8 Favorite Pasta Recipes

If I had to name 3 loves off the top of my head right now: #1 my husband Jack, #2 Italy, and #3 pasta. If you read the introduction in our cookbook, you know that so much of my love for cooking (and later the idea of starting Love & Lemons) was inspired by the trip that Jack and I took to Italy when he proposed. Last week, we celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary, so suffice it to say (that aside from an airport snafu), love is in the air these days. So I was completely over the moon when we got the assignment of a lifetime – go to Italy and share our favorite moments from the Barilla® Pasta World Championship(!). So that’s just what we’ll be doing. As I post this, Jack and I are en route to Milan, and then Parma to fall in love with pasta all over again.

pictured above: Shells & Roasted Cauliflower / Avocado & Lemon Zest Spaghetti
Butternut Squash, Walnut & Sage PastaLemony Eggplant & Zucchini Orzo

This will be the 6th edition of the Barilla Pasta World Championship where 20 young chefs from around the world will be competing for the title of Pasta World Champion. How fun is that? The competition celebrates Barilla’s heritage and the future of all things pasta. I’ll be sharing live updates from the event on Instagram, be sure to follow along!

If you’re craving pasta like I am now, here are some of my favorite pasta recipes. Grab your favorite Barilla pasta and start cooking! I just love pasta because it’s a blank canvas for so many creative dishes. Plus, there’s nothing more romantic than sharing pasta with the people that you love.

Pictured below: Carrot & Tomato Tagliatelle / One Pot Vegetable Penne Pasta
Creamy Pumpkin PenneMushroom Lentil Spaghetti Bolognese

Be sure to follow our pasta adventures next week!

This post is in partnership with Barilla, all opinions are my own and I love pasta!

If you make this, let us see! Tag your photo with #loveandlemons on Instagram.


  1. Sabrina B from newkitchenlife.com on said:

    well, enjoy your trip, interesting recipes too, thank you for sharing them, I especially love Bolognese anything, good fall recipe too!

    • thank you Sabrina! I hope you enjoy the Bolognese!

  2. Yaqoob on said:

    Its lookes great thanks

  3. Josipa from girlglowing.blogspot.com on said:

    I am hungry now.

  4. Very interesting read. Yes, pasta is possibly one of the most versatile ingredients. From comfort food to the healthiest recipe, you can do almost anything with pasta. And with the availability of personal chef and meal catering services, it has become easier than ever before to be able to have your favorite pasta dish, in the best homecooked style, without you having to slog over a hot stove.

  5. on said:

    This is one of my favorite pasta recipes! Yum!

  6. javascript obfuscator on said:

    Great recipe! Im craving pasta now

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