Panic obtaining appears so March 2020 – a exclusive hi to any one coasting on their yr-old toilet roll hoard – and still things of it continue to appear to be in location. It was reported just lately that British supermarkets are functioning lower on lasagne components. Sainsbury’s is having difficulties to maintain the pasta sheets on its shelves. Mozzarella is increasingly tricky to locate. Demand for burrata has doubled year on calendar year. Desire for parmesan has tripled.

Whether or not this is the consequence of the pandemic, Brexit or a clandestine invasion by an army of shadowy Garfields, dread not. Here are some other pasta-based dishes to check out.

Lasagne casserole

This is considerably nicer than it sounds: in essence, it is a bolognese pasta bake that utilizes penne instead of lasagne sheets. Valerie’s Kitchen has a good recipe. The stop final result is not considerably like lasagne, but it is shut adequate if you are in a take care of.


A flavor of Greece … pastitsio. Photograph: Jman78/Getty Pictures/iStockphoto

The nuclear choice. While a lasagne casserole could possibly do the job if you have kids, it doesn’t have a lot wow variable. With that in intellect, let me immediate you to Yottam Ottolenghi’s pastitsio. It is a Greek macaroni pie, where by a beef ragù is sandwiched among meticulously assembled levels of macaroni and topped with a thick béchamel. If you are equipped to put together it with Ottolenghi’s absurd eye for element, it can be served in beautiful slices.

Pappardelle with wild boar ragù

Lello Favuzzi’s pappardelle with wild boar ragù
Deeply savoury … Lello Favuzzi’s pappardelle with wild boar ragù. Photograph: Ola O Smit/The Guardian. Meals styling: Samantha Dixon. Prop styling: Anna Wilkins

If you want a thing that delivers the savoury wallop of lasagne without all the presentational faff, I endorse Lello Favuzzi’s pappardelle with wild boar ragù. It is no less time-consuming than a lasagne – the ragù requires close to four hours of small simmering, once you have factored in the pink wine reduction – and it doesn’t consist of a béchamel component, but at the stop you will be rewarded with a evening meal you can positively sink into.

Macaroni and chickpeas in tomato sauce

Nigel Slater’s macaroni and chickpeas
Cheap and cheerful … Nigel Slater’s macaroni and chickpeas. Photograph: Jonathan Lovekin/The Observer

Correct: ample lasagne stand-ins. Nigel Slater has a great recipe for macaroni and chickpeas in tomato sauce that manages to be low-priced, tasty and filling. It doesn’t need a great deal clarification – make a tomato sauce, cook dinner some pasta, tip in some chickpeas – but any supper you can knock together with things you have in the cupboard is worthy of seeking.

Just one-pan pasta

This could possibly say extra about me than something else, but I have started consuming my meals straight out of the saucepan, possibly because I want to get to a position of great washing-up performance or mainly because I have entirely presented up on lifestyle. Anyway, Martha Stewart has a recipe for a single-pan pasta: you add tomatoes, onion, basil and garlic to the pan with your raw pasta and the full matters boils down into an satisfactory meal. Meal in 20 minutes – and barely nearly anything to clean up.

Pasta e fagioli

Felicity Cloake’s perfect pasta e fagioli
Typical cuisine … Felicity Cloake’s fantastic pasta e fagioli. Photograph: Dan Matthews/The Guardian. Food stuff styling: Liam Baker

If you believed that a single of these roundups would go with out the requisite mention of Felicity Cloake, then imagine once again. Her perfect pasta e fagioli recipe is superficially identical to Slater’s macaroni – pasta, tomato, legumes – but the approach is for a longer time and extra concerned. Additionally, it is thick with prosperous pancetta. As at any time, argue with Cloake’s judgment at your peril.

Tuna pasta

I have prevented the dreaded tuna pasta bake, because we are not all pupils and we can goal a very little larger than that. But Angela Hartnett’s astonishingly easy tuna pasta recipe – prepare dinner some pasta, chop some tomatoes, incorporate some basil and tuna – is a thing of attractiveness. This can be on your table in 50 % the time it would acquire you to get a pizza.

Cacio e pepe

Rachel Roddy’s cacio e pepe
Amazingly basic … Rachel Roddy’s cacio e pepe. Photograph: Rachel Roddy/The Guardian

Similarly easy and mouth watering is cacio e pepe, a a few-component dish that requires minutes to make, but often manages to come to feel like a handle. Rachel Roddy’s recipe is all but foolproof, featuring two methods for you to enjoy with: adding grated pecorino to the hot pasta, or dumping the pasta on the pecorino. I come across the former somewhat a lot more reliable.

Tartar steamed dumplings

A person of my favourite pasta dishes is Olia Hercules’s tartar steamed dumplings. Compared with the other recipes here, it requires you to make pasta. Nonetheless, it is a water dough, which is uncomplicated. The dumplings are filled with pork belly, steamed and served with melted butter. Phenomenal.

Chocolate pasta with caramel and pecans

Let’s conclude with pudding. Admittedly, chocolate pasta could be at any time more challenging to occur by than lasagne sheets, but the web is a large position and you are most likely a resourceful particular person. When you have observed it, try earning Nigella Lawson’s chocolate pasta with caramel and pecans. It is pasta in a nutty butterscotch sauce, served with double product. And to feel you would have most well-liked lasagne.