Spaghetti alla chitarra is a traditional dish hailing from Abruzzo, Italy and is made using a tool resembling a guitar, or chitarra (pictured below). The chitarra is a wooden frame with parallel wires that the pasta dough is pushed through to give the individual strands their shape.
Meatballs, or Polpette, have been a staple in Italian cooking since Ancient Roman times, and were even featured in the ancient cookbook, Apicius. When you think of this dish I am sure that you too also envision a red-and-white tablecloth spread over tiny tables, adorned with a dribbling candle stick, populating spots across the US. Nothing says Italian food like a big bowl of spaghetti and meatballs—unless you are actually Italian... You'll be hard pushed to find this dish in Italy, unless of course it is to cater to the palate of American tourists. And why not? This dish is delicious, wholesome and always tasty.
INGREDIENTS (allergens in bold): Fresh pasta (Wheat flour, Egg), Minced Beef, Homemade tomato sauce, Grana Padano Cheese, White bread (Wheat flour, Milk), Celery, Carrot, Onion, virgin olive oil, Egg, Salt, Black pepper, Thyme
GARNISH INGREDIENTS: Parmesan cheese
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|Spaghetti with "Polpette della Nonna" & Parmesan||Grams||Calories|
|Nonna's Beef Meatballs||155g||210kCal|
Please note the above nutritional guidance is based on our estimates only.