These flat pasta ribbons or "little tongues" take to just about any sauce, but they're great in casseroles, frittatas, and Asian dishes too.
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World TravelerThis versatile pasta usually steps out with a savory seafood sauce, but it also works as a substitution for specialty Asian noodles such as egg and udon noodles, and can stand the heat in a baked dish. Linguine also has longevity; store your dried, uncooked pasta for up to a year in cool, dry place.
Thai Shrimp Salad with Spicy-Sour DressingLike most Thai cuisine this quick-fix shrimp salad hits a lot of tantalizing flavor notes from sweet to sour to spicy. Look for the hot sauce called sriracha (it comes in mild, medium, or hot) on the Asian ingredient aisle of the supermarket.
Linguine With Clam SauceMushrooms and garlic are sautéed in a butter-olive oil mixture and then simmered along with canned clams, white wine, basil, and other seasonings to make a rustic and satisfying version of the popular Italian classic.
Bell Pepper-Feta Pasta TossSun-drenched flavors of the Mediterranean combine to lend this easy pasta supper a lush, rich taste. But there are just seven ingredients–quartered cherry tomatoes, crumbled feta cheese, olives, parsley, sweet bell peppers, linguine, and salt–so you know it's fast.
Shrimp and Brie LinguineGive yourself extra time here since the brie needs to marinate with sun dried and fresh tomatoes, basil, olive oil, and kalamata olives for an hour. When you're ready to eat, cook the noodles and shrimp together and toss with the sauce.
Pasta with Caramelized Onion Trio, Arugula, and MozzarellaInvite company over for this one. The luscious interplay of flavors between sweet caramelized onions, spicy arugula, currants, and fresh mozzarella harmonize into one mouthwatering wonder. No one will miss the meat; that's guaranteed.
Frittata with Mushrooms, Linguine, and BasilAdding cooked linguine to a vegetable-rich frittata helps make it more a more substantial breakfast or brunch entrée. It's also great for a light lunch since a mixture of eggs and egg whites keeps calories low.
Baked Linguine with Meat SauceA homemade meat marinara that simmers on the stove for 30 minutes and a rich cream cheese-sour cream mixture are alternately layered with cooked linguine. It's a baked casserole that's sure to go down in the comfort food hall of fame.