Creamette Pasta Comfort Food Recipe and Essay Contest & a Giveaway


I have been compensated for this post, all opinions are my own.


100 years.  That takes us back to 1913.  In terms of a personal perspective, this was the time frame of my great-grandparents.  1913 was several years after my great-great grandfather and great-grandfather separately boarded a ship from Norway to American never to return.  As new immigrants they set forth in North Dakota to make their new life. Creamette Pasta was a product they could purchase and a product I can still purchase today.  That’s amazing.  Few things in life last 100 years, therefore I wish the Creamette Pasta company a hardy congratulations on reaching this epic milestone.

In honor of this special anniversary, as many companies do, they have opted to share their good fortune with their loyal customers.  Creamette is currently holding an Essay and Recipe Contest for a chance to win $10,000.  That’s pretty darn amazing!


Here are the specifics-

  • Families from the Midwest region can 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.
  • In June 2013, ten semifinalists will be chosen to participate in a nationwide online vote.

So what are you waiting for?!  Share your recipe and essay at  Creamette.NewWorldPasta.Com/100thAnniversary for your chance to win!  Entries are valid now until May 30th!

My family’s favorite comfort food is noodle soup with Extra Wide Egg Noodles from Creamette.  They are perfection! And of course if you need a little recipe inspiration Creamette always has a ton of recipes available online.

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In honor of this anniversary, Creamette Pasta has kindly offered one lucky Mama Report reader a Share the Comfort prize pack!

One winner will receive-

·             Two boxes of Creamette® Pasta

·             Two Creamette® Pasta recipe cards

·             One colander

·             One casserole baking dish

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The winner will be selected at random using Rafflecopter and contacted via email. The winner has 48 hours (2 days) to respond. If the winner’s email is incorrect or they do not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be selected. If a winner is selected, and their entries are found to be fraudulent, they are automatically removed from the list and another winner will be selected.The winner will be announced on this page.


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  1. sharon gullikson says

    Chicken Carbonarra is wonderful!!

  2. I would say beef strognaff or mac and cheese.

  3. Grandmas mac and cheese! Thanks

  4. Christina Oddy says

    chili mac!

  5. Shannon K. says

    Chicken Noodle Soup with lime is so helpful if you have a fever.

  6. Amanda Rauch says

    I have never used this brand of pasta, but our favorite pasta dish is beef stroganoff!

  7. Ann Fantom says

    I like to make pasta with pesto sauce, onions and peas.

  8. Tari Lawson says

    My favorite comfort dish is Mac and Cheese.

  9. My favorite is Chili Mac.

  10. My mom’s macaroni and cheese!

  11. susan smoaks says

    i like to make a comforting pasta salad!

  12. Jessica To says

    I would make my mom’s mac and cheese recipe.

  13. I make a dish with mushroom soup, cheese, and tuna fish with pasta:)

  14. Tuna Noodle Casserole

  15. Tracy L Davis says

    Chili mac

  16. beef stroganoff! Perfect comfort food for a chilly night!

  17. Sandy VanHoey says

    I’ve made mac n cheese many times with this

  18. Sausage and mushrooms with a tomato cream sauce over pasta. It’s really good.

  19. I like Chili and macaroni.

  20. Megan Parsons says

    I like making pizza casserole!

  21. I like it tossed with roasted butternut squash and blue cheese.

  22. Macaroni and cheese

  23. Virginia Rowell says

    I make my macaroni salad with creamette pasta. Yum!

  24. kelly Nicholson says

    Sharing your favorite comforting dish made with Creamette Pasta.

    how about pasta with big meat balls

  25. Marti Parks says

    My favorite is macaroni and cheese.

  26. Lori Walker says

    spaghetti and meatsauce

  27. Amanda Kinder says

    Macaroni and cheese.

  28. Home made tuna nodle casserole is a family favorite with Creamette pasta, of course!

  29. sandra davis says

    chili mac

  30. Nothing really beats a nice Macaroni and cheese

  31. jamie braun says

    our fave is beef stroganoff


    I love me some baked mac and cheese…Mmmmm

  33. 5 cheese Mac and cheese

  34. Meaghan F. says

    Baked mac and cheese.

  35. Fettuccine Alfredo

  36. Michelle H. says

    I love to make spaghetti.

  37. mac n chz

  38. Lorena Keech says

    My mother’s Beef and Noodles.

  39. Cathy Truman says

    Macaroni and Cheese

  40. Linda Lansford says

    mac and cheese

  41. Patrice P. says

    Macaroni and cheese is my favorite comfort food.

