Pasta Machine Giveaway and More from Bertolli

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The winner is Lori! Congratulations!

I LOVE pasta. Seriously, I love it! I could eat it every single night. The first real meal I ever made was fettuccine alfredo. I loved it, my husband loved it, and I made it several times a week… for years. Over time, we got tired of plain old fettuccine alfredo and I learned to make different types of pasta dishes. If you check out my recipe page you will notice that I love to make pasta! From baked ziti to pink pasta, noodles are on our table several nights a week.

I was thrilled when Bertolli asked if I would like to try making my own pasta. I couldn’t wait to receive my Imperia Pasta Machine.

imperia pasta maker

I made my first batch of homemade pasta and loved it! It tasted better than any restaurant pasta I have ever had. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to make pasta as well.

Bertolli would like to give one of my readers an Imperia Pasta Machine, Emile Henry Lasagna Baker, and coupons for FREE Bertolli frozen meals. (These meals are one of my favorite date night at home foods when I want a break from cooking)

To enter to win this fabulous package from Bertolli, leave a comment telling me your favorite pasta dish. For additional entries you can tweet, Facebook, blog, or tell your friends about it. Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.

Giveaway ends Thursday, April 22, 2010 and is open to US mailing addresses.

Below is the third webisode in the Into the Heart of Italy series from Bertolli.


  1. oooooo Yummy Yummy Yummy!!! I love anything pasta but I think my favorite is tortellini with pesto.

  2. I love ravioli-definitely my favorite!

  3. I think my favorite is lasagna, or maybe manicotti… I think it would be lots of fun to make my own pasta!

  4. What a fabulous giveaway!
    I love chicken alfredo….or shrimp alfredo over linguine or fettucine! Mmmmmmmmmm…

  5. I tweeted about this (my username is AlicasTweeting).

  6. My families favorite is garlic spaghetti, but I have to say, I would eat Manicotti any day of the week, but nobody else will, so I only get it when I go out to eat.

  7. It’s hard to name one pasta dish favorite, but homemade macaroni and cheese is probably it. So many fond memories of my grandmother making it when I was growing up.

  8. One of our favorites is Fettucine Alfredo. I have a recipe from an international cookbook that tastes just like Olive Garden’s sauce. Mmmm….!

  9. lori henderson says:

    i love lasagna!

  10. lori henderson says:
  11. Darcy H. says:

    Ooh.. I love pasta too. I think my favorites are either homemade macaroni and cheese or manicotti.
    I’ve always thought making homemade pasta was more effort than it was worth – so you post was quite interesting!

  12. I love making homemade pasta! It’s also a great way to sneak some veggies into my kids’ diets- we love spinach, carrot and sweet potato noodles. The colors are great and the taste sublime. I do everythingby hand and would LOVE a pasta maker!

  13. I love making homemade pasta! It’s also a great way to sneak some veggies into my kids’ diets- we love spinach, carrot and sweet potato noodles. The colors are great and the taste sublime. I do everything by hand and would LOVE a pasta maker!

  14. I love to make spaghetti pie, and of course I never get tired of plain old noodles with butter 🙂

  15. My favorites are lasagna & spaghetti… YUM!

  16. I love a good lasagna, but if i could make manicotti, I think my husband would marry me alll over again!!!

    Super cool give-away!!

  17. My favorite pasta would definitely have to be tortellini. Any type of tortellini. It’s dense and filling, therefore cheap. I’ve never made my own, but I’d love to give it a try!!

  18. I facebooked — and explained that if a friend won, I expected an invite for dinner 🙂

  19. tweat, tweat!! see ya on twitter!!

  20. We go through phases. Currently, we can’t get enough simple bow ties with marinara, mushrooms, and mozzerella (add pepperonis to my dh’s bowl).

  21. I love lasagna, but homemade mac & cheese comes in a very close second!

  22. I would love to win this! Being able to make pasta from scratch would be so nice, since my kiddos have food allergies and can’t eat traditional wheat pasta.

  23. We love pasta at our house. My favorite is anything with alfredo or pesto.

  24. Homemade pasta that sounds like a great idea as I am always wanting a healthier option if possible.

  25. I love chicken & noodles! I have always wanted a pasta maker…thanks for the fun giveaway!

  26. I’m making my husband’s and my favorite pasta for his birthday dinner tonight- cannelloni al forno. I can never find actual cannelloni noodles, though, so I’m using manicotti. If only I had a pasta machine… 😉

  27. We have several favorites around here. One is spaghetti Alla Anne. It has a cheesy white sauce. I would love to win. Thanks for making this available.

  28. I’m mentioning this on facebook too.

  29. Fettucine alfredo is one of my favourites but I love pasta almost no matter what!

  30. tortallini (too early to spell) with meatballs and red sauce…. kids love it so easy to make (all from sam’s frozen or a can)

  31. I love manicotti!


    Link to one of my favorite pasta recipes – Passion Pasta!

  33. You mean I have to narrow down my pasta preferences to just one? Impossible! How about two…in winter I love any pasta served alla sorrentina style (baked with tomatoes and yummy fresh mozzarella cheese) and in the summer I prefer pennete al salmone, pasta with a light pink sauce and tasty bits of salmon.

    Now I’m hungry.

  34. I love anything with pesto sauce. And alfredo. Ok, and tomato based or creamy sauces…. guess I just love pasta!

  35. Oh man – I love everything pasta, too. I make a chicken parmesan with alfredo sauce and penne pasta my kids and hubby LOVE!

  36. I love alfredo! I should make pasta more often since all 3 of my boys (and husband too) seem to really like pasta.

  37. Erin Stanford says:

    AWESOME giveaway! Actually, my all time favorite pasta dish is Chicken Fettucine Alfredo. I’m not too tired of it yet, but we don’t make it at home very often.

  38. andrea cseh says:

    I love all kinds of pasta but one of my favs if pasta with broccoli, roasted pine nuts, grilled chicken & a little goat cheese!!!!!! Homemade would make it all the better!

  39. Julie Brockmeier says:

    I love this!! Oh, my MIL would be so impressed! My favorite is speghetti – a classic!

  40. Mmmm…chicken parm!

  41. I just recently made pasta for the first time as well and I could not believe the difference in the taste, amazing. It was a little time consuming considering I did it all by hand rolling it out and cutting it. But it would be great to have a pasta machine! The only difference in my recipe than yours was a Tbl of milk and a dash of pepper, I know what I will be making this week! Before I forget my favorite is lasagna, LOVE IT!

  42. Yum, cheese tortellini with some butter. Simple and tasty.

  43. Carbonara! Hubs will eat anything w/bacon in it. 🙂

  44. Spaghetti with Italian sausage meatballs. Mmm.

  45. Wow, I had no idea that homemade pasta was so easy to make! My favorite dish is a nice chicken alfredo – yum.

  46. I love pasta and I’ve been wanting to try to make it from scratch! My favorite pasta dish is Penne Rosa – a creamy delicious spicy sauce with chicken! Oh yes! I think I might need to make some today!

    • I love pasta!! All kinds – ravioli, fettuccine, lasagne, spaghetti… Would love to make my own!

  47. We love pasta. I’d love to try and make pasta. It just looks like fun!

  48. my favorite… homemade spinach and mushroom ravioli!

  49. My favorite pasta dish is mushroom stuffed tortellini! Yummo!

  50. I’ve been dying to get a pasta maker for many many months now. I’ve made pasta a few times, I’ve just used the pizza cutter method. A pasta maker sure would make it all easier.

    My favorite pasta dish hands down is Fettuccine Alfredo. I think I could live off of it. 🙂

  51. I love pasta. I’m not picky as to what type. My kids however love lasagna.

    Would love to learn to make my own.

  52. we love stuffed shells!

  53. Stephanie says:

    I would love to make my own pasta with one of these machines. While I think it would be great to have that machine, I think I will even try it without as you suggested. Thanks!

  54. Monica McGill says:

    chicken alfredo…..with extra sauce please….yummy!

  55. I’m partial to anything alfredo.

  56. Kimberly says:

    Love spaghetti!! Would love to win!!

  57. Michelle W. says:

    We too are pasta lovers. I think my favorites are pasta salad loaded with fresh veggies and “Grammy’s” noodles with beef and gravy!!

  58. Donnah Moore says:

    Favorite Pasta Dish??? What?!! That’s like asking which child is my favorite! They all are!!!

  59. Sara Jane says:

    My favorite pasta is my father-in-law’s homemade pasta and gravy (sauce to me!). I would love to continue their Italian traditions in my home with my own homemade pasta!

  60. I’m boring…we love plain old spaghetti, but with my homemade sauce. My 3 year old had “Pasta Day” at school where we made homemade noodles, and they were yummy!

  61. Like you, I love any kind of pasta dish. It would be hard to pick a favorite, but right now I could go for some kind of pasta with a really good olive oil and freshly grated parmesan cheese. Yum! It would be wonderful to be able to make my own pasta!

  62. Anything with pasta as the base is good, actually I think just plain pasta with olive oil and parmesan cheese fits the bill rather nicely.

