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Pappardelle with eggplant

Pappardelle with eggplant

A good tomato sauce can turn a plate of pasta and eggplant into a delicious dish. The inspiration comes from Catania, in the shadow of Mount Etna in Sicily, where eggplant and tomato pasta is known as pasta alla Norma, in honour of the town's famous son, Bellini, and his opera, Norma.
Penne with artichokes and olives

Penne with artichokes and olives

This light pasta dish is ideal for summer dinners as only the pasta needs to be cooked. Once al dente, it is simply tossed, still warm, with diced tomatoes, quartered artichoke hearts, black olives and a rich lemony dressing flavoured with sun-dried tomato paste and garlic.
Pasta with two-cheese sauce

Pasta with two-cheese sauce

This is one of the quickest options for a nutritious family meal – the cheese mixture is prepared in the time it takes the pasta and peas to cook. When you add the hot pasta to the parmesan and ricotta, the heat melts them, producing an instant creamy sauce.
Mediterranean seafood salad

Mediterranean seafood salad

Poached mussels, prawns and scallops bring the flavour of southern Italy to this chilled salad. Black squid-ink pasta would be served in restaurants along the Amalfi coast, but spinach, red capsicum and egg linguine are also suitable. Enjoy this as a summer lunch or supper dish.
Easy Minestrone

Easy Minestrone

Here’s a tip from Italian cooks: there are really no hard-and-fast rules or secret ingredients when it comes to making minestrone, so long as it contains beans, pasta and an abundance of vegetables.
Kangaroo Bolognese with Wholemeal Tagliatelle

Kangaroo Bolognese with Wholemeal Tagliatelle

In Italy, slow-cooked bolognese is traditionally made with pork and veal, but here kangaroo is used as it is extremely lean. Substitute any lean meat if kangaroo is not available.
Angel Hair Pasta with Clams and Roasted Capsicum

Angel Hair Pasta with Clams and Roasted Capsicum

The tomatoes, capsicum and white wine in this recipe are classic foils for many types of seafood. You can substitute any firm-fleshed white fish for the scallops or use crab instead of the clams.
Pasta Presto

Pasta Presto

Pasta is easy to prepare and you can make it special with toppings of fresh herbs and a drizzle of good olive oil or a sprinkle of shaved hard cheese. Here are more quick ideas.
Chicken and Cherry Tomato Pappardelle

Chicken and Cherry Tomato Pappardelle

Chicken, cherry tomatoes and rocket complement each other beautifully in this quick pasta dish that is perfect for both a midweek meal or a celebration.
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