Get the Recipe: Stuffed Shells with Burrata Cheese

Looking for a flavorful recipe to take you from winter to spring? Or perhaps a new Meatless Monday option for your recipe rolodex? This sweet and savory dish is vegetarian and packs a hearty punch with ingredients like butternut squash and creamy burrata cheese. For those unfamiliar with burrata, this delectable cheese is similar to […]


Here is one of our most-requested recipes – we hope you enjoy it! Spaghetti Aglio e Olio is a dish you’ll love to have in your arsenal of easy meals. Master this simple recipe and keep the ingredients on hand in your pantry: spaghetti, olive oil, garlic, chili flakes and parmesan. You’ll always have a […]


Serves 4 as an appetizer salad or 2 as an entrée salad Approximately 45 – 60 minutes With local asparagus season in full bloom, and our proximity to the fertile asparagus-growing region of south central Washington, our spring specials naturally feature the splendid spears, like this terrific salad. This year we’re sourcing our asparagus from […]


Bruschetta is an inspired dish—and a simple one. Start with good bread. Brush with a bit of olive oil. Grill it, and finally, top with something delicious. True bruschetta is made on the grill for a smoky flavor and crispy edges. Don’t be afraid of a little char. It’s flavorful and deliciously crunchy. Toppings can […]


The gurus of good nutrition say it’s essential to eat lots of bright, colorful veggies. Pastini’s beautiful Rigatoni Zuccati makes doing that both easy and delicious. It features green, leafy spinach, which is packed with iron, calcium, and dietary fiber, and butternut squash, a great source of potassium and magnesium. Both of these good-for-you veggies […]


Since winter is most definitely the season for soup (zuppa in Italian), we’ve delved into our archives for one of Chef Craig Bashel’s fav recipes. Chicken-Orzo soup is relatively easy and fast, low in fat and absolutely delicious! And it represents what we do here at Pastini…use fresh, honest ingredients to make dishes that are […]


In our home, soup is larger than life. My husband, Craig, loves it so much that he frequently prefers a bowl of soup over cereal for breakfast. He puts his passion to work in the kitchen, creating every soup recipe for Pastini from scratch. I love the idea of welcoming spring with a big bowl […]

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