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    Show Your Love with a Homemade Mother’s Day Dinner Featuring Mouthwatering Etto Pasta

    Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your mom just how much she means to you. Give the gift of Italian tradition and quality this year with Etto pasta. Made from high-quality semolina flour, Etto pasta is handmade using traditional techniques that have been passed down for generations. Their pasta comes in a variety of unique shapes and flavors, including squid ink and truffle, allowing you to create delicious and authentic Italian dishes that will impress even the most discerning palates. Etto’s commitment to quality and sustainability means you can feel good about giving this gift, knowing that you are supporting a company that cares about the environment and the communities it serves. Surprise your mom with the gift of authentic Italian cuisine this Mother’s Day with Etto pasta.


    pronunciation: ca-za-REH-chay

    Casarecce means “homemade” in Italian. It was a relatively easy pasta shape to make in the home. The slightly twisted S shaped pasta is great for fresh, chunky sauces.

    One of ETTO’s favorite sauces is a Sugo di Cinghale which is a tomato based sauce with wild boar.

    Recipe – Casarecce With Pesto Trapanese

    Prep Time: 15 Minutes

    Cook Time: 10 Minutes

    Serves: 4-6 Servings

    This dish is just as good served at room temperature as it is warm. It is great alone as a main course or alongside grilled chicken or sausages. Basil is a loved alternative as the main focus of this sauce. There is a lovely umami taste to the sauce.


    • 16 toasted whole almonds

    • Kosher salt

    • 4 cloves garlic

    • ½ cup Italian parsley

    • ½ cup basil leaves

    • 1lb fresh cherry tomatoes or one 28oz can whole peeled tomatoes, liquid drained

    • 1lb Etto Dried Casarecce Pasta

    • 6oz good quality olive oil

    • ¼ cup grated parmesan

    • ¼ cup grated pecorino romano

    • Freshly ground pepper

    • Flaky sea salt, for serving


    Step 1

    In a food processor, add almonds and a pinch of salt. Pulse until a coarse paste forms. Add the garlic and blend into the paste. Then add the parsley and basil and blend to combine, followed by the tomatoes.

    Step 2

    Gently incorporate olive oil by pulsing it into the sauce, followed by the cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

    Step 3

    Meanwhile, bring 4 quarts of water with 1tbl kosher salt to boil in a large pot. Cook casarecce to al dente according to package directions. Drain pasta reserving about ½ cup starchy cooking water.

    Step 4

    Transfer sauce to a large bowl. Add pasta and toss to coat, adding pasta water if necessary to loosen up the sauce. Divide among bowls and garnish with more herbs, salt, and cheese.

    Brian & Stephie Terrizi of Giornata Wines produce their pure Etto Pastificio American craft pasta in Paso Robles, in California’s Central Coast wine country. Featured at their own Etto Pasta Bar as well as at dozens of restaurants throughout California, Etto uses only organically farmed American grains extruded through traditional bronze dies from Italy. Etto pasta is high in protein, low in sugar, has terrific flavor and the sensuous shapes have made Etto the healthy carb of choice among pasta fanatics around the country. Through a program called “Pasta for the People,” Etto has donated over 25,000 portions of pasta to help fight food insecurity in school districts throughout California’s Central Coast.