You can make these bundles with homemade pasta, or simply use store-bought lasagna noodles!




20 BUNDLES, OR 4 PER PERSON FOR 5 PEOPLE

PASTA
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 eggs
pinch of salt

PASTA BUNDLES
½ cup ricotta cheese or fresh
basket cheese
½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated fine
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
½ small onion, grated
¼ cup roasted red pepper, diced
4 tablespoons butter, salted
1½ cups fresh fava beans,
blanched, peeled
½ cup fresh bread crumbs
1 teaspoon lemon zest, fine
2 teaspoons fresh mint,
chopped fine
2 teaspoons fresh tarragon,
chopped fine
20 pasta squares (3"x 3") or fresh
water, for sealing pasta
  1. FOR THE HOMEMADE PASTA: Make a well in the middle of the flour; add in eggs, olive oil, and salt.
  2. Gradually add the flour to the eggs with a stir of the fork until the pasta starts coming together and then knead until smooth.
  3. Cover and let rest for about 1 hour.
  4. FOR THE BUNDLES: In small skillet, sweat onions in 1 tablespoon butter.
  5. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes
  6. Combine ricotta cheese, Parmesan, dijon, lemon zest, mint, and cooked onions. Stir until everything is combined evenly.
  7. To make bundles: spray pasta square lightly with room temperature water.
  8. Place 1 teaspoon of cheese mixture in center of square.
  9. Fold pasta square in half, then fold the top over and pinch the folded part back to connect the edges. (It will look like a flying nun’s hat.)
  10. Place the finished pasta on a sheet pan with fine cornmeal or semolina to keep from sticking together or to the pan.
  11. Cook the pasta bundles in boiling salted water. They're cooked when the bundles float.
  12. While cooking pasta, make butter sauce; melt 3 tablespoons butter in a medium skillet over medium heat.
  13. Add fava beans; cook 2–3 minutes, coating beans in butter.
  14. Ladle about ½ cup of pasta water into the skillet; bring to a simmer and cook 1 minute.
  15. Once bundles are cooked, remove from boiling water and toss in the butter sauce.
  16. Adjust seasoning.
  17. Serve and top with bread crumbs, tarragon, and lemon zest.

TIP:

You can either make your pasta squares from scratch, use fresh lasagna sheets cut into squares, or egg roll wrappers (wonton wrappers made with egg— typically found in the freezer section at your local grocery store). 



Photography by Alexandra Grablewski

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