Hot Pasta How-Tos

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: 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 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 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 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 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 alfredo penne pasta with shrimp

In this video Chef Valencia will show you how to make Pasta Alfredo with shrimp. To make the Alfredo sauce you will need oil, garlic, Parmesan, cornstarch, pepper, salt and whipping cream. Add a little oil to your pan, add some garlic and mix with a wooden spoon. Pour the whipping cream into the mix until it is warm enough to melt the Parmesan when you add it. Mix well. Add some salt and pepper and continue to stir until the cheese is melted. To thicken the sauce, just add some cornstarch and...

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: 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 raw pad thai salad with kelp noodles

In this video tutorial viewers learn how to make a raw pad Thai salad with kelp noodles. The ingredients required for this recipe are: 2 tbsp of almond butter, 1/3 cup of coconut oil, 1 tbsp of soy sauce, 1 tsp of coriander powder, 1/2 of jalapeno, 2 tsp of lemon juice and 1/3 cup of water. Add all those ingredients into a blender and blend the ingredients together. Now pour the mixture onto the kelp noodles and add in 1/2 cup of basil and greens. This video will benefit those viewers who enj...

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 Indian style macaroni and cheese (desi mac)

Now give us a good reason why the grown-ups should be left out when the kids eat that yummy Mac ‘n’ Cheese! Here is a recipe for ‘Desi’ Mac (macaroni and cheese), as the name suggests, is full of flavor and other goodies that you will be proud to eat as well as serve your family! Watch this how to video and give macaroni and cheese a grown up Indian flavor.

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 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 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 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 great tasting pasta every single time

A lot of people think pasta is just pasta - water and wheat - but there are so many more sides to this Italian delicacy that most people don't know about. In this video, The Pasta Channel shows you how to choose the best pasta in the supermarket and cook it properly to get the most delicious Italian dinner experience. Learn about the differences between pasta styles, how to choose the right one to get the most out of your sauce, and how to cook it all together. Follow these steps for an enjoy...

How To: Cook Pad Thai

This video explains how to make Pad Thai, a Thailand noodle dish. You need a half pound of rice noodles, shrimp, palm sugar, ground chili, garlic, bean sprouts, tamarind sauce, peanuts, chives, dried shrimps, fish sauce, firm tofu, cooking oil, eggs, and some water. You would first soak the rice noodles until they hydrate or become soft. Chop the garlic, chives, peanuts and tofu. You would prepare the sauce first and then cook the noodles. Follow the rest of the steps of the video and you can...

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 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 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: Prepare penne with butternut squash with Giada

Everyday Italian with Giada di Laurentiis took over the heart and attention spans of food network viewers for years, and now on Giada At Home she shares her culinary skills with more of a California bent. Her worlds collide in this video, where she prepares a butternut squash penne pasta with goat cheese and walnuts. This dish is quick to prepare, robust, and delicious, with just the right texture when done properly.

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: 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 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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