3 Easy Pasta Dishes To Bring To Your Next Potluck Dinner

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3 Easy Pasta Dishes To Bring To Your Next Potluck Dinner

The holiday season is often associated with overcrowded restaurants and hour-long traffic on the streets. Why not avoid it altogether with an intimate potluck party with your loved ones instead? Potluck dinners are all about festive, exciting, and special dishes—an opportunity to whip up a creative dish. We rounded up the creamiest, tastiest pasta dishes that will still make parties and get-togethers this season very special.

Feel free to mix-and-match as you go—a handful of chopped bacon, a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, or even toasted garlic breadcrumbs can give any of these dishes more dimensions of flavor and texture.

Salted Egg Shrimp Pasta Recipe

This popular flavor is so versatile that you can actually enjoy it with your pasta. Add cream to complement the salty kick and delight your guests with a creamy rich pasta dish.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Salted Egg Shrimp Pasta Recipe Ingredients:

½ kilogram spaghetti pasta noodles
½ kilogram shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 8-gram sachet MAGGI® MAGIC SARAP®
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 head garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped
2 teaspoons chili flakes
6 medium-sized salted eggs, grated
2 cups water
1 250ml-pack NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream
1 tablespoon parsley, minced (option)
1 lemon, cut into wedges

How to Make Salted Egg Shrimp Pasta:

1 Boil pasta according to its package directions, around 10 minutes. Drain the cooked pasta and set aside.

2 In a medium-sized pan, heat vegetables over medium heat. Saute shrimp and season with ½ sachet of MAGGI® MAGIC SARAP®. Sauté until shrimp is orange in color and set aside.

3 In the same pan, sauté garlic, onion, chili flakes, and salted egg. Add the water and NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream and stir until combined, seasoning with the remaining ½ sachet of MAGGI® MAGIC SARAP®.

4 Toss in the sautéed shrimp and cooked pasta to combine.

5 Transfer onto a large serving plate, top with parsley if desired, and serve with lemon wedges.

Shrimp and Rigatoni Pasta Recipe

Rigatoni is a pasta noodle that has a large, hollow hole in the middle. It is best enjoyed with thick, indulgent, creamy sauces to make the most of the flavor you can pick up. This pasta recipe uses shrimp, but feel free to add other seafood items like squid, clams, mussels, or crab meat.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Shrimp and Rigatoni Pasta Ingredients:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 head garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup tomato sauce
2 cups water
1 teaspoon dry Italian herb blend or seasoning
2 8-gram sachets MAGGI® MAGIC SARAP®
½ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
1 tablespoon brown sugar
4 tablespoons cheddar cheese, grated
½ kilogram rigatoni pasta noodles
½ kilogram small shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 250ml-pack NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream
¼ cup basil, chopped

How to Make Shrimp and Rigatoni Pasta:

1 Boil pasta according to its package directions, around 10 minutes. Drain the cooked pasta and set aside.

2 In a medium-sized pan, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Sauté garlic and onion until cooked.

3 Add the tomato sauce, water, and dry Italian herb blend and simmer for 10 minutes. Season with MAGGI® MAGIC SARAP®, pepper, sugar, and cheese, tossing to combine.

4 Add the shrimp and NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream into the sauce and gently simmer for 5 more minutes.

5 Add the cooked pasta and basil into the sauce, and toss to combine. Transfer onto a large plate and serve.

Creamy Shrimp and Fusilli Pasta Recipe

This dish is one of those toss-and-combine recipes, where you have the freedom to create the kind of pasta you’re craving. Try adding vegetables and grains like broccoli, corn kernels, diced carrots, or green peas to make the pasta extra colorful and nutritious.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Creamy Shrimp and Fusilli Pasta Ingredients:

½ kilogram fusilli pasta noodles
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 head garlic, sliced
1 large onion, chopped
½ kilogram shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 cup pasta water
1 250ml-pack NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream
2 8-gram sachets MAGGI® MAGIC SARAP®
¼ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
4 tablespoons cheddar cheese, grated
1 tablespoon parsley, minced

How to Make Creamy Shrimp and Fusilli Pasta:

1 Boil pasta according to its package directions, around 10 minutes. Set aside 1 cup of pasta water. Drain the cooked pasta and set aside.

2 In a large pan over medium heat, sauté garlic, onion, and shrimp in butter until shrimp is orange in color and cooked through. Pour pasta water and NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream into the pan.

3 Gently simmer for 5 minutes and season with MAGGI® MAGIC SARAP® and black pepper. Add cheddar cheese and parsley into the pan.

4 Add cooked pasta noodles into the sauce and toss to combine. Transfer onto a large plate and serve.

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