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Five Tasty Dishes For National Pasta Day

These recipes are some of our absolute favourites.

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We absolutely love pasta. It's quick and easy to cook, a great carrier of flavour and perfect comfort food, so we couldn't let National Pasta Day go by without sharing some of our favourite dishes.

There are over 600 different types of pasta, from fusilli to spaghetti and everything in between, so there's no limit to the types of dishes you can make with this versatile ingredient. The origin of pasta is hotly debated: while many believe that Marco Polo came across pasta while in Asia and then brought it to Italy, it seems that its true origins are rooted in the time of Ancient Rome, when the dough was simply made with water and flour.

Now, on October 17th, pasta is celebrated all around the world, so we couldn't let the day pass without highlighting some of our favourite recipes, so try them out below and enjoy – Buon appetito!

Baked Rigatoni

This Matty Matheson recipe is total comfort food and absolutely jam-packed with flavour. Once you try it, you'll want to make this dish over and over again. Get the recipe here.

Lobster And Sweetcorn Ravioli

Lobster is such a treat that we can never say no to it, especially when it's in a dish as delicious as this. Corn is coming into its own right now and pairs so well with lobster, so if you're looking to treat yourself, this is the dish for you. Try it here

Pumpkin With Ricotta, Brown Butter And Sage

If there was ever a dish that summed up autumnal flavours in one bit, this is it. Clare Thomson's pumpkin pasta recipe combines absolutely gorgeous flavours to create a comforting, wholesome dish. Get the recipe here.

Tagliatelle with Prawns & Crab

In case you hadn't noticed, we adore the combination of seafood and pasta! This dish is super simple to whip up and really brings out the flavour of good Irish seafood. Try it here.

Spaghetti Carbonara

Who can pass up spaghetti carbonara? This recipe really is one of our favourites as its total comfort food – the flavours are so homely and comforting that we can't help craving it when it's cold out, when we've had a bad day or just because we want a tasty, quick dinner. Try it here.