Presto Pasta Night Round-up #71


Hosting this week’s Presto Pasta Night is certainly a feast for the senses what with all these wonderful ideas to cook pastas and noodles.

My week as host started with Ashley of eat me, delicious‘ entry of Soba Noodles with Zucchini Ribbons. Edamame, zucchini and mushrooms. What more could you ask for in a noodle dish?

Maybelle’s Mom has this pasta for all seasons – Pasta with warm egg and pea shoots or whatever vegetable is in season.

Anyone game for a BLT sandwich, err, pasta? Let’s head over to Eliza of notes from my food diary for her Bacon, lettuce and tomato pasta salad.

Beef and broccoli served with steamed rice is a popular Asian dish, but if you want to satisfy your craving for beef and broccoli and noodles at the same time, how about sara’s (of i like to cook) Thai-ish Beef and Broccoli noodles?

Need to jazz up your pesto? Try replacing basil with another herb or replacing parmesan cheese with another kind? The possibilities are endless such as this Watercress and Rocket Blue Cheese Pesto from Kittie of Kittens in the Kitchen.

While green eggs and ham are different to come by, you certainly won’t have a problem to whip this Green Pasta Lunch from Ben of What’s Cooking?.

When Serena of Rock Cakes‘ veg box came this week, bursting with courgettes, beans and broccoli, her idea was to combine all these vegetables into one creamy, lemony, check out her Tomato and Olive Spaghetti with Griddled Courgettes.

Italian sausages goes well with any pasta dish. To add an Asian slant to your pasta, try using spicy Thai sausages instead as suggested by Pam of Sidewalk Shoes? Her Spicy Thai Sausage and Cabbage Pasta is a winner.

Coconut milk is popular in tropical Asian dishes (particularly here in the Philippines), so I’m definitely going to try out Foodie TotsCoconut Shrimp Soba.

Let’s welcome back Daphne of More Than Words for her first recipe since Mid-May. Check out her recipe for Seafood Aglio Olio and find out why congratulations seem to be in order.

From Hong Kong, Rita of Mochacholata-Rita shares with us her Tamarind-Grilled Snapper with Noodles. It’s a dish with tasty, hot, sweet, and sour noodles.

Cleaning out the pantry may given you hidden treasures worth cooking. That’s what TS and JS of [eating club] vancouver did and discovered a bag of coloured gemelli pasta. Presto! Smoky Summer Pasta!

Here’s another proof why pasta and sausages goes well together. Becke (Columbus Foodie) shares with us her Baked Pasta with Chicken Sausage, a sure hit.

What to do when spinach and cheese come together? Try Joelen’s Culinary AdventuresSpinach and Cheese Cannelloni.

This is my first time to meet Katie of Soupus Dei and her Chicken Puttanesca with Basil Pappardelle sounds great! Read her “About Me” as well for an interesting story on food and writing.

For a flavorful and light pasta, Chicken and Broccoli Linguine hits the spot. Sun-dried tomatoes and broccoli florets makes this dish perfect for a summer day. Terry of Got No Milk shares with us her recipe inspired from a vegan pasta.

I’ve never had orzos before, tiny rice-shaped pasta but can be substituted for rice. And Marye of Baking Delights made this Orzo Salad with Asian Ginger Dressing with ingredients mostly from her garden. Wow!

This is an original recipe from Lore of CulinartyFettucine and Blackcurrants and Slight Soured Cabbage. The sourness you find in the sauerkraut juice is paired with the more fruity and cheery sourness of blackcurrants.

Here’s my pasta dish this week – Tuna and Thai Basil Pasta.

From of my favorite blogs, comes this Steak Caesar Pasta Salad. Katie of Thyme for Cooking has come with a great pasta dish this week as well another round of anecdotes of 120 kisses to say hello and a hundred kisses to say goodbye.

I didn’t know that seashell pastas are called Conchiglie. And this Conchiglie Stuffed with Roast Pumpkin and Ricotta is simply YUM. Avra of I’ve Got Food on my Brain loves the the combination of the tomato sauce and white wine which adds just the right finishing touch or perhaps it’s the creamy combination of the pumpkin and the ricotta or the the richness of the 10 cloves of garlic roasted or perhaps all of the above!

From Ruth, the creator of Presto Pasta Nights (hey, there’s already!), here are several ideas to make salad dressings that goes great with pasta.

Some extra cooked chicken, a bit of capers, add some garlic and cheese and your choice of pasta and you’ve got a delicious dinner. Here’s what Patsyk of Family, Friends and Food cooked up – Penne with Roasted Chicken and Capers.

Soba noodles is popular this week. Sherra of Our Taste of Life shares with us Soba Noodles In Sweet Soy Sauce. And it comes with an adult and kiddie versions!

What to do with those gorgeous shrimps and scallops? Try Shrimp and Scallop Mediterranean Pasta. Read also Jescel (Spice of Life)’s take on the difference between “super-size” in the US and “super-size” in the Philippines!

How about some pasta for dessert? Another new pasta I’ve are rosmarino pasta that resemble rosemary (rosmarino in Italian) leaves. Try this Lemon Pasta Pudding from Haalo of Cook (almost) Anything at Least Once.

These are certainly a lot of ideas for making great pastas and noodles. Thanks to Ruth for letting me host this event. Next week, it’s back to Ruth for another round of Presto Pasta Nights.

Have a great weekend!!!


PS – The next To market, to market… event is on! Deadline is on August 15. More details later.


  1. says

    Gay, thanks for including my entry,eventhough i know it was last minute… sorry about that… Good job though, and good round-up!

  2. says

    Great job, Gay! This round up is just delicious. The event keeps getting better and better each week. :)

  3. says

    I’ve been watching closely all PPN round-ups but this was the first time I joined the fun. Great job everyone, drooling once again :). Thank you Gay for hosting.

  4. says

    Love all the fish and seafood with the pasta…. Mon mari is more willing to eat fish if it’s, um, creative…. Sigh!
    Great job!

  5. says

    I must say I’m a noodle head myself and this post really made me happy and hungry! :)

    You guys rock for sharing this and hopefully I can try cooking one of the dishes really soon.

    Kudos for sharing!

  6. says

    Oh my gosh.. looking at all the delicious pasta made my tummy rumble! All the dishes look great, I can’t choose a favorite!


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