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Pasta lovers unite! Today, we’re talking about one of the most popular pasta shapes out there: linguine. It’s a well-known Italian dish that can be customised in so many different ways, and it works as a great replacement for other types of pasta, too – such as spaghetti and tagliatelle. I went on a deep dive into the world of this pasta type, sometimes referred to as noodles, and here are 240 linguine dinner ideas for you to try.
240 Linguine Dinner Ideas
So, what exactly is linguine? It’s a type of long, thin pasta that’s similar to spaghetti, but flattened slightly. Linguine originated in the Campania region of Italy, and like many Italian foods, it has a fascinating history. Legend has it that linguine was created to represent the strips of paper used by 17th-century officials. But why is it called linguine? The answer is simple: linguine means “little tongues” in Italian.
Little lesson aside, let’s jump into the linguine dinner ideas, shall we?
Chicken with Linguine Dinner Ideas
The world of linguine is full of fascinating facts and trivia that you may not know about. Linguine has made its way into pop culture in various ways. Movies like “The Godfather” and “Lady and the Tramp” have immortalized this pasta in cinematic history. Who can forget the iconic scene in “The Godfather” where Clemenza teaches Michael how to make a proper tomato sauce for his linguine? That iconic food scene has inspired many people to recreate it.
And just in case we didn’t love this type of pasta enough, Americans celebrate National Linguine Day on September 15th every year. I’m going to start a petition to get the national day enforced here in the UK, too. (I’m kidding, but I do love pasta.)
- Sicilian Chicken and Pepper Linguine by Gousto
- Chicken, Lemon, and Ricotta Meatballs with Linguine by BBC Good Food
- Roasted Pepper, Chicken Breast, Mushroom, and Chorizo Linguine by Hello Fresh
- Linguine with Chicken Ragu by Food Network UK
- Ultimate Chicken and Bacon Linguine Alfredo by Hello Fresh
- Smoky Chicken and Mushroom Linguine by Gousto
- Crispy Chicken Fajita Linguine by Mob
- Chicken Breast and Bacon Linguine Amatriciana by Hello Fresh
- Creamy Chicken Linguine with Tomatoes and Chilli by Gousto
- Lemon Chicken Alfredo Linguine by Tastemade
Pork Linguine Recipes
Some people know this type of pasta as linguini rather than linguine, but I much prefer the original (linguine) spelling. What are your thoughts? This type of pasta is similar to the likes of trenette and fettucine, but rather than being flat like those, linguine is more oval in shape.
Linguine can go with a variety of foods, much in the same way that other shapes of pasta can. This includes alfredo, carbonara, and spaghetti bolognese… but I guess we’d call it linguine bolognese instead.
- Minced Pork and Spinach Linguine by Waitrose
- Herby Pork Linguine with Spinach and Cheese by Hello Fresh
- Quick Creamy Linguine with Prosciutto by Kitchen Mason
- Parma Ham, Chilli, Lemon, and Rocker Linguine by Delicious Magazine
- Creamy Linguine with Ham, Lemon, and Basil by BBC Good Food
- Chorizo Linguine in Creamy Sauce by Hello Fresh
- Chorizo, Iberico Ham, and Tarragon Linguine by Dominic Chapman / GBC
- Chorizo and Fresh Tomato Salsa Linguine by Olive Magazine
- Roasted Pepper, Chorizo, and Mushroom Linguine by Hello Fresh
- Linguine with Ham Hock, Dill, and Fresh Peas by Waitrose
Pancetta and Linguine Recipes
For a comforting and creamy pasta, Linguine Carbonara is the best choice. Cooked Linguine is tossed with a rich sauce made from eggs, parmesan cheese, pancetta, black pepper, and often double (heavy) cream. This simple yet satisfying dish can give anyone the comfort they crave.
If you don’t have pancetta, or you’d just prefer an alternative, you could also consider replacing it with prosciutto, bacon, salami, turkey, sausage, and even vegan or vegetarian substitutes. If you’re in the market for a meatless option, I can personally recommend mushrooms, tofu, and even cheese.
- One-Pan Pancetta and Chilli Linguine by Sainsbury’s Magazine
- Linguine with Garlic Oil and Pancetta by Nigella Lawson
- One-Pan Pancetta and Kale Linguine by The Brooklyn Cook / Yummly
- Linguine with Gorgonzola, Pancetta, and Wilted Rocket by Delia Smith
- Creamy Pancetta Linguine with Chives by Gousto
Bacon and Linguine Ideas for Dinner
Bacon and pasta make for a great combination, and there’s plenty of other ways to spice it up. Throw in some mushrooms, add some prawns, or incorporate cheese, garlic, and other delicious flavours, and you’ve got yourself a quick and easy dinner dish that will feed one, two, or several people.
One of the best things about linguine is its shape, which is designed to hold on to sauce for as long as possible. Because of this, it’s best served up with some sort of sauce, whether it’s creamy, white, or red/tomato based.
- Presto Bacon and Mushroom Linguine by Hello Fresh
- Asparagus and Bacon Linguine by Riverford Organic Famers
- Sage, Bacon, and Parsnip Linguine by BBC Good Food
- Chilli and Garlic Prawn Linguine with Bacon, Zucchini, and Lemon by Drizzle and Drip
- Bacon Linguine Amatriciana by Hello Fresh
- Quick Linguine Carbonara with Courgette and Bacon by Delicious Magazine
- Easy Garlic Bacon Linguine by Sprinkles and Sprouts
- Brie Linguine with Bacon, Sun Dried Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts by Jam and Clotted Cream
- Double Bacon Linguine by Hello Fresh
- Bacon, Mushroom, and Pea Linguine by Fab Food 4 All
Sausage Linguine Dinners
If you’ve got sausages or hot dog in your kitchen somewhere, you have most of what it takes to create these delicious sausage linguine dinners. You can add other meats, too – such as bacon, and it works with ragu-type sauces as well as other varieties.
There are so many different types and flavours of sausages these days, so you can customise this easy dinner dish in a thousand different ways. It’s also a great idea for vegans and vegetarians, replacing meaty sausages with meat-free, plant-based ones. Everyone’s a winner!
- Herby Sausage and Bacon Ragu with Cheese and Linguine by Hello Fresh
- Sausage Linguine by Jamie Oliver
- Fennel and Sausage Linguine alla Carbonara by Tastemade
- 15-Min Speedy Sausage Linguine by Hello Fresh
- Sausage Linguine with Courgette and Garlic by Delicious Magazine
Meaty Linguine Ideas
Now, when it comes to linguine vs spaghetti, there are a few differences. While both are long and thin, spaghetti is round, while linguine is slightly flattened. Additionally, linguine has a more delicate texture that pairs well with lighter sauces. But don’t worry, we’re not here to start a pasta war. After all, who can resist a hearty plate of spaghetti and meatballs?
Speaking of meatballs, all of these linguine recipes are meaty in some way, shape, or form. Beef, turkey, lamb, bacon, and more. There’s a little something to suit everyone! My personal favourite is number 5, but how about you?
- Speedy Linguine Bolognese by Gousto
- Linguine with Turkey Meatballs and Roasted Peppers by Sainsbury’s Magazine
- Beef and Lentil Linguine Bolognese by Hello Fresh
- Linguine with Asparagus, Bacon, and Arugula by All Recipes
- Creamy Lamb Linguine with Mint Pesto by Women’s Weekly Food AU
- Lamb Ragu with Linguine by Food Network UK
- Herby Beef Linguine by Hello Fresh
- Linguine with Spinach, Bacon, Garlic, and Stracciatella by Drizzle and Drip
- Slow-Cooker Chicken with Rosemary and Mushrooms over Linguine by Eating Well
- Creamy Beef Stroganoff with Linguine by Jam and Clotted Cream
Prawn Linguine Recipes
Seafood goes with linguine like spaghetti goes with meatballs, and that’s definitely the case for prawns and shrimps. (No, they are not the same thing.) Although similar to spaghetti, linguine is slightly wider, but not quite as wide as fettuccine pasta. There is actually another version of linguine that’s slightly thinner, known as linguettine… as if the pasta world wasn’t complicated enough, right?
Traditionally, linguine pasta (or noodles) was made with durum wheat semolina. These days, though, you can find virtually any kind, with wholewheat and white flour being the two most popular.