  42. tami primm says

    mac n cheese

  43. Ttrockwood says

    I love the classic tuna noodle casserole!

  44. Tabitha P. says

    i love a goulash!

  45. spicy mac & cheese 🙂

  46. Good old Mac and Cheese.

  47. Mary Casper says

    mac and cheese old family recipe

  48. mac and cheese has always been my fav!

  49. Mary Beth Elderton says

    Pasta olive oil, garlic, onion, tons of veggies, dash of red pepper, and Parmesan.

  50. Rebecca Graham says

    Macaroni and cheese

  51. steve weber says

    I make a really good moustacholi.

  52. beth clark says

    I love to make pasta salads and spaghetti with sausage and peppers.

  53. Debra Hall says

    baked mac and cheese

  54. Sacha Schroeder says

    Definitely mac and cheese!

  55. Cynthia R says

    i would make lasgna with the sauce!

  56. wendy rozema says

    chicken alfredo!!

  57. SteveO209314 says

    What a great giveaway

  58. ELIZABETH C. says

    Definately Shrimp Alfredo with peas and pearl onions.

  59. Denise B. says

    I like using it for macaroni and cheese.

  60. ~ I remember when I was growing up, in the summertime Mom would try to keep the kitchen cool by cooking easy meals. In NJ we didn’t have A/C. One meal we would have would be fresh Jersey tomatoes and Tuna Noodle Salad, made with Creamette Elbows. Never did I think those little memories would create some of the best memories to look back on. ~

  61. shayne livingston says

    spaghetti! i could eat it every day!

  62. Constance zimmer says

    … who can beat good ol’ Mom’s mac and cheese w/that crunchy, buttery breadcrumb topping?!

  63. I like to make mac & cheese.

  64. Spaghetti would have to be the tops because it’s my go to meal. When I’m stressed for time that’s what I make and everyone loves it!

  65. Wanda McHenry says

    Tuna Noodle Casserole!

  66. chili mac.

  67. Mac and Cheese is our choice!

  68. Stephanie Larison says

    Chili Mac like mom used to make!

  69. Chicken noodle soup!

  70. chicken salad

  71. Charlene S says

    I like to make Macaroni Salad.

  72. Jamie Yonash says

    We love homemade mac & cheese! It is great anytime!

  73. Mallory Johnson says

    Homemade mac and cheese with many different cheeses!

  74. Chicken carbonara

  75. chicken noodle soup

  76. Monique Rizzo says

    Macaroni and cheese.
    Thanks for the chance.

  77. mrsshukra says

    Beef Stroganoff is always good!

  78. Mac and cheese!

  79. Sarah Haynes says

    Anything! Especially with a white sauce~ and chicken!!

  80. spaghetti alfredo!
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  81. Audra Weathers says

    I like making a simple mac & tomato with lots of garlic and olive oil.

  82. Katherine Donovan says

    I love Spring Pea Salad. It has peas, spiral noodles, mayo, celery, pimento, and ranch dressing. yummy~

  83. Carolyn G says

    Cheesy ziti with meat sauce. Nothing says comfort like this dish

  84. I like to make Beef Stroganoff with these noodles. (Yummy)

  85. Laura Jacobson says

    Oh my favorite is a Chicken cold pasta salad I make with their little o’s pasta! Its a can of chuck chicken, cooked o’s(those little ones) mandarin oranges, grapes red and green, and mayo! You mix together and refrigerate! My FAV~

  86. Nikki Strong says

    I have never used Creamette Pasta, but the Chicken Veggie Noodle Soup looks so good! We are having a cold snap of weather, I think that I am going to try to make this soup over the weekend. I can’t wait to try it!

  87. One of my go-to recipes: southwest creamy pasta. Choose your favorite pasta and add to it a sauce made of salsa, tomato sauce, cream cheese, and any other add-ons you like, such as black olives and corn. Top with shredded cheese. Make it a meal by adding chopped leftover chicken or leftover ground beef (taco meat). Yum!

  88. Tuna noodle casserole

  89. My favorite comfort dish is Mac and Cheese.

  90. mac and cheese

  91. Kaitlin Boles says

    Pizza Pasta!

  92. Macaroni and Cheese

  93. spaghetti

  94. Tami Valentine says

    my family loves Pasta bake

  95. Michelle elizondo says

    Chicken Carbonarra

  96. Nichol Tone says

    Mac n cheese

  97. without a doubt mac n cheese

  98. Mendy Dinsmore says

    pasta salad

  99. Christy Anderson says


  100. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says

    Chicken noodle casserole!

