The easiest and most stylish dishes to serve surprise guest s are without doubt the pasta and noodles. Penne, macaroni, spaghetti, fettuccine, fusilli are just a few of the varieties of pasta available. Any of these may be used for the recipes detailed below. Whichever is the pasta or noodles you have selected, it must be cooked till it is soft but make sure you do not overcook it. ‘Al dente’ is the Italian word for how cooked the pasta should be and this means cooked till it gets cut in one bite. The general measurement is 75115 gm uncooked pasta for one serving.