- Prawn and Fennel Linguine by Waitrose
- Linguine with Roasted Tomatoes, Prawns, Garlic, and Basil by Delicious Magazine
- Linguine with Prawns and Chilli and Lemon Dressing by Ocado
- Linguine with Prawns, Spring Greens, and Chilli by Olive Magazine
- Simple King Prawn, Garlic, and Chilli Linguine by Gousto
- Lobster Linguine with Prawns by Rosanna McPhee / GBC
- Chilli and Fennel Prawn Linguine by Waitrose
- Creamy Linguine with Prawns by BBC Good Food
- Smoked Harissa and Prawn Linguine by Waitrose
- Linguine with Broccoli Rabe and Sicilian Red Prawns by Ilario Vinciguerra / GBC
- Prawn, Chilli, Vodka, and Rocket Linguine by Love in the Kitchen
- Pea, Prawn, and Lemon Linguine by BBC Good Food
- Tomato, Chilli, Mint, and Prawn Linguine by Waitrose
- Smoky Paprika Prawns Linguine by Olive Magazine
- Linguine Marinara with Prawns by Waitrose
Linguine with Crab Dinner Ideas
Just like shrimp, prawns, clams, and other types of seafood, crab is a great accompaniment for linguine pasta. Even Nigella Lawson thinks so! The pasta type is believed to come from Genoa, in the Liguria region of Italy, and was based on other types of older pasta. Back in those days, linguine was served up in a pesto-based sauce, or sauce made with tomatoes and/or fish and seafood.
We have many more ideas, ingredients, and tools in this modern age, which means that we also have many more recipes. Here are ten of the best I found, all UK-based (with UK ingredients and amounts) …
- Linguine with Crab, Chilli, and Watercress by Nigella Lawson
- Crab, Caramelised Fennel, and Red Chilli Linguine by Waitrose
- Crab Linguine with Chilli and Parsley by BBC Good Food
- Linguine al Granchio (Crab Linguine) by Paul Ainsworth / GBC
- Crab Linguine with Chilli and Coriander by Delicious Magazine
- Linguine with Fresh Crab and Chilli Pesto by Ocado
- Crab Linguine with Cucumber by Lindsey Bareham
- Creamy Crab Linguine Alfredo by Delish
- Chilli Crab and Cherry Tomato Linguine by BBC Good Food
- Crab and Asparagus Linguine by Jamie Oliver
- Sweet Crabmeat, Peppery Rocket, and Lemon and Garlic Linguine by BBC Good Food
- Linguine with Crab, Chilli, and Garlic by Waitrose
- Crab, Chilli, and Leek Linguine by Tesco Real Food
- Creamy Crab Linguine with Lemon by Gousto
- Chilli, Crab, and White Wine Linguine by Ocado
Tuna Linguine Ideas for Dinner
According to La Cucina Italiana, linguine is around 3 millimetres wide and 10 inches long, and belongs to the same family of pasta as both trenette and bavette, all of which originate in Genoa. Ideal for non-meat sauces, tuna is another fish or seafood ingredient that works so brilliantly with this type of pasta.
Almost everyone has a can of tuna in the back of the cupboard somewhere, and if you fancy being ‘posh’ over dinner, you could always sear, grill, or steam fresh tuna steaks. As a new-ish vegetarian, tuna is one of the things I miss the most. I didn’t realise how much I relied on tuna pasta (and tuna pasta salad)!
- Courgette and Tuna Linguine by Waitrose
- Linguine with Tuna Sauce by BBC Good Food
- Tuna and Fresh Tomato Linguine by Sainsbury’s Magazine
- Linguine with Tuna, Lemon, and Rocket by Women’s Weekly Food AU
- Tuna Linguine with Tomatoes, Olives, and Capers by Tasty
- Linguine with Tuna, Lemon, and Dill by Olive Magazine
- Linguine with Tuna, Leeks, and Capers by Food Network UK
- Tuna and Fresh Tomato Linguine with Lemon and Thyme by Waitrose
- Prawn and Tuna Linguine by Jamie Oliver / THF
- Tuna Chilli Linguine by Delicious Magazine
Salmon and Linguine Ideas
If you’re in need of a nutritious and filling dinner, these salmon and linguine ideas might tick all the right boxes for you. As well as bring super rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, the oily fish also helps with brain function, heart health, and muscle growth and repair. It’s a great source of protein and antioxidant, which means it could also help with eye health and some age-related disorders.
