Pasta Dessert Recipes

Looking for pasta dessert recipes? Allrecipes has more than 40 trusted kugel and other pasta dessert recipes complete with ratings, reviews and serving tips.

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Couscous Pudding with Caramelized Pecans

Rating: 4.5 stars
We really love rice pudding, but were out of rice so I decided to substitute couscous and it came out great.

Peanut Butter Haystacks

Rating: 4.6 stars
Delicious is all I can say.

Acini di Pepe Salad

Rating: 4.48 stars
Acini di pepe is the Italian word for peppercorns. Any tiny round-shaped pasta works well in this chilled fruit salad. Great in the summer, but my family asks for it every holiday. Every time I bring this to a party I get requests for the recipe.

Microwave Apple Kugel

Rating: 3.5 stars
My grandmother made this dish for every family gathering. My Jewish grandfather insisted it tasted just like how his mother use to make it. Not only was it good as a side dish, but it's excellent as a morning treat or dessert.

Frog Eye Salad

Rating: 4.64 stars
An acini di pepe (or couscous) pasta salad with coconut, pineapple, Mandarin oranges, and marshmallows.


Rating: 3.87 stars
Pastia is what Italians make at Easter.

The Best Ever Classic Jewish Noodle Kugel

Rating: 4.53 stars
This is the classic noodle kugel that my mom always made for Shabbat dinner. It is incredibly easy to make and tastes so good!

Easter Bird's Nests

Rating: 4.16 stars
Such a cute edible decoration!

Chow Clusters

Rating: 4.45 stars
Simple and delicious ...more like candy. Peanuts work well in place of the cashews or try a combination of both!

Jelly Bean Nests

Rating: 4.58 stars
Crunchy Chinese noodles and melted marshmallows make the cutest little nests for your jelly beans. Great as place markers at Easter dinner.

Cat Poop Cookies II

Rating: 3.12 stars
These showstoppers are great at parties. For added effect, mix in coconut (tapeworms) ramen noodles (roundworms), or peanuts. You can also coat the scoop with melted chocolate for a startling effect.

Holiday Ambrosia Salad

Rating: 4.44 stars
My Mom would make this every Thanksgiving and Christmas, and it has been a family favorite for three generations. The dressing is gently cooked, and the salad so light you can serve it anytime.

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Vermicelli Pudding

Rating: Unrated
"Nice! I had some spare pasta laying around and no dessert and this recipe fixed that! The key is having the patience to wait." – Margaret Cuonzo


Rating: Unrated
"My favorite Italian dessert! This recipe is a wonderful custard-like pie with no crust." – Linda(LMT)

Air Fryer Nutella®-Stuffed Wontons

Wonton wrappers, Nutella®, and a little cooking spray are all that's needed for these quick little morsels. Serve for dessert or as a quick pick-me-up.