have is a beautiful sunny gold color and lots of flavor!

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 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 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: 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.

How To: Make angel hair pasta with shrimp and alfredo sauce

In this tutorial, we learn how to make angel hair pasta with shrimp and alfredo sauce. You need: 1 lb shrimp, 3/4 c asparagus, 6 large chopped mushrooms, 3/4 c cooking white wine, 1 stick butter, 3 garlic cloves, 3 chopped scallions, salt, pepper, olive oil. For the sauce you will need: 1/3 c butter, 1 c half and half, 1.5 c grated parmesan cheese, 2 tbsp chopped parsley, and 1/2 tsp white pepper. First, melt the butter for the sauce along with the cheese and parsley in a pot over heat. Add i...

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 a homestyle spaghetti with meat sauce

If you are looking for a slightly healthier, and homier, way to make spaghetti with a classic meat sauce then you've come to the right place! In this video you will learn how to make a fantastic home style spaghetti meat sauce with a pinch of love from grandma. And the best part is: she is doing it all in a cast iron skillet!

How To: Make vegetable chow mein

In this video, we learn how to make homemade vegetable chow mein. You will need your favorite veggies chopped up into small pieces, tofu (optional) sesame oil, stir fry sauce, garlic, salt, pepper and pre-made chow mein noodles. First, in a hot skillet add sesame oil and your veggies (and tofu if you like) then add in your garlic and other seasonings you like. Once the tofu is browned and veggies are tender, add in your chow mein noodles. Cook these until everything is well combined and noodl...

How To: Make an Atkins low carb chicken alfredo dish

Here we prepare chicken broccoli alfredo. We cook it on spaghetti squash or green filled pasta. The chicken is cooking in the frying pan with olive oil, pepper and salted along with Italian seasoning. The spaghetti squash will be cooked in a frying pan too with the insides scooped out and cooked for 20 minutes. Chopped broccoli will be also used. Now make Alfredo sauce by melting 1 cup of butter in a pan and 8 ounces of cream cheese to it and 1 teaspoon of garlic powder alone with 1 clove of ...

How To: Prepare tuna fettuccine

Cook pasta as directed on packet. Drain. In a saucepan, melt butter and mix in flour. Cook over a low heat for 1-2 minutes until a smooth paste. Pour in milk and cook, stirring, for 5-10 minutes until sauce becomes thick.

How To: Make meals from the Great Depression: Pasta with peas

The Great Depression of the 1930's and 1940's and today's recession: now is a good time to prepare a meal inexpensively. 91 year old cook and great grandmother, Clara, recounts her childhood during the Great Depression as she prepares meals from the era. Learn how to make simple yet delicious dishes while listening to stories from the Depression. In this cooking how to video, Clara demonstrates how to make pasta with pees.

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 lean beef lo mein

In this video, Laura teaches us how to make lean beef lo mein. You need: sliced carrots, snow peas, crushed garlic, broccoli, chopped green onions, grated ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, cooked spaghetti and steak strips. In a mixing bowl, add ginger and soy sauce, then soak beef strips inside of it. Now bring your skillet to a high heat and saute your beed strips in sesame oil. Brown the beef and remove from heat, set aside in aluminum foil. In a clean skillet, combine your peas, carrots, oni...

How To: Make delicious & creamy fettuccine alfredo

How to make some delicious and creamy fettuccine alfredo. Ever try and make some that just doesn't turn out quite right? Well here we show you how to make it with perfection. You will need, Fettuccine noodles, cook these to 'al dente' which means soft and fully cooked. Also, you will need heavy cream, milk, parmesan cheese, ground black pepper, shredded Romano cheese, egg yokes, and salt. Bacon is optional, and if you use it, make sure it is fully cooked. Watch the video to observe how to pro...

How To: Make cold Korean buckwheat noodles (naeng myun)

This tutorial cooking video will teach you to make a cold Korean buckwheat dish. Naengmyeon (cold buckwheat noodles) is really popular in Korean and is so delicious. In this video I'm going to show you how to make 2 kinds of naengmyeon: mul naengmyeon (soup-based naengmyeon) and bibim naengmyeonis (hot spicy naengmyeon).

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