The 10 Most Romantic Pastas

By F&W Editors Posted February 13, 2016

Not just any pasta will do for Valentine’s Day.

Treat your favorite dining partner to an ultra-luxe dinner with one of these beautiful and indulgent pasta recipes.

1. Pasta with Salmon Caviar 

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Juicy salmon eggs add a delicate crunch to this luxurious pasta dish.

2. Pasta with Robiola and Truffles 

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This indulgent first course marries three of Italy's best ingredients: egg pasta, winter truffles and Robiola Rocchetta, a creamy cheese from northern Italy, which forms the base for an incredibly rich sauce.

3. Beet Gnocchi with Walnut-Sage Butter 

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Jenn Louis (an F&W Best New Chef 2012) found these intense beet gnocchi in northwestern Italy. They are sweet and earthy and so delicious; they barely need a sauce.

4. Parsnip Triangoli with Aged Balsamic Vinegar 

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Nothing says love like fresh, homemade pasta.

5. Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs 

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Take a tip from Lady and the Tramp and share one big bowl of this old-school pasta.

6. Fresh Fettuccine with Chicken-Liver Sauce 

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A little sherry deepens the rich flavor of this silky pasta.

7. Lobster Capellini with Leek-Tarragon Cream Sauce 

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This ultra-buttery pasta gets a hint of sweetness and color from shredded beets.

8. Spaghetti with Clams and Crispy Bread Crumbs 

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The secret ingredient in this beautifully simple pasta dish? Bottarga, tuna roe that’s been salted, pressed and dried.

9. Red-Wine Spaghetti with Walnuts and Parsley 

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Who knew that basic dried pasta, simply boiled in red wine, could develop such complex flavor?

10. Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Vermicelli 

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The thin strands of pasta soak up this spicy tomato sauce to form a flavorful mound punctuated with shrimp.

 


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