Prep Time: 1 hour
Cooking: 7-8 minutes
Cavatelli is a typical Southern Italian homemade pasta with a unique tube-like shape. The world cavatelli means something carved and describes the socket in the middle of this pasta, the perfect place for sauce to stick! The dough is made of durum wheat flour and water, without the addition of any egg and no pasta machine is necessary. Cavatelli pasta has a firm texture, traditionally paired with broccoli or other vegetables, it’s perfect also with a simple tomato sauce or a rich bolognese sauce. Made by hand by old-fashioned mamma, you can make cavatelli dough using a stand mixer; it’s a very forgiving dough and can be used to make orecchiette, another landmark in Italian tradition, so give it a try!