  101. Definitely goulash with just hambuger, cheese, tomatoes, onions and spices.

  102. Chicken alfredo! Thanks for the giveaway!

  103. Love spaghetti!

  104. alyce poalillo says

    Mac and cheese with 4 cheeses and tomato

  105. Jennifer Nixon says

    I love making Cheesy Tuna Mac.

  106. Janet Benthin says

    Macaroni and tomatoes…I was raised on it!

  107. Janet Benthin says

    I can’t wait to try grape seed oil

  108. Peggy D says

    I love to make my famous macaroni salad using their elbow macaroni…..yum!


  109. beatriz says

    kielbasa spaghetti!

  110. ive never had it but would love to add chicken and mayo
    tcogbill at live dot com

  111. Desiree Dunbar says

    Baked Ziti with Ricotta and Mozzarella Cheese.

  112. Jennifer C says

    I love to make macaroni and cheese.

  113. Debra Pauley says

    Grandmas mac and cheese! Thanks

  114. Sara Wood says

    tuna casserole

  115. James Coyne says

    Tuna Casarole

  116. I have to say I never heard of this sort of pasta, so I would love to try it. Thanks

  117. Vanessa says

    I’ve never had this pasta but I’d love to make baked ziti with it.

  118. Vanessa says

    I commented on the Pompeian post.

  119. rene miller says

    sausage and mushrooms with vodka sauce

  120. Amanda L. says

    Sausage and spinach pasta bake

  121. Debra F says

    Chili Mac

  122. macaroni and cheese

  123. Theresa says

    I LOVE making tomato soup with the elbow macaroni!

  124. Cody Anderson says

    Classic Macaroni and cheese is my favorite.

  125. laura J says

    beef strognaff is my feel good food!

  126. Michelle W says

    My favorite comfort food is Creamette elbow macaroni and butter. I used to eat it with my grandpa as a kid.

  127. Gayle S says

    Beef Stroganoff is one of my favorite dishes and I always serve it with Creamette wide or extra wide egg noodles.

  128. My favorite is definitely mac and cheese

  129. D SCHMIDT says

    Macaroni cheese with bacon is my favorite comfort food

  130. beef strognaff

  131. Gloria S says

    My favorite is macaroni and cheese

  132. Shelley P says

    I make cheese, tuna, mushroom soup and pasta casserole.

  133. Paula Michele Hafner says

    Baked Ziti!

  134. Jennifer says

    I would love to make macaroni and cheese!

  135. Victoria Carlson says

    Cheese Lasagna is my favorite thing to make! So delicious everytime 🙂

  136. I love making homemade stroganoff! I use hamburger, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, and onions. Then serve it on a bed of Creamette Egg noodles! So easy, cheap, and delicious!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  137. I like american chop suey

  138. Christine says

    mac and cheese

  139. mac n cheese

  140. Theresa D says

    macaroni and cheese

  141. Mac & Cheese for sure!

  142. Pasta sauce over spaghetti.

  143. Sarah Hall says

    I like to make a hamburger macaroni bake with lots of cheese on top.

  144. Adrienne M says

    Mac & Cheese!!!!

  145. Rebecca Peters says

    mac and cheese

  146. Pasta salad

  147. Mac and Cheese

  148. tina page says

    this casserole my mom used to make with noodles, ground turkey, corn and creamy soups.

  149. Ashley Morrow says

    I like to make chicken noodle soup.

  150. Kathy Davis says

    Basic Macaroni!

  151. Emily Adams says

    Macaroni & Cheese

  152. Tuna noodle casserole is yummy

  153. I would make macaroni and cheese.

  154. Melissa Snyder says

    Baked macaroni and cheese casserole

  155. melissa Resnick says

    mac and cheese!

  156. April Bever says

    alfredo mac cheese

  157. I love any pasta dish

  158. Jennifer Reed says

    My most comforting pasta dish, made with Creamette Pasta, is homemade macaroni and cheese.

  159. cassandra says

    i like my mac and cheese please:)

  160. Our spaghetti

  161. carol lewis says

    Mac and cheese!

  162. Mac and cheese 🙂

  163. Nicole C. says

    My favorite is spaghetti.

  164. Kyl Neusch says

    tasty Mac and Cheese

  165. jennifer bowen says

    mac and cheese

  166. Melissa Smith says


  167. Thin Spaghetti and Chicken 🙂

  168. s riches says

    I like to make macaroni and cheese.

  169. Pauline M says

    I’m always making my deli pasta salad, but my kids love when I make them chicken pastini!

  170. Lori Taube says

    I love homemade macaroni and cheese!

  171. amy deeter says

    Tuna Noodle Casserole

  172. Teresa Thompson says

    Homestyle Mac n cheese.

