This Pasta Dish Wants to have a Foursome with You: Pot Luck 4-Way Pasta

August 8, 2018

Pasta is a staple component to any holiday feast. Whether it’s the complex kind such as your favorite childhood spaghetti that was salvaged from last night’s leftovers, or a classy upscale variety, you’re sure to see a dish or two lying around.

So here’s an idea: why not tantalize your guests’ taste buds by bringing over not just one kind of pasta, not just two, but four. Don’t worry, you don’t have to make a mess in your kitchen because this no-brainer pasta recipe is a mix-and-match Italian spread that’ll be ready in a jiffy.

We made sure that the basic pasta recipe was loaded with mountains of garlic and laced with just the right amount of anchovies, sundried tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese so that when incorporated with the red and white (or both!) sauces, you’ll still get that aromatic garlicky taste in every forkful.

This fourplay of pasta sauces brings a lot of variety and spice to the dinner table, so we suggest you double your output, pack on the rigatoni, and watch it disappear in a flash. It’s quite an amusing sight, really.

Pot Luck 4-Way Pasta

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients for the Garlic Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes

  • 400g uncooked rigatoni, cooked as directed in package
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomato slices
  • 1 small can anchovies
  • 3/4 cup chopped garlic
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese

Ingredients for the Red Sauce

  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 pc chicken bouillon cube

Ingredients for the White Sauce

  • 1 can nestle cream
  • 1 pc chicken bouillon cube
  • 1/4 cup parsley

Procedure for Garlic Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes

  1. Heat olive oil in a pan.
  2. Sauté garlic and anchovies until anchovies have melted.
  3. Add in sun-dried tomatoes.
  4. Toss in rigatoni pasta.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Season with cheese, salt and pepper.
  7. Turn off fire.
  8. Transfer to casserole.
  9. Serve with cream and tomato sauce on the side.

Procedure for Red Sauce

  1. Boil together crushed tomatoes and chicken bouillon cube in a sauce pan until seasoning is dissolved.
  2. Turn off fire and mix in chopped parsley.
  3. Set aside.

Procedure for White Sauce

  1. Boil together ingredients in a sauce pan until seasoning is dissolved.
  2. Sprinkle with parsley after turning off the heat.
  3. Set aside.
Mikka Wee Mikka Wee

Mikka Wee is former editor of and was part of the team until she got whisked away to Singapore in 2016 where she worked in advertising and eventually found herself back in the food industry. She currently does marketing work for two popular Singaporean dessert brands and is a weekly columnist for The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s lifestyle brand, She has always been crazy about travel, food, and her dog Rocket.

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9 responses to “This Pasta Dish Wants to have a Foursome with You: Pot Luck 4-Way Pasta”

  1. what are the speckles in the white sauce?

  2. Johann says:

    Yay, another pasta recipe to try out!

    (ps. the new photos are so funny!)

  3. Joer says:

    Is it wrong that I really like the cute wooden forks? lol

  4. Sounds easy to do. Will try this out soon!

  5. jelly andrews says:

    Wow! These foods look so yummy. I really love to try these recipes. I hope I could get it right. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Nikki Te says:

    Wheeee! Made this for lunch today! It was awesome!!! Happy belly!!

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