Paula Roy’s Favourite Foods – season 2, episode 11 recipes

Playing with pasta: beyond the basics!

If your family is anything like mine, you probably have pasta for dinner a LOT. It’s one of the first solid foods my kids fell in love with as toddlers and for years and years we ate it several times a week. I got pretty tired of the same old pasta and tomato-based sauces so I decided to come up with some new recipes. This episode of Paula Roy’s Favourite Foods on Rogers TV Ottawa which you can now watch online showcases three pasta dishes that are a nice change from the ordinary while still being family-friendly. Use your favourite gluten-free pasta if you prefer! Click on the titles to access the recipes and use the search bar on this site to find more delicious inspiration from my show.

Spaghetti with creamy avocado sauce

If you like guacamole or avocado toast (and even if you don’t), this vegan and vegetarian friendly pasta is sure to be a hit. The best part? It is super fast and easy to prepare.

Orzo with sausage, tomato and zucchini

Did you know there are over 350 different shapes of pasta? Growing up, I only knew about spaghetti, macaroni and lasagne noodles but since then I’ve loved experimenting with lots of different styles of pasta. Orzo – shaped like grains of rice –  is a personal favourite and coming up next I’m going to show you how to make a great stew with it and some other tasty ingredients.

Sausage and vegetables blended with al-dente orzo make a delicious 'meal in a dish'.

Linguine with chicken and creamy pesto sauce

This pasta dish is one my family requests often and I’m happy to oblige because it’s amazingly flavourful and comes together so easily. Here’s a little tip for you: if you’re fortunate to have any leftovers for breakfast the next day, this pasta is absolutely sublime with a poached egg on top.




Author: Paula Roy

Welcome to my kitchen! I love simple dishes prepared with passion and am always seeking to find new methods to make food as fun and flavourful as possible. If you enjoy this space be sure to check out my Rogers TV Ottawa cooking show, Paula Roy's Favourite Foods, available on local cable, streaming and a dedicated playlist on Rogers TV's YouTube channel.

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