Pasta is one of those dishes that you can enjoy every night of the week because of its versatility. There are dozens of pasta shapes and just as many sauce varieties. Regardless if you prefer a bolognese sauce or a simple blend of olive oil, garlic, and parmesan, picking out the right pasta is essential for making a mouthwatering dish. If you want to serve pasta the way a fine dining restaurant might, Waterside Restaurant & Catering in North Bergen, NJ, can help. Below, they discuss some of the most popular kinds pasta and the best sauces to accompany them.
Tips From a Fine Dining Restaurant for Pairing Pasta and Sauce
Spaghetti in a hearty meat sauce is the quintessential Italian dish for a reason—they are the perfect pairing. The thin, round noodles soak up marinara sauce without overriding its subtle flavors.
Farfalle, often called “bow-tie pasta,” is perfect for casseroles with meat sauce because it is sturdier than spaghetti or linguini. Its unique shape also makes it great for holding heavy red sauces.
Manicotti was made for stuffing. Add your favorite blend of cheese and herbs into the noodles, and top them off with some marinara sauce before baking. Stuffed manicotti is very filling, so it’s an ideal dish to share with the whole family.
This rice-like pasta can work as both an entrée and a side dish. Toss it with a creamy parmesan sauce or add it to soup for a filling main course. You can also serve it drizzled with olive oil and sautéed veggies on the side of your favorite meat dish.
5. Angel Hair
Angel hair pasta is long and thin, making it perfect for lighter dishes like those with white sauces and seafood. One of the most popular dishes with this pasta is shrimp scampi.
If you need some more inspiration or you don’t feel like cooking at home tonight, head to Waterside Restaurant & Catering in Hudson County. Check out the menu of this fine dining restaurant online, or call (201) 861-7767 to discuss their catering services for your next special event.