Orecchiette with mortadella Involtini

Using the traditional pasta from Puglia, you can create this lively dish of flavors with a Veroni’s favorite cured meat.


To serve 4 people you will need the following ingredients:

  • 8 Slices Veroni Mortadella
  • 350g Orecchiette pasta
  • 50g Pecorino Cheese
  • 2 Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Tomato Pure
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Diced Onion
  • Chives
  • Parsley
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Grated Pecorino Cheese


1. Slice the boiled eggs into quarters and the Pecorino cheese into strips. Remove parsley leaves from the stem.
2. lay out a piece of mortadella and place a quarter off egg, slices of pecorino cheese, a few leaves of parsley and season with salt and pepper.
3. Close-up the mortadella involtini by folding in two edges towards the centre and overlap the remaining edges creating a parcel which can be secured closed using a spring of chives.
4. In a pan, heat olive oil and add the onions, sweating them till translucent. add in the Tomato Pure and seasoning with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and leave to simmer for 30min.
5. Towards the last 5min of cooking the tomato sauce, add in the involtini
6. Fill a pot with water and bring to a boil adding a generous amount of salt. Cook the orecchiette, strain and return to the pot.
7. Mix the tomato sauce into the cooked pasta, leaving behind the involtini. Divide between serving bowls and top with the involtini and enjoy!


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