Take Your Holiday Party to the Next Level With This Elevated (But Easy) Pasta Recipe

Create a holiday moment that's magical...and memorable. 

Gathering around the table for delicious homemade food is naturally one of the best parts of the holiday season. But how to deliver a dish to your party guests that’s easy enough to make… and still feels totally elevated? High-quality, wholesome, and supremely flavorful ingredients transform this traditional pasta recipe and give it a major wow factor. So it's just right to please your whole crowd during the festive holiday season, and also makes the perfect add to your go-to big-batch recipes for any time of year. Get the full recipe below and get to finalizing your holiday menu, courtesy of S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water.

Pasta With Fresh Herbs
Recipe & Image: Not Without Salt
Prep Time 20 mins
8 ounces spaghetti
2 cups assorted fresh herbs (chives, mint, dill, thyme, parsley and basil)
1 small garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon lemon zest
¼–½ teaspoon chili flakes
Extra-virgin olive oil
Chèvre (or really any cheese you’d like)


First you’ll set a pot of water to boil with enough salt in it that one taste conjures up images of those horrid accidental times of ingesting a bit of sea water. If you didn’t grow up around the ocean… the water should taste salty. Once boiling, add spaghett

While the spaghetti boils, mince the fresh herbs and place in a small bowl. Add the minced garlic nd the lemon zest; stir to combine.

Toss the herb mixture with the drained, hot pasta. Dot the pasta with chèvre or feta, or top with grated pecorino or parmesan. Or just leave it as is. Finish with good-quality extra-virgin olive oil and chili flakes. You can serve this simple pasta hot or cold.

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