Friday, October 25

Celebrating World Pasta Day!

In case you didn't know, today is World Pasta Day! Now, I'm not one to need an excuse to eat pasta, but in full commitment to food holidays of all types, I made sure to celebrate.

The folks at renowned Italian pasta maker Giovanni Rana sent over a variety of pastas and sauces to help me celebrate. Giovanni Rana products recently became available all over Chicagoland and can be found at grocery stores including Mariano's and Dominick's.

The line of fresh pastas are all made with high-quality ingredients including fillings created from DOP parmigiano reggiano and Genovese basil.  Each delicate pasta is quite thin, helping it cook in under four minutes. The 13 varieties of pasta include tortelloni prosciutto, ravioli spinach e ricotta, ravioli artichoke and fettuccine paglia e fieno. There are also four varieties of ready-to-heat sauces including marinara, bolognese, basil pesto and alfredo.

Giovanni Rana Pastas
Giovanni Rana Pasta Sauces
The BF and I tested out the tortelloni prosciutto and ravioli spinach e ricotta for dinner one evening. The pasta was very easy to cook and we topped it with the marinara sauce. Luckily, we had some fresh asiago on hand which we generously grated on top of our dishes. It was so nice to have a warm, hearty meal, all prepared in less than five minutes! It was easy to tell the fillings were high quality, especially the ricotta cheese. We were both in carb-load heaven!

Boiling the pasta
The finished product!
Giovanni Rana's pastas and sauces can be frozen for up to one month, so I will stashing away the rest and using them to carb load for an upcoming running race!

For more information on Giovanni Rana's Italian pastas and sauces, visit www.GiovanniRana.com.

What are your favorite types of pastas?

Note: Giovanni Rana provided the pastas and sauces complimentary, however, opinions stated here are my own.

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