Pasta alla Norma: the original recipe and 10 variations

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La pasta alla Norma is probably one of the Sicilian first courses more known and appreciated. It's a typically summer recipe since the main ingredients to dress the pasta are characteristic of this season.

To prepare the pasta alla Normain fact, aubergines can not be missing to accompany the tomato sauce, even better if homemade with tomatoes from the garden. Let's find out how to prepare pasta alla Norma in the original version and in its variants thanks to this collection of recipes.



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Pasta alla Norma, the original recipe

Pasta alla Norma in the original version is a vegetarian recipe that is prepared with tomato sauce, fried aubergines, basil and salted ricotta. The recommended pasta format is chosen between penne rigate and rigatoni. Sometimes conchiglioni or spaghetti are also used. Here is the recipe to follow.

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Pasta alla Norma, vegan recipe

To prepare the pasta alla Norma in a vegan version just follow the original recipe and omit the ingredient of animal origin which is represented by salted ricotta. If you want, you can replace it with a tasty vegetable cheese, with natural or smoked tofu or with toasted almond flakes. Here the recipe.

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Gluten-free pasta alla Norma

To prepare the gluten-free pasta alla Norma you will have to choose a gluten-free pasta format and make sure that all the ingredients you use will be suitable for celiacs. Here the recipe.



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Pasta alla Norma with Thermomix

Pasta alla Norma will be even easier to prepare with the Thermomix since the kitchen robot will help you get the perfect dressing for this dish. Here is the recipe to follow.

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Norma baked pasta

A reinterpretation of the traditional Sicilian recipe plans to prepare the baked pasta alla Norma. You will have to drain the pasta al dente and then season it in a pan and finish cooking in your oven. Here the recipe.

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Pasta alla Norma not fried

Pasta alla Norma according to the original recipe provides that the eggplant are fried in hot oil before using them as a condiment. Alternatively, you can avoid frying the aubergines and then you can try cooking them in the oven. Here the recipe.

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Pasta alla Norma light

To prepare the pasta alla Norma in a light version avoid frying the aubergines as this vegetable absorbs a lot of oil during cooking. Alternatively, in fact, you can dress the pasta alla norma with grilled aubergines. Here the recipe.


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Pasta alla Norma without ricotta

True, the original Norma pasta includes a salted ricotta-based sauce but who is intolerant or allergic he can simply omit this ingredient and pasta alla Norma will still be very tasty. Here the recipe.


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Pasta alla Norma in white, without tomato

Pasta alla Norma can be prepared in white. This is really good news for those allergic to tomatoes or cannot eat this food even when cooked for health reasons. The alternative is pasta alla norma in white which will still be very tasty. Here the recipe.

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Spicy pasta alla Norma, with chilli pepper

And for those who love dishes with a spicy taste, a variant of pasta alla norma cannot be missing with the addition of that pinch of chilli to give a touch more to a dish that is already very tasty in itself. Here the recipe.

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Cold pasta alla Norma

For a very fresh summer dish you can prepare the cold pasta alla Norma o pasta salad alla Norma. You can dress your favorite cold pasta with cherry tomatoes, aubergines and salted ricotta or smoked cheese and basil. Here the recipe.

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