Hot Pasta How-Tos

How To: Make healthy broccoli stir fry at home

In this tutorial, we learn how to make homemade healthy broccoli stir fry. First, turn on your wok to medium heat and then add in 3 cups of blanched broccoli florets. Now add in olive oil with the broccoli, as well as shallots, ginger, and garlic. Next, add a pinch of salt and black pepper and mix until well combined. Your wok should now be turned to high heat, then add in 1 tablespoon of sesame oil and 2 tablespoon of low sodium soy sauce. Once everything is hot, scoop onto a serving dish an...

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 a smoked chicken lasagna using your barbecue

You can now cook that delicious smoked chicken lasagna you've always longed for with this easy step by step tutorial. Place your raw boneless chicken in a bowl. Add a tablespoon of salt, pepper, basil and oregano. Pour an ample amount of virgin oil into the bowl to let the ingredients stick to the meat and mix with your hands. Let the meat settle for about 30 minutes. Grill the chicken for 40 minutes at a temperature of 225 degrees then at 300 degrees for 20 minutes to finish it off. When you...

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 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 rigatoni

In this video recipe, our expert chef will demonstrate how to make rigatoni. In this cheap and hearty dinner recipe series, you will learn easy step-by-step instructions on how to prepare the vegetables and cook the sausage to add your rigatoni. You will also get tips and advice on how season the vegetables and pasta, how to serve your meal and even how to store the left overs. This is a great meal for a large gathering, and is sure to please the whole family.

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 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 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 plain Chinese stir fried noodles

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make Chinese stir fried noodle. The ingredients required for this recipe are: 1 package of egg noodle (8 oz), 2 tbsp of soy sauce, 1 tbsp of salt, 1 tbsp of sesame oil and 2 green onions that are sliced into 2 inch pieces. Begin by boiling some water and add in the egg noodles for about 7-10 minutes. Then strain the noodles, add the sesame oil and let them dry for 5 minutes. Now add 1 tbsp of oil into a wok and heat the oven at medium heat. Add in ...

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 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: 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 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 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: 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 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 a creamy mac and cheese with Paula Deen

Paula from the Food Network shares her recipe for creamy macaroni and cheese made with a cheddar cheese soup in a crock pot. First, melt a half stick of butter and mix in two and a half cups of sharp cheddar and melt it together. Put that mixture into the crock pot, then add a can of cheddar cheese soup, and mix. Add a half cup of sour cream and a half teaspoon of ground mustard, half teaspoon each of salt and pepper, and one cup of milk. Beat three eggs and add to the crock pot. Add about tw...

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 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 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.

How To: Make pasta quatro fromage

Learn how to make pasta quatro fromage, a great Portuguese sauce. This rich and creamy pasta sauce is made with four cheeses... pasta quatro fromage. To cook this pasta quatro fromage sauce, you'll need tube pasta, butter, flour, roux, vegetable stock, sour cream, gorganzola, mozzarella or fontina, pepper, and parmesan.

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 pasta and ravioli from scratch

Chef Desireé and the kids make pasta from scratch. Pasta from scratch tastes so much better than the dried, pre-packaged kind, and is simple enough even for kids to make. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to make pasta and ravioli from scratch.

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 alla formiana with Giada De Laurentiis

In this tutorial, learn how to make a perfectly healthy pasta dish with Giada De Laurentiis from the Food Network. This dinner is so easy to make and takes no time at all. You don't even have to cook the pasta! The pasta will cook itself in the oven. This baked pasta is great for family gatherings and holidays so give it a try at your next function. Enjoy!

How To: Make penne pasta with sausage ragu

In this video, we learn how to make penne pasta with sausage ragu. You will need: 3/4 pound penne pasta, 1 yellow bell pepper, 1 pound sausage, 1 cup diced onions, 3 tbsp tomato paste, 4 garlic cloves, 1 c white wine, 28 oz diced canned tomatoes, 1/2 c parsley and olive oil. First, place your sausage into a skillet and cook it until it's brown while grinding it up. Now add your onion, bell pepper, tomato paste and garlic until it's mixed well and then add in your white wine and cook until the...

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