As summer comes to its inevitable close, our tastebuds start to change with the seasons. Fall is almost here, and with it comes the promise of pumpkin-flavored lattes and crisp apple pie. The fall season is also an excellent time for Italian cuisine! Discover five delicious Italian recipes!
Pumpkin risotto is the perfect fall dish! The three main ingredients are pumpkin, Carnaroli rice, and unsalted butter. The creamy pumpkin lends a rich flavor to the risotto, while extras like goat cheese and dried cranberries add an element of surprise! Enjoy a bowl of pumpkin risotto with a chilled glass of Chardonnay.
Pasta with Mushroom Ragu
It’s no surprise that Italian cuisine often involves mushrooms! The Italians love to go mushroom hunting, and they’ve come up with plenty of unique ways to enjoy this mighty fungus. This pasta with mushroom ragu is best-enjoyed al fresco when the temperature begins to drop. Pair this dish with a medium-bodied red wine like Cabernet Franc.
Fennel is a fantastic option from fall to spring, and there are so many ways to enjoy this Mediterranean plant. Fennel gratin is cheesy and delicious, and you will go back for seconds! Try preparing this dish at home, and pair it with crisp, white wine like Sauvignon Blanc.
Gnocchi with Squash and Kale
Nothing says autumn more than squash! Add squash and kale to this gnocchi dish for a surprisingly complex flavor. Pair this dish with a sparkling glass of chilled Prosecco. Have you tried Basta Pasta’s marinara or bolognese gnocchi? If not, what are you waiting for?
Fall Cheesy Pasta Bake
This cheesy pasta bake is like no other! It combines thick pasta, cheese sauce, sweet potato chunks, pecans, and radicchio slices! Pair this dish with a glass of Sangiovese, a classic Italian red wine. This is a dish best served with friends or family!
This Season, Sample Basta Pasta’s Menu!
The fall season is the perfect opportunity to go out and try something new! Visit your local Basta Pasta and sample their delicious menu, from the Ricotta Ravioli to the Salmon Florentine! There is always something new and exciting to try at Basta Pasta!
For more than 12 years, Basta Pasta has given Maryland diners delicious Italian food made from local and fresh ingredients. Enjoy delicious pasta dishes, unlimited salad and breadsticks, and fine wine at one of our locations in Timonium, Fallston, or Eldersburg. Contact us online or give us a call at the location-specific phone number listed here. Read our menu and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter! You can also order our signature crab cakes online and enjoy delicious Basta Pasta from home!