Comfort Foods {Recipe & Giveaway}

(Disclosure: I received products for review but all thoughts are my own.)

If it were up to me I’d probably eat pasta every day. It’s one of the foods that brings back the most food related memories from childhood. I loved when my mom made lasagna (cheese only, no meat!) and Beef Stroganoff. My dad used egg noodles to make his homemade chicken noodle soup in winter. My favorite food using Creamette® Pasta though is homemade mac & cheese. I remember my grandma making it when I went to visit her years ago and thought it was odd that she added tomatoes to this cheesy pasta dish. It’s my favorite way to eat macaroni & cheese now and I can’t imagine it without tomatoes.

Since having a family of my own, quick pasta dishes have become my new comfort food. I still have the memories of pasta without the time consuming task of making the dishes. One of our favorite ways to have noodles now is to add a red spaghetti sauce to them. I make mine with just veggies but Sinisa likes his with a meat sauce. Here is one of his favorite sauces to make called a Bolognese Sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground pork or ground beef
  • 1 can of mushrooms (pieces)
  • 1 white onion (diced)
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • Italian seasonings

Directions:

  • Saute the ground meat and use a spatula to break it in tiny pieces
  • In a separate pan use a small amount of oil and saute your onion and mushrooms.
  • Add meat to the onions and mushrooms
  • Simmer for a few minutes over low heat
  • Add a can of diced tomatoes (don’t drain them)
  • Add seasonings to taste (Sinisa uses garlic, basil, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper)
  • Simmer for a few minutes over low heat
  • Put a generous spoonful over noodles
  • Sprinkle with shredded cheese (optional)

When it comes to sharing good food and good times with family and friends, nothing makes us feel more at home than comfort food. Creamette® Pasta is proud to have been a part of creating comforting family meals for 100 years and – to honor ten decades of warm memories and mealtime moments – the brand is launching its Comfort Food Recipe and Essay contest.

Through May 30th, Creamette Pasta invites families from the Midwest region to share their favorite comfort food recipe made with Creamette Pasta along with an original essay of 100 words or less explaining their family mealtime memory as it relates to the recipe and what makes it so comforting for a chance to win $10,000. In June 2013, ten semifinalists will be chosen to participate in a nationwide online vote.

You can submit your recipe here: Creamette.NewWorldPasta.Com/100thAnniversary

GIVEAWAY:

One winner will win a delicious prize pack including two boxes of Creamette® Pasta, two Creamette® Pasta recipe cards, one colander and one casserole baking dish.

HOW TO ENTER:

Tell me what your favorite comfort dish made with Creamette Pasta is

Additional Entry:

Share this giveaway on a social network

Giveaway ends June 3, 2013 at 11:59pm Central time. Must be a United States resident 18 years of age or older to enter.

Comments

  1. Chicken Tetrazinni is my fav. comfort food.

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  2. I’ve never tried Creamette Pasta, but my favorite comfort food is my grandmother’s spaghetti sauce. I have been known to eat it from a bowl with just slices of bread (though its much better over pasta with crusty garlic bread)

  3. Baked Mac n cheese is my favorite
    Thanks

  4. macaroni and cheese

  5. Monja Blue says

    Mac and cheese… yummy! Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful giveaway!

  6. Barbara Stenby says

    I make my mom’s Baked Macaroni & Cheese recipe she passed on to me! I also make a mac recipe my dad made all the time with cheddar cheese & peeled tomatoes Its delicious!

  7. Barbara Stenby says
  8. Blessie Nelson says

    It has to be my eggplant lasagna!

  9. Blessie Nelson says
  10. Macaroni salad with eggs is my favorite.

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  11. Tweet:
    https://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/337519284546846720

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  12. I love spaghetti and meatballs with lots of extra sauce.

  13. Paula Lee says

    The family goulash recipe.

  14. Paula Lee says
  15. Jenna M Osborne says

    I love Penne Rigate with mushrooms, olive oil and parmesan!

  16. Colleen Maurina says

    My favorite comfort food made with Creamette Pasta is macaroni and cheese!

  17. mrsshukra says

    Chicken Tetrazzini with Creamette Pasta is good!

