Pasta Dessert Recipes

Couscous pudding, acini de pepe, noodle kugel, and frog eye salad are just a few examples of pasta desserts. Our pasta dessert recipe collection has all your favorites.

Staff Picks

Couscous Pudding with Caramelized Pecans

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
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: 4.5 stars 326
Delicious is all I can say.

Acini di Pepe Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 128
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 2
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: 4.5 stars 270
An acini di pepe (or couscous) pasta salad with coconut, pineapple, Mandarin oranges, and marshmallows.
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Rosa Marina Fruit Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
My boss gave me this recipe and it is fantastic. Don't be afraid of the combination of fruit and pasta! This makes a great side dish for a potluck or picnic.

The Best Ever Classic Jewish Noodle Kugel

Rating: 4.5 stars 41
This is the classic noodle kugel that my mom always made for Shabbat dinner. It is incredibly easy to make and tastes so good!

Holiday Ambrosia Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 18
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.


Rating: 4 stars 15
Pastia is what Italians make at Easter.

Air-Fried Sweet Wontons

Crispy and crunchy on the outside with a sweet, soft filling. They're a tasty snack, but be warned, they may be addictive.

Cat Poop Cookies II

Rating: 3.5 stars 20
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.

Cheesecake Egg Rolls

Rating: 5 stars 1
These cheesecake egg rolls are a great dessert and so simple to make. I like to serve them with crushed berries mixed with sugar and whipped cream.

Inspiration and Ideas

Vermicelli Pudding
Rating: Unrated 6
"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 15
"My favorite Italian dessert! This recipe is a wonderful custard-like pie with no crust." – Linda(LMT)
Chow Clusters
Rating: 4.5 stars 22

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