The pasta primo course remains an important part of an Italian meal, particularly in a formal, fine dining setting. However, while these dishes might be regularly served in Michelin-starred restaurants that doesn't mean they are beyond the reach of even the most nervous of home cooks. This collection of easy pasta recipes aims to demonstrate that preparing your own pasta dish from scratch can be just as easy as heating up a pre-bought sauce, not to mention considerably more rewarding when it comes to taste.
Antonio Carluccio's Spaghetti aglio e olio is as quick and easy as they come, a fantastic ten minute meal with spaghetti tossed in oil, garlic, chilli and salty chopped anchovies. Giuseppe D'Aquino uses quality Piennolo tomatoes to create a stunning tomato sauce recipe to serve with spaghetti and burrata, while Mauro Uliassi's Fusilli with sea urchin and chicory purée is a fantastic seafood pasta recipe which, while fit for a dinner party, won't have you panicking too much in the kitchen beforehand.