Sweet Pasta for Dinner or Dessert

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Recipe Reader

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.

Top Review by Julie Bs Hive

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.

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.

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