And just like that, it’s again the most beautiful time of the year! Christmas is just around the corner, and there’s that familiar rush to do last-minute preparations for festivities and gift shopping. While these tasks can be overwhelming, there’s an accompanying joy awaiting you and your loved ones once you get them done.
One thing every household takes seriously every holiday season is preparing their Noche Buena. While we’re used to stellar favorites like spaghetti, macaroni, and fruit salad, why not extend your recipe knowledge and whip up something new for the family? You might just discover a new favorite that will make your celebration special.
Pasta is a recurring ingredient in most celebrations. It’s versatile, and you can combine almost anything with it. To complete your Noche Buena menu, here are some next-level pasta recipes you can make using a quality pasta brand like El Real Pasta.
Here’s a double win for pizza and pasta lovers! This dish combines two beloved courses that kids, and even the picky eaters, won’t be able to resist. While it looks complex, this dish takes approximately 25-30 minutes to make. All you’ll need are El Real Elbow Macaroni, tomato sauce, quick-melting cheese, pepperoni, and ground beef. These are common ingredients for both pizza and pasta dishes. If you want to stretch the flavors, use dried oregano or basil for that extra kick. Season it as you like. Check the full recipe here .
We picture green, leafy veggies, tart fruits, and croutons when we think of salad. But not all salads have to be green. Some can be sweet, savory, and packed with protein, like the Grilled Chicken Salad. If you have some grilled chicken leftover from previous salusalos, this recipe is a great way to reuse and avoid unwanted food waste. Mix your leftover chicken with cooked El Real Elbow Macaroni, pineapple tidbits, raisins, hard-boiled eggs, and ham. You can zhuzh things up by customizing your own salad mix. Read the full recipe here .
Who says you can’t add sesame to spaghetti? This pasta dish made with El Real Spaghetti is a must-try if your family loves Asian fusion flavors. The distinct flavor of the sesame oil blends well with the savory flavors of the mushroom, chicharo, and bell peppers. Complete this pasta dish with seasoned chicken breast as your protein. Click here for the full recipe.
Here’s a no-fail recipe that your family will surely love: cheesy spaghetti. While it might not sound as unique as you think it is, you can make it your signature dish by using different ingredients. For instance, instead of using hotdogs, you can try to mix in diced Christmas ham to your dish for a different flavor experience. Make it more special by using El Real Sarap Bundle Pack (El Real 900g Spaghetti + 800g Sweet Style Spaghetti Sauce). This is a great addition to your Noche Buena feast and, not to mention, a great way to use up leftovers. Click here for the full recipe.
Sulit and special
Making new and unique pasta dishes this Christmas is easier when you have great pasta to help you complete your recipes. Plus, Noche Buena feels extra sulit and special when you cook with El Real Pasta. Your unique salusalo need not exceed the budget because El Real makes quality, affordable pasta that is rich in iron.
So moms, don’t forget to try unique and tasty pasta recipes with El Real Pasta this Christmas! For more delicious holiday recipes, go to Real Pastabilities website, and visit El Real’s official Facebook page for more cooking tips. Got unique recipes in mind? Share them on Facebook and tag El Real.
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