Presto Pasta Night #69!

Every week on Friday, I visit a little place called Presto Pasta Nights that was founded by Ruth of Once Upon A Feast. There, I drool over a collection of pasta dishes that range from homemade raviolis to dessert pastas to savory delicious dinners of tagliatelle with wild mushrooms and Parmesan cheese. If it weren’t for these weekly drool-worthy roundups, I don’t know that I would realize just how versatile pasta can be. Pasta is the kind of food that provides “a little something for everyone” and there’s no boundaries to what you can make with it.

So with all that said, I am deeply honored to be chosen as the second guest host for a blog event we can all relate to. Kevin of Closet Cooking was a tough act to follow, but I hope you’ll enjoy this roundup of pasta dishes as much as we enjoyed having them at Chew on That.

But enough about me, let’s see what all of YOU made! On to the pasta!


Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto and Grilled Vegetables

Let’s start with Ruth of Once Upon A Feast, since that’s where this whole thing began anyway. Her homemade red pepper pesto sounds fabulous if you ask me! I just want to dig into that plate right now. Click on the photo or link above for more details on this pasta dish.


Aromatic Noodles with Lime-Peanut Sauce
We’re kicking it off with Stacy from Vicarious Foodie‘s mouth-watering dish of whole wheat noodles that have been tossed with a peanut lime sauce. This dish sounds very Thai-inspired if you ask me, and I love all of its flavors! Click on the photo or link above for more details on this pasta dish.


Orzo Cooked in Tomato Sauce

Next, we have Lulu from Mama’s Taverna‘s savory orzo in tomato sauce. Served with bread and butter, this filling meal looks incredibly tasty! Click on the photo or link above for more details on this pasta dish.


Rosewater Kulfi with Cherry Juice Steeped Noodles
And now, we have a sweet and very unique treat from Maybelle’s Mom of Feeding Maybelle‘s. I’ll be honest, I didn’t know what a kulfi was so I looked it up, it’s “a popular flavored frozen dessert made with milk found in South Asia.” Thank you for the education, and the delicious dessert entry to Presto Pasta Nights! Click on the photo or link above for more details on this pasta dish.


Ponzu Noodle Salad
Sarah from What Smells So Good? created a wonderful-looking salad of ponzu noodles, shrimp and all sorts of yummy vegetables. How pretty is this dish? Click on the photo or link above for more details on this pasta dish.


Rotini with Swiss Chard and Sausage Ragu

Brought to us by Shannon of Simply Cooking, I can’t think of a more well balanced and delicious pasta to have for dinner. Sounds yummy! Click on the photo or link above for more details on this pasta dish.


Pasta, Garlic and Olives

Marye of Baking Delights brings us this simple yet satisfying pasta dish that is just bursting with flavor! It’s not just made with garlic and olives, it has lots of gooey gooey cheese. Click on the photo or link above for more details on this pasta dish.


Spicy Prawn Noodles

Who says instant noodles can’t be delicious? Made from instant noodles, this budget-friendly dinner is a mantra of sorts. Rita of Mochachocolata Rita has set down her rules when it comes to instant noodles, and this dish doesn’t break any of them! Yay for flavors and delicious pasta. Click on the photo or link above for more details on this pasta dish.


Moroccan Couscous Salad

Terry from Got No Milk prepared a very tasty-looking couscous salad. Light and effortless, there’s really no excuse not to give this a try :). Click on the photo or link above for more details on this pasta dish.


Noodles Paella with Duck

A twist on the typically rice-based paella that’s made with seafood, I found Nuria of Spanish Recipes‘ creation to be very original. Don’t you just want to bite right into it? Click on the photo or link above for more details on this pasta dish.


Chicken and Pasta Salad with Peas

Jennifer of Seasonal Ontario Food used her pasta to create a very summery salad this week. Complete with chicken, peas, radishes, green onion, and of course…pasta, this would make a great lunch! Click on the photo or link above for more details on this pasta dish.


Cold Sesame Noodles with Leftover Duck

Pam of Sidewalk Shoes came up with this great idea for her leftovers. Salvaging her duck, she may have even created something even more delicious! Click on the photo or link above for more details on this pasta dish.


Roasted Zucchini Pasta and Blossoms

I can’t get over how beautiful the zucchini blossoms are in Sue of Coffee and Cornbread‘s pasta dish! Not to mention, all the ingredients sound incredible together. I must try this soon! Click on the photo or link above for more details on this pasta dish.


Lasagna Mozzarella Ratatouille

I think Dhanggit of Dhanggit’s Kitchen‘s creation is genius! Not only does it sound incredibly good, but merging the classic French of ratatouille and the classic Italian dish of lasagna sounds like a match made in heaven! Click on the photo or link above for more details on this pasta dish.


Pasta with Fresh Avocado Sauce
I have never heard of an avocado sauce used on pasta before Katie of Thyme for Cooking stretched my imagination. Very interesting and great photo! Click on the photo or link above for more details on this pasta dish.


Creamy Arugula Walnut Pesto and Black Pepper Tagilatelle

For having such a long name, Shaw Girl of Adventures in Shaw‘s dish is actually quite simple: noodles and pesto sauce! Sounds and looks incredibly delicious if you ask me! Click on the photo or link above for more details on this pasta dish.


Pasta, Pesto and Peas

Equally as simple, Elizabeth of Delightful Delicacy‘s pasta dish consists of very few ingredients but makes an outstanding meal or side dish. Click on the photo or link above for more details on this pasta dish.


Spaghetti with Basil Pesto and Olives

I love how Ulrike of Kuchenlatein garnished his delicious dish of spaghetti with basil pesto and olives. And it goes to show that sometimes just a light coating of sauce will do the trick! Click on the photo or link above for more details on this pasta dish.


