Stuffed Pasta Shapes and Names

Stuffed pasta is no doubt a proof that Italians are imaginative people. With simple basic ingredients like eggs, flour, a pinch of salt and a chosen filling, they created an extraordinary variety of elaborate and fantastic filled pasta shapes. The traditional shapes for stuffed pasta are squares, circles, triangles and half moons, made of pasta sheets that are stuffed with a filling.


The fillings can vary, and consist of a mixture of ingredients, such as meats, cheeses, herbs, mushrooms, and vegetables. Every region and every city has transformed those shapes and fillings in their own way.


In Parma, for example, the Anolini, is hat shaped and Tortelli, elsewhere called ravioli, is squared.
The cappelletti from Bologna, become Agnolini in Mantova.
In the town of Piemonte, the shape of the Panciutii agnolotti piemontesi is round or square, whereas outside of Piemonte the same shaped pasta is called Ravioli, Tortelli, and also Tortellini
The fillings also vary according to the region: every Italian region has its specialty: meat in Romagna, herbs, fish and also meat in Liguria, meats, and sausage in Tuscany.

In addition, some countries around the world have adopted their own and creative fillings.

WHATEVER THE NAME OF FILLING, STUFFED PASTA IS ALWAYS A DELIGHT. MY FAVORITE ARE;
Agnolotti
Capellini
Mezzaluna
Ravioli
Tortellini
Tortelloni

Tips and Advice

Stuffed pasta is generally first cooked and then a light sauce is served afterward. They can also be added to a salad or be served in a broth after they have been cooked.
Stuffed Pasta Shapes and Names Stuffed Pasta Shapes and Names Reviewed by Debby Peters on November 23, 2017 Rating: 5
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