Thursday, October 16, 2008

Let's Talk Leftovers...Maltagliati Pasta

We're talking about the leftovers before we talk about the main course....We used our triple treat pumpkin and made our pumpkin ravioli a few weeks ago. That story is coming soon, but first let's talk about the leftovers! After we made our pumpkin ravioli, we saved the random scraps of pasta that were leftover in the fridge overnight.

The next day we boiled the pasta scraps...

and tossed them with melted butter, pepper, and freshly grated parmigiano reggiano cheese.

Delicious!!! It was like the original macaroni and cheese- only infinitely better! And the name for this traditional dish that makes the most wonderful use of leftovers is: maltagliati pasta- which means badly cut pasta.

Buon Appetito!