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Pear and Ricotta Filled Fagottini

Ricotta and Pear Filled Pasta Sacks

Fagottini (little pasta sacks) are a charming variation to more common types of filled pasta, and make a beautiful presentation. Ricotta cheese and pears are a marriage made in heaven. I always find myself eating half the filling before I’ve finished the recipe. It’s delicious!
Course Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pears
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 1507kcal
Author Wendy


  • Ingredients
  • For the filling:
  • 250 grams Ricotta cheese drained, 250 grams (9 ounces)
  • 30 grams Parmesan cheese freshly grated, 30 grams (1 ounce)
  • 1 small firm pear slightly under ripe
  • For the pasta:
  • 200 grams All Purpose Flour* 200 grams (7 ounces)
  • *Note: Alternatively use 2/3 all purpose flour and 1/3 semolina flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 tbsp pasta cooking water only if needed to thin out the sauce


For the filling:

  • Core the pear and cut into tiny cubes.
  • Mix the pear with the ricotta and Parmesan cheese and set aside.

For the pasta:

  • Prepare the pasta according to preparation instructions for the Basic Pasta recipe.
  • On a floured work surface roll out the dough into an almost paper-thin sheet.
  • Cut out 12 centimeter (5 inch) rounds using a pasta cutter or any other round cutting substitute such as a small bowl.
  • Cover the rounds with a dishtowel and work about ten rounds per time to keep the rounds from drying out.
  • To fill the pasta, place 1 heaping teaspoon of filling on each round.
  • Use a small basting brush to moisten the border of each round.
  • With your fingertips pinch the pasta rounds together just above the filling, leaving the very top of the round open.
  • You should end up with what looks like little bundles or sacks.
  • The pasta can be frozen for future use at this point; do not thaw before cooking the pasta.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 1507kcal | Carbohydrates: 188g | Protein: 71g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 475mg | Sodium: 821mg | Potassium: 804mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1820IU | Vitamin C: 7.7mg | Calcium: 968mg | Iron: 12.3mg