  63. Definitely my Mother-in-law’s lasagna!! So simple and so amazingly nummy!

  64. I’d have to say our family loves spaghetti but we love all pasta 🙂

  65. I also shared it on my Facebook profile.

  66. How can I pick just one pasta dish…pasta rocks! My favorite would have to be a wild mushroom ravioli with spinach and sundried tomatoes in a cream sauce. Delish!!

  67. Wow! Pick one pasta dish I like…that’s a hard one…like you I LOVE pasta! I will just go with baked spaghetti (with diced chicken in it) Yummmmo!
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway I enjoy checking in with you each day!

  68. I “tweeted this giveaway!

  69. Ilove a recipe I have modified that is sausage and a white cream sauce over linguine. My Mom always made our noodles from scratch and laid them out to dry on a wax paper covered ironing board!

  70. My fav pasta dinner is chicken alfredo!!!! Love it all, the chicken, pasta and the yummy white sauce!!

  71. Sarah E. says:

    I think any pasta is good! My favorite would, I think, be lasagna…or homemade mac & cheese…or chicken spaghetti…

  72. WOW! Your tutorial was beautiful and mouth watering! I’d LOVE to be a winner! Thanks for hosting such a sweet give away!

  73. I LOVE fettuccine alfredo! Definitely my favorite!

  74. I tweeted!! 🙂 🙂

  75. My favorite pasta is spaghetti and meatballs. I also love carbonara.

  76. Spaghetti with turkey meatballs…YUM!!

  77. I got ya on Facebook too!! what a great giveaway.. my fingers are crossed!

  78. My favorite is any pasta with a creamy tomato sauce!

  79. Really…anything Italian is my weakness!

  80. Elizabeth KS says:

    Nothing tastes better than baked stuffed shells on a cozy sunday night!

  81. A favorite? That’s hard. Since I have to pick one, I’m going to say Spaghetti Carbonara. I’d love to try making my own pasta. My mother makes egg noodles for holidays, but all the rolling and cutting by hand is very time consuming. A pasta machine would be great!

  82. I love pasta 🙂 My girls do too and so it’s one of our go-to meals. I really like anything with Alfredo sauce and I have a quick and easy one I make that my girls like better than most purchased ones.

  83. jeannaMO says:

    I could eat pasta 5 days week. My husband grew up in the midwest so for him, homemade pasta is for cooking in beef broth with bits of roast, and served over mashed potatoes. But, I have an italian grandfather so for me, pasta is all about red sauce (“gravy” my grandfather called it). My FAVORITE is spaghetti! I can eat it cold out of the fridge. I even make my chili with spaghetti pasta!

    Love making homemade pasta, but we do it the “hard” way. My construction minded hubby rolls it out and uses a sideless cookie sheet to made PERFECT straight cuts! So funny!

  84. Definitely spaghetti!

  85. Stephanie says:

    I love angel hair pasta with alfredo!

  86. I love lasagna! My kids love spaghetti.

  87. My favorite is plain ol’ Mac and cheese!!!!

  88. My all-time favorite is probably linguine with white clam sauce. Thanks for the giveaway!

  89. Favorite pasta dish is spaghetti.

  90. Kate DiAntonio says:

    I just love Tortellini carbonera. It’s my signature dish. Iove your blog too!

  91. My favorite is pesto pasta. I am so excited to try homemade pasta! Thanks!

  92. My favorite pasta dish is homemade lasagna!

  93. I told my friends about the giveaway (well my mom and sister!)!

  94. We love chicken Marsala over pasta!

  95. Gosh! I don’t even know which to put as my favorite! The simple one I make at home is sundried tomatoes with garlica & feta cheese & kalamata olives….simple and yummy. I do like carbanara as well. My family eats pasta at least once a week, sometimes more!
    Yum! Great give away too!

  96. Gosh! I don’t even know which to put as my favorite! The simple one I make at home is sundried tomatoes with garlica & feta cheese & kalamata olives….simple and yummy. I do like carbanara as well. My family eats pasta at least once a week, sometimes more!
    Yum! Great give away too!

  97. Um, it’s all good! But since you are talking about homemade pasta I must say that my mom’s chicken noodle soup with homemade noodles is the best.

  98. I have been wanting to make my own pasta for a long time! My favorite pasta dish is lasagna. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  99. alisa andrews says:

    Pasta is the number 1 favorite of all 6 of my family members! my kids love tortellini. My favorite is just regular spaghetti noodles with any kind of sauce. I would love to have my own pasta maker!

  100. Ravioli would probably be my favorite pasta dish! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  101. Ratatouille – with whatever veggies I have in the fridge and a good thick pasta (rigatoni, etc.)

  102. I’m not much of a red sauce person, so I mainly stick to the alfredos or pestos. Yummy!

  103. I have two favorites… homemade lasagna (my family loves this) or my grandma’s homemade recipe of macaroni and cheese. Pasta is comfort food for me! Your recipe with fresh noodles and chicken looks amazing. I may try it! Thanks for the chance!

  104. I tweeted about the giveaway – @GirlstoGrow.

  105. I love homemade beef stroganoff on homemade noodles!

  106. One of our favorite pasta staples is Chicken Tetrazzini.

  107. I would have to say fettucine also. Yum!

  108. I love pasta too! My favorite is a creamy chicken fettucini. Yum!

  109. Olya Platt says:

    My favorite is just simple linguine noodles with some grilled veggies from the garden, and my husband loves lasagne. I’d LOVE to have the pasta machine to make my own noodles though!

  110. i love all pasta… but i’ve been craving pesto and artichokes lately!!

  111. My favorite pasta dish is either lasagna or fetticine alfrado. We also love pasta. Macaroni and cheese are a staple as well as speghetti and ghoulash. In fact some times I think I can hardly cook without pasta!

  112. April in CT says:

    My favorite is mushroom ravioli… yum!!

  113. Erin Stanford says:

    I posted it on Facebook.

  114. Penne alla Vodka is my favorite by far!! Yum!!

  115. OMG I would LOVE to win this!! We eat pasta at least once a week in my household! Our favorites are Lasagna or Penne Pasta with Creamy Tomato Vodka Sauce, YUM!! Thanks for a chance to win this!

  116. Erin Stanford says:
  117. Our family favorite is spiral pasta with spinach and bacon from Leanne Ely’s Saving Dinner.

  118. My husband and I love to make veggie lasagna… I’m sure it would only get better with homemade noodles!

  119. *tweet tweet* I twittered about this giveaway!

  120. I love lasagna or a simple dish of noodles with fresh tomatoes and basil.

  121. I love any pasta dish, but my favorite is my husband’s chicken parmesan.

  122. Noodles with peanut sauce. My mouth is watering right now… and I would LOVE to have a pasta maker for my new husband!

  123. Love pasta!! Ravioli, fettuccine, lasagna, spaghetti… Would love to make my own!

  124. I love fettuccine alfredo. Great giveaway!

  125. Amanda Basinger says:

    Cajun chicken pasta is my favorite. Would love to try my hand at homemade pasta. Thanks!!!

  126. My favorite pasta dish is hands down, my grandmother’s mostaccioli and meatballs! She makes this dish for me every year on my birthday, even though it is in August (and a BBQ would probably be more appropropriate!) The entire family loves it and looks forward to my birthday celebration each year, perhaps for this reason alone. 😉 Last year I got the chance to watch her make the meatballs 2 days before the event (she lets them simmer ALL day) and it was a bit humbling realizing how much work she goes through to make the meal for me!

  127. My favorite pasta dish is my mom’s lasagna. I have never tasted lasagna so delicious! And I would LOVE to make my own pasta!! This is such a great giveaway!

  128. Rebecca Leach says:

    My family loves any kind of pasta. Since most of the family is vegetarian pasta is a frequent dish in our home. We’d love to make our own!!

  129. it’s actually a lasagna made with bechemel sauce and NO red sauce. Its also full of minced beef, carrots, onion, oregano, rosemary, etc… its soooo surprisingly good and different.

  130. Jennifer S says:

    My favorite homemade pasta is Penne with sausage, mushrooms and garlic – YUM! But my family is sick of it so I havent made it in a while.

    But my favorite eat out pasta is Olive Garden’s Ravioli di Portobello. Oh my goodness that is just DIVINE!

    Would love to make my own pasta – sounds like FUN!

  131. My favorite pasta dish is homemade spaghetti. My mom makes it the best.

  132. Molly Snipes says:

    Lasagna is the favorite in our house!!

  133. I LOVE pasta. We have chicken parm frequently. I make my own gnocchi, but would love to try some other varieties!

  134. I love pasta and could eat it everyday. My favorite would have to be fettuccine alfredo!

  135. Amomto4sweeties says:

    Love seafood alfredo!

    Made pasta for the first time the other day and it was a huge hit. I really should do it more often.

  136. I swear this is not BS, but my favorite pasta dish is Bertolli’s frozen Chicken Florentine. I’ve been trying to recreate the flavor and my attempts have all been a total flop by comparison. I use various recipes from online and tweak them, adding or omitting ingredients as it seems fitting. There is never enough sauce.

    My second favorite is from a local Italian restaurant. Their tomato cream sauce is TO DIE FOR. Mmmmmmmmmmmm There must be something habit-forming in it because I crave it all the time.

