Add Pasta Pantry Catering To Your Fall Routine

Getting Back Into The Swing Of Things With Some Help From Pasta Pantry Catering

 

Ahh the fall has arrived – maybe not technically on the calendar, but in the rhythm and routine of life! Students are back in their desks, holidays are wrapped up and we’re getting back into the swing of things in our homes and workplaces. At Pasta Pantry we are always looking to provide you with real food, real fresh, real fast, especially as everyone gets busier with work, school and commitments.

 

If you’re planning an office function, something for the kids or a fall birthday or celebration, we’ve got you covered. Head to our catering page to learn more about this awesome service. With just a few days notice we’ll have everything ready to go, delivered to your place of choice! (delivery charge varies depending on location).

Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding our catering service. We can’t wait to serve you!

 

Rediscover Our Pasta Pantry Favourites

Real Food, Real Fresh, Real Fast!

 

We’re always switching things up at Pasta Pantry, from our homemade pasta cuts on rotation to fresh sauces, soups and salads.  We love getting creative with combinations and providing the absolute highest quality ingredients to experiment with, in your own kitchen and ours.  Through and through, we provide real food, real fresh, real fast! Here’s a few of our flavour favourites, tried tested and true.

 

 

Our Meatball is regarded as one of the most mouthwatering entrees on the block. Made with a ratio of 3 parts beef and 1 part pork from the best meat available in Alberta, each meatball is hand rolled to perfection before going into a pool of sauce. 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! A Pasta Pantry favourite will always be the classic Spaghetti and Meatballs: original perfection!

 

 

Our tomato soup is something of a labour of love – a group effort by our amazing culinary team, perfected over the years! Delicious on its own, paired with one of our fresh salads or as a warm-up to one of our pasta creations, our tomato soup is made with fresh tomatoes, herbs, spices, and an Italian cheese blend. Garnished with our garlic croutons and Parmesan cheese, this is sure to be a menu favourite worth coming back to!


 

We get that it’s hard to pick a favourite, and sometimes you just want it all! One of our “favourites” is simply an experimental bowl. Penne, alfredo, tomato, chicken parmigiana – you can have it all! Variety is the spice of life and we love providing the tools to create. Think outside the box at your next visit to the Tratoria!

25 Years Of Pasta Pantry Family

Pasta Pantry started with a family. Like most families, this one was always on the go. Even though they were short on cooking time, they didn’t want to fall short on the quality of their family dinners. Over 25 years later, family still matters to us. Whoever you consider yours to be, they’re welcome here. We serve hot, delicious comfort food made right in our kitchen, and we do it fast so you can slow down. We’re a family. And when you come to Pasta Pantry, you’re one of us.

We are truly grateful to the community of Sherwood Park and surrounding area for the past 25 years of overwhelming support. We have seen little boys and girls grow to become fantastic contributing members of the community to which we now serve their children. My family, the Satanoves, very much look forward to the next 25 years. Much respect.

Let’s Eat!
Nathan Satanove
Owner

Creative Summer Cooking With Help From Our Pantry

Spice Up Your Summer Dishes With Our Favourite Take-Home Sauces

Our homemade sauces add a unique flavour to any dish; you can find us cooking more than just pasta at home with them! Whether you’re celebrating the season by firing up the barbecue for a backyard party or you just want to spice up your dishes, adding sauces can lead to new and delicious flavour combinations. We’re excited to show you how you can bring those Pasta Pantry flavours home for your friends and family to savour!

Pair it with Pesto!

Aside from dressing your favourite pasta dishes, pesto can be used as a marinade for all kinds of meats. Chicken marinated with pesto is an unbeatable combo, but don’t be afraid to experiment! Pesto can also be used alongside salmon, grilled shrimp or as a spread for hamburgers and other sandwiches!

When marinating meats, remember that unless you’re preparing a roast or other large cut of meat, there’s no need to marinate it overnight. According to experts, most cuts only need 4-6 hours to absorb the flavours (if you’re working with seafood, it drops down to 1-2 hours; anything longer and your marinate can actually “cook” the meat and change the texture).

To learn more about our pesto, check out this post!

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Dress Up Your Dish!

Our take-away dressings are made from scratch and ready to enjoy! Both our Caesar and Creamy Italian dressings are perfect alongside any greens you’re preparing, but we don’t want to limit it to just salads. For a quick snack on the go, try using them as a dip for veggies like carrots and celery or appetizers like chicken wings! As we always say, Bring On The Garlic!

Add Alfredo!

Once you try our Alfredo, we promise you’ll never buy a canned or jarred sauce again. While it’s hard to beat the classic fettuccini pairing, alfredo sauce is good on so many other dishes! We recommend swapping out for tomato sauce when making pizza at home!

This alternative results in a creamier pizza that might just be your next go-to sauce. The best part of making a pizza? It’s an easy way to get the whole family involved in dinner!

