On Fire: Four Spicy Pastas that Bring the Heat
Winter is right around the corner, and there is no food more comforting than a warm, gooey pasta dish. If you need a new twist on pasta and are looking for a way to turn up the heat in your recipes, adding spicy flavor is a great way to try something new with your pasta. We know how daunting it can be to dig through the internet’s thousands of recipes, so we’ve rounded up four spicy pasta recipes that are sure to set your mouth on fire.
Penne with Sausage and Spicy Cream Tomato Sauce
Are you looking for a hotter twist on the classic spaghetti and meatballs recipe? This spicy sausage and cream tomato sauce pasta recipe is just the ticket. Using sausage as the protein instead of beef and adding a creamier tomato sauce provides a fun variation for your pasta. Red pepper flakes turn up the heat in this dish and add a kick with every bite. This recipe is perfect for the entire family because you can alter the number of red pepper flakes to adjust the spice. Have picky little eaters who need a more mild pasta? Separate their portions before adding the pepper flakes at the end.
Cajun Chicken Pasta
The Pioneer Woman’s Cajun Chicken Pasta recipe has all the ingredients to satisfy the pickiest of eaters. With chicken, vegetables, and Cajun flavoring, there is something for everyone. This pasta requires minimal prep time—just 10 minutes, so you can focus more on devouring every savory bite than slaving away preparing it.
Spicy Seafood Pasta
This roundup of spicy recipes wouldn’t be complete without a dish for the seafood lovers. Behold, Spicy Seafood Pasta, a dish that can be manipulated easily for whatever your seafood palate is hungry for. This dish uses a spicy red tomato butter sauce that is thicker than the average marinara. It induces a savory taste to keep you more full for longer.
Spicy Carbonara Spaghetti
If you’re craving spaghetti and still looking for an alternative to the usual, try out this Spicy Carbonara Spaghetti from Delish. Carbonara recipes are known for the egg- and cream-based sauces. So, you get the savory, creamy flavor along with a little heat at the end of each bite. It’s perfect for hungry pasta lovers who get bored easily with the traditional cream sauces.