Yes. Our BUITONI® pasta packages are labeled with a “Use or Freeze By” date. Pasta should either be frozen or consumed by this date. Freeze uncooked portion (below 5°F) in a plastic freezer type bag. Frozen pasta and sauce should be consumed within 30 days of freezing.
We do not recommend using our products after the “Use or Freeze By” date on the package, unless the product was frozen on or before that date. If you decide to freeze the product, it should be consumed within 30 days of freezing.
Pastas and sauces should either be frozen or consumed by the “Use or Freeze By” date on the package. Frozen pasta or sauce should be consumed within 30 days of freezing.
Store leftover pasta or sauce in an airtight container, refrigerate and use within 3 days.
Our BUITONI® products are perishable and intended to be kept in a refrigerated state, so we do not recommend consuming it.
To help prevent BUITONI® filled pasta from falling apart, keep the pasta water at a gentle boil. Bubbles should be seen just around the edge of the pasta pot. Stir gently and do not overcook the pasta.
Our BUITONI® pastas cooking instructions can vary per variety. We recommend preparing per the package instructions.
Our BUITONI® pastas are not designed to be cooked in the microwave. We recommend following preparation instructions listed on the package.
BUITONI® Alfredo, Marinara and Meat Sauces can be heated using the microwave or the stove top. Detailed preparation instructions are listed on the package.
Frozen pasta can be cooked without thawing. It should be prepared according to the package instructions.
BUITONI® Pasta and BUITONI® Pesto Sauces should not be heated or prepared in the microwave. BUITONI® Alfredo, Marinara and Meat Sauces (thawed) sauces should be prepared according to the package instructions at 100% (high) power. BUITONI® Alfredo, Marinara and Meat Sauces being prepared from a frozen state should first be defrosted at 50% (medium) power, and then prepared according to the package instructions.
Make sure to use the amount of water recommended on the packaging instructions to help prevent sticking.
Remember to keep the water at a gentle boil and to stir often.
You may also want to toss the drained pasta in a tablespoon of oil.
BUITONI® Pesto Sauces should be served at room temperature. Defrosting the Pesto from a frozen state can be done in the microwave, but only to room temperature (65º to 70º F.). Alternatively, you could defrost the Pesto in the refrigerator.
Our BUITONI® pasta should be prepared according to the package instructions. Prior to that time, the pasta is not considered fully cooked.
No need to double the cook time on two packages, but we would recommend adding an additional quart of water. Cook times are listed on the package.
If you are searching for a skillet recipe, head over to our recipe section and search for one skillet/one pot recipes. We have a few different ways to help get dinner on the table fast (and with little pots as possible). Make sure to pay attention to amount of sauce or water recommended to ensure the pasta is fully cooked to required temperature.
BUITONI® Pasta packages can be easily opened by carefully cutting the top film with scissors.
BUITONI® Pasta can be found using the Where to Buy page to identify a local retailer near you.
Yes. Our BUITONI® Cut Pastas, Linguine, Fettuccine, Angel Hair, and Spaghetti, do not contain any cheese.
Except for our Spinach & Artichoke Pesto, all BUITONI® Pesto sauces contain nuts. Please see below for allergens of each Pesto product which can also be found on the product package.
BUITONI® Basil Pesto – Contains: Milk, Pine Nuts and Walnuts
BUITONI® Reduced Fat Basil Pesto – Contains: Milk, Pine Nuts and Walnuts
BUITONI® Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto – Contains: Milk & Walnuts
BUITONI® Spicy Red Pepper Pesto – Contains: Walnuts
BUITONI® Spinach & Artichoke Pesto – Contains: Milk
Our BUITONI® pasta packages are labeled with a “Use or Freeze By” date. Pasta should either be frozen or consumed by this date. If frozen, pasta should be consumed within 30 days of freezing.
BUITONI® offers a wide range of pasta and sauces that can be used interchangeably. You can also visit our recipe page for a range of inspiring recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and more.
Tortellini and Tortelloni are essentially the same pasta shape with size being the only difference. Tortellini are small twists of pasta while, Tortelloni are larger versions of this basic shape.
Durum wheat is one of the three major types of wheat, the other two being hard or soft. Durum wheat is the hardest of the three with the highest gluten content, which makes for tender pasta and what is used for all BUITONI® pasta products.
Start with one tablespoon and toss with hot pasta. Use your preference from there – it is a personal preference on how much to use. The back of the package contains the nutrition information for one serving.
Our pasta is blanched and heat treated, but does not meet pasteurization standards. The eggs used in the product, however, are pasteurized. We recommend preparing the products according to their preparation instructions on the back of the package for the best safety and quality standards.
BUITONI® cheese products are not pasteurized. However, the milk used to produce our cheese is pasteurized prior to making the cheese.
At this time, none of our BUITONI® products are certified as Kosher.
All of our BUITONI® pastas, contain wheat derivatives and are made on the same lines as products that contain gluten ingredients.
All of our BUITONI® sauces are produced in separate areas within the same facility where we produce our pastas (which contain wheat derivatives and gluten ingredients). Although we exercise absolute care in our procedures and cleaning methods there is still a remote possibility that a trace amount of gluten may find its way into a sauce where it may not otherwise be added from an ingredient. Every precaution is taken to prevent cross-contact.
Peanuts are not present in the facility where we make our BUITONI® products, however most of our Pesto sauces are made with pine nuts and/or walnuts. Every precaution is taken to prevent cross-contact.