    I was recently looking at pasta machines on Amazon and I was overwhelmed by the choices. I think I’ll give that pizza cutter method a whirl. If I could eat pasta for breakfast, lunch and dinner, I would. Yum!

  137. What an awesome giveaway!
    I LOVE chicken parmigiana! Yummy!

  138. I don’t normally make much besides regular Spaghetti but like pasta with a while sauce.

  139. Ohhh, I LOVE pasta!!

  140. A favorite? So hard!! I’m going to go with spaghetti, because there are so many things you can do with it.

  141. I absolutely love spaghetti. We eat it at least once a week at our house. Growing up we ate it at least once a week too. A pasta machine would make life so much easier.

  142. My hubby loves fettucine alfredo, too!! [and I love pretty much any kind of pasta!] 🙂

  143. Jessica Somerville says:

    I love spaghetti!

  144. I love pasta–my favorite is lasagna. Now, I’m thinking I will have to make pasta for dinner.

  145. My favorite pasta dish is Linguine with white clam sauce.


  146. I love all things pasta! Marinara is my favorite type of sauce though. I have been wanting to get a pasta machine for a long time, so I hope I win! 🙂

  147. Amomto4sweeties says:

    I posted to facebook, too!

  148. There are few giveaways I enter these days. But I SOOOO want that pasta maker! Favorite pasta dish: chicken, sundried tomatoes in cream sauce w/ whatever noodles. Yum!

  149. My favorite is Fettucine Alfredo.

  150. I love to make pasta. The kids favorite is of course spaghetti. For a fancier night and bigger meal we make seafood pasta with scallops and shrimp and sometimes clams or broccoli or snap peas. It is soooo delicious. I would love to try making my own!

    Thanks for the chance!

  151. Oh I would adore a pasta machine!!! My favorite dish is homemade ravoili – it’s not hard, just so time consuming.

  152. My favorite pasta would have to be manicotti.

  153. We love pasta as well. I think my favorite though is sausage and peppers with mini penne.

  154. My current favorite pasta dish is the Chicken Marsala at our local Italian restaurant — My husband won’t touch it, so I haven’t tried to make it. I just savor it the couple times a year we eat there.

  155. Is it unfair to say any kind of pasta? I particularly love lasagna. All the layers of spinach, noodle, and ricotta, are a dream!

  156. I always love stuffed pasta, and always wanted to venture to make my own but never had the guts, hopefully I can win this and put it to work! Thanks! neil

  157. Francheska says:

    I love manicotti!

  158. I just made Pasta Milano for the first time…a cream sauce w/crimini mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and grilled chicken. It was wonderful! I think that’s our new favorite.

  159. I love pasta too! The pasta machine would be well loved in our house!

  160. Whenever we go to a new Italian rest. , I always order the lasagna first. I figure, if they can’t get THAT right, I don’t want to try anything else either. :o)

    At home, I make a lot of baked ziti, homemade macNcheese, and lasagna!

    Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  161. I just advertised this giveaway on facebook!

  162. Michelle Moran Machado says:

    Spaghetti and meatballs. i found a recipe a few years ago that cooks the meatballs in the sauce, making it a 1 pot meal. Absolute family favorite.

  163. posted on Facebook!


  164. I love all pasta!! Tortellini might be at the top though. I would love to win this and actually make some real homemade pasta. My Italian husband would be so impressed!!

  165. Tweeted it!

  166. I don’t know how I could possibly pick a favorite pasta dish, except to say when I lived in Germany, I always had “uber-backen” pasta and it was spectacular every time, no matter the restaurant. Essentially, it was baked pasta but the sauces were always lighter and the cheese much better than anything I’ve ever had.

  167. I love lasagna, but I like a good manicotti, too.

  168. My favorite dish is chicken pesto with tomatoes and parm cheese on top!

  169. Rebecca P says:

    fettuccine alfredo or baked ziti with hot sausage…yum, yum, yum. but really, isn’t every pasta dish a good one?

  170. I love fettucine alfredo. My husband can never get enough spaghetti. Do people make their own spaghetti noodles?

  171. I love all pasta but my favorite is chicken parm.

  172. lennabear says:

    My favorite pasta dish is chicken alfredo lasagna! Made with artichokes, feta cheese, mushrooms – yum yum yum

  173. Fettuccine Alfredo or carbonara!

  174. My favorite kind of pasta is fettucine! My dad used to make homemade fettucine alfredo with cracked pepper hamburger patties. He called it poor mans steak and fettucine. My dad always made all his own pasta and I have so great memories of watching him in the kitchen. It would be fun to give my own kids some special memories of cooking in the kitchen as well.

  175. I like all kinds of pasta, but I guess my favorite is homemade spaghetti & meatballs !!!! I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win a pasta machine!

  176. My favorite is spinach stuffed tortellini with a homemade garlic tomato sauce.

  177. Washington Mom says:

    What a fun give away!! Our family LOVES any type of pasta, but my favorite to make for the whole family is lasagna….who doesn’t love that!! Sure would be fun to experiment w/fresh pasta!! Thanks again!!

  178. I love fettucini alfredo!!

  179. I love pasta! I have never thought of making it myself!! 🙂 How fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

  180. Excellent giveaway! My favorite is a shrimp fettucine with broccoli, but my daughter loves pasta even more than I do. Give that child some noodles and she’s set:)

  181. Nikki Worstell says:

    my favorite pasta dish is zucchini and cheese manicotti!!

  182. Anna Wolf says:

    I love pasta!!!

  183. I love pasta mixed with all sorts of veggies and a simple sauce of wine and herbs and maybe a little cream…

  184. I love vegetable lasagna. The more vegetables, the better!

  185. Yummy! I could eat spaghetti with mushroom marinara everyday for every meal!

  186. If it has pasta in it then it is a favorite! However, mostly Spaghetti w/ meat sauce and then Lasagna. A pasta maker would be a wonderful addition to our kitchen.

  187. I’ve made gnocchi, but not other kinds of pasta. This would be great way to make it. My favorite pasta is a penne with homemade garlic tomato sauce.

  188. My favourite is definately children fettucine alfredo. Yum!

  189. Thanks! I love (by my arteries don’t) spaghetti carbonara.

  190. I think Lasagna is my favorite pasta dish. My husband is a huge spaghetti fan though.

  191. Pasta carbonara…Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!

  192. There is this one pasta dish called Martini Pasta at my favorite italian restaurant. It is penne pasta with a sauce very similiar to your Pink Pasta sauce and it has kalamata olives, artichoke hearts and sundried tomatos. It is to die for !

  193. I love Spaghetti and Lasagna! 🙂

  194. I love fresh homemade ravioli and lasagna.

  195. I have never met a pasta I didn’t love! I guess my current favorite is an ever so healthy dish that uses bacon, fresh tomatoes, green onions and lots of Parmesan-Reggiano. Delicious! Then of course there is Cajun Chicken pasta, pasta with pink sauce, plain ole spaghetti and meatballs, spinach and cheese ravioli, 5 cheese macaroni and cheese, your very own lasagna casserole …

    Did you say favorite? 😉

  196. I love, love ravioli! My mother-in-law used to make it from scratch. I would love to learn!

  197. Kimberly says:

    I love fet. alfredo, but I’m also a bit addicted to what we call “Chicken Pasta”…I just love pasta!

  198. Christina says:

    I would love a pasta machine! My hubby is Italian and we just love his mother’s ravioli. He tells me about how she would crank out pasta all day on Sundays. I’d love to make a “food tradition” of sorts like that. And of course all pasta is a go in our home–spaghetti, fettuccine, etc.

  199. Jennifer C. says:

    I love lasagna. I just wished my waistline loved it as much too.

  200. Dawn Marie Jackson says:

    My kids love the standard spaghetti and meatballs. My one year old inhales cut up meatballs. I am a big fan of stuffed cheese ravioli. When it comes to pasta, I’m a lover not a hater:)

  201. Jennifer says:

    We are pasta fiends in this house! I think noodles with italian sausage,peppers,onions, topped with mozzarella cheese would have to be my fav!

  202. Jennifer says:

    I love pasta and don’t know if I can pick….probably ravioli would be my favorite. It would be great to be able to try to make my own…we eat pasta once or twice a week at our house!!

  203. Ravioli filled with the unusual stuff. Mushroom, spinach, etc.

  204. My absolute favorite is tortellini with shrimp, onions, zucchini and mushrooms topped with pesto sauce! YUM!

  205. Oh my goodness! I was just saying how fun it would be to make our own pasta! This would be so much fun! I am a pasta lover too. Pretty much anything…noodles and butter, fettuccine alfredo, lasagna, baked ziti…the list goes on…

  206. So many to choose from–I enjoy Baked Ziti

  207. My favorite pasta dish is a shrimp and spaghetti that my Mamaw made for me when I was growing up. I make it now for my family! Every time I make the pasta I think about my Mamaw! Great food and great memories!

  208. I love lasagna….and alfredo…..and stuffed shells…..

  209. i love pasta! I think my favorite pasta dish is lasanga… 🙂 i’ve wanted to try and make pasta from scratch thanks for the giveaway!

  210. Most definitely chicken alfredo — but I also love tortellini, lasagna, ravioli……!!! I love any kind of pasta!

  211. Emily M. says:

    I can’t pick just one favorite pasta dish…spaghetti, cheese ravioli & lasagna are favorites here. When I have company over I usually make a meat lasagna & a veggie lasagna.

  212. LOVE Fettucine ALfredo, and any other pasta really! I also LOVE the bertolli chicken florentine dinners. They are so easy and delicious.

  213. Yum! Pasta! I love all sorts of pastas and all sorts of sauces.. but my fav is tortellini with alfredo sauce with peas, mushrooms, spinach, and ham. Yum.

  214. We love pasta salad at our house!

  215. I would love to win this for my brother in law who lived in Italy in college. He grows a garden full of basil every summer for homemade pesto!

  216. I love Lasagna! But actually, I love all pasta!

  217. I’d have to split between my “Mac & Cheese” (made with Penne, sauteed onions, in a cheesy bechamel sauce with cumin, mustard, cayenne spices, and topped with garlic breadcrumbs) and a weekday favorite of any dried pasta, jarred tomato sauce with a little wine and extra basil added, mixed together with plenty of parmesean on top!

  218. I love any kind of pasta with cheese. =) Any kind of cheese will do.

  219. Pick me!!!! I would love to win this. Our favorite dish is seafood penne. Yummy, my oldest always picks this for his birthday dinner.

  220. Mmmm! I love pasta. Who knew it was so easy to make your own!? I would love to win!!

  221. I’d love to try making my own pasta!

  222. Wow what an awesome giveaway! I think my all time favorite would be a Manicotti dish stuffed w/ lots of cheese! Although, I probably wouldn’t turn down any pasta dish!

  223. Spaghetti with eggplant/lentil sauce—or spinach lasagne!

  224. Lori Stokes says:

    My favorite dish to eat would have to be Beef Ragu….My favorite dish to make would be cheese manicotti. Although I have not been able thus far to make my own pasta, I have tasted fresh pasta and man!! It does make a difference! We eat pasta probably 3-4 times a week….it’s so delicious and simple and it goes with just about everything, right?

  225. Pear and prosciutto stuffed ravioli! Yum!

  226. I LOVE pasta! I love any pasta with pesto on it. Making my own would be super fun! Can’t believe it is so easy!

  227. Oooh, I’d love to win this!

  228. And I twittered this giveaway!

  229. It takes hours to make, but I LOVE lasagna!

  230. I love my pasta salad! It is nice and cool for summer!

  231. I’ve been wanting to learn to make homemade pasta ever since we purchased freshly made linguini to go with our homemade pesto. Fresh pasta is amazing! It’s hard to pick a favorite, but here’s my most recent pasta dish I’ve come up with, after learning to make ricotta cheese… (It’s formatted for viewing on an iPod Touch/iPhone which I recently started using in the kitchen instead of printing recipes, so if it’s looks funny, that’s why but it should still be readable.)

  232. julie j. says:

    i like almost all pasta, BUT bow-tie make me smile the most:)

  233. I would LOVE to make my own pasta. Wow, what a life saver that would be. Our favorite of course is spaghetti, it’s a staple in our house. Alfredo is a nice treat too. 🙂

  234. I love just about anything!! But I adore dishes with seafood and a little bit of spice!

  235. I would love to try to make pasta! I love spaghetti with clam sauce.

  236. My favorite pastas is lasagna and spaghetti! I’ve always thought it was too difficult to make me own pasta, but after seeing this neat machine, I’d love to give it a try!

  237. I LOVE pasta of any kind, but right now I’ve been on a streak of angel hair with olive oil, artichoke hearts, grape tomatoes..basil, etc. Love it!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  238. F. haughton says:

    My kids love pasta we lived in Italy for 3 yrs. and they can’t seem to get enough of it. Any pasta is our favorite tortellini, fettuccine, lasagne. I never thought about making my own this would be great to have.

  239. My favorite would have to be cajun shrimp pasta. Or just about any pasta with some shrimp thrown in- makes everything better! 🙂

  240. My favorite pasta dish is Cajun Chicken Pasta. Would love to win this pasta maker to make some home made linguini noodles for this yummy dish! jgs0925 at gmail dot com

  241. One of our favorites is Bowties with Sausage and Sweet Peppers (here: It would be so much fun to make my own pasta!

  242. My favorite pasta is spaghetti with turkey meatballs and homemade sauce! YUM

  243. Chicken & Broccoli Fettucine Alfredo

  244. mmm, cheese ravioli!

  245. I love tortellini with any type of sauce or fettucine alfredo. It’s a toss up depending on my mood. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  246. My favorite pasta dish is homemade shaghetti & meatballs. It might sound basic, but there is nothing better than a homemade sauce that’s been simmering for 2 days. I’ve never made my own pasta, but would LOVE it!! I know it could only make my spaghetti better! My grandfather’s mother brought this recipe with her when she came from Italy and it’s been passed down ever since. There’s nothing written down, it’s all been memorized 🙂 anyway, sorry for the long comment, but I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to give making my own pasta a try!

  247. Our family favorite is Ziti. We make at least once a week.

  248. Kathleen says:

    My all time favorite pasta dish is linguine with clam sauce. I like my mom’s recipe best. : ) You can’t go wrong with a classic vodka sauce either.

  249. Margaret Brathwaite says:

    I love Chicken alfredo mmmm good

  250. I love any kind of pasta and could easily eat it every day – but I think my favorite is penne alla vodka…mmmm…

  251. I love love love spaghetti! 🙂 but then again I also LOVE all pasta dishes. 🙂

    I have never tried making my own pasta, but it sounds like fun!!

  252. MMMM…that pasta you made looked really yummi…I love sun dried tomatoes…my fav is plain chicken fettucini alfredo…

  253. We do simple “butter noodles” often but I usually add a bit of garlic. I also make a killer BLT noodle bowl (except the L is spinach) and we add cheese! YUMMY!!! My kids favorite is chicken n noodles though.

  254. I always loved when my grandma made pasta. Love fresh noodles in chicken noodle soup. Lots of other things too 😉

  255. I think our favorite is still Chicken Alfredo w/ Broccoli or Spinach over Penne pasta. Good stuff!

  256. Told a friend too!

  257. Posted on Facebook

  258. And on my blog 😉

    Thanks Toni!

  259. We love all kinds of pasta around here. I guess if I had to pick a favorite dish it would be lasagna.

  260. I love White Florentine Lasagne! I love the flavors of the chicken and spinach with the noodles!!

  261. Ooohh…tough decision. I also like all kinds of pasta, but if I had to choose one it would probably be lasagna.

  262. My favorite pasta dish is lasagna. I make homemade sauce with my friend Jeanne’s recipe. I add ground mild Italian sausage to my version. I cook up a huge batch of lasagna noodles and make several lasagnas at one time. I freeze them and they are my go-to meal for busy nights, special dinners and to deliver to friends who are in the hospital/have had a baby, etc.

  263. I love my homemade mac and cheese!

  264. Nothing beats homemade lasagna!

  265. Oh my, that looks good. My favorite pasta is ravioli – especially homemade!

  266. my fav pasta is canolli but my daughter loves pasta and prefers fusilli.

  267. subscriber via google reader

  268. I love lasagna…but really there isn’t a pasta dish I don’t like.

  269. Manicotti or Chicken Tetrazzini are my favorites. I’d love to make my own pasta. I’ve never had fresh pasta.

  270. Ooh! How exciting! I love pasta and have always wanted to make my own since I buy so much anyway. lol

  271. Love pasta and have been DYING to get a pasta maker of my own. Me, my husband, and my three hungry boys would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win this!!!!

  272. I love any kind of pasta with all kinds of sauces. I could eat pasta every night.

  273. I shared it on Facebook too, through your FB page. I’m not sure how to put the link up here to show that, though.

  274. I love all pastas, although I’ve been experimenting more with tortellini and ravioli lately.

  275. Jennifer J says:

    Alfredo, or just about any pasta, but homemade is always better!

  276. Stephanie says:

    My favorite pasta dish is Chicken parmesan. yum yum. I love homemade pasta and I know it would be so much easier to make with a pasta maker.

  277. Jennifer J says:

    2nd entry after FB post 🙂 Alfredo! YUM

  278. Cajun fettuccine!

  279. We love homemade Beef Ravioli with homemade sauce. Homemade noodles are alway a big hit at family functions. Would love to win this pasta maker…….

  280. We love love love lasagna. Really whats not to love about pasta!

  281. My favorite is My grandma’s Chicken and noodles (homemadeNoodles!)

  282. whole wheat linguine noodles and my semi-homemade sauce.

  283. How can i choose just one??? I would have to say its a toss up between fettuccine and manicotti!

  284. My current favorite is a “chicken spaghetti” recipe from The Pioneer Woman. I think you might have it on your site too…? But historically, i love plain old spaghetti with meat sauce!!

  285. What a great opportunity. Thanks.

  286. Ohh! Would love to win the pasta machine. Homemade pasta is delicious! My favorite pasta dish would be chicken noodle soup with homemade whole wheat pasta. Yum!

