Italy Recipes – Passatelli

For 4 people


  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 ½ oz (80g) breadcrumbs
  • 4oz (100g) freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • salt
  • large pinch of grated nutmeg


Place the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, nutmeg and a pinch of salt in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs and carefully mix together with your hands until it forms a soft dough-like consistency.

Allow the dough to rest for approximately 20 mins in a cool place. Once ready, place through a potato ricer to create short noodle-style pasta shapes.

The pasta should then be carefully placed into a large saucepan of boiling chicken stock. Once the passatelli have risen to the surface, they are ready to eat.

Serve with a fresh tomato and basil sauce.