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Apr 8, 2011 11:18 AM

Pasta dish (meatless) to go with Easter Ham?

That's my assignment. For 8-10. Mushroom? Spinach? Not too cheese-heavy, please. I can assemble at home, drive for an hour and cook on-site. There's a ton of recipes out there, and I'm having a hard time deciding... Thank you!

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      1. re: Sarah

        Of course it's hot! You cook the ravioli on site and heat the marinara or butter and sage. Pass Romano at the table. I would never serve ravioli cold.

    1. Ravioli. That was always our traditional Italian starter to Easter dinner. You could serve it with a marinara sauce, or burro e salvia (butter and sage), which requires no cooking. Nothing easier of more delicious. If you can make the ravioli yourself, mores the better.

      1. How about a nice pesto sauce over the pasta of your choice. I use pesto on penne pasta as well as angel hair. With ham I think I'd use angel hair.
        All you need to do is cook the pasta on site and toss the pesto with the hot pasta. I know stove time can be a bit tricky for holiday gatherings but the angel hair would cook up in no time.
        I like to make pesto with a combination of basil and Italian parsley.

        1. I think a risotto or faux-risotto (made with orzo pasta) would be delicious - maybe using some nice spring vegetables like asparagus tips, pea puree, etc.

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          1. re: biondanonima

            The pesto and the orzo ideas sound great. Oy, more choices...

          2. Isn't there some noodle and prune dish associated with Easter or the week before?