  287. My favorite pasta would have to be my Grandma’s homemade pasta!! I love making it, and using it in homemade chicken noodle soup… one of the best meals ever!

  288. Me and my husband adore pasta and eat it several times a week. My favorite is shrimp scampi but he loves traditional chicken alfredo with broccoli.

  289. Any pasta is my favorite. But is I have to pick just one…I love chicken alfredo. I have never made my own pasta, but would love too.

  290. I love all pasta but plain spaghetti is a classic. I would love to win the pasta machine. That’s a great prize!!

  291. Krista S. says:

    I loooove lasagna and it’s so easy to make. I would love to make my own noodles!

  292. Percilla Blackburn says:

    We love lasagna! I already make my own sauces and breads, would love the idea of making my own pasta!!

  293. joyce-ellen pousson says:

    my favorite is spaghetti made with turkey burger instead of regular hamburger!

  294. I really love stuffed shells! Oh, and can never resist real homemade mac and cheese!

  295. Jennifer says:

    Wow. Awesome giveaway!! We love baked pastas or the fast and easy standby: Pasta with Pesto!

    jennifer @

  296. I love just making pasta with fresh motzarella and homemade sun dried tomatoes!

  297. Michelle says:

    I love any pasta but for my kids…a dish I make with no name LOL it’s cheese tortellini with Italian dressing, chopped pepperoni and grated parmesan cheese. we sometimes eat it with regular spaghetti sauce instead of italian dressing..they love it either way. Hot or cold, this is a great, simple dish.

  298. Oh how I would LOVE this pasta maker!
    My favorite dish of all time is well, it’s hard to pick one some of my favorites are white wine and clams w/ linguine
    and anything Alfredo…and pesto…
    Now I’m hugnry:)

  299. YUm! My favorite pasta is any kind of noodle, lately zucchini noodles, topped with butter and mazithra! I think I could eat pasta everyday!

  300. Michelle Y says:

    We love stuffed shells. The cheesier, the better.
    We are originally from NJ, and as transplants to the Midwest, we REALLY miss authentic Italian pasta!

  301. I love Macaroni and cheese from scratch with lots of different types of cheese.

  302. Yummy! Homemade pasta sounds great! Hmm… my current favorite pasta dish involves cheese tortellini, sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes, and red onion covered in a dressing of balsamic vinegar, mayo, and Parmesan cheese. Very tasty!

  303. My favorite pasta dish is spaghetti and meatballs. Really simple but good.

  304. I love linguine with Gorgonzola sauce!

  305. My fav pasta dish is actually my moms homemade chicken and noodles all from scratch. I remember her rolling the dough by hand and cutting the noodles with a knife and laying them on the table to dry for a bit…we kids loved to run by and snitch a few on our way through the house. She’s been gone now for 12 years and I haven’t had decent chicken and noodles since.

  306. Okay, I have to get in on this giveaway. Our favorite pasta dish around here is made from scratch macaroni and cheese…exciting I know 🙂

  307. Kimberly says:

    5 ingredient pasta

    baby clams
    garlic white wine
    olive oil

    Saute everything but the clams, then steam clams open in the sauce covered.

  308. Penne alla vodka 😉

  309. Chicken noodle soup with homemade egg noodles over mashed potatoes. The best comfort food ever!

  310. We also like pasta and eat it a couple of times a week. I would like to make all of my own, but need a machine! My favorite pasta dish would have to be alfredo. Yum!

  311. Fettucine Alfredo is my favorite!

  312. I love pasta! And one of my favorites is Giada deLaurentis’ Penne with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto. Easy and yummy!

  313. My favorite pasta meal is manicotti. It would be great to be able to make my own pasta – that would surely impress my dinner guest.

  314. Homemade mac and cheese!

  315. our favorite pasta dish is chicken alferedo with differant toppings. Thank you for the recipe. I plan on using it this week.

  316. My husband is picky.. but pasta is something he loves. So we have it almost every night!!! My favorite pasta dish is chicken taco fettucine!

  317. Hmm. I would have to say baked ziti or lasagna. I’m glad the pasta maker worked out and was easy! Hopefully I”ll have one to try too. 🙂

  318. Me and my husband are also lovers of fettuccine alfredo although a dish I regularlly make is baked ziti. Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway I am so hoping to win–I’m so excited!!!

  319. I love pasta with olive oil and fresh garlic.

  320. Wanda Kuo says:

    I love this Basil Pan-Seared Scallops over pasta recipe:

  321. I love Lasagna…spaghetti…fettuchini…the list goes on and on…

  322. Fetticuine Alfredo with lots of veggies

  323. I love angel hair, orzo, bow tie, and all other pasta! I usually make my own sauce so I would love to be able to make my own pasta as well! Fresh pasta is a real treat!

  324. Karma Watters says:

    I’m totally intrigued! I don’t know why I have never thought to make my own pasta, since I make most things from scratch. I love lasagna, and can’t go wrong with spagetti when I’m out of ideas for dinner.

  325. I have wanted a pasta machine for awhile now! I think my favorite pasta dish is garlic spaghetti-lots of garlic, oil, butter, spaghetti noodles. Not the most healthy but it sure tastes good!

  326. What a fun giveaway! My favorite pasta is spaghetti. It’s my mom’s ultimate comfort food and I grew up eating it about once a week. Like mother, like daughter!

  327. My *favorite* is a dish of angelhair pasta tossed with a bit of olive oil, capers, diced tomatoes, olives, and fresh herbs. Mmm.

  328. I love plain old spaghetti and tomato sauce 🙂

  329. Yum! I love pasta – penne rosa, lasagna, spaghetti, tortellini, ravioli, fettuccine…the list continues!

  330. Farfalle is fun – the bow ties

  331. Yummmm, I love chicken alfredo

  332. Brandette Winblad says:

    My favorite pasta is Fettuccini Alfredo with Cajun shrimp from a local italian restaurant here. It’s so tasty!

  333. While it’s hard to pick one favorite type of pasta, I’m going to go with Pad Thai. Yum! (Now I feel like I need to order some tomorrow.)

  334. My favorite is lasagna, but homemade macaroni and cheese would be a close second.

  335. Erin Rose says:

    Definitely anything with Alfredo sauce – or any cream sauce actually!

  336. I really love Chicken Alfredo. This item would be so handy!

  337. My favorite is baked ziti topped with zucchini Parmesan.

  338. I’m leaving my entry comment!! I would love one!!

  339. I left a link on FB…on my Old House Kitchen fan page.

  340. I think my favorite is lasagna….

  341. Please enter me yet again!
    I blogged about it here:

  342. My favorite pasta dish is lasagna!! I would LOVE to win this!

  343. Andrea Watts says:

    My favorite is fettuccine alfredo.

  344. My favorite is any kind of pasta with pesto and chicken or shrimp. Dh is the big pasta lover and with an allergy to wheat, I really need a pasta maker so I can make spelt noodles.

    Great giveaway, thanks!

  345. Lara Miller says:

    I would love to play with this machine!

  346. Lara Miller says:

    I forgot my fav pasta dish-Oops!! Probably Olive Garden’s Seafood Alfredo! Yoummo!

  347. my favorite is definitely tortellini…in almost any form! My granny used to make this tortellini soup that even now instantly makes me feel calm and at home despite the fact I’m 1000’s of miles away. My kids are purests though and pretty much only eat spaghetti in marinara. Someday, maybe their preschool palates will diversify…

  348. Lasagna is my favorite, my boys like spaghetti, and my hubby is a die hard fettuccine alfredo guy!

  349. All pasta is our favorite. I could never pick just one.

  350. Plain old spaghetti and meatballs is my favorite! I could eat it every night….

  351. TeriPlus4 says:

    My family loves “Angel Hair Pasta with Broccoli” a recipe I found in a Martha Stewart cookbook years ago. When my kids were little they started calling it “Baby Spaghetti,” and they call the dish by that name to this day. I would love a pasta maker, it is on my birthday and Christmas list for this year.

  352. Michelle Devine says:

    This machine would be a great addition to my kitchen.

  353. chantelle says:

    My whole family loves pasta! I think our favorite would be fettuccine alfredo. I have been making my own pasta for years, but have always wanted a pasta machine to make flawless noodles. 🙂

  354. Darlene LaFalce says:

    I use semolina flour in my recipe. I like homemade pasta with sauted peppers and sausage cut into coin shape with a quick tomato basil sauce with garlic of course.

  355. I love many different types of pasta, My husband makes a chicken pasta with the corkscrew noodles and its sooo yummy. I love making lasagna.

  356. I tweeted about your giveaway

  357. I posted on facebook

  358. I love most pasta but my favorite is still lasagna.

  359. I love a good simple spaghetti with red sauce and plenty of freshly grated parm. Another fav in our house is pasta with browned butter and Mizithra cheese. Oh my! I’ve never made nor eaten fresh pasta and would love to make our own.

  360. I make my own egg noodles and have for years using a modified Amana recipe but I would love to make different kinds of pastas for our family! Our favorite is kept for special occasions only because it’s sort of pricey but it’s basically a penne in cream sauce with sausage.

