In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Babbo will donate $1 for every Pasta Valducci dish they sell during October to local nonprofit Don’t Be a Chump! Check for a Lump! The organization offers breast cancer education, hosts free mammogram events and provides wigs to women undergoing chemotherapy.
“Our goal is to sell 10,000 this month,” says Taylor Schultz, head of marketing and brand development for family-owned Babbo Italian Eatery. “We thought it would be a great way to give back by donating a portion of the proceeds.”
1 cup artichoke hearts
½ cup kalamata olives
½ cup sun-dried tomatoes
1 tbsp. fresh garlic
24 oz. marinara sauce
1 cup heavy cream
½ cup Parmesan cheese
12 oz. penne pasta
1. Add olive oil to sauté pan and cook garlic on medium heat for about 30 seconds. In a separate pot boil water and cook pasta until desired firmness.
2. Add artichokes, olives and sun-dried tomatoes to sauté pan and toss ingredients. Let the vegetables cook for a few minutes.
3. Then, add marinara, cream and Parmesan to pan. Let the sauce reduce and thicken.
4. Drain pasta and add to sauce. Toss together and serve.