We’re crazy for pasta, and our local twists on the iconic Italian staple gives a new perspective on every meal. Try these seven pasta-inspired local dishes that the family will never forget, from cheesy dishes to fruity sides.
1. Pork and Skillet
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This list wouldn’t be possible without including our favorite pork meat. This simple dish brings the best of the Philippines and Italy together to make a delicious yet simple serving. Don’t forget to garnish with parsley, basil or coriander to give it that extra boost! Get the recipe here.
2. Filipino Macaroni
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Take this cheesy classic and make it Filipino style! Not only can this dish feed large groups in one go, but this recipe has a bake and no-bake option to suit your style. Give this dish the Filipino edge by including red hotdogs in the sauce which will add a smoky flavor. Get the recipe here.
3. Baby spinach and pork soup with penne
Moving away from the loaded cheese dish, if you are looking for more of a health kick, try this pork soup with penne that includes nutrient-rich spinach. It still includes pork, making it typically Filipino, but the inclusion of spinach makes it guilt-free! Make this meal with ease using the Thermos® Shuttle Chef®. Get the recipe here.
4. Cheesy Noodles
Sky’s the limit with this dish! All you need is the ingredients and the Thermos® Food Jar to create this simple meal. And if you want to add your own signature on top of this tasty base, then go for it with all the veggies and meats you wish to add! Get the recipe here.
5. Adobo Penne
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Do you have some random leftover ingredients, and you don’t know what to do with them? Then this Adobo Penne is your answer! This recipe takes the classic penne pasta, and mixes it with the iconic Filipino dish, Adobo, to make a delicious meal that uses up all the half-used sauces, creams, meats and more in your fridge. Get the recipe here.
6. Fruity Pasta
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Refreshing and light, this Fruity Pasta recipe is perfect as a side dish to your main meal, or even as a small dish between meals. There’s no need to hunt around for every fruit and spend time chopping them up, opt for canned fruit instead. Save this recipe for hot days and it will work to cool you down while also filling you up! Get the recipe here.
7. Tuna Pasta Alfredo
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Quick, easy to cook and the ingredients are readily available because of their popularity all over the country. And did we mention, delicious? Prepare this meal in less than 30 minutes, so the hungriest members of your family aren’t kept waiting! Get the recipe here.