Pasta in a Pinch

Francesca Montillo

$14.39 $15.99
Publisher: Rockridge Press
ISBN: 9781647397036
Cover type: Paperback
Publish date: 11/3/2020

This easy pasta cookbook with a variety of classic and creative pasta recipes using 8 or fewer easy-to-find, everyday ingredients makes it even easier for home cooks to expand their weeknight pasta repertoire.

85 Classic and creative dishes to expand your pasta repertoire with ease

Pasta In A Pinch can help you master dozens of fast and easy pasta favorites, with delicious recipes that will get a meal the whole family loves on the table in no time. All you need is store-bought pasta and a handful of staple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.

From creamy Pasta with Béchamel Sauce to baked Ziti with White Turkey Bolognese, these authentic and tasty meals are quick enough for any busy weeknight, with enough options to keep you from falling into a pasta rut. You’ll even find a helpful infographic for putting together your own pasta creations, and some recipes for pasta pairings like garlic bread, veggie sides, and cocktails.

Pasta In A Pinch offers:

  • Cooking success—Learn the proper way to cook, season, sauce, and serve perfect “al dente” pasta, and boost your skills and confidence in the kitchen.
  • Pasta and pantry basics—Explore the most effective ways to stock your pantry with pasta-making staples, and how to choose the best pastas, including whole wheat, gluten-free, and more.
  • Improvise and adapt—Many of the recipes include options for easy variations, so you can adapt your dish to use whatever you have on hand.

Expand your pasta repertoire, gain confidence behind the stove, and master 85 delicious pasta dishes.

FRANCESCA MONTILLO was born in Italy and currently divides her time between her native land and Boston, MA.

In 2016, Francesca combined her passions for Italian food and Italian travel, and started Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures, where she works as a culinary instructor and leads food and wine tours to Italy.

She is also a freelance food and travel writer. Learn more at

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