Hot Pasta How-Tos

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 pasta with crisp prosciutto, peas, and greens

Pasta topped with fresh cheese and veggies is one of the healthiest and most delightful complements to summer dishes. We can imagine chowing down on this pasta topped with crisp prosciutto, peas, and fresh greens out on the balcony of our beach house (this IS a fantasy after all) with a glass of red wine in hand and a trashy novel.

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 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 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: 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 gourmet five-cheese mac and cheese

Mac and cheese is usually categorized as a children's dish... but what about a gourmet five cheese mac & cheese? Yum! Make creamy macaroni and cheese with help from this award-winning recipe. This cheese-lovers dream includes bacon and is heavy enough for a main course! Dieters run!

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 a budget friendly Top Ramen noodle burrito

In this video, the two best way to make Top Ramen noodles are shown. For the first way, crush the noodles inside the bag. Then take out the flavor package and put enough water in the bowl to cover the noodles. Then microwave the noodles for three and half minutes. Remove from the microwave and put the seasoning in the bowl. Mix the flavor in and then strain most of the water. Then you add four ice cubes and seasoning salt. Stir until the ice cubes are melted. This ramen is done, but you can a...

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 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 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 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.

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 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 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 ...

HowTo: Make Lasagna Cupcakes

The idea of lasagna mixed with cupcakes may sound gnarly, but you can relax, the phrase "cupcake" simply refers to how these individually-sized lasagna bites are portioned. As cute as our favorite pizza cups, this clever recipe makes for a great portable lunch. The secret ingredient? Wonton wrappers.

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