Yaki Soba

Deborah of Tastie put together a very authentic and tasty looking Japanese dish of yaki soba noodles made with soy sauce, brown sugar, mirin and honey. Sounds incredible! Click on the photo or link above for more details on this pasta dish.


Vegetable Penne with Cabbage Pesto

Serena
of Rock Cakes wanted to make a basil pesto but settled for a cabbage pesto that looks like turned out mighty delicious! Click on the photo or link above for more details on this pasta dish.


Homemade Pappardelle with Duck Sugo

I’m so impressed that Food Hunter of Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine made her own pappardelle noodles. That’s no small task, and they came out great! Click on the photo or link above for more details on this pasta dish.


Blue Cheese Bake

Dolores
of Chronicles of Culinary Curiosity made a gooey pasta bake that almost looks like it oculd melt in your mouth. Can I come over and have some please?! Click on the photo or link above for more details on this pasta dish.


Spaccatelle with Duck Ragu

I loved reading about Haalo of Cook Almost Anything at Least Once‘s spaccatelle dish. I never knew about this kind of pasta before, so thank you for the education! Looks amazing! Click on the photo or link above for more details on this pasta dish.


Linguine with Smoked Clams

Sher
of What Did You Eat put together a very tasty looking dinner that is chock full of iron and nutrients! Click on the photo or link above for more details on this pasta dish.


Lemon Spaghetti

Sherra of Our Taste of Life made a delicious lemon spaghetti that’s fit for a king! Click on the photo or link above for more details on this pasta dish.


Penne with Tomatoes, Mushrooms and Basil
And finally, we have my dish (I’m Hillary from Chew on That). I threw together a simple sauce from tomatoes, mushrooms, basil, olive oil and garlic. It made for a quick, easy and delicious dinner if I may say so myself! Click on the photo or link above for more details on this pasta dish.


Overall, it seems like duck and pesto were popular this week! Maybe there’s something about the word “presto” that lends itself to pesto…who knows.

But a HUGE thank you again to Ruth of Once Upon A Feast who graciously passed along the torch to her great invention of Presto Pasta Nights. I know we all appreciate you spreading the love, and the pasta! And thank you to everyone who contributed a dish. We loved having them in our home this week and we hope to do it again sometime!

And don’t forget to tune back in to Once Upon A Feast for the Presto Pasta Night Roundup #70! See you there!

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  • http://bakingdelights.com marye

    Just give me a fork…. wow! Great roundup.

  • http://onceuponafeast.blogspot.com Ruth

    Wow, what a great roundup and a big thank you for the fantastic job you did in putting it all together.

    So many great dishes,and how cool is it that there are so many with duck. In all the roundups, there have only been a couple.

    Thanks again, Hillary for hosting and now to visiting each and every delicious dish! Should take a while.

  • http://www.whatdidyoueat.typepad.com sher

    Great job Hillary! Thanks so much for hosting this week.

  • http://gotnomilk.wordpress.com Kitchenetta

    Wow, these all look great! Now I know what I’ll be reading tonight. Thanks for my inclusion in a wonderful edition.

  • http://whatscooking.us Ben

    Look at all those delicious pasta dishes. So many ideas for dinner tonight, now I just have to get up and cook (but it is so hot!) Hehe

  • http://yummysmells.blogspot.com Sarah

    Wonderful roundup! It looks spectacular!

  • http://www.coffeepot.wordpress.com Sue (coffeepot)

    Beautiful and tasteful looking roundup.

  • http://kwanzoo.com/social-trivia Liz

    Oh, man! Those are all so delicious-looking, and I’m on a diet. Maybe it’s a good thing that I’m stuck at home and the local grocery store is closed, otherwise I’d be getting myself into trouble.

  • http://noblepig.com/ noble pig

    These all sound and look amazing! What a roundup!

  • http://culinarty.sapiensworks.com/ Lore

    Oh man, now I’m hungry for more pasta dishes than one :)). I love the look of Maybelle’s mom sweet pasta!
    Great round-up Hillary!

  • http://bernardosworld.blogspot.com Sherra

    Oh my, those wonderful pastas made me crave for more. These wonderful assortments will leave me hungry more than ever. Congratulations Hillary for a mouth-watering pasta round up!

  • http://recipespicbypic.blogspot.com Núria

    You are a great host Hillary! Thanks so much for a wonderful round up :D

    All dishes look sooooooo Yummy! Can’t wait to try some of them.

  • http://ostwestwind.twoday.net/ Ulrike

    Thanks for the wonderful round-up, as always a great collection of pasta dishes.

    You are a great host!

  • http://vicariousfoodie.blogspot.com/ Stacy

    Thanks for including me in such a wonderful roundup! I love seeing so many great dishes all in the same place.

  • http://www.gourmetloveaffair.com Corinne

    I’ll have to bookmark some of these they all look fabulous!
    Great job with the roundup!

  • http://tast.ie Deborah

    Nice work Hillary. The avocado sauce is so on my list of recipes to try!

  • http://thyme2.typepad.com/thyme_for_cooking_/ katie

    I’d like to just sit here with my virtual fork and start tasting! (or, even better, real fork & real pasta)

  • http://aloshaskitchen.blogspot.com melissa

    I love Presto Pasta Nights and I can’t wait to start contributing. Actually, as I recall, you were the one who encouraged me to do so some time ago. Nice job hosting, Hillary! And nice job on your dish. I am diggin the hell outta basil right now, it being so fresh and all.

  • http://mamastaverna.com/ Lulu Barbarian

    Great roundup! Now you’re the next tough act to follow!

  • http://www.automaticpastamachine.com automatic pasta machine

    nice post very interesting… looks great.

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