Experts suggest eating at least two portions of seafood, such as salmon, per week – and these ten linguine dinner ideas will definitely give you a hand in the inspiration department. Smoked, roasted, lemony, spicy, and even a little boozy… there’s something for everyone.
- Simple Smoked Salmon Linguine by Delicious Magazine
- Linguine with Roasted Salmon and Lemon by Food Network UK
- Smoked Salmon and Prawn Linguine by Tesco Real Food
- Salmon and Watercress Linguine by Delicious Magazine
- Salmon and Veggie Linguine by Food Network UK
- 5-Ingredient Salmon and Caper Linguine by Delicious Magazine
- Samphire and Lemony Salmon Linguine by BBC Good Food
- Creamy Smoked Salmon Linguine by Jam and Clotted Cream
- Salmon Linguine in Prosecco Sauce by Tesco Real Food
- Smoked Salmon and Watercress Linguine with Chilli Crumbs by Delicious Magazine
Fish Linguine Dinner Ideas
Salmon isn’t the only fish you can eat for added health benefits, with linguine. Sardines, mackerel, anchovies, sea bass, and plenty of others work well, especially with the right kind of sauce. I’ve gone looking for the perfect combinations, so you don’t have to! (Aren’t I nice?)
Mackerel is actually considered to be one of the most nutritious fish in this list, with lots of protein plus good amounts of iodine, selenium, and copper, which are all necessary for health bodies. That’s not all, either; vitamin B1, iron, vitamin D, and at least four B-vitamins (B2, B3, B6, B12).
- Caramelised Fennel, Sardine, and Chilli Linguine by Waitrose
- Charred Mackerel Linguine with Rocket and Almond, Aged Parmesan, and Amalfi Lemon by Robert Thompson / GBC
- Mackerel, Cherry Tomato, and Olive Linguine by Sainsbury’s Magazine
- Garlicky Linguine with Cabbage and Anchovy by BBC Good Food
- Smoked Mackerel Linguine with Zingy Salad by Gousto
- Sardines with Crunchy Crumbs, Olives, and Linguine by Waitrose
- Linguine with Cod and Amatriciana Sauce by Cerea Brothers / GBC
- Mediterranean-Style Herring Linguine by Jamie Oliver
- Spicy Fennel Linguine with Sardines and Capers by BBC Good Food
- Pan-Fried Sea Bass with Pesto Linguine by Sainsbury’s Magazine
Linguine and Clams for Dinner
Linguine, being a versatile pasta, can be paired with different sauces and ingredients to create unique dishes that can satisfy one’s cravings. One of the most popular combinations is Linguine with clams, also known as Linguine alle vongole.
This classic Italian dish is simple yet flavorful, with a white wine and garlic sauce mixed with sautéed clams and Linguine noodles. The dish is often garnished with parsley and chili flakes for added spice. It’s definitely not the only way you can cook linguine and clams for dinner, though. Just take a peek at a few of these.
- Linguine with Clams, Sherry, and Pickled Peppers by Delicious Magazine
- Spicy Clam and Kale Linguine by BBC Good Food
- Quick Clam, Broccoli, and Chilli Linguine by Waitrose
- Linguine alla Vongole (Clams, Tiger Prawns) by Love in the Kitchen
- Clam Linguine with Turmeric and Coriander by Olive Magazine
Mussels and Linguine Ideas
Mussels are a great source of countless minerals and vitamins, which makes them a great ingredient to incorporate into your next linguine dish. They are a great source of essential nutrients, including protein, vitamins (such as B12, B6, and folate), minerals (such as iron, zinc, and selenium), and omega-3 fatty acids. But that’s not all.
Mussels are a high-quality source of protein, which is important for muscle building, tissue repair, and overall body function. They’re relatively low in calories and fat, making them a good choice for those looking to maintain a healthy weight; and they’re a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, particularly eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are beneficial for heart health, brain function, and reducing inflammation.
