October is officially here: leaves are changing, the weather is crisp and cool and—it’s National Pasta Month! It’s time to get in touch with our inner Italian and prepare to make great pasta:

  • Starting from the Bottom: pour about two tablespoons of olive oil in the bottom of the sauce pan and add aromatics such as garlic and onion. Get creative and add all of the vegetables you desire and cook until tender.  Also, since it’s fall, it’s the perfect time to heat our Tuscany Pumpkin Sauce for the perfect autumn pasta sauce (mmm!)
  • Pasta Time: drop your noodles in salty water and cook until it's just a few minutes before al dente. What is al dente? It literally means “to the tooth” in Italian. It should be soft, but not soggy, with a bit of firmness. Toss the pasta along with a ladleful of water into your sauce pan. This will allow your pasta to continue cooking immersed in your delicious sauce.
  • Pasta and Sauce: Toss until  pasta is al dente and each strand is coated with your sauce, while stirring in some finely grated cheese--such as Parmesan or Asiago--until it melts evenly.

Continue following our blog as we share our favorite pasta recipes. Happy National Pasta Month! Buon Appetito! 

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