Cookbook giveaway - The Silver Spoon Quick and Easy Italian Recipes

Silver SpoonThe publisher of the world's most trusted and bestselling Italian cookbook has just released the latest title in the Silver Spoon series of books, The Silver Spoon Quick and Easy Italian Recipes. This book is aimed at making easy and delicious meals in minutes. Each thoroughly tested recipe is accompanied by a colourful photograph. Recipes range from classics such as spaghetti carbonara and mushroom risotto to fish, soups, and luxurious desserts. You can peek inside The Silver Spoon Quick and Easy Italian Recipes with three recipes excerpts available on the EYB blog.

We're delighted to offer five copies of the book to EYB Members worldwide. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

What quick pasta dish is your favorite go-to easy dinner?

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  • jlemoine  on  10/7/2015 at 5:07 PM

    Cherry tomatoes sauteed in olive oil with garlic served over vermicelli. Done in 5 min!

  • kbennall  on  10/7/2015 at 10:29 PM

    I have 2: broccoli, spicy sausage, and orecchiette; or penne, canned tuna, capers, and lemon. Both with lots of olive oil and Aleppo pepper.

  • tikilu  on  10/8/2015 at 2:31 AM

    My go to easy pasta dinner is a (probably not very authentic) Bolognese, I made one yesterday and it will feed me and the hubby all week. Chopped onion, mushrooms, minced beef, beef stock, garlic, chopped tomatoes and passata and simmered until it reduces and thickens. Serve just enough sauce to coat the spaghetti, I stir it into the pasta in the pan to make sure it's all covered, all the flavour but keeps the calories lower so I still get to have my pasta fix! Would love to learn to make a more traditional authentic Bolognese.

  • eeeve  on  10/8/2015 at 5:04 AM

    We love pasta puttanesca - quick, easy, delicious, and we normally have everything that's needed on hand.

  • Titch  on  10/8/2015 at 6:31 AM

    Bolognese for me too everyone loves it :)

  • ravensfan  on  10/8/2015 at 8:20 AM

    Pasta Bolognese

  • kedmiston  on  10/8/2015 at 9:25 AM

    Chicken scampi is always a hit in our house as is spaghetti bolognese!

  • bopper  on  10/8/2015 at 11:01 AM


  • Siegal  on  10/8/2015 at 2:09 PM

    I love to make a quick pesto and toss with pasta

  • wester  on  10/8/2015 at 2:24 PM

    Pasta carbonara.

  • rstuart  on  10/8/2015 at 2:49 PM

    Pesto, feta, pine nuts and spinach tossed with penne or fusilli..

  • kayanelson  on  10/8/2015 at 3:38 PM

    Spaghetti Carbonara. Can make it in about 30 minutes.

  • Tibbi  on  10/8/2015 at 7:33 PM

    Pasta fagioli from a friend's family recipe--just a really good red sauce and white beans finished with butter.

  • jyms  on  10/8/2015 at 10:15 PM

    bolognese (:

  • TheSpicedLife  on  10/8/2015 at 10:58 PM

    What I call a pasta toss--basically whatever I have around with some cheese and sausage for flavor. :)

  • vickster  on  10/9/2015 at 9:33 AM

    Tomato sauce with Italian sausage on spaghetti

  • ballen  on  10/9/2015 at 10:53 AM


  • reno2014  on  10/9/2015 at 1:11 PM

    Fettuccine Alfredo with broccoli and chicken breasts. Yummy!!

  • sharifah  on  10/9/2015 at 4:33 PM

    spaghetti putta nesca

  • tcjanes  on  10/10/2015 at 12:43 AM


  • southerncooker  on  10/10/2015 at 4:01 AM

    Spaghetti with meat sauce.

  • Gio  on  10/10/2015 at 9:10 AM

    Penne Arrabbiata...!

  • emjimenez  on  10/10/2015 at 4:44 PM


  • Mariarosa  on  10/10/2015 at 11:36 PM

    Pasta with lots of Parmesan and cracked pepper.

  • cpauldin  on  10/11/2015 at 12:51 PM

    Pesto orzo with broccoli and diced fresh tomatoes.

  • AGENT99  on  10/12/2015 at 4:49 AM

    spaghetti with a quick tomato sauce

  • Welsh1  on  10/12/2015 at 6:07 AM

    Spaghetti Bolognese

  • amylou61  on  10/12/2015 at 6:32 AM

    I make Tyler Florence's spaghetti carbonara for a quick and easy, but company-worthy dinner.

