11 Recipes that is Not Your Usual Pasta

Tired of you usual Bolognese, Carbonara, Marinara and Pesto then you are in the right place because what we have for today are 11 Amazing Recipes that is Not Your Usual Pasta. If you are a pasta purist, then this post is not for you and you might want to visit this page from Taste Atlas instead. But if you are open minded and you don’t mind recipes that are not the usual norm then you are most welcome to try the recipes in this collection we made, whether it’s using crab fat, dried fish, salted egg, canned corned beef or even stir frying the pasta like noodles, we have them all.

Creamy Kimchi Bacon Spaghetti
This Korean twist to spaghetti is prepared with spaghetti noodles where it is tossed in a creamy and mildly spicy sauce prepared with bacon, parmesan cheese, kimchi and cream. It sounds crazy but it’s delicious

Spabok 2

If you are not a Filipino then most probably you haven’t heard what a palabok is let alone our dish today. Basically, Palabok is a noodle dish served with seafood gravy made with crab meat and smoked fish then garnished with seafood. This Spabok is a marriage of that Palabok and Spaghetti hence the name.

Salted Duck Egg and Bacon Pasta 1

Salted Duck Egg and Bacon Pasta
Yup since everyone is using salted duck egg on everything, why not on a pasta

Filipino Sweet Macaroni Salad 1

Filipino Sweet Macaroni Salad
Holy Sweet Macaroni! yes there is such a thing and it is a dessert dish in the Philippines

Tinapa Spaghetti 2

Tinapa Spaghetti
Smoked fish in a pasta with chicharon and tomato sauce, this definitely would push the boundary of what tasty means. And yes, there’s salted duck egg on this one too.

Yellow Cab's Charlie Chan Pasta 1

Yellow Cab’s Charlie Chan Pasta
Have you cooked pasta like stir fried noodles, yes that’s possible!

Spicy Tuyo Pasta with Kesong Puti and Sundried Tomatoes 1

Spicy Tuyo Pasta with Kesong Puti and Sundried Tomatoes
And you thought the smoked fish was weird, this one is made with dried fish mixed with goat’s milk cheese and sundried tomatoes.

Aligue and Prawn Pasta 1

Aligue and Prawn Pasta
Now it gets weirder and definitely tastier, have you heard about crab roe or crab fat? This one use just that, a lot of it.

Baked Feta Pasta
Probably the most popular unusual pasta in here, popularised by TikTok this one casserole wonder is the easiest pasta dish you can make. Who thought of using that whole block of feta was a good idea? Well, that worked.

Corned Beef Spaghetti 1

Corned Beef Spaghetti
Yup canned meat can be used on pasta too!

Mac and Blue Cheese 1

Mac and Blue Cheese
Everyone loves mac and cheese but I don’t know about this one. As a blue cheese lover, I am one of those few who will not share this dish to anyone.


6 Responses

  1. Very interesting! Sweet Macaroni? No way…

  2. Chef Mimi says:

    Wow! Lots of very interesting noodle dishes!

  3. What a fun collection of unique flavors! Thanks for sharing them.

  4. suituapui says:

    Nope, no kim chi for me…and I do think I’ve had enough of salted egg yolk. Overkill! I do enjoy macaroni fried flat rice noodles (char kway teow) style…and Bovril spaghetti too!

  5. Hannah says:

    I eat tons of pasta so I’m happy to get some fresh inspiration! What great ideas.

  6. Interesting! You weren’t kidding when you said these weren’t the usual pasta dishes! Great inspiration here. And that Spabok is particularly calling my name!

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