What are Fagottini?
Fagottini are a small purse-shaped pouches of pasta filled with minced vegetables and ricotta cheese. They are little bundles of yum in sauce as well as used in a this simple, yet classic soup, made with broth and black pepper. To read more about fagottini pasta, click here!
SUGGESTIONS WHEN MAKING FAGOTTINI
- Should you use stock or broth?
For the best tasting broth, start with 4 1/4 cups of our homemade chicken stock recipe and add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and a bay leaf. Simmer the stock for 10 minutes or until reduced to 4 cups. Strain and use as the stock for your soup.
- Stronger flavor
If you want to keep this a meat free dish but want more flavor, substitute a stronger cheese for the ricotta. Even a fagottini pasta stuffed with gorgonzola dolce can work if you’re a fan of that flavor.
WHAT PAIRS WELL WITH FAGOTTINI?
This pasta cut is essentially a dumpling so be careful not to choose wine that overpowers the flavor of the food. A crisp, white Chardonnay will work just fine. Like with all soups, a side salad or protein based entree (not too big since the soup is filling) works well with fagottini pasta. (written by Chef Stef)