- Linguine with Mussels by Nigella Lawson
- Linguine with Mussels and Chickpeas by Sainsbury’s Magazine
- Grandad’s Mussel Linguine (Linguine con cozze di Nonno) by Jamie Oliver / Yummly
- Linguine with Mussels, Beurre Blanc, and Parsley by Delicious Magazine
- Linguine with Mussels by Shaun Rankin / GBC
Seafood Linguine Pasta Ideas
For seafood lovers, shrimp linguine is a must-try. This dish features succulent shrimp sautéed with garlic, onion, and tomatoes; mixed with cooked Linguine; and finished with a sprinkle of parsley and lemon juice.
Linguine, being a mild and slightly chewy pasta, provides a neutral base that allows the flavours of the seafood to shine. Seafood, with its natural umami and delicate taste, pairs well with the pasta without overpowering it. They’re also a great match in terms of texture, the way the pasta type holds on to sauce, and balanced nutrition.
- Lobster Linguine with Genovese Basil by Matt Beardmore / GBC
- Creamy Tuscan Shrimp Linguine by Super Golden Bakes
- Cajun Seafood Linguine by Tasty
- Fennel and Seafood Linguine by BBC Good Food
- Linguine with Prawns and Mussels by SBS / Yummly
- Crayfish and Wild Mushroom Linguine by Tesco Real Food
- Cajun Shrimp Linguine Pasta by Sainsbury’s Magazine
- Spicy Squid and Tomato Linguine by Women’s Weekly Food AU
- Paprika Shrimp Linguine by Tasty
- Linguine with Squid Ink Sauce and Lemon by Valeria Necchio / GBC
Linguine with Lemon Dinner Recipes
Linguine has managed to achieve another noteworthy feat, and this time it’s not about its taste (Unlike Linguine alle vongole). Have you ever wondered about the longest pasta ever made? Well, the answer is Linguine. In 2019, the Italian food company, De Cecco, set a Guinness World Record for creating the longest linguine ever made.
It took around 100 workers to make a whopping 1,000 meters (3,281 ft) long linguine. They used durum wheat semolina, which is commonly used to make pasta in Italy. The workers rolled the pasta on a massive table and then aged it for around 12 hours to achieve the perfect texture.
The final product was a stunning piece of art, measuring an astounding 1,009.05 meters (3,310 ft 11 in) in length. That’s around three times the height of the Eiffel Tower in Paris! Though this creation cannot be cooked, it was later put on display in the Italian region of Abruzzo to much fanfare.
- Linguine with Ricotta, Lemon, and Herbs by Sainsbury’s Magazine
- Linguine with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Olives, and Lemon by Food Network UK
- Lemon and Double Prawn Linguine by Hello Fresh
- Linguine with Prawns, Lemon, and Parsley by Francesco Mazzei / GBC
- Lemon Linguine by Nigella Lawson
- Watercress Pesto and Lemon Linguine by Sainsbury’s Magazine
- Crab and Lemon Linguine by House and Garden
- Linguine with Fresh Prawns, Chilli, and Lemon by Food Network UK
- Lemony Scallop and Pea Linguine by Sainsbury’s Magazine
- Lemon and Parsley Linguine by Delicious Magazine
Garlic Linguine Ideas
Garlic has been used for thousands of years, with historical records dating back to ancient civilizations like the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, for both culinary and medicinal purposes. It was and still is believed to have various health benefits, including potential anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and antioxidant properties. It may help lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol levels, boost the immune system, and support heart health.
I love garlic, so you definitely don’t need to persuade me to eat more with medical and nutritional facts. I do have a question for you, though. How much garlic is too much garlic? And how do you get rid of the stench? Asking for a friend…
- Garlic Squid and Prawn with Black Squid Ink Linguine by Delicious Magazine
- Slow-Roasted Tomato, Garlic, and Aubergine Linguine by Mob
- Linguine with Garlic Butter Prawns by BBC Good Food
- Kale, Garlic, and Anchovy Linguine with Chilli Crumbs by Waitrose
- Linguine with Clams, Chilli, and Garlic by Olive Magazine
- Linguine with Saffron, Roasted Garlic, Herb Butter, and Hazelnuts by Delicious Magazine
- Goat’s Cheese and Garlic Linguine with Crispy Pancetta by BBC Good Food
- Linguine with Garlic Prawns and Chorizo by Women’s Weekly Food AU
- One-Pot Lemon Garlic Shrimp Linguine by Tasty
- Roast Garlic Linguine by Mob
Quick and Simple Linguine Dinner Ideas
If you’re in the market for a quick, easy, and no-fuss dinner recipe for one or more people, linguine and other pasta definitely ticks every box. Whether it’s vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, fat-free, low-calorie, or anything else, there’s a version of linguine for it, and a lovely sauce of combination of ingredients to go with it.
