250 True Italian Pasta Dishes – Easy and Authentic Recipes

0 Comments | December 9, 2012

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250 True Italian Pasta Dishes: Easy and Authentic Recipes is written by someone who really knows Italian, chef and owner of Quartino, one of Chicago’s finest restaurants, John Coletta.

The recipes are outstanding and very different from the standard Italian recipes, John knows how to mix flavors to come up with real Italian flavors with a twist.

Pasta dishes have been the family favorites that home cooks in Italy have relied on regularly for hundreds of years.

John provides key instructions for these authentic Italian pasta dishes that makes them easy for us to prepare and introduces us to the tastes of the real Italy where pasta dishes are healthy and varied.

The cookbook is well organized with chapters such as Pasta Express, Meatless Pasta, Poultry and Meat Sauces, Seafood, Leftover Pasta, Pasta Salads, Pasta for Kids, Fresh Pasta, Baked Pasta, Filled Pasta and Pasta Desserts.

Here is just a small sampling of the delicious Italian pasta recipes in 250 True Italian Pasta Dishes: Easy and Authentic Recipes:

  • Penne with Prosciutto and Asparagus
  • Spaghettini with Tomatoes and Basil
  • Linguine with Salmon and Tomato Sauce
  • Leftover Oven-Browned Ziti with Leeks and Onions
  • Radiatori Salad with Carrots and Mint
  • Rigatoni with Turkey and Fennel
  • Tagliolini with Fava Beans
  • Four Cheeses Filling
  • Apricot Ravioli with Rosemary


We have three of John’s recipes for you here on the site. Have a look at:

Pennette with Pancetta and Asparagus
Pennette with Pancetta and Asparagus

Potato Gnocchi Recipe

Shrimp Pasta
Baked Penne with Shrimp and Peas

Packed with professional tips and techniques, 250 True Italian Pasta Dishes presents pasta as it was meant to be prepared and enjoyed. It’s a great cookbook and a must have if you love to cook Italian.

If you love Italian, add a few great Italian cookbooks to your collection. Here are a few other suggestions:



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