Mia Teal

Marketing Coordinator, Paid Media

Italian food is a delectable tapestry of flavors, textures, and traditions that have captivated the taste buds of people worldwide. From mouthwatering pasta dishes to wood-fired pizzas, and a variety of delightful desserts, Italian food has a lot to offer. At Price Chopper and Market 32, we have everything from pastas to meatball mix and everything in between. Additionally, we are proud to say that our Italian bread is made fresh in store daily!

A brief Italian history lesson:

Italian food history spans over thousands of years. Its origins can be traced back to the ancient Roman era when staples like grains, olive oil, and wine laid the foundation. Spices and other exotic ingredients were introduced during the Middle Ages. Today, many recipes and ingredients were produced from earlier traditions. 

Have you checked out our Italian recipes? Take a look at some favorites below!

Pasta Fagioli: Cold days call for warm meals! This soup is loaded with Italian sausage, pasta, beans, and so much more!

Sheet-Pan Chicken Parmesan with Roasted Lemon-Garlic Broccoli: If you want to make this the more traditional way, add spaghetti or angel hair pasta!

Skillet Lasagna: Have you ever made lasagna in a skillet? If not, try this recipe out now!

Slow Cooker Spaghetti with Italian Sausage: Taking a twist on the traditional spaghetti and meatball recipe, this meal is sure to be a favorite!


Mia Teal

E-Commerce Marketing Department

The aroma of freshly baked bread is enough to make anyone stop and smile. At Price Chopper and Market 32, our bread is made fresh daily right in our bakery! We specifically want to highlight our Italian bread today. There are so many different ways to pair Italian bread with your meal, as well as ways to enhance the bread itself. Looking for ways to change up your next meal? Well, look below!

What meals pair well with Italian bread?

  1. Spaghetti & meatballs, pork, or sausage 
  2. Soup
  3. Salad
  4. Eggs & bacon

Ideas to enhance Italian bread:

  1. Butter – We carry a variety of butter including salted, unsalted, whipped, garlic, olive oil & sea salt, and plant-based options.
  2. Bruschetta – Includes garlic, salt, olive oil, chopped tomatoes, chopped onions and anything else you choose!
  3. Olive Oil
  4. Garlic/Garlic Salt

Chicken & Roasted Beet Harvest Salad: This meal has the perfect balance of meat, vegetables, and cheese. What is missing? Italian bread, of course! Add some PICS salted butter on top of the bread to complete this meal! 

Tomato Bisque With Grilled Cheese Heart Croutons: Here we have a classic favorite. All bowls of soup need a side of bread, of course. Dip your Italian bread in the tomato soup and your heart will be smiling!

Slow Cooker Spaghetti with Italian Sausage: No spaghetti meal is complete without the side salad or bread. Try this meal with Italian garlic bread at your next family dinner!

Open-Faced Breakfast Sandwich: Any bread can work for this sandwich, but try using Italian bread with some PICS Sweet Cream Salted Whipped Butter. You will not be disappointed!

Check out this video of a Caprese-Prosciutto Grilled Cheese sandwich that will leave your mouth watering!