Linguine’s flat, ribbon-like appearance makes it visually appealing and a great choice for showcasing various sauces and ingredients in a dish. It is widely available in shops and restaurants around the world, in a range of types, such as gluten-free, vegan-friendly, etc. It has gained popularity outside of Italy due to its versatility and ability to pair well with a variety of flavours.
- 15-Min Linguine with Chives and Lemon by Waitrose
- 15-Min Cherry Tomato Linguine by Riverford Organic Farmers
- 15-Min Asparagus, Pancetta, and Parmesan Linguine by Marcus Bean / Saga
- 15-Min Broccoli, Leek, and Goat’s Cheese Linguine by Waitrose
- 20-Min Tomato and Goat’s Cheese Linguine by Gousto
- 20-Min Chilli Prawn and Spinach Linguine by Delicious Magazine
- 20-Min Mackerel Linguine by Waitrose
- 20-Minute Seafood Linguine by BBC Good Food
- 25-Min Beany Herb Linguine by Riverford Organic Farmers
- 25-Min Blue Cheese Mushroom Linguine by Gousto
Linguine and Cheese Dinner Recipes
Another popular linguine-based dish is Linguine with pesto. The Ligurian classic features pesto, often made with fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, and parmesan cheese, mixed with cooked Linguine. The dish is then finished with a drizzle of olive oil and topped with parmesan cheese.
Speaking of cheese, linguine and cheese are an excellent combination, which is why I’ve given the food idea a section all of its own. Ricotta, goat’s cheese, manouri, burrata, and more – there’s a cheesy pasta dish for everyone. Literally. And you can customize these to make them more suitable for you and your family, too.
- Linguine with Blue Cheese Sauce by Co-op
- Burrata, Serrano, and Pesto Linguine by Hello Fresh
- Linguine with Savoy Cabbage, Olives, and Feta by Olive Magazine
- Pistou Linguine by Mary Berry UK
- Linguine with Spice-Roasted Broccoli and Manouri by Waitrose
- One-Pot Tomato and Mascarpone Linguine by Tesco Real Food
- Linguine with Pecorino, Rocket, and Black Pepper by Food Network UK
- Runner Bean Linguine with Ricotta by Sainsbury’s Magazine
- Linguine with Crushed Peas, Broad Beans, and Ricotta Cheese by Waitrose
- Pea and Goat’s Cheese Linguine by Co-op
Linguine with Mushroom Ideas
Incorporating mushrooms into pasta dishes not only enhances the taste and nutritional value but also adds a delightful dimension to the overall dining experience. Mushrooms have a rich, earthy, and umami flavour profile, which adds depth and complexity to pasta dishes. This enhances the overall taste and makes them more savoury and satisfying.
There are so many different types and varieties of mushroom, too, each with their own flavour profile. Button mushrooms are the least flavoursome, which means you can hide them in a dish and get the nutrients without disliking the taste of your dinner. On the other end of the spectrum, Matsutake mushrooms, also known as pine mushrooms, have the most flavour, with a bit of a spice-infused edge.
- Portobello Mushroom and Pesto Linguine by Gousto
- Linguine with Lemon, Garlic, and Thyme Mushrooms by Nigella Lawson
- Soy Sauce Butter Linguine with Crispy Shimeji by GBC Kitchen
- Linguine with Mushrooms, White Wine, and Thyme by Riverford Organic Farmers
- Mushroom Linguine with Green Chilli Verde by Waitrose
- Charred Pepper, Mushroom, and Double Chorizo Linguine by Hello Fresh
- Goat’s Cheese Linguine and Portobello Mushrooms by Gousto
- Linguine with Garlic Mushrooms and Sage by Olive Magazine
- Linguine with Peas, Shiitake Mushrooms, Sage, and Mixed Sauteed Vegetables by Food Network UK
- Linguine Con Funghi by Gousto / Yummly
Meatless Linguine Ideas for Dinner
These days, you have so many options when it comes to avoiding meat, whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, or just have the odd meat-free day. Mushrooms, tofu, and vegetables make for great substitutes, but that’s definitely not all you have to choose from these days.
