October is National Pasta Month!
October is National Pasta Month – Enjoy Classic Comfort Dishes and Celebrate with Friends and Family
Last year saw unprecedented growth within the pasta industry as a result of people staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic and eating the dishes they know and love best. While families have emerged back into the world throughout the last year a bit more, there is still a beautiful comfort discovered within the act of staying home and enjoying a classic recipe together. Pasta makes the perfect classic meals, whether Italian or Asian cuisine, and is a staple that is universally beloved by all. In honor of National Pasta Month, Share the Pasta, the consumer platform for the National Pasta Association, and ProvisionGard, has compiled a handful of delicious classic, comfort dishes that your whole family will love and will help remind you of the simple joy found from the act of staying at home.
Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs – Nothing says “classic pasta meal” more than spaghetti and meatballs! Plus, it only takes 5 ingredients and 30 minutes to pull together. It will end up being a family favorite that is easy to prep and clean up, too!
Smokey Minestrone – Soup is the perfect comfort food, especially during the fall and winter seasons, and minestrone is a collective favorite. This smokey minestrone recipe kicks up the flavor by adding a chipotle puree to give the soup an unexpected and delicious hint of spice. And with leeks, carrots, celery, zucchini, and greens all added to the mix, it’s a great way to get more vegetables into your diet.
Fettuccine Alfredo – Nothing is more classic than Fettuccine Alfredo, and with this version from Share the Pasta, you don’t have to worry about extra calories! It’s ready in just 30 minutes and will be a meal the whole family will ask for again and again.
Spaghetti all’Amatriciana – This recipe comes courtesy of Share the Pasta spokesperson, Chef Rosario Del Nero, and uses plenty of classic Italian ingredients to make your at-home pasta night feel like it’s taking place in the Italian countryside.
Pork, Mushroom & Noodle Stir-Fry – We can’t talk about classic pasta dishes without talking about stir-fry! Although stir-fries can be made with any type of noodle, this contemporary version incorporates the soba noodle, which is made with buckwheat flour and makes for a healthy, tasty base. This dish is topped with pork, mushroom, and fresh veggies with an Asian-inspired sauce, but can easily be adapted to fit any taste.
If you’re looking for classic, while also creative, pasta recipes to fit in your day-to-day life, visit www.sharethepasta.org, where you can sort the recipes by 30+ categories, or www.pvgard.com. Share the recipes you create this month by using #NationalPastaMonth.
About the National Pasta Association (NPA):
NPA is the leading trade association for the U.S. pasta industry. NPA encourages the consumption of pasta by being the center of knowledge and promoting sound public policy to the consumer, the industry and the regulatory bodies because a sustainable pasta industry is vital to healthy diets. Visit www.ilovepasta.org for more information.