I was so lucky to marry a (handsome) Italian man who loves to cook. He has worked on perfecting his pasta sauce over the last few years and spent the past Christmas Eve making “the sauce to end all sauces”. He takes sauce making pretty seriously. I have learned to plan to be out of the house on sauce making day, and to never stir the sauce (because I might stir it clockwise when it should be stirred counter clockwise, or something like that).
It’s important to pair out perfect sauce with a few things. The most important pairing is the pasta! Like many people we always have a few boxes of dried pasta in our pantry. These are good to have on hand for last minute meals. But for our sauce, I mean his sauce, my husband requests fresh pasta.
The freshest pasta that we can buy is from Vermont Fresh Pasta. I contacted Tricia at Vermont Fresh Pasta and she was happy to help match some of her pasta to our sauce. She sent us three pasta to try: Egg Fettuccine, Butternut Squash & Pumpkin Ravioli, and Spinach with Roasted Garlic Ravioli. Is your mouth watering yet?
On the day it arrived, we enjoyed the Spinach with Roasted Garlic ravioli with a light cheese sauce. It was scrumptious! I might have been able to each the whole package myself. The roasted garlic and spinach make this pasta slightly sweet. It was a very satisfying meal.
The Butternut Squash and Pumpkin Ravioli would taste great with many different sauces, or even just a drizzle of olive oil. The ravioli from Vermont Fresh Pasta has just the right amount of filling: a lot!
On Sunday night we made Vermont Fresh Pasta’s Egg Fettuccine and covered it with my husband’s sauce (“to end all sauces”). This pasta cooks in just 2 minutes and is soft, delicate, and perfect! My husband and I agree, fresh pasta makes a big difference, and Vermont Fresh Pasta is a treat!
I want to try more products from Vermont Fresh Pasta including their Basil Fettuccine and Roasted Red Pepper & Smoked Mozzarella Ravioli. They also have a line of sauces. The Pesto Cream sauce sounds great!
Vermont Fresh Pasta wants you to Try Vermont First! They are offering a coupon for one package of Quattro Formaggio Ravioli. This coupon can be redeemed at any retailer that carries Vermont Fresh Pasta. Enter this giveaway below. Thank you to Vermont Fresh Pasta for hosting this giveaway!
Enjoy your pasta night!