Valentine’s Day makes me think of love! And so does pasta. This time of year, I like to picture Lady and the Tramp sharing a big bowl of spaghetti in the moonlight. Spaghetti is love. Get twirling!

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Straw & Hay Pasta with Spinach Sauce & Pine Nuts

straw and hay with spinach sauce and pine nuts
Credit: Photography by Armando Rafael

Carbonara with Saffron & Shrimp

carbonara with saffron and shrimp
Credit: Photography by Armando Rafael

"My Valentine John's favorite pasta is carbonara, so I know which of these recipes I'm making for him!" —Rach

Pappardelle with Brown Butter Meat Sauce & Crispy Sage

pappardelle with brown butter meat sauce and crispy sage
Credit: Photography by Armando Rafael

Pasta with Greens, Eggs & Ham

pasta with green eggs and ham
Credit: Photography by Armando Rafael

"This pasta with green eggs and ham is a legit way to eat pasta for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Enough said!"—Rach

Ziti & Sweet-but-Hot Sauce with Sausage & Eggplant

ziti and sweet-but-hot sauce with sausage and eggplant
Credit: Photography by Armando Rafael

Meat Lovers’ Sauce with Paccheri or Rigatoni

meat lovers sauce with paccheri or rigatoni
Credit: Photography by Armando Rafael

Aglio e Olio with Lemon & Pecorino Breadcrumbs

aglio e olio with lemon and pecorino breadcrumbs
Credit: Photography by Armando Rafael

"If there's a heaven, my first meal will be a bowl of Aglio e Olio with extra anchovies shared with my Grandpa Emmanuel." –Rach

Farro Pasta with Mushroom Ragu & Walnuts

farro pasta with  mushroom ragu and walnuts
Credit: Photography by Armando Rafael

Rigatoni with Bacon, Onion & Balsamic Vinegar

(Mezze Rigatoni all’Amatriciana a Modena)

rigatoni with bacon, onion, and balsamic vinegar
Credit: Photography by Armando Rafael

"Pasta Amatriciana is basically spaghetti with onions and bacon. We kids had a hard time pronouncing it so my mom just called it Pasta America, because what American doesn't like bacon?" —Rach

Buttermilk Bucatini with Turkey Ragu & Herb Breadcrumbs

buttermilk bucatini with turkey ragu and herb breadcrumbs
Credit: Photography by Armando Rafael