Portobello mushrooms are one of the best types to use as a meat substitute, but king and oyster mushrooms are also suitable for the job. Mushrooms quickly and easily absorb the flavours of sauces and other ingredients they’re cooked with, so it’s definitely well worth experimenting to find a great combination for you.
- Italian-Style Tofu with Black Olives and Linguine by Waitrose
- Red Pepper Linguine by BBC Good Food
- Miso Aubergine Linguine by Sainsbury’s Magazine
- Simple Roasted Vegetable Linguine by Waitrose
- Linguine with Avocado, Tomato, and Lime by BBC Good Food
- 15-Min Asparagus, Rocket, and Lemon Linguine by Waitrose
- Brown Butter Linguine by BBC Good Food
- Linguine with Green Olives and Homemade Breadcrumbs by Waitrose
- Kale, Almond, and Pesto Linguine by Tastemade
- Brown Butter and Lemon Linguine with Pangrattato by Ocado
Vegetable and Nut Linguine Recipes
Have you ever considered adding nuts to your linguine and other pasta recipes? They’re great for adding an extra texture and crunch to a dish, and also creating exquisite flavour combinations. And that’s before we get into the nutritional value and benefits of the different nuts.
Here are a few vegetable and nut linguine recipes to get you started, but if you have time, play around with different combinations to find the perfect quick, easy, and nutritional dinner for you, you and a partner, or a full family with kids.
- Linguine with Broccoli and Roasted Peppers by Olive Magazine
- Roasted Pepper Linguine with Crisp Crumbs by BBC Good Food
- Linguine with Watercress and Almond Pesto by BBC Good Food
- Linguine with Cauliflower Pesto by Deb Perelman / THF
- Red Onion and Pine Nut Linguine by Ocado
- Caramelised Onion Linguine by Mob
- Linguine with Asparagus and Egg by BBC Good Food
- Linguine with Walnut Sauce by Sainsbury’s Magazine
- Courgette, Egg, and Parmesan Linguine by Rachel Roddy / THF
- Mushy Pea Linguine by Mob
Vegetarian Linguine Pasta Recipes
Well, fellow vegetarians, it’s time for your section of the list of linguine dinner ideas. As a relatively new veggie myself, I actually had quite a difficult time finding vegetarian-friendly foods for a while. A little bit of research later, though, and I’d found hundreds, maybe even thousands of potential dishes.
These are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to vegetarian linguine pasta recipes, and I’ve also gone on the hunt for other veg-safe pasta dishes, too. You’ll find these right here: 70 Vegetarian Pasta Recipes.
- Creamy Crème Fraiche Linguine with Quorn Fillets by Quorn
- Linguine with Peas and Mint Pesto by Olive Magazine
- Spring Veg Linguine with Parmesan Cheese by Tesco Real Food
- One-Pot Linguine with Olives, Capers, and Sundried Tomatoes by The Vegan Society
- Linguine with White Bean Puttanesca by Weight Watchers
- Dairy-Free Creamy Veggie Linguine by Ella’s Kitchen
- Quorn Vegetarian Chicken Pieces with Lemon and Chilli Linguine by Quorn
- Linguine with Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Sesame, and Chilli by Olive Magazine
- Linguine with Porcini and Vegetable Bolognese by Delicious AU
- Easy Vegan Mushroom Linguine by Domestic Gothess
Spinach Linguine Recipes
Spinach is a great source of iron, which is why you should incorporate more of it into your diet. (Especially if you’re a vegetarian!) It’s not just a vegetarian thing, either. You’ll find meat and spinach linguine recipes alongside meat-free ones – and they can all be customised to better suit your diet or preferences.
Spinach is one of those ingredients that works in both hot and cold dishes, so these are going to be great for dinner and lunch (leftovers). That’s if there’s any leftovers left, of course. I’ve made a couple of these pasta dishes in my house, and they never last very long at all!
