These pasta recipes are simple Italian classics you'll find in trattorias all across Italy. “Pantry” meals that take less than 15 minutes to make, each makes enough for 6 people. For all recipes, follow the Base Steps then move onto the recipe specific steps. Use the recipe slider to change the serving size. Click here
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- Canned tomatoes - not all canned tomatoes are created equal. Good quality ones are naturally sweet with better tomato flavour, poor quality ones are sour and often unripe tomatoes. If needed, add sugar to sweeten tomatoes.
- Salted boiling water - use a big pot of water and 1 tbsp salt. Stir pasta once or twice while cooking.
Nutrition information is for Oglio e Olio, per serving.