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Aug 16, 2011 09:31 AM

Pastachuta recipe

Years ago, 1960s, my neighbor would make a pasta dish she called "pastashoota", which to a little kid seemed like spaghetti with egg noodles instead of spaghetti. I remember the sauce was more orangy than red (maybe from not draining the meat?). If there is a recipe for this dish, I would surely like to find it. My neighbor was of Jewish/Hungarian descent, if that makes a difference.

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  1. I think you probably mean pasta ascuita - which simply means "dry" pasta, as compared to fresh or "wet" pasta. There is another Chowhound forum for recipes or you can just google this for mutliple recipes.

    1. I know this is an older posting. My grandmother made this on rare occasions, and her mother told her it was pasta schuta as well. Great grandma was slovak but cooked a lot of things "Hungarian Style." The family was big on guilt, always wondered if there wasn't some yiddish ancestry back there. I found a couple of links that look right such as this: