Favorite recipes with fresh pasta
- juliejulez May 21, 2013 08:44 PM
So, I received the pasta roller attachments for my KitchenAid from a very generous friend for my birthday. It has the sheet roller, the linguine roller, and the spaghetti roller. I'm looking forward to making fresh pasta. I'm also guessing I can make raviolis pretty easily using the sheet roller and then cutting the rest by hand.
So, what are your favorite recipes to use with fresh pasta? I have carbonara and bolognese on the brain already.
Consider some ravioli recipes using the sheets.
Can't go wrong with carbonara and bolognese but consider plain old spaghetti and (good) meatballs. By the way, I see bolognese recipes often calling for pappardelle, which I find to be too much pasta on the plate for me. You would probably have to hand cut it too. Lastly, I recently made pasta with canned tuna, lemon, capers and cream that exceeded my expectations (admittedly my expectations were low) - search Food52 for the recipe.
Carbonara and bolognese are my two favorites, but I also like spaghetti all'aglio e olio or cacio e pepe with fresh pasta, since they are simple and really let the fresh pasta shine. I also like fresh pasta for non-traditional lasagne (like butternut squash and sage with goat cheese). You can experiment with colored/flavored pastas as well (spinach, carrot, beet, etc.).
I have that set of attachments myself, but I almost never use the cutters - I find with fresh pasta, I generally make things that either require sheets or a wider noodle that I can hand cut.
Yeah, ravioli are great -- the filling options are endless. Pretty much anything ricotta-based with your herb of choice + add your favorite cheese to the mix.
I made taleggio ravioli once. Heaven.
Or just pasta rags -- cut/tear up the sheets into smaller pieces and just toss with browned butter & sage, or wild mushroom ragu, or gorgonzola sauce.
Trust me, experimenting with different fillings is the fun part :-)