  361. Stephanie says:

    tortellini with basil-cream sauce!!

  362. Lisa Freter says:

    I love Lasagna. I use the no boil Bertolli noodles and they are great. I actually did a consumer survey panel to help select Bertolli commercials.

  363. My favorite pasta dish is pumpkin fettuccine with a creamy white sauce. I have food allergies, so I make almost everything from scratch! Having this machine would make me so very happy! :o)

  364. I don’t think I’ve ever met a pasta dish I didn’t love! Seriously. I suppose if I had to choose, anything with alfredo sauce is a favorite standby…

  365. Thanks for the great giveaway! Our favorite dish is pasta with turkey meatballs and fresh mozzarella!

  366. We love pasta. Our family favorite is homemade mac and cheese.

  367. Oh my, baked ziti would be my favorite. It is rare to find the pasta here in Northern CA let alone see it on a restaurant menu. Smart Ones came out with a Ziti and as soon as I stock up, it is gone.

  368. My ‘favorite’ tends to be something different depending on the day. Usually something mixed with chicken, though.

  369. cindy st.clair Martino says:

    Lasagna…is prob my favorite….but we just love pasta

  370. I love pasta with the bolognese sauce, but it’s so rich I can’t eat it too often! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  371. Katrina Klauer says:

    I love Baked Ziti

  372. Katrina Klauer says:

    I told my friends to check out the site for the giveaway..

  373. My favorite pasta dish… oh, so many. I love Grilled Shrimp Caprese.

  374. We frequenly make salmon pasta salad with creamy ceaser in the summers. Our favorite!

  375. I love lasagna. LOVE it. And I’d LOVE a pasta maker. I use the pizza cutter method now but that shiny red kitchen appliance really appeals to me 🙂

  376. I tweeted about the giveaway (@roseatwater)!

  377. I love just about any kind of pasta! I do enjoy a good lasagna though!

  378. I posted the giveaway on my Facebook wall!

  379. I was just looking at a pasta machine! I would love to make my own pasta as we are getting very “basic” around here to keep chemicals out of our food. My favorite pasta is hard to choose but if I could only have one dish, it would be fettuccine alfredo!

  380. Jennifer says:

    I love any pasta and love to make homemade noodles too! My favorite pasta right now is something quick I make called Lasagna Toss /Lazy Lasagna. My family loves it and is a simple dish for a busy weeknight!



  381. How to choose just one???? Pesto with sausage ravioli, carbonara, baked ziti with lots of stringy fresh mozzerella? All of the above+ more!

  382. My favorite pasta dish is lasagna.

  383. Amy in SC says:

    Tortellini, ravioli, just about any stuffed pasta. I am dying to make my own pasta, too!

  384. The blog post went to my Facebook Fan Page here:


  385. Emailed my friends (and subscribers about it).


  386. My favorite pasta dish is my husband’s shrimp scampi 🙂

  387. I also tweeted about it! (@atrueconch)

  388. Elizabeth says:

    My favorite pasta dish is Chicken Alfredo.

  389. mapamorty says:

    My family loves Pasta! We have several different favorites…Homemade Alfredo Sauce with Spinach Asigo Chicken Sausage and Angel Hair Pasta; Homemade Meatsquares w/spaghetti; Pizza Pasta; Baked Spaghetti; Pasta Salad,; and Spaghetti Salad. We love Bertolli Sauce and Pasta!!!

  390. I pretty much love every pasta dish! I guess if I had to pick a favorite, I’d actually go with homemade spaghetti.

  391. My favorite pasta meal would have to be chicken picatta over homemade fettucini. Some crusty bread and a fresh salad on the side would be wonderful.

  392. Amanda Y. says:

    I love cheese rigatoni with spaghetti sauce!

  393. My favorite pasta dish has to be al fredo–or anything with a white sauce since I can’t have tomatoes.

  394. We love egg noodles with butter & Parmesan cheese mixed in (& maybe some peas thrown in for good measure)

  395. Jennifer A. says:

    how much fun!! my favorite pasta dish is Chicken Fettucine Alfredo. yum!

  396. Homemade chicken and noodles.

  397. Kathryn Caldas says:

    I love any of the rustic types of pasta sauces!

  398. My favorite is butterfly pasta (farfalle) cooled and tossed with fresh cherry tomatos, fresh mozzarella, a little basil and olive oil. YUM! I could eat it every day in the summer!

  399. Carolina Ospina says:

    My husband and I love ziti with pink sauce and grilled chicken. We had this on our first date so it has special meaning to us.

  400. I just posted this onto my facebook wall…and I still love my butterfly pasta with tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and olive oil 🙂

  401. Please tell Bertolli thank you, for allowing you to offer the Pasta Maker and the Lasagna Baker as a gift to one of your lucky readers. As far as my favorite Pasta dish, I think that it would have to be the Soy Meat Sauce for Pasta in the “What Color is your diet?” book by David Heber, MD., Ph. D. I use turkery instead of the soy. This recipe has 7 different Vegetables in it, so it is very healthy, and my kids love it. It is awesome served with Spinach Whole Wheat Pasta. Yummy!!

  402. My favorite pasta dish is Muffuletta Pasta, which is penne with olive salad, provolone, and tasso ham (among other things). But my brother-in-law from Italy actually introduced me to the simple pleasure that is any firm pasta tossed only in olive oil and Parmesan cheese, which is now a staple for me.

  403. I love making angel hair with meatballs 🙂

  404. I also tweeted about your giveaway ( Thanks for doing this giveaway! I really hope I win, because I love pasta!

  405. My favorite pasta is ravioli and tortellini from the Spaghetti Factory. It would be great if I could make my own at home.

  406. Years ago while living in Boston I bought my very first cookbook 0 The Top 100 Pasta Sauces by Diane Seed… in it, a treasury of really fabulous sauces. My families favorite? Tigotoni al Forno con Salsa Aurora (sounds fancy, huh? Nope, just a simple tomato cream sauce but this dish is baked and this sauce – not my easy “open the jar” method” =D)

  407. This is such a great giveaway…esp since I love learning how to cook things from scratch now! My husband and I love baked ziti and spaghetti!

  408. I love pasta and so does my son. I have never tried to make my own and you make it look so easy. Makes me want to go make some pasta. I think one of my favorite pasta dishes is a crock pot spaghetti that is wonderful. I like pretty much any kind, just no boxed mac and cheese for me please.

  409. Just tweeted this =D

  410. Just facebooked this as well =D Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway!

  411. I looooove fettuccini alfredo!

  412. pasta Pasta PASTA!!! We LOVE pasta!! I would love to make my own too!

  413. My all time favorite pasta/sauce combonation is angel hair with vodka sauce.

  414. Carolina Ospina says:

    I just facebooked it.

  415. Jennifer Hayes says:

    Definately Fettucine Alfredo!! My kids just love it and it is so easy to make.

  416. Favorite: noodles, butter, salt, parmesan cheese–lunch every other day!

  417. Mary-Frances Chavez says:

    mmmm- whole wheat pasta with tomato cream sauce, spinich, grilled chicken, mushrooms, and brocolli.

    Also – homemade mac and cheese with Whole Wheat Rotini 🙂

    mmm – now i’m hungry!! (and hoping to win a Pasta Machine!) 🙂

  418. Oooh! I would loooooove to win this! My favorite pasta dish of the moment is actually your baked ziti. I have been making it a lot lately because it is soooo yummy.

  419. WOW! I love pasta of all shapes and sizes, so it’s hard to choose a favorite, but we have spaghetti a lot around here, so probably that… with a good homemade ragu. YUMMMM!

  420. Julie Forslev says:

    My favorite pasta dish is from the Antoinette Pope Cooking School Cookbook and it’s called Chicken Alfredo with Sauce Poulet.

  421. Danielle Morales says:

    Fettuccine alfredo

  422. I love any type of pasta, too! However, I would have to say that my favorite is tortelloni.

  423. We love spaghetti… and lasagna… and homemade macaroni and cheese! Thanks for a yummy giveaway!!

  424. Classic spaghetti and meatballs. Would to try and make my own someday. Do you think I can use the kids playdough maker to make spaghetti 🙂

  425. bolognese with homemade noodles has to be a favorite… 🙂

  426. My favorite pasta dish is my homemade lasagna! I learned to make it years ago from an Italian lady and I’ve still never tasted better!

  427. I’ve recently been making my own pasta – all by hand though, because I desperately need a pasta machine! I love a simple sour cream and onion sauce on my noodles.

  428. Krista White says:

    Fettuccine Alfredo, definitely!!!!

  429. I LOVE anything pasta…..the Summer salads, the different variations of lasagna, spaghetti (which my family would eat EVERYDAY if I let them!) and I could go on and on!!

  430. Lasagna…………..

  431. I like to make Penne pasta with spinach and bacon.

  432. Lara Miller says:

    I FB’d it also!!

