11 Best Pasta Queen Recipes

Who is the Pasta Queen?

TikTok sensation Nadia Caterina Munno is an Italian-born woman who loves all things pasta. Her family has passed on the tradition of making pasta for five generations.

Her love of pasta runs so deep because they used to own a pasta factory in southern Italy. Nadia began her journey to stardom on YouTube in 2015 but has since been on TikTok so she can share her content more efficiently.

She reached 1 million followers in only five months because she consistently uploaded content during the onset of the pandemic. With nearly 2 million followers now, we’d say she’s successfully been making a name for herself.

Continue reading to see our favorite recipes from the Pasta Queen and see just how easy it is to make delicious pasta dishes.

1. The Angry Baroness

Pasta Queen's Angry Baroness
Pasta Queen’s Angry Baroness

This version of penne alla vodka is nothing short of mouthwatering. The homemade sauce consists of olive oil, garlic, onions, tomato paste, vodka, heavy cream, red pepper flakes, butter, salt, and pepper.

As all pasta lovers know, you need to add some starchy pasta cooking water to help the sauce stick to the noodles. If you remember this one tip, you’ll be making pasta like a pro in no time.

The ‘angry baroness’ is our favorite recipe from the Pasta Queen because it features creamy elements while retaining a rich tomato flavor.

Get the full recipe and directions here.

2. The Assassin’s Spaghetti

Pasta Queen's Assassin 2019s Spaghetti
Pasta Queen’s Assassin’s Spaghetti

The ‘assassin’s spaghetti’ is no ordinary pasta dish. This take on classic spaghetti features minced garlic and chili peppers, giving the sauce a spicy punch.

It is a proper one-pot meal because the spaghetti noodles are cooked directly in the sauce. The only additional step is to pour in tomato broth and bring your pan to a simmer.

Let the pasta cook, stirring occasionally until it becomes al dente, and don’t add too much broth or else you might end up with a watery pasta dish.

Get the full recipe and directions here.

3. One Pot Creamy Peas Pasta (The Lazy Princess)

Pasta Queen's One Pot Creamy Peas Pasta The Lazy Princess
Pasta Queen’s One-Pot Creamy Peas Pasta The Lazy Princess

We can’t stop thinking about the silky texture of this pasta entree. It is absolute perfection!

Begin by sauteing diced onions and peas in olive oil until soft. Add salt, pepper, and boiling water to the peas, and blend about three-quarters of this mixture to make a smooth sauce.

Just like the second recipe, you’ll cook your pasta in the sauce, so you don’t have to boil, strain, and toss the noodles after the fact. Lastly, whisk a whole egg with parmesan cheese and quickly stir it in with your dish right before serving. 

Get the full recipe and directions here.

4. Classic Carbonara

Pasta Queen's Classic Carbonara
Pasta Queen’s Classic Carbonara

Authentic carbonara does not call for milk; all you need is egg yolks, Pecorino Romano cheese, and guanciale. Guanciale is a cured pork product that is comparable to bacon. 

Start by crisping up your guanciale and let it drain on a plate lined with paper towels. Whisk Pecorino Romano cheese with egg yolks, adding one egg yolk per serving for the sauce.

Lastly, sprinkle in freshly ground black pepper and toss in the cooked spaghetti, bucatini, or linguini noodles, plus a splash of pasta cooking water. This classic carbonara is ideal as an appetizer, but it can also serve as a light lunch.

Get the full recipe and directions here.

5. Tagliatelle al Ragù (Lady Caterina)

Pasta Queen's Lady Caterina
Pasta Queen’s Lady Caterina

Pasta Queen finally shared this family recipe with the world, and it is a definite winner in our book. It has both Italian sausage and ground beef, along with onions, celery, peas, crushed tomatoes, and mushrooms.

Of course, you can’t go wrong with fresh pasta, so she shows how to make tagliatelle in this video too. This hearty meal will wow your dinner guests, so be sure to keep the ‘Lady Caterina’ recipe handy.

Get the full recipe and directions here.

6. The Gladiator’s Mistress

Pasta Queen's Gladiator 2019s Mistress
Pasta Queen’s Gladiator’s Mistress

If you love garlic butter, cream, and prosciutto, you have to try this recipe. The sauce alone is heavenly and addicting, but the addition of prosciutto takes it over the top.

Rigatoni, penne, or cavatappi noodles are all appropriate choices for the ‘gladiator’s mistress’. Trust us when we say that you won’t be disappointed with this pasta dish.

Get the full recipe and directions here.

7. Pasta allo Scarpariello (The Cobbler’s Wife)

Pasta Queen's Cobbler 2019s Wife
Pasta Queen’s Cobbler’s Wife

Even though it may appear to be simple, this dish has a delightful depth of flavor. It starts with olive oil, garlic, chilis, cherry tomatoes, and basil.

Incorporate some pasta cooking water and let the tomatoes simmer. While you’re waiting on the sauce, cook your noodles until they are al dente. Lastly, mix in Pecorino Romano and parmesan cheese to finish off this irresistible entree.  

Get the full recipe and directions here.

8. The Lemon Temptress

Pasta Queen's Lemon Temptress
Pasta Queen’s Lemon Temptress

Your house will smell like citrus all day after making the ‘lemon temptress’. Start by making lemon water and use that to boil your noodles in a large pan. This method infuses the lemon flavor directly into the pasta.

Finish it off with shredded provolone cheese and lemon zest and enjoy indulging in this creamy, lemony creation.

Get the full recipe and directions here.

9. Italian Mac & Cheese Bake

Pasta Queen's Italian Mac Cheese Bake
Pasta Queen’s Italian Mac & Cheese Bake

Everybody will be asking for seconds when you serve up this classic comfort food. FIrst, make a bechamel sauce with butter, flour, milk, and a pinch of salt.

Cook elbow macaroni noodles and toss them with your sauce, then add black pepper, parmesan, fontina cheese, and several tablespoons of butter.

Pour everything into a casserole dish and cook until the top of your baked pasta is golden brown. This version of mac and cheese is to die for, so don’t be surprised if it’s all gone in just one sitting.

Get the full recipe and directions here.

10. Stuffed Shells Pasta Bake

Pasta Queen's Stuffed Shells Pasta Bake
Pasta Queen’s Stuffed Shells Pasta Bake

Two words, cheesy goodness; that is the essence of this pasta bake. The pasta shells act as the perfect vessel to hold the cheesy mushroom filling.

After stuffing the shells, lay them in an oven-safe pan and pour a bechamel sauce on top. Bake it until the cheese is bubbly, and allow it to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Once it’s out of the oven, you’ll be drooling like nobody’s business, and we promise it will be worth the wait.

Get the full recipe and directions here.

11. Rigatoni Papalina

Pasta Queen's Rigatoni Papalina
Pasta Queen’s Rigatoni Papalina

Lastly, this creamy and flavorful pasta dish will make your heart sing. ‘Rigatoni Papalina’ calls for olive oil, onions, mushrooms, peas, prosciutto, tomato sauce, and heavy cream.

All you have to do is pair this sauce with rigatoni noodles and finish it off with parmesan cheese. Once you see and taste the results, you’ll realize that this recipe is fit for royalty.

Get the full recipe and directions here.

We hope you enjoyed our list of the best recipes from the Pasta Queen. She makes it look so easy to make pasta and shares lots of creative ideas to help you expand your repertoire of Italian cuisine. Comment below about your favorite Pasta Queen recipe!

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