8 Fresh Takes on Pasta

Everyone knows how to make pasta. Boil water, pour in dry pasta, follow the instructions on the back of the box, and voilà: a heaping plate of your spaghetti, penne, or farfalle. But just because pasta is simple doesn't mean it has to be boring. Here are 8 recipes to help you turn up the flavor on your basic pasta dishes. Don't just douse your pasta in butter -- add sauces, cheeses, and vegetables that will take your pasta game to a whole new level.