  433. We as a family eat pasta at least once a week. My fave would be lasagna!!!

  434. Shared with my friends on facebook

  435. Lasagna and chicken alfredo are absolute favorites! Yum!

  436. Oh Happy, this makes me happy! Who doesn’t love pasta? My favorite pasta is our greek pasta salad- feta, black olives, grape tomatoes, tossed in a greek dressing with plenty of fresh oregano and a good healthy squeeze of fresh lemon juice!! It’s delicious. I use shells or sometimes, the farfalle pasta. MMMMMmmmmm. So good. Enter me, please! I would just about die of joy.

  437. I would love a pasta machine. I had one when my children were little but it wore out years ago. I know my grandchildren would love fresh pasta.

  438. I haven’t yet met a pasta I didn’t like! 🙂

  439. Jessie C. says:

    I like lasagne!

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  442. Jessie C. says:
  443. Yummy I love pasta my family’s favorite is shrimp & pasta.I make my own pasta and cut it with a knife I would love to have a pasta machine.

  444. A simple cheese (or sometimes 3 cheese) ravioli is my favorite, with pesto, shrimp or regular alfredo sauce on top 🙂 is my favorite pasta dish.

  445. mmmmm……Pasta!!! My favorite lately has been the Turkey Gorgonzola dish as Johnny Carino’s!! But any kind of pasta will put a smile on my face!!

  446. I’m an email subsciber, and I’m going to brag to all my friends that I’m going to win my very own pasta machine!!

  447. I love pasta too!!!! SO mauch that I can’t decide what my fav is…..I think right now it is spaghetti. I make my sauce from scratch and it is so wonderful to smell it cooking in the crock pot all day!

  448. We love soooo many diff. kinds its hard to pick a favorite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  449. I would like to have a chance at the pasta machine, who doesn’t LOVE pasta! I have made my own pasta in the past, but had to roll it out in a big sheet on the table and cut it into strips. Would be much easier this way!

  450. Kimberly M says:

    At my house plain old spagetti and meatballs rule! My son requests it at least once a week.

  451. can we go with eggplant parm? it’s not technically pasta…but i serve it with angel hair. 😛

  452. I love pasta dishes, but my favorite would probably be penne pasta with cattiatori sauce!

  453. susan lawson says:

    I mill my own whole wheat flour, it would be wonderful to use it to make my own pasta…hmmm

  454. I love making Chicken Parmesean with angel hair pasta! So Yummy

  455. My grandfather would make homemade pasta, it was wonderful. Now whenever I see a pasta machine it reminds me of him.
    I love Fettichini Alfredo, Spaghetti, and Pesto. I’ve never tried making my own pasta, now i’m kind of excited to do so!

  456. I love Pasta Carbonara among others. Would love to be able to make my own pasta!

  457. April Hamilton says:

    Where do I begin….I love spaghetti (which is my daughter’s favorite), pasta alfredo, lasagna, pasta salads…yummy I could go on.

    Thanks for offering the cool give away.

  458. I would love to make my own pasta!

    In fact, I made my own noodles last night, just with a rolling pin…I made dandilion green pasta! YUM!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  459. I buzzed!

  460. I’m a new RSS feed follower!


  461. Nicole Starr says:

    I love pasta… Of all kinds!!! My favorite that I make would have to be homemade mac&cheese made with melted Velveeta. My favorite of Mom’s that I haven’t quite mastered yet is homemade lasagna! Mmmmmm, delicious!

  462. I love lasagne and any pasta with a creamy sauce!

  463. My favorite pasta is Blue Parrot Spaghetti and Meatballs (this is a restaurant in Louisville, CO). I grew up on the stuff and it is all pasta, sauce, and meat made from scratch. I would love to be able to make my own pasta- since they just started bottling the sauce a few years ago!!!

  464. Misty Lynn says:

    I love manicotti with both marinara and alfredo sauce…mmm…

  465. My husband and I are also pasta lovers! My favorite is probably fettucine alfredo with broccoli, but my husband loves this new recipe we tried with pasta shells, peas, paremsan, and mint. It’s super yummy!

  466. I love Any pasta, I think my favorite is lasagna.

  467. I have a baked ziti recipe that I make that my whole family LOVES! It is so yummy.
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  469. I’m not sure how to pick my favorite pasta dish so I’ll just go with fettucine alfredo with chicken. We love pasta in our house. What an awesome giveaway!

  470. shrimp alfredo yum!!

  471. rachel hood says:

    i have yet to meet a pasta i don’t like-but i make a chicken and spinach lasagna! mmmmm…i’d love to try making my own pasta!

  472. Oh my, basic good old fashion lasagna. I also like vegetable lasgna in an alfredo sauce!

  473. I’d have to say my new favorite pasta is Buffalo Chicken Pasta! But Fettuccine Alfredo is a VERY close second!

  474. Wow that looks really simple and delicious! I like all kinds of pasta but my fav is Rotini!

  475. I love pasta with chicken, spinach, mushrooms and alfredo sauce. Yum!!!

  476. I told my friends.

  477. We love pasta here too… but don’t each it much, as my daughter is allergic to wheat! I would love to get a pasta maker… and be able to make our own, using grains that she can tolerate! (Kamut)!!


  478. btw – I told some people about this….

    and I forgot, my favorite dish is fettuccine Alfredo with grilled chicken… or a classic, lasagna!! 🙂

  479. I love all types of pasta – but I think Fettuccine Alfredo with chicken and broccoli would be my absolute favorite!

  480. My absolute favorite is fettuccine alfredo with proscuitto. Nothing better if it is made with fresh pasta.

  481. Carolyn Cherry says:

    I could swim in baked ziti, I love it so much.

  482. My favorite pasta dish is fettucine alfredo, however there are not many pasta dishes I don’t love. My next favorite would probably be spaghetti, but how do you decide when there are so many??

  483. Stephanie P. says:

    Lately, we’ve been loving baked ziti!

  484. I’m gonna have to go with the classic fettucinne alfredo – although I do like the addition of shrimp!

  485. My fave is actually po’ man’s spahetti (spaghetti with butter, salt/pepper).

  486. Penne al Forno!

    recipe at

  487. FBed this giveaway.

  488. Jean Seipel says:

    The best pasta ever has to be my mothers homemade potato gnocci. It is one of the best memories I have from childhood.

  489. Juli Jones says:

    I would have to say my favorite pasta dish is alfredo..yum!!! Have never made my own pasta but boy oh boy how fun would that be?!?!?!?!

  490. Tracy Fernandes says:

    My favorite pasta dish is spaghetti carbonara!

  491. Katrina Deaton says:

    My Favorite is just a simple tomato or pesto sauce.

  492. A local restaurant in Shreveport, LA makes a Grilled Chicken with homemade pappadelle. Sooooooooo tasty. I too, just tried my hand at homemade pasta. I would love my own machine. Thanks for the posts!

  493. Samantha says:

    I love to take elbow noodles and cut them in half.. there’s a technical term, but that’s how I make them at home. Then we add veggies and alfredo to the mix… it’s my own recipe though.

  494. One of my favorite pastas is Texas Rattlesnake pasta. No, it doesn’t not have rattlesnake in it!! ; )

    I found it on the internet when I was looking for a different pasta dish to make. It has chicken, cheese and jalapenos ( along with pasta and some other stuff). I’m not usually a “hot” person, but loved this dish.

    Thanks for the enty for the giveaway.


  495. Samantha says:

    FBed this give away

  496. Steffanie says:

    That is awesome-I have always wanted to try homemade pasta. My favorite pasta hands down is lasagna-I love pasta but it doesent hurt that there is always tons of cheese in mine!! lol! thanks for this giveaway. I love following your blog-sorry I dont comment as much as I should.

  497. Jennifer says:

    Lasagne has to be my favorite 🙂 I would love to make my own!

  498. I love pasta, spaghetti, ravioli, lasagna! I have to say I have never made homemade pasta but would like to try!

  499. Fettuccine Alfredo (which shrimp)! Yum!

  500. I love all pastas. My favorite is Fettucini Alfredo. Thanks for the great recipes and tips.

  501. I have emailed friends of mine about your giveaway

  502. I am a lover of ziti, especially baked with meatballs- mmmmm

  503. Leslie H says:

    My favorite pasta recipe of ALL TIME is Penne with Shrimp and Herbed Cream Sauce. I saw Giada De Laurentiis make it on her show and IMMEDIATELY went out to buy the ingredients. It’s been a family favorite since!

  504. Suzie Perplies says:

    I like spaghetti. With any kind of sauce.

  505. There is one problem with your question I love all kinds of pasta and the many different ways to make it. I love that I can throw together a quick 12 minute meal like I did tonight. I used 3 differnt kindss of dried pasta to make up 2 cups, browned up left over hampurger, a zucinni and a can of diced tomatoes and made a quick skillet meal.

  506. Oh my what a sweet giveaway…one of my favorites
    is Fettuccine Alfredo but I love any kind of pasta
    I could eat it every night too….
    Sweet Blessings…

  507. I absolutely love portobella mushroom ravioli!!! OH yum!

  508. Fettucine alfredo every time!

  509. I tweeted! searching4

  510. Just tweeted! (Knees2Earth)

  511. Olive Fettuccine is our household favorite!

  512. My favorite dish is Zucchini Fettucine. I stumbled on it in a Food Network magazine. I made it, thinking it would be good for leftovers… but there weren’t any 🙁

  513. I love baked ziti

  514. I love Italian food especially pasta. My favorite is a plate of spaghetti and meatballs with some good bread on the side. YUM!