  • Lizwizz  on  10/12/2015 at 12:17 PM

    Smoked salmon linguine. Saute in olive oil some red onions, halved cherry tomatoes capers and smoked salmon. Add the cooked linguine and allow it to absorb the olive oil and mix with the salmon onions and capers. so fast, so good.

  • hillsboroks  on  10/12/2015 at 6:28 PM

    I think I could make my family's favorite spaghetti sauce in my sleep.

  • Mayandbill  on  10/13/2015 at 4:17 AM

    It's a toss-up between Anna Del Conte's Marmite Spaghetti and spaghetti with fried egg, chilli and garlic, both with lots of grated parmesan!

  • Zosia  on  10/13/2015 at 8:29 AM

    Pasta with wilted greens, garlic, hot chiles and Parmesan.

  • ladibyrd  on  10/13/2015 at 9:48 AM

    sausage, mushrooms, wilted greens, and Parmesan

  • matag  on  10/13/2015 at 8:05 PM

    Spaghetti Aglio E Olio

  • RuthHarwood  on  10/14/2015 at 2:51 AM

    Carbonara xx

  • jaburg  on  10/14/2015 at 11:20 AM

    Orecchiette with broccolini and sausage

  • pgarcia  on  10/14/2015 at 10:23 PM

    I have a great easy recipe for spaghetti with meat sauce. A winner every time!

  • monique.potel  on  10/15/2015 at 10:15 AM

    love spagetti with good butter and grated swiss cheese

  • nancyjnow  on  10/16/2015 at 4:51 PM

    Spaghetti with olive oil, garlic and black pepper. And parm.

  • sarahawker  on  10/16/2015 at 5:30 PM

    Pesto with green beans and potato

  • t.t  on  10/16/2015 at 6:44 PM

    pasta with whatever veggies are around + cheese + black pepper

  • Lynds  on  10/16/2015 at 6:49 PM

    Tomato pasta is always my go to for a quick and easy pasta dish. Fresh tomatoes in the summer, tinned in winter. Either way it's always a winner in our house.

  • lisachile  on  10/16/2015 at 10:37 PM


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  • DemelzaPoldark  on  10/17/2015 at 12:37 PM

    Buttered spaghetti with a pinch of nutmeg, a drizzle of cream & some freshly grated parm.

  • debm  on  10/17/2015 at 1:35 PM

    I think I'm going to be trying the Pappardelle with Cauliflower and Gorgonzola soon

  • joslovescooking  on  10/17/2015 at 3:38 PM

    My family's go to recipe is two tins of quality Italian tomatoes, sautéed garlic and anchovies, basil, S&P. Stir through cooked pasta and top with freshly shaved Parmesan. Simple is best!

  • pokarekare  on  10/17/2015 at 7:21 PM

    pasta with olive oil, rocket, herbs, s&p and a little chilli

  • ecasey830  on  10/17/2015 at 8:42 PM

    Artichoke tortellini with arribiata sauce and goat cheese

  • ediepgh  on  10/18/2015 at 1:23 PM

    My own version of Pasta Puttanesca - diced tomatoes with olive oil, basil and garlic simmered with red pepper flakes over any pasta (preferably rotini) with shredded mozzarella.

  • clairew137  on  10/18/2015 at 1:52 PM


  • ldtrieb  on  10/18/2015 at 7:26 PM

    Walnuts,garlic, breadcrumbs, parsley,olive oil.

  • trudys_person  on  10/18/2015 at 8:51 PM

    Pasta with pesto, and anything interesting we can find in the fridge ... or soup from our local take-out place that makes all their soups from scratch!

  • obbigttam  on  10/20/2015 at 12:16 AM

    Olives, bacon, zucchini, tomatoes, basil, garlic, s&p, chilli and finished off with crumbled fetta and parmesan. Serve on rigatoni.

  • horselady57  on  10/20/2015 at 8:49 AM

    rotini with crisped ham, bell peppers and spicy cheese sauce

  • Clove  on  10/21/2015 at 1:12 AM

    Mmm - carbonara!

  • kalex426  on  10/24/2015 at 1:05 PM

    Pasta puttanesca is my favorite, flavorable pasta dish. I try to always keep the needed ingredients on hand.

