Fall is about to come in days. The wheater is also changing quickly at the end of this month. When the temperatures start to dip, our cravings for cozy carbs heat up. This time of year, we love pasta for after the kids’ football games, weekend leaf-peeping excursions, or for bringing the whole family together over one of the most traditional comfort foods around. Here are the recipes to follow!
Penne all’ Amatriciana
Named for the Italian town of Amatrice, this pork pasta dish is quick and comforting. Penne all’ Amatriciana features cubed guanciale or pancetta. The tomato-based sauce is a flavorful mix of onion, garlic, red wine, and chili flakes that can be frozen so your next meal is quicker. Tossed with penne, it’s a dish the whole family will enjoy.
Sneaky Vegetable Lasagna
This veggie-loaded lasagna takes some time, but it’ll make your house smell amazing on one of those crisp days. Picky eaters will even love the vegetables hiding in every layer. Add ground beef or sausage for extra heft, or mix up the veggie blend to match your family’s favorites. Don’t forget to give yourself a solid few hours to put it all together, plus plenty of time to cool.
Vegan Pumpkin Pasta
Go full-throttle on fall with this vegan pumpkin pasta. You don’t need animal products to make this creamy, low-fat sauce, and can make the dish with pasta shells, bow-ties, or any shape you prefer. Carnivores can also add sausage for that little extra something. Whip this up after carving your Jack-o-Lanterns or to rev up for Thanksgiving.
Super Easy Cacio e Pepe Pasta
This three-ingredient cacio e pepe (cheese and pepper) pasta recipe can be on the table in 15 minutes. Simply boil a pot of spaghetti, grate a chunk of cheese, and mix in crushed toasted peppercorns. The result is a creamy pasta sauce that packs a punch.
Tortellini and Meatball Casserole
It just doesn’t get any easier than this. When you’re pressed for time, too tired to cook, or need a casserole the kids can make themselves, turn to this one. Just defrost a package of ravioli or tortellini and one of the frozen meatballs, then add a jar each of Alfredo and red sauce and a little milk. Top that with a little shredded cheese, bake, and you’re done!
Pasta Alla Norma
Pasta Alla Norma is a classic dish, made with fried eggplants, tomato sauce, and ricotta Salata, originating in the Sicilian city of Catania. Allegedly it was created by a Catanese chef in tribute to the opera ‘Norma,’ by 19th-century composer Vincenzo Bellini, also from Catania.
Warm-up with one of our favorite fall pasta recipes above, featuring autumn vegetables like butternut squash, pumpkin, mushrooms, and more. Whether you’re looking for a hearty lasagna for entertaining or a speedy pasta dinner that can be whipped up on a school night, we have you covered with some of our fall favorites.