Recipes from Thirty Minute Pasta

Giuliano Hazan's Thirty Minute Pasta by Giuliano Hazan

Now that America’s low-carb obsession is over, home cooks are once again looking to prepare well-balanced meals that include everyone’s favorite food―pasta. Few of us, though, have the leisure to create a classic Bolognese meat sauce from scratch. For those who are as pressed for time as they are starved for a toothsome bowl of beautifully sauced pasta, Giuliano Hazan has created 100 scrumptious pasta dishes that can be put together in half an hour or less.

Hazan’s repertoire―hearty pasta soups, fresh-from-the-greenmarket vegetarian dishes, and meat and seafood sauces that take their cue from the classics of Italian cuisine―will let you bring healthful, hunger-satisfying pasta back to your family’s weeknight-supper table. Included are recipes for last-minute dishes, as well as useful advice on stocking your pasta pantry, choosing cooking equipment, and figuring out which pasta shape goes with which kind of sauce.

A wide white bowl filled with fettuccine with a savory veal sauce and a carafe and glass of wine in the background.

Fettuccine with a Savory Veal Sauce

Supple strands of pasta luxuriate in an easy, elegant, knock-your-socks-off veal sauce that’s gilded with butter and tomatoes. All in 30 minutes.

  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 3
A white bowl filled with farfelle with fresh salmon is nested inside another white bowl with a carafe and glass of red wine in the background.

Farfalle with Fresh Salmon

So what if salmon isn’t from Italy? Cookbook author Giuliano Hazan is, and he says to go right ahead and toss chunks of the rich fish with pasta, tomatoes, and cream.

  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 12
A white serving bowl filled with penne with spinach-ricotta sauce.

Penne with Spinach-Ricotta Sauce

A sort of inside-out take on tortellini filled with spinach and ricotta, this quick weeknight pasta supper boasts a rich spinach and ricotta sauce.

  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 1