A popular restaurant in West Hollywood, Calif., Hugo’s, has been critically acclaimed for one of its menu items, Pasta Mama.
The first time I heard about it, I thought it was a bit odd. Pasta with eggs? I couldn’t imagine what would prompt people to drive many miles to get Pasta Mama. But they do, saying, it’s the best pasta they’ve ever eaten.
I had to try it, and as you might imagine, I love it. I would describe it to you here, but it’s indescribable—indescribably delicious, that is.
But I don’t drive to Hugo’s to pay $14 (plus tax and tip) for this dish. Instead, I make it myself, from scratch, following my copycat recipe. What a wonderful, simply satisfying dinner—or breakfast—entree.
Pasta Mama takes all of about 10 minutes from start to finish and feeds two for a total cost of about $1.50.
At that price, you have little to lose if you try it and don’t like it, and chances are really good that you’ll love it.
In fact, I won’t be surprised to hear that you’ve added Pasta Mama to your family’s list of favorite meals. Serve it once a week and your grocery budget will love you.