Set the Mood, With Pasta! My Top 4 Date Night Pasta Recipes

There is no greater aphrodisiac than a warm bowl of pasta. These dishes are modern day love potions that will cast an unbreakable spell of passion on anyone you make them for, so proceed with caution (and love). The Forbidden Pesto As the story goes, the irresistible peppery bite of arugula was forbidden in ancient Rome because it was used as a love potion. After making this dish, you’ll understand why.

The Forbidden Pesto

As the story goes, the irresistible peppery bite of arugula was forbidden in ancient Rome because it was used as a love potion. After making this dish, you’ll understand why.

@the_pastaqueen The forbidden pesto, if you watch the END you will fall in love #arugulapesto #pasta ♬ original sound - The Pasta Queen

The Lemon Temptress

When life gives you lemons, make lemon spaghetti. It’s impossible to resist the charm of this creamy yet tart number. A combination of fragrant lemon juice and zest marries with heavy cream, butter and garlic for a light, bright and vibrant pasta dish that will bring the sunshine of the Sorrento right into your kitchen.

The Siren’s Enchantment

As legend has it, Gnocchi di Sorrentina ( or as I like to call it, The Siren’s Enchantment) was created when a sailor from Sorrento returning from the Americas was serenaded by the beautiful sounds of a siren. In a state of blind love he dreamed up a pasta sauce made up of juicy tomatoes,aromatic extra virgin olive oil, zesty garlic and herbaceous basil. Once simmering he added pillows of heaven (aka gnocchi) and a generous sprinkling of grated mozzarella cheese and Parmigiano-reggiano and baked it as an offering of his true love. Try making my homemade gnocchi for your valentine; find my recipe here.
@the_pastaqueen You have to wait till the END for The Siren’s Enchantment #gnocchi #12daysofchristmas ♬ original sound - The Pasta Queen

The Minty Mistress

Like any good lover, this dish has an element of surprise that sets it apart from any other creamy pasta. A dusting of nutmeg and a whisper of mint fresh from the garden adds a flavor that will keep you coming back for more.
@the_pastaqueen The Minty Mistress, the ultimate Mac & Cheese #pastapasta #pastarenaissance ♬ original sound - The Pasta Queen

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