Flat Pasta

Flat pastas, such as fettuccine, tagliatelle and pappardelle, are excellent for hearty sauces like ragù and Bolognese. A delicious way to prepare ragù is with often-overlooked chicken thighs instead of the typical beef or veal—it’s a lighter meat that pairs well with the tomato-olive sauce in this pappardelle dish. Along with chopped vegetables, diced pancetta, fragrant herbs and plenty of dry white wine, this ragù is one of our best. For something a bit lighter, try tossing cooked pappardelle or tagliatelle with sautéed spinach and garlic, crushed red pepper and tangy feta cheese. Find these recipes and more in Food & Wine’s guide to flat pasta.

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Mung Bean Vermicelli Salad with Spiced Coconut and Greens

Cookbook author Hetty McKinnon drew inspiration for dish from the bright, lively flavors of urap sayur, an Indonesian salad made with steamed or boiled vegetables. Traditional recipes often call for finely grated fresh coconut, but McKinnon uses large flakes for added texture and crunch. Pan-frying the aromatic blend of chile, shallots, garlic, ginger, and lime leaves intensifies and blends their flavors for a complex and deeply flavored chilled pasta salad.
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Cold Crab Spaghetti

Late summer in Louisiana is boggy hot; this refreshing dish from Chef Isaac Toups comes to the rescue with sweet-tart segments of juicy tangerine and uses just a teaspoon of Dijon to create a creamy, balanced sauce. Thai chile brings a touch of heat, while a flurry of mint, basil, and parsley highlight the natural sweetness of fresh crab.
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Chilled Sesame Soba Bowl with Cucumber and Scallions

This easy recipe by Basic Kitchen’s Robin Hollis is endlessly riff-able: The lightly sweet, nutty sesame sauce makes a great starting point for additions such as salmon, grilled chicken, a fried or boiled egg, or extra veggies. Lightly toast sesame seeds before using to release their aromatic oils.
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Linguine with Frenched Green Beans and Parsley Pesto

In 1980, pesto was basically unknown,” Recalls Johanne Killen, a member of the very first class of Best New Chefs back in 1988. “The summer before we opened, we contracted a farmer in Little Compton to grow a field of basil for us. That’s how obscure it was—we had to make a special arrangement for pesto.” In this classic recipe, Killen employs starchy pasta water to thicken her fresh pesto into a sauce that clings to and flavors each strand of linguine, instead of pooling in the bowl. Thinly sliced green beans intertwine with the pasta, offering a refreshing crunch
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One-Pot White Wine Pasta with Mushrooms and Leeks

This creamy, savory pasta dish comes together in just one pot—no need to boil the pasta separately. A combination of savory sautéed mushrooms and gently sweet leeks combine with cream, lemon juice, and white wine to create the rich sauce. Feel free to switch up the flavor by adding tarragon instead of dill. Related: More One-Pot Recipes
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Creamy Vegan Pasta Primavera

A few smart swaps transform your favorite creamy spring pasta into a vegan-friendly masterpiece. Umami-rich nutrional yeast shoulders the duties of Parmesan, while buttery macadamia nut milk stands in for heavy cream. Check the label closely when shopping to ensure the macadamia nut milk is unsweetened.
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Miso-Tofu Hot Pot with Ramen

A soothing hot pot is the perfect excuse to set out ingredients and casually dine at the table. Although this recipe can be executed at the stove, donabe hot pot is traditionally prepared on a portable burner at the table. Cook the tofu and vegetables first, then soak up the delicious broth with chewy ramen noodles as a second course.