Category Archives: PASTA RECIPES

Green Pasta in Red Sauce with Kesong Puti

Green Pasta in Red Sauce with Kesong Puti Recipe

500g spinach pasta, cooked al dente then drained
1 tbsp olive oil
1 pc white onion, chopped
1 head garlic, crushed
1 can diced tomatoes
2 tbsp tomato paste
¼ cup chopped parsley
½  tsp dried oregano
½ tsp sugar
2 cups beef broth
Salt, as needed
250g kesong puti
1/4 cup green olives, chopped
Salt and ground black pepper as needed
  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan.
  2. Sauté onion, garlic, tomato paste, diced tomatoes and add the beef broth.
  3. Simmer for a few minutes.
  4. Season with oregano, salt, black pepper and sugar.
  5. Add the chopped parsley.
  6. Simmer for a few minutes.
  7. Put the cooked pasta on a plate.
  8. Top with red tomato sauce, design with kesong puti and green olives.


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Tuyo Pasta

Tuyo Pasta Recipe

1 bottled tuyo
500 g spaghetti noodles, boiled to al dente
1 head garlic, minced
Squeeze of lemon juice
Grated parmesan cheese
Chili flakes
  1. In a pan, heat tuyo chili oil and sauté garlic for a few minutes.
  2. Add the cooked pasta and season with salt and pepper, mix well.
  3. Add a squeeze of lemon.
  4. Serve tuyo on top.
  5. Add parmesan cheese and chili flakes.


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Mac and Cheese with Bacon Bits

Mac and Cheese with Bacon Bits Recipe

500 g elbow macaroni, cooked
4 cups fresh milk
1/2 teaspoon thyme, dried
1/2 tablespoon garlic, smashed
4 tablespoons, unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
750 g cheese, grated
250 g cheese spread
Black pepper
1/4 cup flat parsley, chopped
5 slices bacon, cut into small squares
1 large white onion, diced
  1. In a saucepan, heat milk with thyme and garlic.
  2. Melt butter in a pan, whisk in flour, stirring constantly.
    Strain milk and add into the roux.
    Continue to cook until smooth.
    Stir in cheese until melted.
  3. Add and mix the cooked macaroni into the cheese mixture.
  4. Bake it in an oven or turbo broiler.
  5. In a pan, cook bacon with oil until crispy.
    Add onion and garlic until the onion is soft.
    Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Scatter bacon mixture over the baked mac and cheese.


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Aglio E Olio Pasta

Aglio E Olio Pasta Recipe

250 grams spaghetti noodles
½ cup olive oil
8 large garlic cloves, cut into thin slivers
½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
½ cup minced parsley
1 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1 tsp salt
Salt for pasta water
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add two tablespoons of salt, cook noodles according to package directions. Set aside 1 ½ cups of the pasta cooking water before draining the pasta. 
  2. On a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. 
  3. Add the garlic and cook for two minutes, stir until it just begins to turn golden on the edges.
  4. Add the red pepper flakes and cook for 30 seconds more. 
  5. Add the cooked pasta to the oil mixture and add one teaspoon of salt.
  6. If the mixture is a bit dry, add the pasta water.
  7. To plate, add the parsley and Parmesan then toss.
  8. Season according to taste.
  9. Serve warm with extra Parmesan on the side. 


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Seafood and Aligue Pasta

Seafood and Aligue Pasta Recipe

150 grams bottled crab fat
300 grams of clams
300 grams of mussels
10-15 pieces of shrimps
250 grams of spaghetti
1 pc garlic, minced
1 pc onion, minced
2 pcs tomato, sliced into wedges
1 piece small ginger
Parmesan cheese
Italian seasoning
Olive oil
Slice of lemon or one piece of calamansi
Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Set aside ¼ cup of the pasta water, then drain the noodles.
  2. Boil the clams and mussels in water. Add ginger. Bring to a boil. Cook until the mussels and clams open up.
  3. Remove the opened clams and mussels from the water. Set aside some broth.  Let the clams and mussels cool and remove from the shells. 
  4. Remove shrimp head and shell. Reserve the shrimp heads. Squash the shrimp heads, pour a portion of the seafood water, then strain it.
  5. In a pan, saute the onions, garlic and tomatoes in olive oil until soft. 
  6. Add the shrimps until they’re evenly cooked. 
  7. Empty the crab fat bottle. Add seafood broth and simmer for five-seven minutes.
  8. Add a dash of Italian seasoning.
  9. Season with salt and pepper. 
  10. Add the pasta into the pan and stir. Toss and serve in a plate.
  11. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top of your serving bowl and drizzle it with a slice of lemon or calamansi.


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