We’re all guilty of it. As easy as it is to throw a few fresh ingredients together and whip up something homemade, we get busy. Not to mention, it’s just much easier to lean on jarred pasta sauce, frozen lasagna, or even pizza.
There’s no shame in that, but if you’re feeling like you’re in a dinner rut, Nadia Caterina Munno, a.k.a., “The Pasta Queen,” is here to drop some delectable pasta recipes.
The Pasta Queen
TikTok’s newest queen is an Italian native and has gained over 2 million TikTok followers, for good reason. Her gorgeous pasta dishes paired with her silliness and signature hair flip are a perfect recipe for a viral sensation.
While she doesn’t take herself too seriously, she definitely takes pasta seriously.
According to Munno, during an appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show, she was born into a “pasta family.” Born in Rome, Italy, Munno now lives in Florida where her daughter introduced her to TikTok, and the rest is history!
“My great-great-grandparents in the 1800s started a pasta factory. I mean, I remember as early as five years old making gnocchi with my Nana Caterina. So for me, this is home,” Munno stated as Barrymore stared on with glee.
And if she’s Barrymore approved, you better bet we’re sharing one of her great recipes here, too!
The Cobbler’s Wife
Spaghetti allo Scarpariello a.k.a. The Cobbler’s Wife is a quick pasta recipe that I was super excited to try!
Fresh basil, cherry tomatoes, and cheese just happen to be a few of my favorites, so I was definitely drawn to the dish. Munno makes it look easy in her quick TikTok video.
Chop up some garlic, chiles, and basil, and let them sizzle in extra virgin olive oil. Add fresh tomatoes, Parmigiano, pecorino, and pasta water. Next, add the pasta to let it all mix together to achieve the ultimate creaminess.
I tend to need recipes really spelled out for me, but I watched the TikTok video several times and just went with what I felt in my heart was right. I’m glad that I did! With these fresh ingredients, it’s hard to mess the dish up!
But for full transparency, I couldn’t find fresh basil, so I used dried basil instead. I also added a blend of parmesan and fontina, and it definitely turned out well. It also took way less time than baking a frozen lasagna. I would know!
While I love the taste of pasta dishes, oftentimes I end up feeling heavy and tired after an Italian meal. But that wasn’t the case with this dish. Light, but still filling, this pasta dish is the perfect spaghetti for any night of the week.
Delicious, gorgeous, and tasty. Eat up!