Let Them Eat Pasta + Giveaway

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Buca di Beppo® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Did you know thatWorld Pasta Month??

I swear every day is a different “national -filling in the blank- day”.  I feel like I can hardly keep up with all of these days, let alone participate in them. I normally notice them at 10 pm while scrolling through Instagram, and by that time it is a little to late to run out to get a donut or doughnut, whichever one we are celebrating that day.

Now, a WHOLE month of PASTA, that is a month I can get behind.

One thing I love making for family meals is a big batch of pasta.  You can always please a crowd with a big helping of pasta. The pickiest of eaters love pasta.

Random fun fact: Americans consume 6 billion pounds of pasta each year with the average American consuming 20 pounds of pasta annually. 

Thanks is one big food baby if you ask me!

I don’t think I have ever met anyone in my life that doesn’t like pasta.


Although, I always love feeding my family at home. We also frequently like to go out with our family for dinner. With my parents and siblings living almost 2 hours away, sometimes for special occasions we meet in a town halfway between our houses for dinner.  One place we enjoy going is Buca di Beppo.  My grandmother almost always asks to go out for pasta when we are with her.  I secretly believe it is because my grandpa is a true german farmer, and believes a meal should be made up of meat and potatoes. He really doesn’t like pasta, and my grandma loves it, so she likes to get it when we go out to dinner.  She also always asks to share. She never really eats a whole meal, so it is a perfect for everyone dinning with her.  My favorite thing about Bucca {more fondly known as in our family} is that the dishes are served family style, which allows the group to order a few different dishes and everyone can try a little of everything.

Of course during World Pasta Month Buca is doing something special.  Create your own pasta bowl! Pick your noodles, Pick your Veggies, Pick your Protein, Pick your Sauce, then finally Pick your Seasoning.  All for a promotional price.

For all the picky eats our there, or people like me that like to have control over “recipes”, this is a perfect menu option!

Looking at the menu, I have pre-planned my order for our Buca visit during October:

Penne Noodles, Alfredo Sauce, Mushrooms, Spinach, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Prosciutto and poached garlic


Cavatappi Noodles, Pesto Sauce, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Artichokes, Chicken and poached garlic

Don’t those sound fabulous? Know what is even better? For all of you out there pushing your nose up at the idea of having mushrooms in you food, yes I know who you are, you can pick from 8 other veggies instead!

However, I dare you to try a mushroom again. I swear they will grow on you. Not literally, only figuratively.


If the build your own pasta hasn’t convinced you to grab dinner at Buca maybe a sefie contest will??

Bucca is running a fun promotion for anyone that dines in their restaurants during World Pasta Month in October – #PastaSelfie!

Learn how to participate:

Share on Instagram for a daily chance to win a $100 Buca di Beppo gift card.

How to enter:

1. SNAP IT!  Take a pic of your Create Your Own Pasta dish at Buca di Beppo or your favorite pasta dish.
2. SHARE IT! Share on Instagram using #pastaselfie #sweepstakes and tag @bucadibeppo.
3. WIN IT! You could WIN a $100 Buca di Beppo gift card*

You will automatically be entered and your Instagram photo will be displayed in the gallery at www.bucadibeppo.com/pasta-selfie/!

*One winner will be randomly selected each day to receive a $100 Buca di Beppo digital egift card. See website for details.



SECOND giveaway alert for you!! Leave a comment on this post, and sign up below and you could win a chance at a Buca gift card!!

Buca di Beppo Create Your Own Pasta Bowl Giveaway



And after you visit Buca di Beppo, and you are still craving pasta in October, here are a few recipes you can make at home:

Creamy Chicken & Kale with Goat Cheese Pasta


Shrimp Scampi Linguini


BCC Carbonara aka Bacon. Chicken. Corn. Carbonara









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About Rachel

Country girl turned urbanite. Finding ways to mess up my kitchen, keep my country roots and explore all that city living offers!

17 thoughts on “Let Them Eat Pasta + Giveaway

  1. I love pasta so much! Was a little gutted originally when I found out I had a wheat intolerance but thankfully gluten free pasta is pretty good too!

  2. I will take any and all excuses to celebrate and eat pasta! I had no idea it was pasta month, thanks for sharing, super yummy looking pasta dishes.

    1. Agree, sigh…. Carbs are amazing to eat, but killer on the waistline. But there are somethings one has to do during pasta month 😉

  3. Oh, pasta! I love pasta so much! I think that is why I like running so much because it give me an excuse to eat pasta. You know you need to carb load! But I have to be careful because they really like my waistline… Oh, pasta!

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