Giada De Laurentiis is the Queen of Pasta & These Are Her Best Recipes

Giada de Laurentiis knows a thing or two about food. She’s one of our go-to resources for everything from game day snacks to Valentine’s day dishes, healthy breakfasts to comforting soups. But where the Food Network star and cook really shines is in her Italian recipes — and none are more iconic than what she does with pasta.

We eat a fair amount of pasta around these parts, but sometimes we want to go beyond the typical spaghetti with jarred marinara. De Laurentiis has us covered! From spicy shrimp pasta to creamy pesto orecchiette, most of these meals come together in much less than an hour, but taste like something you’d get at a restaurant. Is there anything not to love about carbs and Giada de Laurentiis?

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