Did you know that Italians adore the delicate and sweet flesh of pumpkin in their pasta dishes? In fact, so amorous is il bel paese for a cube or two of zucca (pumpkin) that Italy, despite its relatively small size versus other global producers, is the 8th largest producer of pumpkins in the world. Pasta ripiena (filled pasta) with pumpkin is a specialty of the regions surrounding the river Po, including Emilia-Romagna and Lombardia. The exact origin of pumpkin ravioli is hotly debated, as both Mantova and Ferrara have early records of this dish, and therefore both take credit.
In any case, in homage to these gastronomic - and pumpkin - centres of Northern Italy, this week we’ve filled our fresh ravioli with a beautifully orange and sweet-fleshed pumpkin filling. We’ve also infused the filling with fresh sage, which is a fantastic pairing for pumpkin, tempering its sweetness and adding savoury depth. Serve with our fresh and 100% plant-based herb sauce for an authentic, if modern, take on this speciality of Northern Italy.
Note: Please consume or freeze our pasta and sauces within 2 days of delivery.
- Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Salt the water (around ½tbsp per litre).
- Cook the pasta in the boiling water for around 3 minutes.
- Whilst the pasta cooks, put the pesto in a large bowl. Add 1tsp of the boiling cooking water to loosen and stir it through.
- Once cooked, transfer the pasta to the pesto. Toss gently to coat.
- Serve immediately. Buon appetito!
Allergens in BOLD & CAPITALISED:
Pasta (WHEAT Flour, Durum WHEAT Semola, Sunflower Oil, Sugar, Salt), Filling (Pumpkin (89%), Emulsifier (Potato Flakes, Starch, Rice Flour, Vegetable Fibre), Sage (0.9%), Salt, Black Pepper), Rice Flour
Wild Rocket, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Pine Nuts, Garlic, Salt, Lemon Juice
In addition to the recipe-specific allergen information provided, Pasta Evangelists handles all 14 allergens prescribed in legislation. Whilst we have implemented and maintain safety practices and take all reasonable precautions to prevent cross-contamination, we cannot guarantee that our products will not contain traces of these allergens.
Calories per serving: 490kcal
Following nutritional information is per 100g:
- Energy 888kJ
- Calories 213kcal
- Fat 8.3g
- Of which saturates 1.1g
- Carbohydrates 28.9g
- Of which sugars 1.6g
- Protein 4.8g
- Salt 1.1g
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