Interested in using one of our sauces for your next meal at home? Head over to our Fresh Pasta at Home page to see the full list of sauces available for purchase! To stay up to date with Pasta Pantry, make sure you follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Canada Day At Festival Place Featuring PASKETBALL

Image borrowed from Raising Edmonton

Celebrate Canada Day at Broadmoor Lake Park With Pasta Pantry

The country is buzzing with Canada 150 celebrations! Broadmoor Lake Park is the place to be in Sherwood Park for the region’s best and biggest Canada Day festival. Each year, over 25,000 people gather to share their Canadian pride while enjoying a multitude of indoor and outdoor activities. You can find Pasta Pantry on the scene – swing by our tent for a friendly game of Pasketball!

What is Pasketball you ask? The Pasta Pantry family actually created this game in the late 90s as a way to divvy up our tips amongst staff. The game is simple: toss a piece of short pasta in the basket, collect a point! We’ll have the “courts” set up all day at our tent and for every pasket you make you’ll be entered to win a Pasta Pantry gift card!

The festival kicks off at 9 a.m. with the Axiom Mortgage Solutions Pancake Breakfast and stage show in the Community Centre (located at 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park) and continues with endless activities throughout the day! Catch the fireworks at 11pm.

Click here to view more details on the events of the day. See you Saturday!

Get Your Grad Catered With Pasta Pantry

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Pasta Pantry Is Ready To Cater Your Graduation Celebration!

It’s grad season! In Sherwood Park and beyond students are just a few weeks away from hanging up their backpacks and enjoying success and freedom. Graduation is a top notch reason to celebrate and treat students to the party of the year – why not get Pasta Pantry on the scene to cover the food? With just couple days notice we’ll have the perfect meal ready to go! It’s all here: trays, sauces, dressings, desserts. Our pasta trays are made to order so you can expect the same fresh quality as if you were dining in the restaurant.

Here’s a few of our favourite options to get your mouth watering!

View our full catering menu here)

Pasticcio Trays

A Pasticcio is our version of lasagna, a mixture of short pastas, sauce and cheeses. We have three types of Pasticcio: the original with meat sauce, vegetarian packed full of hearty vegetables and hot Italian sausage for those who like their pasta with a kick. Ask about our gluten free version!

Pasta Pantry Mac N’ Cheese

Pasta Pantry’s version of the Mac and Cheese is not just for kids! We use a perfect mixture of heavy cream & four high end cheeses: Grana Padano Parmigiano, Pecorino Romano, Ricotta and Asiago. If there’s a cheese heaven, you’re already in it. Kids love it and so do adults. This dish can be made gluten free.

Baked Penne Alfredo

Classic favourite! Penne pasta, alfredo sauce, mozzarella & parmigiano cheese. Your choice of whole wheat or white penne.

Call today to book Pasta Pantry catering for your school’s graduation celebration!

 

Find Us At Cravings 5th Annual Gluten Free Fair!

Gluten Free In Sherwood Park At Pasta Pantry and Cravings!

 

Pasta Pantry is all about options; our menu is very “choose your own adventure”! There is something for everyone to enjoy, including a bunch of delicious gluten free options. This year we are thrilled to be a part of Cravings 5th Annual Gluten Free Fair yet again, happening June 11 from 11 a.m – 3 p.m at the
Agora Community Centre. This event is an amazing opportunity to come delight in gluten free items and products from restaurants and businesses from all across Alberta. We are proud to be a part of Cravings every year and we can’t wait to see you out, sampling the goods!

Get to know some of Pasta Pantry’s favourite gluten free options on our regular menu! Our staff is ready to help you find the perfect dish to accommodate your needs and satisfy your tastebuds. Never hesitate to ask!

Gluten Free Pasta

Our gluten free corn pasta is imported from Italy to ensure a NO GMO corn. Have it with your choice of meat, tomato vegetable or four cheese sauce.

Gluten Free Caesar Salad

Our classic home made Caesar salad without the croutons. Bring On The Garlic!

Italian Salad

Fresh romaine lettuce, carrots, red cabbage, and tomatoes with our homemade creamy Italian dressing. Fresh, delicious and gluten free, of course!

Meatballs

That’s right, our meatballs are gluten free too! A mixture of beef & pork spiced to perfection, these meatballs are hand rolled daily.

Learn more about our gluten free menu options here! 

 

Our Favourite Italian Pick-Me-Ups

Dessert tastes better with a cappuccino, espresso or latte!

Have you explored our menu? At Pasta Pantry we are known for our homemade pasta –  real, fast and fresh – and we pride ourselves on being ‘Italian At Heart’. Our menu includes many Italian favourites; soups and salads, desserts and drinks. Some of our favourite Italian items are found on the drink list! Try these classic caffeinated pick-me-ups next time you are in for dinner, dessert or both!

Facts about Italian Coffees

The cappuccino was first made in the early 1900s, shortly after the popularization of the espresso machine in 1901.

