Typical recipe of Southern Italy: Potato Pasta

Potato pasta is a classic recipe of Neapolitan cuisine which has also acquired a large part of the culinary traditions of the entire Campania, reaching a balance between flat (pasta, vegetables, dairy products) and seafood (fish, crustaceans, molluscs). Neapolitan cuisine still retains a repertoire of dishes, ingredients and preparations that characterize a unique cultural identity.

During Xmas time, I bough so many potatoes. This recipe is an alternative to eat potatoes at home.

potato pasta served with parmesan

Difficulty: easy

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 30-40 minutes

Ingredients 2-3 people : 

  • 6 medium potatoes
  • 5 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 2 vegetable stocks
  • extra virgin oil of olive
  • tomatoes  pure’
  • dried or fresh parsley chopped
  • small pasta 30-40 per person

Preparation of this typical italian recipe of south of Italy:

  • Wash and cut the potatoes into cubes.
  • Add the potatoes to a medium casserole.
  • Wash and cut cherry tomatoes.
  • Add the tomatoes to the casserole.
  • Add the parsley
  • Add chopped onion to the casserole.
  • Cover all the vegetable with water and heat the gas on.
  • Add one vegetable stock or salt to taste.
  • Add the tomatoes pure’.
  • Let the vegetable cook until the potatoes are tender.
  • Taste the liquid, because the potatoes keep the salt. If it is unsalted, add another vegetable stock cube to the casserole. 
  • Add the small pasta to the casserole and let it cook until al dente.
  • Tip: I added 80 g small Italian pasta.
  • Tip: Count 40 gr of pastina per person.
  • Add a spoon of oiL few minutes before serving the potato pasta.
  • Serve potato pasta in large bowl and add some parmesan on the top. Then serve on each plate.

This is a cheap recipe and really tasty recipe. I really hope you will like as much I did.

Alessandra Simple Recipes

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