Homemade Cavatelli Pasta

Sunday, October 11, 2015
Homemade Cavatelli pasta is the all-time favorite homemade pasta in our home beside gnocchi, lasagna, homemade egg noodles, and the list goes on and on of favorites, can you tell there's not just one?


Cavatelli is light made with Ricotta cheese and flour and some are made with just water and flour, our recipe is light and not hard to digest like some that were called sinkers in our house.


Easy to make and delicious with your favorite Traditional Sunday Italian Sauce over them.


Of course, it would be Sunday without mom's homemade fried meatballs on the breakfast table, and then the rest goes in the sauce.


We have not only fond memories but carry on those traditions year after year through the generations.


Mom even had a box of Utica's finest tomato pie on the table every Sunday, we loved it then and now.


Cavatelli is one of my homemade pasta recipes that mom taught me how to make.


This pasta made fresh is always asked for by the family every time we get together.


Scroll down and let's get started with this easy recipe!





homemade Italian cavatelli pasta made with flour, ricotta cheese hand rolled



How To Tell If Cavatelli Are Cooked



When cooking fresh, cavatelli is done when they float to the top of the boiling water.


Frozen cavatelli will take more time but they will float to the top when done also.


Serve with favorite Sunday Sauce or they are very good with olive oil and garlic and steamed broccoli over the cooked cavatelli.



homemade Italian cavatelli pasta made with flour, ricotta cheese hand rolled


Cheese



Everyone loves melted mozzarella, you can add this and bake it, or just stir it in and have it melted
throughout the pasta.


Serve with plenty of grated cheese.


homemade Italian cavatelli pasta made with flour, ricotta cheese hand rolled


Adding the spices


My kids love red pepper flakes on their pasta.


If you love a little heat, garnish with grated cheese, extra fresh chopped parsley, and red pepper flakes off to the side and let them add that themselves.


homemade Italian cavatelli pasta made with flour, ricotta cheese hand rolled


Rolling the pasta into shapes



It takes a little knack to do, just keep practicing.


Cut the ropes, taking the index and middle finger roll them toward you on a floured board.


It takes a bit of practice.




this is a homemade cavatelli Italian pasta in a large round pot, Italian dish with Traditional homemade Italian sauce on top and a serving spoon in it.

Homemade Cavatelli Pasta

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prep time: 1 hourcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 1 H & 15 M
This is a family recipe that everyone loves and asks for often, Cavatelli is lighter than most homemade pasta made with ricotta cheese.

ingredients:

  • A 16-ounce container of  Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 cups flour

instructions:

How to cook Homemade Cavatelli Pasta

  1. Put 2 1/2 cups of the flour into a bowl and make a well in the middle.
  2. Add 2 eggs and the ricotta cheese and incorporate the flour into the eggs and cheese.
  3. Knead the dough until a soft, not sticky dough is formed.
  4. Cover the dough in plastic wrap and let rest for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Roll out on board using more flour not to stick, and make long ropes.
  6.  Cut into one-inch pieces, then onto the floured board with an index finger and middle finger roll each piece towards you to get the roll of that thin center cavatelli.
  7.  It will take a few tries to get that right.
  8. Put in a lightly floured pan. As they fill up in the cookie sheets, place the whole pan in the freezer, then store in freezer bags when completely frozen and refreeze until needed.
  9. When ready to cook, boil a big pot of water generously salted and boil until the Cavatelli float to the top.
  10. Add sauce and grated cheese on top and serve.
Calories
190
Fat (grams)
19
Sat. Fat (grams)
11
Net carbs
29
Sugar (grams)
22
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homemade Italian cavatelli pasta made with flour, ricotta cheese hand rolled



this is a homemade cavatelli Italian pasta in a large round Italian dish with Traditional homemade Italian sauce on top and a serving spoon in it.



2 comments

  1. Hi Claudia, this is a great recipe for cavatelli, how did you learn about it? In Italy, Cavatelli are made with semolina not with ricotta. Yours sounds wonderfully light

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  2. I love homemade pasta. Your recipe looks amazing. I love how its made with ricotta. May have to try it out very soon :)

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