Sunday Supper Recipes

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Following in the tradition of our own Nonna Pat’s family suppers, this week’s menu stars a heartening pasta fit for an evening spent gathered round the table: Pop open a luscious, big-bodied Pinot Noir before lingering over imported paccheri noodles topped with handcrafted tomato sauce and basil-nettle pesto, plus whole-grain bread, fresh ricotta and a sweet-tart rhubarb crumble with buttery almond topping. A wide selection of spring produce, including baby butter lettuce, radish and fennel, help accent this colorful meal.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Ricotta-Stuffed Paccheri with Marinara & Basil-Nettle Pesto
This wonderful baked pasta boasts beautiful color courtesy of a swirl of pesto.

Sautéed Turnips & Greens with Garlic
Tossed with flavorful garlic, these turnip greens are incredibly tender thanks to a quick simmer in chicken stock.

Quick-Pickled Radish & Fennel
An excellent (and easy!) addition to an antipasto platter.

Rhubarb Crumble
Topped with our signature almond crumble topping, this sweet-tart dessert makes the most of fresh spring rhubarb.

Cherry-Rhubarb Polenta Cake
Our spin on the cheery Italian-style torta di polenta cake featured in this month’s Edible Seattle magazine.

Ricotta-Stuffed Paccheri with Marinara & Basil-Nettle Pesto

This wonderful baked pasta boasts beautiful color courtesy of a swirl of pesto.

Ingredients:
1 pound paccheri noodles
2 cups Farm & Larder ricotta cheese
2 eggs
Farm & Larder Nonna Pat’s marinara sauce
Farm & Larder basil-nettle pesto
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
½ cup Grana-style cheese, such as Parmesan

Method:
1. Over medium-high heat, bring a large pot of generously-salted water to a boil. Drop in paccheri noodles and cook until just al dente, with plenty of bite left, about 5 minutes. Drain, then rinse with cold water to cool and drain again. Drizzle with a swirl of olive oil and set aside.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese and eggs, stirring thoroughly to mix and break up eggs. Season generously with salt and pepper.

3. In large glass or ceramic baking dish, spoon in 1-2 tablespoons marinara to coat bottom. With a wooden spoon or spatula, stuff about 4 tablespoons ricotta mixture into each paccheri, working one at a time, laying out stuffed noodles in the baking dish. When finished, top with Nonna Pat’s marinara and lightly spread to cover with noodles. Drizzle with basil-nettle pesto, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

4. Bake in a preheated oven at 350° for 20-25 minutes, or until cheese has melted and sauce is bubbly.

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