Mix Up Your Mac and Cheese

Fancy Your Mac & Cheese

Macaroni & Cheese is a classic comfort food — there’s no debating that. The dish appeals to all ages, from kids to adults. Have you ever considered putting a spin on this well-loved, cheesy dish? Whether you want to change things up with different flavors or want to fancy your mac & cheese for a […]

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18 Pasta Sauce Ideas to Shake Up Your Recipe Rotation Cervasi Infographic

18 Pasta Sauce Ideas to Shake Up Your Recipe Rotation [Infographic]

There’s more to pasta than the classic Marinara and Alfredo sauces. In our Guide to Making Pasta Sauce infographic, we’re featuring 16 additional sauces to add to your stock of recipes. Browse Cervasi’s assortment of sauce ideas organized into five categories ― tomato-based, meat, cream and cheese, vinegar and wine and alternative protein ― to […]

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“Fall” in Love with These Apple Recipes Brought to You by Cervasi

"Fall" in Love with These Apple Recipes

You may think olive oil is to pasta what pumpkin spice is to fall, but we’re suggesting another amazing flavor for olive oil and fall: apple. With fall just a couple weeks away, apple orchards will soon be bustling with fall-fruit fanatics. (Read on to find a Kansas City-area orchard near you.) Today, we’re featuring […]

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Lent-Friendly Meal Ideas from Cervasi

Know Your Noodle: It's a Wrap!

Pasta comes in a variety of shapes and sizes and, at times, this can be confusing. (Is that noodle spaghetti … or spaghettini?) That’s why we launched our popular “Know Your Noodle” series last year on our blog. Know Your Noodle (KYN) is where we featured each of our popular Cervasi pasta types, shared the […]

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One-Pot Meals for the Busy Family, from Cervasi USA

One-Pot Meals for the Busy Family

The alarm sounds early in the morning. The day quickly shifts to dropping off the kids at school, a workday filled with back-to-back meetings, running errands, lunch with a friend, volunteering at your favorite non-profit — or maybe all of these! Make life a bit easier with simple, streamlined meals that don’t take much time […]

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Temps, Time and Tenderness: 8 Tips for Cooking Pasta

Temp, Time and Tenderness: 8 Tips for Cooking Pasta

Cooking pasta may seem easy — just boil water and add the desired noodle of your choice — but there are tips you can follow to achieve pasta perfection. Here’s a round-up of tips we like: Wait for a rapid boil. If you put the pasta in the water early, it will absorb too much water […]

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Orzo Pasta from Cervasi Pasta, a Kansas City importer of Italian foods

Know Your Noodle: Orzo

Orzo pasta could easily be mistaken for rice, and that’s likely because orzo is the Italian word for “barley.” Orzo pasta, a classic component in soups, also pairs well with butter or light sauces and is a great addition to casseroles and stuffed peppers. In the Cervasi recipe archive, we feature delicious Insalata d’Orzo that includes […]

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3 Summer Pasta Salad Ideas Perfect for Fourth of July, from Cervasi Pasta

3 Summer Pasta Salad Ideas Perfect for Fourth of July

As you make plans to celebrate the red, white and blue on Fourth of July, consider the ultimate side dish to complete your barbecue: pasta salad featuring Cervasi pasta. Our pasta salad recipes burst with firework flavor and make the perfect addition to your Independence Day celebration. Our recipe archive features three summer pasta salads that […]

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Four Reasons for Using Olive Oil for Grilling

Four Reasons for Using Olive Oil for Grilling

Though it’s not yet officially summer, summer fun has already begun. More sunshine means more time spent outdoors. Summer holidays and vacation days mean more time with family and friends ― and more time spent using your grill and its best friend, Cervasi Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Have you ever tried marinating your meat and […]

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Know Your Cervasi Noodle: Capellini

Know Your Noodle: Capellini [Angel Hair]

Angel Hair pasta is well-known as a go-to noodle and a perfect pantry staple. Though it’s often confused with the Spaghetti noodle, it’s thinner shape works best with light cream and oil-based sauces. Another point of confusion could be that Angel Hair pasta is the Americanized name for the thin Capelli d’angelo noodle. Cervasi’s Angel […]

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