Meet Our Meatball!

We know it’s been awhile since you’ve sunk your teeth into a delicious Italian meatball, especially one from your favourite Trattoria. Have you ever wondered how it’s made?

First, we throw some ground beef and pork into a giant bowl and mix in salt, pepper, and some other secret Pasta Pantry ingredients. We use a ratio of 3 parts beef and 1 part pork to create that tender, meaty texture and consistency. Once that’s taken care of, we start shaping them into those perfect little balls you’ve probably seen in the restaurant and on other people’s plates. We make sure they’re evenly rolled before we put them to cook.

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Pasta Pantry’s meatballs are made from the best Alberta beef and pork available. It might take a little extra work on our end, but we want to make sure you’re getting the full Pasta Pantry experience when you come in!

The best part about our meatballs is all the different combinations you can make. Want to pair your meatballs with pasta and some pesto? How about adding them to some of our one-of-a-kind tomato soup? At Pasta Pantry, all of this is possible and experimenting to find your favourite combination is highly encouraged! While they wait to be devoured, the meatballs sit in a pool of yummy sauce.

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Have no fear celiacs and those working with gluten intolerances! Pasta Pantry’s meatballs have no ingredients that conflict with your diet. These Pasta Pantry meatballs are both delicious and nutritious and for a mere $1.99, you can experience all of the mouth watering flavours contained in these meaty entrees. But we know you won’t stop at a single one. That’s why you can get a trio of meatballs for only $5!
Head over to Pasta Pantry for lunch or dinner and try some of our meatballs today! If you want to dine on meatballs at a private function or event, give us a call and we’ll whip some up for you! We make them by the dozen so you’ll never have to worry about running out. In the meantime, make sure you’re following us on Facebook and Twitter to keep with everything at Pasta Pantry!

Oven Roasted Italian Sausage: Pasta Pantry Edition

When was the last time you’ve enjoyed some sausage with your Pasta Pantry meal? You might have had some other types like Kielbasa or Bratwurst before, but those varieties can’t compare to the almighty Italian sausage. Pasta Pantry is confident that once you try our over roasted Italian sausage, you’ll never go back for another kind ever again.

Pasta Pantry’s Italian sausages come from a local deli in Edmonton’s Little Italy area. This was a conscious decision by our team: we wanted to give our hungry customers those big Italian flavours that we grew up with while still supporting a great local organization. The result has been a win-win for everyone, especially all the hungry Edmonton and Sherwood Park residents out there.

Our process for making those juicy Italian sausages may look hard, but it’s really simple. We start by roasting them with tons of onions (is there such thing as an Italian meal without onions?) to develop those wonderful aromas.

 

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But wait, there’s more! Those delicious sausages then go into a beautiful bath of sauce with some green peppers, red peppers, and some other secret spices that you’ll enjoy. When they mix together, the sausages pick up the extra flavor of everything in the mixture, resulting in a mouthful of deliciousness that fit with our motto of “Real Food, Real Fresh, Real Fast!”

The best part about Italian sausages? They’re extremely versatile! Pair it with pasta or break them down and use the meat with one of our sauces or soups for some unique lunch or dinner experiences!

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Try our Italian sausage today and keep up with all of our Pasta Pantry related news on Twitter and Facebook!

Pasta Pantry Brings Gluten Free Foods to Cravings!

Cravings was a huge success! Now in its 3rd year, the event brings together local eateries that offer gluten free foods for those working with intolerances and Celiac disease and is quickly becoming a popular event in Sherwood Park. The event took place at the Strathcona Community Centre this past Sunday and Pasta Pantry was proud to share our love for home cooked Italian eats.

We were honoured to sponsor the event and show everyone who attended how much we appreciate the support of the community. But just because Cravings promotes gluten free and Celiac friendly foods, that doesn’t mean the regular eaters weren’t satisfied.

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We brought our passion of Italian food to all of the hungry people at Cravings and were amazed by the amount of people that stopped and said hi! On the menu at the Pasta Pantry booth were our signature items: the classic Pasta Pantry Mac and our refreshing Caesar salad. We can’t believe how many samples were enjoyed and how many people got to experience “Real Food, Real Fresh, Real Fast!”

 

With an international selection ranging from Indian and Asian cuisine to frozen desserts, the best part of Cravings was getting to see all of the smiling faces that loved the food!

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From everyone here at Pasta Pantry, we hope you’ve enjoyed Cravings; we can’t wait to share more of our yummy foods with you next year! For more mouth watering foods, swing by Pasta Pantry and grab a plate with the whole family! Also, make sure you’re keeping up with our activity online by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter!

Reintroducing the Pasticcio!

You might have seen our now famous pasticcio on the menu, but when was the last time you enjoyed the delectable combination of baked pasta and sauce?

Most customers may be familiar with Italian essentials like pasta and meatballs, but some of our more casual diners might not know about the pasticcio, a food item that every person needs to try at least once.

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Similar to its cousin, lasagna, pasticio (it goes by many different spellings) comes in many varieties depending on the location and culture. The Greeks like to use spices like cinnamon and clove, while us Italians prefer to keep it simple with lots of different pastas and cheeses.

Pasta Pantry has three different sauces to choose from when it comes to our pasticcio: meat, hot Italian sausage, and vegetable. Make sure you experiment and discover which one you enjoy the most!

Our secret for a powerful pasticcio? The cheese. Pasta Pantry’s blend of mozza, parmigano, pecorino romano, ricotta, and asiago make for a dish that can’t be denied. Unlike other restaurants, Pasta Pantry understands that some people can’t stomach the idea of eating regular pasta because they can’t have gluten in their diet.

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That’s why we’ve got a special gluten free edition for our celiac friends and those who are working with food allergies or intolerances. Just let us know before you order and we’ll be extra careful with your tasty meal.

Are you in the mood for some pasticcio? Stop by Pasta Pantry and try some today or take those amazing flavours home with you and enjoy it with the family. $9.95 gets you a small pasticcio, while $12.95 gets you as much pasticcio as you can handle while you’re at the restaurant.

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