Today we want to tell you a secret about Italy: for Halloween and, in general, in autumn, we usually use pumpkins to cook amazing recipes for our families.
We want to show you our 3 favourite dishes make with pumpkins from Italian tradition.
Pumpkin ravioli are a traditional main course, typical from Mantua. It’s about filled pasta made with a fresh egg dough rolled out by hand then stuffed with a soft and creamy filling made with pumpkin, amaretti (traditional Italian biscuits made with almonds) and Parmesan cheese and fruit mustard. A special taste from sweet and spicy.
Pumpkin risotto is a specialty of Veneto cuisine that dates back to ancient times. The recipe has evolved over time with the addition of new ingredients such as spices and cheeses, resulting in regional variations.
Today, pumpkin’s risotto is a popular dish throughout Italy and abroad. It is prepared using Carnaroli or Arborio rice, vegetable broth and pumpkin, which is usually cooked with onion and spices such as nutmeg.
Under the term “gnocchi” our gastronomic tradition gathers many variants scattered throughout Italian territory (Piedmontese gnocchi, with potatoes and eggs, to Roman-style gnocchi with semolina, etc.).
Pumpkin gnocchi are made following the recipe for potato gnocchi, adding baked pumpkin to the traditional dough made with boiled potatoes, flour and eggs and, once cooked, topped with melted butter and sage.