Pasta 101

Pasta Facts:

Our unique pastas and sauces are made from all natural, sustainable, locally grown ingredients!

Our pasta is eggless!

Our pasta cooks in 2 ½ minutes in boiling water and tastes freshly made!

One bag of our pasta will feed a family of 4 to 6. (If you have hungry teenagers, you may need 2 bags!)

1 sauce package is enough for 1 bag of pasta!

Frequently Asked Questions

MYTH #1: “Eating pasta will make me gain weight."

TRUTH: Pasta is not fattening! In fact, a one cup serving contains less than 200 calories with only about 1 gram of fat. (Egg noodles are only slightly higher, with less than 4 grams of fat per cup). Add in high-fiber vegetables, protein rich lean meat or fish, a small amount of cheese, and healthy monounsaturated fats like olive oil, and most meals can easily be less than 500 calories. For more ideas on how to create wholesome, balanced meals with pasta, see our pasta recipes.

MYTH #2: "If you don't add oil to the cooking water, the pasta will stick together."

TRUTH: Actually, adding oil to the water does not prevent the sauce from sticking to the pasta; it just wastes oil! (You don’t want either of those to happen, right? Neither do we.) All you need to do to ensure that the pasta doesn’t stick together while it cooks is:

  • Make sure that there is plenty of water in the pot.
  • Give it a good stir or two just after adding it to the water (and occasional stirs during cooking if it’s long strands).
  • Make sure the water is at a rolling boil when you add the pasta.
MYTH #3: "Pasta is all about the sauce."

TRUTH:  In keeping with the general American belief that “more is better,” many pasta cooks in the U.S. are quite heavy-handed when saucing their pastas, drowning the noodles under several cups of sauce per serving. In Italy, though, pasta is all about the pasta. Sauces are often applied so lightly that there’s just a hint of coating on each noodle. In fact, many Italian cooks pull their pasta off heat just a minute or so before it’s quite al dente and finish cooking it directly in the sauce itself; that way the pasta is infused with the flavor of the sauce, without having to pile it on the plate. Pasta Mama’s sauces are created to do just this! We want you to taste the flavors in the pasta too!

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