  173. Ruby Daniels says

    mac and cheese is are favorite

  174. love just the noodles and butter

  175. kelly mcgrew says


  176. ye old spaghetti!

  177. Lynne T. says

    That would have to be mac n cheese.

  178. Lisa Garner says

    I love making Beefaroni.

  179. K. Cleaver says

    I’ve never used this brand pasta, but my favorite is homemade mac and cheese.

  180. Hope Mitchner says

    definitely mac and cheese

  181. Michelle says

    Just tons of lemon juice, garlic, black pepper and pecorino!

  182. Love macaroni salad

  183. Brenda Elsner says

    Mac and cheese!!!

  184. Shirley Zolenski says

    Hubby loves beef stroganof

  185. Tim Anderson says

    vegetable soup with egg noodles

  186. Baked Mac N Cheese is my favorite comfort dish.

  187. Brittney House says

    chicken alfredo

  188. Baked ziti

  189. Chicken Noodle Soup! 🙂

  190. Paulette says

    Chicken Alfredo!

  191. mine is tuna casserole

  192. The picture of the elbow macaroni reminds me of the minestrone soup I make in the colder months of the year.

  193. Baked macaroni and cheese!

  194. Dawn Monroe says

    I always use Creamette its the best. One of my favorite meals to make it with is chicken noodle stew.

  195. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    I love Creamettes macaroni in my Mom’s chili!

  196. Curried Chicken & Noodle Casserole

  197. Ellen Anderson says

    I like to make chicken pasta with garlic, lemon pepper, and oikos original greek yogurt (Yummy and healthy!)

  198. Judy Estrin says

    Mac and Cheese with added extras.

  199. Carole Ingram says

    Mac N’ Cheese! 🙂

  200. Good old mac and cheese!

  201. Chelsea M says

    Tuna casserole! We actually just had some tonight haha

  202. Kelly Greenwood says

    Noodle and Tuna fish is my favorite comfort food.

  203. Mac and Cheese. Yum!

  204. Teresa salerno says


  205. cheryl bowman says

    macaroni and cheese so good all families favorite

  206. Baked Ziti

  207. Fettucine alfredo

  208. DeeAnn S says

    My favorite comforting food is Turkey Tetrazzini. With extra mushrooms! Thanks.

  209. I love it with chicken pot pie filling.

  210. Paula Tavernie says

    My fave is Mac and Cheese!!!! So comforting!!!

  211. Kat Emerick says

    My mother’s old recipe, macaroni salad.

  212. If cold dishes count as comfort food. I like the Cold Pasta Salad. Made with the oil vinegar added to it.

  213. Vicki D. says

    I make a spicy Macaroni Hot Dish that we all just love!

  214. Beverly Metcalf says

    My homemade macaroni and cheese made with Creamette Pasta is really good. Thanks for having this contest!

  215. Trisha McKee says

    Definitely macaroni and cheese!

  216. Barbara Stenby says

    I take elbow macaroni 1 can whole peeled tomatoes shredded cheddar cheese and 1/4 cup milk salt & pepper mix it all together mmmmm. It was my Dads dish and it reminds me of home thats why i make it.

  217. Michelle S says

    Mac & Cheese for me!

  218. laura ari says

    Mexican macaroni and cheese

  219. I know this is going to sound boring BUT my favorite (my mom used to make this all the time) was Creamettes Elbow macaroni with butter and grated Parmesan/Romano. In fact, for years I thought that elbows were called “Creamettes.” I blame my mother. LOL.

  220. melina ramirez says

    favorite is lasagne

  221. Charlene Kuser says

    My favorite comfort dish is 3 Meat Manicotti

  222. Heather McCormick says

    Pasta with my moms homemade spaghetti sauce

  223. Julia Oletskaya says

    mmm comfort food is my fave would be mac & cheese pizzza

  224. Buddy Garrett says

    Beef Stroganoff

  225. Misses Giveaways says

    beef stroganoff

  226. brandi hawn says

    i would make chicken pesto yummy 🙂

  227. Tuna salad is my absolute favorite thing to make

  228. Leslie L. Stanziani says

    i love to make chicken noodle soup with the egg noodles.

  229. Kaelyn L. says

    Tator tot casserole!!

  230. Kim Reid says

    My favorite is baked mac and cheese, thanks!

  231. a marie hj says

    Italian wedding soup! The best when I’m sick. Thanks.

  232. Laurie Emerson says

    My favorite comfort food I make with it is my chicken and vegetable soup.

  233. Deborah Mireles says

    I have 4 mac and cheese, lasagna, spaghetti and stroganoff!

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