Pasta Mama’s Tomato Basil Linguine & Garlic Basil Pesto Sauce

Pasta Mamas

Tonight’s din din was a nice combination of pasta noodles and sauce by Pasta Mama’s.

About Pasta Mama’s

Pasta Mama’s began in 1986, when Diane Santillie made pasta in her kitchen and took it to her work, at a gourmet cafe and gift shop.  She couldn’t make the pasta fast enough for the shop’s customers.  Customers in the shop called her “Pasta Mama” and that’s how it got started.

Fast forward nearly three decades and Pasta Mama’s now offers a ton of fine pastas and sauce mixes.  I’m happy to say I’ll be devouring about 17 of them.  Two down, 15 to go.

Garlic Basil Pesto

First is the sauce for tonight, garlic basil pesto sauce.  This sauce is so easy to make it is crazy.  A few tablespoons of water and oil and mix.  That’s it.  No heating or anything.  The sauce is fairly strong, so not a lot is needed for full flavor.

Tomato Basil Linguine

Pasta Mama’s makes some great pastas, much more interesting than plain offerings you find in the stores.  Tonight’s is a pasta that takes a whopping 2.5 minutes to cook, the tomato basil linguine.  The bride and I loved the noodles.


Between the ease of the pesto sauce and this pasta, this is a great tasting and original meal which takes less than five minutes.


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