Marion Grasby and fusion pasta: they kinda just go together, right? A little bit of miso here, a little bit of gochujang there… and the tastiest food group of carbs just got even better. When you’re needing all the satisfaction and comfort, these are the dishes to turn to.
The best Asian pasta dishes
When you can’t decide what cuisine to cook for dinner, these fusion pasta ideas are the best of both worlds – literally.
This winning dish took Marion Grasby’s socials by storm. This garlic butter pasta is so simple and incredibly delicious, too, making maximum use from minimal ingredients. It’s also ideal as a meat-free meal.
The fusion pasta force is strong with this one: tangy, spicy kimchi interweaves with glossy, cheesy spaghetti. Italian-Korean alchemy at its finest.
Unbelievably cheesy and with layers of flavour thanks to the umami-packed miso, this is our kinda pasta bake. You’ll also love Marion’s trick for squeezing in some hidden vegies, making it a slightly healthier dinner option. (Emphasis on slightly… this is a cheese-lover’s dream!)
This one’s IMMENSE. The texture of that butter sauce is bang on, while using our fave Korean condiment brings an untraditional but totally welcome addition to proceedings.
Creamy, bacon-y carbonara with one little secret Asian ingredient that really takes this pasta dish to the next level. Can you guess what it is? Ok, so the clue was in the name. But in all seriousness, miso pasta is the BEST!
Ragu, spaghetti with meat sauce or just plain ol’ spag bol… it’s delicious whatever you want to call it! This Asian-spiked version adds some untraditional ingredients, and is all the better for it. Get ready to discover your next family classic.
Take some store-bought gnocchi and turn it from meh to marvellous. Creamy, savoury and with some surprise ingredients, this is soul-warming stuff.
Get ready for the creamiest, tastiest best beef stroganoff ever.
If cheese is your weakness, this dish is your full-on Kryptonite. It’s gloriously gooey, oozy and moreish, and we guarantee if you serve this up at your dining table, you’re going to end up with deliriously happy diners.
This fusion pasta dish is a plate of pure heaven – it’s silky, glossy and so darn good! It all starts with spring onion pesto. Intrigued? You won’t want to miss out on this one!
So glossy, you’ll need to wear sunglasses! This cheesy, peppery, noodley goodness is sheer happiness on a plate.
Dial up your gnocchi by making the lightest, fluffiest pillows from scratch, and finishing them off in a savoury, buttery sauce. Comfort food at its best.
Packed full of flavour, yet still so soft and tender, these meatballs are the perfect companion to an epic tomato sauce and a bowl of freshly cooked spaghetti. All together now… yum!
If there was ever a pasta dish to make you swoon, it would be this. Garlicky, buttery and spicy thanks to homemade chilli crisp, it’s got comfort factor in spades.
Fusion pasta with a spicy Korean twist… this is one plate of happiness you’ll want to curl up on the couch with.
Tomato sauce just got the ultimate glow-up. This fresh and fragrant pasta dish couldn’t get more comforting. You’ll want to dive right in!
Spicy fan? This is the pasta you need in your life. Rich, tomatoey and jam-packed with umami, it’s the ultimate carbs fix.
Italians, look away now – this is a totally-not-traditional spag bol, aka a fusion-pasta flavourbomb.
This homemade pesto is green, great-looking and gorgeous to boot. And, at just 15 minutes to make, it’s perfect for when you need dinner in a flash.
A pile of spicy tuna fusion pasta, using pantry staples… and topped with the oozy, crumbed egg of your dreams? Guys, this dish is heaven in a bowl. Get amongst it!
This spaghetti recipe is a bit of a standout. Mind out if you’re making it for more than two people though, as if you crowd the pan with more pasta then you may run into trouble! If so, rustle it up in batches so you get optimum epicness.
This pasta is a triple-threat umami bomb: there’s miso, mushrooms and parmesan cheese. Creamy and silky, it’s a perfect weeknight dinner as there’s such minimal prep involved. Enjoy!
Traditional tom yum soup flavours infuse a tomato sauce, resulting in a gorgeously rich dinner you’ll want to get lost in. Don’t forget to keep your pasta al dente as you’ll finish the cooking in the sauce at the end.
Fusion pasta is a glorious thing. Spicy pad kee mao (drunken noodles) gets its name because it’s a great weekend hangover cure, with its flavour and colour from the prawns and fresh Asian chillies and vegetables. Use spaghetti cooked al dente instead of traditional Thai noodles for extra carbs!