3 Extra-Special Pasta Recipes the Whole Family Will Love this Christmas

3 festive holiday pastas everyone really  wants for christmas...

Baby, it's COLD outside!  With sub-zero temps and Christmas houseguests arriving on doorsteps across America today, it can only mean one thing: You'll be needing plenty of cozy, crowd-pleasing meals up your *fairisle sweater* sleeve...

Whether you're hosting one big Christmas feast on Sunday - or need to feed the crowd calling your place "Holiday HQ"  for a longer visit; These extra-special pasta suppers are what EVERYONE really wants for Christmas this year!

From a big batch of sumptuous sauce your guests will be spooning onto everything, to exciting pasta mains even Santa's littlest helpers will love: Meet the festive pasta dishes about to become your new family favorites, and most-requested meals for many Christmases to come!

Check out our top 3 winter-warmer recipes for special occasions below, so you can dish up the jolliest holiday feast this Christmas break...

But before we get into the festive feast, we'd like to thank you for taking a seat at our table, and being such a special part of our growing Three Farm Daughters family this year - We couldn’t do any of this without you! Happy Holidays from all of us here at the farm.

We hope your family will love these recipes as much as ours do. xoxo, 

deck the halls with delicious pasta dinners!

Try these 3 extra-special pasta dinners your whole family will love this Christmas... 

3. Grilled eggplant parm pasta bake

Love Eggplant Parmesan, but not all the hard work that's required breading, frying and layering it all? This luxurious, layered vegetarian casserole is a complete meal in one dish, making easy work of this Italian classic for your Christmas feast - with a twist!

Elegant eggplant slices take on a smoky, delicious flavor with a quick flash in a griddle pan, imparting attractive chargrill marks and ditching any heaviness you might expect from your favorite restaurant's fried parm dinner. Next, it's layered into a cozy casserole with zesty marinara sauce over a deliciously chewy pasta base, making for one oozy, cheesy, easy-serve dish for a crowd - No fussy pasta sides required!

Make this holiday weekend a real treat with this simple, lightened-up version of
parmigiana melanzane... We bet you'll never make it any other way again!

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Holding its ground with the heaviest of sauces and toppings, our Cavatappi quickly rises to the top of your must-have list!

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2. Copycat bistro shrimp pasta with lemon-basil cream sauce

Need an extra-special Christmas recipe that’s guaranteed to have everyone around the table licking their plates? If you’ve ever frequented that famous all-American restaurant known for its massive menu and heaving array of decadent cheesecakes, you’ve likely heard of this classic dish that’s been a fan favorite there for years... And for good reason!

In this copycat make-at-home version, juicy buttermilk-marinated shrimp get a crispy panko coating that cooks right in the oven, before crowning a flavor-packed dish of tender pasta and veggies, all dressed up in a creamy lemony-basil sauce. 

If you’ve been searching for a new family-favorite dish that’s sure to impress on special occasions, look no further than this hearty and indulgent pasta dinner everyone will love!


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Our Three Farm Daughters’ Penne is crafted to have the perfect sized opening to trap sauce on the inside and the perfect length with bold ridges on the outside to.. you guessed it, HOLD MORE SAUCE!

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There's nothing basic about this classic, traditional bolognese sauce... In fact, this rapid-fire rendition is so rich, delicious and umami-packed you'll want to dollop it on everything! Better yet, it comes together in short order but tastes like time-honored tradition, making it the perfect star of the show at Christmas time when you need impressive restaurant-quality flavor that's big, bold, and robust. 

Endlessly versatile, this sumptuous sauce is an extra-special addition to Christmas weekend feasts, weeknight meals or elaborate baked dishes. Layer it in oozy, cheesy pasta casseroles and lasagnas, spoon it over toasted sourdough slices or scrambled eggs for Boxing Day brunch, or mix it through your favorite alfredo recipe for a surprisingly savory pink sauce. Even piled high on a bed of simple al dente  Rotini and scattered with parmesan, it's a savory taste sensation you'll be dreaming about long after dinner's done.

While it's a meaty, unctuous mouthful, this sauce is also completely vegan-adaptable! For a convincing vegetarian or vegan version, simply switch out the ground beef, butter and parmesan cheese for plant-based alternatives.


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We created our Rotini to have tall enough sides in the “swirl” to hold whatever topping you put on it, making it the ultimate all-round versatile pasta shape for any recipe your heart desires!

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happy holidays from all of us here at the farm!

From the Three Farm Daughters family to yours, we wish you the very best in health, happiness and abundance for 2023!

We'd love to see how you celebrate the holidays at your place, so don't forget to tag us on Instagram

hungry for more?

Check out our planning guides below for pro tips on hosting special occasion meals without a hitch, plus some more delicious recipes your family will adore...

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Try all 4 of our Signature Pasta shapes!
Each sampler pack comes with 1 box each of Penne, Cavatappi, Rotini & Elbows

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