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When I get home and have short time to prepare lunch, the quickest dish is always pasta. You can easily have a complete meal in 10 minutes (plus the time to boil the water).

Tasty Pasta with Tuna

This recipe is my children’s favorite one. It’s a complete meal as you have pasta (carbohydrates), extra virgin olive oil (good fat), grated Parmesan and tuna (proteins).

You’ll need for 4 people:

400gr of pasta (500gr if you want a unique and complete dish)

3 cans of tuna with olive oil (I use the 160gr can)

5 anchovies fillets

4 pieces of garlic (chopped)

3 spoons of extra virgin olive oil

4 or 5 spoons of grated Parmesan

1 lemon juice

How to do it:

Put the pasta into the boiling salted water and set your timer for the cooking time (part of the goodness of a pasta dish is its correct cook – a too much cooked pasta loses taste).

Then put the extra virgin olive oil inside a frying pan and add the chopped garlic, the minced anchovies fillets and soon after the tuna. Mix it all, add a small piece of peperoncino (optional) and right before turning the gas off, add the lemon juice.

When the pasta is done, drain it with a colander and put it back inside the pan. Add the tuna mix and the grated Parmesan. Mix it all well and…it’s ready.

Tagliatelle Alfredo

I got this recipe from a waiter of Alfredo’s restaurant at Epcot Center, many years ago.

You’ll need (for 4 people):

400gr of tagliatelle(fresh fettuccine would be great)

250gr cream

120gr of a good quality grated Parmesan

1 spoon of butter

How to do it:

After putting the pasta inside the boiling salted water (tip: add a thread of oil to the water. It avoids fresh pasta to attach one with another), take a pan and put the butter, the cream and the grated Parmesan together. Take it to low gas and mix it until it gets hot, but not boiling.

When the pasta is done, drain it with a colander and add the warm cream and mix it all. It’s done.

Pasta with bottarga and cherry tomatoes

Here you need to have grated bottarga, but it is worth the expense.

You’ll need (for 4 people):

400 gr of spaghetti

4 spoons of extra virgin olive oil

4 or 5 pieces of garlic, chopped

Minced parsley

500gr of cherry tomatoes

Grated bottarga

How to do it:

After putting the spaghetti into the boiling salted water, put the extra virgin olive oil inside a pan, add the chopped garlic and parsley and let it color a little. Then add the cherry tomatoes cut in halfs, mix it with the rest for a while and then turn off the gas.

When the pasta is done, add this mix adding the grated bottarga. Perfect with a glass of good white wine.

Enjoy!

Three Easy Pasta Recipes

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