Sweet Pasta for Dinner or Dessert

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is from Giada De Laurentis - slightly modified. It is really tasty. If you like the flavors of chocolate and orange - this is for you! I know - it's pasta and seems strange, but really - just try it! You can use less chocolate for a garnish or the full amount for a fuller chocolate flavor. I added the full amount (actually used mini semi-sweet morsels) and served the pasta as a dessert course. I also used a very large orange and added a bit more honey during the heating process.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat.
  2. In a large, heavy skillet heat the cream, zests, honey, and salt over medium heat, being careful not to boil the cream. Stir occasionally for about 4 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, add the pasta to the pot of boiling water and cook until tender, stirring occasionally for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Drain the pasta and it to the skillet with the cream sauce.
  5. Add the lemon juice and stir to combine.
  6. Place the pasta in serving dishes. Shave chocolate directly on top pasta (use a vegetable peeler) and sprinkle with hazelnuts, if desired.
Most Helpful

Can't go wrong with Giada's good Italian eats. Made into a dessert I went the extra mile and served in (store-bought) chocolate cups. When the warm pasta hit that cup and began to melt it, it was, as you say, like biting into a chocolate orange, one of my favortite treats. Made for one of my adoptees, Spring PAC 09.

Julie B's Hive March 27, 2009

Well, I have to say, this was one of the most unique dinners we have had for a while, but it was very VERY GOOD. I didn't know what to expect at first, but when it was quiet in our eating room, and I still was preparing my plate, and they were screaming dont have the rest, save some more for us, thaT WOULD CONSTITUTE FOR 5 STARS, NO QUESTIONS ASKED. Did not have the hazelnuts on hand , but the lemon, and orange flavors on this was REALLY tasty, and flavorful. So easy to make, and the results, are amazing, and delicious. Made for PRMR TAG.

weekend cooker March 08, 2009