  515. Love Lasagna and pretty much any kind of pasta. Would love to have my very own pasta maker!


  516. Pasta! nothing beats it. My favorite? ravioli, fettucini, rotini, the list goes on!

  517. I love pasta! I think my favorite might be chicken alfredo with garlic and peppers. Yummy!

  518. Karin Alvarado says:

    I too LOVE pasta and could eat it every night!
    My favorite pasta dish is one from a local restaurant that I’ve tried to replicate but haven’t quite mastered…Spinach & Bacon Ravioli. It is the cat’s meow!
    I would love to make my own pasta and thought it would be much harder as well.
    Hope I win!

  519. lasagna, definitely!

  520. We love fettuccine alfredo. I have been thinking about making my own pasta. I would love to win this as I have been contemplating using my kids play-dough toy to squeeze out spaghetti noodles! 🙂

  521. Pasta is a family favorite at our house. We make a vegatable fettucine’ that is to die for. With homemade fettucine’ sauce. Delicious… pen4dav143 @ yahoo . com

  522. My fav is Linguine with homemade alfredo sauce (the jarred stuff is icky). We usually have it with shrimp scampi. Yum!!!

  523. Another pasta-lover here. My favorite is a combo dish that I first tried at Semolina, in Louisiana – they served chicken marsala over fettucini alfredo. It’s a lot of work to do all the parts, but SOOOO worth it. Something about the marsala sauce combined with the creamy alfredo and the thickness of the fettucini noodles, with the flavors of chicken and tender mushrooms – YUM!

  524. I have two favorite pasta dishes. One is a quasi-alfredo dish I make with a base sauce of goat’s milk and parmeasan. Once it starts to thicken, I’ll toss in some Italian herbs, a bunch of fresh spinach, and some steamed cauliflower. I use my immersion blender to make a thick, light green sauce and serve it over rice pasta. We call it Alien Slime Pasta because the kids think it’s cool (and the one that wouldn’t normally touch spinach or cauliflower is none the wiser).

    The other favorite is one from a Giada DeLaurentis’ cookbook Everyday Pasta Cookbook (page 156) called Chicken in Lemon Cream with Penne. It’s NOT an everyday dish, but it’s SO GOOD!

  525. My fave is pesto on spaghetti noodles with chicken sauteed in butter on the side. Mmm!

  526. Love pasta! And I make my own but I don’t have a pasta machine. It would be a lot easier if I had a machine to do it for me 🙂

  527. Jennifer says:

    This would be great!

  528. My favorite pasta dish is fettuccine alfredo.

  529. Oh, I’ve been dying to try making my own pasta! I did once, and rolled it out with a rolling pin – what a disaster =) Thanks for the giveaway!

  530. I’d love to learn how to make pasta and also use a pasta machine for fondant. Enter me!

  531. I love to make baked parmesan chicken served over a hot bed of buttered linguine! Sooo tasty 🙂

  532. VictoriaN says:

    I love vegetable lasagna, the kind with the creamy sauce. Yum!

  533. I”m a huge fan of stuffed pasta. But love most pasta.

  534. My favorite is Pasta Pizza!

  535. My favorite pasta dish is my husband’s homemade spaghetti. I don’t know why I love it so much, but it’s fantastic!

  536. I subscribe to your feed in Google Reader and “shared” this with my followers.

  537. Sharon Warner says:

    I love pasta too. Our favorite pasta dish is to make spaghetti noodles and put Tomato Basil Soup (from Tom Thumb deli) as the sauce. It is wonderful! All you need is french bread to get all the sauce !!!

  538. Pasta is my ultimate comfort food. I like lasagna but I also enjoy penne with tuna and arugula. You’re inspiring me to make my own! If I can do it, I’m probably going to try to make a ravioli. : )

  539. We love pasta in our family. Our favorite is pasta with pesto. I would love to make my own pasta.

  540. I love homemade pasta, and would love to have the chance to make my own! I do a pasta with homemade pesto and broccoli! The kids love it! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!!

  541. Not easy to just pick one pasta dish but I’ll give it a try….Manicotti wrapped around a spicy seafood stuffing. Terrific giveaway. I have wanted a pasta machine forever.

  542. I love pasta, especially ravioli & fettucini. I would LOVE to be able to make my own!!

  543. Posted your giveaway on my Facebook.

  544. I love all things pasta, but if I had to choose a meal I’d pick rigatoni with meat sauce.

  545. I have two favorite pasta dishes. One is the “Best Lasagna Ever!” recipe from The Pioneer Woman and the other is store bought 4-cheese tortellini with a homemade pink sauce I make. I mix together jarred pizza sauce with a 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream. I know crazy good!

  546. I tweeted about the giveaway!

  547. Courtney says:

    My new favorite is a Cajun Chicken Pasta. Seriously Yum!

  548. Heather H says:

    I would love to win this! I have wanted to try making my own pasta for a long time! I love all pasta, but my favorite is linguine with shrimp in a white wine, garlic, hot chili, cream sauce- SO yummy!

  549. Jennifer W says:

    My favorite pasta dish is seafood w/ garlic cream sauce over linguini. Love it!

  550. Jasmine basch says:

    My fav is lasagna I just wish I was better at making it

  551. love, love, love any pasta with Pesto, especially pasta salad with pesto, sausage and marinated artichoke hearts. Yum!

  552. Debbie in Memphis says:

    I love pasta, my favorite – lasagna or bow-tie.

  553. We eat a lot of pasta from hamburger casserole to spaghetti and meatballs.

  554. My favorite pasta dish is any noodle with pesto on it.

  555. Awesome giveaway! I love pasta so much that I can’t say I have just one favorite. But, I will say that growing up when I got to choose my birthday dinner at home I always requested my mom’s homemade macaroni and cheese. Yum! =)

  556. My fav pasta is chicken fettucinne alfredo made by my husband!

  557. Stuffed Shells – but they are soooo putzy!

  558. I like fried ravioli.


  559. I love all kinds of pasta, but especially fettuccine alfredo with chicken! Yum! Thanks for this giveaway!

  560. I also told my sister about this great giveaway!

  561. I love fettuccine with sun-dried tomato alfredo sauce with chicken and spinach!! I would LOVE to try my hand at homemade pasta too!!

  562. love love love pasta… tortellini, ravioli, manicotti, shells, bowtie, penne… doesn’t matter to me! I would love to make my own!

  563. I blogged about the giveaway on my blog Two Girls and an Appetite.

  564. brenda aslin says:

    I love lasagna…..spaghetti….ravioli…….

  565. I would love to win!

  566. Garlic Chicken Alfredo-homemade of course, I think restaurant alfredo sauce is pretty near flavorless. 🙂 fettuccine noodles of course.

  567. My favorite is a vegetable lasagna that I make…so scrumptious! Unfortunately my husband won’t eat it..too many veggies 🙁

  568. I think lasagna would be my favorite, but we do a lot of spaghetti also.

  569. I love pasta with chicken and olives…although I’ve met very few pasta dishes I didn’t get along with 🙂

  570. I am a fan of pasta but my fave would be lasagne – you can never go wrong with this dish! I would love to win the pasta machine too! !

  571. kisah jackson says:

    i would have to say my favorite is penne alla vodka! but i love pasta in all forms…

  572. How cool is this? Some of my favorite foods in the world involve pasta and I would love to have a tool to make it easier. Thanks!

  573. Stephanie LaFond says:

    I make a fettuccine dish that has a peanut sauce. It’s so delicious.

  574. Alexandra says:

    Our favorite dish is Gnocchi with a basil pesto! We love fettuccine, ravioli, everything pasta. This kids can make it with you which is the best part!

  575. I have been making pasta recently with a borrowed pasta maker and would love to have one! My favorite pasta is chicken alfredo

  576. JESSI HANSEN says:

    All time favorite pasta dish has got to be Carbonara! MMmmmm, I think I might have to have some for dinner tonight. You get so many food categories covered with this dish. Veggies, dairy, meat and pasta!!!

  577. Jennah S says:

    My favorite pasta dish is probably anything heavy on garlic or pesto!!

  578. My favorite pasta is manicotti, followed by lasagna. But really, I love all pasta. It’s so versatile and simple!

  579. Favorite pasta dish? Fettucine Alfredo!

  580. And I tweeted about your giveaway:

  581. I also shared your blog post announcing the giveaway in my Google reader 🙂

  582. My favorite pasta dish is definitely Penne all’Arrabiata!

  583. My favorite is Fettucine Alfredo! Love the white sauce!

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  585. Adrienne says:

    I love Fettuccine Alfredo! Even if I don’t win, I cannot wait to make my own pasta – thanks so much for the information!

  586. Would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

  587. Lasagna! making your own pasta looks so easy. The boys would get a kick out of using a pasta maker!

  588. Kristen B says:

    I love fettuccine alfredo! I also would love to make my own pasta, it sounds so yummy!


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