Strozzapreti Pasta with Fava Bean Greens Pesto, Spicy Italian Sausage & Toasted Walnuts

Strozzapreti Pasta with Fava Bean Greens Pesto, Spicy Italian Sausage & Toasted Walnuts

Strozzapreti (stroh-tzuh-PRAY-tee) is one of my all-time favorite pastas. Its 1-inch length and rolled S-shape captures and holds the sauce, while its chewy texture adds character and interest to any pasta dish. It’s always in my pantry.

Strozzapreti Pasta

In searching out imported pastas with this distinctive rolled shape, I have likewise become enamored with casarecci (cah-sah-RECH-ee) pasta (also known as casarecce or casariccia pasta), which consists of 2-inch lengths of pasta that are rolled in much the same way as strozzapreti. If you look at the pasta from an end, it has an S shape.

Cooked Strozzapreti, Fava Beans Greens Pesto & Italian Sausage

And then just this week, I encountered torchietti (tor-KYEH-tee) pasta, which is 2-inches in length, grooved, and twisted in one direction only, sometimes with a wider, bell shape on one end.

Adding Fava Bean Greens to Strozzapreti Pasta with Fava Bean Greens Pesto, Spicy Italian Sausage & Toasted Walnuts

Any of these pastas work beautifully in this over-the-top delicious dish, which I created for my latest pesto addiction: Fava Bean Greens, Walnut & Orange Pesto.

Strozzapreti Pasta with Fava Bean Greens Pesto, Spicy Italian Sausage & Toasted Walnuts Ready to Serve

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About Susan S. Bradley

Intrepid cook, food writer, culinary instructor, author of Pacific Northwest Palate: Four Seasons of Great Cooking, and founder of the Northwest Culinary Academy.

Comments

  1. Jeffrey Rodeigues says:

    oh wow, looks delicious, I totally making some for myself :D

  2. This pasta is so nice and easy to make and it sounds so good! I am definitely going to have to keep an eye out for fava bean greens!

  3. I have been browsing and would have to say that we are kindred spirits in the kitchen. Some day I may make it to Oregon, you never know.

  4. Gorgeous! This pasta looks SO delicious!

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