It is Presto Pasta Nights Round up time!  Unfortunately I wasn’t able to participate this week, I had other things going on that didn’t give me the time (or the people) to make much of a real meal for the week.  However, I can feast my eyes on the delicious pasta submissions that were sent to me! To view the recipe for each photo, click on the caption below each one.

Lets start with this yummy Cherry Tomato and Aubergine Pasta submitted by Vered of Eat Now, Talk Later.  Vered is a big fan of Aubergine & Tomatoes and came up with this pasta sauce that cooks up in about the same time it takes to boil your pasta.  I’m all for quick and easy and when it packs a punch of flavor its a definite winner!

Cherry Tomato and Auberjgine Pasta

Next we have Tortiglioni Alla Norcina or Pasta with Sausages and Cream from Tandy at Lavender and Lime.  She recreated a pasta dish similar to one she had on vacation that looks like a big bowl of comfort in cream 🙂
Pasta with Sausages and Cream
Johanna of Green Gourmet Giraffe sent in a submission with a recipe from one of my very favorite cookbooks, Vegan Yum Yum.  She made the Hurry up Alfredo with a pumpkin twist!  When the recipe didn’t turn out as creamy as she hoped, she added some pumpkin to the mixture and came up with this yummy looking alfredo with a pretty color!
Pumpkin Alfredo

Alisha of Cook. Craft. Enjoy. submitted Spaghetti Something, a recipe that she came up with out of necessity to improvise when she realized she couldn’t find the recipe she had intended to make.  Been there, done that!  Sounds like she came up with a delicious creation without the recipe!

Spaghetti Something
This week is Helen of Fuss Free Flavors third week in a row submitting to PPN!  She made Mustardy Sausage & Sticky Sausage Pasta, a recipe she created to enter into a competition using French’s mustard.  I don’t know about you but the title intrigues me enough to want to try it as I love onions, sausage, and mustard – as many people do who eat them on a roll!  I think it was a genius creation and I definitely want to try it out.
Mustardy Sausage & Sticky Onion Pasta
Kirsten of  From Kirsten’s Kitchen to Yours submitted another flavor packed pasta dish for us this week.  She submitted Manchego and Sorrel Mac and Cheese.  I have yet to make anything with Manchego cheese because I haven’t been able to find it, but when I do, I intend to buy it right up!  I hear from many people over the food blogsphere how great it is.
Manchego and Sorrel Mac and Cheese
Last, but not least, we have Chorizo, Pepper, and Mozzarella Pasta Bake from Claire of Purely Food.  Claire did what I so often do on a weeknight.  She went to her fridge to find it empty.  I hate when that happens because that means I have to think.  ;o)  Grumpy hates it too because then he never knows what I will come up with!  Ha!  However, it sounds to me like Claire did a pretty darn good job of creating a yummy pasta meal.  I had never used chorizo until a few months ago when I made the stuffed jalapeno’s and wow, is that stuff delicious and flavorful!  This is something that I think Grumpy probably wouldn’t complain about if I had come up with it in my kitchen.
Chorizo, Pepper, and Mozzarella Pasta Bake
Next week Presto Pasta Nights will be hosted by Simona of Briciole will be hosting the PPN round-up.  To participate, have your submissions to her by next Thursday, November 24th.  You can view the guidelines for submission on the Presto Pasta Nights website.
Thank you to all those who shared their creations with us this week.  I hope you will join in next week and share some more!