5 Pasta Classics

5 Pasta Classics

Embrace the carbs.

There’s a great episode of Seinfeld in which Kramer makes a statue of Jerry from fusilli pasta. When Jerry asks why he chose fusilli, Kramer, without a second’s hesitation, answers: “Because you’re a silly guy!” Undoubtedly one of the better food puns in the history of comedy. We buy into such humor at Kitchen Stories. It comes with the territory. Currently unbeknownst to him, Food Editor Fritz will, in the near future, be receiving a statue in his likeness that’s made from fusilli. Why? Because he was silly (or maybe genius) enough to willingly eat banana peels and other kitchen scraps and then publish an article on his experience. But do you know what would be the silliest thing of all? If I were to pretend that I could write one concise paragraph capable of capturing the sublime essence of pasta. My words could never do it justice. If you’ve read this far, chances are you probably like—no, love—pasta. You don’t need any real convincing. Just feast your eyes upon the beautiful photos below and let your gut instinct decide for you which one you’ll be preparing at home tonight.

Baked spaghetti Bolognese

Baked spaghetti Bolognese

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This dish is the perfect crowd-pleaser and ideal for both kids and adults.

Classic Italian lasagna

Classic Italian lasagna

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Rainy days ahead in the forecast? You have two options. Pout or plan to make this delicious lasagna, the centerpiece of which is its silky smooth béchamel.

Spinach and ricotta ravioli

Spinach and ricotta ravioli

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Few things in life are as delectable as homemade pasta. Filled with spinach and ricotta, this ravioli is perfect as a light weekday dinner or for entertaining guests on the weekend.

Homemade tortellini with mushroom and ricotta filling

Homemade tortellini with mushroom and ricotta filling

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These tortellini look so impressive, you might find it difficult to actually eat them in the end. But you should, the mushroom, ricotta, and pine nut filling is nothing short of heavenly.

Spaghetti aglio e olio

Spaghetti aglio e olio

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Also known as spaghetti aglio e olio, this dish is a testament to the fact that food can be exceedingly tasty with just a few simple ingredients.