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5 Pasta Dinners Ready in 30 Minutes

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5 Pasta Dinners Ready in 30 Minutes

Pasta is a delicious meal that can be ready in 30 minutes. Busy work days, running errands and sorting out the kids, and limited time to feed the starving. Having these five pasta dinners ready in 30 minutes will have you and your family eating dinner in no time. Additionally, setting aside some time to plan your meals and prepare the ingredients in advance can also streamline the cooking process.

Alfredo pasta dinner with creamy white sauce and herbs

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1. Smoked Salmon Pasta

Smoked salmon can be quite pricey; however, when at the supermarket, look out for salmon offcuts in delis or purchase frozen salmon. The best pasta choice to use when making this dish is bucatini, linguine, or tagliolini. This appetizing sauce is easy to prepare. First, prepare the pasta according to the package instructions. Then cut the salmon into strips. In a saucepan, melt the butter and add the cream. Heat through, then add the salmon salt to taste and stir in a ladle of boiling pasta water. Once the pasta is cooked, drain and transfer it to a dish, then pour the sauce over it and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Garnish with fresh parsley or dill.

Salmon Noodle Bowl
Italian traditional Pasta al Salmone, Bucatini pasta with Smoked Salmon.

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2. Tomato Sauce With Oil and Garlic

Creating a basic tomato sauce is quick, easy, and the perfect base to add to meaty pasta. The best pasta to use is spaghetti, penne, farfalle, or conchiglie. Start by preparing the pasta in a large pot. Then peel and chop the garlic. Crush the canned tomatoes or blend them in a jug using a hand blender. Next, coat a frying pan with olive oil and heat. Once the oil is hot but not too hot, add the garlic and fry until golden in color. Should the garlic get burned, you will need to start over, as the sauce will have a bitter taste. Add the tomatoes and salt, then simmer for about 10 minutes until thickened. Once the pasta is cooked, drain and transfer it to a dish, then pour the sauce over it. Additionally, you can sprinkle it with Parmesan cheese, bacon, or basil. Basil is good to help relieve stomach cramps. Are you in the mood for bacon? Try this easy bacon tomato pasta dinner, ready in 30 minutes.

Tomato sauce and pasta in the making: pot with mushed tomatoes and raw vegetabless on the side.
Creating a delicious tomato and garlic base is the perfect addition to a meaty pasta.

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3. Broccoli Pasta Sauce

Thomas Jefferson was the first to introduce this cute tree-like-looking vegetable to the United States. It was not a very popular vegetable until the 1920s. Broccoli is also very nutritious; it is high in fiber and vitamins A, C, and K. This broccoli sauce recipe is so quick to make. First, cook the broccoli in boiling water until tender. Drain it, but reserve the water, and then cook the pasta in the broccoli water. While the pasta cooks, keep the broccoli warm. Place the pasta in a dish and chop the broccoli into small pieces, then mix it into the pasta with butter, salt, freshly ground black pepper, and Parmesan cheese. The sauce works well with orecchiette, pipe, and conchiglie pasta. Additionally, you can add crispy bacon bits and pesto.

30 minute rotini broccoli alfredo sauce, Above, Basil, Basilica, Beef, Beef Stew
Rotini broccoli alfredo pasta with red peppers.

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4. Norcia Pasta Sauce

The town of Norcia, located in Umbrian Italy, is renowned for its famous pork products. This Italian comfort dish is made with an appetizing Norcia sauce that includes Italian sausage meat and white wine to give it that extra zing. The best pasta to use to make this dish is conchiglie, mezze, maniche, rigatoni, penne, or sedani rigati. First, bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add the pasta; then, over medium heat in a frying pan, heat the olive oil, chopped onion, and chili until translucent. Next, add the sausage meat and stir to ensure it does not stick. After that, add the white wine and allow it to evaporate. Cook for a further 5 minutes or until the meat is cooked through. Add the cream, a ladle of pasta water, and salt to taste. Then transfer the pasta to a dish, pour the sauce over it, add some ground pepper and a knob of butter, and sprinkle with Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese.

Italian pasta with sausages and leeks
Norcia pasta is made with fabulous Italian sausage meat and white wine.


5. Chicken Liver Pasta

Chicken livers are filled with useful minerals, vitamins, iron, and protein, so adding this pasta dinner ready in 30 minutes is a decent, affordable way to incorporate these nutrients into your diet. Furthermore, when preparing this meal, it is important to mince the chicken livers; otherwise, they will become a soft mash, which we don’t want. The dish has a rich, mouthwatering, flavorful sauce; let’s check it out. First, heat the stove and bring a large pot of pasta to a boil. The best type of pasta to use for this dish is spaghetti, fettuccine, or linguine. Finely chop the livers and onions. Coat the frying pan with olive oil and fry the onions until transparent, then add the livers. Cook over low to medium heat until cooked through, and add salt to taste. Next, add the white wine and allow it to evaporate. Finally, once the pasta is cooked, put it into a serving dish, pour the sauce on top, add butter, and mix well. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese and a green salad.

Pasta. Fusilli pasta with chicken liver
Chicken livers contain a decent amount of iron, which helps carry oxygen to cells.


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