  18. mrsshukra says
  19. Laura Jacobson says

    My favorite comfort food with Creamette pasta is lasanga! Its my favorite!

  20. Laura Jacobson says
  21. Definitely noodle kugel :)

  22. Spinach and ricotta stuffed shells

  23. Homemade Mac & Cheese.

  24. Michelle Tucker says

    I like making tuna casserole!
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  25. Michelle Tucker says

    tweeted: https://twitter.com/michedt/status/339201664982601729
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  26. Macaroni and Cheese made with Creamette elbows

  27. spaghetti with meatballs (and lasagna as a close second. YUM!)

  28. homemade mac and cheese!

  29. spaghetti, salad and garlic bread

  30. Nothing like Spaghetti as a comfort food for me. With garlic bread!

  31. Heather Swarthout says

    I would absolutely love to make a creamy Chicken Alfredo with their pasta!

  32. Heather Swarthout says
  33. Macaroni and cheese.

  34. My favorite comfort food is macaroni and cheese

  35. Spaghetti Pie!

  36. laura ari says

    Mexican macaroni and cheese

  37. I like spaghetti and meat sauce.

  38. Amy Tolley says

    my favorite pasta dish would have to be shrimp alfredo…thanks for this chance….have a great day and many blessings…best of luck to everyone

  39. Amy Tolley says
  40. Mary Beth Elderton says

    My favorite is good ol’ spaghetti–it’s simple, but that’s one of the things that makes it so comforting :)

  41. Mary Beth Elderton says
  42. Teresa Thompson says

    I love baked mac n cheese.
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  43. Diana Hatch says

    Macaroni and cheese

  44. I love baked Ziti erinnsluka@gmail

  45. I’ve never tried this brand of noodles, but I make something called Noodles Romano and it is soooo good :)
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  46. I shared on twitter
    https://mobile.twitter.com/CalleeSligh/status/341546893580587008
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  47. My favorite dish is spaghetti & meat sauce!

  48. Dawn Monroe says

    I like to make mac and cheese and macorroni salad with creamette pasta.

  49. Kristin Sawatzke says

    Love lasagna!

  50. April Yedinak says

    Spaghetti with sausage and meatballs.

  51. Mine is lobster Mas and Cheese!
    Yummy..=)

  52. Amanda Rauch says

    Our favorite pasta dish is Beef Stroganoff-just made it last night!

  53. Amanda Rauch says

    I tweeted the giveaway, here is the link: https://twitter.com/amandajoyrauch/status/341583825127759873

  54. Nikki Lynn Hanna says

    I love to make my grandma’s mac and cheese with it

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  55. Lasanga would be my favorite!

  56. tweet-https://twitter.com/COUNTRYNEST/status/341597764054052864

  57. Jennifer P says

    Macaroni and beef would be my favourite.

  58. Jennifer P says
  59. Savannah miller says

    I love making chicken parm. over pasta so yummy!!!

  60. Savannah miller says

    I tweeted for an extra entry https://twitter.com/savannahm1987/status/341619151913226240

    Thank you so much for the chance to win
    savannahm1987@gmail.com

  61. Georgia Beckman says

    Homemade baked mac n cheese, hands down is our family’s favorite. AND…….I need a new casserole dish! So thank you for the chance!

  62. Georgia Beckman says
  63. Spaghetti with lots and lots of sauce!
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  64. Spaghetti with sausage and meatballs.

  65. Mac and cheese

  66. baked mac & cheese!

  67. our fave is Lasagna that we make old fam recipe it is the best

  68. I love making baked spaghetti! So simple yet delicious.

  69. I like spaghetti & lasagna. I also like boiling the noodles & just putting veggies on top. Yum-O! Thank you :)

  70. I love plain old spaghetti and meat sauce!

  71. 1955nurse says

    My Husband’s favorite comfort food is a sort of Goulash made w/Creamette’s, ground beef, stewed tomatoes & mixed veggies, topped w/breadcrumbs & baked – it tastes a lot better than it sounds!!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com))

  72. 1955nurse says

    I shared this (HollyCunningham) on Pinterest!!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) Thanks for the chance!

  73. 1955nurse says

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