7 Grown-Up Recipes for Pasta Shells
Get sophisticated with your pasta shells.
Ricotta-Filled Handkerchief Pasta with Pesto and Marinara
Known in Italian as mandilli, this delicious dish, from Tim Cushman at Manhattan’s Covina, consists of sheets of pasta coated with pesto sauce, stuffed with ricotta and topped with tomato sauce. It’s great with a berry-rich Piedmont red, like the 2014 Piazzo Barbera, Cushman says. To save time, you can use store-bought pasta sheets. Slideshow: Ravioli Recipes
How to Make Raviolo
At Chicago's Monteverde, there's never a question about how fresh the pasta is: At the pastificio right in the dining room, chef Sarah Grueneberg and her "pasta ladies" roll and cut dough and pipe out filling for the daily specials. One dish that we can't get enough of is uovo in raviolo, a giant pasta round stuffed with fresh ricotta, feta and a runny egg yolk. Instead of the traditional brown butter, Grueneberg opts for a light tomato sauce with a pinch of chile flakes. She was inspired by one of her favorite Italian dishes, uova in purgatorio (eggs in purgatory). From there, she says, she "just connected the dots." Here's how to #putanegginit at home.—Tina Ujlaki
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