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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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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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Uncooked wagon wheel pasta

Know Your Noodle: Wagon Wheel

The wagon wheel pasta is unique, and it’s not just because of its shape. That’s because its country of origin and when it was first created are up for debate. Was it in Europe? Was it in China? Is it a newer invention ― or one dating back thousands of years? Even the name gets lost […]

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Know Your Noodle: Bow Tie

In the 1500s, the bowtie noodle was invented, but guess what wasn’t invented just yet? Bow ties! So what was this particular pasta called? The original name for this well-known noodle is “farfalle,” the Italian word for “butterflies.” The bowtie noodle originated in the Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna areas of Northern Italy — and even though […]

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Glass jars with uncooked pasta

Pasta Storage Ideas

Depending on the size and shape of the pasta, finding the right storage containers for your kitchen may be a challenge. Luckily, there are many creative solutions for doing just that. Cervasi has five pasta storage ideas to perk up your pantry: Mason jars. These are a great solution for all sorts of food storage, […]

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Know Your Noodle: Shell

If you’re seeking a versatile pasta that can be used in a wide variety of dishes, we recommend keeping a supply of Cervasi shell pasta in your pantry. The Italian name for a small shell is “conchigliette,” and this small noodle packs a big punch. It’s great for sauces that “cling” (think: cheese and tomato) […]

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Know Your Noodle: Spaghettini

If you are short on time and want to cook up a quick pasta dish, Cervasi’s spaghettini can help with that. It’s a thinner form of spaghetti that cooks faster. Spaghettini is popular in Southern Italy. Stateside, this cut of pasta is often called angel hair. It works best with light and oil-based sauces, but […]

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Uncooked Cervasi linguine pasta

Know Your Noodle: Linguine

For seafood lovers, the linguine noodle is a great match. Originating in the Genoa and Liguria regions of Italy, linguine’s name translates to “little tongues.” The linguine noodle — or linguini, as it’s typically called in the US — is narrower than fettuccine and flatter than spaghetti. It’s traditionally served with seafood and pesto dishes, like Cervasi’s popular […]

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Slice of spinach lasagna

To Boil or Not Boil Lasagna Noodles?

To boil or not boil, that is the question when it comes to making lasagna. At Cervasi, we’ve had our fair share of lively debates on this topic. The consensus is (drum roll, please) … it “boils” down to preference! Ultimately, you do not need to boil lasagna noodles when you prepare lasagna. One of our lasagna-loving […]

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Uncooked Cervasi lasagna pasta

Know Your Noodle: Lasagna

Developed in the Emilia-Romagna region of North Central Italy, the first lasagna recipe was created by the Romans. Americans have altered the recipe to use a meat sauce instead of traditional Italian sauce. There are many variations of the lasagna — from the traditional recipe to roll ups to spinach and more. You can find […]

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