In 1867, Christian F. Mueller, a German immigrant and professional baker, began making egg noodles by hand in his home in Newark, New Jersey. A one-man “company,” Mueller handled the production, sales and delivery, selling his homemade noodles house-to-house from a wicker basket.
Twenty-three years later, Mueller opened his first factory in Newark. By 1893, Mueller’s egg noodles were available in grocery stores. By 1894 macaroni and spaghetti were added to his product line. As the demand for Mueller’s pasta products steadily grew, availability expanded along the east coast from Maine to Florida, reaching as far west as Indiana by the onset of World War II.
A result of its continued success, the company built the industry’s largest and most advanced plant in 1915 on Baldwin Avenue in Jersey City.
So now that you know where they came from and what they’ve become, let me start by telling you the pasta we recieved was absolutley delicious. We were given some Whole Weat rotini and some Good Source of Whole Grain Wide Noodles. We also recieved some recipes from tehm that we have yet to try.
We used the Whole Weat Rotini in a broccoli salad that we make, normally we add just regular rotini or Tri-coloured rotini, sometimes even elbow macaroni, the recipe doesnt call for it but it tastes great and makes it go alot further. We prepared it as normal then cooked the Whole Weat Rotini, cooled it and added it in. the kids asked why it was a little different colour but we just told them it was a different kind, they shrugged it off and devoured it. Once supper was all done we told them it was Whole Weat, they looked at us and Chase asked “like the Brown bread grandma buys?..but it tasted so good!”
Based on that reaction and my own I must say Mueller’s pasta is great, especially if they can get my 2 oldest to eat products that are actually healthy for them, even if it is made from the same stuff as Grandmas Bread lol.
The Muellers pasta website is a great place to go for recipes, product information and so much more. I had to go buy more so that we could try some of the recipes, one we really loved and i encourage you to try with your family is the baked mac n cheese
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 35 min
8 ounces Mueller’s Elbow Macaroni
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cups milk
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded American or Cheddar cheese, divided
1.Preheat oven to 375°F.
2.Cook pasta 6 minutes. Drain.
3.In medium saucepan, combine cornstarch, salt, dry mustard & pepper in medium saucepan. Stir in milk until smooth. Add margarine, stirring constantly.
4.Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil 1 minute.
5.Remove from heat. Stir in 1-3/4 cups cheese until melted. Add cooked pasta. Pour into greased 2-quart casserole. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
6.Bake uncovered 25 minutes, or until lightly browned.