Gnocchi sardi, known in Sardegna as “malloreddus”, are the most typical pasta in this region. Their shape is similar to a shell and they are versatile, in fact they are eaten with many sauces.
Gnocchi Sardi Con Salsiccia
400g gnocchi sardi,
extra virgin olive oil,
tomato sauce 1kg.
Brown in a frying pan sausages basil and parsley, add tomato sauce an cook for 20 minutes.
Boil gnocchi sardi in salted water, drain and flavour with the sauce, stir well and add crated parmigiano.
Rigatoni with broccoli
Sometimes you’re in a hurry and need something delicious to put on the table…and fast. Now you have your go-to recipe! This flavorful and incredibly simple pasta dish can be made using ingredients you already have in your cupboards. Serve with a side dish and garlic bread, and you can’t go wrong! Your husband will think you slaved away in the kitchen for hours. Plus, it’s so yummy your kids will never know they’re eating vegetables. And with broccoli on sale this week at Sunset for 69 cents a pound, it’s inexpensive, too. So what are you waiting for?
The recipe calls for fresh Parmesan, which is obviously delicious, but if you’re in a bind some out of the shaker will work too. Enjoy!
8 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound fresh broccoli florets
1 cup vegetable broth
1 cup chopped fresh basil
1 pound rigatoni pasta
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
- In large skillet heat oil and butter. Gently brown garlic, add broccoli and saute gently for 2 to 3 minutes. Add broth; cover and simmer until broccoli is tender.
- Toss the broccoli mixture with the basil and cooked pasta. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese on top.
First, make the Bolognese:
Warm the olive oil in a pan on a medium heat, then add the onion, carrot and celery, and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes until softened but not burnt.
Crumble the minced beef into the pan, and stir to brown the meat. Season and cook for a further 5 minutes.
Add the Chopped Tomatoes and Tomato Purée then turn the heat down and cover the pan, and cook on a low heat so that it’s bubbling gently. Let it simmer for 30 – 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, and add a little water after about 20 minutes if it looks too dry.
When the Bolognese is almost ready, cook the Pasta in a large pan of boiling water, adding a pinch of salt, for 7 to 9 minutes. When the Pasta is how you like it – ‘al dente’, or slightly softer – drain the Pasta.
Now, choose either:
The Italian way: add the sauce to the Pasta, mix them together then serve.
Sprinkle with Cook Italian Grated Parmigiano Reggiano for the truly Italian touch.
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