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My Contadina Simple Pasta Recipe + Holiday Package Giveaway

December 17, 2016
contadina recipe holiday giveaway

My Contadina Simple Pasta Recipe + Holiday Package Giveaway

A woman must know how to cook a signature dish that she can prepare in cases when she has an unexpected visitor, a dinner date or a potluck party invitation. I rarely cook (because mom always saves me!) and if I do, I usually cook pasta.

You can say that this is my signature dish because I can cook it anytime (and play with the recipe depending on the availableOne ingredients at home). 
Recently, I discovered Contadina Products by Del Monte which makes cooking much more easier, that even Nigella Lawson uses it. You can read my Nigella experience here. 
Contadina means “woman of the fields” in Italy. 
contadina recipe holiday giveaway
contadina recipe holiday giveaway
contadina recipe holiday giveaway
The Contadina line consists of an array of Mediterranean cuisine essentials – olive oil, canned tomatoes, pasta and pasta sauces, all made of the finest quality, sourced from the world’s best producing regions to deliver truly, authentic flavors. 
contadina recipe holiday giveaway
One of my favorite Pasta Sauces
Here’s the pasta dish I cooked today 🙂 
I learned cooking through mom and we don’t follow recipes and just cook based on “feel and taste”. But I did write the recipe below so you guys can also cook this dish at home. 

What You Will Need:

Contadina Olive Oil
garlic (minced)
onions (chopped)
ground beef (half kilo)
1 red bell pepper (Julienne Cut)
1 can mushrooms
1 bottle Contadina Arrabiatta Pasta Sauce
salt & pepper
Parmesan Cheese
Contadina Penne Pasta (for today, I used Linguine Pasta)

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How to Cook:

1. Sautee ground beef with garlic and onions. Season with salt and pepper. 
2. Add mushrooms and red bell pepper.
3. Add Contadina Arrabiata Pasta Sauce.
4. Let it simmer then add basil and oregano leaves. 
5. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

I usually use penne pasta for this recipe, but for today I made use of what’s available – Contadina Linguine which is also perfect for this kind of sauce. 

Serve with Parmesan Cheese on top!

You can also play with this recipe and use tuna chunks instead of ground beef 🙂 

Cooking Time: 20 minutes 
(without mis-en-place! I prepared all the ingredients from scratch, and even washed the dishes while letting the Linguine cook)
I really love the Contadina Arrabiatta Pasta Sauce because I love my pasta sour (think: real tomatoes!) and with a kick of spiciness!  We used to use different sauces to achieve this flavor, but with Contadina, I only need to use 1 bottle 🙂  My mom gives her approval. She says “Dishes cooked with Contadina are much more flavorful (malinamnam)”
contadina recipe holiday giveaway
It is so hard to “plate” a normal-looking pasta. I was so hungry I had to take a bite while taking photos and cleaning my stuff.
If you are serving this to your kids, you can add a bottle of banana ketchup in the recipe to temper the spicy flavor. 

I want you guys to also cook your favorite Holiday Dish with Contadina. I am giving away a Holiday Gift Package with Contadina Products!
contadina recipe holiday giveaway

1) Share this blog post on Facebook. Please set on public mode so I can see your entry. Use the hashtag #ContadinaxRuthilicious 
Here’s the link of the blog post :
2) Instead of tagging me, tag the person or people you want to cook the holiday dish with or for. 
3. Comment below with your name and link of post so I would know that you joined! 🙂 
4) The contest ends on December 18th!
5) This giveaway is limited to Metro Manila residents only.
6. I usually host a giveaway, so make sure that you subscribe on my blog here. 
Good Luck! Please do tag me when you try my Contadina Holiday recipe 🙂 
BIG Thank you to everyone who joined the giveaway!
The actual raffling of the entries is recorded in my Instagram Story!
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Congratulations to Rodel Flordeliz!
Please email me at [email protected] to know how to claim your prize!

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