  • MartinaDesigns  on  10/26/2015 at 9:40 AM

    Pasta Bolognese! It's quick, easy & delicious. Plus I usually have all the ingredients to make it.

  • jkleinow  on  10/30/2015 at 1:07 PM

    spaghetti with marinara

  • Sofie168  on  10/30/2015 at 1:22 PM


  • blackcurrants  on  10/30/2015 at 1:27 PM

    Spaghetti with garlic, oil, and anchovy sauce.

  • Thredbende  on  10/30/2015 at 1:34 PM

    Grocery store tortellini with fresh sage out of our garden crisped in browned butter, all dumped over the pasta. This is SO simple and eye rollingly good.

  • lils74  on  10/30/2015 at 1:35 PM

    It would have to be a puttanesca, with heaps of anchovies!

  • Seren_Ann  on  10/30/2015 at 1:38 PM

    My family's version of spaghetti carbonara, or else pasta with ready made pesto.

  • ljskop  on  10/30/2015 at 1:54 PM

    Shrimp with garlic, onion, maybe some halved grape tomatoes, olive oil, angelhair pasta, and peperoncino.

  • mreils  on  10/30/2015 at 4:26 PM

    A quick favorite with pantry items is puttanesca.

  • sgump  on  10/30/2015 at 8:41 PM

    orecchiette with broccoli rabe and parmesan: love it, love it, love it

  • vivipot  on  10/30/2015 at 9:12 PM

    Creamy prawns with leek, garlic, red capsicum, spring onion, tomatoes, white wine and cream and fettuccine.

  • JanScholl  on  10/31/2015 at 1:40 AM

    risotto with artichoke bites. And some cheese. Not a lot, just enough to taste.

  • Ericalgr  on  10/31/2015 at 2:24 AM

    Anything red

  • SujataNaik  on  10/31/2015 at 6:48 AM

    Pasta with arrabiatta sauce!

  • CEMN  on  10/31/2015 at 6:53 AM

    Orecciette with broccoli, anchovies, garlic, chilli, olive oil and parmesan. I always cook the broccoli with the pasta, just adding it a little bit later so it doesn't get too soft.

  • Butiamlucia  on  10/31/2015 at 7:13 AM

    Cacio e Pepe!

  • earthnfire  on  10/31/2015 at 8:16 AM

    penne with broccoli and spicy sausage

  • Larkspur  on  10/31/2015 at 10:02 AM

    Broccoli and pasta. So simple, so good

  • mikejunew  on  10/31/2015 at 1:16 PM

    spaghetti for ease

  • infotrop  on  10/31/2015 at 2:09 PM

    carbonara...even if I don't have fresh, I almost always have dried wild mushrooms.

  • lauriesk  on  10/31/2015 at 6:29 PM

    Spaghetti with red sauce. All from the supermarket.

  • Lynnieq  on  11/1/2015 at 1:37 AM

    Drunk's Pasta- you can make it even when you're a bit under the weather after a cocktail or two- saute chopped leeks or onions, 1Tbls baby capers, 2 Tbls chopped sundried tomatoes in oil, two Tbls stock or water. Bring to boil. Add half a chopped camembert or brie- skin and all. Turn off heat and cover. Cook fresh spaghetti. By the time this is done and drained the sauce is ready. Stir well and pour over pasta. Serves 2. Yum.

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  11/1/2015 at 12:09 PM

    I like garlic pasta with cashews and olive oil. It's done in 15 minutes.

  • poots55  on  11/1/2015 at 1:55 PM

    I love angel hair with salty browned butter, a tiny bit of lemon flavored olive oil, grated Parmesan cheese and cherry tomato, finished with fresh chopped Italian parsley. I've kept this a guilty secret because it sounds so odd!

  • nicolthepickle  on  11/2/2015 at 9:26 AM

    I like to make Spatzle. It's quick and easy and you can dress it up with almost anything.

  • DFed  on  11/2/2015 at 10:41 AM

    Spaghetti with homemade pesto and tomatoes!

  • contest718  on  11/3/2015 at 1:27 AM

    My go to pasta dish is spaghetti or gnocchi and cheeseburger bake that i make with my husband!

  • sheridarby  on  11/3/2015 at 4:38 PM

    Past with mushrooms & olives - delicious

  • cooperlizzy4  on  11/4/2015 at 3:25 AM

    The easiest one is probably Nigella's Marmite pasta!

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