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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    • says

      Martha, I looked at those piles of fava beans (and their green tops) at Portland Farmers Market for far too long before succumbing. As it turns out, there’s a reason people rave about fava beans. :-)

  1. says

    I have never heard of this pasta before but I am totally loving it. I sometimes get tired of the same ol same ol spaghetti, fettucini and linguini. I like that these are short but still kinda noodly. Must look for them! Do you find them in the regular grocery store?
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  2. says

    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.

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