Pasta – Different Varities Of Italian Cuisines Recipe

An Italian Cuisine

It is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine, with the first reference dating to 1154 in Sicily.

It is typically a noodle made from an unleavened dough of a durum wheat flour mixed with water or eggs and formed into sheets or various shapes, then cooked by boiling or baking. Divided into two broad categories, dried and fresh.

Different Types

Dried is commercially produced via an extrusion process although it can be produced in most homes. Fresh was traditionally produced by hand, sometimes with the aid of simple machines. Both dried and fresh pasta come in a number of shapes and varieties, with 310 specific forms known variably by over 1300 names having been documented.

Common forms include long shapes, short shapes, tubes, flat shapes and sheets, miniature soup shapes, filled or stuffed and specialty or decorative shapes.


It’s sauces vary in taste, color and texture. Simple sauces like pesto are ideal for long and thin strands of pasta while tomato sauce combines well with thicker pastas. Thicker and chunkier sauces have the better ability to cling onto the holes and cuts of short, tubular, twisted pastas. The extra sauce left on the plate after all of the pasta is eaten is often mopped up with a piece of bread. Pasta is largely carbohydrates (mainly as starch), with moderate amounts of protein and manganese.

Different Varities


It is a long, thin, cylindrical, solid. It is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine. Spaghetti is made of milled wheat and water. Italian spaghetti is made from durum wheat semolina, but elsewhere it may be made with other kinds of flour. There are 2 types of spaghetti: Fresh and Dried.


It is a variety of dry pasta traditionally shaped and produced in various shapes and sizes. Made with durum wheat, macaroni is commonly cut in short lengths; curved macaroni may be referred to as elbow macaroni. Some home machines can make macaroni shapes, macaroni is usually made commercially by large-scale extrusion. The curved shape is created by different speeds of extrusion on opposite ends of the pasta tube as it comes out of the machine.



These are wide, flat, and possibly one of the oldest type. It refers to a dish made with several layers of lasagne sheets alternated with sauces and other ingredients, such as meats and cheese.

Spice up your pasta by adding spices


White Sauce Pasta


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How To Make

  • Step 1

    Add water, oil and salt in a container. Heat it for a minute on high flame. Keep stirring time to time.

  • Step 2

    Add pasta to it and heat it for additional 10 minutes on medium flame. Make sure that the pasta is boiled properly as sometime it may take some extra time. Keep stirring in between so that the pasta doesn’t stick to the bottom of the container. After boiling, drain out the water from pasta.

  • Step 3

    Chop all the vegetables into small pieces and keep them aside. Add butter in a pan and heat it for 30 seconds over moderate flame.

  • Step 4

    Now add onions in the pan and saute it for 2 minutes or till they turn slightly pinkish in colour. Add mushroom, baby corn, capsicum, oregano and saute them for 5 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Add maida (flour) to the cooked vegetables in the pan and keep stirring. Add salt, pepper, red chilli flakes, milk and simmer it for another 5-6 minutes. Now add cream and boiled pasta to the mixture and heat it for 2 minutes.

  • Step 6

    Garnish it with cheese and grill it for 5 minutes. Hot white sauce pasta is ready to serve. Garnish with oregano seasoning and chilli flakes.

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