Hot Pasta How-Tos

How To: Make pad thai (or phat thai) with dry noodles

Ning's Kitchen shows how to make Pad Thai with dry noodles. Use 1 1/2 boxes of Thai Noodles, and hot Thai sauce. You'll also need bean sprouts and shrimp. Two eggs, carrots diced, dried mushrooms, preserved radish which was purchased at an Asian store. Also use soy sauce, red pepper, and canola oil. Pour 3 tablespoons canola in a wok and add garlic. Add the diced carrots and two eggs. Stir this mixture and add two cups of shrimp. Stir this mixture in the wok. Once shrimp is cooked, add the no...

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 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: Make tortellini tapas appetizers

In this video from happyauershow we learn how to make tortellini tapas appetizers. Ingredients for this are the cheese filled refrigerated tortellini, shredded Swiss, cilantro, salsa, ranch, eggs, bread crumbs. Fried in oil. Boil the tortellini, heat up 2 cups of cooking oil for frying. Chop up about 1/2 cup cilantro. Put peppercorn ranch in a bowl mix with the egg. Whisk it up. After pasta is done, drain and cool for 10 minutes. Now dredge the tortellini in the ranch, then roll in breadcrumb...

How To: Prep rice noodles

This video shows you how to prepare rice noodles for cooking later. Soak the dry rice noodles in cold water. Soak the noodles until they are pliable. Drain the noodles in a colander. If the noodles are going to be used in stir fry, be sure to use plenty of oil so that they do not stick together.

How To: Make orzo with vegetables with Giada De Laurentiis

Mix up a yummy pasta recipe that is easy to make and fun to eat. Kids won't be able to resist this creamy orzo pasta with fresh vegetables. This cooking how-to video is part of Everyday Italian show hosted by Giada De Laurentiis. Italians are masters at transforming simple, everyday ingredients into dishes that are quick, healthy and satisfying. On Everyday Italian, Giada De Laurentiis shares updated versions of homey recipes from her Italian family. She'll show you easy dishes that are perfe...

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 phat (pad) thai with chef Kai

Forget the take out tonight, cook some Thai food at home instead. Watch this how to video tutorial as professional Thai chef Kai shows you how to cook up an authentic dish of phat thai (or pad thai). This Thai style fried noodle dish can be found at an Thai restaurant, but now you can make it at home.

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).

How To: Make fresh homemade pasta

It’s not as much work as it seems, and the payoff is big, so dig that pasta machine out of your cabinet and follow along with Laura Schenone, author of The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken. To get you started, use this recipe for fresh pasta dough. Make fresh homemade pasta.

How To: Make Italian stuffed shells

In this Italian food cooking video series, learn how to make a stuffed pasta shells recipe. This traditional dish is a great way to get some attention at any meal. Stuffed shells take a simple noodle and transform it into a pocket of flavor, full of meat, vegetables and spices.

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 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 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 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 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...

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.

How To: Make a quick sweet potato noodle salad

Sweet potato noodles make some awesome Asian dishes and are usually prepared in stir fry dishes and also cold salads. If you're looking at trying to make them at home, check out this video. In it you will get a basic recipe for making a cold sweet potato noodle salad that's good as a side dish or a main course meal.

How To: Make simple spicy Italian sausage ragu pasta

The air is cooler, the winds nipper; cheery pumpkins congregate in majestic formations outside homes; and folks everywhere are sipping hot chocolate or apple cider to warm themselves up. It's officially fall, guys and gals, which means time to start whipping up warmer, seasonally appropriate foods.

How To: Make homemade ricotta gnocchi pasta with only three ingredients

Wow. You won't believe how easy this meal is to prepare. No more sweating over a hot kitchen stove. No more waiting. This is heaven. Ricotta gnocchi. Only three ingredients. Amazing. Join Robin Benzle on her Chow Time cooking show to learn how to make this easy, homemade ricotta cheese gnocchi pasta, which is browned in butter and topped with your favorite sauce. There's only three measly ingredients for this recipe!