Gemelli with Creamy Red Pepper Sauce and Fresh Mozzarella
Because it's made by throwing all of the ingredients into the blender, this is the ultimate fast sauce; whizzing in the olive oil gives it an ultracreamy, velvety texture. Be sure to use sweet roasted red peppers from the deli case instead of the ones packed in a jar, which can be bitter.
Gemelli with Sweet Sausage and Spinach
Gemelli with Shrimp and Green Peppercorns
Gemelli with Tuna, Tomatoes and Jalapeño
Gemelli, tightly wound coils of pasta, work especially well with chunky sauces like this one, which gets a spicy kick from chopped jalapeño.
Cumin Lamb Noodles with Eggplant
Blogger Ashley Rodriguez creates a rich, creamy lamb ragu with delicious Greek flavors; it's a total crowd-pleaser and a nice alternative to more common Italian pasta dishes.