- Spinach and Parmesan Meatballs with Linguine by Delicious Magazine
- Linguine with Spinach, Courgettes, and Brown Shrimp by Delicious Magazine
- Spinach and Mushroom Linguine by Tinned Tomatoes
- Green Goddess Pesto Linguine by Ocado
- Spinach Linguine with Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic, Chilli, and Breadcrumbs by Riverford Organic Farmers
Tomato Linguine Ideas for Dinner
To avoid overcooking, make sure you have a large pot of boiling water and stir the linguine occasionally. Also, make sure to add salt to the water. It’ll add flavor to the pasta and balance the taste of the sauce.
And, please, for the love of linguine, do not add oil to the water. It’ll make it harder for the sauce to stick to the pasta. Forget everything you’ve ever read or been told about it. The new rule is: NO OIL!
- Tomato and Olive Linguine by Delicious Magazine
- Pesto Linguine with Cherry Tomatoes and Halloumi by Waitrose
- Linguine with Tomato, Rosemary, and Caper Sauce by Olive Magazine
- One-Pot Linguine with Olives, Capers, and Sundried Tomatoes by Tesco Real Food
- Monkfish with Creamy Pesto and Tomato Linguine by Hello Fresh
- Roasted Tomato Linguine with Pine Nut and Seed Basil Crumb by Gousto
- Courgette and Tomato Linguine by BBC Good Food
- Linguine, Romesco Sauce, and Tomatoes by Waitrose
- Fresh Tomato Linguine with Parsley Breadcrumbs by Delicious Magazine
- Leek and Tomato Linguine by Riverford Organic Farmers
Linguine Dinner Ideas with Chilli
Cooking linguine might sound like a piece of cake. But, trust me, it does require a little bit of attention to detail. Choosing the right cooking method is important. You can either boil it in salt water or use the steaming method. However, boiling it is the most common and preferred method of cooking.
Once you have chosen the method, make sure not to overcook it. Overcooking can leave your linguine limp and flimsy. Do the taste test to ensure it’s cooked to perfection. Take out a few strands out and take a bite to check its doneness. Al dente is the way to go if you want to enjoy your linguine. It should be firm and have a slight bite to it.
- Linguine with Chilli Tuna and Broccolini by Delicious AU
- Buttery Three-Chilli Linguine by Mob
- Lemon, Ricotta, Fennel, and Chilli Oil Linguine by Delicious Magazine
- Linguine with Chilli, Parsley, and Garlic by Riverford Organic Farmers
- Buttered Basil Linguine with Tomato and Chilli Sauce and Cheddar Sauce by Galton Blackiston / GBC
Linguine Dinner Ideas: Others
Linguine, like most pastas, is a rich source of carbohydrates. A single serving of linguine (140g or roughly 1 cup) contains approximately 221 calories, 43g of carbohydrates, 2g of fat, and 8g of protein. Linguine is also enriched with essential vitamins and minerals, including 11% of our daily recommended intake (DRI) of iron and 20% DRI of thiamin, a B-vitamin.
So, if there was ever an excuse or reason to make this tasty pasta for dinner tonight, being healthy and full of vitamins is definitely it. These recipes are a little outside the box, hence the fact they’re under the ‘others’ section. I do hope you love these just as much, though.
- Linguine with Sage and Walnut Pesto by Delicious AU
- Cheesy Kimchi Linguine with Gochujang Butter by Delicious Magazine
- Cavolo Nero Linguine by Gousto
- Linguine Bake with Aubergine by Ocado
- Linguine with seared scallops and Riccadonna Asti Sauce by Delicious AU
- Sticky Harissa Onion Linguine with Dukkah Breadcrumbs by Mob
- Dairy-Free and Vegetarian Chickpea Linguine with Samphire and Lemon by Delicious Magazine
- Linguine with Crispy Onions and Brazil Nut Pangratto by House and Garden
- Crab and Capsicum Linguine by Delicious AU
- Greek Salad Linguine by My Fussy Eater
Overall, linguine is a beloved pasta that has made its mark in pop culture and advertising. Its unique shape and texture make it a versatile pasta that can be enjoyed in various ways. So next time you indulge in a plate of one of these 240 linguine dinner ideas, remember that you’re also enjoying a piece of cultural history.
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