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Al Dente Pasta Party with a Purpose

Really looking forward to cooking for an awesome group this Saturday. A few months back I was asked by my good friend Versell Smith, director of the Corner Health,  if I would donate an Al Dente Pasta Dinner for their auction. The Corner Health is one of the many amazing organizations that make the Ann […]

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3 ingredients in 3 minutes! Spicy Sesame Linguine Recipe

Here at Al Dente, we love pasta recipes that are quick, easy and healthy.  Our owner & founder, Monique, invented the perfect solution–recipes with 3 ingredients that cook in just 3 minutes!  This healthy recipe uses a little pasta, a little protein and LOTS of veggies! With one bag of pasta, three ingredients and a couple […]

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Chef Nicholas Bruzzano’s Gluten Free Pasta Saltimbocca

                              Our friend, Chef Nicholas Bruzzano, has been featured on Chopped Junior and loves our Gluten Free pasta spirals!  He created this delicious GF Pasta Saltimbocca recipe that you can recreate in your own kitchen.  Yum!  Thanks for the pasta love, […]

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Squid Ink Fettuccine with Crab, Tomato and Lemon

Squid Ink Pasta with Crab, Tomato and Lemon  Serves 4-6 1 bag of Squid Ink Fettuccine  1/4 cup olive oil 3 cloves minces garlic 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes 1-2 cups chopped tomato 1-2 cups cooked crab 1 lemon, zest and juice 1/2 cup chopped parsley 1 tsp. coarse kosher salt Bring a large pot […]

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Pasta

Our featured foodie, Danny Hyman, created this delicious recipe to make with your Thanksgiving leftovers this weekend!  Danny always has lots of turkey and veggies leftover and loves to make this recipe after the holiday.  Now lets make some pasta! Ingredients: 2 cups diced turkey 16 oz fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed & halved 1 red bell pepper diced […]

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Pasta with tuna, spinach and capers

My friends often lead me to delicious places. In this case, Kasey Passen, one of the most creative cooks I know, turned me onto Tonnino Tuna!  I became obsessed with trying different pasta recipes with their delicious tuna.  Recently, a group of foodie friends joined me at our lake house to try out my creations […]

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a spring time pasta saladMemorial day pasta salad with cucumber and peas

Last week I got a last minute shout out to celebrate a friend’s birthday on her beautiful screened porch. It was going to be a wonderfully warm evening so decided I should whip up a quick pasta salad. Since I always have peas in my freezer, pasta in my pantry and usually at least one […]

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al dente spring time gluten-free pasta recipe

Al Dente Pasta with Spinach, Cannellini Beans and Sundried Tomatoes Gotta say, I love mentoring passionate, talented young people. Great example: Elaina Lee, a student at Washtenaw Community College, who created this super simple recipe, which is delicious, too! It features our new Al Dente Gluten Free Pasta. Ingredients 8 oz Al Dente Gluten Free […]

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spring pasta with asparagus, goat cheese and lemon

Spring means asparagus!  Combine those tender stalks of goodness with Al Dente Pasta, goat cheese and lemon zest for a super simple pasta recipe. Cooking the asparagus in the same pot with the pasta puts it into my “3 in 3” category: 3 ingredients in 3 minutes.  This recipe is also a great example of […]

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watch us make Squid Ink Pasta for The Food Factory!

Our Squid Ink Fettuccine is a true attention grabber in every way! We LOVED the fact that it caught the eye of the Food Factory producers from Toronto and, of course, jumped at the chance to have them come to our pasta factory and document how we actually make Al Dente Pasta. So, for all […]

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behind the scenes at al dente

Our hardworking employees rolling out and cutting Spinach Fettuccine pasta! Packaging up Al Dente’s Spinach Fettuccine!   Have you ever wondered all that happens behind the scenes to make Al Dente’s artisanal pasta? We are excited to share a glimpse into our factory and the people behind our small batch crafted pasta! We are proud […]

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introducing our new gluten free pasta!

Free of Gluten, Full of Flavor! Let me tell you. It’s not easy to make Gluten Free Pasta! Especially since we have very high standards and we are adamant about not putting our name on a product that did not meet all of our criteria. But finally, after 2 years of experimenting, look what we […]

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