Because it is considered an essential part of Italian’s daily life, espresso is regulated by the Italian government.

One shot of espresso requires 50 coffee beans.

The term for latte as used in English is a shortened form of the Italian caffè latte, caffelatte or caffellatte, which means “milk coffee”.

On average, Italians drink at least 2 coffee beverages a day – one with breakfast and one with lunch – minimum!

Our Top 10 Favourite Playoff Snacks Made With Pasta Sauce

Pass-da sauce: these recipes can all be made with Pasta Pantry’s homemade pasta sauce!

Edmonton Oilers playoff snack ideas

We are huge sports fans over at Pasta Pantry. With all this playoff celebration and excitement comes gatherings and snacking! We like to think outside the box and use only the freshest ingredients, so today we’re sharing these unique and delicious recipes that you can create at home – with a little help from our pantry. Swing by before game time and pick up our homemade Pesto, Meat Sauce, Hot Italian Sausage, Tomato Vegetable, Alfredo or Four Cheese sauce add to these awesome recipes:

*Recipes gathered from The Food Network

Buffalo Wings: Lightly coat chicken wings with equal parts pasta sauce and hot sauce; roast at 425 degrees F for 40 minutes.

Zesty Chip Dip: Combine equal parts sour cream and pasta sauce in a bowl; stir in grated Parmesan cheese, ground pepper and oregano.

Cocktail Sauce: Mix pasta sauce with horseradish and hot sauce to taste; serve with shrimp.

Stuffed Mushrooms: Mix breadcrumbs, chopped mushroom stems and grated Parmesan cheese with a bit of pasta sauce; stuff into mushroom caps, drizzle with olive oil and bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes.

Pizza Potato: Make a deep slit in baked potatoes, then stuff with some pasta sauce, chopped pepperoni and shredded mozzarella; bake at 400 degrees F until the cheese melts.

Tomato Mac and Cheese: Mix some pasta sauce with prepared macaroni and cheese in a baking dish; drizzle with more sauce and bake at 350 degrees F until hot and bubbly.

Instant Salsa: Mix 1 cup pasta sauce with 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1/2 cup corn kernels, chopped cilantro, diced red onion and a dash of hot sauce.

Pizza Sticks: Brush refrigerated breadstick dough with pasta sauce; sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese and bake. Serve with extra sauce.

Eggplant Rolls: Grill or broil thinly sliced eggplant until tender. Spread with pasta sauce and ricotta cheese; roll up and secure with toothpicks.

Olive Tapenade: Combine 1 cup pasta sauce with 1/2 cup chopped Kalamata olives, 1/2 cup chopped roasted peppers, a big spoonful of capers and some parsley; serve with crackers.

Keep your spirits high and your snack table full!

Fit For The Future

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Become a Pasta Pantry Fit Kid with Fit for the Future

We are thrilled to be partnering up again with Strathcona County to get the kids of the community involved and engaged in their health and wellness! For the entire month of April, kids (10-13 years of age) who participate in the Fit for the Future program can enter to win various prizes from Pasta Pantry. We are also launching the “Passport To Pasta”, a way for kids to track their sessions, collect stamps and earn free pasta. Read on to learn about these awesome initiatives!

What is Fit for the Future?

Fit for the Future introduces 10 to 13 year olds to the wellness centre and teaches proper use of fitness equipment. This is a mandatory program for 10 to 13 year olds who wish to use the wellness centres at Millennium Place, Ardrossan Recreation Complex, and Glen Allan Recreation Complex, and a wonderful way to get kids excited about their health and educated on how to properly use the facilities. This program is included with the Millennium Card or with regular admission.

Drop in Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Millennium Place or Ardrossan Recreation Complex.

Some components the kids will take away from Fit For The Future include:

  • Proper workout guidelines and exercise principles
  • Weight room etiquette and safety
  • Resistance training, cardiovascular fitness and stretching techniques
  • How to do a proper warm up and cool down

Pasta Pantry Fit Kids

Participate in Fit for the Future and enter the Pasta Pantry Fit Kids Contest. The details are easy! Once the kids have completed their Fit for the Future session, they can enter in through our printed ballots by writing out why activity is important to them. Prizes for this draw include a $100 Pasta Pantry Gift Card, a $50 Pasta Pantry Gift Card or a tray of Pasticcio!

There are scheduled Fit for the Future times on April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, but if any non-scheduled sessions occur, kids can still enter. In addition, if kids 10-13 who have recently been in the program would like to fill out a ballot to enter, they are welcome to do so by checking in with a wellness staff member.

Passport To Pasta

Once the kids have completed Fit for the Future, they have 5 activity challenges to complete and get signed and stamped to finalize their Passport to Pasta. The completed passport earns them one free small or large pasty courtesy of Pasta Pantry, to be redeemed within one month of the challenge. We look forward to fueling up all these Fit Kids!

Learn more at www.strathcona.ca/fitfuture